Would you like to have a Slackware-based distro which informs about updates happened to Slackware 'Current' and update your system with one click? In the end you will end up with Slackware stable. The latest Slackel has been synchronized with the Slackware repositories and has become 'rolling-release'.
Some new programs added or updated in the Slackel repositories include Firefox 12.0, Pidgin, VLC 2.0.1 and Calligra. Slackel repos include slackware current tree with dependencies and has been updated since kde has split in more than 90 packages.
A collection of four KDE iso images are immediately available, including 32-bit and 64-bit installation images as well as 32-bit and 64-bit live images that can be burned to a DVD or used with a USB drive.
Slackel current includes the latest current tree of slackware and latest KDE 4.8.2 accompanied by a very rich collection of KDE centric software. The firefox 12.0 web browser, KMail and Ktorrent are the main networking applications included in this release, followed by Akregator, an RSS reader for KDE, Kopete, the KDE instant messenger and more. Wicd is used for setting up your wired or wireless networking connections.
In the multimedia section, Bangarang 2.1, Clementine 1.0.1, K3b 2.0.2 included. The Salix codecs installer application can be used, to quickly and easily install patent encumbered codecs to your system.
A wide variety of office applications are included. Calligra Words, Calligra Stage, Calligra Tables are the main office applications present while there are many more like KOrganizer, KAddressBook and the Okular document viewer. In the graphics section, Krita, Karbon, Gwenview, KColorChooser, KSnapshot.
The graphical Salix system tools are present too, making administrative tasks easy for everyone. Package management, as always, is done using slapt-get and its graphical frontend Gslapt. Sourcery (from salix), a new graphical tool for managing and installing packages from SlackBuilds is included.
It is very easy to put Slackel Live in a usb thumbdrive. Scripts to do exactly that in any *nix or Windows system are available inside the Livedvd iso files.You can download all Slackel current iso images from the following links, using the Sourceforge servers.Slackel current KDE 4.8.2-1 (32-bit) installation image
(size: 908 MB,md5: eaea7b8f22e620aac2e110fe47ebe4d3):
Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/slackel ... o/downloadSlackel64 current KDE 4.8.2-1 (64-bit) installation image
(size: 876 MB,md5: 7805a8c93cf84f5437b9e96da6592124):
Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/slackel ... o/downloadSlackel current KDE 4.8.2-1 Live image (32-bit)
(size: 878 MB, md5: a24f6c618c29a10cdf58f84e9365e21d):
Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/slackel ... o/downloadSlackel64 current KDE 4.8.2-1 Live image (64-bit)
(size: 895 MB, md5: 2558ea9f3fbf030c99b7b15e4e35c28e)
Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/slackel ... o/download
These installation and live images includes only support for the english and greek language in KDE. Support for additional languages can be added by the user by installing the respective language packages for KDE using slapt-get/gslapt. These installation and live images includes most languages for firefox and calligra.(The root password for the live CD is “live”. Standard user login is “one” with no password)ATTENTION !!!!! Before upgrading your system, first install mtdev package otherwise you will not be able to use keyboard and mouse to log in X.
type su in a xterm
write root password
slapt-get -i mtdev
and then proceed to upgrade