XfceLive 2010 Spring Specifications

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Technical specifications

The insides of XfceLive 2010 Spring

A lot of work and effort has been done for the elaboration of XfceLive 2010 Spring. You will find here the version and information for the most important applications and components, as well as the changes we have made into this release to make XfceLive's look & feel better.


Core components

This release of XfceLive is delivered with the latest core components available for Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring. It therefore features :

  • Linux i586 desktop kernel
    • with the following modules included in the kernel : Broadcom, Fglrx, Hcfpcimodem, Hcfmodem, Madwifi, nVidia, Psb, rt3090, Slmodem and VBox additions.
  • GCC 4.4.3
  • Glibc 2.11.1
  • PulseAudio 0.9.21
  • Drakxtools 13.35
    • Urpmi 6.38
    • Rpmdrake 5.26.3
  • Xorg 1.7.7
  • nVidia drivers
    • nv driver : 2.1.17
    • nouveau driver : 0.0.15
    • nvidia-current proprietary driver (GeForce and later cards) : 195.36.24
    • nvidia173 proprietary driver (GeForce FX based cards) : 173.14.25
    • nvidia96xx proprietary driver (GF2/3/4 class cards) : 96.43.16
  • ATI drivers
    • ati driver : 6.13.0
    • radeonhd driver : 1.3.0
    • fglrx proprietary driver : 8.723.1
  • Intel driver : 2.11.0

Major applications

XfceLive 2010 Spring delivers the latest version of the Xfce desktop environment, 4.6.2, available at the moment of it's release. It features the following applications :

  • Thunar 1.0.2
  • Parole media player
  • Exaile
  • Ristretto : 0.0.22
  • Terminal 0.4.4
  • Xfburn 0.4.3

Many other minor applets, part of the Xfce environment, have been included.

Aside of the applications linked to the environment, the following applications have been added :

  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.8
  • Evolution 2.30.2
  • OpenOffice.org 3.2.0
  • ePDFViewer 0.1.7
  • Gimp 2.6.10
  • gThumb 2.11.3
  • Empathy 2.0.2
  • Sound juicer 2.28.2
  • Deluge 1.2.3
  • Xchat 2.8.8
  • Gnome-games 2.30.1

Have also been included :

  • Compiz 0.8.6 with main, extra and unsupported plugins
  • Metisse 0.4.1

Other modifications

XfceLive 2010 Spring had had a lot of changes made, especially in the design area.

  • The default icon set is no longer Tango, as it has been replaced by Gnome-Brave, as part of the Gnome-Colors project's set. Aside of the Brave color theme, there are 9 different color sets available in XfceLive 2010 Spring along with Tango, Rodent and Gnome base icon theme.
  • There are now 28 new backgrounds ready to use, aside to the default Mandriva One background. A few of them come from the Gnome background set, but most of them come from the Mandriva background contests for 2010 and 2010 Spring.
  • A new avatar set has replaced the old Mandriva one you can choose either in the user creation step during setup or in Image:Userdrake-icon.png Userdrake.
  • OpenGL screensavers have been included to provide as much choice as there is in most common environments. There was previously only one screensaver available for XfceLive users, even though they could install more through Install & remove applications.
  • The Xfce panels have been skinned with the usual Mandriva panel background, used in Gnome and previously in KDE 3.
  • Compiz has been enriched with extra and unsupported plugins to provide more possibilities for gadgets amateurs.
  • A lot of Xfce pannel applets that were not delivered with Xfce by default have been added, allowing you to run applications and commands more quickly, set up places and many more.
  • Screenlets have been added for users to place widgets on their desktop.
  • All legal gstreamer plugins have been included, despite the presence of Codeina for their installation, in order for the users to read as much multimedia formats as possible.
  • A new splash screen design has been enabled. Not that useful on recent computers at it is disappearing almost as quickly as it came, but users in Live mode or with slower computers should appreciate having this welcoming screen.
  • The Mandriva default startup sound has been replaced by a more calm and relaxing tune.

... and many more tiny changes and adjustments...

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