MLED 14.2 has been released - One month after the release of Slackware 14.2, MLED 14.2 is now available. The information on this website - documentation, FAQ, features, etc. - has been updated accordingly. Check out the detailed release notes and the MLED Installation Guide. You might want to print that one out before getting your hands dirty.
-- Mon Aug 1 10:46:53 CEST 2016

New pages, new forum, new build server - The MLED project site sports two new pages with details on documentation and getting help. Jeremy from has kindly offered to setup a new forum for MLED. And I've just finished installing the new MLED build server and migrating all the data.
-- Tue Dec 8 08:27:41 CET 2015

MLED gets a dedicated mailing list - Here's a quote from an email an MLED user sent me this morning:

I was forced to unsubscribe from the MLED thread on LQ due to the constant banter that is taking place. Is there a mailing list that releases updates for MLED? I am interested in keeping current with your MLED project, but not interested in sifting through all the garbage people are posting.

I've decided to follow this user's advice, and I setup a mailing list dedicated to all MLED-related things. Send a mail to with the word subscribe in the subject line. Clicking on the link will do it automagically for you. Once you have received confirmation, you can discuss MLED on
-- Thu Dec 3 10:42:22 CET 2015

A new build server for MLED & MLES - Today, a french company who wishes to remain anonymous paid for a new build server for MLED development. Until now, MLED & MLES were built on a dual-core AMD. The new HP build server with an Intel Core i7 processor is a more than welcome hardware upgrade. A big warm Thank You! goes out to our anonymous benefactor!
--Wed Dec 2 11:45:20 CET 2015

RSS feeds for MLED & MLES - Keep track of MLED & MLES development using your favorite RSS reader.
-- Sat Nov 28 10:59:37 CET 2015

Offline installation - Here's a mini-tutorial on offline installation.
-- Sat Nov 28 10:59:37 CET 2015

A new dock for MLED 14.1 - Xfce's default user profile has been modified to use Plank as the default application launcher, as a replacement for the Xfce panel at the bottom of the screen.

We've been using Plank every day for more than a month, and it's a functional and rock-solid dock. To install Plank as your default application launcher, make sure the plank package is installed, then upgrade the user-settings-xfce package. If you define a new user, he or she will automatically use Plank.

Plank application launcher

If your user already exists, you have to copy over your new default profile manually from /etc/skel. Here's how you can do that.

First, delete your existing ˜/.config directory:

$ rm -rf ˜/config 

Switch to root and copy /etc/skel/.config to your user's home directory:

# cp -Rv /etc/skel/.config /home/your_user/ 

Now set permissions on your user's .config directory:

# chown -R your_user:users /home/your_user/.config 
# find /home/your_user/.config -type d | xargs chmod 0755 
# find /home/your_user/.config -type f | xargs chmod 0644 

Log out and log back in, and enjoy your snappy new application launcher.
-- Thu Nov 26 15:32:25 CET 2015