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TUX LIGHT

Wallpaper Other by pirke 4 comments

"You Bastard" :-D - stan

(That was a quote from SouthPark).

Anyway, Good Job :) - Aug 06 2003
UI enhancement (KDE 3.1.3)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by equinoxe 139 comments

Dude! 3.1.3 is out! Please backport it...we are all waiting impatiently! - Jul 30 2003
Linstaller

Various Stuff by darkstar0010 10 comments

If you download packages from linuxpackages.net, sometimes the author tells you..."make sure you update so ans so..." Using this package manager, the author will be able to bundle the extra things into one package itself- and when this is executed, it will check whether the extra package is already installed and if it is, it will skip it. Just try the gaim installer for Windows and you'll know ;-) - Jul 28 2003
Linstaller

Various Stuff by darkstar0010 10 comments

Thanks for the heads-up!

However, this is not just another package format...all it will do is put a tar ball inside a tarball :-) What I mean is, it will take a prebuilt Slackware package and if necessary, the dependency package(s) and put them into another tar-ball which has a list of the files stored as a header so that the installer can display a progress bar. So, basically, it won't be just another package format.

The Packagers will be provided with a version which has 3 upload kind of things...all they have to do is point the Slackware packages and put a check on a box which will say "Dependencies?" and then point the dependecy packages (which are rare because for a particalar version of Slack, you don't have multiple libraries and stuff). Thats all there is to it!

So once again, this is just a package manager if you will....so its not a package format ;) - Jul 28 2003
Linstaller

Various Stuff by darkstar0010 10 comments

If you download packages from linuxpackages.net, for each package, you rarely see any extra packages to be upgraded and if there are, they are minimal (2-3 at most). Therefore, I guess we can embed those deps also.

Compared to RPMs, RPMs often complain that "a particular version of the library is needed", but this one will just check the pkgconfig path and we can also add a "thorough" option, which can dig-into directories and look for that file where it is supposed to be. - Jul 27 2003
Linstaller

Various Stuff by darkstar0010 10 comments

Youre right :-) But honestly, we don't need to provide files which are already installed by default with Slackware (for example GTK runtime libraries)...if by chance they don't have it, they can always grab the linstaller package for GTK.

So what we can do it provide the not so obvious binaries. Thanks for your input. Since the project has not yet officially started and we are looking for volunteers, we are open to ideas and algorithms....besides, this project belongs to the community so we all get to contribute ideas :-) - Jul 27 2003
Linstaller

Various Stuff by darkstar0010 10 comments

Youre right :-) But honestly, we don't need to provide files which are already installed by default with Slackware (for example GTK runtime libraries)...if by chance they don't have it, they can always grab the linstaller package for GTK.

So what we can do it provide the not so obvious binaries. Thanks for your input. Since the project has not yet officially started and we are looking for volunteers, we are open to ideas and algorithms....besides, this project belongs to the community so we all get to contribute ideas :-) - Jul 27 2003
UI enhancement (KDE 3.1.3)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by equinoxe 139 comments

So do I....please do! - Jul 15 2003
CPU Speed indicator

Karamba & Superkaramba by darkstar0010 2 comments

Thanks bro :) - Jul 14 2003
Gorilla

Icon Sub-Sets by systemx 90 comments

Thanks. However, I'm confused why it doesn't spin under the crystal theme (whereas when it spins, the animated folder is the crystal folder and that shows up when using your theme).

Thanks, Keep up the great work! - Jul 13 2003
Gorilla

Icon Sub-Sets by systemx 90 comments

How did you get the animation done for the event when the mouse is taken over a folder in konqueror? (the directory spins- but when it spins, it shows the crystal theme folder)? I'm using KDE 3.1.2 on Slackware 9.0 - Jul 13 2003
KSmoothDock

Various Plasma 5 Improvements by dangvd 706 comments

Well, I use Slackware 9.0 with dropline GNOME - just to fix the fonts. Then, I simply switched to KDE and I've loved Slackware eversince... well, almost everything compiles out of the box- you won't get these errors you are getting with Redhat and Mandrake. For example, when I compiled XFree with a patch top get 2D on my IGP320M chipset, when doing a "make install", it errored out in Redhat- in Slack, it just went fine without any complains. I even have my KDE patched with the drop shadows.

I love Slack because you get the do things by hand- and you learn!

Trust me, if you put up with it, you'll never want to go back- get a custom kernel and that will add to your joy!

Kudos - Jul 10 2003
KSmoothDock

Various Plasma 5 Improvements by dangvd 706 comments

Haha... ::Laughs at RPM based distro users:: - Get Slack- that is precisely the reason why I quit using Mandrake and Redhat. - Jul 10 2003
GCPU

Karamba & Superkaramba by kilativv 10 comments

Where did you get the wallpaper? - Jul 10 2003