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Gloria RC 1

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 10:14 am
by tdapple
Just installed the Gloria RC1 on my laptop. Great job clem and guys....I really like the new look. I also like the pre-sets and changes to mintmenu.

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 11:39 am
by Joejc
I didn't know it was out where can I download?

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 11:49 am
by tdapple

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 1:34 pm
by kwisher
How can one enable the root account and remove the "quotes" from the terminal window? There use to be a Mint utility to do this after install.

Other than that, hats off to Clem and the Mint team. What a great release!

TIA

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 2:19 pm
by clem
kwisher: The root password is now enabled by default, it's the same as your user's password. This will be explained and underlined in the announcements. For the fortunes you need to edit your bashrc... it's supposed to be moved to mintDesktop but it didn't make it in time..

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:01 pm
by icefire
Thanks for the info TDAPPLE. Am downloading as we speak. Thanks to Clem and the gang for the hard work in getting Mint 7 on the road.

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 10:07 pm
by lexon
Yes, I like it a lot. Just posted in About Mint Editions. Nice work from only a users level of experience.

lexon

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 6:26 am
by cyfer
Being just as impatient as you guys I'd like to download this release candidate and install it.
BUT - If installing it means that when the final release comes out, I have to reinstall everything or if complications would rise by upgrading I'd rather wait.

Can anybody confirm or disregard my worries? Can I just install this RC1 and just receive normal updates until and after the final release.

Thanks :)

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 6:45 am
by emorrp1
cyfer, with development versions there's always a small risk, but that said, the whole point of a Release Candidate is that clem, exploder and the rest of team think it's ready for release, and just want to open it up to the community (e.g. to test on a much wider variety of hardware). Yes, there are likely to be changes made before the final release, but no, you shouldn't have to reinstall completely, you should just be able to do a simple upgrade (or possibly a slightly complicated one if dependencies change).

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 6:52 am
by cyfer
Okay yeah I figured. As long as the upgrade from RC to FR will be just as good as a fresh install of the FR :)

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:21 am
by GoustiFruit
mintMenu is always improving, I like the new "favorites" layout, with separators ! Fonts are maybe too small for "All applications" but I understand the need to display full names and more information on these items...

Also, mintWelcome is well done, the contributing buttons are really asking to be clicked :-)

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:26 am
by tdapple
GoustiFruit wrote: Fonts are maybe too small for "All applications" but I understand the need to display full names and more information on these items...
I really enjoy the smaller font....I am a big fan of tiny tiny fonts .... they make my desktop look larger

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:29 am
by Zwopper
This firefox theme blends perfectly as well!

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:51 am
by Dupoint
Does mint come with a partition editor like gparted?

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:22 am
by emorrp1
It (almost) certainly does, at least in the live CD bit. To be honest though the partitioner built into ubiquity (the installer) is good enough for even the most complicated tasks in manual mode (I believe it uses gparted as a backend). And yes, you can definitely get it from the repo if necessary.

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:48 am
by Dupoint
cool, :D

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:43 am
by cyfer
Wow it feels and looks great...
Can't believe the gnome do appl. has been removed though... ? :\

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 11:54 am
by kwisher
Where & how should bugs for Mint-7 RC1 be reported?

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 12:08 pm
by shane
kwisher wrote:Where & how should bugs for Mint-7 RC1 be reported?
Wait for official RC release... with release notes a feedback thread and the works...

Re: Gloria RC 1

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 12:36 pm
by emorrp1
oops, didn't really notice it hadn't been officially released. I have only noticed a few minor issues so far.

Cyfer: gnome do is there, but this time it's not running by default. You can select it from the accessories menu. Note that its default keybinding conflicts with mintMenu's, so you might want to change it.