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Official - New wattOS R10 info thread
« on: August 29, 2016, 04:03:05 AM »
Greetings all - started a new R10 thread that will have the info you want to know. Look for details in the next day or two...we are finally almost here!

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Re: Official - New wattOS R10 info thread
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2016, 05:04:15 PM »
R10 gold images being finalized. Few screen shots for fun. List of details of apps, etc. coming in the next 24 hours. You can figure some of it out by looking at these :) ....The date is August 31.



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Re: Official - New wattOS R10 info thread
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2016, 01:19:09 PM »
Great work! Already with my favorite music player Lollypop!!!

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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2016, 06:51:07 PM »
The anticipation !

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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2016, 06:59:26 PM »
The anticipation !
I can't stand it either.

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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2016, 01:37:32 AM »
If I didn't know anything about wattOS previously, I'd want to use it just for that login screen!

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Re: Official - New wattOS R10 info thread
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2016, 04:48:40 AM »
I have a separated Partition all ready for WattOS-10   8)

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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2016, 08:09:57 AM »
Sweet  :)
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Re: Official - New wattOS R10 info thread
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2016, 11:26:55 PM »
Hi all - thanks for the patience. The ISO's will be uploaded tonight - it will be late, but it will get done tonight..... Just finishing up microwatt.... both 32 and 64bit LXDE are done and ready. Will post the details of programs, etc. in the next couple hours. Just trying now to "slim-up" the Microwatt footprint. I have included the broadcom and DKMS (dynamic kernel module support) which take up a good bit of extra space, but improves compatibility for broadcom chipset wireless systems (lot of older Dell and others use broadcom a lot) and wireless out of the box is important to me. So I am sacrificing ISO size slightly for hardware compatibility. Have also tested successfully the 32bit on a non-pae CPU (my 13 year old Dell D500) and it works with the "forcepae" option. I will outline that in the wiki, etc. for those who are trying to use that.

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Re: Official - New wattOS R10 info thread
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2016, 05:58:31 AM »
last "informal" update then the real stuff comes out. Here is the plan. I am going to delay microwatt for now (week or two - maybe less) so I can finish getting the kinks worked out. The installer is having some issues with it and I don't want to release a 50/50 reliable install - which is what Microwatt is right now.

BUT - I see no reason to delay the release of the LXDE 32 and 64bit - So I am going to announce that and update the site, send to distrowatch, etc. in the next 2 hours (how long it takes to upload the ISO's, start seeding torrent, update the website, send the required details to distrowatch - package lists, etc).

So thats next - working now :)

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Re: Official - New wattOS R10 info thread
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2016, 08:13:09 AM »
^Thanks! No worry, stay  8)
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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2016, 02:58:44 AM »
Here is the plan. I am going to delay microwatt for now (week or two - maybe less) so I can finish getting the kinks worked out. The installer is having some issues with it and I don't want to release a 50/50 reliable install - which is what Microwatt is right now.

Of course it's totally up to you and/or the other developer powers-that-be, but BunsenLabs Linux https://www.bunsenlabs.org/ (based on Debian Jessie instead of Ubuntu 16.x) has already worked out its popular Openbox equivalent to Microwatt.
Just sayin......
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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2016, 03:44:55 AM »
Of course it's totally up to you and/or the other developer powers-that-be, but BunsenLabs Linux https://www.bunsenlabs.org/ (based on Debian Jessie instead of Ubuntu 16.x) has already worked out its popular Openbox equivalent to Microwatt.
Just sayin......
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Hi G. Welcome to wattOS.

Unless biff has made a change, microwatt is an i3 distro...not Openbox. So there is a difference.

I'm very familiar with BunsenLabs. They put out a fantastic distro, and their forum is top-notch. They're not only willing to help people with their own distro, but they're glad and more-than-willing to help people from others...whether it's based on Debian, Arch, Ubuntu, etc. I could be wrong, but I don't think they'd appreciate their name and/or distro being used to try and put down another distro or developer.

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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2016, 04:33:55 AM »
Thanks for the quick response!  :)

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Unless biff has made a change, microwatt is an i3 distro...not Openbox. So there is a difference.
Yep, checked out https://i3wm.org/screenshots/ to get a feel for this WM.
My own impression from this is that Emacs https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/ can more readily provide most of the features of i3 I would really need, separate from a full-blown WM.

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... BunsenLabs. They put out a fantastic distro, and their forum is top-notch. They're not only willing to help people with their own distro, but they're glad and more-than-willing to help people from others...whether it's based on Debian, Arch, Ubuntu, etc.

As WattOS doesn't seem to suit my own needs as proclaimed for "bringing old computers back to life" (source: http://planetwatt.com/new/index.php/2016/09/01/wattos-r10-released/, I think I'd rather go with several of these other lightweight distros listed here instead, thanks.
Of course YMMV.
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« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2016, 12:23:21 PM »
Thanks for the quick response!  :)

Yep, checked out https://i3wm.org/screenshots/ to get a feel for this WM.
My own impression from this is that Emacs https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/ can more readily provide most of the features of i3 I would really need, separate from a full-blown WM.

As WattOS doesn't seem to suit my own needs as proclaimed for "bringing old computers back to life" (source: http://planetwatt.com/new/index.php/2016/09/01/wattos-r10-released/, I think I'd rather go with several of these other lightweight distros listed here instead, thanks.
Of course YMMV.
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Okay. I understand. We all have different tastes, expectations, and ideas as to which OS will meet our particular needs and/or wants. That's one of the wonderful benefits of Linux; we can pretty much find an OS that appeals to us and meets our needs.

Good luck in your search.