Few days ago the release of the new version AV Linux MX Edition 2021.05.22 was announced, which is a popular distribution that contains a selection of applications for the creation and / or processing of multimedia content.
The distribution is based on the base MX Linux package, using Debian repositories with improvements from the antiX project and own applications that facilitate the configuration and installation of the software. AV Linux also uses the KXStudio repositories with a collection of audio processing applications and additional packages of its own assembly (Polyphone, Shuriken, Simple Screen Recorder, etc.).
The Linux kernel comes with a set of RT patches to increase system responsiveness during audio processing. The user environment is based on Xfce4 with the OpenBox window manager instead of xfwm.
The package includes audio editors Ardor, ArdourVST, Harrison, Mixbus, Blender, eCinelerra, Openshot, LiVES video editors and tools to convert multimedia file formats. To change the audio device, the JACK audio connection kit is provided (using JACK1 / Qjackctl, not JACK2 / Cadence).
It is built with support for i386 and x86-64 architectures And thanks to its custom core, it offers users low-latency audio production for maximum performance.
One of the things that makes it great as a live distribution is its many additional drivers for a host of audio and video hardware, such as sound cards, graphics cards, midi controllers, and more.
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Main new features of AV Linux MX Edition 2021.05.22
The new version of the distribution comes with a series of changes for both system architectures and in general the k packageLinux ernel from the Liquorix project has been changed to the Debian Buster branch, in addition to that the Xfce environment uses the window manager Openbox by default and xfwm and xfdesktop were removed.
It is also highlighted that login manager replaced with SliM, Drops and MZuther sound plugins were added, and the outdated OBS libfaudio repository was removed.
On the part of the updated applications that include we can find SFizz 1.0, Ardor 6.7, Reaper 6.28 (with support for LV2 plugins), Harrison Mixbus demo 7.0.150, ACM Plugin demo 3.0.0.
As for specific changes in the 32-bit version:
- Fixed missing pulse audio module connector.
- Fixed a2jmidid missing.
- Dragonfly Reverbs has been updated to the latest version to fix the random noise issue.
And for the 64-bit version:
- Fixed Liquorix Repo for Buster.
- Updates and enhancements to the AVL-MXE Wizard to take up less screen space.
- Diehard's default theme and AVL-MXE logo and new DH wallpapers have been adjusted.
- A more traditional taskbar from the previous Dock configuration.
- Added some new audio plugins: Drops, MZuther plugins.
- SFizz updated to 1.0.
- The ACM plug-in demos have been updated to version 3.0.0.
Finally if you are interested in knowing more about it about this new version, you can check the details In the following link.
Download and get AV Linux MX Edition 2021.05.22
For those who are interested in downloading and testing this new version of AV Linux MX Edition 2021.05.22, you just have to go to its official website and in its download section you will find the links to download this Linux distro.
Now if you are already a user of this distro and want to get the new updates provided in this release, only just run the commands update on your distro from the terminal.
You just have to run in terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade -y
Once this is done, you will now have to restart your computer so that all the changes are applied at the next start.
Once back on your system, you will have to open a terminal again and in it you execute the following commands:
sudo apt update sudo apt dist-upgrade -y
Finally, you will have to reboot your system one last time for the received updates to be implemented.