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Old 03-09-2011, 08:52 PM   #31
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Unfortunately, for those of us that use XFCE, it looks like the new XFCE 4.8 won't make it into Slack 13.37
Anyway, always happy to get a new Slackware!
 
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:40 PM   #32
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AlienBob mentioned a while back (month+) than KDE4.6 and XFCE 4.8 are not going to be on the next Slackware stable release.

13.37... Wow, I need to buy that one :-) We don't need no stinkin' codenames when we can have 1337!
 
Old 03-09-2011, 10:30 PM   #33
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Eric has kde-4.6.1 packages, and I've got xfce-4.8 packages (both for -current).
 
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:21 PM   #34
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... I've got xfce-4.8 packages (both for -current).
Thanks Rob. I figured that you would likely build XFCE 4.8 packages. I will try them when Slack 13.37 stable is released.
 
Old 03-10-2011, 01:23 AM   #35
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There's a problem with changing background picture in new Fluxbox (1.3.1). I hope it will be fixed before 13.37 is out. Maybe it's not a big deal, but it's pretty irritating. I found this bug reports few minutes ago:


1.3.1 : Background doesn't change on changing system style - ID: 3203056

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After fluxbox startup, when a new style is selected, in the fluxbox style menu, the background doesn't change.
The background can still be manually changed with fbsetbg.



Bug#616655: fluxbox: backgrounds are not changed when selecting new style from the menu

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Package: fluxbox
Version: 1.3.1~dfsg1-1
Severity: minor

last style used sets the fluxbox background at the begining of a new xsession
that inital background is not changed when a new style is selected from the fluxbox style menu.
a new background can still be set using fbsetbg on the commandline.
This sid install has 199 upgradable packages as you can see from the version list below.
I tested earlier on a fully updated sid install.
I grabbed fluxbox version 1.3.0 from snapshot.debian.org and I think that is the first
effected version.
Just found that there are also some problems with changing styles.

Last edited by Andersen; 03-10-2011 at 04:11 AM. Reason: new info
 
Old 03-10-2011, 03:37 AM   #36
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wow, I had all but given up on fluxbox being updated...

As for backgrounds, I don't sync them with styles because I swap them out all the time... but in that approach, perhaps I should define styles that match backgrounds and swap those instead...

I'm just glad fluxbox allows you to override any property in the styles with a global property. I hate my font size constantly changing.
 
Old 03-10-2011, 04:23 AM   #37
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but in that approach, perhaps I should define styles that match backgrounds and swap those instead...
That's how I like to set my styles. It's nice to have a possibility to change complete appearance in a second, without searching for pics, typing commands, or restarting WM. I really hope they'll fix the problem before final 1337 is out. If not, there's always the "downgrade" option.

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Old 03-10-2011, 07:04 AM   #38
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Slackware 13.37 RC1 is functioning perfectly here. I've upgraded three boxen to 13.37 RC1......smooth as silk.
Many thanks to Mr. Volkerding and the entire Slackware team!
 
Old 03-10-2011, 07:11 AM   #39
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I recall when they changed the background setting method in fluxbox and suddenly none of my styles changed background any more. After a while I got used to this though and simply put a wallpaper item in my menu. Now I can change backgrounds and try out a few styles to match, or vice versa.
 
Old 03-10-2011, 07:16 AM   #40
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Eager to upgrade 3 machines, and do a reinstall on another. Can't wait, but hey: I'll keep 13.0 while I wait for L33t G01d.

1 4m 31337!
 
Old 03-10-2011, 09:35 AM   #41
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I just hope there isn't going to be a 14.57 Slackware.
 
Old 03-10-2011, 10:22 AM   #42
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How long it can take to have a stable release of 13.37? I am installing a new server right now and I would like to use the new kernel.
When it can be safe enough to put it in the production environment?
 
Old 03-10-2011, 10:27 AM   #43
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I installed the l3.37 upgrade and everything went smooothly. X feels snappier Thanks to the V Team and all doing the work behind the scenes. Great job.
 
Old 03-10-2011, 10:45 AM   #44
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How long it can take to have a stable release of 13.37? I am installing a new server right now and I would like to use the new kernel.
When it can be safe enough to put it in the production environment?
That all depends on the feedback from RC1 and how many other RCs will be needed to smooth things out. It can take a few weeks. To be honest you would probably be better waiting for the final release for a production environment. If what you are using now works then stick with that a while longer.
 
Old 03-10-2011, 11:56 AM   #45
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13.37 gets a nod on http://www.h-online.com/open/news/it...s-1205638.html
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It should have been time for version 13.2, but the developers raised the version number to 13.37 ("leet") – partly so it could have a codename like other Linux distributions often do, whereas Slackware has never had one
"Partly so it could have a codename"? LOL How about entirely because Pat has a sense of humour.
 
  


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