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Re: Indy (beta?)
On Sat, 18 Mar 2000, R.G. Mayhue wrote:
> Are we shooting for a beta release of Indy on this round
I'd hope so (-; We really want to be on CD. It's psychologically bad
us not to be. Speaking for myself, it's the main reason I slacked
need to get *something* on CD.
It is psychologically bad for me too
> 1) XFree86-4.0 has been released and I downloaded and compiled from
> source before the binaries were released and have been running it
> since with no major problems. Do we want to include it? No other
> has yet. We would be first.
Does it work with all cards ? This is one problem. Another issue is
it is *difficult* to configure, because Redhat's XConfigurator
work with it yet ( unless someone can hack at it ).
In fact since XF86Setup is not included it has NO configurator for it
unless you consider xf86config
as one. I don't. Xconfigurator has an example file embedded in its
source and if my memory is good it just printf's it with some %d and %s
at the right place.
> 2) Daily RPM builds for the KDE 2 alpha have been released and the
> code base has been frozen.
I believe the APIs are frozen.
> Only bug fixes allowed at this point. Most
> reports a have read are fairly good.
I find it usable but there are some stupid bugs at least with the one
using. For example, the logout button doesn't work.
> 3) Add Donovan's fonts, Indialer and the Tips we have been talking
> (Plus anything else I may have missed).
Those Microsoft fonts are really good. ( as opposed to my ones which
basically cheap adobe knockoffs )
We should, IMO, investigate the
possibility of adding the gratis MS fonts. if we can't do this, we
write a little program that downloads and installs them. ( I could do
THere are some other nice tweaks we could include , such as tweaking
ghostscript Fontmap so that it automatically works with the MS font
BTW, I am trying to learn C and python to make myself more useful (-;
Problem with Python is the realtive dearth of litterature if we
compare it with Perl.
Jean Francois Martinez
Project Independence: Linux for the masses