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Author Topic: VL 5.9 Light B5 Released.  (Read 26733 times)
nightflier
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« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2008, 02:05:42 pm »

Is there any changelog for vl versions?  I'd be great having available all changes since last version.

Very good point. Here is the changelog for the last two versions:

Beta 4 - April-12-2008
Removed wishcd
Added vburn
Upgraded pcmanfm to 0.3.9.98
Removed ck kernels
Upgraded default CD boot kernel (sata) to 2.6.22.19
Added optional CD boot kernel ide-2.6.22.19 (ide)
Upgraded default kernel to 2.6.22.19
Added optional kernel ide-2.6.22.19
Added optional kernel sources 2.6.22.19
- ISO size 365 MB -

Beta 5 - May 2008
Made pcmanfm mandatory
Added optional bulk package LXDE + deps
Combined Abiword + Gnumeric + deps into one bulk package "Office"
Added optional custom package chestnut-dialer-0.3.3 plus deps
Modified and repackaged xarchiver, gqview, ripperX
Modified kernel installation procedure
Modified optional kernel ide-2.6.22.19 package (removed actual kernel)
Removed optional kernel source 2.6.22.19
- ISO size 327 MB -
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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2008, 03:01:42 pm »

Oh...thanks nightflier..and 30 odd smaller...nice work
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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2008, 06:08:05 pm »

If we want to go minimal, why do we have 2 desktop managers there, if vl-std has only one.  How many editors are there?

vim is not compiled for gui, so it's a console only option.  What about shiping plain vi there instead of vim?  If vim fans want to upgrade, we can slapt-get or compile it ourselves.

maybe there are too many options on window mangers too.

Are you just testing it to decide what fits better or you plan to shipt all that options in vl-light final?

Great work with vl-light btw.  It's already my default linux choice.  THANKS!
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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2008, 07:01:37 pm »

We abandoned the "minimal" concept a while back and Light became somewhat of an experiment to see what works best on lower power machines. LXDE is quite new and exciting, so this is a good place to test it. Still not sure how final release will look.
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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2008, 05:09:10 pm »

Back in mid-April, I had reported success with VL-Lite 5.9b3 on my geriatric thinkpad 380z (p2-233, 153mb, 10gb), and thankfully the story remains the same with b5. VL remains the only distro that successfully installs on this machine, probably due to some unusual features on the motherboard, including an ISA bus and a cd-rom drive that many distros have difficulty reading from. The remaining distros that pass those two hurdles are apparently much worse at hardware detection than VL or aren't optimized for older hardware. Thus, once again, I give thanks.

Meanwhile, I tried out LXDE. It looks great. I'll have to figure out how to use it.

By the way, this may be off topic (so feel free to redirect me), but I can't find streamtuner in the repos. I have searched this forum, and it looks to me like it is packaged in SOHO. Is streamtuner compatable with VL-Lite? If no, can someone suggest the lightest possible alternative? For whatever reason, the old lappie is having a hell of a time streaming audio. It worked fine under Win98, so I know the hardware can handle it. Thanks.
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« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2008, 05:36:46 pm »

Streamtuner: Not really off-topic. Never heard of it.. checked it out and it's a great little app! Smiley I'll look at including it in next version.
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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2008, 05:47:44 pm »

Thank you! Please consider also its sibling, streamripper.  Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2008, 02:38:28 am »

Streamtuner: Not really off-topic. Never heard of it.. checked it out and it's a great little app! Smiley I'll look at including it in next version.

I have packaged Streamtuner it's in my contrib awaiting move to testing.
will look into streamripper also.
cheers! Dave


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« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2008, 08:04:34 am »

Wow, kc1di, thank you!  Grin

In other news, someone may recall that I experienced weird behavior with wifi under b3 (which I reported in the b3 thread). The oddness continues with b5 because the wifi configuration does not work correctly for me, regardless of whether I run it from the vasmcc launcher or the command line with vwifi. No matter how many times I run the tool and no matter what I enter in my efforts to connect to whatever wireless network I specify, it always configures my card to pick up one particular network (one of my neighbor's); but the good news is that everything works as it should from the command line, and I was able to modify my rc.local file in order to force a connection to my network on boot.

Because everything is now working as I want it to, I am merely reporting some unexpected behavior. I have no idea if other users experience this kind of thing, but it may be worth looking into.
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« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2008, 07:07:35 pm »

Edit: I removed this post because when I made it, I had confused this forum with another.  Tongue My apologies!
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« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2008, 10:50:25 am »

I have a computer without a CD/DVD drive.  How can I install VL Light on there? 
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« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2008, 11:43:19 am »

I have a computer without a CD/DVD drive.  How can I install VL Light on there? 

Hi Shangols, I use the iso install method:
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/install/INSTALL-ISO
It will work in Light as well.
If you dont have a working linux on the box and you can boot from floppy, there is a floppy method.
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« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2008, 12:15:13 pm »

That's awesome, thanks much!
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« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2008, 02:32:47 am »

The VectorLinux team is proud to announce VL-Light Beta 5.

I must confess that I am impressed. You might remember that I criticized the idea of VL light much when it was born but it seems I`ll have to change my mind on this.

I managed to set up my wifi with VLwifi and I`m writing from VL Light at this moment.

LXDE looks nice however I had a crash and after Ctrl+Alt+Backspace the bottom panel disapperead.

I noticed some inconsistency: When I plugged a USB stick it was mounted and files were displayed with xfe manager. I tried to open an .xls file but it seems that that xfe doesn`t associate it with gnumeric, pcmanfm does associate properly. Why 2 file managers at all? This can be so anyway but shouldn`t they have the same associations for filetypes? Similiary why 2 text edistors? Adie associated with pcmanfm and 'x file writer' with xfe.



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« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2008, 02:44:54 am »

The VectorLinux team is proud to announce VL-Light Beta 5.


why 2 text edistors? Adie associated with pcmanfm and 'x file writer' with xfe.





I have to agree I do not care for XFE Would like the pcmanfm to manage all the files.
Cheers Dave
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