Salix 15?

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Re: Salix 15?

Post by gapan » 11. Apr 2022, 21:11

Damn. Distrowatch picked it up before I was able to write a proper announcement. I guess the cat's out of the bag now...

https://sourceforge.net/projects/salix/files/15.0/
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Re: Salix 15?

Post by djemos » 11. Apr 2022, 22:06

Great news. I already downloaded it. :-)

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Re: Salix 15?

Post by EricC » 12. Apr 2022, 03:22

Haven't seen anything on Distrowatch yet, but definitely pulling the alpha down. Thanks!!!
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Re: Salix 15?

Post by Artim » 12. Apr 2022, 07:24

YESSSSS! This is going to be awesome!

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Re: Salix 15?

Post by Papasot » 12. Apr 2022, 07:39

coyotl wrote:
11. Apr 2022, 20:37
I will probably keep the 14.2 installation I'm typing this on unchanged. Everything works on this 10+ yo desktop machine (old gaming pc I bought used.
And it is the most stable linux I know of. As long as you are on older hardware no problem.
Well, not exactly. There is no doubt it is rock-solid stable, I am not arguing about that. However I am not sure about the "no problem" part.

First, even ancient hardware can be used for programming, and 14.2 shows its age in this context. gcc 5.5.0 is outdated, at least for me. Many features were added since then. Most GNU/Linux distributions come with gcc 11.2.0 nowadays. The workaround is to compile a newer gcc version and use it as a second compiler suite, but you can't do that forever, and compiling gcc from source is not a trivial task, especially when installation details change from version to version (which happens quite often lately).

Second, many third-party applications won't run at 14.2 anymore, simply because they expect glibc 2.27 in your system (which is what most distros come with now, but 14.2 has glibc 2.23 instead). There is no acceptable workaround about that. Sometimes it is possible to get the application running with a simple "hack", but usually you will need to compile from source, and that might be hard or even impossible because of outdated dependencies that application has.

Mainly for those reasons, I will switch to 15.0 when available, after testing the anticipated alpha/beta releases.
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Re: Salix 15?

Post by mimosa » 12. Apr 2022, 07:43

Just going to install it now. See you on the other side!

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Re: Salix 15?

Post by mimosa » 12. Apr 2022, 08:12

After selecting the language, I drop back into the BIOS's boot device selection list. If I choose the USB stick I dd'd the iso to, the same thing happens again.

By the way is there a better place than this to report issues?

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Re: Salix 15?

Post by coyotl » 12. Apr 2022, 12:53

Re Papasot: "However I am not sure about the "no problem" part."
Sure, agree. I was referring to desktop use with hardware covered by the codebase. I have had driver problems and such.
But it is extremely solid. You don't see the glitches and freezes of other distros, application issues etc. The 1 app per use/area
approach is set up so well. I can have 2-3 distros + Windows for gaming installed and then boot into Salix when the others fail.
Something the other distros should aim for.

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Re: Salix 15?

Post by EricC » 12. Apr 2022, 15:22

I can verify #1 with VMware. Hyper-V at least provided a useful message about bzImage cannot be found.

I just did a minimal install in BIOS mode that succeeded on VMware Workstation. I also saw the unrar message but like you everything else went fine and the install finished.

I can verify #4 with VMware.

I created a new post viewtopic.php?f=16&t=8333 with what issues I have encountered so far.
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Re: Salix 15?

Post by hugok » 12. Apr 2022, 21:29

Yes it is already in distrowatch!
Maybe now they will change the Salix state from "dormant" to active :?
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