antiX-17 kernel updates

There have been various security patches applied upstream so users are strongly advised to update to the latest kernels via Package Installer, synaptic or cli-aptiX. Available for 64 and 32 bit.

5.10.27
4.19.184
4.9.264
4.4.264

kernel updates

There have been various security patches applied upstream so users are strongly advised to update to the latest kernels via Package Installer, synaptic or cli-aptiX.

5.10.27 (antiX-19, bullseye, testing and sid)
4.19.184 (antiX-19, bullseye, testing and sid)
4.9.264 (antiX-19, bullseye, testing and sid)
4.4.264 (antiX-19, bullseye, testing and sid)

antiX-bullseye-alpha2 iso files available. 64 bit only

We have 2 versions for experienced users to try.

* sysvinit – antiX-bullseye-a2-x64-full is an alpha quality release for experienced testers of antiX to test and provide feedback.
Do not use this as your main OS.

Some basic differences from a1.

* 4.9.261 and 5.10.22 kernels on the live iso. Please try both in your tests.
* no virtualbox-guest packages

Hopefully many of the bugs found in a1 have been squashed.

* runit – Unlike the previous antiX-runit edition which uses Debian’s implementation of runit (basically a mixture of runit plus sysvinit), this version is closer to how runit works on Void and Artix linux.
Sysvinit has been replaced with various antiX runit scripts and our much smaller sysvinit package.

Please post any feedback at antiX forums and state if you are testing live, frugal, in a virtual machine or on bare metal.

Files here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/

antiX-19.3 (Manolis Glezos) bug-fix/upgrade isos available

All new isos are bug-fix/upgrades/improvements of antiX-19 sysvinit/runit series.

No need to download if using antiX-19(.x).

antiX-19.3 (Manolis Glezos) is based on Debian Buster and is fully systemd-free.

As usual we offer the following systemd-free flavours for both 32 and 64 bit architecture, running sysvinit or runit.

antiX-full (c1.2GB) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm plus full libreoffice suite.

antiX-base (c770MB no longer fits on a cd) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm.

antiX-core (c470MB) – no X, cli-installer without UEFI support nor encryption, but should support most wireless.

antiX-net (c170MB)- no X, cli-installer without UEFI support nor encryption. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build.

The 32 bit versions use a non-pae kernel.

Changes:

This series has put on some weight mainly due to the kernel supporting old and new hardware and the inclusion of more firmware (full, base and core editions).

* antiX wifi switch – tool to choose which wifi manager to use. Default is connman, ceni available.
* Improved and updated localisation
* mps-youtube includes another fix for apt_key bug
* A newer 4.9.235 kernel
* firefox-esr (78.3.0esr)
* libreoffice 7.0.2.2
* IceWM upgraded to latest upstream version (1.8.3)
* latest firmware backported from Debian sid.
* various upstream Debian security upgrades

Known issues:

* If you want to use the iso-snapshot application, you must upgrade both iso-snapshot-antix and iso-template-antix to latest versions (0.3.20 and 19.14 repectively)

See here for full list of what’s included on antiX-19 series.

Enjoy!

anticapitalista, 16 October 2020, Thessaloniki

Added: I have also updated the Debian sid based net and core versions (sysvinit and runit, 32 and 64 arch). These images ship with a 5.8.7 kernel.

antiX-19.2 (Hannie Schaft) with 4.19 kernels available

Since some users have reported issues with our default iso files running the 4.9 kernel (better suited for older hardware), we have made available full and base versions (SysVinit and runit) 64 bit architecture only to our users.

kernel is 4.19.100

Everything else is the same as our default antiX-19.2 isos.

For full details, have a look

here

Download from here

antiX-19.2 based on debian sid isos available

These iso files are based on Debian sid and come as core or net version using svsVinit or runit.

The following flavours for both 32 and 64 bit architecture are available.

antiX-core (c400MB) sysVinit and runit versions – no X, but should support most wireless.
Core versions also include elogind and dbus-x11.

antiX-net (c180MB) sysVinit and runit versions – no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired only) and ready to build.

The 32 bit version uses a non-pae kernel.

These iso files are for experienced users of antiX or Debian.

* Based on Debian sid
* runit or sysVinit as init
* eudev (3.2.9) instead of systemd-udev
* Customised 5.5.0 kernel with fbcondecor splash
* antiX remaster and persistence tools
* live-kernel-updater
* cli-aptiX – a cli package installer
* antiX-cli-cc – cli control centre
* live-usb-maker
* basic cli installler
* no UEFI install option
* no encryption option

Download isos from the sid or runit-sid folder

Enjoy!

antiX-19.2 (Hannie Schaft) bug-fix/upgrade isos available

All new isos are bug-fix/upgrades/improvements of antiX-19 sysvinit series.

BONUS: We now offer versions running the runit init system as well.

No need to download if using antiX-19(.x).

NOTE: All base versions are antiX-19.2.1 since I re-uploaded the iso files because there was an issue with connman wifi connection. Apologies to those who downloaded antiX-19.2 base versions.

antiX-19.2 (Hannie Schaft) is based on Debian Buster and is fully systemd-free.

As usual we offer the following systemd-free flavours for both 32 and 64 bit architecture, running sysvinit or runit.

antiX-full (c1.1GB) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm plus full libreoffice suite.

antiX-base (c700MB so fits on a cd) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm.

antiX-core (c350MB) – no X, cli-installer without UEFI support nor encryption, but should support most wireless.

antiX-net (c140MB)- no X, cli-installer without UEFI support nor encryption. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build.

The 32 bit version uses a non-pae kernel.

Changes:

* We believe we have fixed the issue when running (g)ufw firewall
* apt-notifier included and enabled on full versions for those who prefer update notifications
* Tray icon manager for IceWM
* Improved and updated localisation
* Improved cli-installer – more ‘safety’ checks added
* nosystemd repo added to antix.list sources
* Debian buster-backports repository enabled
* mps-youtube includes fix for apt_key bug
* A newer 4.9.212 kernel
* firefox-esr (68.6.0esr)
* libreoffice 6.4.1
* IceWM upgraded to latest upstream version (1.6.5)
* fluxbox upgraded to 1.3.7
* mtpaint upgraded to version 3.49
* runit backported from Debian sid
* links(2) cli browser to latest upstream version (2.20.2)
* eudev (3.2.9) instead of systemd-udev
* elogind upgrade to 243.7
* consolekit2 available
* ceni network manager included, but connman is default on full and base
* latest cherrytree (0.3.9) hierarchical note taking application
* various upstream Debian security upgrades

See here for full list of what’s included on antiX-19 series.

Enjoy!

anticapitalista, 28 March 2020, Thessaloniki