While we made more than 900 commits in 3 weeks a lot of code have entered in our repositories and some projects have been released with great improvements and many fixes. So here is a small summary about SliTaz projects releases.
New version of our tiny Web browser with bookmarks support via the contextual menu, printing support, nice clickable icon in the search entry and now the option “Open in new window” work smoothly. The TazWeb documentation have also been updated and we search contributors to translate it!
Our packages manager Tazpkg as reach version 4.7 and is mature and full featured packages manager all written in SHell script. The new ‘up’ command for system upgrade have been improved and handle blocked packages, alot of old code have been remove from tazpkg and the old GTK gui is now replaced by TazPanel. The notification icon as also been update to use TazPanel for recharging packages list and upgrade system if necessary.
Not much news yet on our new system administration tool TazPanel, we wanted to make a release to be included in the next Cooking so we can have feedback from the community. But it’s a paradox since TazPanel is one of our great and new important projects that change the way users and administrators administer there SliTaz system, using a web base tool lets you remotely control SliTaz and allows customization of all interfaces. TazPanel 1.0 is the first release and may have bugs, we are going to improve it and add new features in the next weeks. Please bear with us!
SliTaz Tools 4.3
The SliTaz tools package provide all the small utilities you can find in the desktop menu as well as command line tools. The main change in this release is the new TazBox and SliTaz installer aka tazinst. TazBox provide end users GUI such as the logout window or the boxes to configure system language and keyboard. TazBox now provide a new box to configure system time zone and is fully translated to Portuguese and French. The new installer is in a testing stage and is a pure command line tool ready to be used by different kind of front ends.
Cook and the Cooker built 3006 packages from the cooking repository has been hugely improved. Errors handling is finer, CGI web interface improved and can use a custom header.html, documentation update many times, few cosmetic changes, new interactive commands to create new package. The packages db as well as the flavors creation have been improved and was needed for the official mirror.
For detailed information and a complete list of changes in the distribution you can browse our Mercurial repositories on http://hg.slitaz.org/