A new stable version of the AV Linux open-source and free GNU/Linux distribution designed for audio production has been released recently, referring to version 2016.8.30, which brings an updated real-time kernel and many other improvements.
Powered by the Linux 4.4.6 real-time kernel that has been patched to support 32-bit applications and VirtualBox kernel module building, AV Linux 2016.8.30 adds the Ardour 5.3.0 and Mixbus 3.6.0 digital audio workstations, replaces VLC Media Player and Audacious with MPV, and improves AAC encoding in WinFF.
The Catfish file search tool is now integrated with the Thunar file manager, which has also received a new custom action that lets users paste a copied file path from clipboard to any application with the middle mouse button or click scroll, by using the “xclip” command-line utility, along with support for running shell scripts to install various app bundles.
Among other improvements implemented in AV Linux 2016.8.30, we can mention better support for AMD Radeon graphics cards, a brand new system theme called Zukitre, which uses new GTK+ 3.20 elements, the Hooli desktop theme for the 32-bit edition, the addition of a new theme for the SLIM login manager, and a few wallpapers.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht