Netrunner Rolling 2014.09.1

This is the release announcement of Netrunner Rolling 2014.09.1.

We are releasing this maintenance shortly after our initial 2014.09 release to fix problems with the nvidia driver, and include a first fix for the bash shell vulnerability.
We also updated Samba file sharing, kontact accounts and language packs installation.
Laptop Mode Tools was replaced by the new TLP to give you better control of your power consumption and achieve a longer battery life with your laptop.

With the 2014.09 version we updated Netrunner Rolling to the latest software updates from Manjaro including Kernel 3.14.18 with lots of bugs fixed and new driver support.
KDE SC was updated to version 4.14 wich introduces the new semantic desktop search baloo to replace nepomuk. Baloo offers a new and super fast way to index files, folders and metadata and allows you to search and find files more easily then ever. With this version we also focused on usability and decided to make single click navigation the default behavior. This change makes it easier for beginners to navigate their way around in a web centric computer world.

2014.09
A better control over your volume and sound is provided with the use of veromix as default audio mixer. It allows you to easily switch between soundcards and reroute specific sounds from apps to specific devices. It also includes controls for vlc and clementine our default video & audio players.

marble

With marble we included the best map tool for the KDE Plasma desktop. It includes not only different maps from which you can choose and also use in education (when it comes to historical maps) but also allows you to plan and find routes for your next trip by car, bicycle or by foot via direct access to the search fields.

Recording a videopodcast by filming yourself ? No problem ! You only need a webcam and cheese.
Cheese uses your webcam to take photos and videos, applies fancy special effects and lets you share the fun with others. Selfies were never so adorable and cool.

When it comes to productivity Netrunner Rolling ships LibreOffice 4.2.6, Skype 4.3 and Thunderbird 31.1.1 .
The installer (thus) was updated to fix bugs with uefi & plymouth and installs the system faster then ever.

wallpapers-2014.09

This version also includes a brand new set of great wallpapers aswell as a new default cursor design. To emphasize the aspect of a rolling release we also changed the plymouth theme to the much adored netrunner circle.

Changes in an overview:

  • Kernel 3.14.18
  • KDE SC 4.14.0
  • Thunderbird 31.1.1
  • VLC 2.1.5
  • LibreOffice 4.2.6
  • Krita & Karbon 2.8.5
  • replaced kamoso with Cheese 3.12.2
  • Clementine 1.2.3
  • FlashPlayer 11.2.202.406
  • Thus 0.8.10
  • TLP replaces Laptop Mode Tools
  • Gimp 2.8.10
  • Gparted 0.19
  • Networkmanager 0.9.10
  • Pacman 4.1.2
  • Pidgin 2.10.9
  • Qmmp 0.8.1
  • Xserver 1.15.2

You can get the brand new version of Netrunner Rolling via the Download Page . As it is a rolling release users of the previous versions can just upgrade to get the cool new features.

  • Adrian

    Is there a date for plasma next in the rolling release?

    • Starbuck2001

      I suspect the official switch to happen somewhere in 2015.

  • Greg Zeng

    Just tried Kubuntu (Kubuntu-plasma5-14.10-beta2-desktop-amd64) with latest Plasma 5.

    Not mature enough yet. Limited add-ons & functions of all types; probably because the usual KDE stuff is unstable still with the new Plasma. Looks beautiful, but not too KDE functional yet.

    • Starbuck2001

      Hi Greg,
      did you try 5.0 or some more recent update towards 5.1?
      Plasma 5.1 will be pretty much feature complete over 4.x (Kicker Menu gets many new features like direct “edit” and “uninstall” with right-click), then Plasma 5.2 will likely surpass the 4.x-series.

  • gary

    64-bit Netrunner rolling MD5 hash not matching

    • Starbuck2001

      I checked 2014.09.1 64bit again on the download server and local here, it should be:
      8cf819f04b180ff887e215a896f5aad0

      • gary

        thank you. my checksum app seems bad

  • Edy

    Nice!!!!!

  • dr04

    where i can talk about bugs?

    • Starbuck2001

      Please use our forums or report to bugs.kde.org.

  • Lord Obama

    I love this Distro, it is 90% right, if they would only scrap the god forsaken Libre Office and replace it with Open Office, it would be at 95% and save me about an hour. And maybe replace Skype with Viber as well…

    • Riccardo Dini

      why openoffice?

      • Lord Obama

        1) Because Libre Office blows and does not open my power points correctly nor does the presentation app work at all really.

        2) Because MS Office is expensive and I hate MS products, especially the whole ribbon thing they did with MS Office 2007 and later, and the whole x extention.

        3) Because Open Office Rocks does everything MS does for free and is more configurable than MS Office ever was and it is modern but still used the file menu I loved about MS Office 2003 and earlier. It it totally compatible with all my power point presentations from MS Office and on and on. With Libre Office I knew there was no way I would be able to switch to Linux, after using Open Office I made full switch, I do not use any windows programs, threw them all away.

      • Lord Obama

        My Ratings on office suites…

        5 Stars – Open Office 4.0 later
        4 Stars – IBM Lotus Symphony
        3 Stars – MS Office 2003 & Earlier
        2 Stars – Coral Home Office
        1 Star – Libre Office

        The guys that were working on the IBM Lotus Symphony went over to the Open Office team and helped develop the new Open Office, incorporating the work they had done on Symphony.

        • Riccardo Dini

          in my test Lotus Symphony was very slow.
          I have not notice so many difference in libreoffice and in openoffice.
          But i try to test openoffice more.

          • Lord Obama

            I know many that who have tried both prefer the open office, it does not have the bugs Libre Office does.

            I can send you my power point presentations…
            1) Open them in MS Office and look how they should be.
            2) Open them in Open Office and see the same exact thing
            3) Open them in Libre Office and WTF Just happened…