PC/OS 7.10.2 and 8.04 update

7.10.2 is done and 8.04 is being worked on. Here is a category of changes that have gone into 7.10.2 and 8.04.

7.10.2

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QT Designer and RealBASIC standard added.  These are the two development environments and they wont change.  8.04 will also feature these two great development environments.

LikeWise Open added.  As with Ubuntu 8.04, LikeWise has been added to 7.10.2.  This helps with Active Directory integration and along with server allows  for a drop-in into a Windows environment.  Its been thoroughly tested and  works well above average.

Bluetooth support added to Workstation.  This allows users to transfer files from bluetooth devices and connect to their bluetooth devices.  Bluetooth Alsa has been added so that you may use your Bluetooth headsets with PC/OS

I decided to go with my initial design for the cosmetic changes.  The bottom shelf is gone and the top bar has everything.  The places applet allows you to open specific locations, search for files etc etc.  The RH Nodoka theme has been added.  The Window decoration is still the Be theme but the style is Nodoka, the Nodoka XFWM theme has been added for users that want something other than the be theme can use it.  The NewBe theme has stabalized and when you change the interface controls the window decoration text no longer changes color and stays black.

7.10.2 Server is pretty much the same as before.  You have the LikeWise open packages installed.  Also Server no longer starts in GUI mode but rather console mode.  This helps with headless installs as well as server users who dont want to see the GUI.

7.10.2 will be released this weekend coming up.

8.04

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The new Public Beta should be released in a week or two.  Here are some changes

KDE desktop being prototyped, 8.04 will have a KDE edition as well as an XFCE, Maybe.  Its being tested and will be released as a public beta to garner feedback and to see if it will be accepted.  For right now I recommend Klikit Linux for KDE desktop users but that can change.  Here are some changes for 8.04

Ndiswrapper.  Im using the gutsy packages because the 1.5 packages with 8.04 are broken.  If by August they fix the issue it may change but until they fix the issue these are locked in Synaptic.

Likewise Open Added once again for connecting to Active Directory.

No cosmetic changes planned for the 8.04 release.

So there we have it, the current state of the project.

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One Response to PC/OS 7.10.2 and 8.04 update

  1. […] Right Brain wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptI decided to go with my initial design for the cosmetic changes. The bottom shelf is gone and the top bar has everything. The places applet allows you to open specific locations, search for files etc etc. The RH Nodoka theme has been … […]

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