Wednesday, October 24, 2012

KIARA 16.01 available for download


firefox 16.01
seamonkey 2.13.1
thunderbird 16.01

If anyone is paying attention, they may have noticed that there was no KIARA 16.0.  Firefox 16.0 came and went so fast I didn't notice.   In the past, I've tried to get each new KIARA release out within a day or so of each Firefox release, but I've been a little slow on the draw lately.  I no longer have my own internet connection, and I've been using Ubuntu lately, which can upgrade Firefox automatically without the user noticing.

But I'm going to keep doing this.  I think that KIARA is a good CD.

The word is out that Slax 7 is finally going to be released by the end of this year, superseding Slax 6.1.2, which has been the basis for KIARA for almost three three years.   When that finally happens, I'm going to have to decide what the next step is.  I started KIARA because I wanted to keep using KDE3 indefinitely.  I'd still like to use KDE3, but there are other concerns now, like support for mounting partitions formatted with ext4. 

* Continue with Slax 6.1.2 and KDE3

* Follow Slax 7, presumably to KDE 4

* Base future releases on Porteus, a Slax derivative that uses the Trinity Desktop.

More on this as it unfolds.  There are at least a few people out there who have been using KIARA, and I'd love to hear from them, but he discussion can't begin in earnest until we've seen Slax 7.