Phil Miller has announced the release of Chakra GNU/Linux 0.2.4
, an Arch-based distribution featuring the KDE 4.4 desktop. "The Chakra Developement Team is proud to announce the availability of our fourth and last point-release of Jaz, the live-cd using our stable repositories.
During the last days our stable repositories got some new updates. This is done to prepare the KDE SC 4.5.4 build which goes directly into stable next weekend. Also we updated the tool-chain to be even faster in compiling.
Under the hood we still use the 2.6.33 kernel series. I'll try to backport the autogroup-scheduler to give this kernel more speed. The image uses larch8 now, which is more advanced and simplified for our needs."
Chakra was born on the internet, in a small shady corner of the Freenode network, where the KDEmod developers met one day and decided to create an awesome little LiveCD based on Arch Linux. Of course these goals had to be emphasized a little bit more, and soon after the initial thoughts and discussions we started to write up plans, schedules and of course develop like there is no tomorrow, while not forgetting the fun and keeping it relaxed. Chakra GNU/Linux is our baby. A lot of efforts, time and countless hours of writing code and testing stuff have been put into it so far.
From the beginning, the whole idea of Chakra was based upon the concept of a "half-rolling release model", a rolling release, with a stable base. What this means is Chakra's core packages (graphics, sound, etc.) are frozen and are only updated for security fixes. Core packages are only upgraded after the latest versions have been thoroughly tested as part of our continous testing cycle, before being moved to the stable repositories (about every six months). This stable base, allows us to keep the programs stable. Applications (web-browsers, games, media-players, office-suites, etc) are upgraded following a rolling-release model, and generally available immediately upon their release.
Chakra provides an easy-to-use graphical installer which lets you get a full-fledged KDE environment shortly, both for i686 and x86_64 architectures. Chakra is simple, flexible and very UNIX-like. Since it is focused on KDE software and its users, rather than trying to provide every single application in the world, it provides the applications its users want, as soon as possible, and with outstanding stability and feature-richness.
All this makes Chakra a KDE distribution by definition, and maybe the best one ever.
Quote:Download :- Chakra 0.2.4
For more, see the download page
For Installation, see details here
# Kernel-188.8.131.52-2 with lzma support
# KDE SC 4.4.5
# Xorg-Server 1.7.7
# NVidia-256 and NVidia legacy series
So here some specs what changed with this release:
Changes since build 0.2.3 :-
# chakra-hardware-detection updated
# chakra-initscripts ported to larch8
# larch8 support added
# updated tool-chain
# some more pkg-updates
# more code cleaning
# more gui rework
# initial translations activated
Take a look at the Desktop :