Kororaa 17 Available, Not Announced
Kororaa 17 appeared on project mirrors several days ago, but Chris Smart has yet to announce it. He'd been having some developmental issues and last blogged that version 17 would be delayed. The Kororaa 17 available now may or may not actually end up being the final version, but let's take a look anyway.
Smart may be waiting until he receives sufficient feedback before announcing version 17. Limited or quiet releases are not uncommon with smaller projects (and not unheard of with larger). In fact, they are another tool available to project leaders. Users have noticed the updates and new ISO and are reporting issues and seeking help on the forums for this release. Smart himself is answering questions.
Or perhaps he just forgot to announce it. In any case, this calls for a boot, look around, and screenshot. I don't believe anyone has ever accused the live media of breaking any speed records and the heavy apps are extremely slow. But the installed system always performs much better. The look of this release is tasteful and understated with the minimal wallpaper as a backdrop. It actually kinda reminds me of a default Sabayon 9.
Kororaa 17 KDE Desktop
Kororaa ships with a nice little selection of software, not as much as Sabayon but more than most. Its foundations are formed by Linux 3.4.4, X.Org X Server 1.12.2, GCC 4.7.0, and KDE 4.8.4. It also comes with lots of handy utilities like Back in Time, Ubuntu's Additions Drivers, Apper package management, and a README with some info for new users. Besides a lot of KDE applications it ships with others like:
* LibreOffice 3.5.4
* Firefox 13
Kororaa 17 Applications
Get your copy at Kororaa's Sourceforge home.