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Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby clem on Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:01 pm

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 7 “Gloria” KDE Community Edition RC1. Quick steps: Download the ISO or the torrent. While it’s downloading look at the overview of the new features and make sure to quickly go through the known issues. After the ISO is downloaded verify the MD5. Burn the ISO at low speed [...]


Read more: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=935

Bug thread: viewtopic.php?f=143&t=28765

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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby mikesol on Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:34 pm

Hello

I have Gloria with gnome, but I want to try KDE. It's possible use both graphical managers without any conflict?

Thanks a lot.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby exploder on Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:10 pm

Congratulations Boo!
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby divot66 on Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:41 pm

Just installed it. Only problem so far is the Hardware Driver Activation button did not work. Had to add the Nvidia drivers through synaptic. Other than that excellent so far.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby markcynt on Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:33 am

I just wanted to say I'm very impressed with Gloria KDE RC1. I tried Kubuntu 8.10, 9.04, and Felicia KDE and couldn't stand any of them. You guys really outdid yourselves with this one.

Thanks and congrats.

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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby phoenixrising on Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:34 am

First of all, congratulations to Boo and team!

I must say I'm happy that this edition is bearing the Mint looks/artwork rather than the regular KDE one (something that I missed in Felicia KDE) :D . I have some 'bandwidth constraint' which is compelling me to wait for the final Gloria KDE rather than try out the RC1 but can anyone tell how Firefox is looking in this? In Felicia KDE Firefox had some issue causing the toolbars and the tabs/buttons to look a little weird which had to be solved by installing another theme -- so would be grateful if someone gives a heads-up on the how Firefox and Thunderbird are looking with this edition.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby exploder on Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:50 am

Hi phoenixrising!

Firefox looks just fine in this release.

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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby phoenixrising on Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:53 am

exploder wrote:Hi phoenixrising!

Firefox looks just fine in this release.

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Cool!! Thank you exploder :)
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby andy06 on Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:43 pm

Hi,

Can anyone please tell me when the full version of Mint 7 KDE will be released? I looked through this thread and the other one made specifically for this question but could not see a date. Approximate time frame is more than enough.

I would look through the previous schedules to figure it out but only 1 previous KDE edition has come out and that too quite recently, so I don't know if I can go by that? Ubuntu/Kubuntu's RC period was about a week, so will it be the same here or will it be more like Mint 7 GNOME's one month period (please correct me if I am wrong). :D

It's just that I am going to try Mint for the first time with this release and would rather wait it out than fiddle with Mint 6 KDE.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby exploder on Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:01 pm

andy06, there is no set time for the final release. This will not be released as final until the bugs are fixed. We do not work on a set schedule like Ubuntu does. Quality is more important to us than a specific release date.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby bdubsemail on Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:17 pm

hey i just installed this and my wifi doesnt work, it worked just fine in the gnome version ,
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby andy06 on Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:25 pm

Thanks exploder,

Just a couple more questions:

1. How about a very approximate ballpark date? (like say......it *should* be out in less than a month) :D

2.What will Mint's KDE schedule like in the future. I don't mean exact dates but you know how Mint 6 KDE came out literally just before Mint 7 GNOME was coming out, and now Mint 7 KDE is adjusting to be much sooner and closer to the GNOME release. So in the future, will it oscillate depending on the bugs or will the focus of effort be to release the KDE edition with GNOME or just before the next GNOME release?

I ask because I will make my decision between GNOME and KDE based on that. So if KDE lags by 1 week or 1 month, I guess thats no problem but if it will lag by one version, I might lean towards Mint GNOME :D
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby takakia on Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:55 pm

Congratulations on for this lovely release. There was no good distro for KDE users and Gloria KDE fills the gap. Can you please tell me if I can install this RC and do the updates to get the final one (noobie here). And moreover can u make Firefox 3.5 the default here? Ubuntu's FF 3.5 sucks..
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby mdshaver on Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:56 pm

I just had questions about WiFi and pdf printing. I had been using Linux Mint 7 (gnome) since its release and I liked it a lot but wanted to give KDE a try due to problems with Brasero and interest in the idea of better desktop integration found with KDE. Due to the known WiFi issues with Kubuntu 9.04, I ended up giving Mandriva 2009.1 KDE a try. I think it's okay but I prefer the Debian-based distro. Is the wifi issue truly resolved in Mint? Is there anyway to print to pdf in the final version?
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby exploder on Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:40 pm

Is the wifi issue truly resolved in Mint? Is there anyway to print to pdf in the final version?


Other than Broadcom the wifi issues should be resolved. Broadcom drivers will be included in the final, Boo has these noted to be added. Print to pdf will be fixed for the final release, this is part of our quality standards. Boo has put a lot of hard work into this release and I am confident the remaining issues will be resolved.

Congratulations on for this lovely release. There was no good distro for KDE users and Gloria KDE fills the gap. Can you please tell me if I can install this RC and do the updates to get the final one (noobie here). And moreover can u make Firefox 3.5 the default here? Ubuntu's FF 3.5 sucks..


Boo usually provides the information to update from the RC to the final release. Firefox 3.0.11 will be the default version of Firefox for this release. I have seen reports of problems with Firefox 3.5, it is best to wait and use the stable supported version for this release. I totally agree with you about KDE releases, this is one of the best I have tried. I have this edition installed on my main machine and am very happy with it!
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby mickel on Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:59 am

I have been using "Gloria", ( sounds odd doesn't it ?), for about two days now and I really like it. It is not only elegant but tight, fast and so far, reliable. I felt that KDE 5 was best up until now. I have not had any problems with anything except I can't find the screen savers. ( I like to run the big analog clock thats in KDE).
I use an Hp Pavillion 667 Celeron with 1.5gb of ram and a Viewsonic 20" wide screen 1680x1050 and I'm having no problems with WiFi ,resolution or sound.
Thanks for a great version of a great distro!
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby exploder on Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:20 pm

mickel, the screen savers are in, System Settings, Desktop.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby mikesol on Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:09 pm

mikesol wrote:Hello

I have Gloria with gnome, but I want to try KDE. It's possible use both graphical managers without any conflict?

Thanks a lot.


Does anyone have any comment about it???

Thanks
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby ian alvin on Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:07 am

hi all.
i want to install it on,but i did`nt downloaded it from the website it`s from http://www.indowebster.com is it ok?,i mean is it allright to download the OS not from they originaly website?
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE RC1 released!

Postby exploder on Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:51 am

Welcome to the forum ian alvin! You might be alright downloading from there but you would probably be better off downloading from one of the official mirrors.
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