Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby merlwiz79 on Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:39 pm

Ok Clem has taken a look at it and this was what he said.
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.

Clem.

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.
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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby Zwopper on Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:55 pm

This is great news!
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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby Arron on Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:22 am

Those screen shots look GREAT!! I'm glad to see desktop sharing is enabled and working by default, that was a pain for Elyssa. Did you use the gnome desktop utility or something like x11vnc or just a vnc server to share the desktop? As well what is the default pdf viewer? So many questions... I guess I just have to wait with the hordes for the release!

It really does look great, I am on pins and needles waiting for the release.

AMAZING WORK!!
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Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE TRANSLATIONS NEEDED

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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby jollygrunt7 on Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:13 am

I am currently using Elyssa XFCE after having used the KDE and GNOME versions. I found that I preferred the balance of speed and user friendliness that the XFCE edition of Mint offers. So now I am looking forward to Felicia XFCE.

Many thanks to Merlwiz for all the work. :D
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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby attila1964 on Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:52 pm

And about when comes Linux Mint 6 Xfce CE? :roll:
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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby exploder on Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:05 pm

And about when comes Linux Mint 6 Xfce CE? :roll:


You shouldn't have to wait much longer. The development release I tested was awesome! There are just some very minor fixes and merlwiz79 has been working on them. Your patience will be well rewarded! I honestly think this will be the best Xfce release to date and the last one received some very positive reviews!
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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby merlwiz79 on Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:23 pm

I have uploaded a new dev test iso.
Exploder has to test it and give it the green light to go.
Then Clem has to do the same.
Once both do that clem pushes it to the servers.
That normally takes a few days.

If everything works out sometime next week.
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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby FedoraRefugee on Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:50 pm

A heartfelt thanks to all you guys. I am running Mint 6 Gnome with Xfce installed and getting by with it but I sure miss the finely polished Xfce version. I cant wait! :)
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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby exploder on Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:51 pm

Downloading the new iso now.
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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby guest on Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:46 pm

merlwiz79 wrote:I have uploaded a new dev test iso.
Exploder has to test it and give it the green light to go.
Then Clem has to do the same.
Once both do that clem pushes it to the servers.
That normally takes a few days.

If everything works out sometime next week.


how is it coming looks like Clem gave it an ok =>http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=519
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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby fulanox on Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:06 pm

HI!!

Theres a form to safely install XFCE in my Felicia (Gnome version). It just that my 512 ram laptop don't work as fast as I want and I don't like to do a fresh install......... that's all .
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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby guest on Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:40 pm

fulanox wrote:HI!!

Theres a form to safely install XFCE in my Felicia (Gnome version). It just that my 512 ram laptop don't work as fast as I want and I don't like to do a fresh install......... that's all .


you can add regular xfce desktop to the main edition but its not as polished as the mint xfce. Clean install is the best way to go
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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:58 pm

Sorry but the release was delayed by a bug. :?
If network manager isn't installed it sets up the network incorrectly and cause it to take forever to boot. :(
I also had my fan on the video card burn out and the 5th was my birthday.
I have an iso I uploaded that should be good for a release.
Exploder and Clem just need to test it.
Once they say it's good it'll move to the servers for everyone to download.
Hopefully I can complete the Release notes tonight.
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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby Zwopper on Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:02 pm

merlwiz79 wrote:Sorry but the release was delayed by a bug. :?
If network manager isn't installed it sets up the network incorrectly and cause it to take forever to boot. :(
I also had my fan on the video card burn out and the 5th was my birthday.
I have an iso I uploaded that should be good for a release.
Exploder and Clem just need to test it.
Once they say it's good it'll move to the servers for everyone to download.
Hopefully I can complete the Release notes tonight.

Sad to hear about your GPU-fan, happy birthday, and YIHA - great news about the upcoming release!!!!
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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:49 pm

Exploder got a new test machine, that should help speed up how long it takes him to test.(installing and boot speeds)
He is currently downloading the iso and hopefully will be testing it soon.
I hope that I ironed out all the bugs we found and have an RC1 soon for everyone to test.

Once clem tests it and gives it the green light it'll take a few days for the servers to get it.
Then he'll put out the release notes and tell everyone to test it.
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Felicia XFCE CE LATEST UPDATE

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:37 pm

Exploder has tested it and only found that emerald uses the wrong theme.
It's small and shouldn't stop use from releasing the latest iso for testing.
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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby fossfollow on Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:32 pm

I didn't want to be the one to ask this :), but...any word on an expected release time?
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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby attila1964 on Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:24 pm

You are not alone with this question... :D
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Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Postby merlwiz79 on Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:21 am

Clem hasn't said anything and was working on the server problems.
I am about 80% done with the release notes and waiting for any input from clem.
I still have no info on my gpu heatsink and fan. :(
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