I just uploaded a build from three days ago. This features all the previously mentioned changes regarding moving to Gtk+ 3. The “weight penalty” by using both Gtk+ versions should be around 20MB. That’s reasonable for having a working upgrade path.
Other changes include:
- Many fixes to VLC 2.1.2 – you want to check if the videos rescued from a failed drive are still OK
- Added Audacious – I like to listen to MP3s when doing long annoying jobs
- Added some casual games – customers asked me to do so
- Added wimlib – allows creation and access of WIM files
- Added qemu – not primarily for virtualization, but for creation of and access to image files like VDI and VMDK
- Added multipath tools – mainly for kpartx, for convenient access of partitions in hard disk images
- Added cabextract – to extract Windows drivers from cabinet files
Combine the last four tools in some scripts (mix in the registry editing capabilities of ntpasswd) and you get cool options for either deployment of Windows images or using LessLinux as a semi automated tool for converting Windows installations running on real hardware to virtual machine images.
However this build is just a stopgap. The update to kernel 3.13.2 seems so smooth that I think the next week will provide a first testing image based on 3.13.2.