Wishlist for porteus 3.1

New features which should be implemented in Porteus; suggestions are welcome. All questions or problems with testing releases (alpha, beta, or rc) should go in their relevant thread here, rather than the Bug Reports section.
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Re: Wishlist for porteus 3.1

Post#121 by Ed_P » 30 Jul 2015, 15:01

claude wrote:I know it has already been covered (LXDE is maintained by just one person
And Porteus is maintained by just two.
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Re: Wishlist for porteus 3.1

Post#122 by donald » 30 Jul 2015, 18:14

Well, a user should choose the desktop that makes him/her happy!
but IMHO
LXDE is really not that light, (only because of less goodies), compared to XFCE and
the XFCE-version is that fast, I don´t need to "downgrade" to LXDE,
even on older machines.

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Re: Wishlist for porteus 3.1

Post#123 by Rava » 21 Aug 2015, 00:06

Same here, when I do the same comparison.

Now, when we had an X environment like Tiny core http://www.tinycorelinux.net/ running FLTK. Sure, it uses busybox and has not a real full bash, but it's small xz compressed modules and overall ideas is impressive. Hopefully Port is able to incorporate one or more ideas of TCL.
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Re: Wishlist for porteus 3.1

Post#124 by brokenman » 21 Aug 2015, 20:44

I started adding slackonly to USM a few months back but the syncing of the server was SUPER slow, and I desisted. I will try to add it for the next version. Thanks for the heads up about the faster server. He does a really great job maintaining the repo.
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Re: Wishlist for porteus 3.1

Post#125 by Rava » 23 Aug 2015, 15:07

When it comes to package providers, seems Freestylers is dead. He was not seen in months on here, and his site gives errors when trying to download any of the modules,
Or is that just me having these issues?
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Re: Wishlist for porteus 3.1

Post#126 by francois » 26 Aug 2015, 23:15

As you wrote. The site does not work to retreive packages. Something might have happened to our terrible boy. :(
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Re: Wishlist for porteus 3.1

Post#127 by Ed_P » 27 Aug 2015, 03:12

I just downloaded 2 files from http://freestyler.porteus-apps.org/slackware/. One x86_64 bit, one i386 bit. Each about 45 MB.
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Re: Wishlist for porteus 3.1

Post#128 by Rava » 27 Aug 2015, 17:51

Ed_P wrote:I just downloaded 2 files from http://freestyler.porteus-apps.org/slackware/. One x86_64 bit, one i386 bit. Each about 45 MB.
I tried some from http://porteus-apps.org and indeed they can be downloaded. :D (One xzm was hosted on https://app.box.com , so that one not counts as a download from porteus-apps.org)

Also, there are now again new entries on the main page, not written by freestyler but "Submitted by PaulBY"
Half good, since my User account still not works. Tried requesting a new password, but received no email from porteus-apps.org ... :cry:
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Re: Wishlist for porteus 3.1

Post#129 by blue4meridian » 27 Aug 2015, 20:24

Salutations... :good:

IMHO... :oops: the "best" repo alternatives that I've seen to date are Slackonly and Slackpack.
They should be added to the USM so I won't have to download from pkgs.org :wall:

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Re: Wishlist for porteus 3.1

Post#130 by Rava » 27 Aug 2015, 21:25

blue4meridian,

do you have info how long Slackonly and Slackpack have been around already? And who is hosting the sites, and how they are paid for. The info is valid in determining if the sites will be still available and having good download speed half a year or 2 years from now...
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Re: Wishlist for porteus 3.1

Post#131 by blue4meridian » 28 Aug 2015, 23:31

Salutations... :good:

https://slackonly.com/blog/
http://sotirov-bg.net/slackpack/about.cgi?q=site

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Re: Wishlist for porteus 3.1

Post#132 by Rava » 29 Aug 2015, 04:52

You will help your cause (wanting these repos included) by quoting the most relevant parts, e.g. constant uptime from beginning to now... Just a tip. Cause, you know, the one including or excluding repos in usm is a busy man.
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Re: Wishlist for porteus 3.1

Post#133 by blue4meridian » 29 Aug 2015, 05:16

Salutations... :good:

It seems the greatest strength (only one?) of the Slackpack/Slackonly repos is not "uptime"... :unknown:
it's "update". They are the most update repos... (seemingly?) almost to the point of being nightly.

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Re: Wishlist for porteus 3.1

Post#134 by brokenman » 29 Aug 2015, 21:33

I've emailed Panagiotis (maintainer of slackonly) to see if the fast mirrors can offer rsync. Without this I can't add it to USM. At the moment the syncs are automated and I don't have to look at it.

EDIT:
2 minute response time for my email from Panagiotis. Nice.
I've synced the 64bit repository, but the 32 bit repo is missing a ChangeLog.txt which is vital for USM to know when something was changed.
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Re: Wishlist for porteus 3.1

Post#135 by blue4meridian » 31 Aug 2015, 10:40

Salutations... :good:

Sounds like a plan. Outstanding!... :Yahoo!:

Best Regards... :beer:

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