After a couple of weeks of working in improving and resolving some important bugs, updating most package, Firefly is ready for the second beta and hopefully for the last beta of this release.
KDE was updated to version 4.6.2 as also the kernel was moved to version 18.104.22.168-libre. For the moment, Kongoni will stick with the 2.6.37 kernel branch, as it seems very stable and fast. I don’t know for sure when Kongoni will move to a newer branch, but sometimes it’s better just to wait a while and stick with something that works.
Like I said before, KDE was updated to version 4.6.2 and the reason for this were some bugs found by the KDE development team. I could have taken only the patches from KDE, but didn’t seems to have much of a point, as most of the packages coming with KDE would have been updated anyway.
Besides KDE and the kernel, there was a bug found when using udisks. The problem was that no external USB disks were mounted by udisks, even if udisks and udev found them. This issue got fixed in beta2 and now everything works at it should.
Also due to some mails received that addressed some issues regarding rekonq, I’ve decided to move to Chromium as the default browser. Some of the people reported that rekonq is kind of slow and doesn’t work so well. To be honest, in some of my tests I didn’t notice any issues, but it’s true that rekonq didn’t work very well with Gnash and a lot of Youtube videos don’t work, but the same videos work with Chromium and Gnash.
Another important fix and update happened to openjdk and now in the repository the users can find the binary version and source version of openjdk 1.6.0_22, but I wouldn’t suggest anyone to try to build openjdk from source as it can take a while .
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