Previous Releases

Newer releases are towards the top of this page.
The current release is available from the Download page.

2010-1

Based on
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
Release date
25 Dec 2010

2010-1 Beta

Based on
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
Release date
12 Nov 2010

2010-1 Alpha

Based on
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
Release date
30 Sep 2010

2009-1

Based on
Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
Release date
17 Jan 2010
Changes
HDR thumbnailing
Software
Radiance 4.0a
ESP-r 11.7
Issues
None known so far...

2009-1 beta2

Based on
Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
Release date
26 Nov 2009
Changes
HDR thumbnailing
Software
Radiance 4.0a
ESP-r 11.7
Issues
man genbox doesn't work (genbox does). Both are linked their genrbox brothers.
Resolved Issues compared to 2009-1 beta
NumLock is disabled on start-up.
Bluetooth mice should now work, but I can't test this
Notification icon of the power manager is always shown

2009-1 beta

Based on
Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
Release date
13 Nov 2009
Changes
HDR thumbnailing
Software
Radiance 4.0a
ESP-r 11.7
Issues
NumLock is set on start-up. This is inconvenient for laptop users.

2008-1

Based on
Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
Release date
Dec 2008
Changes
LEARNIX is now based on the popular Ubuntu GNU/LINUX distribution.
Software
Radiance 3.9
ESP-r 11.5
radmap
radview 0.4.2
Issues
None so far.

5.0.1

Based on
KNOPPIX 5.0.1
Release date
19 Feb 2007
Changes
Starting with this release, we are attempting to make LEARNIX more consistent and reliable. The build is done semi-automatically with a new scripted build system, ensuring that none of the important packages are left out. Packages that not fully supported and regularly brought up-to-date are being removed. In this release, DaySim and PhotonMap were chopped. Note that pmap is still available through Carten Bauer's Radzilla.
Software
RADIANCE 3.9
ESP-r 11.2
radmap
brad 0.2
radzilla 1.2
rshow 0.72d
Issues
None so far.
Special Thanks
To Francesco Anselmo (brad), Carsten Bauer (Radzilla) and Peter Apian-Benewitz (rshow) for updating their software for this release.

4.0.2

Based on
KNOPPIX 4.0.2
Release date
6 Dec 2005
Changes
This is an update to 3.8.1 RC1. No new software was added, but it's based on a newer version of KNOPPIX.
Software
RADIANCE 3.7.2
ESP-r 10.12
(daysim had to be removed from this release due to installation and software compatibility problems)
radmap
brad 0.1b
radzilla 1.0
rshow 0.72d
Issues
OpenOffice doesn't launch. To fix this, please type 'rm -Rf ~/.openoffice' at the shell prompt before launching OpenOffice. Sorry about this inconvenience.

3.8.1 RC1

Based on
KNOPPIX 3.8.1
Release date
5 Dec 2005
Changes
New overview page linking to all home pages off add-on software, as well as the locally installed documentation.
Version numbering changed from YYYY-MM-DD to the version of KNOPPIX.
Issues
daysim non-functional. This is due to rtrace_dc not compiling on KNOPPIX. Christoph Reinhardt has been contacted over this.
Network cards that require the tulip.ko kernel module don't work. There doesn't seem to be anything that can be done about it.
The HOWTO KNOPPIX2LEARNIX needs updating.
This relese never made it to more than a Release Candidate (RC). It was superseded by version 4.0.2.

2004-05-12

Based on
KNOPPIX 3.4
Release date
12 May 2005
Changes
lotsa bug-fixes
New Getting Started Guide (Read it!!!)
New RADIANCE add-ons: DaySim, radmap and RADview. RADview is a rather primitive image browser I wrote many years ago. See the Getting Started Guide for a screen shot and a short explanation.
HOWTO KNOPPIX2LEARNIX is updated
Software
RADIANCE
ESP-r
radmap
Daysim 2.0
radview
Issues
Forgot to include gnuplot

2003-12-02

Based on
KNOPPIX 3.3
Release date
2 Dec 2003
Changes
RADIANCE is now the HEAD distribution with lots of bug-fixes
Included LEARN's teaching notes on ESP-r and RADIANCE
A problem with rview that was introduced in the last release has been ironed out.
Included gnuplot
Software
RADIANCE HEAD 3.5
ESP-r 10.5

2003-10-14

Based on
KNOPPIX 3.3
Release date
14 Oct 2003
Changes
OpenOffice updated to 1.1.0
ESP-r is installed as user esru, not root
The site has a page with the version history
New boot screen now featuring Tux the penguin!!!
KDE konqueror opens up with a LEARNIX title page
emacs added (for Phylroy)
Software
RADIANCE
ESP-r
gendaylit

2003-08-18

Based on
KNOPPIX 3.2
Release date
18 Aug 2003
Changes
- Initial release of LEARNIX
- Initial LEARNIX web site
Software
ESP-r 10.5
RADIANCE 3.5