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Old 06-06-2003, 03:21 PM   #31
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Improve Slackware? Is that possible
Old 06-06-2003, 08:18 PM   #32
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Originally posted by contrasutra
Azmeen: Your call has been answered (two weeks ago). Patrick added the Bitstream Vera fonts to the 9.1 branch, so I assume they will be in the next release.

You should really get the Bitstream Vera fonts, they are free, high quality, antialiased fonts. Get them from either the slackware ftp , or here:

They are way nicer than the Windows fonts. The fonts work in Windows too.
Old 06-06-2003, 10:23 PM   #33
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Personally I think they ought to remove Netscape and replace it with the Kernel Sources - after all, what's the use of having both Mozilla and Netscape when both use the same engine ??

I am also looking forward to the inclusion of Enlightenment - 17 or otherwise.
Old 06-06-2003, 10:57 PM   #34
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Yeah, I agree. No need for Netscape AND mozilla. The inclusion of Phoenix would be nice though.

Also, I dought E17 will be ready by slackware 9.1 . Only the basic functions are woking, its not ready to be released yet.
Old 06-06-2003, 11:43 PM   #35
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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.
Old 08-21-2003, 06:25 PM   #36
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slackware 9.1? when?
Old 08-22-2003, 11:26 PM   #37
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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 / mirrors is more convenience.. (as of Slack related config-stuff could be easily put in a webpage or in slackware-current if really needed) ..

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Old 08-23-2003, 07:26 AM   #38
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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:
use_framebuffer() {
if cat /proc/devices | grep "29 fb" 1> /dev/null ; then
  --default-item 1024x768x256 \
to the highest it will go. :)

Last edited by Tarts; 08-23-2003 at 07:29 AM.
Old 08-23-2003, 09:20 AM   #39
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Being a slacker is being minimalist.
I want:
* Kernel source, definitelly
* Aterm
* 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.
Old 08-23-2003, 10:10 AM   #40
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I love slackware but...

I am not sure if this is historical or what, but some intuitive file and directory naming would help... EX: rc.d

THis is probably used in other distributions of Linux too, so maybe it is a comment on all distros of Linux in general.
Old 08-23-2003, 10:34 AM   #41
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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...
Old 08-23-2003, 01:23 PM   #42
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A man can dream ? no?
My wish list

- add swaret
- remove netscape
- add kernel-sources
- add kernel-2.6-test? as optional
- add gnucash (MS money replacement)
- evolution & mono
- add a program for tv-in card (watch tv)
- maybe like rh a cd error check option before you install
- add ldap
- add programs that are needed by kernel-2.6* like ACL, alsa-lib etc
- add postfix (mail server)
- add for easy firewall config

and yes I know that I'm dreaming

in a extra cd or so :
- java VM
- OpenOffice 1.1

I'm verry happy that cups is added

I find slackware small and verry responsive so keep up the good work

Last edited by lupus1010; 08-23-2003 at 03:07 PM.
Old 08-26-2003, 04:26 PM   #43
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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.
Old 08-27-2003, 07:04 AM   #44
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I'd like to see the following included...

- Galeon
- kernel source
- ALSA drivers

and exclude...
Old 08-27-2003, 07:04 AM   #45
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Oh yeah, including OpenOffice & j2re would be useful as well


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