The development team of the Debian-based Semplice Linux distribution have announced earlier today, September 18, the release and immediate availability for download of the Semplice for Workstations 2015.2 operating system.
Dubbed Jethro Tull, the Semplice Linux 2015.2 release is based on the recently announced Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 (Jessie) operating system, as well as on the latest, long-term supported, and most advanced Linux 4.1.7 kernel. The new release of Semplice Linux updates all the included packages to their latest versions as of September 18, 2015.
“It’s our pleasure to announce the first stable release of Semplice for Workstations 2015, codenamed “Jethro Tull.” After a month since the release of the preview version, we now feel confident to release Semplice for Workstations 2015 to everyone. An huge thanks goes to everyone who took part in the testing phase and has thus contributed in making this release possible,” reads the announcement.
While being a stable release and all that, it would appear that Semplice Linux 2015.2 has some known issues that users need to be aware of. For example, you won’t be able to move to the Semplice 7.x update channel using a graphical tool, but only via the command-line, because of some issues with the upstream Debian Sid repos. The functionality can be restored after an opt-in upgrade.
Here’s how to upgrade Semplice Linux 2015.2 Preview or Debian 8.x
If you’re running the Semplice Linux 2015.1 Preview, you can simply upgrade to Semplice Linux 2015.2 by running the “sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade” command in a Terminal. On the other hand, the official release notes provide you with detailed upgrade instructions if you’re thinking of moving from Debian GNU/Linux 8 (Jessie) operating system to Semplice Linux 2015.2.
Last but not least, those of you who just want to see what the fuss is all about and take the latest release of the Semplice operating system for a test drive, and maybe install it on their computers, should download the Semplice Linux 2015.2 32-bit or 64-bit ISO images right now from Softpedia.