The Pardus Linux distribution
is an operating system
developed in Turkey
, as a product of the Pardus Project. It was named after the Latin
(and scientific) name for the Anatolian Leopard
Pardus was started and is developed by Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology
(UEKAE), which is under the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
Releases and packages
The first version, Pardus 1.0, was released on 2005
. The Pardus Live CD
was the first product of the Pardus Project.
Pardus 2007.3 included the Linux 2.6.18 kernel, the OpenOffice.org office suite, Internet tools (browser, e-mail, instant messaging, etc.), multimedia and graphics tools (video player, music player, etc.), games, and many other applications. COMAR is the configuration manager developed inhouse, and Tasma is the custom KDE and system configuration tool.
The latest stable version (Pardus 2008) of the Kurulan Install CD includes the Linux 188.8.131.52 kernel, the OpenOffice.org office suite, Internet tools (browser, e-mail, instant messaging, etc.), multimedia and graphics tools (video player, music player, etc.), games, and many other applications. COMAR is the configuration manager developed inhouse, and Tasma is the custom KDE and system configuration tool. KDE has been updated to 3.5.9, other important infrastructure improvements: Python 2.5, Java 6, Mozilla Firefox 3.0, OpenOffice.org 2.4.1.
PiSi package management
(Packages Installed Successfully as Intended, ) is the package management system of Pardus. It is the primary tool for installing, upgrading and removing software packages. PiSi stores and handles the dependencies for the various packages, libraries, and COMAR tasks. "Pisi" is a Turkish word meaning "kitty", intended as a pun
on the distribution's name.
Some features of PiSi include:
- Uses the LZMA Compression Algorithm
- Written in Python
- Package sources are written in XML and Python
- Database access implemented with Berkeley DB
- Integrates low-level and high-level package operations (dependency resolution)
- Framework approach to build applications and tools upon
|| Release date
|| Major improvements |
|| December 26 2005
|| Pardus 1.0 |
|| Pardus 1.1 |
|| December 18 2006
|| Pardus 2007 |
|| March 16 2007
|| Pardus 2007.1 Felis Chaus |
|| July 11 2007
|| Pardus 2007.2 Caracal Caracal |
|| November 19 2007
|| Pardus 2007.3 Lynx lynx |
|| June 27 2008
|| Pardus 2008 |
|| September 15 2008
|| Pardus 2008.1 Hyaena hyaena
|| Separate installation CDs: Installation CD for English and Turkish; International Installation CD for other 9 languages. Improved network connections. |
Note: Alpha/Beta releases not listed.
Pardus 2008 has been released on Friday 27th June 2008. It is available from the Pardus project homepage. An update as 2008.1 released in September 15. Swedish is added with 2008.1, currently Pardus is available at 11 languages.
Ladislav Bodnar, the creator of DistroWatch
, wrote in his round-up of Linux/*nix
in 2006 that Pardus is one of the distros he was most impressed by that year "...thanks to unique package management ideas, innovative start-up sequence and general desktop polish...