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SteamOS Update 123 Pushed To Alchemist Beta

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Hello all, On July 16th John Vert published that the SteamOS beta has been updated to version 123.

While this update isn't major, it includes an update to the Debian 7.6 base, a compositor update that fixes occasional corruption on the first overlay element that appears (notifications, etc.), and a fix for the issue that caused multiple reboots to be required after updates. This update also features a few security fixes.

The full changelog can be found below.

Quotesteamos-compositor - Fix occasional flash of corruption the first time the overlay or a notification is shown
apache2 - upstream security fixes CVE-2013-6438, CVE-2014-0098
base-files - Update /etc/debian_version to 7.6, for Debian 7.6 point release
cups - upstream security fix for CVE-2014-2856
libjpeg8 - upstream security fix for CVE-2013-6629 and CVE-2013-6630
libopenobex - latest upstream fixes
libxml2 - upstream security fix for CVE-2014-0191
openssh - latest upstream release
dbus - upstream security fixes CVE-2014-3532, CVE-2014-3533,
e2fsprogs - Latest upstream release
elfutils - latest upstream updates
gnupg - upstream security fix, CVE-2014-4617
steamos-autoupdate - remove minimal-steps flag


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamuniverse/discussions/1/43099721372266610/

What do you guys think about this update? Any of you running SteamOS? Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Cestarian 18 July 2014 at 3:09 pm UTC
Aha, they have their own compositor! But could they not be arsed to make their own desktop environment from ground up? tsk, tsk, tsk. I would have wanted to see that. But time is of the essence; it is too late to start with something like that now.
Half-Shot 18 July 2014 at 3:17 pm UTC
CestarianAha, they have their own compositor! But could they not be arsed to make their own desktop environment from ground up? tsk, tsk, tsk. I would have wanted to see that. But time is of the essence; it is too late to start with something like that now.

For Valve's purposes, Steam Big Picture is their desktop environment.
psymin 18 July 2014 at 3:20 pm UTC
I haven't applied the update but the multiple reboots required after updates really got to me. I was certain that I had other issues going on (hence prompting me to opt out of the beta and reinstall on my boxes)

Now that I know it wasn't just me I'll opt back in.

Thanks for the info!
edqe 19 July 2014 at 4:22 am UTC
I hoped this update would have been fixed the mouse stuttering problem but unfortunately it didn't.

Long long way to go but I hope these kind of problems will be solved before the first official release.
Imants 19 July 2014 at 6:38 am UTC
edqeI hoped this update would have been fixed the mouse stuttering problem but unfortunately it didn't.

Long long way to go but I hope these kind of problems will be solved before the first official release.

I think mouse is low priority fix for them as OS is intended to be used with gamepad
edqe 19 July 2014 at 1:43 pm UTC
Imants
edqeI hoped this update would have been fixed the mouse stuttering problem but unfortunately it didn't.

Long long way to go but I hope these kind of problems will be solved before the first official release.
I think mouse is low priority fix for them as OS is intended to be used with gamepad

Well, that's sad to hear. There are already lots of games for SteamOS where gamepad is totally useless; 4X, strategy, RTS, simulation, complex cRPG, FPS, etc.
Speedster 19 July 2014 at 3:38 pm UTC
edqe
Imants
edqeI hoped this update would have been fixed the mouse stuttering problem but unfortunately it didn't.

Long long way to go but I hope these kind of problems will be solved before the first official release.
I think mouse is low priority fix for them as OS is intended to be used with gamepad
Well, that's sad to hear. There are already lots of games for SteamOS where gamepad is totally useless; 4X, strategy, RTS, simulation, complex cRPG, FPS, etc.

One theory is that the Valve controller won't be useless for those other types of games, since that was exactly Valve's purpose in bothering to design a new controller.
edqe 19 July 2014 at 8:43 pm UTC
Speedster
edqe
Imants
edqeI hoped this update would have been fixed the mouse stuttering problem but unfortunately it didn't.

Long long way to go but I hope these kind of problems will be solved before the first official release.
I think mouse is low priority fix for them as OS is intended to be used with gamepad
Well, that's sad to hear. There are already lots of games for SteamOS where gamepad is totally useless; 4X, strategy, RTS, simulation, complex cRPG, FPS, etc.
One theory is that the Valve controller won't be useless for those other types of games, since that was exactly Valve's purpose in bothering to design a new controller.

Yeah, that could be possible. Persnally I don't believe that their controller can beat keyboard+mouse but still be useful in many genres analog-stick gamepads are useless.

Windows + Steam Big Picture works perfectly and I hope Valve will achieve that with SteamOS as well.
Speedster 19 July 2014 at 9:08 pm UTC
I'm planning to get a SteamBox with controller when they come out, so I hope the controller does turn out to be pretty versatile as intended. Only time will tell though.
Shmerl 20 July 2014 at 4:51 am UTC
What is SteamOS compositor? Does it use Wayland in any way?
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