Hamara Sugam Beta/Release Notes
This release notes document for Hamara Sugam 2.0 explains the detailed changes which took place for this release. It lists all the bugs/tasks that we have worked upon for this beta release.
Download Hamara Sugam Beta
ISO's can be downloaded from the official website of Hamara Linux
Moving towards Calamares installer for installation of Hamara Sugam
We realised that Debian installer is a great installer with detailed options for installation of an operating system. At the same time debian installer is sometimes confusing for newbies who are trying to do installations. Many times even for those with some experience. This led us to consider alternate installers. We tried to port the most famous of them all Ubiquity. But after a lot of tries with it we abandoned the effort on Ubiquity,due to many technical reasons. That is when we discovered Calamares. The Distribution independent Installer. And we integrated it with Hamara Sugam.
Calamares is an easy to use installer providing the options suitable for newbies as well as for people who want to do fine grained configurations while installing the operating system on there machine.
Changes to the theme of Hamara Sugam
We migrated to the Materia theme for the Hamara Sugam Desktop. Previously we were using Paper theme. We identified issues in GTK 2 environments when using Paper and found that Materia gave a more fluid and slick Material Design experience. Although our GTK theme has now shifted to Materia, we are still using Paper as our default icon theme. We thanks nana-4 for his efforts on Materia theme & Sam Hewitt for his efforts on Paper theme.
Generic Names for Applications
We decided that Applications should have a generic name, based on there purpose. With this opinion, we renamed a few applications. So MATE terminal becomes just Terminal or MATE color chooser becomes just Color chooser and like wise. All this naming has been done to make sure the application names should be generic wherever possible.
Update to Linux Kernel 4.12
Although our immediate upstream Debian is using the Linux Kernel version 4.9 in the stable build, we would be using the recent linux Kernel version 4.12 instead.
Apart from notable changes listed above the detailed changelog is below for the worked issues.
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