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UPDATE 2: Mint 5 KDE Beta

Postby Boo on Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:22 am

So where are we up to...
the current beta has one wifi bug that i hope to fix with some reloads, this bug is also in the main.
Clem is back and he has been doing some heavy testing while away.
We want to at least make one mint application to be QT4, and Clem is having fun with that too.
MintUpdate is the first to be Qt'ed and this will also mean we can change the GTK apps to use Qt look.

I hope you can all wait a bit longer.

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Re: UPDATE 2: Mint 5 KDE Beta

Postby Fred on Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:56 am

Boo,

You might want to run the clean-up portion of my back-up/restore script on it before you let it go. It is in the how-to section of the forum.

I have been surprised at the things that pop out of distro finals that are just cruft and are not being used for anything. :-)

I have been quite impressed with your past work, and I don't impress easily. :-)

Thanks for all you do for the community.

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Re: UPDATE 2: Mint 5 KDE Beta

Postby foggytown on Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:10 pm

Fred wrote:
I have been quite impressed with your past work, and I don't impress easily. :-)

Thanks for all you do for the community.


I second that...

...although I have been known to be easily impressed on occasion :D
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Re: UPDATE 2: Mint 5 KDE Beta

Postby changturkey on Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:13 pm

Boo wrote:So where are we up to...
the current beta has one wifi bug that i hope to fix with some reloads, this bug is also in the main.
Clem is back and he has been doing some heavy testing while away.
We want to at least make one mint application to be QT4, and Clem is having fun with that too.
MintUpdate is the first to be Qt'ed and this will also mean we can change the GTK apps to use Qt look.

I hope you can all wait a bit longer.

Boo

So I can assume Mint 6 with be KDE 4.1.x based?
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Re: UPDATE 2: Mint 5 KDE Beta

Postby AK Dave on Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:12 pm

I would guess, changturkey, that Mint6/KDE4 would depend on a few factors. Such as: Mint6's release date, and the status at that time of KDE4 and KDE4 "core" applications. So I don't think it is safe, at this point, to assume anything, except that Mint6 will be released when it is ready (and no sooner) and be of the the highest quality and stability possible given the software packages it can be assembled from. That may mean, I would assume, that if at that time KDE4 is "of suitably high quality and stability" that it would be used. But I wouldn't take that for granted.
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Re: UPDATE 2: Mint 5 KDE Beta

Postby goth mneph on Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:51 pm

I'm getting antsy for Mint5 KDE. I'm playing with Debian right now until Mint5 KDE's arrival. I'm not getting far but I'm learning a lot more about how hard you guys are really working trying to get things together. I want to thank everyone involved with this for you time, effort and hard work. Seriously, this must be a big undertaking and I appreciate everyone's effort.

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Re: UPDATE 2: Mint 5 KDE Beta

Postby Fred on Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:54 pm

goth mneph,

Putting a distro together is a tremendous amount of work. I suspect if more people had actually tried, they wouldn't be quite so pushy about when they are going to get it. I know I will just be happy to get it, whenever that time winds up being.

That someone is willing to do that kind of work on my behalf and for my enjoyment is way too humbling for me to complain about the schedule. :-)

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Re: UPDATE 2: Mint 5 KDE Beta

Postby brando569 on Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:55 pm

I'm getting anxious for it too but then again I want something thats quality and not something that is just slapped together and thrown out here just so people will stop asking when it will be released. its going to be nice to finally use hardy repos :D
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Re: UPDATE 2: Mint 5 KDE Beta

Postby astromech on Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:54 pm

I just installed the mint 4.0 KDE and so far i like it a lot ! I used Kubuntu before and while it's good, it seemed rough around the edges like it was thrown out before being finished. I want my mint to be as it is now: high quality.Thank you to all who make the mintiest distro there is ! :D
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Re: UPDATE 2: Mint 5 KDE Beta

Postby brando569 on Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:37 am

i couldnt agree more, im using kubuntu 8.04 now instead of mint4 but once elyssa kde comes out im sure ill be back on mint in no time
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Re: UPDATE 2: Mint 5 KDE Beta

Postby Boo on Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:03 am

well with Ubuntu 8.04.1 coming out tomorrow I am going to update the KDE beta to it before we release it.

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Re: UPDATE 2: Mint 5 KDE Beta

Postby AK Dave on Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:43 am

I concur, Boo.

For the record, I'm running Elyssa with the 8.04.1 Proposed path from Ubuntu wide open and upgraded and I'm loving it. Best wifi ever on my Gateway MX6453 laptop (rtl8187).
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Re: UPDATE 2: Mint 5 KDE Beta

Postby kanishka on Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:12 am

I made the big decision: I'm switching from GNOME to KDE. I just need one thing: my favourite distro in KDE flavour. Please... :mrgreen:
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Re: UPDATE 2: Mint 5 KDE Beta

Postby rhvkl on Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:23 am

kanishka wrote:I made the big decision: I'm switching from GNOME to KDE. I just need one thing: my favourite distro in KDE flavour. Please... :mrgreen:



...same here, but I'll wait for the best precision and performance, thx to the dev-team ;)
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Re: UPDATE 2: Mint 5 KDE Beta

Postby kanishka on Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:19 am

rhvkl wrote:...same here, but I'll wait for the best precision and performance, thx to the dev-team ;)

Of course... but, in the meantime, my notebook could be used as a test bed for the Beta :roll:
(I'm actually running the latest Granular in it, and I'm quite impressed; Granular seems to be to PCLOS what Mint is to Ubuntu).
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Re: UPDATE 2: Mint 5 KDE Beta

Postby deadguy on Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:43 am

Boo wrote:well with Ubuntu 8.04.1 coming out tomorrow I am going to update the KDE beta to it before we release it.

Boo



Very Nice :D
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Re: UPDATE 2: Mint 5 KDE Beta

Postby brando569 on Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:40 pm

kanishka wrote:I made the big decision: I'm switching from GNOME to KDE. I just need one thing: my favourite distro in KDE flavour. Please... :mrgreen:


good choice buddy, i love KDE and cant stand gnome its too simplistic for me i need all of the eye candy :D
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