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Elive 1.5.0 beta released

The Elive Team is proud to announce
the release of beta version 1.5.0

 
Warning: This is a very experimental Elive iso. The boot system is entirely rewritten, working but not finished. A lot of auto-detection/configuration parts are not implemented yet. This version is not ready to be installed, this is a release for testers and collaborators who want to discuss it at the Elive Testers Group

This version includes some misc features like:

 
  • Debian Testing: Ever wanted more updated packages on Elive? ok, we switch to “Lenny” that has A LOT of packages (all?) are updated! We can’t describe them all here, if you want more information about this switch, have a look at the actual ideas on this temporary page
  • Elive installer: When you select a partition to install Elive on, and it already has a version of Linux on it (ANY version, and you want to replace it), and it uses a separate /home partition, there’s an option to ‘migrate’ this system. This means that basic configurations and all the users with the files are transferred to your new Elive installation. Note: This feature is working but not fully implemented, we need testers, especially with ubuntu systems.
  • More special hotkeys for special laptops working by default (we need testers!).
  • Firefox: Nice feature that show thumbnails of the sites in your search results of google!
  • A more integrated system of translations in Elive. Anybody is VERY welcome to be a translator, you just need to send a email to {{elivemail}} with a username and a password to use, Thank you for helping us with Elive and have it translated into your native language! :)


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The world has not ended, so now… Be Elive!

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We appreciate your feedbacks about the overall speed/lightness of the system compared to last stable version of Elive. You can say something in our chat channel directly from the running system. If you detect any lagging in the system please consider different setups like disabling composite (which you can select on the startup of the graphical system) in order to report improvements. We would also appreciate feedbacks about composite enabled or disabled in old computers, suggestions for better performances, and memory usage compared to Topaz.

Note that these development releases don’t include the Elive Installer yet because it’s not ready, we also didn’t include the proprietary drivers for now (Nvidia/fglrx) but the opensource drivers should detect your hardware and configure your system perfectly.

You can Download this version at the development section.

Please remember that this is an alpha version of Elive which is uncomplete and may have errors, if you want to see a polished result of Elive try the Stable version instead.

Give us a comment in our chat channel, you can also improve Elive by yourself in github.
Help us to make Elive even better!

“Dream your life.
Elive your dream”