I am very proud to announce that the first major update to Chromixium is ready for download. This release marked 1.5 is the first stable release to ship with the standard Ubuntu installer.
Whilst Sourceforge gets it’s act back together, I have released this on GitHub where there is a full release announcement. More links and torrents to follow…
This is the first major update to the 32 bit version of Chromixium since 1.0 was released. This release brings a raft of improvements:
- Now using the standard Ubuntu (Ubiquity) installer with better language support, hardware detection and support for encrypted home and LVM (see note below).
- Rolls up Service Pack 1 and all upstream updates (including latest Flash and Chromium updates) into a new ISO
- Updated Xorg, but kernel remains on long term support 3.13
- Faster right-click applications menu generation
- Inclusion of Cardapio menu for a standard dockable menu (find it in the Control Panel and drag it to the dock)
- File-roller replaces PeaZip for better integration with Files application
- Lxinput is included for left-handed mouse adjustment
- A load of key bindings have been integrated to better support hotkeys such as volume adjustment out of the box
- A new simple GUI to enable autologin has been added
- New HD wallpapers
- Support for booting the ISO directly from a hard drive via Grub
- The revised build process aligns much better with Ubuntu/Lubuntu base
- Finally, a little command line tool called “chromixium-version” lets you know what version of Chromixium you are running!
This release requires a fresh installation. If you are running Chromixium 1.0 and do not want to reinstall, please install Service Pack 1 which includes many of the above improvements. More service packs may be released in future