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Tanglu 4 (Dasyatis kuhlii) Beta released!

We are pleased to announce the release of the second development version of Tanglu 4, which includes the KDE, GNOME and Core flavors!

Upcoming: 2016

The past months were a wild ride for Tanglu. Leaving from our second major release in December '14 we went on towards the development cycle of "Chromodoris willani". Making big progress especially on implemention of Calamares as live installer was one of the main tasks. With an alpha and a beta version as well as two release candidates we achieved lots of updates towards Tanglu's core features: giving a convenient user experience though staying close to upstream Debian.

Currently Tanglu's development is on it's way towards Dasyatis kuhlii, our fourth major release within about two years! To give everybody interested the chance to test there is an alpha version around. In case you missed it grab the ISO file on More details on the current state of development work and the Tanglu project in general can be found on our blog.

As 2015 is coming to an end very soon it's time to thank everyone involved: contributers of code and feedback, pre-release testers, active users on the forum - without you Tanglu wouldn't be as awesome as it is up to now.
Thank you for all your efforts!

For anyone interested to get involved with Tanglu: go ahead! We are very open to new ideas and nice people spending some time on the project. 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. There are also plenty of non-packaging
tasks to do, or you can help with the artwork. Just have a look at our our webpage on contributing. So if you are a Debian Developer or Maintainer or an Ubuntu Developer, please ask to join the team and you can get access quickly. If you know how to create Debian packages and we have a trust chain to your GPG-key it is also very easy to get involved. For everything else we will help as good as we can. ;)

But for now: have a very happy new year 2016!

What’s up in Tanglu?

It is time again for another blogpost (to be honest, this article is pretty much overdue ;-) ). I want to shine a spotlight on the work that’s done in Tanglu, be it ongoing or past work done for the new release.

Tanglu 4.0 (Dasyatis kuhlii) Alpha released!

We are pleased to announce the release of the first development release of Tanglu 4, which includes Tanglu-KDE, Tanglu-GNOME and Tanglu Core!

Tanglu 3 (Chromodoris willani) released!

We are proud to announce the release of Tanglu 3 (Chromodoris willani) today!

Tanglu 3 comes with fresh new packages, a Linux 4.0 kernel, systemd 224,
KDE Plasma 5.3 and the latest GNOME release, GNOME 3.16.

On the installer side, the previous live-installer has been replaced with Calamares, which is now available as additional option to the Debian-Installer installation method.

The KDE Plasma flavor of Tanglu now comes with Plasma 5, and replaces the Apper package manager with Muon Discover, for installing new software (Apper will come back in future, when it is fully ported).
A lot of the KDE packaging is now shared with Kubuntu and the KDE flavor of Debian.

GNOME is available in version 3.16, although a few components are still on their previous 3.14 release.

Tanglu Core received the usual amount of updates, serving as a base OS for everyone who does not want a preconfigured desktop installed.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release! To Debian for the
great work on the OS we base Tanglu on, the Kubuntu developers for sharing the work on building KDE Frameworks 5 packages with us, everyone who contributed patches, packages and bug reports, and last but not least to our users for the constructive feedback during the (longer than usual) Chromodoris release cycle.

You can get Tanglu 3 ISO images in the download area.
Please take a look at the release notes first.

Have fun with Tanglu 3!

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