SbK LXQt 21.2.0 release

I am very pleased to announce the release of SbK LXQt 21.2.0.


The SpinsbyKilz.com watermark is not present on the installed system.

I have made lots of improvements to the build system over the last month. They will enable me to put out the first spin within 24 hours of a Manjaro release version update.

Both iso’s in this release include:

  1. LxQt 1.0. Its very nice to see this milestone.
  2. The 5.10.79 LTS kernel.
  3. The new FlatRemixSpin-Lime2 icon theme with light and dark versions of the control icons.
  4. The new KvSpinDarkLime2 matching Gtk and Kvantum themes in one package.
  5. The new Usplash-21.2.0 desktop wallpapers. One of them is the background for the grub, desktop, and login screen backgrounds.
  6. The iso’s are up to date as of 11/19/2021.

Both iso’s also contain the standard SbK features.

  1. The latest LTS kernel.
  2. A Manjaro stable install that is also AUR compatible with a lot of packages used to build packages installed…
  3. It is multiarch by default to make running wine games and other 32bit software you may run easier.
  4. The Spins by Kilz signed repository is enabled for SbK project packages.
  5. A signed iso. For information on checking signed iso’s visit Checking
  6. Bloatware has been removed (HP printer software and others).
  7. Flat packs and snaps are not installed. The back ends are also not installed but can be installed by the user.
  8. All SbK iso’s contain Manjaro Architect script in case you want to do a custom install. Sadly to get any SbK packages like themes, icons, and other goodies you will have to add the SbK http://spins.tuxfamily.org/repo.html after install.
  9. Timeshift autosnap installed. It takes a snapshot before upgrading so any bad upgrades can be easily reversed.
  10. A basic Conky with a color theme that matches the desktop themes.

A full and very minimal iso can be found here.

As always comments, suggestions, requests are always welcome, just post below.

Jim

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A small bug prevents users from setting User Directories in the Preferences- LXQt Settings - Session Settings - User Directories tab. The reason is the ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file has the wrong permissions.
To fix this issue open a terminal and enter the following:
chmod 660 ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs
Then hit enter, and close the terminal.
This will be fixed on the next release.