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Daryna XFCE Community Edition BETA 008 is out!

Postby clem on Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:12 am

Hi,

The first release candidate for Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna XFCE Community Edition is out and available for download.

Download page: http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
Release notes: http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_daryna_xfce_b8.php

NOTE: Something was not mentioned in the release notes: Daryna includes the Red Hat Liberation Fonts.

Please test it heavily so we can find and fix as many bugs as possible.

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The plurality of linuxmint

Postby neo67 on Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:57 am

Hi Clem, hi all,

please dont understand mit wrong, but is it advantageous, to have a KDE, XFCE, KDE-Mini and a gnome version of linuxmint?

It seems to me, it is more effective to have the focus on one Desktop-Environment?

The advantages are:

- you are able to concentrate on one desktop
- to bundle the power
- optimized one and therefore do better than 75% oder 90% on each

User, who wants another Desktop-Env. are also able to install this on a gnome oder kde based version, or I'm wrong?

The only thing is, to have two oder more Desktop-Env on one machine running is cuting the stability....

But these arguments are originate of my subjective opinion.

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Postby clem on Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:06 am

This is exactly why this edition is a "Community Edition", it doesn't take the focus out of the main one, somebody from the community (Merlwiz) stepped up and is now maintaining it. So both editions get 100% focus.. my focus is on the main edition, his is on this one.

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Postby neo67 on Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:14 am

Hi,

oh yes. Thats means, not one team is make all this versions. Thats better!
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Postby Helmut on Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:24 pm

I would like to break a lance for the XFCE edition!
For those who haven't tried it yet, you may be quite pleasantly surprised about its ballast-free sleekness and speed.
XFCE edition will run on PC's with only 256MB RAM, much too little for even thinking of installing Celena or Daryna.
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Enabling Compiz functions

Postby acegeezer on Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:14 pm

Installed the nVidia driver rebooted and I thought the release notes stated enabled by default, but i have no Compiz functions at all, help please.
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Re: Enabling Compiz functions

Postby merlwiz79 on Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:55 pm

acegeezer wrote:Installed the nVidia driver rebooted and I thought the release notes stated enabled by default, but i have no Compiz functions at all, help please.
Says installed by default.
Goto XFCE 4 mintDesktop and click enable/disable button next to Compiz.
To disable do the same thing.
To change the Emerald theme just open Emerald Theme Manager, from the menu under Settings.
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Postby shane on Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:16 am

my jaw hit the floor when saw the screenshots... artistically, you've absolutely outdone yourself... downloading it now... :D

[edit] just noticed... my 100th post! yay!
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Postby acegeezer on Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:46 am

"Goto XFCE 4 mintDesktop and click enable/disable button next to Compiz"

Thanks for the information, merlwiz79, I thought there would be a switch somewhere.
I do have other issues with the beta though, freezing regularly and a black line at base of screen and no taskbar. This does not clear on reboot, I am assuming a broken app' somewhere. I cannot be more specific, though at this point :?
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Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:55 pm

acegeezer wrote:"Goto XFCE 4 mintDesktop and click enable/disable button next to Compiz"

Thanks for the information, merlwiz79, I thought there would be a switch somewhere.
I do have other issues with the beta though, freezing regularly and a black line at base of screen and no taskbar. This does not clear on reboot, I am assuming a broken app' somewhere. I cannot be more specific, though at this point :?
Try deleting the 2 folders .chache and .config in your home folder.
Then use Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to relogin.
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Upgrade

Postby ZenDJiNN on Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:26 pm

I'm currently running release 3, and would like to upgrade to 4 (beta) if possible. Do i have to D/L and install the whole CD or is there an upgrade path i can take "Online" as it were?

I've tried doing an upgrade to 7.10 (using the Update Manager) and of course it's meant for Ubuntu et al, so can't find any "Meta Package".

Any info would be much appreciated.

Cheers.....

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Re: Upgrade

Postby merlwiz79 on Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:25 pm

ZenDJiNN wrote:I'm currently running release 3, and would like to upgrade to 4 (beta) if possible. Do i have to D/L and install the whole CD or is there an upgrade path i can take "Online" as it were?

I've tried doing an upgrade to 7.10 (using the Update Manager) and of course it's meant for Ubuntu et al, so can't find any "Meta Package".

Any info would be much appreciated.

Cheers.....

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There will only be an upgrade path to the final.
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Thank you!

Postby persev on Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:52 am

Thank you, DRI for Savage cards works out of the box now, good job. Every thing is working very well here on a fresh install on an old IBM Thinkpad T-23. Atheros wireless card worked automatically. Next I will try to connect to my networked printer.
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Re: Upgrade

Postby ZenDJiNN on Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:50 am

merlwiz79 wrote:There will only be an upgrade path to the final.


OK, thanks for that..... i'll wait for the final release, and kudos to all involved for such a fine distro. The XFCE ed is GREAT!! :)
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Re: Daryna XFCE Community Edition BETA 008 is out!

Postby foxhound89 on Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:06 pm

Howdy,
When is Mint XFCE 4.0 being released as final? Take care and keep it in the wind.
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Two small bugs in Daryna XFCE Beta 008

Postby element74 on Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:13 pm

Hi, i locate two little bugs in Daryna XFCE Beta 008.

1. Normaly it's possible in the "Network Settings" to save the settings with a location name. But leastwise on my mashine I can't use this option. I can click on the save button and type the location name but the program won't save it.

2. The windowsize of some program f.e. mintUpdate is too wide for a screen resolution of 1024x768 (my screen dosn't support greater resolution) and there is no maximize button and if I try to change the window size I can only move the window.

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