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Neptune 4.3 Release

by Leszek

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We are proud to announce the release of Neptune 4.3. 

This is the third service release to Neptune 4 and comes with improvements, bugfixes and updates. This includes Chromium in version 41, VLC in version 2.2, LibreOffice 4.3.3 aswell as Icedove 31.5 and many more. The foundation of this release is represented by the current  Debian 7.8 ('Wheezy') 


Neptune 4.3 comes with many security fixes, like  

  • xserver-xorg 1.12.4
  • adobe-flashplugin
  • ppapi-flashplugin
  • openjdk-6-jre 6b34-1.13.6
  • mysql 5.5.41-0+wheezy1
  • curl 7.26.0-1+wheezy11
  • openssl 1.0.1e-2+deb7u15
  • cups 1.5.3-5+deb7u5
  • samba 4.1.17
  • libc6 2.13-38+deb7u7

Besides that this new version also offers Updates for Kdenlive which bring in better codec support aswell as a fix for the localization of video effects. Kernel 3.16.3 was updated with fixes for btrfs and nouveau. There is also better btrfs support with Grub 2.0.2 Beta 2.  The problem with Persistent Creator in the live media not being able to format the persistency file on a non german localization has been solved. 

Smartphones and mediaplayers are now better supported with mtp library version 1.1.8.

For a detailed overview take a look at our Changelog

If you have Neptune 4.2 already installed you can upgrade easily with an update in the software center. If you encounter problems please use the terminal command: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade or su -c "apt-get update" && su -c "apt-get upgrade" if you don't use sudo.

Notes: UEFI support will only work with GPT partition scheme and a Fat32 uefi boot partition (with boot flag) without secure boot enabled. 

Known issues: 

  • The live system might hang on shutdown/reboot when running from LiveDVD
  • The ISO still shows version 4.2. After updating the package neptune-base it should show the correct version number

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