[SM-Users] What Version Should I Be Using To Help With Testing
Kevin at RawFedDogs.net
Tue Jul 18 11:05:08 EDT 2006
Fellow SMGL enthusiasts,
I'm still working my way through an initial Source Mage install on my test
box. I've hit a few snags, some of which might be my own fault. So, I'd
want to go through the process again making careful notes before reporting
any problems. Anyway, I see several items marked as [DONE] on the "Road Map
towards 1.0" page. Are the items marked as [DONE] included in the 0.9.6
ISO? I think I've had a problem with one item in particular:
Sorcery supports full dependency ordering [DONE]
After the initial install, rebuild, and system-update I tried casting
kde-profile in hopes of checking out Source Mage's GUI system. For the most
part I use console-based apps but installing KDE gives any source-based
distribution a thurough workout. Several spells needed X libraries and I
selected xorg each time I was prompted to choose an X server. Then, sorcery
tried to cast some of the spells that needed X before casting xorg. The end
result was that some spells failed causing many others to be skipped. So,
now I've got an xorg cast running. I'm guessing sorcery should have cast
the spells in the appropriate dependency order.
Would a new user reporting problems with the 0.9.6 ISO help the Source Mage
team in moving towards the 1.0 release? If not, what would be the best way
for me to help? I'm not quite ready to convert my main box to SMGL yet.
Since I'm running SMGL on a test box there's no problem running an unstable
test version. The only drawback is the test box in question in an older
Pentium MMX 200mhz box. So, compiling can take a while. If I remember
correctly when testing Gentoo on it it took over a week to compile KDE.
P.S. I think Source Mage might be the first distribution I buy clothing,
etc., for. I love the raven in the logo and have been eyeing a Source Mage
t-shirt. When I see the logo I start thinking, "Once upon a midnight
dreary, while I ponder weak and weary ..."
Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes.
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