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Author Topic: VectorLinux 6.0-alpha2 is ready to test!  (Read 27787 times)
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« on: September 01, 2008, 10:38:20 pm »

Vector-standard-6.0-alpha2 is up and ready to be tested. There are many changes since the first alpha release. The testers were pretty unanimous in stating that gnome was not the proper DE for standard and Xfce4 should remain with lxde as the smaller secondary choice. The overwhelming opinion was that gnome should remain in the repo as a choice for those that want it and that a gnome kde combination would be good for upcoming SOHO releases. So with this release there is no gnome and xfce4 has been reinstated as the primary desktop. We have spent a tremendous amount of time on the new gui installer and we really need you to test that part as 80% of our effort has been on improving the installer. The gui installer is not complete yet more features are to be added but we need your feedback as to the present state of development. We have set up two threads to report bugs and comments too, one installer specific the other for the installed product. Please give this a honest test and let us know what you think so far.

Thanks,
Vector and the dev team

alpha2 iso:
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-current/iso-test/VL6.0-STD-A0.12.iso

gui installer bug thread:
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7186.0

installed distro bug thread:
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7187.0
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wcs
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 01:31:19 am »

Thank you!
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008, 06:58:42 am »

What a relief (Xfce choice)........ Smiley.....I've been debating whether to just stick with this fine 5.9 install or move to Zenwalk. Now I don't have to wrestle with the guilt of abandoning this great distro.  Thank you and I'll d/l 6.0 alpha2 and help with the testing.

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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 06:37:34 pm »

Too bad no more gnome. Good xfce4 is back. Anyhow there is that Italian site to get gnome for slackies.
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008, 07:20:26 pm »

Gnome is available , via repository, or will be . Anyway, it is not abandoned though it was majority wise, not the prime choice to use in STD as default, you still have the choice to install it from repository.
Actually thinking about it for a moment, that could be something to test, install Gnome from repo, lets see what breaks and report on it  Grin .
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2008, 06:14:03 pm »

Please, please, please send the announcement into Distrowatch.  The thing with VL 5.9 Light being ignored happened while Ladislav was on vacation and Susan was running things.  I don't think you'll get the same reaction from Ladislav who has been posting all sorts of alha and beta releases.  I think there would be significant interest right now...
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2008, 07:29:45 pm »

Please, please, please send the announcement into Distrowatch.  The thing with VL 5.9 Light being ignored happened while Ladislav was on vacation and Susan was running things.  I don't think you'll get the same reaction from Ladislav who has been posting all sorts of alha and beta releases.  I think there would be significant interest right now...

I second that. Even if people don't click on the link, they will certainly get used to seeing VL's name and will see that it is actively under development. People will get interested.
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2008, 06:58:03 am »

I'm d/ling this to my usb stick for testing tonight, thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2008, 05:57:57 pm »

Please, please, please send the announcement into Distrowatch.  The thing with VL 5.9 Light being ignored happened while Ladislav was on vacation and Susan was running things.  I don't think you'll get the same reaction from Ladislav who has been posting all sorts of alha and beta releases.  I think there would be significant interest right now...

I second that. Even if people don't click on the link, they will certainly get used to seeing VL's name and will see that it is actively under development. People will get interested.

And what's wrong with you guys sending DW the information that they'll want to use? Does it always have to be the founder or the developers that send DW the information? Doesn't about 50 billion emails from community do the same trick? Remember how BSD finally got on there? ... it was because of popular requests from fans and communities, not from the Leaders or Developers Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2008, 08:57:44 pm »

I, for one, don't feel like I have the right to speak for the VL developers since I'm not one.  If you are asking us to send announcements to Ladislav then yes, I'll be happy to do that, but remember that he posts the name of the person making the announcement.  If I'm seen as a spokesperson for the distro I won't be able to do things like write about it or review it for O'Reilly.   I prefer to be seen as on the outside in this case as I expect I can do more good for VL this way.
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2008, 09:35:22 pm »

I didn't mean that as for anyone to be a spokesperson for the distro. What I meant was that the community has the freedom to submit requests to DW asking for announcements to show that there IS some amount of interests in the versions that VL is offering,, even if at the time they're beta's , alphas or whatever.

Pretty much all you really need to do is post DW the link to the forum / web announcement and they should be able to take it from there.
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« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2008, 03:53:37 pm »

OK, you win.  I sent a copy of Vector's announcement to Ladislav.  It will be seen as his (Robert/Vector's) announcement if Ladislav does anything with it.
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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2008, 07:20:01 pm »

Vector's announcement is now front and center on Distrowatch.  It's a positive step, I hope.  More alpha testers is always a good thing.

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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2008, 08:53:50 pm »

I am running Mepis Linux, AMD 64, and your web site appears "hacked" or at least indistinguishable.  What Up ?
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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2008, 09:27:09 pm »

looks ok here have reloaded several times in firefox.............please don't make me nervous

vec
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