Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Kiara 14 "Big Ed" released

Kiara uses a legacy desktop environment (KDE 3.5.10) and a contemporary Operating System platform (Slax 3.1.2, with additional packages taken from Slackware 12.2.) It's my belief that one important thing that I can do to keep all this old software fresh for the user is to keep up with the very latest web browser software, and the most important web browser in the Linux world is still Mozilla Firefox. For that reason, it's my policy to release a new version of Kiara immediately when I become aware of a new Firefox release.

And I mean immediately. This time, I became aware of the release of Firefox 3.6.7 at around midnight Wendesday morning, and I was uploading Kiara 14 before 3 AM. It's almost 6 AM, and I'm doing the first test download now. The new web browser, some new (crude but amusing) splash screens, and a new default backfron from Vladstudio are the only changes.

NOTE: I've decided to make a few added revisions for this release. I've reorganized the Kiara Setup Tools. Actually, all I did was number them, but I think that's going to make it a lot easier for me to FINALLY write the documentation for the setup tools. So the REVISED version of Kiara 14 is uploading now. (Wed Jul 21 20:58:33 UTC 2010)
When the upload is successfully completed, I'll post an announcement.

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