I posted my comments yesterday but they seem to have vanished into the ether before they made it to the board.
I did a hosted install, not GUI. Major problem with qt. The symlinks are aimed at the wrong place. I fixed them myself and now my Opera, Scribus, Tuxcards, etc., are working.
Root terminal from menu doesn't open anything. locate as user gives me "fatal error: Could not find user database '/var/lib/slocate/slocate.db': Permission denied" That's the first time I've gotten that message in any VectorLinux.
Inkscape included with the ISO reports missing dependencies. I reinstalled the latest version in the repos and Inkscape now works without reporting a missing dependency. The version in the repo has the same name and number as the one installed by the ISO, or so it seems from Gslapt.
If I try to mount an NTFS drive as user (which is permitted according to my /etc/fstab), I get this:
Unprivileged user can not mount NTFS block devices using the external FUSE
library. Either mount the volume as root, or rebuild NTFS-3G with integrated
FUSE support and make it setuid root. Please see more information athttp://ntfs-3g.org/support.html#unprivileged
I don't recall having that problem until RC1.
Why is XFce's default brightness set to 10 instead of 0? Does that affect only the desktop picture, or does it carry through to the whole system running under XFce?
There is still that weird message before starting XFce for the first time about adding vector.linux.net to /etc/hosts. I did and I no longer get the message, but I don't understand why we have to do this.
Lauching the CUPS option through VASMCC yields a 404. The solution is simple--add /admin or some other option to the URL--but a new user wouldn't know this. The graphics are still missing from the CUPS pages in the browser. Harmless, but looks very ugly.
I'm not fond of the blue cursor in XFce and when I click on Settings Manager, Mouse, Blue is the only choice. I'll have to research the forum messages to see how to change this. I do like the looks of the rest of XFce (at least after I make whatever changes I want).
As already mentioned, clicking on Appearance Settings Preview doesn't show any changes.
Gimp's Help is not working from inside the program.
I've done the Text Install bazillions of times and I'm quite happy with it. This time I noticed a few things that could make it easier for new users. There should be a warning that there may be what seem like long waits at various steps in the installation process. Otherwise people may think the computer has stopped responding. There should also be a note that the screen will go blank at some point and they should press Shift or Control to get it back--it's just a screensaver. People have reported thinking the computer has hung. In networking setup, it would be userful to mention that the Gateway address may be their router's IP address. I always use fixed IPs and am not stumped by any of this, but people who haven't done much with setting up a network may be unsure.
The installation was pretty fast for me--18 minutes to first reboot and everything was ready to use in 30 minutes total.
RC2 has been quite usable and it's my main desktop Vector version but some loose ends need to be fixed (especially that qt problem).