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General Announcements => Distro Releases => Topic started by: vector on January 21, 2010, 11:28:59 pm

Title: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: vector on January 21, 2010, 11:28:59 pm
The VectorLinux development crew is proud to announce the beta3 release of VL-6.0-SOHO. The SOHO project is VectorLinux for the small office or home office (thus SOHO) as such is larger than our other releases. The challenge is to keep SOHO as fast and as stable as the rest of the Vector family and we think we have met that challenge!

The SOHO beta3 release is based on the latest KDE-4.3.4 with many graphical and system enhancements. We have included all the productivity software one would need like Digikam, koffice, the gimp, k3b, scribus, OpenOffice and Inkscape to name a few. The kernel is version 2.6.31.11 which adds new wireless network possibilities along with greater speed and stability. The GUI installer first introduced in the VL standard 6.0 release has seen futher refinements since our last beta release. Support has been added for a wider range of graphic chipsets and both lilo and grub bootloaders. Importing user accounts from previous installs is now possible provided a seperate home partition is used.
X.org has been upgraded to version 7.4 to expand the useable hardware base for SOHO.

We have included out of the box multimedia support so that all of the popular formats play without the need for searching for third party downloads to play a certain format. We also have the latest amarok 2.2.2 for your music appreciation.

The beta3 release includes several installer fixes and updates as well as package updates to OpenOffice. Amarok, Inkscape and several other system improvements. Anyone that had installer problems with the beta2 release is encouraged to give this a try so we know the installer bugs are corrected. Please post your results to the forum topic below so that we can evaluate our progress. Please remember no posts mean that everything is perfect and we can stop and go final. If thats not the case then you need to tell us so we can fix issues and get to the final release.

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=11214.0

The two install iso's are here:

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-test/VL6.0-SOHO-B3.1.iso
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-test/VL6.0-SOHO-B3-CD2.iso
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-test/VL6.0-SOHO-B3.1.md5sum
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-test/VL6.0-SOHO-B3-CD2.md5sum

Enjoy,
Vec and the Crew
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: prince on January 22, 2010, 07:13:34 am
Slow down, please.  Still, no Compiz by default, on a Linux system, why not?  There is a little wanderlust with the mouse pad awhile resting finger on pad.
Why so fast when the next KdE 4.4 beta is just around the corner?
When might the 64bit dreams come true?  Even-though, the Gateway MT3707 still struggle with bootup speed, the
Vector Linux Soho 6.0 is so good I'll definitely give the Beta 3 a try!   
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: prince on January 22, 2010, 07:16:42 am
Well, the biggest problem I had with the Soho B2 is when I clicked on this (red icon) update-package-notifier the mousepad stopped working after auto installing a hibernate/sleep mode package.
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: MikeCindi on January 22, 2010, 04:40:36 pm
B2 was working well for me; looking forward to working with B3.
Posting checksums with the iso link would be helpful.
Mike
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: vector on January 22, 2010, 08:25:57 pm
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B2 was working well for me; looking forward to working with B3.
Posting checksums with the iso link would be helpful.
Mike
OK good point the checksums are up.

Cheers,
Vec
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: MikeCindi on January 22, 2010, 10:16:09 pm
Thank you (the files are not showing up yet so I'll check later).

update: still no checksums showing up on the server.
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: newt on January 23, 2010, 07:45:13 am
Try here:
http://140.211.166.134/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-6.0/iso-test/VL6.0-SOHO-B3.1.md5sum   
http://140.211.166.134/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-6.0/iso-test/VL6.0-SOHO-B3-CD2.md5sum   

Not sure why this occurs but same thing happened to me when VL6 Light Live was released.
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: MikeCindi on January 23, 2010, 08:36:28 am
Thanks newt.
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: kirby on February 17, 2010, 07:01:49 pm
Tried to install B3 on a machine with 4 existing partitions.

I wanted to install to hda3 which has 20G free

hda1 - CentOS 5.4  (Red Hat Enterprise Build)
hda2 - swap
hda3 - free - 20G <-- where I wanted to install B3
hda4 - Vector 5.9.1-SOHO

Graphic installer got to the screen which read:

Disc Partitioning Option


There were two selections available through a selection button:

Help Me Resize  (this one was available - but this is not what I wanted to do)

Partitioned Install VL to existing partitions   (this one was grey and not selectable - which is what I wanted to do)

I guess 20G is plenty to install the B3 version?

I went ahead and selected the Help Me Resize just to see if I could get an install done but GParted said near the bottom of the screen "No Device Detected."

One thing different on this machine is that CentOS put a 'Label' on hda1 when installed called '/1'. This is only seen if using cfdisk but not fdisk. I've never had a need to use 'Labels' when defining partions but just thought I might mention that in case it is a problem.









Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: alextaylor on February 18, 2010, 09:01:15 am
The VectorLinux development crew is proud to announce the beta3 release of VL-6.0-SOHO. The SOHO project is VectorLinux for the small office or home office (thus SOHO) as such is larger than our other releases. The challenge is to keep SOHO as fast and as stable as the rest of the Vector family and we think we have met that challenge!

The SOHO beta3 release is based on the latest KDE-4.3.4 with many graphical and system enhancements. We have included all the productivity software one would need like Digikam, koffice, the gimp, k3b, scribus, OpenOffice and Inkscape to name a few. The kernel is version 2.6.31.11 which adds new wireless network possibilities along with greater speed and stability. The GUI installer first introduced in the VL standard 6.0 release has seen futher refinements since our last beta release. Support has been added for a wider range of graphic chipsets and both lilo and grub bootloaders. Importing user accounts from previous installs is now possible provided a seperate home partition is used.
X.org has been upgraded to version 7.4 to expand the useable hardware base for SOHO.

We have included out of the box multimedia support so that all of the popular formats play without the need for searching for third party downloads to play a certain format. We also have the latest amarok 2.2.2 for your music appreciation.

The beta3 release includes several installer fixes and updates as well as package updates to OpenOffice. Amarok, Inkscape and several other system improvements. Anyone that had installer problems with the beta2 release is encouraged to give this a try so we know the installer bugs are corrected. Please post your results to the forum topic below so that we can evaluate our progress. Please remember no posts mean that everything is perfect and we can stop and go final. If thats not the case then you need to tell us so we can fix issues and get to the final release.

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=11214.0

The two install iso's are here:

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-test/VL6.0-SOHO-B3.1.iso
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-test/VL6.0-SOHO-B3-CD2.iso
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-test/VL6.0-SOHO-B3.1.md5sum
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-test/VL6.0-SOHO-B3-CD2.md5sum

Enjoy,
Vec and the Crew

Vector 6.0-SOHO BETA 3.

I used a COMPAQ Presario desktop I have used since 2006. AMD 64 Processor-3500-2GB-120GB hard drive-NVIDIA GeFORCE
6150 LE Graphics.
 
Installation and post-install setup:  Installing the system was quick and painless. It installed less than thirty minutes.

My formatting options:
I utilized my existing partitions using / exl4-reiserfs /dev/sda1-115GB and /dev/sda5 4919 MB Swap.
I used the full / total install default software selection and 1024/768 resolution. Dic #1 finished, and than put in
Dic #2.
I answered the usual questions and setup an adm. password and user info. / password. I removed Dic#2.
No problems @boot. The Desktop loaded very quickly  initial boot took about thirty seconds.  The wired network defaulted automatically.
I set the local time, reduced the desktop icons to 32. I don't like much on a desktop. It was necessary to open the sound mixer and adjust the channel configuration. I increased the PCM to the volume level I needed. This needs to be done with most all distros.

That was the setup.  Done.

I followed my usual routine: Secure the updates using Gslap, opened Firefox, Google, Msnbc, a music Dvd.
Everything worked 100%. I held off my usual hacking and used all defaults.  The Desktop loaded very quickly.
The web page renderings were sharp, clear and very pleasing on my eyes. This is not a geek only OS, Vector 6.0-SOHO is every one's desktop. I only looked @ it as a desktop user.
This is a polished desktop offering more than all the necessary applications.

I works flawlessly No problems. Sorry, nothing to report. Is it Vector 7.0 yet?

Regards,
Alex
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: Dweeberkitty on February 18, 2010, 11:47:06 am
Slow down, please.  Still, no Compiz by default, on a Linux system, why not? 

KDE4 includes window composting by default. You can find it by going to System Settings-->Desktop-->Desktop Effects. Then you can enable the Desktop Effects which is the equivalent of Compiz on KDE. I was a bit skeptical at first about KDE writing their own composting effects but by my experience, they made a good choice since so far it has proved much more stable and integrated than compiz. But of course we can argue that KDE doesn't include nearly as many composting features as compiz, but the inclusion of compiz would seem somewhat redundant and by my books is not much loss since KDE has plenty of composting effects.
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: Dweeberkitty on February 20, 2010, 09:34:16 am
VL6 SOHO is looking good!!! Here are some screenshots of my system:

(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/8439/snapshot1t.th.png) (http://img714.imageshack.us/i/snapshot1t.png/)

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/9562/snapshot2z.th.png) (http://img62.imageshack.us/i/snapshot2z.png/)

(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/1003/snapshot3h.th.png) (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/snapshot3h.png/)
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: prince on February 25, 2010, 10:25:10 pm
Vector is looking very good, Dweeberkitty. Are you using Compiz ... or KDE to get that cube?
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: prince on February 25, 2010, 10:28:38 pm
X.org 1.8 is just around the corner  :D 8)
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: Dweeberkitty on February 26, 2010, 03:43:13 pm
Vector is looking very good, Dweeberkitty. Are you using Compiz ... or KDE to get that cube?

Prince, that is KDE you are seeing. I also have all the wobbly window business and all the other important effects turned on. It is quite smooth actually; but I can't wait to see how KDE 4.4 performs!
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: MikeCindi on February 26, 2010, 05:40:06 pm
After seeing the comments about KDEs composting I decided to turn several of the features on. While they're impressive (my kids really think so) I've noticed a specific problem. Whenever I'm working with a compressed archive (bz/gz) KDE crashes. I have to init 2, do the tasks, init 4. Anyone else...?
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: vector on February 26, 2010, 11:06:36 pm
for those that want an early download of soho6 beta 4 with kde 4.4.0 before the official announcement:
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-test/VL6.0-SOHO-B4.iso
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-test/VL6.0-SOHO-B4-CD2.iso
official announcement later I am out of gas for now. Trust me if you haven't tried soho up till now,. try this one it will blow your socks off guarenteed.

Cheers,
Vec
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: TLM on February 26, 2010, 11:36:25 pm
for those that want an early download of soho6 beta 4 with kde 4.4.0 before the official announcement:
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-test/VL6.0-SOHO-B4.iso
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-test/VL6.0-SOHO-B4-CD2.iso
official announcement later I am out of gas for now. Trust me if you haven't tried soho up till now,. try this one it will blow your socks off guarenteed.

Cheers,
Vec


Woo Hoo!! I am DL-ing it right now. Will install and test as ASAP. Am not currently wearing socks, so will not bother putting any on since they will be blown off  ;D I am sure this release will reflect the continuous improvement that VL is known for in the beta stages leading up to the final releases.
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: pevsner on February 27, 2010, 09:08:44 am
Soho Beta 4 looks great vector, nice to have kde4.4 which does seem faster and better organised.
One problem I have had with previous betas and indeed the latest kernel packages for VL6std is the zd1211rw wifi driver ( it shows as a module there) which I cant get to work. I have to compile my own kernel using the included ".config" file and then  all works.
Will test some more.
Good work developers.

Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: caieng on February 27, 2010, 04:09:53 pm
Hi Vec,
Sorry to report, that my moldy socks are still on!

The installer for this version, Beta 4, remains problematical, for older hardware.  In particular, on my IBM thinkpad, 12 years old, Celeron 800, runs both XP, and Vector Linux Light from last summer, i.e. compiled from Slackware 12.1.0 on 15 August 2009, with Kernel 2.6.27.29 without problem, apart from lack of network visibility with Vector, but not XP.  However, with the new SOHO Beta 4, the installer software reaches the blue screen with the blue lettters:  Vector Linux and the white letters, "Loading Installer...", then, after a minute or so, the cd mechanism door opens and the disk is ejected.   End of story.

Same problem is observed with a different, cpu, this another Coppermine cpu, a Pentium III, 1133 MHz, in a traditional desktop case, with a VIA VT82C694X chip set, half a gigabyte SDRAM, and an S3 Graphics controller, i.e. nothing exotic.  Computer works fine with XP, and any flavor of Linux.

Point here is that Slackware 13.0, from last summer, with KDE4, installs, and functions without problem, on this computer, however, the new Vector SOHO Beta 4 simply causes the CDROM drive to open, and ejects the disk, and then reboots the computer, all without a word of advice to the user, and without reaching the install phase.  The new disk does boot, at least!

On a modern cpu, P4, 64 bit, I do not have this problem with Beta 4.  The installer proceeds to the next step, inquiring about keyboard, etc, all normal, all as usual.  However, there is a tiny bug, not really significant, one supposes, but still, inelegant, if the user decides to exit the installation, maybe summoned by the wife, for dinner, or whatever, and so, clicks on the cancel button, or exit, I have forgotten now, what it is called, then, the installation stops all right, but the computer just hangs, with a blank screen, no text, no reboot.  There ought to be, in my opinion, a more graceful exit, given that the user is prompted by the software to take that course of action.....

From what I can determine, there has been no progress in improving the installer software, since my last comments a few weeks back...

regards,
CAI ENG
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: Daniel on February 27, 2010, 05:22:25 pm
I have the exact same problem as caieng. The disk boots, gets to the first screen but reboots when I try to use the graphical installer. The text installer just never loads. I get the same (or at least, pretty much the same) kernel panic messages as he did with beta3 (see beta3 bug report thread).
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: TLM on February 28, 2010, 12:38:38 am
Ummmm I have downloaded and installed beta 4, however it occurs to me that this is still the thread for beta 3, so I will hold off posting any more until an official forum thread is created for beta 4.
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: vector on February 28, 2010, 12:50:41 am
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However, with the new SOHO Beta 4, the installer software reaches the blue screen with the blue lettters:  Vector Linux and the white letters, "Loading Installer...", then, after a minute or so, the cd mechanism door opens and the disk is ejected.   End of story.
Quote
I have the exact same problem as caieng. The disk boots, gets to the first screen but reboots when I try to use the graphical installer.
Caieng and Daniel..........hang in there the X-server is crashing on your systems for some reason. Could you both post what video card you are using please? We use a very minimal X.org to support the installer we may need to add some to keep you and others from going bye bye. Thanks for testing and please let me know the hw we are dealing with ( just video)

Thanks,
Vec
 
Title: Re: Video controller?
Post by: caieng on February 28, 2010, 02:06:01 am
Quote from: Vec
Could you both post what video card you are using please?

Quote from: CAI ENG, [color=purple]yesterday[/color]
Same problem is observed with a different, cpu, this another Coppermine cpu, a Pentium III, 1133 MHz, in a traditional desktop case, with a VIA VT82C694X chip set, half a gigabyte SDRAM, and an S3 Graphics controller, i.e. nothing exotic.

However, I have previously tested the Beta 2 and Beta 3, and encountered problems, as previously noted on this forum,
with Trident video controllers, as well.  This problem could have, and should have, been addressed months ago, when I first reported it, but instead, received a terse reply suggesting that I had improperly downloaded the beta version.

Quote from: Vec
We use a very minimal X.org to support the installer we may need to add some to keep you and others from going bye bye.

"minimal" ?  "add some"?   Wow!  How strange!  How utterly bizarre!  Hardware support ought to be the VERY LAST item removed from this bundle of joy called Unix.  What?  You need space on the cdrom????  Get rid of all your gd login crap, if you are sincere about SOHO....

I don't need "root" and "passwords", to operate my SOHO, but I certainly do need to access ALL of my hardware components.  That's the raison d'etre for a genuine operating system, not denying access like some kind of fascist police.

SOHO is NOT a server.  SOHO is an acronym referring to a Small office, Single user environment, not hundreds of people at an institution, all clamoring to access the same miserable cpu, running on 128 kilobytes of ram, at a speed of 500 kilohertz, as was the case when this wretched operating system was invented.  How could anyone even THINK of removing hardware support from a version of Unix claimed and touted to run and operate on OLD computers, where "old" is merely twelve years in age?  Unbelievable.  You folks need to add some spinach to your diet, or do something to increase brain function.

Small size available for the installer cdrom?  BOLLOCKS.   Puppy linux has no problem with ANY of my two dozen computers, big or small.  Fast or slow. Brand new, or fifteen years old.  ANY post 80586 cpu runs flawlessly with it, in my experience.  Puppy Linux occupies a single CD, not two.  It boots effortlessly, and UNLIKE Slackware 13.0, I do not need, with Puppy Linux, to fiddle around with the bloody graphics code to achieve a normal screen resolution of 1024 x 768 (Slackware defaults to 800 x 600), on my half dozen "old" P3 machines.  I simply insert the Puppy cdrom, and ten minutes later, I am on the internet at 1024 x 768.  VERY simple. Crunchbang?  Yeah, I agree, it is great, however, (a) like all Ubuntu distros, it overwrites the MBR, hence useless to me, and (b) unlike Slack, which permits the change, (yes with a modest amount of unnecessary effort,) to 1024 x 768, I have found no way, none, to get that bloody distro to display anything but 800 x 600--on my "Old" computers.  Sure, no problem with any Linux distro running on the 64 bit cpu's.   Perhaps, like Vec, Ubuntu gurus too, left out a few hardware device control components, eh?   

Why isn't Vector SOHO as simple, and easy to manipulate and install, as Puppy? MONTHS I have been farting around with these ill thought out beta versions...

Here's an idea:  GET RID OF THE DAMN login crap, and start over, if you really are sincere about SOHO.
Here's a hint:  download Puppy, and try it on an OLD computer.  Then, try your beta 4!  good luck.

CAI ENG (with four coasters, and very moldy socks)
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: bigpaws on February 28, 2010, 03:02:55 am
Caieng,

All of the hardware support is included in SOHO. The problem is that the installer (Not the OS) is setup
to make use of minimal resources while installing the rest of the system. It is the installer where you
are observing problems. The reason for a small installer is to try to allow use by older hardware with
less than optimal RAM.

The installer is a newer project by Vector Linux a new project vs using someone elses installer. It takes time
to debug every possible hardware combination. No one can plan for all possible hardware to be used.

S3 is not considered to be main stream hardware or even close to it.
In my experience getting the S3 cards that I have to render 3D was a fight
the I loath.

Your comments are being reviewed by the developers and fixes are being tried, but without actual
access to the hardware writing a fix is not easy.

If you wish to try to install without the graphical installer at boot up when you get to the command
prompt type linux. That will start the non graphical installer which should allow you to succeed in
installing Vector linux.

In the past many on the forum have complained about the lack of a graphical installer, the developers
listened and this is where we are at today.

Your comments are harsh. I hope that this post will help you to see that the installer and OS are two
separate things.

Bigpaws


Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: toothandnail on February 28, 2010, 05:40:05 am
On a modern cpu, P4, 64 bit, I do not have this problem with Beta 4.  The installer proceeds to the next step, inquiring about keyboard, etc, all normal, all as usual.  However, there is a tiny bug, not really significant, one supposes, but still, inelegant, if the user decides to exit the installation, maybe summoned by the wife, for dinner, or whatever, and so, clicks on the cancel button, or exit, I have forgotten now, what it is called, then, the installation stops all right, but the computer just hangs, with a blank screen, no text, no reboot.  There ought to be, in my opinion, a more graceful exit, given that the user is prompted by the software to take that course of action.....

If you move your mouse to the bottom of the screen, a task bar will appear, which will then allow you to open a terminal window, or reboot. Or even play space invaders.

Quote
From what I can determine, there has been no progress in improving the installer software, since my last comments a few weeks back...
.

For your specific hardware, prehaps. However, in general, even though I have no especial fondness for graphical installers, both beta 3 and beta 4 show considerable improvements in that area.

Paul.
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: Daniel on February 28, 2010, 07:07:52 pm
I have a VIA VT8361 Chipset with a Trident Microsystems CyberBlade/i1 for onboard video (no other video cards) according to the K Info Center.
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: alextaylor on March 01, 2010, 04:13:55 pm
for those that want an early download of soho6 beta 4 with kde 4.4.0 before the official announcement:
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-test/VL6.0-SOHO-B4.iso
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-test/VL6.0-SOHO-B4-CD2.iso
official announcement later I am out of gas for now. Trust me if you haven't tried soho up till now,. try this one it will blow your socks off guarenteed.

Cheers,
Vec

Hi Robert,
After reading your forum post I installed SOHO 4. My experience was the following.

1. I used the default to install using my existing petitions.They were set and running Vector Standard. The first disc installed and #2 got to the point of installing Grub and I was greeted with the message that the boot loader did not install, do I want to continue and use the disc to boot my system or quit. I started over several times using different petition configs. I know the first sign of mental illness is doing something the same way over and over and expecting a different result. Nothing worked. I opened my drive tray and reached for a disc that would clean my hd CrunchBang or Mint. Mint did the job and left me with two petitions. I installed SOHO 4 and it worked. You are right it is beautiful and I was very impressed.

2. Then a box started to pop up about every two minutes instructing me to sign in as root. I did. That is not annoying enough, but when I attempted to change to system clock I was prevented from doing so and told I was not authorized. I am sending you this note using Mint.
As soon as I am over my disappointment and anger I will install VL standard. It works every time just like Mint. Until then, I will be searching the
VL forums for an answer to my SOHO problems. At that time I will install SOHO 4 not paying attention to the mental illness thing.
SOHO 4 is very impressive and I hope I can use it soon.

* Don't get too excited over the hockey game.* The US beating Canada or Canada beating the US is like kissing your sister, it does not count.

Thanks to everyone involved with VL for what you do. I am sure by now I have installed SOHO Beta 4.

alextaylor
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: prince on March 19, 2010, 06:36:43 pm
Where is Btrfs and the unreleased Xserver 1.8, for testing?

I think it would be good for vector to release two SOHO versions at one time, the 32bit and the 64bit
for those serious SOHO users on newer machines.
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: retired1af on March 19, 2010, 07:26:33 pm
64-bit MAY be released for VL 7. Remains to be seen. 32-bit runs just fine on a 64-bit system.
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: newt on March 19, 2010, 08:31:29 pm
Where is Btrfs and the unreleased Xserver 1.8, for testing?
I'm taking a shot in the dark here, but I would venture a guess that both are too bleeding edge to make it into SOHO 6.  I think that even trying to "play" with either of those in a testing scenario would render a VL 6.x system useless - they probably depend on updated "everything-important".

I think it would be good for vector to release two SOHO versions at one time, the 32bit and the 64bit
for those serious SOHO users on newer machines.
Again, a ventured guess is that the amount of time put into the 32bit release has been so great that it's virtually impossible to release a 64bit at the same time, let alone anytime in the near future.  Hopefully VL7 will be able to produce a viable 64bit release.
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: prince on March 20, 2010, 12:39:48 pm
Ok, maybe not for the current addition, but as a test sample like the way you have a 64bit for testing.
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: prince on March 28, 2010, 10:34:21 am
A fresh install will make you smile, however, ext4 is stable, but over time, I notice some serious performance regressions. I'll try slapt-get  --clean and autoclean.  It don't seem to help much.
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: BlueMage on March 30, 2010, 03:25:54 pm
Awesome, time to upgrade ye olde Media Box to new SOHO!

Also, can I just say I love the graphical installer environment.  I mean, it lets me play games for crying out loud!

Thanks folks, looks good.
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: MikeCindi on March 30, 2010, 03:45:38 pm
If you think bete 3 is good you should look at beta 4.4.1.  :o
Title: Re: Vector 6.0-SOHO beta 3 is out for testing
Post by: BlueMage on March 30, 2010, 11:16:31 pm
I do believe tis beta 4 I be trying.