Another exciting week has past already! Can you believe it? Well here’s the latest updates to the PCLinuxOS repository over the past week.
The Enlightenment (E-17) desktop packages got a full update this week bringing in the latest snapshot from the E-17 developers. If you are wanting a nice eye candy desktop without the bloat then install task-enlightenment from the Synaptic Software Manager. Log out to the KDE or GDM log in manager, click on session, change to E17 then log in as usual.
Notable New Packages this week include:
gadmin- A suite of administrator tools written in GTK2 were imported into the repository including gadmin-dhcpd, gadmin-squid, gadmin-sendmail, gadmin-samba, gadmin-rsync, gadmin-proftpd, gadmin-httpd and gadmin-bind.
Bluemindo – a really simple but powerful audio player in Python/PyGTK, using Gstreamer. It can downloads albums or artists pictures and lyrics as doing desktop notifications or sending music to your Last.fm profile or on your Jabber account (via PEP).
Chromium-browser – the new browser from Google. Chromium replaces the google-chrome package as we now have a native port to PCLinuxOS instead of a transplanted deb package.
Gevice – a tool for the administration of a network device. It is designed for being used in the GNOME Desktop.
Jpcap – a Java library for capturing and sending network packets from Java applications.
Monosim – a simple application that can be used to read, write, update, delete and backup your sim card contacts.
OpenCPN – a concise ChartPlotter/Navigator program.
Osmo – a handy personal organizer which includes calendar, tasks manager and address book modules.
Stuffkeeper – a generic catalog program.
TeamSpeak – as flexible, powerful, scalable software which enables people to speak with one another over the Internet.
Ihatethecashew – get rid of the cashew on your KDE 4 desktop
plasma-desktop-themes – added 9 plasma desktop themes for the KDE 4 desktop
In testing this week:
MadWifi – updated driver from svn for the Atheros Wireless devices.
Kernel- 188.8.131.52 – Updated to 184.108.40.206 kernel with many updates such as lirc support, hdpvr support, ndiswrapper, eeepc-laptop support, and much much more.
Scribus- 220.127.116.11 – a DTP (Desktop Publishing) application in the tradition of Xpress, Pagemaker or similar.
X11 driver updates – including nv, ati and openchrome xorg drivers.
Notable package updates this week include:
GIMP – updated to 2.6.7 – an image manipulation program suitable for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
HardInfo – updated to 0.5.1 – a system profiler for Linux systems. It can display information about the hardware and software.
Impro-Visor – updated to 4.06 – a music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose.
Midori – updated to 0.1.9 – a lightweight GTK+ 2 web browser based on WebKitGtk
Pidgin – updated to 2.6.1 - allows you to talk to anyone using a variety of messaging protocols, including AIM (Oscar and TOC), ICQ, IRC, Yahoo!,
Pinky-Tagger – updated to 2.3.3 - a mass tagger for Linux written in C++ using the Qt4 widget set.
Wine doors – updated to 0.1.3 is an application designed to assist users in obtaining, installing, uninstalling and working around the caveats associated with wine applications.
That’s all for now. See ya next week. Same bat channel. Same b