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Old 08-21-2018, 08:21 PM   #1
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Bodhi Linux 5.0.0 Released
Old 08-22-2018, 04:49 AM   #2
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Congratulations to you, Jeff, and the entire team.

This is a big milestone and a lot of hard work.

Thank you for making the world better.

Old 08-22-2018, 12:31 PM   #3
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Well, not the whole team...I didn't do anything and I'll have words with anyone that says I did!

Kidding aside, hope everyone enjoys 5.0.0, I know the devs put in a lot of effort on it and it looks great!
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:49 AM   #4
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I translate different software to danish language and wanted to test Bodhi Linux and see how well its translated.

I see some instructions on

Seems like i had to run:
sudo apt-get update

before running:
sudo apt-get install language-pack-nl language-pack-nl-base language-pack-gnome-nl language-pack-gnome-nl-base firefox-locale-nl

Or else the packages could not be found. So maybe update the page.

Its seems like even though i have translated things like ephoto in enlightenment that the translation is not included.
So maybe make sure to get the latest translations before each release.

Maybe Bodhi Linux does not focus on translations which is ok but you could make it easier to change language if you want it to be... easier to change language.
Like not having to enable a module etc.
Old 08-23-2018, 01:02 PM   #5
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Congrats and thanks!

If I have beta or RC2 installed, will dist-upgrade get me the same thing as release, or is there any need to clean install?
Old 08-23-2018, 01:19 PM   #6
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rc2 will dist-upgrade or full-upgrade to the release version. No need to reinstall. The only caveat I think is for folks that want/need uefi.
Old 08-24-2018, 08:26 AM   #7
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BL 5.0 seems way faster than BL 4.5 (which was plenty fast). Is that all due to the new kernel, or to a misspent youth catching up with me?
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Cool User report on Bodhi 5.0 Legacy on the ASUS 701 EeePC netbook

Bodhi Legacy 5.0 installed on my older EeePC, 701 with a 4GiB SSD and a SanDisk type A1 32GiB UHS-1 card inserted into card slot. The previous installation of the same OS, but without the card in place, seemed to run OK, but perhaps it was not to be trusted, given the numerous installer error messages related to inadequate disk space. After the card was inserted, the installation went to completion without 'glitches'.

The installation was primarily directed to the card, but with boot and swap on the SSD. Possibly other directories may be symlinked to the SSD as needed, depending on how much space remains on the drive and whether there would be a speed advantage. This is still a work in progress as the screen hinges have to be lubricated before any additional use, to prevent internal damage to the 701's case.

In a netbook of this age I though using SD memory--that can easily be re-purposed in the future--was the better option than trying to upgrade the SSD. The original SSD's capacity was adequate for 3.x versions of Bodhi, but with the constantly expanding size of Bodhi's Ubuntu base (thanks to Jeff, for explaining Bodhi's size increases), going to 5.0 without extra storage--as far as I could see--wouldn't have been feasible.

This type-A1 card has a controller designed for running programs ('apps', as they say) and if it's OK with 'programs' it should be OK with 'operating systems', as well. It will never reach its advertised read-write speed because that requires the device using it to have A1-compatible SD-adapter circuitry, something not to be found on a 10-year old netbook. Of course, the 701's original SSD was never a read-write speed demon, either, so it remains to be seen how these two forms of storage compare, in actual use.

The kernel in 5.0 Legacy is an excellent match for the 701's graphics hardware: xrandr screen scaling and panning both work perfectly. This really makes the 701's screen usable. One of the versions in Bodhi's 4.x series, I think, was having problems -- due to the kernel, of course -- with xrandr incompatibility. So, it's nice to be on the latest version and still have the netbook working correctly.

In addition to working correctly, both panning and scaling remain unchanged when Moksha is Reset. In Enlightenment, this wiped out the changes until the resolution scripts were run, again.

If there's anything else I shall repost after the 701's screen hinges are safe to use. On the 701SD that I'm now using, I didn't realize what stiff hinges were doing and so the internal plastic support posts required extensive repairs, to prevent the screen--literally--from falling off. It seems on the EeePCs, the hinges wear by becoming tighter, and not looser, as one would normally expect.

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