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General Announcements => Distro Releases => Topic started by: nightflier on June 29, 2008, 08:55:42 am

Title: VL 5.9 Light RC2 released.
Post by: nightflier on June 29, 2008, 08:55:42 am
The VectorLinux team is proud to announce VL-Light Release Candidate 2.

A new theme gives Light it's own distinct personality. Simple and elegant, it remains in the background and lets the user concentrate on the tasks at hand.

VL-Light turns an aging PC into a usable computer again. Living up to the VL motto of "When Choice Matters," we give you lots of choices in a small package. JWM and Fluxbox for those who want something very light and basic, and the exciting new lightweight desktop environment, LXDE, for those who want more features. You will find XFE and Pcmanfm file managers, Opera, Dillo and Lynx web browsers. Xine, MPlayer, and XMMS handle Multimedia while Abiword and Gnumeric cover basic office tasks. Of course the usual Vector tools are included to make life easier for the user.

Download: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/iso-release/VL5.9-Light-RC2.iso
MD5: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/iso-release/VL5.9-Light-RC2.iso.md5.txt

Please report any issues here:
http://supergamer.org/vl/forum/index.php?topic=6730.0
Title: Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 released.
Post by: mutencillo on June 30, 2008, 01:00:24 pm
Can we see the changelog of this new version??

thanks
Title: Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 released.
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 30, 2008, 05:25:24 pm
Great job! This little guy only takes 35Mb of memory on my ancient retardasourus laptop. It's looking good. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 released.
Post by: nightflier on July 01, 2008, 04:35:09 am
Changelog paraphrased:

Reset base to B5 status.
Added vlight "Brushed Metal" theme by oMasta
Removed net and alsa applets from default lxpanel config
added apr, apr-util, neon and requiredbuilder to dev
added kdm-avatar-select script
upgraded Abiword to 2.6.2
upgraded Opera to 9.50 Final
added su-root helper script
changed root terminal launcher to use su-root
replaced /usr/bin/browser with symlink to default browser
added set-default-browser script
Added M-ake to credit list
Made KDM required
Updated Docs
Title: Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 released.
Post by: caitlyn on July 01, 2008, 01:24:32 pm
my ancient retardasourus laptop.

That's one brand of laptop I've never heard of.  They couldn't have sold many with a name like that  ;D

I hop[e to install on my Toshiba Libretto SS1010 (Petium MMX 233MHz CPU, 64MB of RAM) tonight or tomorrow.  We'll see how that goes.  It's always problematic hardware.
Title: Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 released.
Post by: colonelcrayon on July 01, 2008, 06:33:48 pm
And I just finished installing RC1  ;)

Looks great anyway.

EDIT: I slapt-get --dist-upgrade'd my way to RC2.  It's very stable now.
Title: Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 released.
Post by: Vanger on July 03, 2008, 09:09:38 am
Hi, nightflyer ;) .
I'm back!
Title: Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 released.
Post by: nightflier on July 03, 2008, 10:34:21 am
Welcome back, Vanger. I saw your list of suggested package upgrades. Thank you.  :)
Title: Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 released.
Post by: Tommy599 on July 07, 2008, 08:51:13 am

EDIT: I slapt-get --dist-upgrade'd my way to RC2.  It's very stable now.

You can't do that from Beta2  can you? I ran it from Beta2 but it just upgraded my packages, the Vector version file still says Beta2.
Title: Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 released.
Post by: nightflier on July 07, 2008, 09:29:56 am

EDIT: I slapt-get --dist-upgrade'd my way to RC2.  It's very stable now.

You can't do that from Beta2  can you? I ran it from Beta2 but it just upgraded my packages, the Vector version file still says Beta2.

I wish it was that simple, but VL is not that capable yet. You will achieve an upgrade of many packages, but remain at your installed version.