Tag archives: kwheezy

Version 1.5 released!

Last update on June 6, 2014.

Version 1.5 released!

Version 1.5 is now available from the download page.

This release improves the installer, ships Debian updates, changes and adds some new software.

Changes in version 1.5:

  • Impoved installer: add boot flag to root partition, try to fix progress bar not updating.
  • New App! "Kwheezy Connector" will easily setup mounted WebDAV and SFTP connections. Auto-mount available.
  • Updated to Debian 7.4
  • Default font changed to Deja Vu Sans.
  • Google Earth updated to version 7, now supporting proper Qt4, stable...ish.
  • PDF-Shuffler replaces PDFmod. Same functionality, but pygtk instead of mono.
  • Quick USB Formatter is installed by default.
  • KDE ...

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Version 1.4 released!

Last update on Feb. 28, 2014.

Version 1.4 released!

Version 1.4 is now available from the download page.

This release is mostly a bunch of minor fixes and improvements to the out-the-box experience.

Changes in version 1.4:

  • Fix for entering accents in LibreOffice (disable iBus by default).
  • Firefox and Thunderbird 24 ESR are now default.
  • Cdrtools (original and best) replaces wodim and genisoimage as default Burning/ISO tools.
  • Kopete and Linphone replace Jitsi as default XMPP chat and video calling.
  • Kwheezy Autostart Chooser has additional choices, including iBus.
  • Make KGet and Kopete "Always Visible" in system tray by default.
  • Allow kwheezy-livecd package to be uninstalled without removing ...

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How to fully update to Kwheezy 1.2

Last update on Jan. 3, 2014.

How to fully update to Kwheezy 1.2

This guide will show you how to fully update your Kwheezy 1.1 (or below) installation to version 1.2.

The apt upgrade (via Apper or apt-get update/upgrade) will take care of most stuff, and it is sufficiant if you don't mind using dmo packages (deb-multimedia.org). However, if you want to get all the changes of v1.2, follow the instructions below. You may selectively follow these instructions, if  you don't need all the changes.

The first thing to do is an apt upgrade. Just update as usual using (i) Apper, or (ii) "#apt-get update; apt-get ...

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Version 1.2 released!

Last update on Nov. 27, 2013.

Version 1.2 released!

Version 1.2 is now available from the download page.

This release has three main focuses. Stabilizing the installer, Linux Gaming and Removing the third party repo deb-multimedia.org.

Changes in version 1.2:

  • Incorporates a couple of remaining installer bug fixes.
  • Kwheezy Profiler, a new GUI tool to backup and restore user profiles.
  • Rekonq browser updated to 2.3.2.
  • Steam client installed by default.
  • PlayOnLinux installed by default.
  • Some open source games (kdegames, dreamchess) included.
  • deb-multimedia.org packages replaced by official Debian packages. The necessary codecs / decoders included from Kwheezy repo instead.
  • Some minor tweaking here and there ...

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How to use Kwheezy Toggle Screens

Last update on Oct. 6, 2013.

How to use Kwheezy Toggle Screens

Kwheezy Toggle Screens is a tool for helping you switch (toggle) the graphical output (screen) between display devices. This could be a projector, an external monitor or a TV. It assumes you have a primary screen, usually an internal monitor on a laptop. It is more useful for laptops that need to quickly setup on a projector or other screen device.

When you first login after installation. Kwheezy Toggle Screens will try to get some information from your Primary display. If this fails, then the first time you run it, it will ask you to remove the secondary device (screen ...

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Version 1.1 released!

Last update on Sept. 21, 2013.

Version 1.1 released!

Version 1.1 is now available from the download page.

The new version is geared towards better locale/language support. Keyboard selection and installing addition locales for better language support.

Changes in version 1.1:

  • Minor improvements to the installer. Including the hardware clock to local-time fix.
  • Keyboard selection before and after installation. New app called "Kwheezy Keyboard Selector".
  • Locale (language) support. New app called "Kwheezy Localizer".
  • Firefox/Thunderbird language extensions.
  • Firefox now supports magnet links out-the-box and Flashgot addon enabled with Kget as download manager.
  • KDE Touchpad Configuration now installed by default.
  • No login sound in Live session (speeds ...

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