AryaLinux 2016.08 released with Linux Kernel 4.7

The AryaLinux project has unveiled AryaLinux 2016.08, latest stable release of bleeding edge GNU/Linux distribution built using Linux from Scratch(LFS). This release of AryaLinux is built with previously established stable release v2016.04 with core motive of standardizing distribution build procedure.

In addition to updated packages and standardized build procedures, AryaLinux 2016.08 also introduces two new desktop environments, KDE and LXQt. So, now AryaLinux will provide support for 3 different desktop environments, MATE, KDE and LXQt.

Following are some notable features of AryaLinux 2016.08.
  • Latest kernel - 4.7. This kernel release supports a lot of new hardware.
  • GCC upgraded to gcc6. The entire system is built using gcc6
  • Mate Desktop Environment upgraded from 1.12 to 1.15
  • Support for KDE and LXQt desktop environment. Please find documents to install them in the documentation/help section.
  • QT4 dropped. QT5 is the default QT version
  • VLC Media player upgraded to 3.x version
  • simple-screen-recorder does not work with QT5 so kazam which does not require QT is also a part of this release.
  • Lot of new application build-scripts added like photivo, blender, openshot, remmina, putty, audacity, clementine, grub-customizer, lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings, conky, conky-manager, plank.
You can also read official release notes in projects website.

Download Arya Linux 2016.08 MATE

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