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### Window Maker Live 2013-06-05 What is new since the last release? * Both firefox and thunderbird are not preinstalled anymore into the static squashfs of the live system. Instead, the upstream archives are now shipped separetely on the ISO image within the top level "custom" folder. These archives are then automaticaly unpacked at run time of the live session or during installation to disk. This not only enables users to easily replace the contained english language Mozilla applications with different language versions, but also allows for updating these release versions with newer ones featuring both bug and security fixes, and without having to download more recent wmlive ISO images. To comfortably edit and modify the ISO image, the wmlive built in isomaster application can be used. * If an archive named "custom.tar.xz" and/or "custom.tar.bz2" is found in the top level ./custom folder on the ISO, it is automatically unpacked to the / directory during runtime of the live session or installation. This can be used for subsequent modifications of configuration settings which were formerly hardcoded into the squashfs during the creation of the wmlive ISO, but also for the installation of additional third party applications which are not usually included in the Debian archives. * UltraBay hot plugging for ThinkPads was reimplemented from scratch and included as a proper debian package. It was verified to work for at least ThinkPad models T60 and T61. Further feedback is welcome! Additionally, when an UltraBay battery is inserted, standard battery discharge order will automatically switch to first drain the main battery instead of the UltraBay battery, in order to override the unfortunate manufacturer default. * Hibernation support has been overhauled and optimized. It should now work out of the box, both in virtualized and real computers. During our tests we never had any issues with failing hibernation. * The ISO image contains an archive with the complete tree of the build scripts used to create this very image in the top level 'extras' directory. It contains everything you need to recreate a customized version of the wmlive ISO. The build scripts are copied to /usr/local/src/wmlive during the final stages of the installation to disk. As verified, the wmlive ISO is properly rebuilt as long as download access for the debian archives is provided. Some known issues: * Besides the rather well supported 3.2 kernel, also a more recent 3.8 kernel from the unstable branch is optionally available at boot time once the system was finally installed to disk. While both kernels are installed complete with all necessary kernel headers to enable compilation of external modules, this might not always work for the unstable 3.8 kernel. * For 32bit systems, to enable bootstrapping and installing Window Maker Live also on a wide range of vintage computers, a i486 Linux kernel version 3.2 was used as least common denominator. While the i486 kernel is able to run on practically all Intel based computers, it lacks support for more advanced performance features of Core2Duo and later processors. For this reason, the installed system contains a second i686-pae kernel version 3.8 to choose from the boot menu. * To largely maintain a uniform look and feel based on the gtk2step based Gnome theme which mimicks the Window Maker WINGs widget set, some limitations for package installations apply. Extensive use of apt-pinning was made, in order to shape package selections and to keep out GTK3 based applications. Please revise /etc/apt/preferences and modify it accordingly to get rid of these limitations if you plan to upgrade/install more recent packages. * The supported languages are currently limited to English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish only, with the dialogs of the main scripts being English only. While these 5 languages cover at least indirectly larger regions of the world, further internationalization requires the practical contributions of dedicated helpers.
Source: README_2013-06-05.txt, updated 2013-06-13