Salix 13.1beta1 released

Salix 13.1beta1 released

Postby gapan » 14. May 2010, 14:22

Here is Salix 13.1beta1, coming shortly after the announcement of Slackware 13.1beta1. It's available in both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures and it's another step towards the final release of Salix 13.1. Most bugs should be fixed by now and the result should be really close to what the final release is going to be.

Changes since 13.1alpha1:
* simple-scan replaces Xsane
* evince replaces epdfview
* cryptsetup and mdadm have been added, making it easier to setup lvm
* installer does not autoreboot after completion, but prompts the user to select between rebooting, or exiting the installation to the command line. Should also help with setting up lvm.
* upgraded kernel to version 2.6.33.3
* bluez has been upgraded to version 4
* fixed the locale setup window during installation having the right size
* timezones are now presented alphabetically during installation
* the default gdm theme has been updated and cleaned up
* many more packages upgraded and rebuilt for current. Several deprecated packages have been removed from the repositories. You can check the ChangeLog files in the current repositories if you want a complete list of them.

Other changes since Salix 13.0.2:
* New and improved gtk system tools!
* Better support out of the box for Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other languages. Configuring SCIM is now part of the installer
* Fixed missing mkfs.msdos symlink in the 32-bits version.
* Fixed installation of LILO in manual mode in the installer.
* Hopefully fixed rarely (and randomly) occuring bug with fontconfig getting stuck at the end of installation.
* Fixed false detection of vfat and ntfs with no OS installed as windows partitions.
* Fixed properly identifying scsi hard drives and ram disks during installation.
* Fixed missing fonts that caused some screensavers to crash.
* Improved boot times
* Renamed confusingly named buttons when setting up user accounts.
* New artwork.
* Added salix-man package that provides a manpage with an overview of admininstration commands for Salix. Run "man salix" for more.
* Brasero replaces xfburn. It seems to work better with most people's hardware.
* Parole replaces Totem
* Viewnior replaces Ristretto
* Added Pitivi non-linear video editor
* Removed splashy, it doesn't work with KMS.

You can download the iso images from our sourceforge project page:
32-bit: http://sourceforge.net/projects/salix/f ... o/download (md5sum: e4d41f08db9a6c4e2ea7dbd48750f6a8)
64-bit: http://sourceforge.net/projects/salix/f ... o/download (md5sum: e7a374aadd594d7945eef00b496b5f4c)

Please report any bugs you might find, so we can squash them before reaching 13.1. ;)

Have fun!
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Re: Salix 13.1beta1 released

Postby fredg » 14. May 2010, 21:08

Great!

French announcement here : http://fredgnix.blogspot.com/2010/05/sa ... beta1.html
And copy/paste to our salix fossunet blog : http://fossnet.linux-hardcore.com/pg/bl ... ta1-is-out

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Re: Salix 13.1beta1 released

Postby Duncan_Idaho » 15. May 2010, 02:25

a beta release, nice!
gapan wrote:Changes since 13.1alpha1:
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* timezones are now presented alphabetically during installation
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YAAAAAAY!!!! :D
it was so annoying to search America/Santiago from the unsorted locale list! thank you!

I'm downloading an ISO to play around in the weekend :P
thank you guys for this awesome distro! :mrgreen:
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Re: Salix 13.1beta1 released

Postby damNageHack » 15. May 2010, 09:47

Please allow my feedback also here ...
gapan wrote:Changes since 13.1alpha1:
* simple-scan replaces Xsane

Why? What are the better features?
gapan wrote:* cryptsetup and mdadm have been added, making it easier to setup lvm
* installer does not autoreboot after completion, but prompts the user to select between rebooting, or exiting the installation to the command line. Should also help with setting up lvm.

Sorry, but I do not see the point what lvm has to do with cryptsetup, mdadm (and maybe installer). Please give more information ;)
gapan wrote:Other changes since Salix 13.0.2:
* Viewnior replaces Ristretto

Why? What are the better features?
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Re: Salix 13.1beta1 released

Postby Shador » 15. May 2010, 12:08

damNageHack wrote:Please allow my feedback also here ...
gapan wrote:Changes since 13.1alpha1:
* simple-scan replaces Xsane

Why? What are the better features?

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 Simple Scan is an easy-to-use application, designed to let users
 connect their scanner and quickly have the image/document in an
 appropriate format.
 Simple Scan is basically a frontend for SANE - which is the same
 backend as XSANE uses. This means that all existing scanners will work
 and the interface is well tested.


damNageHack wrote:
gapan wrote:Other changes since Salix 13.0.2:
* Viewnior replaces Ristretto

Why? What are the better features?

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atk, cairo, cxxlibs|gcc-++, expat, fontconfig, freetype, gcc, glib2, gtk+2, libX11, libXau, libXcomposite, libXcursor, libXdamage, libXdmcp, libXext, libXfixes, libXi, libXinerama, libXrandr, libXrender, libpng, libxcb, pango, pixman, zlib

vs
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atk, cairo, dbus, dbus-glib, e2fsprogs, expat, fontconfig, freetype, gamin, glib2, gtk+2, hal, libICE, libSM, libX11, libXau, libXcomposite, libXcursor, libXdamage, libXdmcp, libXext, libXfixes, libXi, libXinerama, libXrandr, libXrender, libexif, libjpeg, libpng, libxcb, pango, pixman, startup-notification, xfce, zlib


damNageHack wrote:Sorry, but I do not see the point what lvm has to do with cryptsetup, mdadm (and maybe installer). Please give more information ;)

It's pretty obvious that he's referring to cryptsetup+lvm setups and mdadm was probably added along for additional RAID support.


Is it really necessary to ask here in such a obtrusive way.
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Re: Salix 13.1beta1 released

Postby gapan » 15. May 2010, 17:53

damNageHack wrote:Why? What are the better features?

Try them and you'll find out for yourself.
damNageHack wrote:
gapan wrote:Should also help with setting up lvm.


OK, I'm probably missing a "with" there.
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Re: Salix 13.1beta1 released

Postby pwatk » 15. May 2010, 23:30

And I thought my four year old said "why" alot :lol:
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Re: Salix 13.1beta1 released

Postby damNageHack » 16. May 2010, 06:14

Shador + gapan, thanks for your additional information.
Keep the informative way, being not destructive. ;)
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Re: Salix 13.1beta1 released

Postby Akuna » 16. May 2010, 12:01

pwatk wrote:And I thought my four year old said "why" alot :lol:
:lol:


Bug? If I print directly from firefox or thunderbird to any of my printers (usb, lpt, network...) I get a black page.
Workaround: I have to first print to a pdf file & then print that pdf file.

This has been a problem for me with any 13.1 edition & with any upgrade (including the latest CUPS upgrade)

Anyone else experienced this as well or am I the only one?

Another Bug? viewtopic.php?p=5385#p5385
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Re: Salix 13.1beta1 released

Postby JRD » 17. May 2010, 08:35

Printing's working for me (Borther DCP 560CN over Ethernet network)
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