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arrowhead
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't wait for 10001, how is it going and what's the eta? :D
I messed up my 10000 install and decided to try Suse again (I bought it before I'd tried Blag), I can't fix a few of the bugs in Suse so I am comming back to Blag FOR GOOD :lol: and I thought I'd wait for the new version before formatting and starting again.

David

jebba
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ETA? Well...

It's pretty close to ready. I'm waiting for Dag to make kernel-module-* for the 2.4.22-2197 errata kernel (the most recent FC1 kernel release). I've emailed him about it, but he's a tad busy right now. Matthias (freshrpms) just did the 2197 modules for alsa. Also there's a couple icons here & there.

Anything you particularily like(d) about SUSE that could be rolled into blag?

-Jeff

jebba
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blagCanyon will remain the default desktop in 10kX. Bluecurve does come with BLAG though. You can just change your theme and you'll get the stock bluecurve.

-Jeff

jebba
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason, pico is usually a part of pine, which has been dropped by a number of distros due to licensing issues.

BLAG has nano in it, which is quite similar to pico. Lightweight and intuitve.

http://www.nano-editor.org/

Jason
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah thanks for the tip. I didn't know that. Duh Jason!

Regarding Suse, the only good thing I found was a Live CD :) I am guessing BLAG is a no go on that front. However some antiMac people no longer want their old Macs. So the question I ask is do we still have a Mac version of BLAG?

jebba
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason wrote:
Regarding Suse, the only good thing I found was a Live CD :) I am guessing BLAG is a no go on that front.


Well, its possible if someone wants to whip one up. I suggest dynebolic for live cd:
http://dynebolic.org

Jason wrote:
However some antiMac people no longer want their old Macs. So the question I ask is do we still have a Mac version of BLAG?


I did a pretty ancient version of PPC-BLAG as sort of a test/experiment. Its not available anymore... I don't have any plans to do a PPC version at the moment. There are folks working on Fedora-PPC and there's yellowdog of course. Dag, freshrpms, etc. don't do PPC versions either. Basically, it would take installing Fedora-PPC/YDL, and taking all the *blag*, *dag*, *.fr.* SRPMS and rpmbuilding them.

-Jeff

jebba
PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I now see (& remember) that freshrpms has builds for yellowdog 3 (PPC).
arrowhead
PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suse has a few nice touches. I find as a newbie to linux that YaST is very good, having all the settings in one place with an easy to follow graphical interface makes life easier (thats the windows user in me I suppose :) ). I like the Suse Watcher as well (a tool that sits on the taskbar and alerts you when there are new updates).
I didn't get a chance to try my digital camera with Blag, but the package used in Suse for getting photos off your camera is great, it's called Digikam. I will make a comparison when I put Blag back on my PC later next week (I've had enough of scratchy audio and xine crashing :( ).

David

TSS_Killer
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jebba,how far away are we from 10001 now? I'd love to know.
jebba
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it's still at the same status as before. I guess when you see a file with the number "2197" in the filename at:
http://dag.wieers.com/packages/kernel-module-ndiswrapper/

then the ball is back in my court. ;)

I'm also posting tidbits to my blog http://jebba.blagblagblag.org/

-Jeff

kazim
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:00 pm    Post subject: rezound Reply with quote

Has anyone worked with rezound? What dyu think?
http://rezound.sourceforge.net/ss.shtml

jebba
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rezound was in blag 8k era. I yanked it as it was taking lots of space. Well, rezound itself wasn't big, but it required some other libraries that only it needed.

I also think that audacity is much better, but I haven't looked at rezound in awhile.

-Jeff

kazim
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:13 pm    Post subject: Suse features Reply with quote

And something really cool about SUSE is the inclusion of rekall, the database frontend. Its as easy to create and build frontends for databases as it is in m$ access. And that is damn easy. Scripting is done with Python. Be nice to have a good RPM of it for 10000, and for 9002 as well :)

Its too large for inclusion on the CD (the rpm of Beta4 that I built is about 58MB!), but would be nice to have in the repository or DVD.

jebba
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rekall has been recently GPL'd. It was proprietary before. Now it's under a weird dual license.

For those of you that want URLs:
http://www.thekompany.com/products/rekall/
http://www.totalrekall.co.uk/
http://www.rekallrevealed.org/

I'm seeing what it's like to package right now...

Would a QT-only MySQL-only version be fine? It can do KDE and a bunch of other DBs and ODBC as well.

-Jeff

Jason
PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a lot of the server stuff can be put into the repository because for a server to serve a purpose it will need some form of connectivity to another computer and this would most likely include the net. So yeah the large MySQL could be an optional repository package.
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