There is a new appliacation available for Sparkers: Webmin.
From the project web site:
Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely.
sudo apt update
sudo apt install webmin
It can be also installed via Sparky MinimalCLI iso image, using ‘sudo sparky-installer’ command and choosing the Webmin from desktop’s list:
In short, how (what for) can it be used?
1. If you have or would like to set small office or home server
2. If you have a few computers in your local network or somewhere in the internet
3. if you would like to take control of your local Sparky installation via a GUI.
How does it work?
Webmin provides a web browser GUI which can be used via any web browser, and let you connect to your local system, an other computer in your local or external network, and manage many, many system’s configs and options.
Simply type an address to your web browser, to make connection:
to your local machine:
to a computer in your local network:
to a machine located in the network:
Then login using root account and its password.
The application has been added due to ours community member Daniel “Capitan Jack” suggestion.
There is a new appliacation available for Sparkers: Notepadqq.
From the project web site:
Notepadqq is designed from developers, for developers. With its more than 100 supported languages, it is the ideal text editor for your daily tasks.
The project is completely Free and Open Source.
sudo apt update
sudo apt install notepadqq
The editor is Qt based, but there is an additional package to be installed, to support GTK based styles:
sudo apt install notepadqq-gtk
Then run the application from menu-> Development
The editor should replace Leafpad in the Sparky’s LXQt spin.
There are new live/install iso images of SparkyLinux 5.3 “Nibiru” available to download.
Sparky 5 follows rolling release model and is based on Debian testing “Buster”.
Sparky 5.3 provides fully featured operating system with lightweight desktops: LXQt, MATE and Xfce.
Sparky MinimalGUI (Openbox) and MinimalCLI (text mode) lets you install the base system with a desktop of your choice and a minimal set of applications, via the Sparky Advanced Installer.
– full system upgrade from Debian testing repos as of March 7, 2018
– Linux kernel 4.15.4 as default (4.15.8-sparky is available in Sparky ‘unstable’ repo)
– the default system installer Calamares updated up to version 3.1.12
– added packages to support btrfs & xfs file systems
– cleaning out old files configs
– added new tool for cleaning your system from old files and configs: bleachbit
– missing language package installer (a part of APTus) has gotten gnome, kde & qt language package installtion option
– gdebi has been removed; locale stored debs can be installed via APTus-> Install-> Install package
– cli edition has been re-configured; it uses sudo as default after installing it on a hard drive as well
– many small fixes and improvements
No system reinstallation is required, simply make full system upgrade:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
If any problem, run:
sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get install -f
– possible problem with unmounting the live system squashfs if running inside of a virtual machine – ignore, shot the live system down, remove the live media and run your machine normally.
There is a new appliacation available for Sparkers: the first release of Falkon web browser 3.0.0.
Falkon (formerly QupZilla) is a free and open-source web browser, intended for general users. Falkon is licensed under GPLv3.
Falkon makes use of Qt WebEngine to support modern web standards. It provides several icon sets and other elements to match the native look and feel of users’ desktop operating systems.
David Rosca said:
Falkon is a new KDE web browser, previously known as QupZilla. Following this release, there will only be one last final QupZilla release.
If you were previously using QupZilla, you can manually migrate your profiles to Falkon by moving the config directory (usually in ~/.config/qupzilla/).
There is no automatic migration.
sudo apt update
sudo apt install falkon
or via Sparky Web Browser Installer >= 20180307.
There is a new appliacation available for Sparkers: BleachBit.
From the project web page:
When your computer is getting full, BleachBit quickly frees disk space. When your information is only your business, BleachBit guards your privacy. With BleachBit you can free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn’t know was there. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean thousands of applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari,and more. Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster. Better than free, BleachBit is open source.
The February donations gone very, very well – we recived 400% about of the minimum amount we need every month.
We would like to thank all of you very much for your honest support!
We have additional bills (PLN 1500/~ € 360 all together) to pay in March, but we are quit calm knowing that you will not let us down.
So – You are awesome & You are the best community in the World!
This is a full list of the February supporters, and it will be published every month.
Thank you very much again and don’t forget to send small (or big) donation in March too.
• added new packages to repos: Min web browser, Debian kernel installer (a part of APTus), Sparky CA, RSS Guard
• sparky’s Linux kernel updated up to version 4.15.7
• built and installed the Graphene Desktop; it is not compatible with Sparky4/Debian Stretch, but is compatible with Sparky 5/Debian Buster/Sid; even I built and installed it, it doesn’t work for me, so not uploaded to repos; mayby a next build
• aptus locale installer: added installation of: kde task, gnome task, aspell and myspell dictionaries
• calamares 3.1.12 has been rebuilt to be working with libkpmcore7 (sparky 5 only)
New 5.3 live/install iso images are planned in March, so if everything goes well, they should be out in the weekend of 10-11.
As I posted before about donations we really need, I start publishing donation reports to make it transparent for all of you. Let me know if I miss somebody or made a mistake (hope not).
The Sparky APTus features a tool which installs missing language packages.
It can be used any time you’d like and is offered at the first system’s startup via Sparky First Run app as well.
Changes at the language script:
– added myspell and aspell dictionaries to be installed as default
– added KDE and GNOME task to be installed if one of the desktops is installed
– fixed thunderbird language package installation
– added 2 new languages to be installed: Irish and Nepal