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Cooking up the Treats => Distro development => Topic started by: uelsk8s on April 02, 2012, 10:28:20 am

Title: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: uelsk8s on April 02, 2012, 10:28:20 am
The Vector development crew is proud to announce  the RC2 release of VLocity Linux 7.0.
VLocity Linux is 64bit Vector Linux.

We have done our best to reproduce VectorLinux in 64bit and we are really close to pulling it off. The kernel is version 3.2.13, glibc is 2.13  and everything else is up to date with Slackware64-13.37. We have the new xfce-4.8.1 with glx-dock (previously cairo-dock), latest abiword, gnumeric, inkscape, shotwell and a vast array of other programs in all categories at their latest stable versions.
We have done our best at squashing all the bugs reported so far, if we missed any please let us know.

You can download the VLocity 7.0 RC2 iso from our official servers here:
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/VL64-7.0/iso-release/VL64-7.0-STD-RC2.iso
md5sum: c053290d5ac9852f18b0880ee20bd42c  VL64-7.0-STD-RC2.iso


Please post any bugs found here: https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl70/issues?status=new&status=open
If you are not sure if it is a bug or not, or if you have an aversion to the new bug tracker feel free to post about it here.

Thanks,
Uelsk8s
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: MikeCindi on April 02, 2012, 04:37:17 pm
Thanks, does this have matching kernel headers or is that a separate package?  Downloading now so I guess I'll know in a few minutes.
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: hata_ph on April 02, 2012, 06:36:34 pm
downloading now :)
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: stretchedthin on April 02, 2012, 09:19:46 pm
Got it downloaded, will report back tomorrow.
Question has vl64bit RC every been up on distrowatch's side panel.  Might be good timing following up on Lights successful run.
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: vector on April 02, 2012, 11:54:20 pm
I have got it installed no problems yet...........very quick and nice only complaint default wallpaper needs some work maybe something like this: http://www.imagebam.com/image/4f7e57182954858 (http://www.imagebam.com/image/4f7e57182954858)

Cheers,
Vec
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: stretchedthin on April 03, 2012, 01:05:48 pm
Just getting started but got some notes.

#1
For thunars slow start, can we use joe1962's suggestion from here...
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=15792.0 (http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=15792.0)

#2 Setting >> Login Window in menu will not launch (missing vsuper or the like).  I think this launches gdmsetup

#3 Speaking of vsuper or the like, would it be better to just use vsuper and not vsuper, ktsuss, and gksu.  It would be more consistent and I like the features of vsuper best.

#4
Thunar-volman-settings.  Not set up to play cd or dvd on insertion.

#5.
Missing gdmphotosetup from settings menu.

#6
Missing "New Login in a Window" from Menu>>Settings

#7. Extra not enabled by default.

I will post this in a little latter on to the VLcore issues thingy.
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: vector on April 03, 2012, 10:34:39 pm
Here are some more default wallpaper ideas for vlocity:
http://www.imagebam.com/image/6c8c52183130212
http://www.imagebam.com/image/27749c183132544

Some feedback would be good................:)

Cheers,
Vec
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: stretchedthin on April 03, 2012, 11:28:01 pm
Both good, my wife thinks the 2nd one is best.
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: nightflier on April 04, 2012, 04:51:00 am
I like the simpler of the two wallpapers. It makes me think of a solar storm, or the compression wave in front of an aircraft about to go supersonic.
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: M0E-lnx on April 04, 2012, 08:23:37 am
+1 on the second one.
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: vector on April 05, 2012, 12:22:36 am
another wallpaper entry for your consideration:
http://www.imagebam.com/image/e65876183325857

keep the votes coming in...................:)

Cheers,
vec
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: M0E-lnx on April 05, 2012, 12:26:50 pm
My vote still stands
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: nightflier on April 05, 2012, 12:31:01 pm
My vote still stands

+1
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: stretchedthin on April 05, 2012, 03:04:13 pm
My vote still stands

+1

+1 from me as well, and if your willing to include my wife, plus one from her too.
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: MikeCindi on April 05, 2012, 08:52:52 pm
Question has vl64bit ever been up on distrowatch's side panel?

Agreed as many people are looking for a 64-bit distro and VL is not known for that yet.

It would be nice to have the kernel headers match so that compiling packages that require the match would work without the extra steps of downloading and installing the headers.

I've not been disappointed with VLocity thus far.
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: uelsk8s on April 06, 2012, 07:09:48 am
Question has vl64bit ever been up on distrowatch's side panel?

Agreed as many people are looking for a 64-bit distro and VL is not known for that yet.

It would be nice to have the kernel headers match so that compiling packages that require the match would work without the extra steps of downloading and installing the headers.

I've not been disappointed with VLocity thus far.
The kernel-headers are not supposed to match.
We don't have enough room to include the kernel source package, or we would.

Uelsk8s
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: MikeCindi on April 06, 2012, 01:20:09 pm
Thanks for letting me know about the headers.
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: vincent2 on April 09, 2012, 08:12:20 pm
Bonjour!
Happy easters!

Is it possible to upgrade to rc2 from rc1 by adding rlevent directory of  "http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/VL64-current" to repo mirror list in GSLAPT? then gslapt, upgrading relevent pkgs, then system upgarded toi rc2?
is it possible?
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: vector on April 09, 2012, 10:22:52 pm
no that is for future release i.e 7.2 do not use that with present rc's

Thanks,
Vec
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: vector on April 09, 2012, 11:54:40 pm
found a bug in 64bit rc2..............we need tcp-wrappers installed not there at this point also a new iptables package the one installed not working with firewall

cheers,
Vec
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: hata_ph on April 10, 2012, 07:57:14 pm
Vec, please report your bugs at https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl70/overview
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: fogpipe on May 09, 2012, 12:56:54 pm
Sorry all for my earlier posts re RC 2 in another section.

How do i start the default X session on vl64 rc2? When i try i get a message that the system has no Xclients file installed and it falls back to twm. The fluxbox session works fine tho.
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: Joe1962 on May 14, 2012, 09:34:17 am
Installed VLcity RC2 last week, so far pretty nice, though now I have to slowly mirror the 64 bit repo, since I had only the 32 bit one. Only had a minor glitch after installing, during first run setup where it seemed to be doing/saying nothing until I hit Enter and then it continued (seemingly) normally.

I guess this not supposed to have 32 bit app compatibility, since when trying to run the seamonkey binary from the SeaMonkey Project (or a couple of other apps I tried after that), it says it can't find the very file it is trying to run. Or is this some other issue?

PS: I can't get vlc-2.0.1 built on this using the alien restricted slackbuild setup. Anybody had any luck with vlc-2.0.1?
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: uelsk8s on May 14, 2012, 09:41:09 am
I guess this not supposed to have 32 bit app compatibility, since when trying to run the seamonkey binary from the SeaMonkey Project (or a couple of other apps I tried after that), it says it can't find the very file it is trying to run. Or is this some other issue?

you can run 32bit apps, but the 32bit libs required to run them are not present. You will need to install all of the 32bit core libs and whatever else the 32bit app you are trying to run needs. You can use the pkgs from the 32bit repo.
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: Joe1962 on May 14, 2012, 09:49:29 am
Figured that was the way to go, but thought I'd check first, since this is my first 64 bit experience... ;D



EDIT: Ok, so this would create a BIG maintenance problem, since one can't use slapt-get or gslapt to do it, or it would replace the 64 bit libs, as they have the same package basename... right?
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: nightflier on July 10, 2012, 04:29:59 am
Old mobo died, finally got a new one. Sprung for an Ivy Bridge system, because the new integrated video has been getting good reviews.

Running RC2.11 and Linux 3.4.4, system is fast and stable so far. Main shortcoming is that Ivy Bridge needs Mesa 8+ for proper 3D acceleration. Any chance that may be coming our way?
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: Joe1962 on July 10, 2012, 05:00:01 am
Ok, so this would create a BIG maintenance problem, since one can't use slapt-get or gslapt to do it, or it would replace the 64 bit libs, as they have the same package basename... right?

Any thoughts on this? Is this what would happen, or am I way off base here? I really haven't had a chance to check what other distros do.
Title: Re: VL64-7.0-STD RC 2 READY FOR TESTING
Post by: uelsk8s on July 10, 2012, 07:22:16 am
Ok, so this would create a BIG maintenance problem, since one can't use slapt-get or gslapt to do it, or it would replace the 64 bit libs, as they have the same package basename... right?

Any thoughts on this? Is this what would happen, or am I way off base here? I really haven't had a chance to check what other distros do.
I think you are right.
If there is a reason you need to run multilib you would have to be careful not to upgradepkg your base lib pkgs.
you would be forced to do it all manually.