A new stable Zenwalk release 2.6 is available as a CD-ROM ISO. More than 80 packages have been updated or added. The kernel is 220.127.116.11.
Since the last release, we worked on the desktop look and feel, and also on Zenwalk specific system tools like networkconfig and serviceconfig and Zenwalk USB automount system.
In our continuous search for the best applications for our GTK2-based platform, we have added Wifi Radar to handle wifi roaming network profiles.
The extra section provides optional add-on packages made specificially for your Zenwalk system, like for example the OpenOffice suite of applications or KDE. The structure for KDE is changed/expanded and now provides the user with the option for a slim KDE 3.5.2 or a more complete KDE installation.
Zenwalk Core continues its evolution toward a server system. The openvpn package has been added to the repository and many packages have been fine tuned and updated.
The community around the Zenwalk distro continues to expand. The latest addition is a Game Zone by Michael Verret, see http://www.zengamer.tuxfamily.org/ for details. See http://www.zenwalk.org "Partners" for a complete overview.
- Wifi radar replaces rc.wireless
- System tools have been rewritten to improve speed and ease of use
- LinNeighborhood allows to browse the SMB protocol
- Spellcheck in Abiword is improved, thanks to hunspell (ispell has been removed)
- New artwork
- A lot of packages were updated
- bittorrent was added, with the GTK2 GUI
- A new "ISO-mount" feature has been added in Thunar
Condensed list of updated libraries and applications:
Abiword : the latest 2.4.4
Alsa-lib: the latest 1.0.11
Firefox : the latest 18.104.22.168
GIMP : the latest 2.2.11
Gnumeric: the latest 1.6.3
Libgnome: the latest 2.14.1
Python : the latest 2.4.3
Xfce : the latest 22.214.171.124
... and more
Have fun ;)
The Zenwalk Team