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General Announcements => Distro Releases => Topic started by: vector on January 26, 2009, 11:01:24 pm

Title: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: vector on January 26, 2009, 11:01:24 pm
The VectorLinux team has released the fourth and we hope final release candidate of VectorLinux 6.0. There were more issues then we anticipated and some major upgrades to key programs that we feel requires  another RC before we can feel comfortable with a final release. With any luck there should be no more RC releases.
       This release builds on the previous release candidate with a all new 2.6.27.12 kernel and the new alsa sound release 1.0.19 that insures functionality for many of the new netbooks and fixes a ton of problems with the intel-hda sound module. The gui installer has been further tweaked with more bug fixes that address some smaller problems. More hardware related issues that were reported in the last release have been fixed. There have been security related updates to critical packages such as openssl, ntfs-3g and a few others. We have included 4 versions of nvidia drivers that should cover all generations of video chipsets. There were some minor tweaks to the graphics and some new packages were added. Internationalization and localization have been improved with additional fonts and bug fixes. We hope everyone will give this a test drive and report any problems/bugs back to our forum development area.

Thank You,
Vector and the "A Team"

The iso and md5sum are here:
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0-STD-RC4.iso
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0RC4.md5sum.txt

Please report bugs here:
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=8309.0
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: tomh38 on January 27, 2009, 12:07:31 am
Wow, you guys are really going above and beyond here.  I had no problems with RC3, but I'll give 4 a whirl and see if I find anything.  Thanks for all the hard work.

Tom
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: Joe1962 on January 27, 2009, 07:14:25 am
Would a delta from RC3 be too big to bother? I just managed to download RC3 on Friday and haven't even installed it yet... ;D
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: uelsk8s on January 27, 2009, 08:07:59 am
delta is here http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0-STD-RC3toRC4.delta
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: toothandnail on January 27, 2009, 09:15:33 am
delta is here http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0-STD-RC3toRC4.delta

 :) Oh well, that will teach me to be too quick. Could have saved some VL bandwidth and some of my own if I'd waited a little while....

Still, RC4 is looking good here....

paul.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: Joe1962 on January 27, 2009, 09:29:43 am
Thanks! Was kinda hoping it would be smaller, but minus 205 MB still helps... ;)
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: edgeofthewoods on January 27, 2009, 09:34:31 am
Well  bummer. Just put 6.0 RC3 on my main pc and everyone likes it!! But I'll toss on RC4 and see how things look. Good job folks!!

Chuck
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: Nobodyinparticular on January 28, 2009, 05:44:33 am
No problems with rc2 or rc3 but rc4 is 'broken'.
Whatever the combo of installation choices, it eventually stalls.
If defaults are selected, it falls over at PySolFC.
If PySolFC is deselected, it stalls at penguin-command.
Etc., etc.
Sorry, guys.

Umm, just one more thing. Why is the default 'English' given as 'English(us)' ? Good heavens, chaps, you are respected members of the Commonwealth, even if you don't play cricket any longer*.

*Canada was one of the first nations to play international test cricket. {Sadly, England was not your opponent on that occasion.}.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: MikeCindi on January 28, 2009, 06:15:19 am
Umm, just one more thing. Why is the default 'English' given as 'English(us)' ? Good heavens, chaps, you are respected members of the Commonwealth, even if you don't play cricket any longer*.

*Canada was one of the first nations to play international test cricket. {Sadly, England was not your opponent on that occasion.}.
Love the game (lived in South Africa for over four years) but being American I prefer the "English(us)" default.  :P
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: peispud on January 28, 2009, 07:32:29 am
 RC4 worked fine for me with a few execptions . The installer was way off center and had to be manually dragged to the center with each and every install step .It would only install to the root partition if I removed the other OSes first , and crashed when choosing a user icon ( couldn't find the file ) . Enough of the install finished that a little post configuration fixed things up . Still no flash in Firefox and the installer from Adobe leaves very jerky video . Opera works fine , and the rest of the desktop is first rate .
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: M0E-lnx on January 28, 2009, 08:51:33 am
I only speak English (us) and Spanish... would you prefer Spanish as the default language?

not that I favor any region in particular, but I get the feeling that English (US) is the most common language among our user group. We may speak other languages, but when it comes down to it, we all speak a little English... otherwise we woudln't be posting in English ;)

Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: CrazyDog on January 28, 2009, 10:00:28 am
RC4 stalls when loading GUI at "starting firewall" if you have the built in firewall set up.  At least it did for me.  Also, it would be nice to have an option (maybe after selecting to use the touchpad, to have numlock on at boot.

Thanks!
CrazyDog
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: GrannyGeek on January 28, 2009, 11:51:54 am
Hey folks,

Bug reports are supposed to go here:
 http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=8309.0

Thank you very much for the feedback, but if you want to be sure it's seen by the devs and other users, post in the bug report thread above.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: Nobodyinparticular on January 29, 2009, 12:47:47 am
OK - have done, GG.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: tomh38 on February 02, 2009, 10:54:22 am
RC4 - still no problems.  I'm trying to find any before it's too late  ;D ... but as far as I'm concerned this one isn't only ready to go, but it's the best Linux I've ever used.

Stayed home today (I have a bug, so I took a sick day) so I decided to try the newest Compiz-Fusion.   It works great for me.  I have modest hardware, but this doesn't slow it down one bit (otherwise I would turn it off).

My thanks to everyone who has worked on this release.  I'm definitely buying the Deluxe when it comes out, and once I look over my budget I hope to have some money left over to make a donation.

Tom

P.S. Go VL!
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: godfather on February 06, 2009, 08:39:05 pm
I'm waiting for the 6.0 release, but when does it come out?
 
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: tomh38 on February 07, 2009, 08:20:56 am
The more I use RC 4, the more I like it.  I think there are a lot of improvements that aren't immediately apparent after installation.  So thanks again everyone.

Also, I posted a link to a review of this release down in the lounge.  It's pretty positive.

Tom
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: kazuya on February 08, 2009, 07:33:18 pm
Hi all. Long time no see., would this have Gnome support as well? And is this a pay to own like the previous for the Soho version?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: blurymind on February 13, 2009, 08:53:17 am
you guys have done a beautiful job with this release!
I'm definatelly sticking around.  ;D
Can i make packages for vl 6 final ,on this RC 4 release?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: caitlyn on February 14, 2009, 10:54:23 am
Yes, blurymind, you certainly can build packages for VL 6.0 final (or even SOHO or Light) from a clean rc4 system.  Your contributions would be more than welcome.  We're doing all we can to have a very well stocked VL 6.0 repository.  Anything you can add would definitely help.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 6.0 RC4 has been released!
Post by: blurymind on February 14, 2009, 03:25:37 pm
i built new packages and created slackbuilts (following the new packaging rules):
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7954.0
One thing i love about this release is that its so much fun and easy to create packages for it. I absolutely love the slackbuilt generating script.Its awesome!

I have kept my install clean- I am not going to install gnome or something else at this point. I also have another clean install on a laptop. =P Everything is ready to make packages.