Saturday, December 31. 2011
The Chakra New Year
We Wish in 2012
The Chakra Project Team
Saturday, December 24. 2011
The Chakra christmas
Oh, holy night, KDE is brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Chakra's birth
Long lay the world in sin and error, pining
Till KDE appeared and the soul felt it's worth
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn'
Fall on your knees, oh, hear the Angels' voices
Oh, night divine, oh, night when Chakra was born
Best Wishes from the Chakra Project Team
Tuesday, December 20. 2011
Chakra Gtk Config is now KDE Gtk Configurator, the development has been taken by Aleix Pol, KDE developer and moved upstream.
Our package Gtk-Integration will be modified soon providing the new version of this KCM.
The Chakra-Gtk-Config KCM as been ... Posted by Manuel Tortosa at 22:20 - Comments (0) Trackbacks (0)
Tuesday, December 20. 2011
In the December mailing, the Community Team of sf.net listed the 25 fastest-growing projects. However, It is neglected to say what those projects actually were. Their names got listed and linked to them, and that was it. Several people wrote to complain about this omission. It is sured not to be repeated in the months to come. Meanwhile, hereâ€™s a more useful list. These are the 25 projects that grew the fastest in November, where â€œgrowthâ€ is defined as downloads.
We acknowledge that this is not the most accurate way to measure project growth. Other factors, such as commits, number of participants on the mailing lists, number of tickets opened and closed, might more accurately reflect actual project growth. Downloads has the advantage of being easier to measure. We are, however, working on various ways to measure project health objectively, and hope to have something to show for it early next year.
Blog: 25 fastest-growing projects
Sunday, December 18. 2011
In the search for the best release schedule for a semi-rolling Distro, the Chakra-Project team decided in August to follow a simple routine of basing the release schedule loosely on the KDE SC release model. With this third and final Edn release, we are confident, this is the correct way to go. As with any rolling Distro, there is no final ISO, every ISO is just a snapshot of the stable repo's at that time.
Edn was based on KDE 4.7, 4.7.4 is the final of this series, and with 4.8 a new name will be introduced.
You can read the release notes for the major changes in this release, some minor enhancements you will find include a default search engine set in Rekonq, a switch to icontasks as panel task-manager, the inclusion of Tomyo-tools to provide an UI for MAC hardening and a switch to Tomahawk for music player on the DVD.
Hopefully 2012 will bring the needed finishing touches to Tribe, and the introduction of Akabei as the package manager.
The Chakra Development Team is proud to announce the third and final release of Edn, Chakra GNU/Linux featuring Linux 3.1 and KDE 4.7.
Edn has followed the KDE 4.7 releases, and with KDE 4.8 a new name will be used. With this release KDE is updated to 4.7.4, kernel to Linux 3.1.4. The sound group has been rebuild/updated, latest networkmanagement and mesa-stack are also included. Chakra is now offering a DVD and CD version.
The CD version is to get to a minimal working KDE desktop, with only a text-editor, file-manager, web-browser and a simple media player installed, no further apps, no language packs. The DVD version includes all the language packs, most of standard KDE apps, libre-office 3.4.4, tomahawk, xbmc, calibre, printer support, minitube, k3b to name a few.
With this release we offer:
For all our GTK fans we added some more popular GTK-apps as bundles. You can download them from our bundle page and run them with a simple double-click right away.
A good start is to read our Wiki or visit our Forums. To create reliable installation media, please follow the instructions in the wiki. Chakra's ISO's do not support unetbootin, and CD/DVD's need a burn speed no higher then 4x.
Download: Images at SourceForge
Wiki: bootable USB-FlashDrive creation
Wiki: Alternate bootable USB-FlashDrive creation
Chakra Beginners Guide
Wednesday, December 7. 2011
The last release of the KDE 4.7.4 series has past the tests, and is moving to stable. This was largely a bug fix release, don't expect any new features.
Along with this move a few other groups (network, gdbm, mesa updates), which have been tested a longer time have moved to stable. All in all, close to 800 packages have moved, needless to say, this is an update to perform with sudo pacman -Syu, read the instructions/questions pacman poses carefully, and this should be a smooth update. There are some replaces, answer questions about those with "yes".
Do not use appset-qt for these kind of updates, the replaces are not always handled correctly by appset-qt.
Tuesday, December 6. 2011
Sometimes integrating your Gtk applications with the Plasma Workspaces is not easy, that's why we created some time ago a K Control Module called Chakra-Gtk-Config which makes it possible to configure your Gtk Bundles and applications without actually having installed the Gtk package in your system.
KDE already started an interesting project, the awesome engine called Oxygen Gtk which is a perfect clone of the Qt Oxygen engine for Gtk.
The missing puzzle piece is a proper icon theme, a real clone of the Oxygen Icons theme completely suitable for Gtk and Gtk based DE, and here it is.
The Oxygen Gtk Icons Theme started using as base the theme Oxygen Refit2, a very complete Gtk icons set, specially made to fit 1:1 the KDE default icons set.
You can test the whole pack installing our gtk-integration package, available for testing at our [testing] repository.
Friday, December 2. 2011
A bug in Tribe (which is found and fixed, but won't be visible until the next ISO), caused that nouveau-dri is not removed on installs were users select the catalyst driver for their install. This is causing a conflict now with updating catalyst, giving an error that catalyst-utils and libgl are in conflict.
To correct this issue, please remove nouveau-dri, when you run a system with ATI/Radeon graphics, and the catalyst driver:
sudo pacman -R nouveau-dri
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