Lets Talk About: Chakra GNU/Linux Get LibreOffice 5.2.4, Rust 1.14.0, and Mesa 3D 12.0.3


Chakra GNU/Linux developer Neofytos Kolokotronis informed users of the Linux-based operating system originally based on Arch Linux about the latest software updates that landed in the stable repositories and are available for installation.

If you've been waiting for a new, big update of your Chakra GNU/Linux distribution, here it is. It includes many of the latest applications and technologies, including Linux kernels 4.8.6 and 3.16.38 LTS, the LibreOffice 5.2.4 office suite, GRUB 2.02 Beta 3 bootloader, as well as KDE Frameworks 5.29.0 and linux-firmware 20161005.9c71af9.

"This update mainly consists of updates in our core repository, including the Linux kernels and the graphics drivers, as well as several other important packages like GRUB, SDDM, and FFmpeg. Chakra gamers also get the latest version of Steam," said Neofytos Kolokotronis in the announcement.

Mesa 12.0.3 and Nvidia 370.28 graphics drivers now available
The list of goodies included in this last major update for Chakra GNU/Linux continues with the SDDM 0.14.0.r26.17ccb31 display manager, FFmpeg 2.8.9 multimedia backend, CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) 2.2.1, CMake 3.7.1 compiler, Rust 1.14.0 programming language, Vim 8.0.0086 text editor, and Steam

Other than that, users will get the Mesa 12.0.3 3D Graphics Library, Nvidia 370.28, 340.98, and 304.132 proprietary graphics drivers, xf86-video-intel 2.99.917+722+g714052f graphics driver for Intel GPUs, Ruby 2.3.3 programming language, and NDISwrapper 1.61 wireless driver wrapper for the Linux kernel.

The btrfs-progs 4.8.1 package is also available for those who want to manipulate Btrfs filesystem. All these goodies and much more are now live on the stable repositories of the Chakra GNU/Linux operating system, though not all mirrors might have been synced with the main server at the moment of writing this article.

Do to the fact that there's a kernel update in there, you are required to reboot your computer after applying the updates. To apply them, use the "sudo pacman -Syu" command in a terminal emulator, or your favorite graphical package manager. Those new to Chakra GNU/Linux can download the latest ISO image right now from our here.

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