Update Pack 5 release date? [Released Sept 17, 2012]

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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby Inoki on Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:32 pm

cmost wrote:@ Inokie

Have you looked at Sabayon? I actually ran the same installation of Sabayon for three years before I jumped ship to LMDE! Sabayon continued to update without breakage. My only issue with Sabayon was the fact that Gnome 3 updates kept messing up my KDE / GTK integration. In hindsight, a relatively minor gripe. If you want a rock solid Linux distro and you can't hack LMDE because of the way Debian handles releases, then by all means check it out. It's not very productive to sit here and b*tch and moan because LMDE and Mint isn't doing things the way you want. Sorry dude.

To casual sheep this is moaning, to users, who are fully aware of the problematic this is just another alarm for developers to have a look at LMDE and consider updating it more often.
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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby LMNewb on Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:45 pm

Inoki wrote:
zerozero wrote:
My LastPass stopped to work
LastPass version? FF version? other addons installed when that happened?
FF12 here (default), LastPass 1.90.6 (the latest FF apparently provides me) and no issues whatsoever.

When I tried to install Google Chrome, I had Flash player issues
Flash version installed in the system? Chrome version?

have you ever considered to bring each of those issues to the forum, one by one, in appropriate topics?

I'm not using FF, I dumped that thing since version 3. I'm using Chromium build 17, LastPass 2.0.8 stopped working all of a sudden. Chrome I tried to install latest from Google's website .deb package for Debian, mint-flashplugin-11 is installed on system. Should I perhaps try to install Chrome with flashplayer-nonfree?


Just my experience: I also decided to install Google Chrome. I'm now running Chrome 20.xxx, no problems. Oddly, it's reporting that it's running Flash Player 11.3! I thought Adobe said that they were phasing out support for Linux, and weren't going to make any major or minor builds of Flash past 11.2 for Linux. Bizarre...

Also, FYI, It should be noted that Adobe said that they will still release 11.2.xxx builds, for security patches.
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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby Sonsum on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:02 pm

LMNewb wrote:
Just my experience: I also decided to install Google Chrome. I'm now running Chrome 20.xxx, no problems. Oddly, it's reporting that it's running Flash Player 11.3! I thought Adobe said that they were phasing out support for Linux, and weren't going to make any major or minor builds of Flash past 11.2 for Linux. Bizarre...

Also, FYI, It should be noted that Adobe said that they will still release 11.2.xxx builds, for security patches.


Google is maintaining Flash for Chrome on Linux, while Adobe has dropped it.
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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby LMNewb on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:51 pm

Sonsum wrote:
LMNewb wrote:
Just my experience: I also decided to install Google Chrome. I'm now running Chrome 20.xxx, no problems. Oddly, it's reporting that it's running Flash Player 11.3! I thought Adobe said that they were phasing out support for Linux, and weren't going to make any major or minor builds of Flash past 11.2 for Linux. Bizarre...

Also, FYI, It should be noted that Adobe said that they will still release 11.2.xxx builds, for security patches.


Google is maintaining Flash for Chrome on Linux, while Adobe has dropped it.


Was there an announcement that I missed? It's bizarre that Google would be granted access to the codebase for the closed-source Flash Player.
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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby Sonsum on Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:36 pm

LMNewb wrote:
Sonsum wrote:
LMNewb wrote:
Just my experience: I also decided to install Google Chrome. I'm now running Chrome 20.xxx, no problems. Oddly, it's reporting that it's running Flash Player 11.3! I thought Adobe said that they were phasing out support for Linux, and weren't going to make any major or minor builds of Flash past 11.2 for Linux. Bizarre...

Also, FYI, It should be noted that Adobe said that they will still release 11.2.xxx builds, for security patches.


Google is maintaining Flash for Chrome on Linux, while Adobe has dropped it.


Was there an announcement that I missed? It's bizarre that Google would be granted access to the codebase for the closed-source Flash Player.


http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplayer/2012/02/adobe-and-google-partnering-for-flash-player-on-linux.html
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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby LMNewb on Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:23 pm

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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby Inoki on Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:03 am

Using Google Chrome now, everything seems to be fine. What I like especially when installing certain apps like Chrome from Google is it automatically adds itself to your list of repos for updates. This could be a handy feature for all future apps for LMDE as well.
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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby Inoki on Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:50 pm

Ok, Flash causing real issues. Most of the times, either videos or sounds on the web are played in fast forward mode, can't play them in normal speed. Any fix maybe, anyone?
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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby squeezy on Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:51 pm

You should probably break this off into its own topic.
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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby ketoth on Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:27 am

Inoki wrote:Using Google Chrome now, everything seems to be fine. What I like especially when installing certain apps like Chrome from Google is it automatically adds itself to your list of repos for updates. This could be a handy feature for all future apps for LMDE as well.

Apps messing up the sources.list that's not less than a Windows behavior: any app, autoupdate, opaque binaries from many third-parties, multisourced version conflicts, more messed up dependencies..
Remember that Chrome is closed source and does contain fingerprinting technology to trace your activity and report it back to Google. And with Google's repos added and unpinned, they can theoretically install anything they want on your pc through "updating" the app you wanted. An extreme solution that I wouldn't recommend for the ones who aren't happy of Chromium 17, or LMDE's update pack releases :) Better trust an open community for providing binaries and source code.

To get closer to the main subject: as you can imagine when UP5 will be released it will be quite a chaos (very slow download speed, even server downtime). So I'm coming back with my BitTorrent idea (providing repository mirror maintainers with the full update pack in a torrent, then a "touch-script" clearing the modtimes to ensure rsync won't redownload all the mess). Now is a good time to test it, and now is also a good time to build a repository mirror, especially if you want to be from the "incoming" testers. Contact me if you need more information :wink:
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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby jan_goyvaerts on Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:29 am

To come back to the original question - is UP5 due anytime soon ? I'm asking because I'm about to move to full Debian due to the broken NVidea twinview problem. The whole thing crashes each time I'm going into character mode when Twinview is enabled. And thus also when shutting down. Which - to my knowledge - is unique. UP3 didn't do that. And neither does any other Linux distro.

The whole chabang freezes each time I'm forgetting to disable the second screen before shutting down. Which is pretty often... :-(

The only option I have is to hard reset the machine with the risk of losing data and corrupting the file systems.
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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby Inoki on Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:48 am

I certainly hope we're getting UP5 very soon. I've found, that the issues I had on my system with browsers e.g. Chromium were really caused by outdated software. What didn't work with Chromium v17 worked flawlessly with Google's version 20 with just Flash issues.

I've tested all the browsers and have to stick with Firefox 'till we get an update, because of outdated software I'm having problems working with what I preferred.

Really sad......
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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby killer de bug on Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:11 pm

Inoki wrote:I've tested all the browsers and have to stick with Firefox 'till we get an update, because of outdated software I'm having problems working with what I preferred.

Really sad......



Whaouuuuhhhhh that's a terrible problem... :shock:


:lol: more seriously, I don't see why you have problems with "out dated soft". I have not upgraded anything since the UP4, and everything is working fine...
IMHO you tried to upgrade something and it went wrong somewhere ;)
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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby Inoki on Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:15 pm

killer de bug wrote:
Inoki wrote:I've tested all the browsers and have to stick with Firefox 'till we get an update, because of outdated software I'm having problems working with what I preferred.

Really sad......



Whaouuuuhhhhh that's a terrible problem... :shock:


:lol: more seriously, I don't see why you have problems with "out dated soft". I have not upgraded anything since the UP4, and everything is working fine...
IMHO you tried to upgrade something and it went wrong somewhere ;)

Then compare e.g. Chromium 17 with Google Chrome 20 and you'll notice the difference, how many addons stop to work. Autoscroll with the middle mouse didn't work with v17, with v20 yer, LastPass stopped working, HyperTranslate e.g., all of them very useful plugins but for a casual user who doesn't use addons everything runs smooth of course.

Anyway, looking forward to an updated LMDE.
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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby cmost on Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:46 pm

jan_goyvaerts wrote:To come back to the original question - is UP5 due anytime soon ? I'm asking because I'm about to move to full Debian due to the broken NVidea twinview problem. The whole thing crashes each time I'm going into character mode when Twinview is enabled. And thus also when shutting down. Which - to my knowledge - is unique. UP3 didn't do that. And neither does any other Linux distro.

The whole chabang freezes each time I'm forgetting to disable the second screen before shutting down. Which is pretty often... :-(

The only option I have is to hard reset the machine with the risk of losing data and corrupting the file systems.


I would suggest you ditch the nvidia drivers provided by the repository and just use the official drivers supplied by nvidia. I've found the latest version is creamy smooth on my system versus prior versions. :D

Here's a thread with the full instructions (also includes how to upgrade your kernel to the latest and greatest as well.)

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=199&t=106951
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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby jan_goyvaerts on Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:31 am

I can try that of course - but it's something all distro's do automatically these days...
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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby Sonsum on Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:12 am

jan_goyvaerts wrote:I can try that of course - but it's something all distro's do automatically these days...


I don't believe this is a true statement (even ignoring the hyperbole). I've never had a dedicated card so I can't speak from experience, but I'm pretty sure most operating systems require a manual driver installation, due to the closed-sourciness of the official drivers.

Either way, LMDE isn't going to do it automatically. cmost appears to have an excellent solution.
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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby zerozero on Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:22 am

clem wrote:As for UP5 it's coming. The archive was prepared earlier this week. Many things changed in Mint 13 though package-wise so we'll need to update all that as well in LMDE and the mirroring of UP4 was a catastrophe so we'll want to redefine our relationship with our mirrors and how they sync with us before opening up UP5. Depending on how it's designed this might or might not delay it going towards incoming though.

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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby jan_goyvaerts on Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:24 am

NICE ! Many thanks indeed to the LMDE crew ! :-)
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Re: Update Pack 5 release date?

Postby vierseisoenekind on Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:07 am

Many thanks from my side too. I am so looking forward to this release.
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