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antiX-16 released

#1 Postby anticapitalista » Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:08 am

27 June 2016

antiX-16 (Berta Cáceres) released

Debian 8.5 (jessie), but systemd-free! And it fits on a cd! Great LiveUSB features!

We initially set out to add a few enhancements on top of antiX-15 in preparation for a stretch release, but we got carried away and added lots of features particularly when running live.

As usual antiX comes in 3 flavours for both 32 and 64 bit processors.

antiX-full (c695MB) -4 windows managers - IceWM(default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm

antiX-base (c510MB) -3 windows managers - fluxbox(default), jwm and herbstluftwm

antiX-core-libre (c190MB) - no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build. Uses a libre kernel.

antiX has been designed to be fast, light on resources and flexible.

Install it to harddrive, run it live from a stick or run as a frugal install on a partition.

Want to run antiX on a usb device with persistence?
antiX does this simply and effectively.

Want to remaster your running live system?
antiX makes this easy.

Want to create an iso file of your installed to hard drive system?
Yes, antiX has this feature too.

Want to run live on a box with UEFI bootloader?
antiX can do this.

The choice is yours!

So what is included?

Lots! Explore!

* Based on Debian Jessie, but without systemd nor systemd-shim.
* Customised 4.4.10 LTS kernel with fbcondecor splash
* libreoffice 4.3.3-2
* firefox-esr 45.2.0
* claws-mail 3.13.0
* xmms -for audio
* gnome-mplayer - for playing video
* smtube 16.3.0 - play youtube videos without a using a browser
* streamlight-antix - stream videos with very low RAM usage.
* eudev is available in the jessie dev repo.

File managers and desktop:

* spacefm
* rox-filer

Convert your video and audio files with:

* winff
* asunder

Connect to the net with:

* wicd
* ceni
* or gnome-ppp if you are still on dial-up

Editors:

* geany
* leafpad
* Midnight Commander

Tools for remastering and creating snapshots of installed system:

* iso-snapshot
* remaster tools
* Unetbootin
* antix2usb

Others:

* hexchat - gui chat
* luckybackup - excellent backup tool. There's nothing lucky about it!
* simple-scan - for scanning documents
* transmission-gtk - torrent downloader
* wingrid-antix - turn the stacking window managers into tilers.
* xf86-video-sis-antix - added since it is not in Debian jessie
* Xfburn for burning cd/dvd
* connectshares-antix for network shares
* droopy-antix - an easy way to transfer files over the net.
* flashplugin-nonfree - flash video
* install-meta-antix - install applications easily and safely
* antiX Control Centre - an easy way to do just about anything!

Why not try out our included 'cli' apps:

* Editors: nano and vim
* Newsreader: newsbeuter
* Chat: irssi
* Audio player: mocp
* Video player: mpv
* Audio ripper: abcde
* Torrent: rtorrent
* Cd burner: cdw
* Writer: Wordgrinder

Great '''LiveUSB''' features:

o fast boot times without systemd (X in under 10 seconds on new boxes running live)
o auto-customizable bootloaders (legacy and uefi)
o easy persistence and easy frugal installs
o remasters and respins
o legacy and 32-bit uefi and 64-bit uefi

In more detail:

We make use of the LiveUSB to save information even if home or root
persistence are not enabled. The goal is to make the LiveUSB more
convenient without sacrificing user control. Such saved
information includes:

1) LiveUSB-Storage Feature
2) SaveState Feature
3) BIOS Bootloader "F8 Save" --> save
4) UEFI Bootloader "Customize (with text menus)"
5) Sticky boot options


* LiveUSB-Storage Feature
-----------------------
LiveUSB-Storage directories are created for the root user and the
demo users. This gives you easy, direct
access to store files on the LiveUSB without having to enable
persistence. The only size limitation is the size of the LiveUSB
partition You can disable this with the "nostore" cheat.

* SaveState Feature
-----------------
The savestate feature saves a few files across reboots. For example
files for wicd are saved so the system will remember your wireless
networks and passwords. You control which files get saved by
editing the list in /live/antiX/state/general-state-files and
/live/antiX/state/machine-state-files. The general files are saved
and restored across machines while the machine files are saved and
restored for each machine so each machine can have its own copy.

* Sticky LiveUSB boot options
---------------------------
In addition, several options automatically become "sticky" (remembered
across reboots) even if persistence is not enabled. There are:

automount Automatically mount partitions when plugged-in***
mount=usb Mount all USB partitions at boot-time***
mount=all Mount ALL partitions at boot-time***
desktop=xxxxx Saves the last desktop you selected***
savestate Enables saving state files
nosavestate Disable saving state files
nostore Disable the LiveUSB-Storage feature
dostore Enable the LiveUSB-Storage feature

For example, if you don't want the LiveUSB-Storage feature enabled
then you just need to select "nostore" once from the "F4 Options"
menu. The feature will stay disabled until you use the "dostore"
boot option.

* F4 Options --> automount should work now
----------------------------------------
File systems that use FUSE (ntfs-3g and exfat) will still need to be
mounted manually. Even FUSE file systems will get mounted at
boot-time with "mount=usb" and "mount=all" boot options.

* The Live UEFI bootloader has been improved
------------------------------------------
There is now a Save option when you select "Customize boot (text
menus)". It works like the F8 Save menu in the BIOS bootloader. If
a Windows UEFI bootloader is detected in the first partition of the
first hard drive then we offer an option to chain load to windows.
Various console resolutions are available in the bootloader menu.
You can also adjust the resolution manually when you edit an entry.

* The nosysv=xxx option has been renamed to disable=xxx
-----------------------------------------------------
(although "nosysv" should still work). The services that are
disabled are no longer printed to the screen, instead they are
listed in the file /etc/live/config/disabled.

* The live boot is less chatty with fewer bogus errors and warnings
-----------------------------------------------------------------
You can make the startup even more terse by using the "verb=4" cheat.
This may not be fully compatible with some of the advanced LiveUSB
options.

* The default retry time has increased from 10 to 15 seconds
----------------------------------------------------------
This is how long we look for the linuxfs file before giving up. If
you use the "failsafe" option then it is set to 30 seconds. The
default retry time for finding a frugal or persistence partition is
still 10 seconds. You can adjust all of these times with "try=xx".

If you want Debian without systemd, give antiX a try. It works great on old boxes and the latest and greatest.

Many thanks to all who worked, tested, promoted and helped antiX.

* BitJam
* Dave
* dolphin_oracle
* SamK
* Translators at antiX Launchpad
* rokytnji, masinick, dark-D, rust collector, eugen-b, Alanarchy, skidoo, peregrine, lagopus, jdmeaux1952, spaceman, james c, jerry, fatmac, balloon, chrispop99, Shay, kmathern and others I may have forgotten for testing, contributing to antiX and promoting antiX as widely as possible.
* SliTaz for mountbox.
* old sidux team for install-meta package.
* Maato for volumeicon http://softwarebakery.com/maato/volumeicon.html
* Michael Deelwater for burniso.
* petya@nigilist.ru for ps_initrd.sh.
* tradetaxfree for zram script.
* P@draigBrady.com for ps_mem.py.
* SamK for unplugdrive.sh, JWM conguration files, droopy, Connectshares, streamlight, wingrid
* Adrian for mx-snapshot on which iso-snapshot is heavily based and the gui installer.
* kexolino for the wallpaper Wooden as well as Consuming_the_light_side and pier

not forgetting, of course,

* antiX Community
* MEPIS Community
* Debian team and volunteers.
* All software developers.

and all users, testers, suggesters, torrent seeders and friends at antiX and MEPIS forums.

and many more...

Get files from here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix- ... /antiX-16/

Enjoy!

anticapitalista, 27 June 2016, Thessaloniki.

NB: antiX MX (Xfce) series follows a different release schedule and is not included in this release.

* If you want to try eudev, add dev to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list as shown below and then do apt-get dist-upgrade

deb http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/mx/antix/jessie jessie main nosystemd dev

* The present installer does not allow for capital letters in the username. If you wish to have an installer that does this, use the one in the dev repo (see above). This installer should work ok, but it has not been extensively tested.
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Re: antiX-16 released

#2 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:18 am

Wow, congratulations! Going after it now...
Production: 4.7.0-0.bpo.1-amd64, MX-15 RC1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
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Re: antiX-16 released

#3 Postby m_pav » Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:21 am

Yeee Haaaa, downloading now.

Can't wait to show my IT students this amazing gem of a distro.
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Re: antiX-16 released

#4 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:27 am

BTW: any thought to indicate that this does not include antiX MX, which has a separate development schedule?
Production: 4.7.0-0.bpo.1-amd64, MX-15 RC1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 3.16-0-4-686-pae. MX-15, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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Re: antiX-16 released

#5 Postby anticapitalista » Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:55 am

Jerry3904 wrote:BTW: any thought to indicate that this does not include antiX MX, which has a separate development schedule?


I added this to the end -

NB: antiX MX (Xfce) series follows a different release schedule and is not included in this release.
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Re: antiX-16 released

#6 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:05 am

Terrific, thanks!
Production: 4.7.0-0.bpo.1-amd64, MX-15 RC1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 3.16-0-4-686-pae. MX-15, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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Re: antiX-16 released

#7 Postby tascoast » Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:36 am

I could have sworn it included a set of free steak knives and a kitchen sink at first glance, but nonetheless, I really like the description in the opening post. Thank you.
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Re: antiX-16 released

#8 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:40 am

I could have sworn it included a set of free steak knives and a kitchen sink at first glance, but nonetheless, I really like the description in the opening post.
Ha! I suspect it sets a record for length...

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Re: antiX-16 released

#9 Postby richb » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:23 am

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Re: antiX-16 released

#10 Postby topcat » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:06 am

Well done...
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