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Cdrtools added to repository

Last update on Feb. 10, 2015.

Cdrtools added to repository

Cdrtools has been added to the Kwheezy repository.

Cdrtools is a collection of command line tools for CD, DVD and Blueray support. The most notable being cdrecord, a burning tool. It also includes tools for ripping music, making ISO images and working with them. K3B, the graphical utility uses cdrecord (AKA wodim) in the background.

The package is available from Apper or apt-get and is named "cdrtools".

The package contains the folowing tools:

  • cdrecord  -  A CD/DVD/BD recording program
  • readcd  -  A program to read CD/DVD/BD media with CD-clone features
  • cdda2wav  -  The most evolved CD-audio extraction program with ...

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Firefox & Thunderbird 24!

Last update on Nov. 14, 2013.

Firefox & Thunderbird 24!

Firefox 24 ESR and Thunderbird 24 packages have been added to the Kwheezy repository.

The default Firefox and Thunderbird are still at version 17 and have been updated to the latest security fix (17.0.10). These packages are in addition to firefox-esr and thunderbird-esr and will replace them if you choose to install them.

The packages are available from Apper or apt-get and are named:

  • firefox-24-esr   +   optional firefox-24-esr-languages (for non-English languages)
  • thunderbird-24   +   optional thunderbird-24-languages (for non-English languages)

Note: Thunderbird 24 and above will no longer have seperate Stable & ESR releases. Therefore Thunderbird 24.0.1 is considered an ESR ...

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Version 1.3 released!

Last update on Nov. 20, 2013.

Version 1.3 released!

Version 1.3 is now available from the download page.

This release focuses on improving the installation and post-install process. Also there is quite a bit of tidying up and polishing.

Changes in version 1.3:

  • Updated to Debian 7.2
  • Added GPT partitioning support to the installer (requires BIOS/Legacy boot).
  • A new post-installation wizard adds polish. Hopefully the need to add a regular user account will be clearer.
  • A few redundant (duplicate functionality) applications have been removed.
  • The administrator account has UID/GID changed to 999, so the first real user will be 1000. Thus, more compatable with ...

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New download server

Last update on Sept. 16, 2013.

New download server

The main Kwheezy download server has changed.

Hopefully it will be faster than the previous download server.

It's located in the US, so it should serve most folk better.

Please use the torrents where possible.

The torrents will be slow at first, but once seeded they should be faster and leaves bandwidth for those that can't download via bittorrent.

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