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Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(July 10)

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:57 pm
by kneekoo
Indra, this release is still very new and it only serves testing. On the other hand, it takes some time to propagate it to more mirrors so people can download it from multiple sources and NOT choke the only available server. Give it a little time.

Regarding the software base, I think it should be clear enough it's Xubuntu + Mint apps and patches to some known bugs in Xubuntu.
Regarding the final release, I suspect it will happen in maximum two weeks if no major bugs come to surface during the testing period. I has passed the standard Mint tests if it got published so it is now up to us to try it on our machines and offer feedback. I'm doing it as I type. Try it yourself and you will quickly see what's in it. I like it already.

Here's a list of useful software on the RC live CD:
1. Office: OpenOffice.org 3.0.1
2. Internet + E-mail: Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11 (with Flash), Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.22 with Lightning, Provider for Google Calendar and Timezone definitions for Mozilla Calendar extensions
3. Networking: pyNeighborhood 0.4, GPRS Easy Connect 3.0.1, Chestnut Dialer 0.3.3
4. Chat: Pidgin 2.5.5, XChat 2.8.6
5. Audio/Video: Brasero 2.26.1, Exaile 0.2.14, Gnome MPlayer 0.9.4
6. Graphics: Gimp 2.6.6, Scanner Utility 1.0.19
7. Accessories: Catfish 0.3.2 (file search utility), Mousepad 0.2.16 (text editor)

Java is also pre-installed and all this on Xfce 4.6.0. I tested the live CD on VirtualBox 3.0.2 in Windows XP and it performs very very well.

Is this enough information?

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(July 10)

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:32 pm
by merlwiz79
The Release announcement isn't made until all the mirrors have the iso for download.
It has officially be released.
Read more: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=962
Bug thread: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=143&t=29486

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(July 10)

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:01 pm
by rekik
Downloaded and installed at home and at work : seems stable, polished and fast. Very impressed by the new pyNeighborhood.
Thank you Merlwiz79

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(July 10)

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:57 pm
by Gumbotron
if i install this version will i be able to upgrade to the official release?

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(July 10)

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:03 pm
by richyrich
Hey Gumbotron . . read the official release blog - it's on the main page!

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(July 10)

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:10 pm
by Gumbotron
where is the answer. the blog was the first thing i saw. a guy asked the same question and it wasnt answered. what im askin is if i download the rc will i be able to do a upgrade to the stable release or will i have to do a clean install?

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(July 10)

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:09 pm
by Aging Technogeek
If you install the RC and keep up with the level 1 and 2 updates, you should pretty much have the stable release automatically. If anything not included in the updates is needed, an upgrade path will be posted in the Mint blog shortly after the stable release comes out.

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

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:32 am
by houms
merlwiz79 wrote:
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.
I would be happy to donate a machine to the project. Though I really do want to get involved in the process and help anywhere you think I can, I also don't want to hold you up. I am all for helping to put together the 64bit version and help maintaining it, but would defer the decision to you as to what works best. Seeing how you are already the mint xfce developer, I don't want to step on any toes.... I have a system with amd x2 64 athlon +4200 cpu I can donate. Let me know what Clem says. Looking forward to getting involved.

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(July 10)

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:12 pm
by abushcrafter

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(Aug 09)

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:32 pm
by merlwiz79
Sorry for the long delay in updates.
My wife had a knee scope done and I've been busy taking her to her appointments.
She can't stand longer than 15 Mins so it makes a lot of things difficult.
I don't mind it but it takes me away from working on the CE.

One good thing is, if you have the RC installed you'll only have to update a few packages.
I have to update about 4 packages.(I think that's all)
Then rebuild and test the ISO.
I hope to get the packages and the iso done tonight.
If I can I'll get the testing done early tomorrow morning.

I just got a few things around the house to do before I get started.

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(Aug 09)

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:50 pm
by exploder
Thanks for the update. I hope your Wife gets her knee problem straitened out.

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(Aug 09)

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:58 pm
by abushcrafter
I dears for apps:

Peazip instead of file roller

Smplayer instead of mplayer GUI

Gwenview for default image viewer if not gThumb, GQview

Mousepad replaced with: (following order of highest priority)
Notepad++ via Wine
Tea (latest NOT in repositories)
Geany
Scite

k3b or other? instead of brarseo

Search Monkey instead of catfish

pyRenamer or Metamorphose(?)

SAMBA!

Fte/efte(?) instead of nano

Midnight Commander

ZGV if space.

Other Notes:
Software Sources is disposable in my opinion.
All packages to be updated

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(July 10)

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:17 pm
by DavidS
[quote="abushcrafter"]I have had a look at Zwopper's wallpapers and these ones are my favourite ones for this CE.


I like this one the best! Looks modern and clean. Not over done. To the creator: WELL DONE!!

http://zwopper.deviantart.com/art/Mint- ... h-82527698

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(Aug 10)

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:51 pm
by merlwiz79
I have uploaded the iso for testing.
Hopefully it will pass and become the Final release.
The updated packages has been added to the Community repo already.

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(July 10)

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:49 am
by abushcrafter
DavidS wrote:
abushcrafter wrote:I have had a look at Zwopper's wallpapers and these ones are my favourite ones for this CE.
I like this one the best! Looks modern and clean. Not over done. To the creator: WELL DONE!!

http://zwopper.deviantart.com/art/Mint- ... h-82527698
LINK = DEAD

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(Aug 10)

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:04 am
by RichardH

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(Aug 10)

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:37 am
by abushcrafter

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(July 10)

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:24 am
by Zwopper
Thank you all! :oops:
My guess is that it will feature the same wallpapers as the main edition though. :)

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(Aug 10)

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:30 am
by sambler
Synaptic, apt-get and aptitude still want to remove mint-meta-main and mint-meta-gnome before installing mint-meta-xfce.

Synaptic and apt-get also want to remove mint-artwork-gnome, libavcodec52 and libavutil49.

No chance, then, of having gnome and xfce desktops on the same partition?

Re: XFCE CE 7 Gloria Development update(Aug 10)

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:47 am
by emorrp1
sambler: the meta packages can be safely removed. The libav stuff was explained in the RC bug thread as simply changing the installed versions. You can have XFCE and Gnome editions installed simultaneously, however there is still a conflict with the mint-artwork-* packages, of which you can only install one, which may look a bit strange at first, but will still work.