Lycoris has made available Build 67 of Desktop/LX. Changes are:
* new login_top.png
* removed obselete kdmrc entries
* copies .kderc if not installed
* removed office directory from build tree
* updated mesa to include libglut
* move control center HTML into /en/ directory
* added support for some vivitar vivicams, sony dsc f707/u10/u20
* added preliminary support for conexant winmodems
* added intel 536 winmodem support
* downgraded to autoconf 2.53
* split out /etc/modules.conf into separate files
* upgraded to freetype2 2.1.3 w/ Xft hack [thanks to syaman] * fixed spanish iso installer to boot
* added minor spanish translations
* added kghostview security fix
* ISO install image name is now desktoplx.iso, can be located on a VFAT partition
* fixed kghostview security issue
* fixed some bugs in lisa [er=text] install mode
* updated printing subsystem
* added kernel patch for olympus cameras
This new beta can be downloaded, rsync’d, or upgraded via the Update Wizard and the word “beta” at the end…
ISO downloads are available at these Mirrors.
New Development Version Of Lycoris Desktop/lx
Lycoris has made available Build 67 of Desktop/LX. Changes are:
I wonder when the next stable release is going to be?
Would hate to see this great project go under.
I’m under the impression that Update 3 should be out pretty soon.
I have to say, after hearing that Lycoris would be starting from scratch on their code base (ditching Caldera), I think they should merge with Xandros, as they have the same goals -> creating a great Linux desktop experience. They would then also be less likely to go under in these hard times. Alone, I don’t see either lasting in the long run..
Lycoris us currently focusing there development on the GamePak. Once the GamePak is out then the OS Desktop/lx will come out…
For more information read the Lycrois Community Newsletter found at http://www.lycoris.org
isn’t that the release with kde3.x?
No, Update 3 is still Amethyst, with KDE 2.2.2. You have to use a contrib version of KDE3.
Is there any modern “desktop” Linux that supports installation on a single XFS partition out of the box? Currently I’m on Gentoo, but I’d love to use Lycoris or RedHat 8 instead if I could use them on XFS without having to go through some complicated bootstrapping using an ext2 intermediate.
Sure, it would be a good idea if all the desktop-distros came together. However, Xandros charges USD 40/100, whereas Lycoris can be obtained for free. How do you propose to reason that out?
It is just not installed by default, the user will have to install them from the second CD. Apple and MS do the same as well for the desktop-oriented installations: no dev tools by default. So, there is really no problem in this regard.
they didn’t even provide them.
Mandrake has supported XFS for a long time and is considered the leading desktop Linux distribution.
I have installed xfs on mandrake9, RH7.2 & 7.3 but I certainly don’t remember going through complicated bootstrapping (of coarse that doesn’t mean that’s not the case with RH8 or lycoris though).
This one is very broken. Evidence…go read the bug forums at lycoris.org
Stay away from this one…unless you genuinely want to help troubleshoot.
I love lycoris cause it’s like.. cool, and I…. like to use linux, but I don’t like.. like.. whatever I installed Lycoris and I type some things now and then but I don’t print them or nothing cause It’s just good to know I have StarOffice and stuff, I can browse the web… but I like… need to figure out that stuff first.
Unless you want to help beta test please don’t try this build. but the should go without saying realy.
deb-man: what do you mean? The Devtools are on CD2, so if you want them you download that CD. If you buy Lycoris Desktop/lx you can get the delux version that comes with the devtools and sourse cd’s… If you don’t need the devtools then you just buy the 1 CD standerd version…
Lycoris seems more focused on it’s own agenda rather then listning to the faithfull user’s who report the bugs.
Most of what’s still broken has been that way since beta 62.
Seems the ppak and gpak are for sale, but that’s like putting the cart before the horse.
I wish them well, Lord knows they need all the help they can get, IF THEY’D LISTEN.
“Unless you want to help beta test please don’t try this build. but the should go without saying realy. ”
I agree, it should. However, in our lovely land of linux, people will always try the beta’s and then judge a the company or group behind it based soley on the merits of an unstable product.
That’s just the reality of linux. Too many people try betas and then pass final judgement on them without truly uinderstanding that they are simply using an unstable product.
Judgements should be made on stable products alone…and that isn’t the case with linux today…and could be it’s downfall.
yeah, but if the last, oh, couple of dozen releases are all betas and you’ve been waiting for a stable release, sometimes you give up waiting. This means either you give up on them altogether, or you try the beta anyway only to find that it’s (surprise) buggy and uncut. You’re frustrated either way.
Lycoris is a great product, they’re so full of feature creep that they’ll never get a stable out in the near future.
“Lycoris is a great product, they’re so full of feature creep that they’ll never get a stable out in the near future.”
Heh, ya just can’t win… people complain about Debian being to slow to adopt ‘features’, and others complain about Lycoris being too “full of feature creep”.
Nothing personal, Taranis, I just found it amusing ;o)
I like best what they have done to the control center, I like some of the multimedia attention that they give application-wise (not in the kernel AFAIK), I like their thorough and mostly well designed website (links to the Desktop/LX should appear in big letters on the first page and not hidden in…) with store, forums, (errr… tutorials) and a very much needed Hardware Compatibility List, I like some other things that show that they are working on it,
and this is what I don’t:
– Their business model is doomed to follow Mandrake, they won’t survive as a business on the computing desktop if they give away the software, the Giving Back Program is not going anywhere commercially.
– The GUI. Come on guys the “Real Big Spenders” are waiting in queue to be seduced by a sexy and lean clever desktop GUI, the minute the default KDE walked in the joint I could see it wasn’t either good looking nor refined. Slicker ( http://slicker.sourceforge.net/info.php ) seems to me somewhere to start, go get it!
– No more half baked potatoes please, Linux/Unix is ABSOLUTELY full of it. Iris (Internet Rapid Installer for Software) would be a good thing if it were finished, kick the ass of KPackage, merge it in IRIS.
It is a very active distro nevertheless. Nice work.