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Cooking up the Treats => Distro development => Topic started by: Lyn on January 20, 2019, 10:48:12 am

Title: Plans for Vector
Post by: Lyn on January 20, 2019, 10:48:12 am
Hi there, just a quick question on the progress of Vector... is a new version or update being worked on and what is the road map for it?
Title: Re: Plans for Vector
Post by: Colonel Panic on February 02, 2019, 08:57:02 am
I'd like to know too Lyn. Vector was one of the very first distros I ever used and, bearing in mind that a lot of distros seem to have fallen by the wayside recently, I hope it still has a future.

I'm posting from VLocity 7.2 now.
Title: Re: Plans for Vector
Post by: |nic| on April 08, 2019, 03:25:57 am
I'm also wondering...
tried to take a look at the latest ISO files, but look like the site is down.
Title: Re: Plans for Vector
Post by: Masta on April 23, 2019, 06:12:10 am
Hi ALL,
           Sorry for such a late response to this. I don't get much time on the computer anymore. Beside the lack of developer time, There was a hard drive crash on a server and a great deal of the VL source was lost with it.

 I think it would take a handful of fresh, dedicated, hard working developers to pick up the ball with new source builds and such. If I recall correctly, development would have to start picking up as far back as release 7.0, which seems to be the most popular build released.

 Masta
Title: Re: Plans for Vector
Post by: roarde on April 25, 2019, 10:35:34 am
There was a server crash, but there was no loss of VL source.
                         
7.2:  https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl72/src                   
7.1:  https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl71/src               
7.0:  https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl70/src               

Sources for VL-originated packages are still there too, and can be found by perusing the VLCore account.

Most of the loss was to the build-automation system.
Title: Re: Plans for Vector
Post by: Masta on April 26, 2019, 12:04:42 am
There was a server crash, but there was no loss of VL source.
                         
7.2:  https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl72/src                   
7.1:  https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl71/src               
7.0:  https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl70/src               

Sources for VL-originated packages are still there too, and can be found by perusing the VLCore account.

Most of the loss was to the build-automation system.

Oh, my bad! I might have got it mixed up with something else?
 Anyway, thanks for the correction.
 Still need Dev's though :-)
Title: Re: Plans for Vector
Post by: Colonel Panic on April 28, 2019, 10:51:18 pm

Hi ALL,

Sorry for such a late response to this. I don't get much time on the computer anymore. Beside the lack of developer time, There was a hard drive crash on a server and a great deal of the VL source was lost with it.

 I think it would take a handful of fresh, dedicated, hard working developers to pick up the ball with new source builds and such. If I recall correctly, development would have to start picking up as far back as release 7.0, which seems to be the most popular build released.

 Masta

Vector 7.0 was released in 2011 though, so it's more than seven years old now.

For that reason I don't think it's a suitable base for further development although I would like to see the "Quick Picks" back again as that was a very useful feature.
Title: Re: Plans for Vector
Post by: Masta on May 13, 2019, 12:51:04 am
Need developers who have time
Title: Re: Plans for Vector
Post by: Colonel Panic on July 07, 2019, 08:40:05 am
If development time is limited, would it be better if it reverted to being a straightforward Slackware-derived distro,
perhaps assisted by the IMO excellent work the Salix and Slackel devs have done on creating packages and also by
the spins of Eric Hameleers?
Title: Re: Plans for Vector
Post by: |nic| on July 22, 2019, 12:14:27 am
If development time is limited, would it be better if it reverted to being a straightforward Slackware-derived distro,
perhaps assisted by the IMO excellent work the Salix and Slackel devs have done on creating packages and also by
the spins of Eric Hameleers?

I think this is indeed the way to go if dev time is limited. Vector is a wonderful distro and it would be sad to see it disappear.
Title: Re: Plans for Vector
Post by: Lyn on July 22, 2019, 01:11:27 am
I suspect it is.  The things that made Vector stand out in the past were a centralised control centre VASM - which at the time was better than anything else that a lightweight distribution had, and the superb ultralight  mods for icewm in the light version.   If we could revisit the roots and concentrate on these two aspects and maybe make it based back on Slackware, using their depositories and a few additional ones maybe that would be the way?
Title: Re: Plans for Vector
Post by: |nic| on July 22, 2019, 04:11:22 am
In any case, my free time is also limited but happy to help where I can.
Title: Re: Plans for Vector
Post by: StrayBit on September 15, 2019, 12:53:13 pm
I do hope that you can find developers to work on this.  VL5.9 was the first Linux that I was able to get working and I loved it as well as VL 6.  I disliked 7.0, tolerated 7.1, and 7.2 came in the great category.
I have been worried, though about it going its own way and the lack of activity.  When my hard drive failed, I had them create a couple of partitions on the new drive for Linux.  The lack of activity has me hesitating to install VL 7.2 as I may have to install apps from other sources.
I would offer to help but my coding was C and very poor.