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Cooking up the Treats => Distro development => Topic started by: The Headacher on September 13, 2014, 06:16:32 am

Title: Is VL64 still actively developed, where to file bug reports for V64 7.1RC2 ?
Post by: The Headacher on September 13, 2014, 06:16:32 am
Hi guys and gals, long time no see!

I've recently acquired a 'new' used laptop from work, and since it's a nice 64 bit machine I figured I'd give our 64 bit release a try. I intend to use this machine intensively and get the most out of it's processor, so I would prefer using a 64 bit OS.

I downloaded and installed VL64-7.1 RC2 with some issues, and it's running fine now. I have found some things that one might report as a bug, however I can't seem to find an announcement thread pointing to a place where we can file bug reports.

It seems like VL64 is pretty much dead, or am I mistaking here? If VL64 is no longer actively developed that's fine, just wondering if I should still use it or if I should switch to vanilla Slackware64 for this machine.

Have a nice weekend y'all!
Title: Re: Is VL64 still actively developed, where to file bug reports for V64 7.1RC2 ?
Post by: retired1af on September 13, 2014, 07:42:51 am
Bugs can be reported here: https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vabs/issues?status=new&status=open

Yesterday, we were talking about the possibility of releasing 7.1 (both versions) within the next week.
Title: Re: Is VL64 still actively developed, where to file bug reports for V64 7.1RC2 ?
Post by: wigums on September 13, 2014, 12:38:30 pm
yes, it is very much being developed and maintained
Title: Re: Is VL64 still actively developed, where to file bug reports for V64 7.1RC2 ?
Post by: The Headacher on September 15, 2014, 12:17:28 pm
yes, it is very much being developed and maintained
Alright! Reason I asked is that the install went rather... uneasy so I felt like there were some issues in the installer that might need to be addressed. However, I installed a new hard-disk (I got me one of them SSD's, I can recommend it to everyone who is thinking about spending an extra few bucks to increase performance) and this time around installation went without a hitch. Guess the problem was a gremlin living in the old drive  ;D (it was flaky and needed to be replaced anyhow). Also, the RC1 and RC2 where about a month apart and then nothing for a while, so that got me doubting if it was still getting attention.

Bugs can be reported here: https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vabs/issues?status=new&status=open
I'll bookmark that one, thanks.
Title: Re: Is VL64 still actively developed, where to file bug reports for V64 7.1RC2 ?
Post by: roarde on September 15, 2014, 02:39:27 pm
There were indeed installer problems in RC2. Latest candidate is RC2.2.6. You can wait for RC3 or final release (one or the other drops soon), or take a look at what's-the-latest in http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/iso/

Bug reports: https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl71/issues
The "vabs" tree has been integrated into each release, release being "vl71" here.
Title: Re: Is VL64 still actively developed, where to file bug reports for V64 7.1RC2 ?
Post by: vincent2 on September 15, 2014, 08:14:53 pm
pls. try   VL64-7.1-STD-RC2.2.6.iso,

that's very stable now.
Title: Re: Is VL64 still actively developed, where to file bug reports for V64 7.1RC2 ?
Post by: rbistolfi on September 16, 2014, 05:31:26 am
I would like to add that there is little arch specific in our development process now, and 32 and 64 bits should be synced and pretty much the same.
Title: Re: Is VL64 still actively developed, where to file bug reports for V64 7.1RC2 ?
Post by: The Headacher on September 17, 2014, 09:53:41 am
There were indeed installer problems in RC2. Latest candidate is RC2.2.6. You can wait for RC3 or final release (one or the other drops soon), or take a look at what's-the-latest in http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/iso/

Ah, that explains why I get some unmet dependencies on certain packages. I guess I'll just try this version until RC3 or Final is released.

I would like to add that there is little arch specific in our development process now, and 32 and 64 bits should be synced and pretty much the same.
That's good to hear.