Wednesday, May 21. 2014
The Chakra team is proud to announce the first release of Chakra Descartes series, which will follow the 4.13 KDE releases.
We are excited to include the new artwork set by Malcer, codenamed Sirius. The whole Chakra experience has been improved in every detail, from the GRUB theme to the KDE Desktop.
Furthermore, Chakra has in the meantime moved to a new server. This choice has had a huge impact on our users and also on our internal infrastucture. A lot of effort has been put into improving our tools, resulting in them being now both more functional as well as easier to maintain. Our buildsystem received several improvements and our repositories are being prepared for a move to Akabei, the new package manager we plan to introduce in the near future.
In addition, thanks to the collaboration of the Chakra team with arnt (author of Octopi, a pacman GUI), we are pleased to announce that the fork we used up to now, Oktopi, has been merged with the latest version of Octopi. This will benefit our users, since they will take advantage of all the latest improvements implemented by upstream.
This new release includes new features and updates as follows:
KDE Software Compilation:
Chakra Tools: .
New Applications added by default
The extra repository, which is disabled by default, provides the must-have GTK-based applications and their dependencies. . To enable it, please use the kcm-pacman-repoeditor or octopi. Instructions for manually changing this can be found on this step by step guide. For more information, check Managing Repositories in the documentation.
Please have in mind that our installer, Tribe, does not currently officially support UEFI, RAID, LVM and GPT, although you might find some workarounds in our forums.
To create reliable installation media, please follow the instructions on the wiki. Chakra ISO images do not support unetbootin, and DVDs need to be burned at a speed no higher than 4×.
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