What’s new in Mabox 20.10 Eithné

New release Mabox Linux 20.10 Eithné is just around the corner:) is ready to download.
Download at: SourceForge or here.
Here is detailed but probably uncomplete list of changes.

Full Spanish translation

Mabox is now fully translated to Spanish, thanks to @ben_chile.
All Mabox specific tools like Mabox Control Center, Welcome Screen, Conky/Tint2 Manager, Menu/Sidepanels and even Installer slideshow are fully translated. Conky config files and tint2 panels also translated.

Only one ISO

No more language specific ISOs, there is only one.
Select appropriate language and keyboard at boot time.

Software Packages

As of this release, Mabox always ships the LTS kernel by default, this time linux 5.4.67
Most of packages comes from Manjaro Stable repository as of 2020-10-01.
Some packages comes from MaboxLinux repository.
Some changes:
– bashtop replaced by its faster, lighter and more featured succesor bpytop
– zensu (gtksu) replaced by yadsu
– Espanso – text expander added with addition of little jgmenu helper (W-A-e)

Menu / Sidepanels improvements

The side panels and the menu have received many improvements.
Now you can easily:

  • change size and font
  • Show or hide icons
  • select icon theme
  • choose color scheme (by default menus/panels follows openbox theme)
  • tune up color scheme to your liking

Autostart handling

Autostart of most common services/applications can be managed by Mabox’s Autostartu GUI.
You can ebnable/disable for example:

  • Picom Compositor
  • ClipIt – clipboard manager
  • Volumeicon
  • Hot Corners
  • Update notifier
  • Power Manager
  • Bluetooth Manager
  • Conky Manager
  • Gkrellm system monitor

Advanced users can still use traditional Openbox’s autostart script.

Easier Tint2 panel configuration with GUI

Tint2 panel configuration is now less confusing. Go to Settings Menu (W-s) – Tint2 Panel

Dynamic menus (pipemenus) and helpers

There a bunch of improved and brand new menus /helpers.


Theme Manager (forked from BunsenLabs BLOB) now saves also menu/sidepanels settings: size, font, colors (theme), icons.
It works better when changing theme – no more need to logout after change to have 100% effect.

Enjoy 🙂