DistroWatch reports that Lycoris has released a new beta version of Lycoris Desktop/LX – build 53. Besides usual bug fixes, the inclusion of ALSA sound packages seems to be the only major addition. Report bugs in the Build 53 Bugs forum. Also, a couple of new products have been recently announced by Lycoris – these links will take you on a tour of the ProductivityPak and the Desktop/LX InterConnect.
Development Release: Lycoris Build 53 (Beta)
2002-10-10 Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris 21 Comments
That openoffice looks pretty good 🙂
OK, i ve noticed that they dont loke gnome.
but why not add kde 3.0 ?
why they still have 2.0 ?
Yes, we have talked about this in the past.
The KDE version of Lycoris has above 1000 patches in it. Porting all that stuff on KDE 3.x, is a lot of work for a small company like Lycoris. It will take a bit of time.
heck, OO should make that there default widget set, I have always wondered why OO insisted on using the old cludgy w32 look alike widgets.
I want a gtk+ version also….that would be sweet
but yes, they do need to add kde3. this will come in their next major version. It will be known as “Beryl”, while these betas and “updates” are to amethyst. Beryl is supposed to step out in it’s own LSB certified way, breaking the caldera heritage.
i’d like to see them add gnome too. not that i’d use it or anything, but there are some pretty good gnome apps that you can’t currently run…like evoloution.
their community has tried a few half-assed efforts, but it keeps breaking the system.
lycoris needs some more users that can the community buid options that the company won’t. like gnome.
i know other distros already include it, but Lycoris is special in it’s own right. it keeps me coming back, and I’m a HUGE mandrake fan
Ok, so do u guys know something about Bryl’s release date?
When it’s ready. Lycoris still works on Amethyst.
How about they do some work on the fonts?
I’m downloading the ISO now. The Productivity Pack looks interesting to me.
Working on fonts – I’m surprised they’re able to do what they have with five employees. Go Lycoris!!
BTW, whats the meaning of “LX”
It, from the screenies, is OOo with different colours an icons, the same Win-lookalike widgets are there.
Well, i burned my disc and installed with no problem. Yes, pretty much a bug fix. I ran the Update Wizard twice after installation and, wow, the amount of updating was huge. I’m not sure how these builds are done, but I can’t remember updates being so extensive. I love Lycoris though…now I’ve got it, SuSE 8.1 and Red Hat 8 going. I really, really like all of them.
After looking at the screenshots on Lycoris’s site, I must say they are moving in the right direction. They are transforming OpenOffice with a window treatment into a more user appealing look. OpenOffice is powerful, but looks more complicated than it is because of it being cluttered by small bland icons. If only they would be willing to submit this treatment to be a part of the standard OpenOffice download.
The only thing I feel lacking Lycoris as is with Xandros and a few other Desktop-oriented distrobutions is the choose of other window managers or environments. They are under the impression that in order to provide ease you must reduce choice. Why not offer Gnome2 as well? Why not offer Evolution or Balsa? I am not saying this because I prefer Gnome over KDE, in fact: I was quite taken with KDE3. But, choice is still one of the proponents of the Open Source movement. Why ignore it?
Lycoris had said it many times in their press releases, previews, interviews etc. The people interested with choice of window managers and desktops are people not interested in Lycoris anyway. Lycoris is where people can just move to Linux, play around, get comfty, without being overwhelmed by Linux.
Besides, as a 4-man company, I don’t think they are capable of providing good Lycoris binaries of GNOME and other window managers.
Casey, I think it’s good that a company like Lycoris sticks with one environment. We are so used to having choice, I know, but I think if they concentrate their efforts on one, their total product will be better.
Jay Wrote: “Well, i burned my disc and installed with no problem. Yes, pretty much a bug fix. I ran the Update Wizard twice after installation and, wow, the amount of updating was huge. I’m not sure how these builds are done, but I can’t remember updates being so extensive. I love Lycoris though…now I’ve got it, SuSE 8.1 and Red Hat 8 going. I really, really like all of them.”
To run the Update Wizard using the Beta version, you must add “/beta/” to the end of the update path, else it just gathers the information on build 46, which is still thier current “Stable” build. You end up replace all your beta versions with the older (46) versions. That’s why you saw so many updates. You should only see one or two.
anyone knows when the “beta-period” will end?
” Besides, as a 4-man company, I don’t think they are capable of providing good Lycoris binaries of GNOME and other window managers.”
“It, from the screenies, is OOo with different colours an icons, the same Win-lookalike widgets are there.”
bingo, except with a user guide and a bunch of templates.
“How about they do some work on the fonts?”
There’s a freetype patch on the community sites download page. works wonders.
“If only they would be willing to submit this treatment to be a part of the standard OpenOffice download. ”
never happen….they need to make money and this is one way to do it. they made it a lot nicer to look at, through in the templates and manuals….it’s a perfect fit for their target audience.
Could osnews.com try to make a simple and clean comaprasion bteween those “desktoplinuxes”?
4) RedHat 8.0
7) etc.. etc.. etc..
Never heard of the distro “etc.. etc.. etc..”. URL maybe? cause http://www.etc.. etc.. etc…com doesn’t work, and DistroWatch doesn’t list etc.. etc.. etc.. 🙂