We are excited to announce that we are in the testing phase of the
1.0-BETA4 release. Currently, we have verified correct operation on two
of our Tier 1 architectures: ppc, and pmmx. We hope to finish testing
on the other Tier 1 architectures today, and then 1.0-BETA4 will be
ready for release!
We are also the first Linux distribution to ship Thunderbird 68, and the
first OS of any kind to ship Thunderbird 68 for 64-bit PowerPC.
== Packaging ==
A. Wilcox (awilfox@):
* Updated 220 packages to their latest versions, including Firefox, KDE
Applications to 19.08.0, Node.js, the Thunderbird email client, and
various XFCE applications.
* Amended the configuration of easy-kernel to support all available
wireless LAN chipsets. Additionally, enabled more AGP options for pmmx.
* Fixed the final issue preventing some 64-bit PowerPCs from booting
when using the GRUB 2 bootloader.
* Split xfsprogs into xfsprogs-base, which contains most utilities, and
xfsprogs, which contains the `xfs_scrub` command. This resulted in a
reduction in almost 30 MiB for the size of the Live CDs, because
`xfs_scrub` was the only Live CD command present that used the ICU
* Added support for the AMD K6/Athlon and Pentium MMX/2/3 CPUs to Qt 5
QML. This allows KDE Plasma 5 to run on non-Pentium 4 pmmx machines.
Luis Ressel (aranea@):
* Fixed an issue in skalibs that could cause incorrect configuration in
the s6-linux-init early-boot environment.
Max Rees (sroracle@):
* Fixed security issues in the Apache Web server and the PostgreSQL
* Updated Netsurf, Vala, VIM, XRandR, and XTerm to their latest versions.
* Fixed a regression in XTerm that caused display issues with tmux.
Samuel Holland (smaeul@):
* Updated the `ripgrep` utility to its latest version.
All the best,
A. Wilcox (awilfox)
Project Lead, Adélie Linux