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Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic Beta 3 is available for testing.
« on: October 19, 2009, 07:57:35 am »
This one is for those who want KDE 3.5.10 on the VL6.0 platform.

KDE 3 needs no introduction. It is a mature and solid product with a large user base.

This release includes the expected KDE tools as well as the Koffice suite. Multimedia capabilities have been enhanced with the inclusion of VLC Media Player, Xine and the Mplayer application and plugin. For Internet usage, Firefox is included, with Java and Flash pre-installed. The Pidgin multi-protocol Instant Messenger is an optional install. Web cameras are supported. Wireless networking is easily configured using Wicd. Dial-up is handled by the Chestnut dialer. The KDE game collection provides entertainment for the young and the young at heart.

An installed system is easily managed and extended using the VASM Control Center and the Gslapt Package Manager.

Changelog from B2:
Upgraded: lm_sensors-2.10.6-i486-1 to lm_sensors-3.0.3-i486-1.tgz (fixed ksysguard)
Upgraded: jre-6u6-i586-3 to jre-6u16-i586-1sl.tgz
New: htdig-3.2.0b6-i486-3.tgz (needed by KDE help system)
Upgraded: ImageMagick-6.4.1_10-i586-1vl60 to ImageMagick-6.5.3_6-i586-1vl60.tlz
Upgraded: apr-1.2.12-i486-1 to apr-1.3.5-i486-1_slack12.1.tlz
Upgraded: apr-util-1.2.12-i486-1 to apr-util-1.3.7-i486-1_slack12.1.tlz
New: ctags-5.7-i586-1vl60.tlz
Upgraded: firefox-3.5.2-i586-1vl60 to firefox-3.5.3-i586-1vl60.tlz
Upgraded: ghostscript-8.62-i486-5 to ghostscript-8.62-i486-6_slack12.1.tlz
Upgraded: gutenprint-5.0.2-i486-1 to gutenprint-5.2.4-i586-1vl60.tlz
Upgraded: hdparm-9.15-i586-1vl60 to hdparm-9.22-i586-1vl60.tlz
Upgraded: htop-0.8.1-i586-2vl60 to htop-0.8.3-i586-2vl60.tlz
Upgraded: libgphoto2-2.4.5-i586-1vl60 to libgphoto2-2.4.6-i586-1vl60.tlz
Upgraded: ruby-1.8.6_p368-i586-3vl60 to ruby-1.8.6_p369-i586-1vl60.tlz
Upgraded: vim-7.1.285-i486-1 to vim-7.2.218-i586-1vl60.tlz
Removed: vlati-6.0-x86-3vl60
Downgraded: hplip-3.9.2-i586-1vl60 to hplip-2.8.12-i586-2vl60.tlz (avoids qt4 requirement).
Upgraded: Flash player to version
Changed: Intel i810 hack removed from X setup script (module superseded by "intel")
Changed: Session defaults. When you get your setup the way you want it, use "Save session" menu entry to preserve it.
New: "Windows Networking" package from VL6.0 Light (fixes samba issues)

Known issue:
I forgot to remove a package file after installation. Consider this an easter egg for our sharp eyed testers.

Download your copy from here:
md5sum: 7d9789dae915a8e091af5f8314bc3416

As always, we invite you to provide feedback:


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Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic Beta 3 is available for testing.
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 10:45:30 pm »
Very, very impressive work there.
Just one thing that I found that could be a problem.

1.) kdmrc needs to be edited. Users with Nvidia will have issues on log out hanging on a black screen. You can find the fix on the tracker for this.