Linux,  Mandriva

Noteworthy Mandriva Cooker changes 1 February – 14 February 2010

  • GNOME is now at version 2.29.90 (the first beta of GNOME 2.30). Compared with the previous alpha release, it brings various improvements to the new features previously added.
  • KDE has been updated to final version 4.4.0. New features since KDE 4.3 include integrated desktop search in Dolphin, a new Plasma desktop interface optimized for netbooks, Palapelli (a jigsaw puzzle game), Cantor (a scientific maths application) and many others.
  • New versions of the personal finances management applications Skrooge and Homebank were released. Skrooge 0.6.0 brings improved graphs reports and better automatic text completion of categories and an improved Search & Process user interface. Homebank 4.2 brings similar improvements with a new trend time report.
  • libgpod 0.7.90 was released and this version brings iPhone, iPod Touch and iPod Nano 5G support for gtkpod.
  • The microcode_ctl package has been enhanced to automatically download the latest microcode for you CPU and now supports AMD CPUs. Intel microcode is also available from the new microcode package in non-free.
  • Mandriva’s configuration utilities now support setting up an encrypted password in GRUB.
  • Gutenprint 5.2.5 adds support for many new Epson printers.
  • The monitoring tool Zabbix has been updated to new version 1.8.1. This release brings much improved performance and GUI improvements
  • The KDE Webkit based browser reKonq was updated to version 0.4 beta which includes kwallet support, AdBlock support, and many more.
  • The free ATI driver has been updated to a snapshot of version 6.13. This version supports kernel-mode setting support (enabled by default in the TMB kernel) and adds support for some newer ATI cards.