Slint 14.2.1rc2, last call for testing.

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Sat Nov 11 13:07:48 UTC 2017

Slint 14.2.1rc2, last call for testing.

Last call means "all bug reports and comments posted before Monday 18
November 2017 will be looked at before the official release."

The ISO is here:

Most prominent change: lightdm replaces lxdm as display manager.

This allows to make Slint fully accessible with speech and braille, now
also at runlevel 4, i.e. starting directly a graphical environment after
log in.

Some KDE apps like lokalize (not the KDE desktop itself) are now also

On the other hand installing KDE is now optional.

emacspeak as speechd-el are included, so emacs has now three ways to
speak, including espeakup. You may use all three at the same time, if
you don't fear cacophony...

A documentation for each package is installed in

As a reminder, MATE can be easily added to Slint, with these commands
typed as root:
slept-get -u
slapt-get --install-set mate

It is fully accessible with speech, as much as possible with braille.

Please read carefully the relevant documents before installing or
upgrading and testing:

Before installing:

More specifically about accessibility:

If you who have already installed Slint64-14.2 or slint64-14.2.1RC and
prefer to upgrade than isntall anew, you should also read:

More specifically, folks having installed Slint64-4.2.1RC are encouraged
to also read:

I am looking forward for your feedback and questions.



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