SbK Mate-Compiz 21.2.4 release

I am happy to announce the release of SbK Mate-Compiz 21.2.4.


The SpinsbyKilz.com watermark is not present in the installed OS.

This one is likely the best of the series. There is still Talking Mate left, but this one will be hard to beat.

Both iso’s in this release include:

  1. The 5.15.25 LTS kernel.
  2. Compiz 9 with the rotating cube for virtual desktops, faded windows in the background, wobbly windows, and other effects.
  3. The New FlatRemixSpin-Blue3 icon theme with light and dark versions of the control icons.
  4. The new SpinThemeDarkBlue4 matching Gtk and Kvantum themes in one package.
  5. The new Usplash-21.2.4 desktop wallpapers. One of them is the background for the grub, desktop, and login screen backgrounds.
  6. A basic Conky with matching color theme.
  7. The iso’s are up to date as of 3/6/2022.

Both iso’s also contain the standard SbK features.

  1. The latest LTS kernel.
  2. A Manjaro stable install that is also AUR compatible. In the full iso there are also 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 Repository 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 scheme to match the other themes.

The FlatRemixSpin package was getting rather large. I split the package into FlatRemixSpinBase and FlatRemixSpin2. Then I created FlatRemixSpin3 that holds the icons for this release series and maybe future series going forward. I might move to FlatRemixSpin-(series number) or FlatRemixSpin4 next.

A full and very minimal iso can be found here.

As always comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome.

Jim

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