The ISO file for Slint64-14.2.1 is provided on sourceforge.net: https://sourceforge.net/projects/slint/files/14.2.1/
To know how to use this ISO image, read http://slint.fr/wiki/en/installation Just substitute this ISO's file name to the one indicated here.
To update your system after installation, run as as root these commands:
slapt-get --upgrade -s # to check for available updates.
slapt-get --upgrade # to actually apply the updates.
The most notable changes are:
- The addition of two desktops: LXDE current and MATE 1.18
- An increased accessibility to visually impaired users: now Slint can be installed and used with speech and/or Braille both in text mode and in several graphical environments including MATE.
- The installation of KDE is now optional. If KDE is installed, to avoid cluttering the application menus of other graphical environments the admin can just type hide-kde-apps: the menu entries of KDE apps will then appear only in the menu of KDE. This can be reverted typing show-kde-apps.
- The lightdm and gdm2 graphical login managers have been added, both can speak.
- To cope with the many graphical environments and login managers and alleviate the need of manually editing configuration files, several new utilities are provided:
- orca-on ad orca-off allow each user to enable or disable speech and/or braille in graphical environments for oneself.
- session-chooser allows a user to set the default graphical session for oneself, among those available.
- This can also be done by root for a regular user with setsession.
- login-chooser allows the admin to set the login manager, either text (the users can then after login start a graphical session typing startx) or graphical (among lightdm, lxdm, gdm and kdm) and decide to have speech or not for login, in text mode as using lightdm or gdm2.
- The specific appearance of the MATE desktop can be restored typing mate-slint-theme.
- Most graphical environments get a similar layout of the panels and their menus. In addition 60 wallpapers have been added, that you can easily set in KDE, LXDE, MATE and XFCE: just make a right click on the desktop, find the menu entry to set the background and pick an image. For instance if you like white magnolias you can set the picture you see on the attached pic here: http://slint.fr/images/slint64-14.2.1.mate.jpeg (MATE running) as background of Xfce or KDE or LXDE as well.
See the document ACCESSIBILITY:
http://slackware.uk/slint/x86_64/slint- ... ESSIBILITY
INSTRUCTIONS FOR UPGRADING FROM 14.2
Follow the instructions detailed in the document README_UPGRADE in this directory: http://slackware.uk/slint/x86_64/slint-14.2.1/upgrade/. These instructions also apply to testers of a release candidate. Note that upgrading from a Slint version earlier than 14.2 is not supported at all and will most likely not work.
Alternatively make a full backup, install anew, restore from the backup.