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Cassandra XFCE Community Edition BETA 003 is out!

Post by clem » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:38 am

Hi,

The first release candidate for Cassandra XFCE Community Edition is out available for download.

Download page: http://www.linuxmint.com/download.html
Release notes: http://www.linuxmint.com/cassandra-xfce-beta003.html

This is the first release for this edition. Many thanks to Merlwiz79 for developing and maintaining it. Please test it heavily so he can find and fix as many bugs as possible.

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Post by Kinne » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:50 am

Added it as download to http://www.snoerre.eu/


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ae866ad2ea821a43e26321aac65086be LinuxMint-3.0-XFCE-BETA-003.iso

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Post by ltjmax » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:57 am

Didn't test it yet, but I have a question....
Does it have the Mint Menu?? I know MintMenu is like Gnome-Main-Menu so I think that with Xfapplet on Xfce, it would be really easy to use it... It's just a suggestion I'm making, because Xfce's default menu isn't the best :wink:

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Post by clem » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:22 pm

No.

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Post by merlwiz79 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:40 pm

ltjmax wrote:Didn't test it yet, but I have a question....
Does it have the Mint Menu?? I know MintMenu is like Gnome-Main-Menu so I think that with Xfapplet on Xfce, it would be really easy to use it... It's just a suggestion I'm making, because Xfce's default menu isn't the best :wink:
I have customized the default menu but I agree it's not the easiest to work with.
The Menu editor lets you drag an drop applications from the Find Applications program.
I edited it by hand though since I only added a few thinks to the menu.

Any more suggestions/bugs should be posted here.
http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3516

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Post by kanishka » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:47 pm

Hey there's a torrent on Linuxtracker! Nice!
Download started.... :wink:

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Post by maty1206 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:50 pm

Thanks for the released

I will test it

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Post by blogger » Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:26 pm

Congratulations on another Mint success.
Running from Live CD. Looks great! :)

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screenshot

Post by Elven » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:09 am

blogger wrote:Congratulations on another Mint success.
Running from Live CD. Looks great! :)
please, can you (or someone else) take a better quality screenshot on the internet? it can help me a lot :(

i am a tutorial writer for ubuntu and mint ;)

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Post by AlsaPhil » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:54 am

Very nice distro :wink: You did good job.
Installed it on my MSI test laptop.
Here a little bit slow though and difficulties to go wireless online (where I haven't with main distro) :cry:
I remember having seen those difficulties on Ubuntu (2 years ago)
That's a first impression though, nothing to worry about. Will come back with fresh news.
Thanks

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Post by clem » Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:06 am

Alsaphil: Let me guess... would that be on /dev/sda4 by any chance ? (private joke) :)

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Post by AlsaPhil » Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:11 am

Clem,
I am watching /dev/sda4 every morning, sometimes evening before going to bed.
She is still so pure that I take care nothing could penetrate her :lol: :lol: :lol:
But Celena for sure :wink:

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Re: screenshot

Post by blogger » Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:27 am

Elven wrote:
blogger wrote:Congratulations on another Mint success.
Running from Live CD. Looks great! :)
please, can you (or someone else) take a better quality screenshot on the internet? it can help me a lot :(

i am a tutorial writer for ubuntu and mint ;)
Hello Elven,
I'm sorry, but I can't send a screenshot. The Print Screen function doesn't work. :(
Let somebody confirm this bug, please.
Cheers, Blogger

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Re: screenshot

Post by merlwiz79 » Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:46 pm

blogger wrote:
Elven wrote:
blogger wrote:Congratulations on another Mint success.
Running from Live CD. Looks great! :)
please, can you (or someone else) take a better quality screenshot on the internet? it can help me a lot :(

i am a tutorial writer for ubuntu and mint ;)
Hello Elven,
I'm sorry, but I can't send a screenshot. The Print Screen function doesn't work. :(
Let somebody confirm this bug, please.
Cheers, Blogger
This is not a bug that is a gnome program(gnome-utils) that uses the Print Screen button to capture a screenshot.
Their is a plugin you can add to the panel called Screenshot.
You have to click the camera to take a screenshot with this plugin.

gnome-utils
This package contains the following utilities for the GNOME desktop:

- baobab, a disk usage analyser
- gfloppy, a tool for formatting floppy disks
- gnome-dictionary, a program which can look up the definition of words
over the internet (including a panel applet to do the same)
- gnome-search-tool, with which one can find files by name or content
- gnome-system-log, a log viewing application
- gnome-screenshot, a tool to take desktop screenshots and save them into
a file

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Post by xva » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:10 am

I'm trying it now and it looks great!!!
Mint + XFCE = best distro ever :wink:

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Post by merlwiz79 » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:47 am

xva wrote:I'm trying it now and it looks great!!!
Mint + XFCE = best distro ever :wink:
I'm glad you like. :D
I want to change the homepage in Firefox to speed it up a little.
What I have come up with(FIXED): http://rapidshare.com/files/40189460/xfcehome.zip

I will be changing the default Window Manager Theme to this.
http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php/M ... tent=43083
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Post by clem » Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:00 am

Should it be "Welcome to the XFCE Community Edition"?

Also, as much as I like murrine (that's what we use in the main edition) I have to say the theme you're using at the moment is quite good as well. If it was me I wouldn't change it :)

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Post by clem » Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:02 am

The one thing I missed in the XFCE Community Edition was a tool to set the HTTP proxy.

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Post by merlwiz79 » Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:28 am

clem wrote:Should it be "Welcome to the XFCE Community Edition"?

Also, as much as I like murrine (that's what we use in the main edition) I have to say the theme you're using at the moment is quite good as well. If it was me I wouldn't change it :)

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LOL Yes it should.(Got to stop making changes early in the morning it's 3:37AM now and haven't slept yet from yesterday) :D
http://rapidshare.com/files/40189460/xfcehome.zip
I don't know how to edit flash so this will have to be the default home page. The Release notes will be wrong if I don't change it.
The default looks to thick if it's on a smaller screen. :?
This is what murrine looks like.
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clem wrote:The one thing I missed in the XFCE Community Edition was a tool to set the HTTP proxy.

Clem
I don't know of one for XFCE is there another one besides the one in GNOME. :?

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mintmenu

Post by merlwiz79 » Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:09 am

ltjmax wrote:Didn't test it yet, but I have a question....
Does it have the Mint Menu?? I know MintMenu is like Gnome-Main-Menu so I think that with Xfapplet on Xfce, it would be really easy to use it... It's just a suggestion I'm making, because Xfce's default menu isn't the best :wink:
Yes, you can install it but it is very slow to load when 1st booting the computer and not everything is working in Places.(3 empty spaces)
After it's loaded it runs fine and you can drag and dop items to the Desktop.
To install run this in Terminal:

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sudo apt-get gnome-main-menu mintmenu xfce4-xfapplet-plugin
Now right click on the panel you want to add the mintmenu to and click Add New Item.

Now select Xfapplet and select Linux Mint Menu.
You will have to edit using Right Click Preferences.
Under mintMenu --> plugins:
applications:
execute_app = thunar
search_command = catfish SEARCH_STRING --path=/

places:

desktop_cmd = thunar /home/YOURUSERNAME/Desktop
execute_app = thunar
home_cmd = thunar
trash_cmd = thunar trash:///

system-management:
control_center_cmd = /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintConfig/xfcemintConfig_frontend.py
lock_screen_cmd = xflock4
quit_cmd = xfce4-session-logout
terminal_cmd = xfterm4

Now right click on mintMenu and click Reload Plugins.
The last thing is to right click and click move to move it to where you want.
Mine look like this:
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If you want the default Xfce menu back just add Xfce Menu and edit these 2 things:
Button Title: Cassandra
Button Icon: /usr/share/icons/Cassandra/48x48/places/distributor-logo.png
Now move it back to where you want it.
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