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blurymind
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« Reply #60 on: February 28, 2007, 02:46:49 am »

Helios,

As one of the dev team, I want to thank you for your feedback about Susan's review. From discussions that Vector and the other devs have had, we're planning on forking some more from Papa Slack for VL 6.0. Among the moves we want to make are to move to gcc-4.x and to xorg 7.2 (or whatever version will be the latest stable at the time that we are in active development of VL 6).

One of the things that has held us back from gcc-4.x was the fact that too many things wouldn't build under it without patching source code. However, I think that enough of the major stuff compiles cleanly with gcc-4.x, so that shouldn't be an issue.

FWIW,
John
John, the latest stable version of xorg is the one that most distros are using at the moment.
I suggest you move to 7.1, as 7.2 is in a testing process (in some distros' snapshot version), but i alsp think 7.2 is a better suggestion, altho it may need some more work on it. I always think that the latest version is the most stable one,because it has more fixed bugs.

Better move on to 7.2, at the time vec 6 is out, 7.2 will be proven stable enough.
We already have xourg 7.1 and 7.2 packages for vector (built by lahrzu from tukaani)
http://m0e.lnx.googlepages.com/411
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« Reply #61 on: February 28, 2007, 09:27:14 am »

---snip---
John, the latest stable version of xorg is the one that most distros are using at the moment.
I suggest you move to 7.1, as 7.2 is in a testing process (in some distros' snapshot version), but i alsp think 7.2 is a better suggestion, altho it may need some more work on it. I always think that the latest version is the most stable one,because it has more fixed bugs.

Better move on to 7.2, at the time vec 6 is out, 7.2 will be proven stable enough.
We already have xourg 7.1 and 7.2 packages for vector (built by lahrzu from tukaani)
http://m0e.lnx.googlepages.com/411

I'm aware of most distros using xorg 7.1. However, it's too late in the SOHO 5.8 development cycle to change to xorg 7.1. I'm certain that with VL 6, we will fork some more from Slackware, as mentioned in my reply to Helios.

Cheers,
John
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« Reply #62 on: March 03, 2007, 12:46:57 pm »

The thought of VL 6 makes my heart beat faster. 

She also suggested this:  "I would suggest that the developers reverse this situation by making VLC and Xine available as extras and using MPlayer by default."

Not sure what your thoughts are on this. 
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« Reply #63 on: March 03, 2007, 02:06:50 pm »

The idea of standardizing on mplayer and having xine and vlc as add-ons needs to be discussed among the community. I'm going to start a new thread in the Distro Development forum to address this issue. Post any replies regarding xine, mplayer and vlc there.

Thanks,
John
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« Reply #64 on: March 04, 2007, 04:47:55 am »

VL 5.8 is mentioned in the latest article from our friend Caitlyn:
http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/blog/2007/03/where_open_source_developers_s.html?CMP=OTC-0O724Z062301&ATT=Where+Open+Source+Developers+Shine
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« Reply #65 on: March 05, 2007, 12:21:42 pm »

xorg 6.9 instead of xorg 7.1 is the only thing I see holding vector linux back in comparison to zenwalk. The kernel is already advanced, but without xorg 7.1 or 7.2, Beryl is unattainable in VL.
Sad because, I believe Vector has some of the best Linux support in comparison to the rest with the smaller amount of devs. The product is always great. I am waiting for that xorg overhaul.

Keep up the great work. I am still waiting.
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« Reply #66 on: March 05, 2007, 05:26:40 pm »

VL linux is mentioned in the latest Linux Pro Magazine. It features a dvd with the 8 best small distros. I am at work otherwise I would provide more details.

john
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« Reply #67 on: March 05, 2007, 10:14:47 pm »

Our peerless leader was interviewed:
http://www.packtpub.com/article/making-a-complete-yet-small-linux-distribution
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Running: VL 7 Std 64 + self-cooked XFCE-4.10
nubcnubdo
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« Reply #68 on: March 15, 2007, 05:43:29 am »

Vector mentioned on latest The Linux Link Tech Show as a slim Linux distribution for older computers. Episode 183 about 1 hour 25 minutes into podcast.

The Linux Link Tech Show
http://tllts.org/

The Linux Link Tech Show MP3 Feed
http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheLinuxLinkTechShowMp3Feed
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« Reply #69 on: March 15, 2007, 09:29:22 am »

Mentioned here, though I'm not sure if it is good or bad...

http://blog.lobby4linux.com/archives/107-Your-Distros-Slow-March-Into-Irrelevance.html

Started a topic to discuss it:

http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=2368.0
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« Reply #70 on: March 15, 2007, 01:57:54 pm »

Another mention over at www.oreillynet.com:
http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/blog/2007/03/post_3.html?CMP=OTC-0O724Z062301&ATT=Giving+Back

I'd like to add here my thanks to Caitlyn for her fine efforts in the packaging department.
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« Reply #71 on: March 17, 2007, 12:28:00 pm »

Thank you, Joe.  As I pointed out in the article this is software I'd have built from source anyway.  I am working on a bunch more packages, BTW, with a focus on improving internationalization and localization.

-Caitlyn
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CentOS 6.5 (will try VL64-7.1 soon)

Toshiba Satellite A135-S4727,  Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz, 2GB RAM, Intel GMA 950

HP Mini 110 netbook, 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, Intel 950 video, VL 7.1
nubcnubdo
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« Reply #72 on: March 19, 2007, 08:54:07 am »

Vector Linux mentioned several times in Reader Comments to DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 194 March 19, 2007, on subject of "geeky vs easy" distros. My count: two positives, one negative, one hopeful.

http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20070319&mode=25
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easuter
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« Reply #73 on: March 19, 2007, 09:21:54 am »

Vector Linux mentioned 3 times in Reader Comments to DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 194 March 19, 2007, on subject of "geeky vs easy" distros. One positive, one negative, one hopeful.

Most of the negative comments that I've seen about VL are things like:

"VectorLinux suX0rz dudez!"

"Any particular reason?"

"...[no reply]..."

 Roll Eyes

So they really don't count...
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« Reply #74 on: March 23, 2007, 03:07:14 am »

Vector Linux Beryl edition got mentioned here http://wiki.beryl-project.org/wiki/Install_Beryl_on_Vector_Linux

I think they'll come up with a wiki for it there too.

Nice Wink
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