Tanglu 2 (Bartholomea annulata) released!

We are glad to announce the availability of the second release of Tanglu, codename "Bartholomea".

This release contains a large amount of updated packages, and ships with the latest release of KDE 4 and GNOME.

New Installer Options

Tanglu 2 ships with two options to install it: The Debian Installer (d-i) and our own live-installer. We recommend to use the Debian Installer ("Install Tanglu" option on the live-cd boot menu), because a lot of testing went into it and it does a much better job compared to the live-installer, which will be replaced with Tanglu 3.

KDE Flavor

The KDE flavor of Tanglu received bugfix updates for the Plasma workspaces and contains new versions of the KDE applications.

KDM was replaced with SDDM as default display manager.

The Apper package and application manager is now run with AppStream support, making it display applications instead of packages. This is great to discover new applications. Debian's screenshot service is used to fetch screenshots.

Apper with AppStream

GNOME Flavor

The GNOME flavor comes with an up-to-date GNOME 3.14. For the new stuff in GNOME 3.14 check ot the promotional video:

In Tanglu, we ship with GNOME-Software and offline-updates by default, to make handling of package updates easier. The data which is used to display applications is still not completely mature, but GNOME-Software is usable already.

Tanglu Core

One popular request was to get a minimal Tanglu flavor, to use without GUI. To address this, we publish Tanglu 2 as an additional "Tanglu Core" flavor, which contains the basic things you expect in an operating system, but not more (no preinstalled GUI, no mailserver etc.). Tanglu Core can be used as server OS, if the short time a Tanglu release is supported is no problem (if you want long support periods, Debian is you choice).

For more information about this release, check out the release notes. It is also possible to upgrade from Tanglu 1 (Aequorea victoria), instructions are available.

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this great release! We had a troubled start while rebuilding parts of our infrastructure, but in the end this has payed off. We also want to thank the Debian contributors and teams, who provided a great foundation for Tanglu 2, and the Tanglu user community, which patiently waited for this delayed release and provided valuable and constructive feedback.

Where can I download it?

Check out our download section and select the flavor you would like to install.

Get in touch

Do you want to contribute to Tanglu? Check out the #tanglu-devel channel on Freenode, or join the tanglu-devel mailinglist - ideally think about what you would like to do to improve Tanglu (coding and non-coding activities are highly welcomed).

If you want to get in touch with other users of Tanglu, or have an issue you need help with, the Tanglu User Forums are there for you.

If you feel like something is going wrong in Tanglu, you might want to report an issue in our bugtracker.