Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist

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Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist

Postby brokenman » 08 May 2016, 20:38

Where is KDE4?
The decision was made to go with kde5 as it seems relatively stable. It is a little large but that should improve over time as the transition to an exclusive qt5 and kde5 environment is made. At the moment there is a mix of kde4/kde5.

Where is lxqt?
The decision was made to leave lxqt out of the rc2 release until a suitable network management can be integrated with a usable panel icon.

Why is it bigger than the last release?
A more complete firmware set was added meaning a wider cross section of users will have better compatibility with new hardware. The base modules are larger than the previous release because we wanted better compatibility across the board with third party packages. If you are looking for a super lightweight, secure and customizable environment, please take a look at Porteus Kiosk.

What is new?
Updates of browsers can now be performed from a root console:
update-chrome (64bit only)
update-firefox
update-opera
update-palemoon
Please use these to update your browser as they integrate the duckduckgo default search engine which helps Porteus financially.

Office apps can also be updated in this way:
update-libreoffice
update-wps-office

What's next?
An option to update Porteus will be added in the final release. It will check for base module updates and security patches. This will pave the way for a slackware-current version of Porteus that can be incrementally updated.
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Re: Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist

Postby francois » 09 May 2016, 01:34

Thanks for working so hard for the community. It is sincerely appeciated.
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Postby Bogomips » 09 May 2016, 02:25

^ So much so that we are trying to set about raising an appeal for the 4 days you had to take off in order to bring this about. :Bravo:
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Postby brokenman » 09 May 2016, 03:07

So much so that we are trying to set about raising an appeal for the 4 days you had to take off in order to bring this about.
That was a 1 day (US) holiday which converts to 4 days Brasil style. :beer:
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Re: Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist

Postby Jack » 10 May 2016, 00:32

I went to the download area and found updates in the 486 area in the x86_64 update there were no files. My question is will or they just not there yet?
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Re: Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist

Postby donald » 10 May 2016, 00:58

@ Jack
These updates do not belong to rc2 -- look at the date = Jan-2015.. :wink:
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Re: Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist

Postby brokenman » 10 May 2016, 01:12

@Jack
Yes those updates are for Porteus-v3.1. An rc3 will be released which will contain an update mechanism to pull security patches and base module updates.
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Re: Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist

Postby Jack » 10 May 2016, 02:15

I wish Mate had a GUI Youtube Downloader like Mate 3.1 had but I know it needs to update to keep it current. Any thought on this idea?
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Re: Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist

Postby brokenman » 11 May 2016, 02:17

It can be qt based. network-mnager-applet brings in gtk3 plus other deps. Connman with cmst is clunky. Looking fir better alternatives.
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Re: Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist

Postby fullmoonremix » 11 May 2016, 10:04

Salutations... :good:

They use systemd... :wall:

"Best Regards"... :beer:
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Re: Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist

Postby Blaze » 11 May 2016, 18:36

Evan,
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root@porteus:~# NetworkManager -V                                                                                                             
1.2.0                                                                                                                                         
root@porteus:~# uname -r
4.5.3-porteus                                                                                                                                 
root@porteus:~#

we are use the latest version of NetworkManager.
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Re: Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist

Postby brokenman » 13 May 2016, 03:08

Done.
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Re: Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist

Postby ncmprhnsbl » 13 May 2016, 08:57

What about a taskbar applet to show the remaining free ram?

what you want is "xfce4-genmon-plugin" (usm -g xfce4-genmon-plugin), pointed at(put it where-ever) a script like this:
call it "mem.sh" (or whatever you want)
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#/bin/bash
free -h | grep Mem | cut -c 36-45
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Re: Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist

Postby brokenman » 19 May 2016, 02:40

Yes this can be done. But probably not for this next release. I can push it as an update when I get time. It will take em a couple of hours to write this in since there are many options.
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Re: Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist

Postby ncmprhnsbl » 20 May 2016, 05:07

Evan wrote:In right click settings you can choose for it to just show both used and free mem in the taskbar.

was going to mention that one :D
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