Fargo wrote:I just installed, SolydX 32bit. I love the installer. Is that new? I don't remember it from before. Its much nicer than some of the other installers I've seen lately. Also the 'Welcome' screen is fantastic. Lots of good info in there and a quick way to install software. All I installed was the codecs. I never checked the other items so forgive my ignorance, but if I click the 'install' button on the graphics page for example, can I install only Digikam? Or will it install everything listed on the page?
It will install all of them. At the top of that page it says:
"When you click the install button all listed applications are going to be installed on your system. You can use the software manager to install them separately."
You can always visit the Welcome sequence again, by the way. It's in the menu.
Issues: Really the only issue I had was after install my system hung up and didn't restart. Is this normal?
Not really, but I've seen this happen with several of the distros I've installed over the years. Sometimes the same ISO will even produce a different result on different attempts on the same machine. I've given up trying to make sense of that...
Suggestion: The grub timeout screen could have shorter duration. Since we are not tracking Stable it seems less likely to need to boot into other kernels or anything, so a short time of 1 second or something seems reasonable just to splash the screen to people if they do need to boot into a help mode.
Nah... Not everyone has the same quick response time.
Seriously, five seconds as a default seems fine to me. You can always change it (in /etc/default/grub - needs 'sudo update-grub' to become effective) if you want.
Last question: Are these repos all finalized? That is can I send the machine out the door to a needy person and know that they will get security updates and etc.
Jessie isn't Stable yet, so new packages will appear almost every day, but this should really only be bugfixes, so I wouldn't expect anything disruptive to show up.
The sources.list is the same as for the 64-bit ISOs. It includes the security repo for Jessie.