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release_announcement_2.1 [2019/02/08 23:31]
release_announcement_2.1 [2017/11/11 22:47] (current)
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 +===== Vinux 2.1 Leviathan released =====
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 +I am happy to announce the release of Vinux 2.1 Leviathan! This is a monstrous hybrid of the Vinux CLI max edition, the standard GUI edition and a wide range of additional applications including Open Office 3.0, the Evolution mail client, the Inkscape vector graphics package, the Scribus desktop publishing tools, the Bluefish webpage editor, the Gambas 2 IDE as well as much more. 
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 +Obviously not all of these extra tools are accessible to speech/​braille users, but partially sighted users can access them with the screen magnifier. ​
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 +This is a very large iso (1.7GB) so you will need a reasonably fast broadband connection to download it.
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 +I didn't originally intend to release this for public use, it started out as an attempt to create a personalised version of Vinux for my own use. Then as it came together I began to think that other people may want to use it as well.
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 +I created it using a hastily modified version of the CLI build script which starts with the standard 2.0 GUI version, adds all of the CLI tools and utilities included in the CLI '​max'​ version and well as a large number of useful GUI applications that I use on a regular basis. ​
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 +I then had to do a little manual configuration before remastering it to DVD. It turned out to be an interesting little project that I managed to complete in one weekend. Now the hard bit - merging the CLI and GUI build scripts so that it is possible to make either version or even a hybrid GUI/CLI edition using the same script.
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 +Tony Sales
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