Check out Slitaz Community blog for specific and small news about the project.
19 May 2014 - SliTaz 5.0 RC-2 release
The Slitaz team is pleased to announce the new SliTaz 5.0-RC2 release candidate. We have done a huge amount of work fixing bugs from RC1 with about 500 commits in our Mercurial repositories. All the 4300 packages have been rebuilt to find and fix bugs and to ensure everything can be rebuilt from source by advanced users.
We took a lot of time to improve users experience with our default and custom LXDE desktop. Polkit and udisks configuration has been fixed to correctly handle external devices and internal hard disk partitions.
The RC2 supports a new installation method. SliTaz can be installed into a single directory without partitioning any hard disk and this method works with all file systems including NTFS and FAT32.
02 May 2014 - SliTaz 5.0 RC-1 release
The Slitaz team is pleased to announce the availability of the SliTaz GNU/Linux 5.0 Release Candidate 1 (RC-1)! It's very mature, but still requires intensive testing before we'll be able to release a fully stable version.
SliTaz 5.0 RC-1 includes many small bug fixes like the improved dialogs for the slitaz-config utility that gives new users the ability to easily setup their systems from a graphical or text interface, Tazpanel boasts a new look and feel and the distribution now has better language support than ever before. We've even fixed support for old ATA hard drives to keep with our tradition of being able to run even on ancient systems.
The desktop is again powered by PCmanFM, but with the addition of the trash can and gvfs/udisks support. The packages database has received over 200 package updates and we've added about 50 new packages to the repository. In preparation for the upcoming stable release, we've updated the main website with a new style while making the interface much easier to use.
29 Mar 2014 - SliTaz Raspberry Pi release
The SliTaz team is pleased to announce the SliTaz Raspberry Pi 20140329 release after 2 years of stabilization and work porting SliTaz to the ARM platform. The release provides the latest packages cross compiled by the official SliTaz Cooker with more than 420 mirrored packages. The base flavor size is 22Mb and the JWM/FOX desktop flavor reaches only 34 Mb. The desktop flavor provides Adie text editor, PathFinder file manager, Links2 web browser, TazIRC, a web server, Dropbear SSH client and many common GNU/Linux command line tools.
SliTaz Raspberry Pi also includes the TazBerry Ncurses utility to configure the system and the SliTaz ARM CGI remote control interface with a custom RPi boot plugin. To use SliTaz RPi: download a flavor tarball, extract it, run the install.sh script and boot your Raspberry Pi.
16 Feb 2014 - New SliTaz Cooking Release
The Slitaz team is proud to announce the release of a new Cooking version which paves the road to SliTaz 5.0. This new Cooking includes almost 2 years of work and has an incredible ChangeLog. All our home made tools have been improved with some great new tools such as 'frugal' or 'decode'. We focused a lot of work on Desktop integration to provide a finer user experience and have largely improved the Linux Kernel (3.2.53) configuration.
On the packages side we updated all existing packages and also added a bunch of new packages to reach more than 4200 packages in the Cooking database. Lots of work has also been done on the SliTaz installer which provides a new Ncurses/text front-end.
The LiveCD will now ask for language settings before booting so users can get directly to the Desktop after boot scripts have been executed. The size of the ISO image has grown a little due to better hardware support and new functions. You can download the ISO image from a SliTaz mirror (40 Mb): slitaz-cooking.iso [ md5 ]
Website news archives by year. Note that some links may be broken due to website structure changes (mainly the docs that moved to their own domain).