Zenwalk 7.4 BETA IS READY

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Zenwalk 7.4 BETA IS READY

Post by hyperion » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:08 pm

Hi,

Zenwalk 7.4 BETA is ready for testing.

In this release you will find :
    LibreOffice 4.1.3
    Gimp 2.8.6
    XFCE 4.12GIT
    Thunderbird 24.1.0
    Firefox 25.0.1
    Kernel 3.10.20 with performance tweaks

Several applications of previous Zenwalks have been replaced : Mplayer is now the multimedia player (instead of Totem), Lxdm is the display manager (instead of GDM), Xfburn is the CD:DVD burner (instead of Brasero), Geeqie is now the image viewer.

First repositories (more to come) :
- http://download.zenwalk.org/people/jp/7 ... 4beta1.iso
- http://ftp.nux.ipb.pt/pub/dists/zenwalk ... 4beta1.iso
- ftp://viking.zenwalk.org/people/jp/7.4/ ... 4beta1.iso

Have fun ! (and please report bugs ;) )
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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 coming soon

Post by darkjorg » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:18 pm

Awesome the default desktop Look very nice, the previous ZW7.2 is very nice too for me the best, matters of likes :p

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 coming soon

Post by stillborn » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:53 pm

this is the fastest ZW ever, even the dev version boots on my
Lowpowered netbook on 24 secs :)

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 BETA IS READY

Post by zenballer » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:51 am

I love this distro... mainly for its speed, low resource usage... and ultimately... for sentimental reason.

Downloading now.

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 BETA IS READY

Post by Blackbird » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:09 am

Very pleased to see Zenwalk alive, thanks for all the work done! Don't know what it is with Zenwalk, but I felt at home as sone as I started using it.
Now for the bad news:
- When using graphical application which needs root permission, the password isn't remembered when I have the boxes 'remember password' and 'ony for this session' ticked (which seems to be the default).
- Right-clicking on a .txz and 'extract here' doesn't work. (haven't tried anything else). Open with archive-manager also not responding.
-The problem I had with Cairo and Gimp is still there, some tools from Gimp's toolbox, like resize, rotate, use Cairo and are very slow responding, the dialogbox is empty for about 10 seconds. This is using a large picture, 8 MB or so, and a computer with 2 GB memory. With 4 GB memory it goes faster but is still annoying. I solved this in the past by rebuilding Cairo and then the problem is gone. But I can't figure out why. If I could I would have volunteerd as a packager....The only difference at a glance I can see, I don't have cairo-sphinx but cairo-trace. I posted a topic about this problem on Zenwalk 7.2, Bipbip responded but we never came to a real solution. And it's gone with the server-crash...

I hope these are personal hick-ups, but it is after the fresh install.

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 BETA IS READY

Post by hyperion » Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:22 am

thanks for the report :)

Please launch gksu and file-roller in a terminal and tell me about warnings.

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 BETA IS READY

Post by Blackbird » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:37 pm

File-roller gives:

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sheila[~]$ file-roller
file-roller: error while loading shared libraries: libjson-glib-1.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

gksu opens with the 'run program' dialogbox without warnings, after entering a program-name I get:

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sheila[~]$ gksu
Gkr-Message: secret service operation failed: The name org.freedesktop.secrets was not provided by any .service files
Gkr-Message: secret service operation failed: The name org.freedesktop.secrets was not provided by any .service files
Gkr-Message: secret service operation failed: The name org.freedesktop.secrets was not provided by any .service files


If I run xnetpkg like this I get these and some more warning, but I think they have to do with xnetpkg?

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Constant subroutine Netpkg::LC_CTYPE redefined at /usr/share/perl5/Exporter.pm line 66.
 at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/ZW/Netpkg/Netpkg.pm line 21.
Prototype mismatch: sub Netpkg::LC_CTYPE () vs none at /usr/share/perl5/Exporter.pm line 66.
 at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/ZW/Netpkg/Netpkg.pm line 21.
 
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*** unhandled exception in callback:
***   Can't call method "get_text" on an undefined value at /usr/sbin/xnetpkg line 1441.
***  ignoring at /usr/sbin/xnetpkg line 687.


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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 BETA IS READY

Post by hyperion » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:17 pm

file-roller : install json-glib

Gerard, please could you see what happened to gnome keyring (it could be related to the cleanup you did lately)

netpkg garbage is not important

thanks for your help :)

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 BETA IS READY

Post by gmg » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:37 pm

I have pushed my json-glib package on iso (l)

for the rest i look.

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 BETA IS READY

Post by Blackbird » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:42 pm

hyperion wrote:thanks for your help

OK, glad to help, but I am still puzzled about Cairo, how can it affect only me, for fun I install Zenwalk on every computer I can lay my hands on (these are not brand new of course) and everywhere the same problem... I seem to have solved it personally, but it keeps nagging on my brain...
If nobody else complains please leave it for what it is, maybe it will solve itself in the future with some update... :)

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 BETA IS READY

Post by gmg » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:46 pm

Ok, i repush gnome-keyring in ISO, probably solve the gksu problem.

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 BETA IS READY

Post by gmg » Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:01 pm

cairo and gimp are two slackware package in zenwalk.

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 BETA IS READY

Post by Blackbird » Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:17 pm

Yes, I noticed. At the time I rebuilt them both with my restricted bit of knowledge, and the only thing that had effect was rebuilding Cairo. What baffles me is that nobody else seems to have the problem, or am I so impatient..... l!!! At the moment I'm trying to find out what Cairo-sphinx does. Well, there are a lot of things I'm trying to find out.
I don't mean to stir up any trouble, I was just trying out the ISO without installing anything extra and thought I'd report all my findings.
About GKSU, I've never used the keyring in the past, never ticked that box, has that changed perhaps?

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 BETA IS READY

Post by gmg » Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:18 pm

gimp-2.8.10 is available now on current.

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 BETA IS READY

Post by Blackbird » Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:20 pm

Thanks, I'll see what happens.

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