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Big Summerupdate

by Leszek

Mesa 17.1, GCC 4.9, Chromium 60

Attention: The default updating app Apper might not be able to perform the update. It might show you updated packages but could fail in installing them. Therefor we recommend for this single update to either use the Muon-Updater or use the terminal and the command sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgade to upgrade your system succesfully.

At the peak of this summer we are proud to announce a new big update for Neptune.

We upgraded the free graphics library Mesa to version 17.1.5 which includes several new improvements in its OpenGL support bringing more performance and support for modern games and applications. 

With the update of the graphics drivers this is also improves overall desktop system performance. 

The default browser of Neptune Chromium got updated to version 60 which includes a renewed user interface aswell as better performance for surfing the web. The settings in Chromium are completely revamped and use the material design now. 

Last but not least Neptune 4.5.x finally upgraded from the default compiler collection GCC 4.7 to version 4.9. 
This brings especially for the future Support a better compatibility and ability to compile new modern software releases like new versions of Chromium for example. 

 

All these changes are a bit bigger and touch depper parts of the system which also leads to a slightly different way of upgrading your system. 

Attention: The default updating app Apper might not be able to perform the update. It might show you updated packages but could fail in installing them. Therefor we recommend for this single update to either use the Muon-Updater or use the terminal and the command sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgade to upgrade your system succesfully.

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