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m23 rock 11.4 is ready!

Twitter article 2014-04-03 22:45

We've done it! m23 rock 11.4 is ready - and now Debian Squeeze is available as an additional client distribution and TDE (which can be seen as a continuation of KDE3) was added to the list of desktop interfaces to choose from.

Everybody who used KDE3 before and missed it painfully in the new distributions can now use an alternative: TDE (Trinity Desktop Environment) can now be installed with m23 on Debian Squeeze clients. The differences to the KDE3 you are used to are so irrelevant - except for some small details - that KDE3 users will find their way around the new desktop easily. Of course, there is not only the Trinity desktop available, but also the corresponding program packages.

There have been made improvements on the installation of KDE4, too. By default, gstreamer is now used as backend for the multimedia API Phonon, which is quite useful - as multimedia content (for example audio streams in amarok) can now be played right away.

We had to make some adjustments for m23 to be able to install Debian Squeeze. For example, the m23-xorg.conf generator, which is necessary to set up the graphic mode and the VirtualBox guest additions automatically, was made more robust and now supports newer VirtualBox versions. In this context, the m23 installation routine for the VirtualBox server was adapted for the automatic setup on Debian Squeeze (and other Linux distributions using the same VirtualBox version). Because of their new LSB conformity, the m23 initscripts are now executed smoothly and on time.

To make it possible that software packages can be installed using non-default settings, we added configuration pages for the packages from Debian Squeeze and Ubuntu Lucid that give you the same adjustment options as in manual installation and package configuration.

The m23 user interface now offers more information about clients both installed with m23 and integrated into m23. So now the client properties of both show the first and last name of the main user, the system language, user and group numbers for LDAP and extensive DMI information. Moreover, the readability of the m23 interface was improved by showing table rows in alternating colours in many dialogues. The client status in the client task overview is now shown in the language of the m23 interface.

And of course, there have also been some corrections and bug fixes. Making and deployment of disk and partition images is working again. The m23 server installation program will now find the drive with the installation CD in every case (thanks to the two hardworking administrators Stephan and Bernd) and will adjust the keybord language for the local terminal correctly. The client boot media for amd64 now also contain the file libresolv.so.2, which is necessary for lspci, so more hardware information can be sent to the m23 server. Further minor changes, which cover several configuration 'special cases', which occur in practice, were added to the m23 packages so m23 can work smoothly. More about those minor changes can be found in the Changelog.

The new version is available as an update from the m23 interface, via APT, as ISO file for burning the m23 server installation CD or as preinstalled virtual machine (the two last to be found in the Download section).

Have fun!



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2014-10-30
new:
CFDiskIO::getpDiskAndpPartFromDev:
Splits a device (e.g. /dev/hda1) in
the physical disk (/dev/hda) and
the partition number (1).
new:
CFDiskIO::setPartitionFileSystem:
Sets the file system of a
partition.
new: CFDiskBasic::formatPartition:
Formats a partition.
+++++
2014-10-29
new: CFDiskIO::virtualDeleteDrive:
Deletes a (RAID) disk and corrects
the disk array.
new:
CFDiskIO::setDiskPartLockedByRaid:
Sets or unsets the RAID lock of a
partition or disk.
new: CFDiskIO::getPartitionNumber:
Returns the physical partition
number of a virtual partition.
new: CFDiskIO::getvPartBypPart:
Returns the virtual partition
number searched by the physical
partition number.
new: CFDiskIO::correctLogical:
Corrects the order of the logical
partitions after deleting a
physical partition.
new: CFDiskBasic::rmJob: Generates
a partition removal job.
new: CFDiskBasic::addJob: Generates
a partition add job.
new: CFDiskBasic::bootflagJob:
Enables the booting flag on a
partition.
new: CFDiskBasic::formatJob:
Generates a partition format job.
new: CFDiskIO::isDiskRaid: Checks,
if a disk is a RAID.
+++++
2014-10-28
new:
CFDiskBasic::getBiggestLowestValueO
f: Gets the biggest or lowest value
from all partitions of a given
type.
new:
CFDiskBasic::getBiggestValueOf:
Gets the biggest value from all
partitions of a given type.
new: CFDiskBasic::getLowestValueOf:
Gets the lowest value from all
partitions of a given type.
new: CFDiskBasic::updateFreeSpaces:
Updates the free spaces array of
all disks.
new:
CFDiskBasic::isPartitionLockedByRai
d: Checks, if a partition is
locked, because it is part of a
RAID.
new: CFDiskBasic::getRaidDevs:
Returns an array with all disk or
partition devices building the RAID
of the disk (if it is a RAID).
new: CFDiskBasic::getDiskDev:
Returns the device name (e.g.
/dev/sda) for a virtual disk.
new:
CFDiskBasic::getBelongingRaidDev:
Searches for the RAID device, a
physical partition belongs to, if
it is part of a RAID.
+++++
2014-10-27
new:
CFDiskBasic::getFreeSpacesOnDisk:
Gets the free spaces on disk.
new:
CFDiskBasic::virtualDelPartition:
Deletes a partition from the
internal array.
new: CFDiskBasic::devNrExists:
Checks if a certain (physical)
partition number exists.
new: CFDiskBasic::nextLogicalDevNr:
Gets the next free logical
(physical) partition number.
new: CFDiskBasic::nextPrimaryDevNr:
Gets the next free primary
(physical) partition number.
+++++
2014-10-26
cha: restoreBTServer: Now starts
after MySQL.
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m23 was updated with the m23 update manager 6556 times. All m23 files were downloaded from Sourceforge 27174 times with a total size of 7285.73 GB.
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