The Neptune team is proud to announce the release of Neptune 3.1 (Codename “Brotkasten”).
We worked hard and spend a lot of effort in creating this service release for Neptune 3.0. So if you like it please consider donating to us a small amount of money so we can further develop and strenghtens our efforts.
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This release features the linux kernel 3.9.2 and is exclusively meant to run on 64bit CPUs. The Debian base system was updated to the released version 7.0 wheezy to provide a stable user experience. The KDE Plasma Desktop ships with version 4.10.3. Chromium was updated to version 26, Kdenlive 0.9.6, Amarok 2.7.1 and LibreOffice to version 4.0.3. We ship with the latest and greatest multimedia codecs preinstalled aswell as the flashplayer. For wireless diagnosis we ship Wireshark, Aircrack-ng and kismon.

We a lot effort in adding some new applications and fixing of bugs.
We now include the brandnew Ardour 3.1 audio editing suite including the jackd audio daemon. We added the disk-manager as an graphical application to manage your /etc/fstab mount options. We also added the easy to use knetworkmounter which uses fuse and mount to directly mount remote folders. You can call run the program with the hotkey Super+K (Win+K). We added apper as the new default software center. For the first time we also support the usage of zram in the kernel which creates a compressed swap file in memory for low memory computers. It can be activated by installing the neptune-zram-config package.

Desktop

Default Desktop

Upgrade notice:
To upgrade Neptune 3.0 to 3.1 just perform an normal system update. This will upgrade the system except for LibreOffice which must be updated manually by performing the instructions in the forum. To Upgrade KDE please enable the Neptune KDE Repository.
Adding new applications like disk-manager, knetworkmounter, apper needs to be done manually.


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The changes in an overview:

  • New kernel 3.9.2
  • KDE SC 4.10.3 with customized notification center
  • updated Debian base to 7.0 Wheezy
  • Added f2fs filesystem support
  • Upgraded Gparted to handle new filesystems and load faster
  • fixed zevenos-hardwaremanager
  • Updated LibreOffice to version 4.0.3
  • Added knetworkmounter
  • Added Apper as default software center
  • Updated Amarok to version 2.7.1
  • Updated Kdenlive to version 0.9.6
  • Downgraded muon to a working version of 1.4
  • Enabled Multiarch
  • ISO is now build as hybridiso so it can be dd’ed onto a usb stick