Change Log

All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file.The format is based on Keep a Changelog.

v3.0.1 - UNRELEASED

Added

Changed

  • defaults/skel: .gitconfig: remember git HTTP credentials, use rebase mode by default for git pull
  • packages: install yt-dlp from debian backports instead of third-party repository

Fixed

  • fix boot in legacy BIOS mode (Failed to load COM32 file vesamenu.c32)
  • fix unattended-upgrades configuration (automatically update packages from Debian Backports)

v3.0.0 - 2021-10-28

Changed

  • rebase on Debian 11.1.0 “Bullseye”
  • doc: increase RAM requirements to 2GB/recommended 4GB
  • apt: update APT sources lists/configuration
  • replace backintime backup tool with deja-dup
  • games: install lutris from official Debian repositories, remove third-party package download
  • extras: use .deb packages to manage additional/unofficial software (bleachbit-cleanerml, yt-dlp, pidgin-opensteamworks, user.js), remove custom installation logic, update all extra packages to latest releases
  • network/audio-video: replace youtube-dl/streamlink with yt-dlp (third-party package)
  • skel: update and fix conky configuration for recent versions
  • skel/session: don’t autostart blueman bluetooth manager by default
  • skel/session: don’t autostart keepassxc by default
  • skel: update default UI configuration for thunar, ristretto, xfce4-desktop, xfce4-panel
  • skel: replace xfce4-power-manager notification icon with battery panel plugin
  • skel: xfwm4: enable video compositing by default (transparency effects)
  • skel: xfwm4: disable confusing “Use mouse wheel on title bar to roll up the window” setting
  • skel: thunar: add custom right-click menu actions to restore files/directories with deja-dup, and analyze disk usage (baobab) in the selected directory
  • skel: vlc: don’t ask for network metadata access, disable it by default
  • prevent PC speaker beep when logging out of desktop sessions
  • reduce ISO image size (don’t keep APT indices on the live filesystem)
  • doc: update user/maintainer documentation/download links
  • doc: installation: rotate GPG key (old key expired)
  • doc: update alternative/suggested packages list, remove packages no longer available in Debian 11
  • skel/desktop: update backgrounds/themes for Debian 11
  • skel: update default bash aliases (alias diff to colordiff, don’t alias diff)
  • tools: update tests/build configuration and automation tools, make build completely non-interactive
  • system/config: enable UFW firewall at boot by default
  • enable plymouth boot screen by default in the installed system

Added

Removed

Fixed

  • apt: always install/upgrade Linux kernel and Nvidia drivers from backports
  • skel: fix default file associations for text and media files
  • installer: fix unbootable system when selecting “whole disk with encrypted LVM” in debian installer disk partitioning options
  • fix not working/partially working desktop session language selection

Upgrade procedure

If you have a system installed from a previous version of debian-live-config:

  • Recommended: Backup user data, download the latest ISO image, reinstall (overwrite the existing installation), restore data from backups
  • To upgrade without reinstalling:
# read Debian 11 release notes: https://www.debian.org/News/2021/20210814
# replace buster with bullseye in your APT sources
sudo sed -i 's/buster/bullseye/g' /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
# install the updated APT configuration
sudo rm -v /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-buster-updates-security-backports.list
wget https://gitlab.com/nodiscc/debian-live-config/-/blob/bullseye/config/archives/debian-updates-security-backports.list.chroot
sudo mv -v debian-updates-security-backports.list.chroot /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-updates-security-backports.list
# run the upgrade
sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
# optionally, update your configuration according to changes since the last release:
# https://gitlab.com/nodiscc/debian-live-config/-/compare/2.2.5...3.0.0
# /etc/skel modifications will only take effect after creating a new user account

v2.2.5 - 2020-12-16

Removed

  • remove Liferea feed reader from default install
  • remove gnome-maps from default install

Fixed

  • nano: fix loading of syntax highlighting configuratio from ~/.nano/*.nanorc

Changed

  • update third-party Lutris package to 0.5.8.1
  • update documentation/.gitconfig examples
  • tools: improve build/cleanup mechanisms

v2.2.4 - 2020-10-22

Added

  • add Lutris gaming platform
  • add sensible defaults for mousepad text editor

Fixed

  • fix display of virt-manager console (add missing gir1.2-spiceclientgtk-3.0 package)

Changed

  • update all packages to latest version (Debian 10.6)
  • replace ntp time synchronization service with chrony
  • keyboard shortcuts: add ctrl+alt+shift+left/down/right/up to move current windows to the left/down/right/up workspace
  • libvirt: set the default URI to qemu:///system (virsh now works without sudo or –connect)
  • dotfiles/conky: don’t draw shades by default
  • update documentation
  • tools: various Makefile improvements

v2.2.3 - 2020-05-10

Bugfix release.

Fixed

  • packages: add non-free nvidia-driver (fix no display at X startup on nvidia cards)
  • packages: fix inability to mount luks encrypted disks (missing libblockdev-crypto2 package)
  • packages: fix lightdm not showing the user list (missing accountsservice package)
  • doc: fix readthedocs TOC/typos/syntax, reorder graphics package list, update auto-generated documentation (make doc), add links to source mirrors

Changed

  • dotfiles: .bash_aliases: add example of return code indication in bash prompt
  • tools: remove unused build dependencies (xmlstarlet, shellcheck), add gnupg to build dependencies (checksums signing), add python3-venv to build dependencies (doc generation)

v2.2.2 - 2020-04-11

Changed

  • Disable window manager compositor by default (improve video performance/prevent tearing)
  • Update user.js to 0.1
  • Remove unused locales from live system (only keep en/fr), decrease iso image size

Added

  • Documentation at https://debian-live-config.readthedocs.io/ (auto-generated with Sphinx/python script)

Fixed

  • Fix APT sources lists not present in the final image
  • Improve/cleanup makefile and package lists
  • Fix error during installation in EFI boot mode

v2.2.1 - 2020-03-14

Changed

  • remove all plymouth/wallpaper customizations, use Debian defaults
  • display plymouth boot loading screen
  • Makefile: move 3rd party downloads to separate file, improve ‘clean’ target, improve idempotence/separation of concerns
  • skel: quodlibet: set default rating to 0
  • skel: xfwm: decrease default number of workspaces to 2
  • skel: xfwm4: disable window shadows
  • update README

Added

  • add third party package for https://github.com/EionRobb/pidgin-opensteamworks/
  • add third party download for https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/keepassxc-browser/
  • add third party download for https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cookie-autodelete/
  • add third party download for https://github.com/nodiscc/user.js
  • add third-party download for https://github.com/az0/cleanerml
  • add (disabled) third party download for https://www.sublimetext.com/
  • Makefile: add a target to generate a TODO.md from a list of gitea issues, add TODO.md

Removed

  • remove Samba server

Fixed

  • fix broken installation of graphics/image packages list
  • associate SVG files with ristretto

v2.2 - 2020-03-08

Initial release, git repository reset and rebuilt from scratch. See commit messages and documentation.