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General Announcements => Distro Releases => Topic started by: uelsk8s on April 05, 2014, 09:21:24 am

Title: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: uelsk8s on April 05, 2014, 09:21:24 am
The VectorLinux team is proud to announce the availability of the RC1 release of VectorLinux-7.1.
We include Xfce4, the gimp, firefox, cups, exaile, popular multimedia plugins, and many other programs to maximize the desktop experience. Also new is  an update to our very own installer, this was written from scratch and is a major improvement from previous installers.
This is a RC release so final is soon to follow after initial peer testing.
We want as many people as possible to test this and give us feedback.

Please post suggestions here: http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=18182.0
Please post bug reports here: https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl71/issues/new

please join and report findings for our developers. You can download the iso's from here:
32 bit: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.1/iso-release/VL-7.1-STD-RC1.iso
md5sum: b170f3e3a7479db4905cac9019d4fcca  VL-7.1-STD-RC1.iso
64 bit: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/VL64-7.1/iso-release/VL64-7.1-STD-RC1.iso
md5sum: 3d6094d10604540cf80710b5c44eedec  VL64-7.1-STD-RC1.iso

Thank you,
The VL developement team
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: MikeCindi on April 05, 2014, 11:22:08 am
Wow, this is great. Thanks.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: wigums on April 05, 2014, 02:44:03 pm
is there going to be a major announcment? like to distrowatch and the sort? and an update to vectorlinux.com that still has  "ETA for Vector Linux 8.0? May 28, 2013"
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: hata_ph on April 07, 2014, 04:55:43 am
Yeah...is about time :)
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: jcamachovl on April 07, 2014, 11:32:38 am
Congratulations!

Is VL-7.1 compatible with Slackware? Which version of Slackware?

Thanks!
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: uelsk8s on April 07, 2014, 05:40:55 pm
VL-7.1 is mostly compatible with SW-14.1


HTH,

Uelsk8s
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: Pita on April 07, 2014, 06:02:54 pm
Hurrah :D
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: overthere on April 07, 2014, 09:47:08 pm
customizing :)
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: caieng on April 08, 2014, 05:06:14 am
Download smooth, no problem.  Iso copied to flash usb, as usual, using dd command.  No problem.  Booted, again, no problem.  However:  installation failed to continue, stopping with the greeting:  "Welcome to Linux 3.12.16"   root@vectorlinux:~#

?

so, I tried "startx", nothing.  Then, I tried .startx, nothing.  Then I tried ls, and found a few directories, one which looked promising, but after executing the command python setup.py install, nothing happened.

?
no idea what to do next....
motherboard and monitor both work fine with Debian 7.4, & latest releases of Mint, and Suse.  64 bit intel cpu (Haswell) with 8 GB RAM.  Intel graphics on mainboard, i.e. just run of the mill standard computer, nothing exotic or fancy or "state of the art".  cpu mainboard and memory are all more than one year old.

CAI ENG
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: Locator on April 26, 2014, 08:41:07 pm
I downloaded it, burned it onto a CD, started to install it onto my new computer - it was then that I discovered that it doesn't recognize my USB keyboard or mouse  :'(.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: Mark on April 27, 2014, 01:18:24 am
I tried to install it on my old laptop, but does not work. I hope that the final version will be installable on Celeron Pentium 4 laptops as Vector Linux 7 Standard Gold is. I need this upgrade, as I have some problems with 7.0, like refreshing screen (blurred links), crashing browsers, sometimes System apps do not start (I donot think the problem is my memory, as I have generally 300 MB free on starting the app) and reboot is needed ... I would like to see Mail Checking (or other mail checker to avoid direct downloading of spam) mail checker in the included apps list, probably easier swap installation ...
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: vincent2 on April 27, 2014, 07:34:46 am
Just saw vl7.1 rc 2 were uploaded to test repo, but didn't see VL64-7.1-STD-RC1.1toRC2.delta  there.
anybody already installed rc2 yet?
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: retired1af on April 27, 2014, 09:04:02 am
You obviously didn't look very hard.

http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/iso/VL64-7.1-STD-RC1toRC2.delta

http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/iso/VL-7.1-STD-RC1toRC2.delta
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: roarde on April 27, 2014, 08:58:25 pm
Just saw vl7.1 rc 2 were uploaded to test repo, but didn't see VL64-7.1-STD-RC1.1toRC2.delta  there.
anybody already installed rc2 yet?

This question was about a 1.1 to 2 delta, not a 1 to 2 delta. Normally I'd just let this pass, but on the 32-bit side the 1 to 2 delta is returning "xdelta: read failed: No such file or directory". The RC1 iso is there, as well as the RC1.1 iso.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: nightflier on April 28, 2014, 03:02:25 am
Tested RC2 32-bit. USB printer now works.  :)
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: nightflier on April 28, 2014, 07:09:18 am
Desktop launchers:
"Vector-Tutorials" link seems to be defunct. Better to use http://www.youtube.com/user/vid4ken
"Vector-Docs" would be more appropriately named "Vector Home Page".
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: Locator on May 08, 2014, 04:44:37 pm
Well, I just recently got a new Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H motherboard, so I tried installing Vector Linux to it, I FINALLY was able to get to the point of actually trying it out (got to the logon screen) . . . and then the "fun" started - the pointer for my USB mouse worked for about one second, and FROZE, then I tried to enter my user name and password - the cursor moved, but no text appeared :( (It did eventually), so what I want to know is: What keyboard should I select for use during setup (the strange thing is that it seemed to work fine during the setup process)? And before I forget, I noticed that the only documentation that is on the CD for it is for version 6.0, not 7.1
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: nightflier on May 09, 2014, 03:26:05 am
Locator, I think this is a power saving setting. In a terminal, as root, give this command:
Code: [Select]
for i in /sys/bus/usb/devices/*/power/control; do echo on > $i; done
If that fixes it, add that line to /etc/rc.d/rc.local

Obviously, such a fix would be a workaround until a permanent fix is implemented.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: Locator on May 11, 2014, 07:12:25 pm
What does a power saving setting have to do with it?
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: nightflier on May 12, 2014, 03:09:11 am
It puts the pointing device to sleep to save power. You have to click to wake it back up. Only makes sense on a laptop with external mouse, in my opinion.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: Locator on May 12, 2014, 04:14:39 pm
Actually it seems a bit useless if I can't enter any text in the first place :(.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: overthere on May 12, 2014, 07:59:44 pm
As you said your keyboard works just not for the login text.

 if you enter your name and password is all well on the desktop?

 also do you have text in the session and language menus on the login screen?

 also what is the model of your video card?

 although repeating response to your other posts on the subject, no reply was given making further assistance rather difficult

did you try nightfliers suggestion for the mouse?
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: Locator on May 13, 2014, 12:08:58 pm
But how do I get to terminal mode if the mouse drivers won't work to begin with?
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: nightflier on May 13, 2014, 12:45:45 pm
Locator, if your mouse does not wake up when you click a button, then my suggestion does not apply.

In general though, you should always be able to get to a terminal using keyboard only. If it responds at boot menu, select the TUI option. If it insists on booting to GUI, log in using the keyboard, then use a key combination like "Alt-f2" or "Ctrl-Alt-F2".
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: kevjonesin on May 14, 2014, 04:49:17 am
Hi, I'm wondering if there is a '"VL 7.1 LIGHT" edition in the works (alpha, beta, RC)?

... Also, in general, where is best to follow and offer feedback on the "Light" edition project?

[The "VL 7.0 LIGHT feedback and suggestions." thread's last shown activity was two years ago.]

I just installed "VL 7.0 LIGHT" on an old PIII laptop and am rather liking it so far. Quite spry.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: retired1af on May 14, 2014, 06:30:00 am
The light version is coming along and is undergoing internal testing right now. A public announcement making it available for testing shouldn't be too far off.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: Locator on May 14, 2014, 07:25:04 pm
Locator, if your mouse does not wake up when you click a button, then my suggestion does not apply.

In general though, you should always be able to get to a terminal using keyboard only. If it responds at boot menu, select the TUI option. If it insists on booting to GUI, log in using the keyboard, then use a key combination like "Alt-f2" or "Ctrl-Alt-F2".

I almost forgot to mention the fact that I was FINALLY able to install VL7.1 and use my USB keyboard and mouse (after making a few minor changes to my motherboard's BIOS settings), but in order to keep the mouse going long enough to implement the command you suggested earlier (which DID seem to resolve the problem, by the way) I ended up having to left-click the mouse every few seconds. Unfortunately I discovered some other problems during the process - such as the fact that it wouldn't recognize my USB printer, for example, and it doesn't seem to allow for the use of vpackager (I didn't see it when using GSlapt) which means that I can't make use of any .bz2 files, so as of right now, I have gone back to using Vector Linux 7.0.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: |nic| on May 15, 2014, 11:15:25 pm
Hi,

I will test it today on my netbook :-)


greetings

nicdm
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: overthere on June 28, 2014, 02:44:04 pm
will there be additional (rc) candidates released or am I awaiting the final release of Vectorlinux 7.1?  :)
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: Locator on June 28, 2014, 04:06:21 pm
And I hope that all the bugs will be worked out of them.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: caitlyn on July 09, 2014, 10:04:05 am
will there be additional (rc) candidates released or am I awaiting the final release of Vectorlinux 7.1?  :)
An update from one of the developers would really be appreciated :D
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: retired1af on July 09, 2014, 10:45:19 am
2.2.3 was pushed on July 4th.

http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/iso/
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: overthere on July 14, 2014, 05:11:31 pm
Just installed the VL7.1 RC2.2.3 32bit made available here recently.
 
screenshot
https://www.dropbox.com/s/m9vleqhe6v1x7r0/VL71rc2a.png

So far so good, Love this station

Thanks... :)
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: vincent2 on July 16, 2014, 05:58:07 am
Just installed the VL7.1 RC2.2.3 32bit made available here recently.
 
screenshot
https://www.dropbox.com/s/m9vleqhe6v1x7r0/VL71rc2a.png

So far so good, Love this station

Thanks... :)

tried vl7.1 64 bit rc 2.2.3 , no significant improvement at all.....
3G modem still doesn't work at all....

meanwhile, from runlevel 4  login menu , can't enter desktop at all always erros, prompting disk full, infact disk 's 90% vacant space.......
to enter desktop, has to type startx always.....
it's really buggy.
Title: Trying to get 64 bit installed on a USB stick
Post by: solex on August 03, 2014, 08:16:23 am
I extracted the ISO on an EXT formatted stick and try to run bootinst.sh (all under root)
 and keep getting a permission denied error any help would be appreciated
Thanks
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: caitlyn on August 13, 2014, 05:33:47 pm
Why not just use unetbootin?  That's how I installed it.
Title: Re: Trying to get 64 bit installed on a USB stick
Post by: rbistolfi on August 15, 2014, 03:57:01 pm
I extracted the ISO on an EXT formatted stick and try to run bootinst.sh (all under root)
 and keep getting a permission denied error any help would be appreciated
Thanks

could you paste the exact commands you are using? Looks like you are trying to execute a non executable file.
Unetbootin works for me as well, btw.
Others know better but I think the recommended way to create an installable image using a recent iso is using dd.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: solex on August 27, 2014, 12:58:31 pm
Hi All,
Thanks for your responses, was a little concern that the forum might have been off.

I tried the following:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkbZs8VVGRk

in addition I tried unetbootin but it stops as the last step

Nothing works using VL64-7.1-STD-RC2.2.4.iso.

Regards,
dan
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: roarde on August 27, 2014, 02:26:03 pm
Partition the stick. Create at least one 1G-or-so partition of the type 0x0c "W95 FAT 32 (LBA)". Mark that partition active. If you have room for only one partition, use partitioning anyway.

If you're using VL, be sure you have the latest version of Unetbootin from the repos.

Code: [Select]
mkdosfs -v /dev/sdb1Naturally, you'll plug in the actual partition for "sdb1" if that's not it.

Mount the partition, and then try Unetbootin. If you need to retry after that, ERASE or reformat the partition beforehand to save a lot of Unetbootin run-time.

No idea whether this repeats what was in the video. Can't view it right now due to bandwidth.

BTW, RC2.2.6 is out and initially looks good.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: jsalpha2 on August 27, 2014, 06:14:04 pm
Hello, New member here.
Quote
RC2.2.6 is out and initially looks good.
Where do you download the test ISO?  Thanks

I have VL64-7.1-STD-RC2.2.4.iso, but can't remember where I found it.  Thanks
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: solex on August 27, 2014, 06:30:29 pm
ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/vectorlinux/VL64-7.2/
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: roarde on August 27, 2014, 07:03:11 pm
http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/iso/ (http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/iso/)

A reminder here:
If you have a fairly recent ISO, you may want to take advantage of the .delta files. That'll save download time. If you haven't looked, the filename of the .delta file explains what it does. Download the delta to the same directory as the previous ISO and issue:
xdelta patch filename-here.delta
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: jsalpha2 on August 28, 2014, 05:05:13 pm
Thanks, installed from roarde 's link.  The ibiblio.org doesn't seem to be updated in months.  Everything seems to be working and looking good.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: roarde on August 28, 2014, 05:43:32 pm
Thank you very much for the feedback, jsalpha2. :)

That ibiblio link is a mirror of VL package repositories. It does not include "real time" development files or current test releases. The VL 7.2 repo part has been started because a few things are being assembled and tested, and those need a package repo to work with.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: solex on August 31, 2014, 04:34:59 pm
I cannot get VL64 2.2.6 to install on my USB stick.

Is there a live cd option?  

I tried unetbootin, this works but once booted it operates exactly like the dvd and boots to the vlocity installer?

I also burned a DVD and the installer stops at the very last step when installing to the USB stick

Any Ideas?
Dan
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: overthere on August 31, 2014, 06:45:21 pm
How big is the stick? assuming 8 gig min

No..there is no live option for the development iso's.. Old School installable operating system

To install to usb you would likely have to have the usb stick formatted for install like a hard drive and install to it like one as well..unetbootin will create a bootable installer on usb not a bootable OS

If you created a dvd and proceeded to install to usb and it did not install the boot loader at the end you could try booting the stick with the dvd: linux root=/dev/sdxx ro (xx is what ever your stick is)

just my take on it..not a good choice for thumb drive linux but an option. It can also be made to work in virtualbox via install, but is best installed to compatible hardware of which there is a vast selection.

knowledge of your experience would be welcome naturally I have not done a direct install to usb but did have the same response installing the bootloader to a second partition rather than the master boot record and booted via dvd no issue.

There are live cd for current standard release you can find it here

http://vectorlinux.com/downloads#standardLive

persistence is not an option for live usb however it is linux and you are free to make it so if you have what it takes..  :)
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: solex on September 02, 2014, 06:43:54 pm
Hi,

The stick is 4 GB, I tried to install VLocity 7.0 from CD and had the same problem all was going well, it got to what looked like the very last step and threw and error:

"[45] File or directory does not exist.  MdlBootMngr.?.0"



Dan
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: roarde on September 02, 2014, 07:25:37 pm
Insert both the stick and the CD. Set the BIOS to boot from CD first, then check USB.

When the first screen comes up, try typing in:
linux root=/dev/sdb1 ro

If that doesn't get you a one-time boot to the stick, try
linux root=/dev/sda1 ro
(That one might start your HD if it has a linux on it, or maybe the stick.)

If you get a boot, the stick's own bootloader can be configured next. But I'd try fsck /dev/sdb1 first.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: solex on September 02, 2014, 09:25:36 pm
ok tried that but i get the following error in the shell when booting

Kernal Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown wn-block(0,0)

Thank you for your continued support.

Dan
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: solex on September 02, 2014, 09:33:47 pm
Retried VLocity 7.1 and selected the advanced option and the installer stopped when it determine that the USB stick was less the 4 GB.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: d_s on October 18, 2014, 12:00:04 pm
> There Is No Such Thing As A "Dumb Question"!

Ok then, what is the latest test iso for download I could try out? And where should I download it from?

I found VL-7.1-STD-RC2.3.iso under http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/iso for 32 bit.

Is that the latest? If yes: I get a download speed of less than 16 kilobytes/s, this results in an estimated download time of more than TWELVE hours.
I left it running for several minutes and it is getting worse - estimating 14 hours now, after downloading 10 megabytes.

That's not an option. I will cancel the download after sending this post.

What could I do to get reasonable download times?

Or if you could do something about that, please do it.


Edit:
I left it running and suddenly the download sped up to about 400kb/s and now it's finished. :)
I don't know if something was done on your side - if yes: Thank you very much!
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: vincent2 on October 22, 2014, 06:23:04 pm
expecting the release of rc2.4 with kernel 3.17.x series,
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: User9 on December 24, 2014, 01:26:21 pm
When are you folks going to update the documentation site to include 7.0?
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: seaken on January 04, 2015, 09:24:38 am
I am attempting to try VL7.1 RC3.1 in hopes that it will give me some features not working in 7.0. But I can't even get the keyboard to work.

In previous setup routines I have been able to choose my keyboard and set the video. This setup routine does not seem to allow this. Maybe there is a way but I can not see it. Is there a special launch command I can use to make these choices?

VL7.0 works for me (I am using it now to make this forum entry) but I can't figure out how to set the video to the correct resolution. This laptop uses WXGA at 1280 x 768. I can't VL7 to use a driver that support that resolution. VESA works and it is set to 1024 x 768. But the screen would be clearer if I could get the native resolution.

I was hoping VL7.1 might use a better driver for my video. But it is crashing on both video and keyboard. I can't even use the Text mode.

This is a Gateway MX3210 with a Celeron M. Not sure if VL7.1 works with the M type processors. I have read in some other distros that a special version needs to be used when using an M processor. I haven't seen this mentioned with the VL versions. But maybe it's a kernel thing? VL7 uses 3.08 I think? VL7.1 uses 3.12. Could that be an issue for a Celeron M?

Anyway, can anyone help me figure out how to at least get into text mode? Without a keyboard I can't make anything work. How do I tell the system to use a basic keyboard at boot time?

Thanks,
Sean
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: seaken on January 18, 2015, 03:10:23 pm
I was finally able to get VL7.0 set to use 1280x800. I used a ModeLine command in the xorg.conf file.

For now, I'll stay with version 7.0. Maybe I'll revisit 7.1 after it is released.

Thank you,
Sean
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: Megamieuwsel on January 25, 2015, 11:35:08 pm
OK, I admit that I've been out of the loop for a while, but here's my take on the RC3.1 of vl7.1 64-bit:

IT IS NOT GOOD!

-First off: ANIMATION during startup?!?... A system should be RELIABLE, not the show-off-case of childish games.
 I assume showing a nice graph is ok, but wasting resources on something as useless as an animation is NOT looking professional.

-The install-interface looks nice&clean, but I got no option to create a user; had to do that post-install.
 And the "advanced" option didn't offer any advanced options; I take it, this Work In Progress.

So far: nothing really serious.Annoying but no biggie.

However:
-Localisation is CRAP! Still stuck with the retarded default US-keymap. Not even the [intl], let alone the ones with deadkeys(with or without the choice for the Alt-Gr option...)

-Permissions of some of the programs, installed through GSLAPT are not set right; Chrome had to be adjusted manually and the installed binary was not in the path.
 gparted is missing dependencies.

-The default vesa-driver doesn't work well with my Geforce 8400GS(Screen blacks out for some seconds at irregular interfalls...) and that brings me to:

-THE TUI DOESN'T WORK!!!
Starting up in TUI won't let me in; It refuses to accept ANY login, be it root-account or regular user.
Issuing <init 2> or <init 3> gives me the (nice, admitted) Vlocity-graph, but no prompt whatsoever
And what happened to good 'ole "killx"?...
Did I mention, the NVIDIA-driver doesn't install when in an X-environment?...

- The system is actually slower than my 7.0 32 bit install....
 Trust me: The AMD AThlon quad-core really is a 64-bit processor...

This after a mere 2 hours of joshing around with it.
This is NOT a release-candidate.
Calling it "beta" would be a stretch...
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: rbistolfi on January 26, 2015, 06:34:09 am
-Localisation is CRAP! Still stuck with the retarded default US-keymap. Not even the [intl], let alone the ones with deadkeys(with or without the choice for the Alt-Gr option...)

Quoting yourself: "Speak English or die!" :D

Hey, welcome back. I answered most of your concerns in the bug tracker.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: Megamieuwsel on January 26, 2015, 07:22:01 am
Quoting yourself: "Speak English or die!" :D

Hey, welcome back. I answered most of your concerns in the bug tracker.
That'd be: "quoting yourself, quoting Bruce Dickinson"
And yes: The default US-map is insufficient for covering the whole of English as well as the other European tongues... ;-)
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: vincent on January 26, 2015, 09:14:59 pm
I'm kinda liking rc3 for vlocity 7.1

some of the programs won't install like google-chrome without care in the commandline

but I installed other programs and they work just fine!

still fiddling with guake to get it going

but mail works and I like the animation, I've wanted an animated bootscreen for like everrr... and I'm gonna edittheheck out of it when I'm good enough to find it:)

probably be rolling a kernel,

and anyway, just stopped by to say Hi, I'm liking the new digs
Title: VL-7.1-STD-RC4.6.2 released new
Post by: crum on May 28, 2015, 09:48:14 am
Not  sure if I should post this, but here it is . Have not seen new posting in release  info change and many releases have come and gone recently.

http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/iso/
Title: VL-7.1-RC4.6.3
Post by: crum on May 29, 2015, 08:11:08 am
RC-4.6.3 released


                 http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/iso/
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: overthere on May 29, 2015, 11:25:54 am
It may be wise to remember that although Vector is still active the downloads from the above link are test builds and as such not official release candidates. they should be downloaded at your own risk for entertainment or testing purposes. to suppose that the team are too busy to post a release candidate would be strange indeed.

That said the recent test builds are very good
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: caitlyn on June 16, 2015, 10:38:38 pm
Actually, the test builds I've tried have been very good for months and months.  What's the hold up at this point?  What earth shattering problem is preventing the latest build from being called gold?
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: Pita on June 17, 2015, 12:07:20 am
Actually, the test builds I've tried have been very good for months and months.  What's the hold up at this point?  What earth shattering problem is preventing the latest build from being called gold?

Years and years is almost more acurate. May be this distro can be called Perperual Release Candidate Distro.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: overthere on June 17, 2015, 02:32:49 am
I believe in past years it was called dynamite or something like that.

I kind of expect the current code is being assessed by Vec, if the return was fact.

My GUESS would be that source locations would have to be changed and tested and  extra applications as well prior to any official release.

looking forward to it still and hope any issues..personal or political have been cleared up at long last.

then again perhaps it's just my imagination running away with me.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: retired1af on June 17, 2015, 04:46:51 am
We're close. We've run into a slight snag with bluetooth which should be ironed out this week.

Bear in mind, too, there's only a few individuals working on this and it's not their full time job.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: crum on June 17, 2015, 08:21:27 am
I think all the development team are doing a hell of a good job, been cranking out RC after RC in very short time and have been very responsive in addressing issues. As previously mentioned all RC's have been good. Well done!
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: overthere on June 18, 2015, 12:57:00 am
Your right crum, I'm never going to know and it's none of my buisness.

the truth is...what you said
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I think all the development team are doing a hell of a good job, been cranking out RC after RC in very short time and have been very responsive in addressing issues. As previously mentioned all RC's have been good. Well done!
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: M0E-lnx on June 18, 2015, 08:41:09 am
Actually, the test builds I've tried have been very good for months and months.  What's the hold up at this point?  What earth shattering problem is preventing the latest build from being called gold?

Not much...
The biggest thing holding us up now is populating the stable repositories.  I think everything is where it should be at this point, should have a final build soon
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC1 has been released
Post by: ciccio on August 16, 2015, 12:37:58 pm
Hi guys, I'm new here...

It looks like the "Newsletter signup" feature on the main vectorlinux dot com page is broken.
Or, how would I go about being notified when the Live ISO image is ready? ;-)

Keep up the good work, VL is in a league of its own!