[Tanglu] Tanglu 4 (Dasyatis kuhlii) Alpha released!

Matthias Klumpp matthias at tenstral.net
Mon Oct 26 15:55:52 EDT 2015

We are pleased to announce the release of the first development
release of Tanglu 4, which includes Tanglu-KDE, Tanglu-GNOME and
Tanglu Core!

This alpha release contains many changes - it also marks the point
where the GCC 5 transition is completed[1] (except for some minor
follow-up transitions).
We also re-synchronized our KDE packages with the ones from Debian.

It also contain the following highlights:
 * systemd 207
 * Linux 4.2
 * KDE Plasma 5.4
 * GNOME 3.18, using Wayland for the GDM login
 * Updated Calamares live-installer
 * Many packages from Debian Testing

When testing Tanglu 4 Alpha, please keep in mind that it is a
development snapshot release and still contains many rough edges. We
are interested in any input on the new release.
In order to complete the GCC 5 transition and some follow-up
transitions, we had to remove some packages from the release suite. In
case you miss any package you need, please file a bug. It is likely
that the packages will be reintroduced anyway very soon, but by filing
a bug you can ensure that the package is taken care of.
If you experience problems with the Alpha release, you might find help
on the forums[2] - or simply report a bug[3].

Currently, we have some broken non-core packages in the development
suite, you can view a full list of them at

You can get the development release from the following mirrors:

 A: [DE] http://releases.tanglu.org/dasyatis/alpha/
 B: [US] http://mirrors.ocf.berkeley.edu/tanglu-releases/dasyatis/alpha/
 C: [DE] http://mirror1.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/releases.tanglu.org/dasyatis/alpha/

We welcome new contributors to Tanglu! So if you want to help, feel free
to contact us via email to [tanglu-devel %at% lists.tanglu.org], or
via IRC on #tanglu-devel
(Freenode). There are a couple of non-coding tasks as well, e.g. we
would need a new introduction slideshow for Calamares, and some help
with the Tanglu web services (e.g. tanglu.org would need some updated content).
We will also need a new wallpaper for Tanglu 4 soon.

Have fun with the new development release!

[1]: http://tracker.tanglu.org/T146
[2]: http://tangluusers.org
[3]: http://tracker.tanglu.org/maniphest/task/create/

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