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Old 11-25-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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[ANN] New MLED site and repo


Hello everybody,

I've spent the last couple of weeks working on a new organization of my software repository for Slackware. Some of you (quite a few actually after a peek at the logs) already gave my modded Xfce- and KDE-based desktops a spin. I was quite happy with the first results, but some things weren't done right, so I gave them some more thought.

Anyway, here's a first link to what this is becoming right now:

http://www.microlinux.fr/mled.php

Full explanation is on the site, in english.

One first project has already been completed:

http://www.microlinux.fr/mled_kde.php

I've started with 14.0 and not 14.1, since I have quite many client desktops running 14.0 (and some even still 13.37).

MLED 14.0 Xfce and MATE editions are to be expected in the following weeks. Aside from that, the "Base" package repo is now WM-agnostic, which means it can be used as is by folks running Openbox, WindowMaker, IceWM or Fluxbox. I'll put up a page on that later this week.

As soon as this is all running well, I'll do the same thing for Slackware 14.1.

@zerouno: can you please update the commented package repositories in slackpkg+? The URLs are now definite.

Cheers,

Niki

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Old 11-25-2013, 04:02 PM   #2
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Thank you kikinovak to this great contribution to the Slackware world/universe.

I will patiently wait for MLED 14.1. I'm in no hurry. Take as many italian coffee as needed
 
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:47 PM   #3
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Thank you kikinovak to this great contribution to the Slackware world/universe.

I will patiently wait for MLED 14.1. I'm in no hurry. Take as many italian coffee as needed
Thank you, gegechris99! I just sent you a private email. I'll drink the next two dozen cups to your health.

Cheers,

Niki
 
Old 11-25-2013, 08:51 PM   #4
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At my place of work, all the managers are still using Windows XP.
I have put together a demo laptop featuring MLED for our administrator to check out while she considers revamping our IT infrastructure. No decision will be made until next year, but I'm hopeful we can make the switch! We're a "non-profit" which serves low-income elderly, and we could really benefit from avoiding a license fee "tribute" to Redmond, Washington!

BTW, kikinovak, I noticed you've included MATE in one of your "spins". Bold move ;-)
 
Old 11-25-2013, 09:54 PM   #5
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Really excellent work @kikinovak. That's a good looking website with an excellent description of the project. And MLED itself is a really nice project and it obvious you've put in some hard work on bringing together a lot of elements to create a very functional environment for the user. Plus, it's great to see MATE getting some exposure, - thanks! Great job!
 
Old 11-26-2013, 12:20 AM   #6
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At my place of work, all the managers are still using Windows XP.
I have put together a demo laptop featuring MLED for our administrator to check out while she considers revamping our IT infrastructure. No decision will be made until next year, but I'm hopeful we can make the switch! We're a "non-profit" which serves low-income elderly, and we could really benefit from avoiding a license fee "tribute" to Redmond, Washington!

BTW, kikinovak, I noticed you've included MATE in one of your "spins". Bold move ;-)
Well, MLED Xfce is running on many client desktops around here. Though the KDE version can more be considered as the "flagship" edition. I've also installed it for many friends around here, and everybody seems pretty satisfied. I've replaced quite many Windows XP desktops with Linux, and I have yet to encounter anyone who regrets the move to Linux.
 
Old 11-26-2013, 12:25 AM   #7
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Really excellent work @kikinovak. That's a good looking website with an excellent description of the project. And MLED itself is a really nice project and it obvious you've put in some hard work on bringing together a lot of elements to create a very functional environment for the user. Plus, it's great to see MATE getting some exposure, - thanks! Great job!
Thanks for your kind words, Chess. Yes, I think MATE has definitely a future on the desktop. I'm running no less than four virtual machines with your different versions of it (32-bit and 64-bit on 14.0 and 14.1). The "Base" repository will allow users of your version of MATE to install a full set of best-of-the-breed applications (Apache Open Office, Inkscape, Scribus, Transmission, Openshot, Audacity, MPlayer-on-steroids, Audacious-on-steroids, ...) using a single command. The new set of package repos is much more flexible, and I really like working with it.

I'll keep you posted about coming versions of MLED.
 
Old 11-26-2013, 10:42 PM   #8
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Hey Nicolas,

Great work. Great work indeed

Ran into a bit of a problem on your site. Tried several times but this is what I'm getting....
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:04 AM   #9
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Hmmm... just a blind guess: in France, decimal point is comma.

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Old 11-27-2013, 01:36 AM   #10
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Hey Nicolas,

Great work. Great work indeed

Ran into a bit of a problem on your site. Tried several times but this is what I'm getting....
First of all, thank you very much for your support. I made a little investigation, and I can confirm Didier's guess. Don't type in any decimals. Or if you do so, use the comma, not the point.

It really warms my heart to see support (in words and in donations) starting on all sides. On my side, this motivates me to put as many efforts as possible into this project.

Cheers from the sunny South of France,

Niki
 
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Cheers,

Niki
 
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:30 AM   #12
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And here's MLED 14.0 MATE:

http://www.microlinux.fr/mled_mate.php

All three versions (KDE, Xfce, MATE) seem to be working well for Slackware 14.0. Which means tomorrow I can start work on the 14.1 versions.

Cheers,

Niki
 
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:47 AM   #13
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This morning I kept wondering about a sudden surge in traffic. Then I noticed MLED has just been added to Distrowatch's project list.

http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?is...131202#waiting

One giant leap for a man, one small step for mankind.

BTW, MLED 14.1 is well on its way.

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Old 12-02-2013, 04:45 AM   #14
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MLED has just been added to Distrowatch's project list
congratulations!

I see, apart from Microlinux, there's also Nanolinux in the waiting list. May be in the future we can expect to see also Millilinux, and may be Picolinux?
 
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:57 AM   #15
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Hi,

do you use Alien BOB's gen_repos_files.sh for your repositories? I ask because Alien BOB changed the logic of his script so that the CHECKSUMS.md5 file is created after FILELIST.TXT. This fixes CHECKSUMS.md5 carrying a wrong MD5 checksum for FILELIST.TXT. I noticed that desktop-base-14.0-{32,64}bit and server-14.0-{32,64}bit are affected.

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