Thursday, 17 July 2014

New version of CRUX available.

CRUX 3.1 was released.

"The CRUX team is happy to announce the release of CRUX 3.1 for the x86_64 architecture. CRUX 3.1 comes with a multilib toolchain which includes glibc 2.19.0, GCC 4.8.3 and Binutils 2.24, Linux kernel 3.12.24. CRUX 3.1 ships with X.Org 7.7 and X.Org Server 1.15.1. Important libraries have been updated to new major versions which are not ABI compatible with the old versions: libpng has been updated to version 1.6; libjpeg has been replaced by libjepeg-turbo; libmng has been updated to version 2.0. We strongly advise against manually updating to CRUX 3.1 via ports, since these changes will temporarily break the system. Important notes: udev has been replaced by eudev; the upgraded eudev will rename your Ethernet devices like udev...."

CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimised Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. The primary focus of this distribution is "keep it simple", which is reflected in a simple tar.gz-based package system, BSD-style initscripts, and a relatively small collection of trimmed packages. The secondary focus is utilization of new Linux features and recent tools and libraries.