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#108384 Bodhi 4.5.0 Testing ISO Images

Posted by Jeff on 19 February 2018 - 05:42 PM

Time for another update release. This one has a patched kernel on the 64bit side for the meltdown and spectre stuff as well as Moksha packaged with some of the small improvements Stefan has been working on.




Let me know if you hit any issues. The Legacy disc was giving me fits starting up properly in Virtual Box 5.2.6, but it booted / installed fine for me in VMWare player. If everything looks good I'll tag this as the new stable release later this week. 

#108381 How long will Bodhi continue to support 32 bit machines?

Posted by Jeff on 19 February 2018 - 04:26 PM

You appear to be confusing Ubuntu dropping their x86 server images with dropping x86 support all together:

"This change is just affecting the ubuntu-server i386 release while there will continue to be the x86 32-bit mini ISO image, Debian Installer image, and the i386 package archive will continue to exist. So for those running Ubuntu Server x86_64 you can still install i386 packages if needed, but the official Ubuntu Server image on the x86 front will be just x86_64. "

Source: https://www.phoronix...er-18.04-32-bit

#108104 Screen Resolution not Persistent

Posted by Jeff on 05 February 2018 - 12:41 AM

Is your startupcommands file mark as executable as it should be? Does it help if you explicitly give the full path to the script file without shortcutting home as ~/

#108021 Major issue today... bodhi uninstalled itself. What happened?

Posted by Jeff on 29 January 2018 - 06:06 AM

Without knowing the exact output of the commands - I can't really know what happened for you. Nothing Bodhi desktop related has been updated in the non-testing branch of the Bodhi 4 repos. The last update to Moksha outside of testing was in December http://packages.bodh...4main/m/moksha/


Likely you installed a package or a repo that conflicts with something Bodhi related and your package manager tried to "correct" the issue by removing some of the conflicting packages. 


In general it is a good idea to pay attention to what your package manager is telling you it is going to do before agreeing to let it do it - especially if you have any 3rd party repositories enabled. 

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#107822 Bodhi 4.4.0 Released

Posted by Jeff on 09 January 2018 - 07:59 PM


Anyway, feel free to ask E developers about this feature (the menu system is theirs idea) and if they are willing help you, we can try to port the changes to moksha.






When it comes time to define Bodhi and what sets this distro apart from hundreds of others also based on debian, it all comes down to the user experience, doesn't it?  You call it Moksha, because you take Enlightenment and make it better.  But if someone points out a glaringly obvious oversight, all of a sudden, people start getting all offended and say it's not Moksha anymore - it's just plain debian with enlightenment on top of it and you forget that you're supposedly making Moksha. 

And now you want your end-users to negotiate with your upstream sources on your behalf?  Please do tell us how you plan to grant us that power.

You guys would stand to gain, if you made up your mind - either you are responsible for the Moksha experience or you aren't. 

Very sorry that I brought up the question again, and that you find source of irritation with it. I find your standoffish attitude surprising.  I only asked because I saw there was a new version and was curious as to whether it was fixed or not. 

Maybe I'll just shut up and join the others who left without giving you any feedback. I wouldn't want to be the last one left who gets it and gives you extra work. That's just a way of making me feel guilty.  Very sorry that I asked.



I feel like you really just don't understand what we are doing here. We aren't trying to be set apart. We aren't trying to be special. We are trying to provide a Linux distribution that works for our needs. If it doesn't work for your needs feel free to contribute so it does, or move onto something else. That is the great thing about open source - you have lots of choice.

We aren't some all reaching project. We aren't trying to be everything to everyone. We are trying to provide a stable desktop for our own personal computers. If that also works for other people great! If it doesn't work for you - don't use it. 

No need to throw a fit because no one contributing their time for free to the Bodhi project doesn't find a feature you want useful enough to write ourselves. 

The only person responsible for your user experience is you

#107782 Upgrading Bodhi 3.0.0 to E22?

Posted by Jeff on 04 January 2018 - 02:13 PM

Is there a reason you specifically need / want the 3.0.0 base instead of the 4.x base? E22 is actually in the Bodhi 4 testing brach for easy install (it will replace moksha though on the installed system). 

#107760 Happy new year!

Posted by Jeff on 03 January 2018 - 02:49 PM

Happy new year Bodhi people.


I'd say something about big plans, but everything here is working great so we aren't "fixing" anything :)


Bodhi 5 will hit some time this summer after Ubuntu 18.04 drops though!

#107706 Something not to do on a holiday weekend

Posted by Jeff on 31 December 2017 - 09:51 PM

As a heads up whenever apt asks you to type "yes say as I do" it is because the operation it is about to attempt is going to purge a bunch of system critical packages that often ends up with an unusable system. 

#107622 Idea: a conky fork suited for Moksha

Posted by Jeff on 26 December 2017 - 02:49 PM

I don't intend to ever add more applications than we have now to the default Bodhi install. That is what the AppPack release is for.

#107616 AppCenter version numbers

Posted by Jeff on 26 December 2017 - 07:15 AM

The problem with displaying it on the web page is again - different Bodhi versions. Also - just different repositories people might have installed on their local systems.


For example let's say user A has a PPA installed for Thunar file manager - well the app center is going to install the latest versions in that user's repositories - not the Bodhi specific ones because that is how the package manager works and the App Center just sends commands to the package manager.


Not to mention different Bodhi versions all using the app center with different package versions for each. With the release of Bodhi 5 this Summer we will have 3 major Bodhi versions we are supporting at any given time. 

#107606 AppCenter version numbers

Posted by Jeff on 24 December 2017 - 09:11 PM

It would be fairly trivial if I recall to display the version to be installed in the apturl ELM window that pops up after you click install, but this is different from displaying it on the web page itself. 

#107569 Help Cleaning up the Wiki

Posted by Jeff on 21 December 2017 - 05:44 AM

Just wanted to say those pages look great. Thanks for adding these Oblio

#107505 Screen resolution enhancement on EeePC 701 running Bodhi 4.4?

Posted by Jeff on 15 December 2017 - 02:00 PM

That is still a fine way to do what you are accomplishing. 


If you pull up Moksha's keybinding dialog you can even set up a key binding to run your commands nicely for you instead of manually running them via a terminal or what not. 

#107444 Moshka Arm

Posted by Jeff on 12 December 2017 - 01:12 AM

My desktop is an i7 with 32gigs of RAM so plenty of horse power here. I haven't tired cross compiling in a few years - this guide makes it look pretty simple. I'll take a crack at it over the holidays. 

#107369 Bodhi 4.4.0 Testing ISO Images

Posted by Jeff on 06 December 2017 - 01:24 PM

That time of year again - just about time for a new set of ISO images.


If anyone has time please give some of these a try: https://sourceforge....ux/files/4.4.0/

Want to avoid an issue like we had last time that caused a need for a 4.3.1 release to happen.