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

Matthias Klumpp matthias at tenstral.net
Mon Jul 18 05:44:05 EDT 2016

We are pleased to announce the release of the second development
version of Tanglu 4, which includes the KDE, GNOME and Core flavors!

This beta release contains many changes - most notably, imports from
Debian are frozen now and we ship with our final versions of KDE and

It also contain the following highlights:
 * systemd 229
 * Linux 4.6
 * KDE Plasma 5.6
 * GNOME 3.20

We are planning to update Mesa to 12.0 and also update the kernel
prior to doing the final release of Tanglu 4.

When testing Tanglu 4 Beta, please keep in mind that it is a
development snapshot release and still contains rough edges.
As always, we ship with less packages than Debian does, due to reduced
manpower and transitions that have been done.
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 Beta release, you might find help
on the forums[1] - or simply report a bug[2].

Known issues for the Beta include the live-installer only launching
from terminal in the GNOME flavor, and the GNOME flvavor not showing
GDM if run in VirtualBox, unless you boot with "quiet splash" removed
from the kernel command line.

Currently, we also still 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/beta/
 B: [US] http://mirrors.ocf.berkeley.edu/tanglu-releases/dasyatis/beta/
 C: [DE] http://mirror1.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/releases.tanglu.org/dasyatis/beta/

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 our
live-installer, 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.
Check out the bug tracker's PR and web teams for non-coding tasks.

Have fun with the new development release!

[1]: https://tangluusers.org
[2]: https://tracker.tanglu.org/maniphest/task/create/

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