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release_announcement_5.0 [2019/02/08 23:31]
release_announcement_5.0 [2017/11/11 22:47] (current)
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 +===== Vinux 5.0 release announcement =====
 + 
 +The Vinux team is pleased to announce the availability of the Vinux 5.0 desktop image.
 + 
 +This release features not just the Unity Desktop, but Gnome-shell and the ever popular Gnome 2 fork called Mate. 
 + 
 +Though we primarily will support Unity only.
 + 
  
 +Remember we recommend that when possible users perform updates on a regular basis. ​
 + 
 +This will enable the Vinux team to update packages, and introduce new features.
 + 
 +Vinux 5.0 is based upon Ubuntu Trusty Tahr 14.0.4.3 LTS.
 + 
 +
 +===== Some of the highlights in Vinux 5.0 =====
 + 
 +New re-designed Vinux boot logo.
 + 
 +
 +Up to date accessibility infrastructure.
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 +Current Gnome-Orca and accessibility framework.
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 +Improvements with Nautilus file manager when processing large folders.
 +
 + 
 +
 +===== Known bugs =====
 + 
 +We are unable to include the Vinux 4.0 console speech changes due to Vinux 5.0 not using consolekit any longer, please see http://​wiki.vinuxproject.org/​speechd-up for more information.
 + 
 +
 +To use speechd-up log in to your desktop session and run sudo speechd-up from a gnome-terminal or add a startup item to do it automatically upon login. ​
 +
 +There seems to be a bug in the console if you use speakup-tools to save local speakup settings.
 + 
 +How ever as a work around you can still gain access using sudo or root.
 +
 + 
 +===== Software =====
 +
 +Firefox 41
 + 
 +Thunderbird 38.3
 + 
 +Unity 7.2.4
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 +Gnome-shell 3.10.4
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 +Mate 1.8
 + 
 +LibreOffice 4.2.8
 + 
 + ​Gnome-orca 3.18.1
 + 
 +Espeak 1.48
 + 
 +Brltty 5.2
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 +Speech-dispatcher 0.8.3
 + 
 +Evince 3.12.2
 + 
 +Liblouis 2.6.2
 + 
 +Clam av 0.98.7
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 +Kernel 3.19
 + 
 + 
 +
 +===== Availability =====
 + 
 +Vinux 5.0 is available in the AMD64 and i386 architectures ​
 + 
 +  They contain everything necessary to install the Vinux operating system and a collection of pre-defined packages aimed at vision impaired users. ​
 + 
 +This should be all you need if you can burn and use DVD sized media.
 + 
 + Vinux 5.0 can be installed from optical media or from a USB pen drive. The required files can be downloaded via HTTP as entailed below.
 + 
 +===== Support =====
 + 
 +This is a long term support release, the Vinux development team encourages users to download and install Vinux 5.0
 + 
 + We are unable to commit to a support date due to lacking development resources.
 +
 +===== Contacting US =====
 +
 +Our mailing list has a supportive community on Google groups at http://​groups.google.com/​group/​vinux-support or you can subscribe by sending an email to vinux-support+subscribe@googlegroups.com
 + 
 +Follow us on Twitter @vinuxnews.
 + 
 +We are on Facebook
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 +http://​www.facebook.com/​Vinux.AccessibleLinux/​
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 +http://​www.facebook.com/​groups/​vinux/​
 +
 + 
 +
 +===== Acknowledgements =====
 + 
 +  * Rob Whyte, ​ Vinux project manager.
 + 
 +  * Luke Yelavich. Development team leader.
 + 
 +  * Bill Taylor. Testing team leader.
 + 
 +  * Karen Searle for proofreading and editing our documentation,​ website and wiki. Also for designing our new logo.
 + 
 +  * The Vinux team would also like to thank Christopher Chaltain, Burt Henry, Peter Tesar and members of the Vinux mailing lists for their ongoing support.
 +
 +===== MD5 Checksums: =====
 + 
 +* vinux-5.0-amd64.iso e94ef69b512c3ff57aa0210b1444f7e6
 + 
 +* vinux-5.0-i386.isoca44281622246336ecdf9842f62383e5 ​
 + 
 +===== Downloading Vinux =====
 + 
 +Vinux has chosen Source forge for our preferred downloads.
 + 
 +This way users can gain fast access to over 17 mirrors and give us feedback to user statistics.
 +
 +http://​sourceforge.net/​projects/​vinuxproject/​
 + 
 +Thank you for supporting the Vinux project.
 + 
 +Kind regards
 + 
 +Rob Whyte
 + 
 +Vinux project manager
 +