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« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2007, 06:43:33 am »

a nice gui to set keyboard layout. Its using gtk:
http://gnomefiles.org/app.php/gtk_Keyboard_Layout

something like that would be a nice userfriendly addition to vl6,dontcha think?  Tongue

also:
http://www.secretmaryo.org/index.php?page=about&sid=sid=e7f05b6d475b791794b59475cd2a79ee
a better supermario clone?
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« Reply #46 on: November 14, 2007, 12:03:23 pm »

ok, you MUST consider including this game.Its less than a mb and it pawns most other games. Its really good.Here check this trailer:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr0CCkH49g0

its creator ported it to linux.The game is considered freeware.

download link:
http://www.ubuntugames.org/CaveStory?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=doukutsu-linux.tar.gz

the build is static.Should work.
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« Reply #47 on: November 27, 2007, 09:26:16 pm »

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ok, you MUST consider including this game

I second that. Is this little game addictive, or what?
So great.

This seems to be a newer version (1.01):
http://simonparzer.kilu.de/linuxDoukutsu-1.01.tar.bz2

(although ported by someone who's not the original creator, so far as I can tell)
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« Reply #48 on: December 01, 2007, 11:38:22 am »

thanks..

I would suggest including flock,instead of firefox. Why? Because its different than firefox,while firefox is almost the same as seamonkey.Flock is based on ff and is compatable with all its plugins/extensions... but unlike firefox,it brings innovation to the browser and gives the user tons of new web2.0 features. You can write in your blog,upload photos to flickr/photobucket, chat with online buddies, save a whole website as a single jpg (web clipboard), watch/search youtube,flickr and many other  from the media bar... and many other features Shocked

plus it has advanced bookmarking capabilities, online/offline bookmarks,single click bookmarking (star),etc etc

one must try it to see how its different from other browsers:
http://www.flock.com

no other distro has included it by default,i believe Roll Eyes
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« Reply #49 on: December 01, 2007, 08:46:26 pm »

I don't think Vector should include *anything* in place of Firefox. I think anyone using Linux pretty much expects Firefox to be included. Maybe Flock could be an optional package.
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« Reply #50 on: December 02, 2007, 01:27:43 am »

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I would suggest including flock,instead of firefox. Why? Because its different than firefox,while firefox is almost the same as seamonkey.
That's not a reason. "Why did you take potatoes instead of spaghetti? Because it's different than spaghetti, while spaghetti is almost the same as macaroni."
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upload photos to flickr/photobucket, chat with online buddies, save a whole website as a single jpg (web clipboard), watch/search youtube,flickr and many other  from the media bar...
I can already do those things, without a media bar. except for saving the webpage as jpeg. Instead, "save as" works fine.

What is it that firefox does wrong? Why do people seem to think that one of the best known open source projects should be replaced with something much more obscure like this flock or seamonkey? I'm not saying something being well-known is a good reason to keep it around, but what about all the users that have been using firefox for years now? I have, and I think it's doing a pretty nice job.

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I don't think Vector should include *anything* in place of Firefox. I think anyone using Linux pretty much expects Firefox to be included.
Agreed.

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Maybe Flock could be an optional package.
Agreed, as in "in the repo's", not on disc. There's already 5 browsers (Firefox, seamonkey, opera, dillo, lynx) on there to satisfy most peoples browsing wishes. No use putting any more browsers on there, we need some room for other stuff besides browsers as well on those cd's Wink.

After all this, I'd just like to say I might give flock a go if somebody packages it for the repo.
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« Reply #51 on: December 02, 2007, 03:05:34 am »



I really like the ideas that have been brought forward. It seems like Vector is growing by each day, more and more users are becoming familiar with Vector and wanting to try it out. The word spreads fast. Smiley
Thanks! Smiley

I Think Vector is one very nice distro.. I've used it many times since 5.1  But usually end up going back to Debian for the following reasons.  1.  A much larger Repository offers much software Vector makes me compile.  While I'm not against that My work here just will not allow me the time to chase down so many dependencies.  (For example it took 4 hours total to get a program installed on Vector the other day that I can simply apt-get install on Debian.  2. Debian allows me to upgrade even to the testing level without a complete reinstall. I have a Debian box that has been upgraded to Lenny and never had to do a complete reinstall since Debian Sarge v 3.1.  3. I Believe but of course may be wrong that the Distros that will be around in say 5 to 10 years will be those than find a way to upgrade without a complete reinstall from version to version.  Just some thoughts know this will most likely bring me some flames but understand I only want this for discussions as to the why's and why nots of getting it done. 
Though most VL users most likely stick with either XFCE or KDE.. but I must say I love the VL 5.9 Fluxbox Desktop.  With that said alot of the problems that I've encountered are because Most of Gnome files are not available on the repositories and thus must be compiled in order to install many of the Programs I use every day.

I'll keep watching and hopefully will see many improvements over the years  Keep up the good work I still think Vector Linux has alot of promise.
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« Reply #52 on: December 02, 2007, 04:40:37 am »

I Think Vector is one very nice distro.. I've used it many times since 5.1  But usually end up going back to Debian for the following reasons.  1.  A much larger Repository offers much software Vector makes me compile.  While I'm not against that My work here just will not allow me the time to chase down so many dependencies.  (For example it took 4 hours total to get a program installed on Vector the other day that I can simply apt-get install on Debian. 

Well, there is no much to say around that, as pointed many times, VL can't compite with some other Linux resources, Ubunto could have as packagers as vl users. But, imho, the vl 5.8 repo is very good, and vl provides many libs by default so is easy to compile stuff. Of course, this not 100% true all the time and sometimes a program will not work at all. The 5.8 repo has even Gnome on it.

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2. Debian allows me to upgrade even to the testing level without a complete reinstall. I have a Debian box that has been upgraded to Lenny and never had to do a complete reinstall since Debian Sarge v 3.1.  3. I Believe but of course may be wrong that the Distros that will be around in say 5 to 10 years will be those than find a way to upgrade without a complete reinstall from version to version.  Just some thoughts know this will most likely bring me some flames but understand I only want this for discussions as to the why's and why nots of getting it done. 

I understand the devs are working in the "upgrade" thing and it will be ready for 5.9. Even when I have no problem in downloading the iso and install it from scratch, I agree this could be a good feature, and could save some bandwidth for vl.

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Though most VL users most likely stick with either XFCE or KDE.. but I must say I love the VL 5.9 Fluxbox Desktop.  With that said alot of the problems that I've encountered are because Most of Gnome files are not available on the repositories and thus must be compiled in order to install many of the Programs I use every day.

I love fluxbox too. There is gnome libs in the extra repo. I hope easuter could make the time to package it for 5.9, I know gnome is polemic but, as Freeman say, choice to the user!
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« Reply #53 on: December 02, 2007, 03:40:54 pm »

Xfce 4.4.2 is out. I guess it should go into 5.9 standard.

It's one thing after the other, so a big thanks to those developing and packaging for 6.0.
(developers, developers, developers.... Ballmer's style)
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« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2008, 08:29:36 pm »

Since 12.1 Slackware beta was released I think vector 6.0 should be based on 12.1 .  Of course I have no idea where the project is at and how any of this works but I think it would be a good idea depending on when they want to release 6.0.
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« Reply #55 on: April 08, 2008, 10:15:17 pm »

yeppers 12.1 slack will be part of 6.0................Smiley
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« Reply #56 on: April 24, 2008, 08:18:36 am »

Just an idea for the vectolopers out there.

How about including an option to enable encryption for your HD with a few simple clicks? It would be a killer feature and a nice option to VasmCC. Think about laptops being stolen all the time, and I wouldn't have to worry about police invading my house because if illegally downloaded stuff, lol.

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« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2008, 10:08:31 pm »

I know you have a lot of things planned for 6.0, limited manpower, and at least 4 editions.  This is just out of curiosity.  When do you think 6.0 will be released?  3 months, 6 months, 2009?  Too soon to know? 
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« Reply #58 on: June 24, 2008, 11:56:32 am »

anyone know when we will see some 6.0 Alphas or betas?
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« Reply #59 on: June 24, 2008, 12:06:37 pm »

anyone know when we will see some 6.0 Alphas or betas?

well if you're brave look here: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-current/iso-test/
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