Anke Boersma has announced the release of Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.05, an updated release of the project’s rolling-release “Archimedes” series featuring KDE 4.8.3: “The Chakra project is proud to announce the third ‘Archimedes’ release. As with the previous release, Chakra is no longer shipping a GUI for package management. Appset-qt was the GUI for Pacman, but was not handling complex updates as should, so it is dropped from this ISO. With this release KDE is updated to 4.8.3, a new toolchain including GCC 4.7 and glibc 2.15, updated glib2 stack, latest NVIDIA and Catalyst, updated SQLite, unixODBC and Python groups, to name a few of the newer base packages included. These base updates made it so that the second Archimedes release is no longer usable for bundles, thus a new ISO needed.” See the full release announcement for additional details. Download (MD5):chakra-2012.05-Archimedes-i686.iso (1,459MB), chakra-2012.05-Archimedes-x86_64.iso(1,452MB).