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Congratulations to the entire Foresight Linux team for releasing their version 1.3, timed to be released with GNOME 2.18.2!!!

Some of the new features are:

image0GNOME: This is the third Foresight Linux release with GNOME 2.18 (after 2.18.0 & 2.18.1), and contains minor fixes and improvements.

image1Desktop Search: With Beagle 0.2.17 and tweaked for Foresight Linux, we continue to improve the ability to search your computer.

image2Web browsing: We have upgraded Epiphany web browser to version 2.18.2.

image3First Boot Process: The outdated Firstboot mechanism has been replaced by our modified version of autoconfig from Knoppix to configure X.Org, and creating the first user is done by Firstrun. This will make it even easier for users to install Foresight.

image4Chat: … with Pidgin (formerly known as GAIM) updated to version 2.0.1. Pidgin supports multiple chat protocols such as Jabber, MSN, AIM, ICQ, IRC and more.

image5HAL: was updated to 0.5.9. HAL, the Hardware Abstraction Layer, has updates for a number of devices. This should make Foresight compatible with more peripherals.

image6X.Org 7.2: The new graphical server makes it easier for users by automatically installing monitors and video cards without editing configuration files.

image7 The latest Compiz 3D window manager, installed by default on Foresight Linux

image8Package Manager: The Conary package manager has been updated to the latest version, 1.2.27. Conary is a full featured distributed package manager similar to RPM or dpkg, featuring the ability to install software, manage dependencies and even rollback to previously installed versions.

Important Bugfixes:

  • More Digital Cameras are now supported to import (issue #143, issue #247 )
  • Gtk is now localized. This means that dialogs like printing and file opening are now available in your local language.

Check out the release notes and take the time to read the newsletter!


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