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#1 2012-05-01 08:24:00

corenominal
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Waldorf development images ready for testing

The first CrunchBang 11 "Waldorf" development builds are now available for testing. For anyone unaware, these are the first builds to be based on Debian Wheezy sources. Wheezy is the current testing branch of Debian and therefore is likely to experience changes, bugs and breakages. These first builds are not recommended for anyone who requires a stable system, or is not happy running into occasional breakages.

Notes:

The main focus of these builds has been to migrate the build system from Squeeze to Wheezy, and to fix any resulting breakages. Now that the migration is complete, these first test builds should provide functionality that is on a par with the existing Statler release.

Whilst not the primary focus, working on development builds of a new branch does afford the opportunity to review the list of installed applications. Of note, the following has changed:

  • SLiM replaces the deprecated GDM. Note, LightDM is under consideration for future builds, but at this point, it does not appear to offer any real advantages over SLiM.

  • Chromium replaces Iceweasel. This change reflects my personal preference and recent browser usage statistics.

  • Compton replaces xcompmgr and Cairo Composite Manager. Compton provides a stable compositing solution and for the first time, compositing is enabled by default.

  • PulseAudio is now installed by default.

Known issues

  • "module unix not found in modules.dep" is displayed when booting, The message is harmless and is a known upstream bug: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=654282

  • Slow/unusable Intel PRO wireless over 11n. This appears to be a known kernel bug and patches have already been applied upstream. If your system suffers from this, a quick search should provide details about how to temporarily disable 11n connections, until a fix arrives.

  • Theme parsing errors reported in .xsession-errors. These should disappear/stop being reported when GTK 3.4 libs enter testing.

Unknown issues

As always, please feel to leave feedback and suggests. Your input is really appreciated and really does help to improve quality and usability. If you have feedback, please either reply to this topic, or create a new topic in the 'Devel: CrunchBang 11 "Waldorf"' forums.

Last edited by corenominal (2012-05-01 11:39:15)

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#2 2012-05-01 08:34:34

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

Whoa!!!!!! Thanks, will download etc....will provide feedback when the dust has settled! You dear sir rock!
Edit; and seed of course!

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#3 2012-05-01 08:41:56

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

I don't like all those fancy things (pulse, compiz, chromium) to be default, but ok down & seed.

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#4 2012-05-01 08:42:54

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

vicshrike wrote:

Whoa!!!!!! Thanks, will download etc....will provide feedback when the dust has settled! You dear sir rock!
Edit; and seed of course!

Let's hope it doesn't kick-up too much dust! big_smile

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#5 2012-05-01 08:45:25

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

smoki wrote:

I don't like all those fancy things (pulse, compiz, chromium) to be default, but ok down & seed.

Compton != Compiz

Compton is a natural successor to xcompmgr, based on the same code, but made stable. IMHO, it is currently the best lightweight compositor available.

Thanks for seeding smile

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#6 2012-05-01 08:50:40

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

Downloading via bittorrent and will seed until stable release comes out, also seeding all 4 current iso's 24/7 as fast as connection will allow smile

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#7 2012-05-01 08:56:43

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

TitanMech wrote:

Downloading via bittorrent and will seed until stable release comes out, also seeding all 4 current iso's 24/7 as fast as connection will allow smile

Thanks, TitanMech, I really appreciate the help smile

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#8 2012-05-01 09:04:21

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

Thanks, TitanMech, I really appreciate the help

no worries smile

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#9 2012-05-01 09:33:18

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

Am writing this from a live 64 session, beautiful stuff, but that was expected too smile Everything looks and feels fine as #! always does, will install, oooh this is like birthday, Christmas, the first kiss... all rolled into one magnificent #!


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#10 2012-05-01 10:06:41

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

Thanks. big_smile Downloading now. Love the stability of Squeeze, but hate having old versions of stuff, so this would be great.

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#11 2012-05-01 10:12:01

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

Thanks corenominal!

I'm right now downloading & seeding, and I'll soon be testing...


Asus 1001PX:  Waldorf
HP ProLiant MicroServer: Wheezy
Lenovo E330: Waldorf
Dell T20: Jessie

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#12 2012-05-01 10:16:52

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

Installed 32bit in virtualbox, only thing that doesnt work is the VirtualbBox Additions package, even after installing dkms.

Everything else is super stable and faster than the previous release in a virtual machine smile

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#13 2012-05-01 10:28:48

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

Great stuff! I've only got the one machine and it's running pretty good atm so I'm not going to be testing will leave that up to the guys that are good at it. I did do up a quick blog post just to mention that a testing build of 11 had been released. I figured it's always good to spread the word.

http://mindlessblathering.wordpress.com/


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#14 2012-05-01 10:30:08

Sergio17771
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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

Thanks alot for the effort.......seeding right now...................will test and give my feed back
again thanks for the hard work.
keep safe

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#15 2012-05-01 10:30:52

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

Dear Papa,

I am sure many people will complain the inclusion of pulse, I am quite happy with it! Downloading it to replace 12.04.
Should we - if we find bugs - post them here?

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#16 2012-05-01 10:45:39

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

The download page says "32-bit Testing" and "64-bit Stable"...shouldn't the 64-bit one be testing also?

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#17 2012-05-01 10:47:14

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

Have tried to install the -64 to my desktop four times, all failed. The process freezes at the "Detect network hardware" part. Tried from cd-r and dvd-rw, burned at both fast and slow speed, with xfburn #! Statler bpo. Md5 check sum is OK. Will come back to this tomorrow, will try usb or alternative burners, if someone have some smart idea to suggest, feel free to share it. Despite the failure still smile


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#18 2012-05-01 10:52:42

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

oylenshpeegul wrote:

The download page says "32-bit Testing" and "64-bit Stable"...shouldn't the 64-bit one be testing also?

Good catch, thank you smile

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#19 2012-05-01 10:54:53

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

vicshrike wrote:

Have tried to install the -64 to my desktop four times, all failed. The process freezes at the "Detect network hardware" part. Tried from cd-r and dvd-rw, burned at both fast and slow speed, with xfburn #! Statler bpo. Md5 check sum is OK. Will come back to this tomorrow, will try usb or alternative burners, if someone have some smart idea to suggest, feel free to share it. Despite the failure still smile

Why not give the USB method a try: http://crunchbanglinux.org/wiki/statler … stallation - I always use this method and find it to be very reliable smile

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#20 2012-05-01 11:00:05

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

machinebacon wrote:

Should we - if we find bugs - post them here?

Should we start a megathread for Waldorf problems? Or should we just use the "Help&Support testing, unstable" section? Could be good to know, so we do not mess things up too much big_smile


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#21 2012-05-01 11:02:20

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

Maybe a new devel thread like for Statler before for issues.

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#22 2012-05-01 11:05:11

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

vicshrike wrote:
machinebacon wrote:

Should we - if we find bugs - post them here?

Should we start a megathread for Waldorf problems? Or should we just use the "Help&Support testing, unstable" section? Could be good to know, so we do not mess things up too much big_smile

Edit: Please see the new forum: Devel: CrunchBang 11 "Waldorf"

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#23 2012-05-01 11:26:46

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

Oh, it's nice to browse with Chromium 18 and to use Thunar 1.2.3  to connect to a remote server!


Asus 1001PX:  Waldorf
HP ProLiant MicroServer: Wheezy
Lenovo E330: Waldorf
Dell T20: Jessie

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#24 2012-05-01 11:28:59

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

^ Why not archive/clear the development section from Statler and start fresh there with Waldorf?


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#25 2012-05-01 11:29:58

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Re: Waldorf development images ready for testing

Pulse Audio by default is news and good to be aware of - So, Alsa will still be included and available.

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