Release History

Version 5.2.0, December 20, 2023

New in this version:

  • Upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04.3.

  • Attempt to update the client before registering the PC.

  • Build in scripts that fix a LightDM startup error and allow superuser to manage CUPS.

  • Update LightDM config section name.

  • Improve user-cleanup.bash to also clear /dev/shm and user-owned files in world-writable directories. Also kill all user-started processes and include login loop prevention.

  • Set more restrictive permissions on user-cleanup.bash and

  • Remove files related to obsolete gateway functionality

  • Remove unused X-tcp-server

  • Use consistent naming for the superuser shortcuts

Version 5.1.0, May 25, 2023

New in this version:

  • A new international image released separaretely. In future versions they’ll be released simultaneously, with the same version numbers.

Version 5.0.0, March 9, 2023

New in this version:

  • Upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04.2.

  • Clone scripts repo and install from there instead of duplicating code.

  • Build in a lot more scripts - especially many security related scripts to provide an improved “Out of the box” experience.

  • Remove some unneeded packages.

  • Take a few steps to speed up the installer and reduce interactivity.

  • Add firstboot script to fx. delay enabling automatic updates so rolling out scripts immediately after installation should work more consistently.

  • Update CI-files and scripts to hopefully make it easier to upgrade to future versions.

  • Add flag to the build process where dependency installation is skipped.

Version 4.0.0, July 15, 2022

New in this version:

  • Rewrite build process completely for better automation and easier testing.

Version 3.1.1, February 1, 2022

New in this version:

  • Remove explicit locale settings from ISO.

  • Remove “noisy” lines from auth.log.

Version 3.1.0, November 25, 2021

New in this version:

  • Icon shortcuts on desktop are handled differently - by default, none er present, i.e. the LibreOffice icons are removed by default.

  • By default, audience users are (once again) blocked from accessing settings.

  • Disable requests for Gnome Keyring password, e.g. from Google Chrome.

  • Disable LibreOffice Tip of the Day and release notes by default.

  • Link to admin site on superuser desktop now correct (bug fix).

  • Wayland login option is disabled as it may cause the computer to become unresponsive.

  • More stable process for automatic upgrades.

Version 3.0.0, January 18, 2021

New in this version:

  • Upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04. Major overhaul of installation process as well as all scripts.

  • Versioning scheme changed to semantic versioning, cf.

Version, July 17, 2018

New in this version: - Changed git repo url to the new repo url.

Version, January 2, 2018

  • Installation now adds the security folder and necessary security files.

Version, June 6, 2017

  • was using deleted testing branch as base for installation. This is now removed.

Version 2.4.1, June 6, 2017

New in this version:

  • The OS2BorgerPC “Publikum” user is now called “Borger”.

  • The name bibos has been changed to OS2BorgerPC, every where it could be found.

  • Ubuntu settings is now completely locked for user “Borger”.

  • Bluetooth applet is removed from top bar for user “Borger”.

Version 2.4.0, February 23, 2017

New in this version:

  • The bibos installation now supports Ubuntu 16.04.

  • The ‘Publikum’ user now only has Desktop folder present in nautilus panel.

Version 2.3.0, March 22, 2016

New in this version:

  • The bibos installation now supports Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 14.04.

  • Added new script. It automates the bibos installation process. After the script has been executed the user only needs to run “Færdiggør BibOS installationen”.

  • Dependency list has been on a diet. It only contains the necessary packages for the bibos client to run.

  • Removed gimp icon from Desktop as we do not install gimp.

Version 2.2.0, May 29, 2015

New in this version:

  • Create new image to include the latest updates, including the upgrade to the latest point release, Ubuntu

  • Remove “Husk at gemme” icon from desktop.

  • Include print job removal patch on image.

  • Include latest bibos_client by default.

Version, October 25, 2013

New in this version:

  • First production ready release.

  • Make sure postinstall script does not fail due to APT locking. Prevent apt-check from running in the background - there’s no need for UpdateManager to launch all of a sudden (ticket #9101).

  • Battery indicator was missing on audience user’s login (#9089). Enable Gnome- settings plugin for user (presumably this was previously disabled as an attempt to solve #7875).

  • Icons are sometimes jumbled (ticket #8279). We now don’t try to specify the location of default desktop icons - this seems to avoid the timing problem.

  • BibOS client is updated to support wireless networking cards (ticket #8951).

  • BibOS client is also updated to support fixed gateway which is not necessarily on the same network as BibOS clients (ticket #8847).

  • Script to change background image did not work unless the audience user was logged in (ticket #9031).

  • Login screen will no longer display the users’ wallpaper when they are selected - only the default login background is shown (ticket #9091).

  • Power settings turned off monitor at login screen (ticket #7875).

  • BibOS specific admin scripts moved from the bibos_admin repository to admin_scripts/ in this repository.

  • New boot image on install disk.

Version, August 16, 2013

New in this version:

  • Include BibOS version in configuration for PC

  • Reconfigure grub and let user choose to update PC during postinstall, cf. ticket #8630.

  • Change a number of defaults on the image, cf. ticket #8638. These include: * Chrome is now available in Launcher if installed * Chrome shortcut renamed * Firefox shortcut removed from desktop * Downloads are sent to the user’s desktop, not “Hentninger” or other specific directory * Shortcuts to the BibOS admin system and registration in the admin system are added to the superuser’s desktop * autolog is installed by default * startup sound (drumbeat) is not played by default

  • Fix Firefox settings so it won’t check for add-on compatibility

  • Updated documentation

Version, July 25, 2013

New in this version:

  • Make CloneZilla build scripts easier to use, add CloneZilla documentation

  • Delete all print jobs on logout, cf. ticket #8457

  • Relabel “Login” button to “Start”, cf. ticket #8372

  • Do not hardcode position of desktop icons to allow new shotcuts, cf. #7749

  • Add more detailed licensing information, including Creative Commons license for documentation

  • Prompt the user before rebooting so there is time to remove the installation image, cf. ticket #8496

Version 2.0.2, July 12, 2013

New in this version:

  • BibOS 2 moves from alpha to beta

  • Lots of changes to the default user setup

  • Completely new postinstall script

  • Proxy Internet connection through local gateway

  • Connect to BibOS Admin system.

  • Network install works.