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Easy Pyro version 1.1 EOL released

August 08, 2019 — BarryK

EDIT 2019-08-11:
Bumped to version 1.1.1, as there was a little bug with starting SeaMonkey when no Internet connection. Download link is adjusted.

EOL meaning End Of Line, or End Of Life. It has been a good run with the Pyro series. Easy Pyro is built from packages compiled from source, using 'oe-qky-src', my fork of OpenEmbedded. The first release was version 0.6.4, in December 2017:

In early 2019, I experimented with an upgrade to oe-qky-src, named "Thud", using the same-named release of OpenEmbedded as the basis. There were various issues, wasn't happy, and abandoned Thud.

Recently, I recognised the convenience of having a ready-made large repository of compiled packages, to avoid all the problems of compiling packages myself, and to the advantage of users, who can select anything they want from that large repo. Hence, decided to base Easy on the Debian Buster (version 10) DEB packages, and the first release is version 2.0.

So, the Pyro series has come to an end. Version 1.1.1, compared with the last official release 1.0.14, has some package updates, some infrastructure improvements, and bug fixes. Unless there is some urgent problem with this release, it will probably be the last of the 1.x versions.

You will find it useful to read the 1.0.14 release announcement:

As well as announcement about German and French builds.

To find out what has happened since then, scan my blog posts:

Download version 1.1.1 from here:

The link also includes German and French builds. 

Tags: easy