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Author Topic: VectorLinux 5.9 LIGHT final has been released  (Read 21087 times)

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VectorLinux 5.9 LIGHT final has been released
« on: July 22, 2008, 08:58:14 pm »

The VectorLinux team is proud to announce the release of VectorLinux 5.9 Light final.

Living up to the Vector motto of "When Choice Matters," we give you lots of choices in a small package. JWM and Fluxbox window managers for those who want something very light and basic, and the exciting new lightweight desktop environment, LXDE for those who want more features. You will find XFE and Pcmanfm file managers, Opera, Dillo and Lynx web browsers. Xine, MPlayer, and XMMS handle Multimedia while Abiword and Gnumeric cover basic office tasks. Of course the usual Vector tools are included to make your life easier. We think you will find this very fast and very efficient and a perfect fit to any pc new or old.

Although centered around lightweight applications, the complete underlying Vector base allows you to modify and customize your system to your liking. Additional applications are available through the package manager or by compiling your own applications. Standard command line tools or graphical versions like gslapt and vpackager are at your disposal.

Download here:
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/iso-release/VL5.9-Light-FINAL.iso
md5sum:
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/iso-release/VL5.9-Light-FINAL.iso.md5.txt

ENJOY!!
The VectorLinux team
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Re: VectorLinux 5.9 LIGHT final has been released
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008, 12:48:16 am »

Yess!!! Thank you!! :D
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Re: VectorLinux 5.9 LIGHT final has been released
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008, 09:35:29 pm »

I'm surprised this hasn't shown up on Distrowatch yet since other announcements did get posted today.  (I am assuming y'all have sent the announcement to DW, of course.)

Anyway, I downloaded the iso last night and I hope to have time to attempt an install by tomorrow evening.  I've really been looking forward to this release.
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Re: VectorLinux 5.9 LIGHT final has been released
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2008, 10:32:40 pm »

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I'm surprised this hasn't shown up on Distrowatch yet since other announcements did get posted today.  (I am assuming y'all have sent the announcement to DW, of course.)
We of course announced to DW but they are of the opinion that we have to many sub distro's and are only willing to publish standard and soho and the occasional live cd of the above. That means light and 64 bit versions are relegated to the sidebar. I argued the point with how many ubuntu knockoff's there are and mini versions of pclos and mepis but doesn't seem to make any difference they refuse. So if you have any influence there help would be appreciated!
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Re: VectorLinux 5.9 LIGHT final has been released
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2008, 10:54:26 pm »

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I'm surprised this hasn't shown up on Distrowatch yet since other announcements did get posted today.  (I am assuming y'all have sent the announcement to DW, of course.)
We of course announced to DW but they are of the opinion that we have to many sub distro's and are only willing to publish standard and soho and the occasional live cd of the above. That means light and 64 bit versions are relegated to the sidebar. I argued the point with how many ubuntu knockoff's there are and mini versions of pclos and mepis but doesn't seem to make any difference they refuse. So if you have any influence there help would be appreciated!
Cheers,
Vec

That's weird.  What difference does it make to them if we have 2 or 5 flavors? 
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Re: VectorLinux 5.9 LIGHT final has been released
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2008, 06:55:27 am »

Maybe we should consider forking off the releases they refuse to recognize? I can't see it as hurting anything. The main VL will still get it's exposure more often, one way or another.
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Re: VectorLinux 5.9 LIGHT final has been released
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2008, 07:01:26 am »

VL Light was mentioned...just not with a blurb in the center section where one typically would expect it. It was on the left sidebar. I can't get DW to load right now (0858 CDT) to confirm that it is still there.
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Re: VectorLinux 5.9 LIGHT final has been released
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2008, 09:43:40 am »

As a matter of fact, I just checked, and it is still there...

On the side though.

I've also thoguht about the fork idea.... haven't really considered the pros and cons though

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Re: VectorLinux 5.9 LIGHT final has been released
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2008, 10:19:42 am »

I have no influence at Distrowatch.  Quite the opposite.  They have no problem announcing insignificant development releases of obscure distros or 31 flavors of Ubuntu so I agree this is ludicrous.  We're in better shape than Mustang Linux, which Distrowatch refuses to list at all because they don't have a forum for support.

Ladislav does whatever Ladislav wants to do.  It's his website.

Forking?  Not a good idea.  Vector Linux has an excellent reputation.  There are other ways to get press.  I'm sure I'll be writing about Light, for example.

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Re: VectorLinux 5.9 LIGHT final has been released
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2008, 07:46:41 am »

Maybe one has to point out to DW that when Ubuntu, Suse, and some other distros, come out with alpha, beta, etc. releases, they are listed on their site.  Whereas with Vector, only the final version is promoted.  I bet if they counted how many times their distros were listed compared to ours, we would be well behind. 
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Re: VectorLinux 5.9 LIGHT final has been released
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2008, 03:59:59 am »

Can you put the chnagelog??

thanks
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Re: VectorLinux 5.9 LIGHT final has been released
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2008, 08:54:56 pm »

This is a very nice release! Congrats to the devs who worked on it. Looks good, runs very fast. Overall, very good quality!
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Re: VectorLinux 5.9 LIGHT final has been released
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2008, 05:53:27 am »

Changelog highlights:

Made KDM required
Updated Docs
Added cyrillic-fonts
Added gambas-runtime 1.0.19
Upgraded Opera to 9.51
Upgraded Pidgin to 2.4.2
Upgraded flash plugin to 9.0.124
Upgraded pcmanfm to 0.4.5
Removed obsolete driver martian
Edited .bashrc and vasm.sh for ssh/scp functionality
- ISO size 381 MB -
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Re: VectorLinux 5.9 LIGHT final has been released
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2008, 04:15:55 pm »

two questions
what kernel version is in Light?
and
is adding xfce a trivial task of using the repo?
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Re: VectorLinux 5.9 LIGHT final has been released
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2008, 06:44:20 pm »

Kernel: 2.6.22.19

If you want XFCE, you will get a better result installing Standard, as it is tweaked for that environment.
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