clem wrote:Hi guys,
I gave it a quick test and my first overall impression is that it's 99% ready for a release. Here's what I found (all minor things really):
- The menu should say "Menu", not "Felicia". I moved to "Menu" as it removed un-necessary work in updating screenshots in the user guide for every release and also it was a problem for people after performing an upgrade (not understanding that the value there was in their home data rather than something reflecting the actual state of the system). That one is really up to you. If you feel nostalgic about loosing the codename in the menu name, then leave "Felicia" in there.
- The icon theme "MintyFresh" is nice and almost as nice as the LinuxMint one but for the sake of having the same as before and as the other editions I would recommend to revert to "LinuxMint" as the default.
+ The black usplash theme is nice. In fact it's nicer than the usplash-theme-mint-black package that we have in the repos. Can you package it so we can update the repos with your version as it looks better?
- The clock applet isn't transparent (I remember talking about this before, so I'm not sure we can do anything about it...).
- mintUpdate doesn't run in liveCD mode, that's fine... but since it's a deviation, make sure to write about that in the release notes.
- XFCE4MintConfig's GUI is too big. The new mintInstall frontend is exactly the maximum size for an application for 800x600 screen. Because of the new ultraportable laptops and their small resolutions we need to make sure we fit in 800x600... and without overlapping with the menu bar I don't see that as a showstopper and this can be addressed after the Mint 6 release, but it would be nice to give a facelift to mintconfig4xfce. Also, if it contained everything and was more attractive to work with, it could completely replace the settings sub-menu...
- In /etc/apt/sources.list, for some reason there's an extra space in front of the source repo for intrepid-proposed.
- In /etc/linuxmint/info, there's two typo.. "felcia" instead of "felicia"
- The logo in the menu isn't the official one. The green isn't the right shade and it's got a 3D reflection which shouldn't be there. It looks nice all the same but it's not our official logo. The official logo can be found in /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSystem/icon.png
- I assume all required artwork and dependencies are packaged in mint-artwork-xfce and mint-artwork-xfce-extras?
- A meta-package called mint-meta-xfce and similar to mint-meta-main should be present and gather all the installed software required by this edition.
- All packages installed in this edition should be in the repositories.
Let's fix all these little things and we'll be ready for a release. As usual this edition looks fantastic, congratulations Merlwiz.
I'll try to have a new one for Dev testing by Thursday.
Still settling in from my holiday and got so other work to do.