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General => Release Announcements => Topic started by: Jerry on February 27, 2019, 01:24:56 AM

Title: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 Released
Post by: Jerry on February 27, 2019, 01:24:56 AM
Release Announcement

Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 is now available for testing.

Yes, that's right, RC1. We have moved off the Beta build model to RC releases as these more accurately reflect the build quality of our pre-Final images.
Linux Lite 4.4 Final will be released 1st April, 2019 New Zealand time.

(https://i.imgur.com/r9cLx5z.png)


Changes:

Moved from Betas to RC releases. The RC releases Build number is the date of the actual ISO build eg. Build 24022019 - 24th February 2019. The RC information and Build number will only appear on the default wallpaper for that release, Login screen and the Live Boot screen. The positioning of the text is such that it allows room for desktop widgets like Conky and Lite Widget to appear uncluttered on the right. Finals will not have any build information on the default wallpaper.

(https://i.imgur.com/gWlSacv.png)

Updated the Papirus icon theme to the latest release.

Sound Juicer CD ripper has now been added to Lite Software. To get rip-to-mp3 support, Sound Juicer will also install the Restricted Extras package.

(https://i.imgur.com/z0PYlQ9.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/zOwXW28.png)

Volume level - the double level volume bug has been eliminated.

Removed all references to Google+ as that service is due to close down on April 2nd 2019.

We have moved from Sourceforge distributed servers to OSDN as OSDN will help to finance our project. Their systems and mirror choices are virtually similar.


Details:

Kernel: 4.15.0-45 (custom kernels also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 5.0)
Firefox: 65.0 Quantum
Thunderbird: 60.4.0
LibreOffice: 6.0.7.3
VLC: 3.0.4
Gimp: 2.10.8
Base: 18.04.2

Known Issues:

None as yet (watch this space as more people become involved in the testing process and report back to us).

There is no upgrade to or from RC releases. RC releases are for testing only and it is not recommended to run them as your main or secondary operating system.

Downloads:

HTTPS:

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 64bit (https://osdn.net/dl/linuxlite/linux-lite-4.4-rc1-64bit.iso)
md5sum: 0d485ade74b798989cebb113f8fc6082
Size: 1.3Gb (DVD, USB)

TORRENT: (Fastest way to download the RC)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-4.4-rc1-64bit.iso.torrent (https://www.linuxliteos.com/torrent/linux-lite-4.4-rc1-64bit.iso.torrent)
Hash: 5bb2d201ee0fd90b90baef2c1eb4fbdb9a9f775a
Size: 1.3Gb (DVD, USB)

Live USB/DVD/VirtualBox/Vmware:

Login is automatic, no credentials are required. The image can be written to a 2gb or larger USB stick, or a writable DVD. Alternatively, you can use the dd command: sudo dd if=linux-lite-4.4-rc1-64bit.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4M where 'x' is the letter of your usb stick. In linux to find out the letter of your usb stick, open a terminal and type: df -h It is usually listed as 'media' or similar. Please see the built in Help Manual if you require a more detailed explanation of this procedure.

Yumi, Multiboot and other multi-boot applications are not supported. A good, simple point and click USB ISO burner is https://etcher.io/ (https://etcher.io/)
If the screen locks during Live mode, type linux into the user box and click on the Login button (no password required)

Minimum Recommended Specs:
1Ghz processor
768mb ram
8gb HDD/SD
VGA screen capable of 1024x768 resolution
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Preferred Specs:
1.5GHz processor+
1024mb ram+
20gb HDD/SSD+
VGA, DVI or HDMI screen capable of 1366x768 resolution+
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Login to the live desktop is automatic.

The first thing you MUST do after a fresh install of Linux Lite is run Menu, Favorites, Install Updates.

As this is a RC release, there are bound to be bugs etc. Please help make the final stable for other people by participating in this RC. Please report any bugs and feedback in this thread.


Thank you :)

Jerry and the team.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 Released
Post by: torreydale on February 27, 2019, 09:06:49 AM
@Jerry,

I love the smell of a release candidate in the morning (inspired by a quote from "Apocalypse Now").  I see Sound Juicer is being added.  I think I've already ripped all the CDs I have, except the Christmas ones.  I used Asunder at the time.  There's usually a reason for everything.  How did you make the Sound Juicer choice?  Was it based on personal familiarity, or is it just considered better?
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 Released
Post by: Jerry on February 27, 2019, 09:15:00 AM
The interface says it all. Looks like grandma designed it (respectfully) and that's exactly what I always look for, dumbed down basic.

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Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 Released
Post by: Jocklad on March 03, 2019, 09:03:31 AM
Linux Lite 4.4 RC1.


Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 ISO downloaded and installed to live usb through Etcher.


Installed to Lenova Thinkcentre M71e 8G Ram 1Tb Hdd....No errors


Updating: Updates downloaded and installed......No Errors


Cold Boot Time : 1 Min 26 sec


Cold Boot Time : With Vbox removed 58 sec.


Language: English/UK set........No change required


Ibus: English/UK set.....No change required


Synaptic: Changed to Server for UK.......No Errors


Lite Sources: Changed to England/UK


Lite Software: All Lite Software installed less Virtual Box......No errors


Google Chrome: Downloaded and Installed.........No errors


Bluetooth: Connected to Kitson Metro headphones....No issues.     


Looking good Jerry  :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 Released
Post by: Artim on March 03, 2019, 09:08:33 AM
It's faster than before!  That's very good.  I worry about all those PPAs in it though... dangerous for newbies, isn't it?
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 Released
Post by: Jerry on March 03, 2019, 09:27:28 AM
It's faster than before!  That's very good.  I worry about all those PPAs in it though... dangerous for newbies, isn't it?
I'm not a PPA fan either. What we do have, is thoughtfully selected.

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Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 Released
Post by: Jerry on March 03, 2019, 09:30:39 AM
Thanks Jocklad, always appreciated.

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Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 Released
Post by: tek10 on March 04, 2019, 08:38:20 PM
 Test results for 4.4 RC1. Used dd to write to a usb stick. Live boot was quite long, almost 2 minutes. Everything worked running live, so I proceeded with the first of two installs.


I had a testing desktop system running LL 4.2 using a separate home partition. Using ďSomething elseĒ I installed 4.4 on two existing partitions, formatting root and not formatting home. Grub was installed to sda. This was a dual boot install with Debian testing running Plasma. Install was fine with my settings and home data retained as expected. Grub looked good. After about an hour of testing, everything I tried looked good.


Second install was to the same two partitions, with both getting formatted for a clean install.



Ran updates, completed some basic setting adjustments and rebooted. Start up was 36 seconds.


Very happy with the default look but made a bunch of changes to play with the settings and all worked well. Installed some apps from Synaptic and Lite Software. No problems. Installed Etcher from direct download. No problem.



Transferred a bunch of files of various types form a data usb stick. All went quickly and the files opened with expected default programs.


For the past three days, Iíve set 4.4 up as I would my production system, used it for several hours and all is working flawlessly. Iíll work it some more but as far as Iím concerned itís ready to go.


The test system is a home build desktop with an AMD A10-5800K, 8GB RAM, a hybrid hdd, and uses Ethernet for Internet connection. Test printer is an HP Officejet All-in-one.

 
Nice work Jerry! 4.4 will be a very good release!
 
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 Released
Post by: Jerry on March 05, 2019, 04:47:36 AM
Thanks tek10, excellent testing!
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 Released
Post by: kissbaby3 on March 09, 2019, 03:04:56 PM
looking nice,  cant wait for April, wink, i know this is not important and that is ok, my inner(me) child once in awhile like's  using emoji's , i know ibus handles that, it does just fine, but hoping for something like in this video , the linux video is using ubuntu(dont know what flavor tho) , what do you think, i dont know how to install this , not going too, its not in the synaptic package manager.
i do know of simple methods , just curious .......

here is the link to a video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxch3PVSzZ8

Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 Released
Post by: Artim on March 10, 2019, 11:55:50 AM
My kinda-sorta "review" of Linux Lite on Diaspora (my alternative to Facebook) is at https://kingdompod.com/posts/b18811b025790137402c723c91a982a6 (https://kingdompod.com/posts/b18811b025790137402c723c91a982a6)

Very nice, very nimble!

Also on my weblog at https://technophobeconfessions.wordpress.com/2019/03/10/testing-linux-lite-4-4-release-candidate/
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 Released
Post by: Jerry on March 10, 2019, 08:54:40 PM
Good reads @Artim :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 Released
Post by: colin on March 28, 2019, 02:26:08 PM
Been away for awhile but now i'm back i can't wait for April 1st so i can download and install Linux Lite 4.4
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 Released
Post by: tek10 on March 28, 2019, 07:46:54 PM
Since we are close to 1 April, I figured I'd touch base and mention 4.4 RC1 is still working great with no issues on my system. Many hours of use and several updates. Looking forward to the release this weekend, with a laptop ready for install.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 Released
Post by: Jerry on March 29, 2019, 02:10:09 AM
Just a heads up for those that have installed the RC1 on real hardware, there are no changes to the Final since no major bugs have been reported. So if you have the RC1 installed, keep on keeping on :) This information will be in the Final release announcement. Proof of just how good our RC's are.

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Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 Released
Post by: Artim on March 29, 2019, 02:40:55 AM
I'm running it already and it's been flawless so far.  My only issue - and I don't believe it's related to 4.4, has been that Thunderbird quit checking mail.  Easily fixed by switching to Seamonkey, my favorite anyway.  Well done, @Jerry and thank you!
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1 Released
Post by: icedigger on March 29, 2019, 07:34:16 AM
Can't wait for this!

Just built a new computer for myself for work with a 9700k and z390 chipset motherboard.

Hopefully it works straight out of the box for 4.4 :D

If not someone will think of some workarounds.