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Old 07-09-2017, 11:26 AM   #421
Didier Spaier
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Darth, thanks for your remarks.

Short answer: sorry but no, we won't stay closer to Slackware and wont get rid of slapt-get, slapt-src, spkg, graphical tools and so on.

Yes the initial duty was, as you wrote "Slackware for those who do not speak English" and stayed so for Slint versions 13.37, 14.0 and 14.1.

However, I then realized that Patrick Volkerding would not adopt the internationalized installer in a foreseeable future, and this contributed to change the duty of the project, as now stated in Slint's website:
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Originally the Slackware internationalization project, Slint is now a Linux distribution based on Slackware and Salix. It is polyglot, versatile, beginner friendly, and accessible for the visually impaired. A full Slint installation is functional out of the box and it can be tailored to fit most computing requirements.
I understand that this new orientation, put in effect in Slint 14.2, makes the title of this thread now inaccurate or misleading. Maybe I should rewrite it "Slint (formerly the Slackware Internationalization Project)" or something like that?

I also realize that probably very few Slackware users will migrate to Slint. That's fine with me.

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Old 07-09-2017, 11:36 AM   #422
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Please fix my mistake.

I made a mistake in the recent update of slapt-get, that makes it unable to install packages (it can still upgrade or remove packages).

To fix that, in case you need to install packages before a fixed slapt-get hits the mirrors, please make a symlink typing as root:
Code:
ln -s /sbin/sbpkg /sbin/spkg
Sorry for the inconvenience.

EDIT slapt-get packages have been uploaded, using spkg as back end for all functions again, thus this symlink is no more necessary.

PS @Darth Vader: bad luck, you just suffered of that bug my stupid mistake that prevented installation of libreoffice-l10n-zh-CN and mozilla-firefox-l10n-zh-CN with "slapt-get -i". Oh and I'll try to have these locale packages included, at least added at end of installation when the locale zh_CN.utf8 is chosen for the installed system.

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Old 07-11-2017, 04:59 AM   #423
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Upcoming Slint ISOs version 14.2.1

I plan to provide new Slint ISOs shortly, version 14.2.1

They will include the fixed spkg and this will be an opportunity to provide updated packages so that the system be up to date on release day, a few fixes and maybe some tuning of the base user configuration, like setting geany instead of pluma as default text editor and not mounting removable devices by default in PCManFM, or removing Orage from lxpanel, more consistent keyboard shortcuts across WMs.

I also plan to add an LXDE desktop with FVWM as window manager, as we already have most of the needed packages, and in /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc include a line sourcing one of the sbrepos provided by Alien BOB, making easier to install Eric's Chromium, VLC or Calibre packages for instance.

Comments are welcome, as usual.

PS I will include translation updates (thanks Dan-Simon for yours of pkgtools).

I would be grateful that some of the close_to_100% translations of the slint-14.2 resource be completed.

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Old 07-11-2017, 05:14 AM   #424
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Didier, thanks for explanations. At least I know where the things gone south. And no problem, anyone can do mistakes.

Also, I wish all the best to your journey with SLINT.

To be honest, I entered in this game with some false premises, also my mistake to not figure out quickly about what I have in hand. Expected your old way or at least a Slackware compilation, with a very similar objective.

So, I will give another take to SLINT, with the first occasion.

BTW, my friend said that he discovered somewhere the Slackware Book translated in Chinese. If is useful for you this, I will ask him about link.

PS. To not forget that I managed to end well my adventure of installing Slackware in Chinese, without to have a clue about language, specially because of your detailed explanations about using the Asian Languages. Thanks again!

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