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19 January 2010, 09:51

Puredyne 9.10 released

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Zoom Puredyne running GIMP and Inkscape.
The Puredyne developers have announced the availability of version 9.10 of their multimedia distribution, code named "Carrot and Coriander". According to the project developers, Puredyne is aimed at creative people that are looking for the best experimental creative applications along with a set of solid graphic, audio and video applications, in one minimal package.

Puredyne 9.10, based on Ubuntu 9.10 and Debian Live, features preliminary support for 64-bit systems and a new script called "Broth" that sits on top of Debian's live helper and is used to generate ISOs and LiveUSBs. Two other projects have already used the script to compile their own distributions: A Greek distribution called Sidistro that focuses on anonymity and privacy, and the Craftivism project which distributes a customised LiveUSB version of Puredyne.

The developers also say that Puredyne has been optimised for use in real time audio and video processing by "offering a low latency kernel and the high responsiveness needed by artists working in this field". As some parts of the distribution are considered to be experimental, the developers ask users to report any bugs that they may encounter.

More details about the release, including a recipe for "Free Libre Open Source Soup + Art", can be found in the release announcement and on the project's about page. Puredyne 9.10 is available to download as a LiveCD or DVD image and User Documentation is provided. Puredyne source code is hosted on Luanchpad, Canonical's project hosting site.

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