Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Waterfox : the new way to go for browsing ?

At the time when Firefox, Chrome, and most legacy browsers are heavily blowted with trackers, and are about to be forced by governments to integrate spying code and backdoors : Waterfox seems a good option for browsing !




Waterfox is a ...

  • faster,
  • unbloated,
  • more secure,
  • more modern,
  • with more functionalities ...

... version of Mozilla Firefox. 

It's even faster than Chrome on Google content.

Latest G6 version is available in Zenwalk right now.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Zenwalk Current 2023 is out !

Zenwalk Current is the rolling release of Zenwalk GNU Linux. 

Current status seems stable enough for an ISO to be published, so here we go ;)

As usual this edition provides a complete package rebuild from upstream Slackware and Zenwalk specific packages.

The desktop has been updated to use latest Adwaita themes featuring a unified look for GTK4, GTK3, GTK2 and QT applications.

On application side, this release introduces Syncthing for realtime folder synchronization with any device from Linux, Android to IOS and Windows (think about it as an Open Source private OneDrive).

The desktop is built upon the latest stable XFCE environment with the one of a kind original "dock centric" Zenwalk layout. Flatpak package management is installed by default and ready to use.

Zenwalk aim to be a best of breed media OS. Several new applications and media frameworks have been added : Navidrome Music Server, Jellyfin Media Center (just type "netpkg jellyfin"), Lollypop Music Player, Rygel DLNA Server, ... Pipewire is the default sound system, completely replacing Pulseaudio.

The ISO can be downloaded here : 

zenwalk-current-230909.iso / zenwalk-current-230909.iso.md5

Have fun :)

Monday, September 4, 2023

New unified GTK4/3/2/QT ready artwork

 I've been working on a new Adwaita based theme with unified look for GTK4, GTK3, GTK2 and QT applications.

Enjoy !

Syncthing added to Zenwalk with custom tray icon

Syncthing is a continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers in real time, safely protected from prying eyes. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, whether it is shared with some third party, and how it’s transmitted over the internet.

 See the github :

Zenwalk integration includes an added original tray icon!!

The service is per-user and can be started from XFCE autostart & sessions management.

Syncthing package can be installed via netpkg, and requires no dependencies :)