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#1 2012-10-21 17:43:28

aspectmarginal
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From: Texas
Registered: 2012-10-17
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Should I wait?

Hey all, I'm new to #!, and I currently have Statler on my laptop. I enjoy it, and everything is working as it should. I've noticed that Waldorf is being tested currently. My question is, since I'm new to the distro, is it advisable to wait until Waldorf is officially released prior to shifting and installing the latest version, or is the current Waldorf version stable enough for install now? Also, when would the official release of Waldorf be coming out?


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#2 2012-10-21 17:46:33

dura
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Registered: 2012-09-15
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Re: Should I wait?

Waldorf is extremely stable and I would recommend that you use it smile For me, it is more stable than the stable versions of Linux Mint, ubuntu, etc.,

If you do use it, you will contribute to a speedier release as well smile

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#3 2012-10-21 18:43:50

aspectmarginal
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Re: Should I wait?

Thanks dura, I'm sold on installing it. I appreciate the feedback for my questions.


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#4 2012-10-21 19:02:27

chameleon
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From: luxembourg (uk guy)
Registered: 2009-01-13
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Re: Should I wait?

Waldorf is stable...really stable...go for it...you will not be disappointed cool

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#5 2012-10-21 20:21:54

joek
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Registered: 2011-09-06
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Re: Should I wait?

As for your second question, as to when Waldorf goes stable: the answer is, no one knows, exactly. #! is based on Debian, and Waldorf goes stable when Debian Wheezy does, which is 'when it's ready'. The indications, judging by the last few releases, though, are that it'll probably be around March of next year, and almost certainly before the end of May.

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#6 2012-10-21 20:40:49

VastOne
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Re: Should I wait?

This is the type of question that always brings me to this conclusion...

If at all possible, have a separate partition(s) available for just these times...

With a separate partition(s), you can install Waldorf, copy all your config files over to the new install and test away... and still have your stable install in case it does not work

When you are comfortable that everything is good, the first partition then becomes the 'waiting for a new distro or upgrade' test area...

I have a 750Gig HD on this machine, with 7 partitions for testing on and 5 different distro test installs now... it is a matter of just setting up the disk partitions. 

I agree with everyone that Waldorf is stable, but if it fails, what then?


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#7 2012-10-22 11:44:14

SabreWolfy
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Registered: 2009-03-09
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Re: Should I wait?

^ Good idea smile I usually install with a \ partition and a \home partition. On laptops and netbooks hard drives are smaller though, and I like to leave the Windows install in place. How small can I make a \ partition if I intend to (re)use \home?


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#8 2012-10-22 12:18:25

mikhou
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Registered: 2011-06-12
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Re: Should I wait?

Gotta agree. Waldorf is rock solid!

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#9 2012-10-22 13:26:03

unfugr
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Registered: 2012-09-18
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Re: Should I wait?

SabreWolfy wrote:

How small can I make a \ partition if I intend to (re)use \home?

I run waldorf 64bit with openbox and xfce, cups, libreoffice, etc. as a second OS on my netbook on a 5GB / Partition, but I'd recommend a tiny bit more...

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#10 2012-10-22 13:34:58

SabreWolfy
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Re: Should I wait?

unfugr wrote:

I run waldorf 64bit with openbox and xfce, cups, libreoffice, etc. as a second OS on my netbook on a 5GB / Partition, but I'd recommend a tiny bit more...

Thanks. I'll take 5GB as the absolute minimum then. The distro makes a difference too? Debian netinstall with Openbox only would be OK in 5GB, but Ubuntu or Kubuntu or a full Debian install would be better on an 8GB partition I suppose.


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#11 2012-10-22 14:43:18

unfugr
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Registered: 2012-09-18
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Re: Should I wait?

Aaaarrgh! My fingers were faster than my brain (again).
Here the more elabotate version of my above post:
My quite fresh waldorf install takes about 3 GB of harddisk space and sits on a 5GB / partition.
I ran cb-welcome and typed 'Y' for everything except the developer's tools.
I don't have the source code repos enabled.

I usually like to keep at least about half the partition empty, in case I suddenly discover that I want to build a complete audio production environment or something like that...

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