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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 11:09 pm 
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Yet another spin.

This updates:
cups
cups-libs
postgresql-libs
firefox <---

And finally adds synaptic.

The file comps.xml has been resync'd a bit, so the installer should include more applications in the list than it did previously.

The repository has been updated as well.

ftp://ftp.blagblagblag.org/pub/BLAG/linux/50000/en/iso

Happy camping.

-Jeff


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 1:43 am 
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jebba wrote:
Yet another spin.

This updates:
cups
cups-libs
postgresql-libs
firefox <---

And finally adds synaptic.

The file comps.xml has been resync'd a bit, so the installer should include more applications in the list than it did previously.

The repository has been updated as well.

ftp://ftp.blagblagblag.org/pub/BLAG/linux/50000/en/iso

Happy camping.

-Jeff


hello Jeff :) woooow.. I bet the stable version of 50k is indeed coming really soon huh :)

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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 2:53 am 
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logicmaster wrote:
hello Jeff :) woooow.. I bet the stable version of 50k is indeed coming really soon huh :)


There are still a number of things that need sorting/finalizing such as:

* picking package updater (synaptic, yumex, pirut, smart?)
* fixing icons (somehow they are getting cropped)
* upgrades
* good customized VoIP software for blasterisk (perhaps ekiga, kphone, iaxcomm etc)
* good podcast client
* clean up installer issues
* selinux=0 other tweaks (system-config-securitylevel, rebuild anaconda)
* whatever else i've missed, such as stuff in the 50k requests thread

50k will almost certainly be out in June.

-Jeff


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 4:22 am 
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jebba wrote:
50k will almost certainly be out in June. -Jeff


Nice. Forgive my ignorance, but I have been a bit confused about what the string of 49.whatever isos are for a bit now.

I seem to have hopelessly mangled one of the 30k systems I have here (at least enough to want to start all over with it), and even downloaded 12, or 13 maybe, of the 49k, but after two failed burnings that wouldn't work for an install, I decided perhaps a bit of patience might be in order after all.

Good to know that it will pay off so soon.
I'm sure the details are maddening, though I don't know a thing about the process
-just grateful it's still in motion.

Thanks,
S.


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 4:52 am 
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The string of 49k releases are just test releases until the final BLAG50000 release ("blag50k").

There have been BLAG snapshots based on Fedora Core 5, and Fedora's prereleases since like last December.

The alpha (test) releases are meant so people can see what the final blag will be like, so they can give suggestions, find bugs, etc. As test releases progress they get closer & closer to the final CD. Sometimes the test releases can get worse before they get better though. At this point, the base is pretty stable and there shouldn't be any radical changes.

-Jeff


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 2:13 pm 
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something weird afoot with this new CUPS, the test page at least. it comes out eventually, but in little bits printed over about 20 sheets of paper. is this happening to anyone else? other printing seems fine.

Using HP Inkjet 1000 / hpijs, by the way.


Cheers

Bob

ps feel free to move this to support if required.


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 2:15 pm 
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pps... sooo good to see the reappearance of synaptic

cheers for the hard work jeff


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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 12:50 am 
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According to the latest Distrowatch Weekly Newsletter, the newest version of APT that just entered Debian Sid now requires much, much smaller downloads when doing 'apt-get upgrade'.

The Ubuntu after Dapper will be using Smart package manger, which should help with exposure to this supposedly great program. Also, many people are upset at the failure of the newest package manager to work in SUSE 10.1. A common solution is to use Smart. Just out of curiosity, I'd like to see Smart, especially when you consider that APT for RPM is no longer officially supported (I believe the person who oversaw this program went on to create Smart).


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 Post subject: Updater.....
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 11:48 am 
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"picking package updater (synaptic, yumex, pirut, smart?)"

..casting my vote for Synaptic. :O)

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 12:29 pm 
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farfnarf wrote:
"picking package updater (synaptic, yumex, pirut, smart?)"

..casting my vote for Synaptic. :O)


another here, although i'd certainly give smart a try.

i've had too much hassle with yumex; it would need a pretty spectacular trick up its sleeve to get me on side...


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yea I read that yumex and yum are very very slow. I also read that rpm is fast but synaptic is the best in terms of Speed / GUI. So just like you guys.. I give my vote to Synaptic

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 12:02 am 
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synaptic is cool, but tied to apt-get which is pretty much depracated by lots of groups, so it could be problematic down the road.

smart looks good, but i haven't done one set up with the blag repos yet. Look for me to package it up next week and we can do the final GUI package manager showdown. :)

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 4:53 pm 
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jebba wrote
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smart looks good, but i haven't done one set up with the blag repos yet. Look for me to package it up next week and we can do the final GUI package manager showdown. :)

In that case i'll leave my vote until I test drive Smart.....it'll have to be pretty smart to shake me from Synaptic ;)
Great work Jeff and Crew, 50K is looking cool.......long live Blag ;@

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