In the 4 months since the last release many enhancements have been made. The Zenwalk GNU/Linux OS brings to its users both the latest stable software, a well polished Desktop and an ever-increasing software repository.
What\'s new or improved in Zenwalk 5.2?
The Zenwalk 5.2 release includes nearly 500 changes to software packages including a broad sweeping number of updated software, bug fixes and enhanced replacements for some software. Notable updates include the Linux kernel version 22.214.171.124 and the Xfce Desktop 4.4.2.
An Improved package manager: Netpkg \"new generation\" is now at version 4 and has been completely rewritten in Perl-GTK. This new version introduces many Improvements: better layout, treelike view of packages, many help pop-ups, ultra-intuitive user interface, automatic colorization of icons depending on the status of each package; full internationalization of the user interface; real-time recursive dependency computing, and full-text search.
Improved Multimedia support: Mplayer is now provided with the latest dvdnav (DVD menus support). The Brasero CD/DVD burning software has now completely replaced the nautilus-cd-burner and comes with many new features. Zenwalk also now ships with the latest version of the Pidgin Instant messaging client, Gtkam photo viewing software and version 2.4.6 of the GIMP which provides a complete set of tools for both the hobbiest and professional digital artists alike.
Refined system power usage: Suspend and resume functions have been improved.
The beautiful and well polished XFCE desktop has been refreshed with new artwork.
The Xorg Xserver is at a mature version 7.3 and includes the latest stable versions of all related software and drivers, including new support for blue-tooth input devices.
Source repository : many faithful users asked us to provide an online source repository rather than sending source Dvds on-demand. So we have been working on a mechanism to allow the development team to instantly publish source tarballs for any new package we release. This source repository is now 100% ready for ISO packages, and the contributed packages (aka \"extra\") source repository is being populated actively.
Zenwalk\'s Community Spirit: As the community thrives, Zenwalk now has a web-accessible Package Database and a conveniently arranged User Repository. Please also have a look at the Zenwalk Companion - a guide to the extra packages available to Zenwalk. Please see the zenwalk.org website for more information, and welcome to support.zenwalk.org for bug reports and friendly discussion between Linux purists :)