KXStudio 12.04.1 released!

Written for KXStudio by falkTX on 2013-01-05

After much hard work, a new release of KXStudio is ready!
The previous ISO images were getting old, and since Cadence (and KXStudio in general) is now much more stable, it was time for an update.
Existing KXStudio users already have 90% of the changes and fixes as KXStudio uses the repositories for everything.
Still, this is a big milestone for the project. It's a step towards perfection.

Here's a quick list of changes since the previous 12.04 release.

- Add AriaMaestosa, Giada and Petri-Foo to the DVD and default install
- Upgrade Cadence to the beta1 release (lots of fixes!)
- Fully up-to-date apps and plugins (as of 30/12/2012)
- Use KDE 4.9.4 on the Live-DVD (repositories now have 4.9.5)
- Use Firefox-KDE PPA on the Live-DVD

- Add kxstudio-text plymouth (used when no gpu drivers are available)
- Fix plymouth Live-DVD "eject disk now" text not visible (and any other labels/info)
- Change KDE desktop theme to slim-glow (backported latest release from KDE 4.10)
- Change cursor theme to oxy-zion
- Disable KDE bouncing cursor by default
- Use Claudia-Launcher instead of Klaudia in KDE kickoff (start menu)

- Auto-disable PulseAudio respawn
- Set default asoundrc file to snd-aloop
- Set default jack prio to 85
- Use ALSA-Audio bridge instead of PulseAudio (no longer installed by default)

Welcome Wizard:
- Add theme screenshot button
- Add theme font size option
- Auto-register 64bit WineAsio too (done in 'wine stuff' step)
- Don't update user theme to KXStudio by default
- Disable theme updates if not running KDE4 or XFCE

The DVD works properly now (no need to re-login to apply settings anymore) and also has an option to boot to RAM (requires at least 3Gb to work).
You can download the new ISOs at the KXStudio website, http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Downloads.

This release is dedicated to Hatsuke Miku, a [virtual] Vocaloid singer that recently has seen original artwork released under a Creative Commons license.
We believe that actions like this one (and others in 2012) indicate that the world embraces open-source culture more and more, every day.
You can find more about Miku here (http://www.crypton.co.jp/mp/pages/prod/vocaloid/cv01_us.jsp), and the its CC artwork here (http://piapro.net/en_for_creators.html).

We hope you enjoy KXStudio and the updated Cadence.
Soon enough the website will have full documentation for it and other subjects, so stay tuned!

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