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Release Notes for Grml 2014.03-rc1 - codename Ponywagon

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This Grml release provides fresh software packages from Debian testing (AKA jessie). As usual it also incorporates up2date hardware support and fixes known bugs from the previous Grml release.

New features

Important Changes

Bits & bolts


Details about shipped packages and their versions on Grml are available in the Debian section. Visit dpkg_list for a detailed list of packages shipped with Grml 2014.03(-rc1).


Packages are taken from Debian testing, 22rd of March 2014. 18 packages have been removed, and these 22 new packages have been added (plus dependencies, excluding lib* and kernel image):

  dump ifenslave nocache openssh-sftp-server python-crypto
  python-dnspython python-ldb python-lockfile python-ntdb
  python-samba python-talloc python-tdb qemu-system-common
  qemu-system-x86 samba-common-bin samba-dsdb-modules
  samba-libs sysvinit-core tcplay tdb-tools
  xserver-xorg-video-modesetting xulrunner-24.0

These Debian packages have been removed/replaced (excluding lib* and kernel image):

  ifenslave-2.6 recover ruby1.8 rubygems ttf-dejavu-core ufsutils
  vgabios xserver-xorg-video-apm xserver-xorg-video-ark
  xserver-xorg-video-chips xserver-xorg-video-i128
  xserver-xorg-video-rendition xserver-xorg-video-s3
  xserver-xorg-video-s3virge xserver-xorg-video-sis
  xserver-xorg-video-tseng xserver-xorg-video-voodoo

Known issues

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Your comments, bug reports, patches, and suggestions will help fixing bugs and improving future releases. If you find a problem with the release please check the known bugs list and report problems using information on Please send your feedback and feature requests to the Grml team!


Many thanks in this release go to (alphabetically) Andras Korn, Andreas Gredler, Axel Beckert, Bernhard Tittelbach, Christian Hofstaedtler, Christoph Biedl, Lukas Prokop, Marc Haber, Michael Schierl, Patrick Schleizer, Raoul and Thilo Six for their contributions.

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