XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(Aug 10)

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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 24)

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Thank you for reply - I have noticed connection error (in this app) when I try this on live CD of Mint 6 - but this was after posting here.

I'm not using mint update, because it do not have "hold" option. New distros, gives newer software which very often are more resource eating. Now I'm using some software from Hardy on Jaunty, becouse my hardware is old.

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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 24)

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szamot83 wrote:I'm using Mint 6 XFCE, which I have upgraded to 7 by changing sources list file (now I have non official XFCE release). Today I have installed update of mint upload xfce, and after this app stop working. When I try upload sth it stops on "verifying free space" - I can only close application.
szamot83 wrote:I'm not using mint update, because it do not have "hold" option. New distros, gives newer software which very often are more resource eating. Now I'm using some software from Hardy on Jaunty, becouse my hardware is old.
Sorry but this is not the place for posting bugs on your mess of updating before the update notes are even released.
This is the Updates on the Official version of Linux Mint 7 XFCE CE.
In fact I just added most of the packages to the Community Repo for Linux Mint 7 XFCE CE.
So anything you report wouldn't have anything to do with this release.

The Default service is down but mintUpload still works.
I would purge any mintUpload packages and reinstall mintUpload.

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apt remove --purge mintupload*

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apt install mintupload thunar-custom-actions-xfce mint-meta-xfce
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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 22)

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merlwiz79 wrote:
houms wrote:Good Day fellas,
I was just wondering will there be a 64bit xfce version?
Nope I don't have the hardware for it.

Just uploaded a test iso for Exploder.
Here's the info:
File Size: 693 MB 726990848 bytes

Known bugs:
mixer and mixer plugin not set up automatically(it's not finished yet)
No menu editor (not created yet)

Changes:
Removed software:
VLC (too big)
Automatic networking in mintDesktop.(fusesmb doesn't work)
FusesmbTool(replaced it with pyneighborhood )
Deluge torrent(replaced with transmission )
vim (25MB of wasted space use nano)
TomBoy ( 15 MB of space )
xchat gnome (replace with xchat)
samba ( 12 MB of space )
All old artwork.

New Software:
pyNeighborhood(replaces broken fusesmb)
Gigolo(mount file systems even remote file systems)
aptlinex( to use apt:// urls in firefox)
Software Sources
@MerlWiz, What if I can provide you a 64bit machine? Would you be interested in building a 64bit version? I am no expert, but am willing to help in anyway possible...... Please let me know

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houms wrote:Good Day fellas,
I was just wondering will there be a 64bit xfce version?
I would simply question why anyone with a fancy 64bit machine would need to use a slimmed down xfce version of Mint when the Gnome or KDE versions would run incredibly well? With a 64 bit machine and all the space and power you have why not just load xfce onto Gloria and use that desktop when you feel like it?
@lagagnon
fancy 64bit....lol
Well its more a matter of preference and choice. I simply perfer xfce. Yes I have mint in gnome and sidux with kde4 installed on this laptop, but I think xfce is the right balance of features and resources..... nonetheless loading xfce after the fact is really less than ideal.

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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 22)

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houms wrote: @MerlWiz, What if I can provide you a 64bit machine? Would you be interested in building a 64bit version? I am no expert, but am willing to help in anyway possible...... Please let me know
If you mean give me a machine to work on then I could easily make it.
If you mean you'll do the work then it's your time and I could try to help as much as possible.
Either way I'll have to ask clem what he thinks about releasing a 64bit version of XFCE CE.
Once you clarify, we can go from there.

Good news on the release.
There is one known bug and possibly a second.(Exploder tests)
I'll have to look into the 2nd possible one 1st.
I'll try to fix these tonight and hopefully upload what will become the Release Candidate. :D
If exploder passes the next dev build then it'll be tested by clem.
Then if he doesn't find any bugs or needed changes, he'll decide when to release it.
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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 24)

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What is normally involved in building a 64bit mint xfce os? Do you just take the base ubuntu , add a few repos and xfce + Themes? maybe You could just create a user script that would auto get the packages needed and build the xfce on a minimal 64bit install.

Im using 64bit mint, with xfce, although I still have most of the gnome packages, not sure what to remove or keep since they have dependencies.

maybe a script to build xfce4 from source, and add packages and then remove gnome packages would be easy enough?

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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 24)

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digitallysick wrote:What is normally involved in building a 64bit mint xfce os? Do you just take the base ubuntu , add a few repos and xfce + Themes? maybe You could just create a user script that would auto get the packages needed and build the xfce on a minimal 64bit install.

Im using 64bit mint, with xfce, although I still have most of the gnome packages, not sure what to remove or keep since they have dependencies.

maybe a script to build xfce4 from source, and add packages and then remove gnome packages would be easy enough?
You would have to start from Xubuntu 64bit.
I could have the packages ready to compile on the 64bit and then upload the packages.
Then you would only have to remove xubuntu-default-settings and install the meta package.
Though I couldn't test this.
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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 24)

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Sounds good, i'm sure we can give it a try. I also have vmware I could test if needed (i assume 9.04 64bit works in vmware workstation) i haven't personally tried it.

We could some how setup to install xubuntu, and then run a script to modify it to mint.

Also xfce from synaptic is 4.6.0 and the latest xfce is 4.6.1 , maybe we could compile xfce from source. Not sure how easy or hard that is , maybe even go off of a Ubuntu 64bit minimal install cd, and use a script to get the rest

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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 24)

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I can't wait to see these excellent changes in XFCE 4.6 to appear in Mint XFCE 7.

http://www.xfce.org/about/tour

merlwiz79, Thank you for all your works.

-Indra

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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 24)

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How long are we looking at before a stable release, weeks or months? I have had enough of compiz.

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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 24)

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According to http://linuxmint.com/planet/ only 2 bugs were found in the latest version, so hopefully soon.
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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 24)

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I am sure merlwiz79 will upload another iso to test real soon.

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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 30)

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Ok I just uploaded a new ISO, for exploder to test.
Fixed the only bug I could reproduce.
Removed mintInstall entry from Main menu and replaced it with Software Manager.(with all 39 translations from mintMenu)
The bug i couldn't reproduce was the dvd not automatically playing in Virtualbox.
For me it worked just fine in Virtualbox with the drive, but i didn't test using an iso.(don't have any dvd's in iso formats)

Sorry about all the delays, this release has taken way to long in my opinion.
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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 30)

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Well then... could I suggest the Mint 7 Universal Edition ISO DVD? :D

http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=40

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Off-topic: It's obviously you guys are working really hard. I just want to see MiniCE (LXDE + OpenBox) and/or LXDE CE soon. :cry:

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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 30)

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Clem has started testing the iso.
He has some changes he wants done and the KDE CE has been released.
Most of the changes should be easy to do.
I won't get to work on them until the Tuesday.(7th for me)
I should have an iso done that night or the next day.
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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 30)

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Thanks for the update. As in the past, once again eagerly waiting for another example of your fine work. 8)

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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 30)

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Very anxious for the release! Your releases have really been a blessing to the old family desktop and things can only get better :) Your work is very much appreciated.

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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 30)

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when, WHEN, WHEN?
sorry to piss you off if i did, but my laptop is basically headless until mint xfce 7 comes out, so yeah...
thanx for ur patience...

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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 30)

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Clem wanted some changes and a lot of other things came up.
I have finished with the changes and getting ready for the testing stages.
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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 30)

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1st post here and I just wanted to say thanx for all your hard work in getting this completed. Going to use this on my old 1.8Mhz PC with only 512Mb and I am hopping it will be supper fast .

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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(June 30)

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Patience, patience.

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