ROSA DESKTOP 2012 Beta

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Differences with Alpha2

Contents

System components

Major differences

Alpha2 Beta
Kernel 3.5.5 Kernel 3.5.6
systemd-udev 189 systemd-udev 194
rpm 5.4.9 rpm 5.4.10

Boot process

  • Integrated EFI/UEFI support
  • After installation screen resolution for GRUB2 is detected and set automatically
  • Added "Install in basic mode" possibility to be able to launch on almost any hardware. Use this mode if you experience problems with the standard installation process
  • Different service optimizations to speed up booting
  • Added items to enable hibernating

Hardware

A set of issues with hardware detection was solved:

  • Improved support for modern hardware
  • Fixed bug with detection of sound cards based on Intel chips
  • Fixed problems with Wacom devices

Access permissions and security

  • Fixed issues with launching programs that require root privileges

KDE4 and ROSA tools

Development of ROSA brand-name tools SimpleWelcome 2.0 and TimeFrame 2.0 is going on. Since Alpha2 release, several bugs were fixed, work speed was improved and memory consumption was reduced. Some of these changes were too late to be included in the images; however, they are already available in repositories and we highly recommend to update your system just after installation.

New system tray implemented by ROSA developers in QML is improved to meet requirements of KDE Upstream and integrated in the KDE 4.10 development branch. So with KDE 4.10 release, this system tray will be available for all KDE users.

Utilities and tools

Drakx tools

  • Implemented automated update of Grub2 menu when installing/removing kernels
  • Fixed font configuration
  • Fixed NFS setup
  • Fixed work with NTFS partitions
  • When detecting and setting up video cards, firmware packages are now taken into account

Tools

  • Updated tools tfor working with NTFS partitions. Now NTFS partitions can be even checked from ROSA
  • Added means to detect NTFS partition locking for better compatibility with Windows 8.
  • NTFS can be now mounted without root password

User-level software

Firefox

  • Fixed locale detection and start page