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  •  06 Nov 2009 16:10
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    Release Notes: This is a major release that includes KDE 4 and many other new applications and games. This release is currently delivered via a Network Install mechanism, with a LiveCD ISO coming later.

    •  18 Jul 2008 23:22
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      Release Notes: This update brings in OpenSolaris build 93 and updates to KDE 3.5.9 among other changes and bugfixes. Since it also includes the latest Caiman installer, upgrades from this release will become possible going forward. In addition Firefox 3.0.1, RAM based boot (toram option), updated packages, XVM PV drivers, and Ksh93 as a system shell are other highlights.

      •  15 Apr 2008 07:49
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        Release Notes: BeleniX is now a source level derivative of Project Indiana. Image Packaging is still in the works. This release is installable to the hard disk with a ZFS root. A full 64-bit kernel and libraries are included. KDE 3.5.8 was integrated and themed with the KDM SMF service. ON Build 81 was synced. Additional software can be installed via the /usr/bin/get-pkgs utility. The Gtk-Qt theme engine provides Qt theming for GTK+ apps.

        •  12 Jul 2007 21:25
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          Release Notes: Ugraded to OpenSolaris Build 67 and The GIMP 2.2.16. A new revamped ddcxinfo utility that uses Xorg to probe the Monitor. A solution to the Math library SSE2 issue that haunted earlier releases. A fix for a kernel panic in 0.6 when booting from CD-ROM media. Further improvements to HSFS. A fix for the keyboard map handling problem present in 0.6.

          •  22 May 2007 20:28
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            Release Notes: Based on OpenSolaris Build 60, this release adds Full Modular Xorg 7.2 and Compiz 0.5.0 3D Manager (needs an Nvidia display card). It also includes GNU Parted and GParted GUI, Ksh93, and a USB dump utility. It updates various bundled software and adds Ktorrent, Midnight Commander, and Pkgbuild. 3000 OpenSolaris man pages are included, and it creates pseudo devices for logical partitions with experimental Linux swap detection. The OpenSolaris iSCSI initiator software is also included.

            •  05 Feb 2007 22:55
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              Release Notes: This is the first release of the BeleniX LiveDVD (992MB). It is essentially 0.5.1 with the addition of JDK 1.6, OpenOffice 2.1, Netbeans 5.5 with Visual Web Pack, C/C++ Pack, Profiler and Glassfish AppServer 9, all the OpenSolaris Developer and Administration documents available from the OpenSolaris Documentation Community, and Desktop shortcuts for all these.

              •  25 Nov 2006 18:18
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                Release Notes: This release bundles the Nvidia 3D accelerated driver. This will enable nice stuff like compositing effects in Xfce (transparency and shadows). It was updated to use OpenSolaris build 52. This build features the addition of HAL and System D-BUS daemon and iSCSI support for ZFS. An Xorg configuration utility, based on Perl-Curses, was added. Firefox was updated to 2.0 and Thunderbird was updated to 1.5.0.8. Koffice was updated to 1.6.0. The bug that used to cause a boot-up error after harddisk install was fixed. Several other bugs like the KDE screen lock issue were fixed.

                •  22 Sep 2006 21:19
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                  Release Notes: The significant feature of this release is support for read-only mounting and accessing both Ext2FS and NTFS partitions on either primary or logical partitions. The base OS has been updated to a recent pre-build48 snapshot of OpenSolaris. The utilities from NTFSprogs provide read-write access to NTFS. A small GUI written in Tcl/Tk is available to access and mount hard disk partitions at the click of a mouse. XFce has been upgraded to 4.4 Beta2. Firefox has been updated. There are installer enhancements.

                  •  16 Aug 2006 07:14
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                    Release Notes: This is the first release of the ISO Remastering Tookit for BeleniX. It allows one to create customized LiveCDs based on BeleniX. The HOWTO describes the process in detail.

                    •  11 Jul 2006 08:09
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                      Release Notes: The significant feature of this release is the development of an I/O scheduler for the HSFS module in OpenSolaris. The I/O scheduler enhances CD-ROM read performance by using I/O reordering with the CLOOK algorithm, I/O coalescing, and semi-asynchronous read-ahead that benefits sequential read. This HSFS enhancement reduces live CD boot time by up to 24 seconds and improves general CD-ROM performance by up to 25%. It was updated to a recent OpenSolaris source snapshot (20060626) that contains many fixes and improvements. Drivers and device support were updated.

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