4CLIX Olive Wine Gnome-Flashback

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Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/16.04/release/ubuntu-gnome-16.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso

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4CLIX 9.16 Gnome-Flashback Olive Wine is based on Ubuntu-Gnome 16.04.6 LTS
ISO size = 3.5 GB, which expands to ~10 GB when installed on a HDD and is for 64 bit system
This iso is available from the first link below in the files section
Link for the latest ISO; version 4CLIX-9.16.02:
https://ln.sync.com/dl/83feaf200/m95utrdz-rr9rz5qb-bw7f34gp-rssfwpqv

Dual Lingual: English and German
Dual Keyboard: English (US) and German (Swiss - no dead keys)
Kernel: 4.15.0-54

4CLIX = 4 Cs of Linux = Compiz Window Manager, Cairo Dock, Conky Monitor, Cardapio Menu and
the Classic Gnome-Look: Gnome Flashback with Gnome Panel

The aim is to bring back some of the older applications, like knetload, d4x, download-monitor, awn-dock,
emerald, compiz-8, etc. which we used to favour and which had disappeared from the apt lists.
Some tweaking made it possible to install and run them again

This system is packed with applications:
Thunderbird, Libre-Office, Calibre, Gimp, DVD Styler,
Audacity, VLC, Hydrogen Sequencer, Rosa Player,
Clementine, Wine to run some Windows software
It uses mainly Gnome applications but includes a few KDE applications:
k3b, krecipes, kstars, k4dirstat, kalzium periodic tables, kkbswitch, knemo, kmouth;
also some Xfce contributions: xfce4-mixer, -taskmanager,
xfwm4 window manager, xscreensaver
And from Mate we have: pluma, nemo, marco themes (metacity)
Most codecs, 'un-free' plugins, java, flashplayer, lame, mp3, etc. are provided

There are many choices that can be enabled/disabled in Startup Applications, or
changed in Ubuntu-Tweak or from Fusion Icon
Three Window Managers: Compiz, Metacity & Xfwm4 (+ decorator)
Two Compiz Window Decorators and
their selectors: Metacity/Marco, Emerald (Beryl)
Three Docks: Cairo-Dock (for good graphics cards),
Avant Window Navigator (AWN), Plank (simple)

Web Applications: Two Web Browsers: Firefox, Konqueror,
Transmission, qBitTorrent, Frostwire, uGet Downloader,
Google Earth, Wifi-Guard and -Radar, Caprine Facebook Msngr,
Gpredict (satellite Predictor), NetActivity Viewer and more

ntfs-3g makes it possible to mount windows partitions with read and write permissions

The general theme is dark and towards red rather than blue; hence more relaxing.
General colours are Olive green, Wine purple and Saffron orange text
Compiz looks after smooth movements and adds a touch of eye candy and wow.
Gnome Panel hosts a few monitors, menus and power tools e.g forcekill,
CD-eject, terminal, task-manager, etc.

We have an assortment of small GKrellM system monitor widgets
that can be superimposed on gnome panel
There is a better calendar/clock with orage (for tasks and appointments),
a CPU and a GPU temperature indicator, Netload Graph, etc.
There are also various screenlets, clock and clear calendar are already configured,

A 34 page pdf Manual was especially written to explain what is there
It includes links to files and folders on the system and links to websites
There is also a Development-Log pdf showing all installations, updates and
tweaks done to the original Ubuntu OS and what had been removed from it

Thanks go to the countless developers whose software had been included.
Your work is well appreciated. Good on You All!!

Known issues:
When running this system on an USB drive, on fast 120 Hz + machines,
Compiz may play up as it is the chosen window-manager enabled at startup.
It can be set to metacity or Xfwm4 from Fusion icon
But once this OS is installed the "Rate" can be set from Fusion Icon >
Compiz Settings > General > General Options > Display Settings >
Refresh Rate (50, 60, 75, 120, 144, ...) and Compiz will work smoothly!
Last changelog:

4CLIX-9.16.02 2 months ago

4CLIX 9.16.02 Changelog since 9.15.18
Details can be viewed via the Development-Log
Upgraded all software up to date; as of 2019-07-16
Updated all locally installed files, gparted files and gparted-dev files in folder

Installed newer versions of:
linux kernel 4.15.0-54
firefox 68.0
frostwire 6.8.0 depends on java 11 now
caprine 2.34
balena-etcher 1.5.51
libre-office 6.2.4
Language Tool LT 4.6
thunderbird 60.7.2
java 11.0.4
flashplayer 32.0.0.223
intel-microcode 3.20190618.0ubuntu0.16.04.1
gisweather 0.8.4.2
qbittorrent 4.1.6.99~20190625
libdvdcss2 1.4.2-1
wine 4.0.1

Replaced Java 8 with Java 11

Installed more Canon, Brother printer and scanner drivers
Installed android-file-transfer similar to the one used in Mac
Installed simplescreenrecorder for screen recording
Installed Tracker Interface GUI now shown as:
System Tools > Preferences > Search & Indexing
and Accessories > Desktop Search
Installed usbip, usbview (Shown In System Tools Preferences)

Disabled auto-start of widescape weather
Gis-Weather had been taken care of again and works well now
Check for updates. Added bookmark on firefox bookmarks tool-bar
Using openweather.org, please get your own API key!
Enabled auto-start of gis-weather

Added more PPA repositories:
obs-studio, simplescreenrecorder, kazam, uGet, skychart, OpenJDK builds,
aftl-stable, me-davidsansome/clementine,

Added more items to Compiz Fusion-Icon menu
Metacity WM Theme Selector, Display Settings and Brightness Settings
Metacity Theme Switcher >
Changed dconf location for theme: .marco.general to: gnome.metacity
Installed lxrandr, arandr and SGRandr

Upgraded indicator-lunar and indicator-tide
Changed folder for error messages to ~/Backups/

Compiled and installed Compiz version 8.16 and 8.17 from github

Removed obsolete software to create space:
gimp-help-de, kde-l10n-de, libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37-gtk2, libwebkitgtk-1.0-0,
vdpau-driver-all and mesa-vdpau-drivers, arronax-base, arronax-nautilus,
folder-color, folder-color-common, gir1.2-nautilus-3.0, python-nautilus,
mount-gtk, nautilus-admin, nautilus-scripts-manager, nautilus-terminal, etc.

UGet Downloader
Added UGet downloader integration to firefox
Disabled: Use Ubuntu's App Indicator
Now when left clicking tray icon it opens main window
Enabled autostart of UGet
Added: APPIMAGE|PY|HTML to clipboard, Plugins > selected Aria2 + Curl
Added command for completion; from line 111
"Completion": {
"remember": true,
"action": 5,
"command": "espeak -a 30 -s 150 -p 35 \"completed, uget download\"",
"OnError": null

Added new theme "4CLIX-Olive-Wine-2"
Fixed sidebar issue in theme: "4CLIX-Olive-Wine"

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4CLIX-9.16.02 2 months ago

4CLIX 9.16.02 Changelog since 9.15.18
Details can be viewed via the Development-Log
Upgraded all software up to date; as of 2019-07-16
Updated all locally installed files, gparted files and gparted-dev files in folder

Installed newer versions of:
linux kernel 4.15.0-54
firefox 68.0
frostwire 6.8.0 depends on java 11 now
caprine 2.34
balena-etcher 1.5.51
libre-office 6.2.4
Language Tool LT 4.6
thunderbird 60.7.2
java 11.0.4
flashplayer 32.0.0.223
intel-microcode 3.20190618.0ubuntu0.16.04.1
gisweather 0.8.4.2
qbittorrent 4.1.6.99~20190625
libdvdcss2 1.4.2-1
wine 4.0.1

Replaced Java 8 with Java 11

Installed more Canon, Brother printer and scanner drivers
Installed android-file-transfer similar to the one used in Mac
Installed simplescreenrecorder for screen recording
Installed Tracker Interface GUI now shown as:
System Tools > Preferences > Search & Indexing
and Accessories > Desktop Search
Installed usbip, usbview (Shown In System Tools Preferences)

Disabled auto-start of widescape weather
Gis-Weather had been taken care of again and works well now
Check for updates. Added bookmark on firefox bookmarks tool-bar
Using openweather.org, please get your own API key!
Enabled auto-start of gis-weather

Added more PPA repositories:
obs-studio, simplescreenrecorder, kazam, uGet, skychart, OpenJDK builds,
aftl-stable, me-davidsansome/clementine,

Added more items to Compiz Fusion-Icon menu
Metacity WM Theme Selector, Display Settings and Brightness Settings
Metacity Theme Switcher >
Changed dconf location for theme: .marco.general to: gnome.metacity
Installed lxrandr, arandr and SGRandr

Upgraded indicator-lunar and indicator-tide
Changed folder for error messages to ~/Backups/

Compiled and installed Compiz version 8.16 and 8.17 from github

Removed obsolete software to create space:
gimp-help-de, kde-l10n-de, libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37-gtk2, libwebkitgtk-1.0-0,
vdpau-driver-all and mesa-vdpau-drivers, arronax-base, arronax-nautilus,
folder-color, folder-color-common, gir1.2-nautilus-3.0, python-nautilus,
mount-gtk, nautilus-admin, nautilus-scripts-manager, nautilus-terminal, etc.

UGet Downloader
Added UGet downloader integration to firefox
Disabled: Use Ubuntu's App Indicator
Now when left clicking tray icon it opens main window
Enabled autostart of UGet
Added: APPIMAGE|PY|HTML to clipboard, Plugins > selected Aria2 + Curl
Added command for completion; from line 111
"Completion": {
"remember": true,
"action": 5,
"command": "espeak -a 30 -s 150 -p 35 \"completed, uget download\"",
"OnError": null

Added new theme "4CLIX-Olive-Wine-2"
Fixed sidebar issue in theme: "4CLIX-Olive-Wine"

4CLIX-9.15.18 5 months ago

Changed sinceversion 9.15.15
Details can be viewed via the Development-Log
Upgraded all software up to date; as of 2019-05-01
bleachbit 2.2
linux kernel 4.15.0-48
firefox 66.0.3
frostwire 6.7.8
geomapapp 3.6.10
caprine 2.31.0
balena-etcher 1.5.33
libre-office 6.2.2
thunderbird 60.6.1
xscreensaver 5.36-1ubuntu1

Added pinta image program to use with Graphics tablet.
Replaced pdf shuffler with pdf arranger, as that uses gtk-3.
Removed appimage launcher; it seemed to cause conflict with Balena-Etcher.
Disabled Aluxian Repository at bintray.com; as it is empty now. (messenger for Linux)
Re-Added centre clock in gnome-panel; no weather or temperatures set.
Upgraded packages used by gparted from bionic repositories.
To upgrade frostwire to v.6.7.9 the user needs to install java 11 first.

4CLIX-9.15.15 Changelog since 9.15.12 7 months ago

Details can be viewed via the 4CLIX-915-Development-Log.pdf
Upgraded all software: up to date as of 2019-03-13
audacity 2.3.1
firefox 65.0.1
linux kernel 4.15.0-46
frostwire 6.7.7
caprine 2.30.0
etcher-electron 1.5.5
nodejs 10.15.3
libre-office 6.1.5 & LT 4.4.1
thunderbird 60.5.1.
ubiquity 2.21.63.10
xn-convert 1.80

Added Audacity, Inkscape, Avidemux & DVD-Styler repositories
Disabled Graphic equalizer as it may not suit all sound files
VLC Player, set to QT Interface, Always resume where previously stopped
Installed alsa-tools-gui, set to QT Interface
XScreenSaver Anclock, set background colour to: #0F000A
GDesklets, disabled Tray icon that has no function at all
Removed Gnome Panel Clock Applet; as it slows it
Can be re-installed if needed; we have gkrellm clock as well
PDF shortcuts; changed icons to adobe icons instead of thumbnails

Changelog 4CLIX-9.15.12 9 months ago

Upgraded all software up to date; as of 2019-01-10
libreoffice 6.1.4
linux kernel 4.15.0-43
firefox 64.0+build3
nodejs 10.15.0
etcher-electron 1.4.9
frostwire 6.7.6

Compiled and Installed new
emerald 8.16
emerald-themes 8.17

Added new Software
Angry Search
Caprine 2.25.1 Facebook-Messenger, with matching theme

Added new Repository
KXStudio and upgraded all audio packages

Gis-Weather app stopped working; final
Replaced it with WidescapeWeather screenlet

Changelog 4CLIX-9.15.11 10 months ago

Applied signature font URW Palladio L to conky and clearcalendar screenlet

Installed Gdesklet Clock
made new themes for clock:
no background, - darker, no digits, - darker, transparent
Made delayed autostart for clock and enabled autostart

Upgraded packages to latest versions as of 20181203;

adobe flashplayer 31.0.0.153
firefox 63.0.3
frostwire 6.7.5
java 8u191
libreoffice 6.1.3
linux kernel 4.15.0.39
nodejs 8.11.4
qbittorrent 4.1.4.99
wine 3.0.4

Reset Grub
Made application to reset grub.cfg to a prepared & customized file
It copies the machine generated grub.cfg to a time-stamped backup file
Then copies the modified grub file to grub.cfg
Lastly it shows an emulation of the grub menu (via newly installed grub-emu)
Added an example of a modified grub.cfg to ~/Documents/4CLIX/

4CLIX-G.9.15.09.amd64.iso New version 2018-11-05 11 months ago

Nautilus has been slow. This may be due to add-ons; so removed the following packages:
nautilus-columns, nautilus-compare, nautilus-script-audio-convert, nautilus-sendto, nautilus-share, nautilus-wipe
Users can re-install add-ons if they wish to

Added updated repository for Canon Printers and Scanners, Canon IJ Printer, ScanGear MP Drivers
ppa:thierry-f/fork-michael-gruz; Launchpad PPA for Thierry HUCHARD
For 32 bit printers users can install cnijfilter for their model and swap cndrvcups-common for cndrvcups-common:i386

All packages updated as of 2018-11-03

4CLIX-G.9.15.07.amd64.iso New version 2018-10-27 11 months ago

alsa-store, CD Eject, Clear History, Dconf Backup, Compiz Backup
Increased size of Zenity pop-up
Adjusted window width by adding window width to command

If gnome-flashback packages get replaced through updating
It will change session files:
gnome-flashback compiz and gnome-flashback metacity
which had been changed as we use application startups to determine session
This would cause double start of nemo and compiz
Created new session: Gnome-Flashback-Neutral
Created files:
/usr/lib/gnome-flashback/gnome-flashback-neutral
/usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/gnome-flashback-neutral.session
/usr/share/xsessions/gnome-flashback-neutral.desktop
Session is now set to GNOME Flashback (Neutral)
Removed session menu in Lightdm login window

QT applications can appear too big; so in ~/.profile added line:
export QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0
See development log for changes and details
Updated packages to newest versions
Installed new kernel 4.15.0-38

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