Salix KDE 14.0beta1

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Salix KDE 14.0beta1

Post by djemos » 16. Dec 2012, 07:27

Salix KDE 14.0beta1 is ready for testing.

Changes are:
KDE version is 4.8.5.
Firefox has been replaced by qupzilla for surfing the web.
bangarang has been upgrade to 2.1, clementine has been upgrade to 1.0.1.
Sakis3g, is included for supporting 3G mobile internet connectivity.
OpenJRE 7 is included in full mode installation and OpenJDK 7 is available through the repositories for people that want to develop Java software. The icedtea-web browser plugin has also been included, so Java applets can work inside the browser without a problem.

In 32 bit iso image there is support for old CPU's also.

You can download the ISOs from here:

32bits: (size: 971 MB, md5: 5e1bac46fed7bd40243fc5e204a2b847 )
http://sourceforge.net/projects/salix/f ... o/download

64bits: (size: 914 MB, md5: 969d4b16a976079a7017138a00842580 )
http://sourceforge.net/projects/salix/f ... o/download

Thanks for testing!

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Re: Salix KDE 14.0beta1

Post by aurlaent » 19. Dec 2012, 03:15

Looking good.

A couple of cosmetic ideas.
There's a mozilla-firefox entry in the Favorites section of the KDE application launcher.
The qupzilla homepage could be set to http://salixos.org/start
Any reason not to use wicd-kde?

Everything I've tested is working as expected.

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Re: Salix KDE 14.0beta1

Post by djemos » 19. Dec 2012, 07:32

mozilla-firefox entry in the Favorites section of the KDE application launcher replaced by qupzilla entry.
The qupzilla homepage set to http://www.salixos.org/start from http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/Home
I prefer wicd. I think its interface is better than wicd-kde.

Thank you for testing.

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Re: Salix KDE 14.0beta1

Post by Akuna » 18. Feb 2013, 22:00

I confirm there is still what seems to be a remnant of mozilla-firefox entry in the favorite, but dead and without icon.

Apart from that, at first sight everything seem to work well on this full 32 bit install. Wifi is ok... French keyboard OK...

I suppose in KDE Localization is not fully included for lack of space. Terminal is in French as should be, but KDE environment stayed in English.

I'll have to play with it a few days and report back.

Very nice work. :)
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Re: Salix KDE 14.0beta1

Post by djemos » 20. Feb 2013, 16:50

mozilla-firefox entry in the favorite has been fixed on user-settings-kde.
KDE Localization is not fully included for lack of space. Iso image would be a lot more than a GB.
Qt's size has been reduced from 160MB to 20MB. So iso image can be less than a GB.

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Re: Salix KDE 14.0beta1

Post by mimosa » 23. Feb 2013, 11:13

As posted on the ML, KDE x86_64 boots into runlevel 3 when installed as Basic.

The release is looking great and I recommend more users to try it out so it can be fully tested! If you don't have a spare partition, but do have reasonably powerful hardware, you can test it in a VM such as VirtualBox.

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Re: Salix KDE 14.0beta1

Post by f.bluedevil » 23. Feb 2013, 20:33

I loaded this into a VM this morning. No issues, wireless, audio, video all working. .... so my only issue is, as soon as I get back to report my findings, I see a new release candidate is out ..grrr ;)

Ok, it's a good thing

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Re: Salix KDE 14.0beta1

Post by mimosa » 23. Feb 2013, 22:42

But the new beta release is Openbox. This KDE beta still needs testing as much as possible.
Thank you for testing!

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Re: Salix KDE 14.0beta1

Post by f.bluedevil » 24. Feb 2013, 01:12

But the new beta release is Openbox.
Yep - I was just looking at the 14.Obeta1/14.Obeta2 part of the subject line and assumed it was a new release. I guess those elementary teacher's were right when they said I was 'attention span' challenged..

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Re: Salix KDE 14.0beta1

Post by f.bluedevil » 27. Feb 2013, 19:00

Running the 32b Beta in Virtualbox I get the following message when in: System Manger > Desktop Effects > General Tab
Desktop effects are not available on this system due to the following issues:
Required X extentions (XComposite and XDamage) are not available.
A slapt-get search shows libXcomposite and libXdamage both installed on my machine. I'm not sure if the problem is related to the virtualbox environment or an issue with the beta and I am not seeking a solution. Just reporting an issue for developer(s) if it is an issue with the beta.

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