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EasyOS Dunfell-series 4.2

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EasyOS was created in 2017, derived from Quirky Linux, which in turn was derived from Puppy Linux in 2013. Easy is built in woofQ, which takes as input binary packages from any distribution, and uses them on top of the unique EasyOS infrastructure.

Throughout 2020, the official release for x86_64 PCs was the Buster-series, built with Debian 10.x Buster DEBs.

EasyOS has also been built with packages compiled from source, using a fork of OpenEmbedded (OE). Currently, the Dunfell release of OE has been used, to compile two sets of binary packages, for x86_64 and aarch64.

The latter have been used to build EasyOS for the Raspberry Pi4, and first official release, 2.6.1, was in January 2021.

The page that you are reading now has the release notes for EasyOS Dunfell-series on x86_64 PCs, also debuting in 2021.

Ongoing development is now focused on the x86_64 Dunfell-series. The last version in the x86_64 Buster-series is 2.6.2, on June 29, 2021, and that is likely to be the end of that series. Releases for the Pi4 Dunfell-series are still planned but very intermittent.

The version number is for EasyOS itself, independent of the target hardware; that is, the infrastructure, support-glue, system scripts and system management and configuration applications.

The latest version is becoming mature, though Easy is an experimental distribution and some parts are under development and are still considered as beta-quality. However, you will find this distro to be a very pleasant surprise, or so we hope.

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Also: EasyOS Dunfell-series version 4.2 released

Easy 4.2.1 interim-release

Making the update more bullet-proof

  • Making the update more bullet-proof

    Wanting to make the update more "bullet proof", I have put in an extra check in /usr/local/easy_version/easy-update.
    It now checks the md5sum of the local pre-update image file.

    That is, if you are currently running 4.2 and have /mnt/wkg/easy-4.2-amd64.img, the 'md5sum.txt' file will be downloaded and the image file checked.

EasyOS Dunfell-series version 4.2.2 released

Limine 3.9.2 compiled in OpenEmbedded

Limine 3.10.1 compiled in OE

Pup-Advert-Blocker fixed now version 0.6

  • Pup-Advert-Blocker fixed now version 0.6

    It is not a PET, it is builtin to EasyOS, script /usr/sbin/pup-advert-blocker

    I have overhauled it and bumped the version to 0.6

    The creator, sc0ttman, hasn't posted to the forum for a long time, so I sent him an email a couple of days ago. I will send another one, letting him know that I have worked on the script.

Easy Version Control fixes

  • Easy Version Control fixes

    Just a quick report. I have done some work on Easy Version Control (in the "Filesystem" menu category).
    This includes snapshots, and container rollback and erase. This work has been required due to the new top-level-zram.

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