Release Candidates :: DSL v4.1RC1



The first release candidate of DSL v4.1 is now posted.

Change log for v4.1RC1

* New boot option user=name
* New boot option settime (settime=its_server_name) must have boot time net access. Use with tz=XX/Yyyyy for accurate local time.
* New mini-icons in jwm mydsl menu when available.
* New iconView.lua - View & Edit xpm icons.
* Updated torsmo to v0.18 - now supports noswap
* Updated .dfminfo now a plain text file.
* Updated processing order of extensions with .tar.gz now last to better support myconf.tar.gz
* Root menu solely under user control - defaults to selected window manager menu.
* Added 'toram' to frugal installed grub checkfs menu item.
* Updated several murgaLua programs to reflect the dropped fl_ask GUI widget.
* Dropped SWM - Small Window Manager.
* Fixed System.map link error.
* Better support for alternate window managers. - see /opt/.mydsl_menu/ and ~/{wm}.inc
* Streamlined MyDSL download procedure - dropped use of sudo and download location prompt.
* Dropped unsued emelfm wrapper.


Many, many programs, files, and their locations have changed to support the new user=name option and the window manager processing support. Most noteably .filetool.lst and .xfiletool.lst are now under /opt.

Changed files likely in your backup.

.bash_profile
.jwmrc
.jwmrc-tray
.fluxbox/menu
.torsmorc
.dfminfo
opt/powerdown.sh

Note: Again system critical files .filetool.lst and .xfiletool.lst have changed and their location has changed to /opt/.

Test carefully, with so many system file changes, it is critical to ensure that you are running with the correct files and structure.

Always test with options base norestore before reporting any bugs.

-- Robert

i have load 4rc1 to hard drive no frugal ...

the drag and copy icons to create a direct acces do not run ...in box command is !o and when change by the path to program no run if i made a direct icon in desktop its the same problem...

i mount these programs uci ...only works with emlfm or click direct on icons...

:(

Quote (kuky @ Nov. 13 2007,14:26)
i have load 4rc1 to hard drive no frugal ...

the drag and copy icons to create a direct acces do not run ...in box command is !o and when change by the path to program no run if i made a direct icon in desktop its the same problem...

i mount these programs uci ...only works with emlfm or click direct on icons...

:(

Although MyDSL extension applications were never intended for traditional hard drive installations. 4.1 has better support MyDSL applicatons in a traditional hard drive installed environment that prior versions.

When copying DSL's base applications, hold down the Ctrl key when dragging applications from the Apps folder to the desktop.

Do not drag MyDSL applications from the special MyDSL folder.

MyDSL applications are dynamic (not installed). They should remain in the special folder so that upon shutdown a proper cleanup can occur.

If you are an advanced user of a traditional hard drive installation you can always use the tar command and permanently install them, and update your selected window manager menu. That is to install outside the scope of the dynamic MyDSL system.

There should be no problems when run in this fashion.

Hello Robert!

Just got my copy of the DSL-book. Great, but I haven't had opportunity to dig deeper into it yet. I just tried out DSL 4.1RC1-embedded with no restore etc. It seems that some modules for a wireless card with an atheros chip is missing. It worked just fine with DSL 4.0. I checked the changelog but couldn't find anything relevant to this problem there. I'll try the new RC1 on a cd to and see if there is any difference. Thanks for your hard work on DSL!

Have fun,
meo

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