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Vectorbie Station => Vectorbie Questions => Topic started by: ultrasonicsite on May 25, 2008, 05:52:08 pm

Title: Is Vector based on Slackware?
Post by: ultrasonicsite on May 25, 2008, 05:52:08 pm
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

They have a slackware version that might be useful to add to the repository!
Title: Re: Is Vector based on Slackware?
Post by: exeterdad on May 25, 2008, 05:59:54 pm
We have a VLC package in the testing repo. vlc-0.8.6d-i586-2vl59.tlz  Current is 0.8.6f.  We're pretty current :)
Title: Re: Is Vector based on Slackware?
Post by: ultrasonicsite on May 25, 2008, 06:02:12 pm
Guess I should enable me some testing repositories >=P
Title: Re: Is Vector based on Slackware?
Post by: hata_ph on May 25, 2008, 06:04:59 pm
I believe there is a VLC in our testing repository......
Title: Re: Is Vector based on Slackware?
Post by: exeterdad on May 25, 2008, 06:09:49 pm
You'll find the most recent, and probably the largest selection of packages in our testing repo. Unfortunately not enough people pipe up and let us know if they work good or not.  So they just sit.  And in some cases, they get outdated. You'll get mixed opinions from users whether enabling testing is safe.  Just keep in mind the packages need YOU (and others) to test :)

Honestly I've seen very few packages that blatantly mess things up.  Most often the worst you'll find is deps don't work themselves out properly, or a menu entry doesn't work.
Title: Re: Is Vector based on Slackware?
Post by: ultrasonicsite on May 25, 2008, 06:13:10 pm
VLC Media Player Testing Version works but does not add a menu to the multimedia tab.
Title: Re: Is Vector based on Slackware?
Post by: GrannyGeek on May 25, 2008, 09:58:05 pm
I am one who believes /testing should be enabled routinely. Some caution is needed, however.

Note that in Gslapt the COMMON tab indicates the source of the file. I think everyone should check what the source is whenever they select a package to install. If it says /testing, remember that it's a package that hasn't yet been generally released. If you're willing to test, download it. If you're not, skip it. But do note the repo source of packages you select.
--GrannyGeek