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Author Topic: Latest Release 7.0 - But all software in repository is very outdated  (Read 377 times)
w1r3d90d
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« on: November 24, 2014, 02:50:35 pm »

I would expect the repository to be updated as it is with every other major distro.
Latest Java in the repo is 7u7 - While the rest of the world in on 7u71 or even 8u25
Latest Chromium in the repo is 21.0 - From from the version 38.0 everywhere else.
Latest LibreOffice in the repo is 3.6.4 - 4.3.4
The biggest surprise is that OpenOffice is not even available at all.

I'm at a loss here.  I would expect this kind of lack of updated software from a discontinued distro like Ubuntu 8.  But this is with the current LATEST version that that you are distributing right now.
I should not have to install a dev version of an OS just to run the current version of a web browser.

I'm hoping that I'm missing something here and that this is just a big misunderstanding. 
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sledgehammer
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2014, 06:30:35 pm »

 
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Latest Java in the repo is 7u7

Debian's latest stable release uses 7u65.

w1r3d90d, what is the source of your 'rest of the world' comment?

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2014, 03:44:52 am »

w1r3d90d, you're right. Delays in VL7.1 development has left VL7.0 to carry the baton way past where it should have.

Good news is that 7.1 is almost ready. Look for upcoming release announcement.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2014, 07:28:23 am »

One of the programs I use daily is foxpro 2.6, a dos program (via dosemu). Its 20 or 30 years old.  State of the art I am not.  But I have yet to see anything which beats 2.6 for my needs. Nonetheless, Nightflier's comment re the upcoming 7.1 is good news.  Good or bad, it is necessary nowadays to keep up with the Jones.  I fully expect 7.1 to leave the Jones in the dust. And just as fully, I expect to populate it with foxpro 2.6.

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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2014, 07:44:05 pm »

Actually, there are situations where "keeping up with the Jone's", as they say (as i the case of Adobe's flash plugin), the latest version for Windows is 16.0.0.235, whereas the "latest" version for Linux is only 11.2.202.356, and as such, it is getting to the point where I can't watch flash videos in Firefox any longer with Linux, as per the below attachment:
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sledgehammer
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2014, 10:00:21 pm »

Actually I have not been too happy using firefox since it fired its president for making a small and allegedly politically incorrect campaign contribution several years before taking office. I avoid it whenever possible.  You might try chrome as I understand it may play some videos that firefox won't.
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2014, 10:31:42 am »

The point that I was trying to make is that us Linux users need a flash player that won't give us error displays like the example I posted. Do you by any chance happen to know where I would be able to find one, because I have searched without any success?
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2014, 10:34:16 am »

How many times do you need to be told? Version 11.x is the only version you can use with Linux unless you use Chrome.
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2014, 12:00:12 pm »

I'm sorry, I should have clarified that I was referring to flash plugins OTHER THAN the one from Adobe. That being said, do you happen to know of such a one?
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