Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Future Of The Phinx Desktop Project

A while ago Kori announced on IRC that he was planning to search for a new base for the Phinx Desktop project and step away from it's current base PCLinuxOS.

Today we come to know that he is going to re-roll PCLOS as a distro and that he will be incorporating parts of Mandriva, Mageia, CentOS, OpenSUSE and Fedora to help create a unified base.

This has not much effect on the current users but...... for the new users it's going to be a new experience.

Kori also says he hopes to get a 32bit final and a 64bit RC1 ready by the end of the month.

At the moment there are also a few updates for Phinx ready to be downloaded which include a re-branding from the PcLinuxOS to the Phinx Desktop brand.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Xfce 4.10 Final Entered The Phinx Repo's

Last night our good friend and lead developer of Phinx, Kori, sent the Xfce 4.10 Final onto the Phinx repo's. Just now I pulled them in while having a nice cup of coffee.

He also updated about 95% of the plugins but there are a few that won't build against 4.10 yet. Kori is working on it so that they will buld against it in the end.

Other great news is that there is a 32bit Final iso planned of the Phinx Desktop for the end of the month.  Together with this 32bit release will also come a 64bit RC1 release of Phinx.

I'm already looking forward to the 64bit for sure. :D

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