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I definatly see no reason to have both browsers, possibly the introduction of opera to the mix would be nice. I think it's quite a functional browser.
I can't wait for E17 to come out, but I dunno if slack will have it or not since pat said they removed E int he first place because of a libast conflict or something. I posted the e-mail from him that he sent back to me but I can't seem to find it, though it was in an earlier thread on here.
I wish the one CD simplicity. Simplicity is devine ? ABSOLUTELY !!
n the better package management (dependencies checking) like often mentioned ..
I hope to see those vendors puting their packages to other distros on the nets .. will consider back to put one for slackware in future .. , but wut if they stucked by the dependencies problem ?
I mean I'd once tried to install sunOneApplicationServer, it failed with thing like some lib-thing is not available, n I've no clue wut it is where to find it, belong to which package ..
I'd actually like save time to stream another distro into harddsik if those 3rd party packages like SunOneStudio, AppServers for slackware is available, just changing the rpm to tgz didn't work ..
I wish the Install-CD not increase over a CD caused of the cosmetics thingies, if it has to, then not of that .. , kernel sources can be let out or put in another CD. Those kernel cookers should know all distros use the same source of kernels, just suck the actual from kernel.org / mirrors is more convenience.. (as of Slack related config-stuff could be easily put in a webpage or in slackware-current if really needed) ..
Last edited by linuxJaver; 08-23-2003 at 11:22 PM.
Originally posted by Azmeen ]The kernel supplied with Slack 9 already supports framebuffer (2.4.20). In fact there's a tiny penguin on the top left corner of your screen when you bootup using one of the framebuffer enabled settings (not sure what it's called though).
2.4.18. has framebuffer, i guess i enabled mine by setting the resolution:
# Menu to check if we want to use VESA framebuffer support:
if cat /proc/devices | grep "29 fb" 1> /dev/null ; then
dialog --title "CONFIGURE LILO TO USE FRAME BUFFER CONSOLE?" \
--default-item 1024x768x256 \
Distribution: Redhat since 5.2, Slackware since 9.0, Vector since 4.0
Being a slacker is being minimalist.
* Kernel source, definitelly
* Fluxbox and XFCE4, put GNOME and KDE in the extra.
* Galeon + Mozilla, put Netscape in the extra.
* Bluefish instead of quanta.
* OpenOffice. This is not minimal, but we really need it, don't we ?.
I'm still looking for IDE.
Ajunta is good, but KDevelopt more complete.
I guess I don't really get this thing about the kernel source on the CD. First of all, the instructions for making your own CD are right there, and are very easy to follow. I usually open that text file and make my desired changes, and then copy/paste the whole thing into an xterm... works like a champ. You can easily exclude stuff you don't want (KDEi, to name a good example) and include the source code.
Newbies, of course, can't be expected to do this, but they also don't need the kernel source on their installation CD. It's incredibly easy to grab the kernel source from a Slack ftp site, along with Pat's minimal patching instructions. Much easier, in fact, than actually compiling the darn thing.
If you're the kind of guy who immediately recomiles the kernel after the install, you really should be making your own ISO from Slack -current. That's my opinion, anyway.
That said, I agree that if I were going to make a default ISO, I would include the source and leave off KDEi and some other stuff. But I'd probably do a bunch of other weird stuff that most folks wouldn't cotton to...
THe TV Tuner addon would be nice, I have an ATI card and I don't mind getting the xawtv, but it would be easier if it was already installed. There are however way to many people without a TV tuner card to warrent putting it in the main distro.
As for the Java VM, there is Java on the extras cd, any time it's asked for a VM I've always had the latest SDK installed and it worked fine. I do a lot of programming with java and I find thats all I ever really need.