Zenwalk 8.0 is on the road !

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Re: Zenwalk 8.0 is on the road !

Post by Blackbird » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:34 am

Thanks for the new Zenwalk, I did a fresh install last week and everything looks good. The only thing I can't seem to find on xnetpkg are the Hunspell/Myspell dictionaries. I use them for Libre Office, Firefox and Kompozer. Luckily I had them still on the precious Zenwalk install.
And I was surprised to see Evince was not on the ISO.
Otherwise, Zenwalk installs and runs smoothly, as always. :)

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Re: Zenwalk 8.0 is on the road !

Post by hyperion » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:54 am

thanks for the feedback.

these spellcheck libs are available via netpkg : please make sure that Slackware current mirror is always activated.

the zenwalk mirror only provide the "z" serie ;)

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Post by Blackbird » Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:45 am

Thanks for your reply. I have the slackware64 current mirror activated, but only see the general Hunspell package, not the dictionaries.
Only found Calligra and KDE under localization.
But I'm fine with my old dictionaries, just was wondering why/where they had disappeared from the mirror, or why I don't see them... ;D

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Re: Zenwalk 8.0 is on the road !

Post by Blackbird » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:14 pm

Thanks Wang, I've found Evince, I was just wondering why it wasn't part of the ISO, thinking it was an essential program.
What I can't find on the mirrors are the dictionaries, like hunspell-nl. It's not a problem as I still have the ones from a previous install, or could download them from somewhere else, but I was wondering where they had disappeared.

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Re: Zenwalk 8.0 is on the road !

Post by hyperion » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:26 am

evince is optional since chromium or firefox can display and print pdf as well (and their pdf rendering is faster than evince).

spellchecking in LibreOffice relies on hunspell which is provided in Zenwalk ISO : libreoffice dictionaries are available via netpkg out of the box ( http://alien1.zenwalk.org mirror).

Chromium has native multilingual webservice based spellcheck support

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Re: Zenwalk 8.0 is on the road !

Post by Blackbird » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:30 pm

OK, thanks! :)

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Re: Zenwalk 8.0 is on the road !

Post by hyperion » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:03 am

OK, thanks! :)

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Re: Zenwalk 8.0 is on the road !

Post by Zenwalk addict » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:19 pm

Yesterday night, upgraded everything from Slack and Zenwalk repos. I guess now i am on ZW8.0.
Noting seem wrong here so far. No crashes, or errors, etc. Shall play around more.
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Re: Zenwalk 8.0 is on the road !

Post by hyperion » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:39 pm

take care to the packages that have been removed or replaced...

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Re: Zenwalk 8.0 is on the road !

Post by Zenwalk addict » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:22 pm

ahh thats tricky. Wonder how i shall identify!

After upgrading, my CPU fan is running alot more than before. Strange. Sooner or later, shall do a clean install. Its painful, but :(
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Re: Zenwalk 8.0 is on the road !

Post by hyperion » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:36 pm

full install takes just 20 minutes.

If you have a dedicated root partition (separate /home partition), it's usually faster than upgrading

just my 2 cents ;)
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Re: Zenwalk 8.0 is on the road !

Post by Zenwalk addict » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:38 pm

Unfortunately i do not have a seperate partition for /home. I wish i did had it. This time i shall do it. split the / for home.
5Gigs for /home should be enough, i guess???
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Re: Zenwalk 8.0 is on the road !

Post by hyperion » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:41 pm

it depends on the size of the hdd :

on a 100GB HDD :
20GB for /
10GB for swap
70GB for /home (the remaining space)

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Re: Zenwalk 8.0 is on the road !

Post by Zenwalk addict » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:54 pm

At the moment, i have allocated 40 GB for / in that 15+ is already consumed and for /home its just taking 2.5Gb so far in the last 1 year of usage.
Based on that, i shall go for 10 Gb /home and rest for / as apps take up more space and also lots of packages reside on /var/packages which i think is not really useful in a long run.

Anyways, i just noticed the ISO has gone to 1gig. Wow, <800Mb was much nicer ;)
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