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#1 2020-08-02 18:27:40

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[STABLE RELEASE] BunsenLabs Lithium Official ISOs

BunsenLabs Linux is pleased to announce Lithium, the latest release of our Debian stable (currently Buster) derivative. Core components include the Openbox window manager, tint2, a highly configurable panel, and jgmenu, a menu replacement for the Openbox menu, featuring menu auto-updating when new applications are installed and type-to-search for finding apps in the menu.

https://www.bunsenlabs.org/ (Reload your browser, Ctrl+r, if Helium is still displayed.)

https://www.bunsenlabs.org/installation.html

Available in two "Live" versions, amd64 or a minimal, CD-sized, i386 non-PAE version that can detect and upgrade to a PAE kernel and/or our full package-list via our improved bl-welcome script. These "Debian Live" non-free ISOs contain many new improvements and features not available in Helium/Jessie. We also include Broadcom b43 wireless drivers, required by a lot of old hardware (Dell laptops, for example), which the Debian Live "Official" and "unofficial" ISOs do not include.

Screenshots...

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/hhhor … -43-36.png

https://www.bunsenlabs.org/img/frontpag … limain.jpg

https://www.bunsenlabs.org/img/frontpag … y/yeti.jpg

Some major features of BunsenLabs Lithium:

  • New dark default theme, featuring custom-colored Papirus icons.

  • More modularity and flexibility, eg the BL session can coexist with a default Openbox or XFCE session.

  • Openbox can be replaced with another window manager but keep BL's autostarted apps, menu and keybinds.

  • The BunsenLabs session now uses jgmenu by default, with many new features.

  • New init-agnostic, simplified bl-exit script.

  • Many improvements to BLOB themes manager, and conky and tint2 managers.

  • Improvements to our first-boot 'Welcome!' setup script, newly streamlined and now offering Bluetooth support.

  • Some default applications have been changed, and new ones added.

  • Installer now supports Secure Boot.

  • And many other small tweaks, improvements and bug-fixes. Please see the detailed release notes.

Release Notes
Package Lists

Special thanks to @Bearded_Blunder for his major contribution to our new bl-exit GUI, and to @cog for his Yeti themes.

Thanks to all our forum members and BL users for their testing, suggestions, financial support and patience for this release. It took longer than we had hoped, but came out better than we could have hoped for. If we've forgotten to mention anyone by name, it's not due to ingratitude.

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BunsenLabs Lithium Release Notes


WHAT'S NEW:

jgmenu with many features:

  • type-to-search

  • auto-updating "Applications menu"

  • vast scope for customization

BunsenLabs is easier to customize with more modularity:

  • BunsenLabs session can use another window manager while keeping the same menu, application launch keybinds and autostart file.

  • User can switch between BL session, vanilla Openbox session or eg XFCE session with not too much cross-interference.

  • Other users don't have to have the BL config files in $HOME if they don't use the BL session.

  • Xdg autostart can be disabled from the user's autostart file if they'd rather launch everything from that file instead.

  • Another window manager can be selected in the user's autostart file, as long as suitable startup apps are also added in the wm-dependent section of autostart. (see 'man bunsenlabs-session')

The installer now supports Secure Boot.
Note: user has to temporarily uninstall bunsen-os-release
if running grub-install after installing the system. (seldom necessary)

There is no full-sized i386 iso file for Lithium. Users can install
from the reduced 32-bit CD iso and then install bunsen-meta-all.
A smaller metapackage bunsen-meta-lite is also available now.
NOTE: to get the CD iso small enough, firefox-esr and bunsen-paper-icon-theme were omitted.
Dillo is the default browser (very fast and light) but users who need javascript support should install firefox-esr.
Without a BL icon theme the system defaults to Adwaita, but bunsen-paper-icon-theme uses no more RAM and looks nicer, so install is recommended.

New alarm clock "beepmein" on the tint2 clock right-click.

New simpler, init-agnostic bl-exit, based on Bearded_Blunder's yad script.
The Helium-style python application remains available as bunsen-exit-python.

App Substitutions:
replace terminator with lxterminal
"       mirage     "    ristretto
"       gnumeric   "    calc

Full and minimal package lists here: https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic … 12#p104412

BLOB Themes Manager:

  • Ships a new set of preset theme-sets with a variety of appearances.

  • Applies many small improvements and bugfixes.

New bl-user-setup makes it easier to keep user config files up to date
without overwriting customizations.
(A diff function will be added later.)

xbindkeys, not openbox, is used for keybinds that launch applications.
Note: Anyone who wants to use xbindkeys_show should install 'tk'
and uncomment the entries in ~/.xbindkeysrc and ~/.config/jgmenu/prepend.csv.

bl-welcome:

  • runs all apt installs together at end of script.

  • offers bluetooth support option.

  • for CD installs, offers to install bunsen-meta-all or bunsen-meta-lite.

Added GUI lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings for configuring the login screen.

New localechooser script available for those not using lightdm-gtk-greeter
but who want to change their user language.

A Thunar plugin shows a variety of file checksums in the "properties" tab,
   and allows copy/paste or comparison of checksums.

Better openbox window tiling keybinds.

Three new items in Geany's Build Menu:

  • Open as root

  • File Manager here

  • Terminal here

There is a new item in the main menu, under Preferences: "Reload GTK".
At present this only reloads GTK2, and might seem to have no effect,
but in the future GTK3 reloading will be enabled too.

Improved IPP driverless printing in bunsen-meta-printer-support.
See https://wiki.debian.org/CUPSDriverlessPrinting

Various utilities added:

  • wireless-tools

  • inxi

  • lshw

BUGFIXES:
- gdebi "dead parents" issue
    https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo … bug=932088
- add haveged for entropy bug
    https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo … 021;msg=37
- Debian installer "check disk integrity" option works.
    https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=6086


NOTES FOR EXISTING USERS:

Users currently running an experimental Lithium system do not need to reinstall from the new iso files. Simply changing the apt sources as detailed here, then doing an apt update and upgrade will be enough.

If you are using the experimental lithium apt repository, then
in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunsen.list, you should replace:

deb https://kelaino.bunsenlabs.org/~johnraff/debian lithium main

with

deb https://pkg.bunsenlabs.org/debian lithium main

so you use the official BunsenLabs repositories.

These config files have moved:
~/.config/openbox/autostart → ~/.config/bunsen/autostart
~/.config/openbox/environment → ~/.config/bunsen/environment
~/.config/openbox/rc.xml → ~/.config/openbox/bl-rc.xml
    (rc.xml is left untouched for vanilla openbox sessions)
    and → ~/.xbindkeysrc
        * both keybind settings files are available from the keybinds pipemenu
    (It's still possible to set app launcher keybinds in bl-rc.xml
    but in .xbindkeysrc they'll work with any window manager)
~/.config/openbox/menu.xml → ~/.config/jgmenu/prepend.csv and jgmenurc
    (~/.config/openbox/menu.xml is a stub, for vanilla openbox sessions)

These files have been renamed:
tint2rc-<name> → <name>.tint2rc
conky: → <name>-conky.conf
bl-conkyzen → bl-conky-manager
bl-tint2zen → bl-tint2-manager
bl-conkypin → bl-conkymove
/usr/lib/bunsen/common/bl-include.cfg → usr/lib/bunsen/common/bl-includes


ANNOYANCES AND WORKAROUNDS

Some users have reported the installer hanging at the "configure network" stage. This may be because the Debian Installer is trying to set up ipv6 on a network that doesn't support it. If so, @cog has posted a fix here: https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic … 58#p102258

Last edited by johnraff (2020-08-20 02:07:58)

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#3 2020-08-02 18:30:34

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Re: [STABLE RELEASE] BunsenLabs Lithium Official ISOs

Bunsenlabs Lithium Package lists

Full package list (64 bit):

alsa-utils
amd64-microcode
anacron
apt-transport-https
apt-xapian-index
aptitude
arandr
arj
at
at-spi2-core
bash-completion
btrfs-progs
catfish
chntpw
clipit
compton
conky-all
cpufrequtils
cryptsetup
curl
crda
dbus-x11
dmz-cursor-theme
dosfstools
efibootmgr
eject
enchant
evince
f2fs-tools
fbxkb
feh
file-roller
filezilla
firefox-esr
firmware-b43-installer
firmware-b43legacy-installer
firmware-linux
firmware-realtek
firmware-iwlwifi
fonts-cantarell
fonts-noto
fonts-noto-cjk
fonts-noto-mono
fonts-inconsolata
fonts-liberation
ftp
fuse
galculator
galternatives
gddrescue
gdebi
geany
ghostscript
gigolo
gmrun
gnome-keyring
gnome-themes-standard
gparted
gsimplecal
gstreamer1.0-libav
gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad
gstreamer1.0-plugins-base
gstreamer1.0-plugins-good
gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly
gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio
gtk2-engines-pixbuf
gvfs
gvfs-backends
gvfs-fuse
hardinfo
haveged
hdparm
hddtemp
hexchat
hfsprogs
htop
hwdata
i965-va-driver
inotify-tools
intel-microcode
inxi
jgmenu
lame
less
libblockdev-crypto2
libinput-tools
libpam-gnome-keyring
libreoffice-calc
libreoffice-gtk2
libreoffice-writer
libnotify-bin
libqt5svg5
lightdm
lightdm-gtk-greeter
lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings
light-locker
lm-sensors
locales
lsb-release
lshw
lvm2
lxappearance
lxterminal
lzop
mlocate
modemmanager
network-manager
network-manager-gnome
nitrogen
ntfs-3g
ntp
obconf
openbox
openssh-client
p7zip-full
papirus-icon-theme
pavucontrol
pciutils
pcmciautils
pnmixer
policykit-1
policykit-1-gnome
pulseaudio
python
python-keybinder
python-notify
python-xdg
qt5-style-plugins
rfkill
ristretto
rpl
rsync
rzip
scrot
smartmontools
suckless-tools
sudo
synaptic
thunar
thunar-archive-plugin
thunar-gtkhash
thunar-media-tags-plugin
thunar-volman
tint2
transmission-gtk
tumbler
unace
unalz
unar
unrar
unzip
update-inetd
usb-modeswitch
usbutils
user-setup
uuid-runtime
va-driver-all
vdpau-va-driver
vlc
vlc-plugin-notify
wireless-tools
xbindkeys
xcape
xdg-user-dirs
xdg-utils
xfburn
xfce4-notifyd
xfce4-power-manager
xfce4-screenshooter
xfsprogs
xinput
xorg
xserver-xorg-input-all
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
xserver-xorg-input-evdev
xserver-xorg-input-wacom
xserver-xorg-video-all
xserver-xorg-video-intel
xserver-xorg-video-qxl
xsel
xz-utils
yad
zip

bunsen-common
bunsen-configs
bunsen-configs-pulse
bunsen-conky
bunsen-docs
bunsen-exit
bunsen-fortune
bunsen-images
bunsen-keyring
bunsen-papirus-icon-theme
bunsen-pipemenus
bunsen-themes
bunsen-thunar
bunsen-utilities
bunsen-welcome

CD iso package list (32 bit):

alsa-utils
anacron
apt-transport-https
arandr
at
at-spi2-core
bash-completion
btrfs-progs
chntpw
clipit
conky-all
cpufrequtils
cryptsetup
curl
crda
dbus-x11
dillo
dmz-cursor-theme
dosfstools
efibootmgr
eject
evince
f2fs-tools
fbxkb
file-roller
firmware-b43-installer
firmware-b43legacy-installer
firmware-linux
firmware-realtek
firmware-iwlwifi
fonts-inconsolata
fonts-liberation
fuse
galculator
galternatives
gddrescue
gdebi
gigolo
gmrun
gnome-keyring
gparted
gsimplecal
gtk2-engines-pixbuf
gvfs
gvfs-backends
gvfs-fuse
hardinfo
haveged
hdparm
hddtemp
hfsprogs
htop
hwdata
i965-va-driver
intel-microcode
inxi
jgmenu
less
libexo-1-0
libinput-tools
libpam-gnome-keyring
libnotify-bin
libqt5svg5
lightdm
lightdm-gtk-greeter
lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings
light-locker
locales
lsb-release
lshw
lvm2
lxappearance
mlocate
modemmanager
mousepad
mpv
network-manager
network-manager-gnome
nitrogen
ntfs-3g
ntp
obconf
openbox
p7zip-full
pavucontrol
pciutils
pcmciautils
pnmixer
policykit-1
policykit-1-gnome
pulseaudio
python
python-keybinder
python-notify
python-xdg
qt5-style-plugins
rfkill
ristretto
rsync
rxvt-unicode
scrot
smartmontools
suckless-tools
sudo
synaptic
thunar
thunar-archive-plugin
thunar-gtkhash
thunar-volman
tint2
unar
unrar
unzip
update-inetd
usb-modeswitch
usbutils
user-setup
uuid-runtime
va-driver-all
vdpau-va-driver
wireless-tools
xbindkeys
xcape
xdg-user-dirs
xdg-utils
xfce4-notifyd
xfce4-power-manager
xfsprogs
xinput
xorg
xserver-xorg-input-all
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
xserver-xorg-input-evdev
xserver-xorg-input-wacom
xserver-xorg-video-all
xserver-xorg-video-intel
xserver-xorg-video-qxl
xsel
xz-utils
yad
zip

bunsen-common
bunsen-configs-lite
bunsen-configs-pulse
bunsen-conky
bunsen-docs
bunsen-exit
bunsen-fortune
bunsen-images
bunsen-keyring
bunsen-os-release
bunsen-pipemenus
bunsen-themes
bunsen-thunar
bunsen-utilities
bunsen-welcome

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#4 2020-08-02 18:46:30

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Great news! Congratulations!

I'm using Bunsenlabs since the Deuterium version and I never used another linux distribution. Thanks for the effort!

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#5 2020-08-02 18:50:30

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@vivan, thanks!!!

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#6 2020-08-02 19:03:23

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Congratulations to all. And thanks to all the developers and the spokesperson hhh. big_smile


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#7 2020-08-02 19:07:18

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Thanks to the BL Lithium Team...

@johnraff
@twoion
@malm
@damo
@brontosaurusrex
@Sector11
@cog
@hhh

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#8 2020-08-02 19:23:55

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Re: [STABLE RELEASE] BunsenLabs Lithium Official ISOs

Awesome stuff ... and great news.


The sun will never set if you keep walking towards it. - my son
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#9 2020-08-02 20:18:59

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Nice one, team.

And big thanks to @johnraff, @hhh and @twoion for the big effort over the last few days smile


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#10 2020-08-02 20:31:37

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damo wrote:

Nice one, team.

And big thanks to @johnraff, @hhh and @twoion for the big effort over the last few days smile

The work @twoion did on the website in the last 36 hours was crazy! John has needed several vacations, he's been working on BL so hard! smile Seriously, some epic work.

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#11 2020-08-02 20:41:52

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Torrent users, please help us seed our images by leaving your client (Transmission, for example) open for a while after your download is complete. Note, if you download a torrent you do not need to sha256sum the ISO, and stopping/restarting the download will not corrupt the ISO file. Obviously, a torrent download is our recommendation.

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#12 2020-08-02 20:50:26

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At last Lithium has made it to the finish line..a job well done by the BL team!

Lithium has been pretty solid since I upgraded to the early experimental version from Helium (the Stretch based BL version). Here's to Beryllium being just as easy to upgrade to as well as newer features!


I have been a BL user since Deuterium and the progression has been phenomenal and the fit and finish impeccable.

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#13 2020-08-02 20:54:12

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Thanks for your support and long-time forum membership and contributions, @DeepDayze. smile

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#14 2020-08-02 20:54:40

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Congrats to the team! Great job!! thanks for the tremendous effort!
Now downloading and seeding


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#15 2020-08-02 20:56:15

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Inside joke to @ututo...

monkey

You cheeky monkey!

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#16 2020-08-02 20:56:37

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Wow, congrats to the main team and extra applause to hhh for this well written summary/overview.

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#17 2020-08-02 20:59:23

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brontosaurusrex wrote:

Wow, congrats to the main team and extra applause to hhh for this well written summary/overview.

A team effort, as always. John wrote the detailed release notes and helped with the release summary, and twoion and damo did a lot of proofreading. It's a solid release, and you played a part. smile Thanks!

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#18 2020-08-02 21:06:02

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Re: [STABLE RELEASE] BunsenLabs Lithium Official ISOs

Wonderful, thanks all.

BTW, the DL link is under Installation. Took me a minute to find it. Keep going up and down the page looking for the DL link.

8bit


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#19 2020-08-02 21:10:16

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eight.bit.al wrote:

Wonderful, thanks all.

BTW, the DL link is under Installation. Took me a minute to find it.

Yes, the first big yellow button you see reading left-to-right. tongue

Thanks for your support, @al, good to have you here on the forums.

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#20 2020-08-02 21:53:16

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hhh wrote:

Yes, the first big yellow button you see reading left-to-right. tongue

It's not intuitive. One can't install until they've DLed. Show me another distro without a prominent DL link on the home page.
Pre-edit: I just looked at the top 25 distros listed on DistroWatch ranking list. One with a install link, 24 with a DL link.

Thanks for your support, @al, good to have you here on the forums.

Back at ja hhh.
Here in the south, one can say anything about someone if followed up with, "Bless their heart"  smile

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#21 2020-08-02 21:57:08

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eight.bit.al wrote:

Wonderful, thanks all.

BTW, the DL link is under Installation. Took me a minute to find it. Keep going up and down the page looking for the DL link.

8bit

Thanks for the feedback. I'll try to make it easier to find / relabel the installation page to "Downloads" or so (though the nomenclature is unchanged from the previous version of the website). Perhaps it'd also be good to add a download icon to the button.


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#22 2020-08-02 22:22:02

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Awesome Effort By All!

@hhh Meep!


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#23 2020-08-02 22:44:37

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Meep! Me me me me me...

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#24 2020-08-02 22:48:25

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Well done guys!

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#25 2020-08-02 22:50:19

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I should give you my avatar.

Meep!

-edit- I gave you a new title instead. PM me if you want it changed or removed, you Unverified Muppet, you.

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