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Testing ISOs 201901

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 02 Jan 2019 12:56

I've prepared the new ISOs for January 2019.

Changes:
  • Due to a discussion with one of the developers of Firefox I've changed the firefox-solydxk-adjustments and thunderbird-solydxk-adjustments packages. I expect that I'll have to make more changes to those packages after Mozilla comes back to me with more details.
  • The Evolvere icon theme for Thunderbird is now provided by thunderbird-solydxk-adjustments. It is not installed by default. If the user wishes to change to the Evolvere icon theme he can do so by clicking Start menu > Internet > SolydXK Thunderbird Evolvere Theme.
  • The Live Installer now supports nilfs2 and f2fs file systems for flash drives and encryption now works with openssl 1.1.1+ (Debian Buster).
  • Waterfox (and waterfox-solydxk-adjustments) are now built together with Firefox and provided by the SolydXK repository.
The Dutch and German ISOs are also ready for testing. I'll test them all but everything you find on one version will probably be the same on the others.

I hope to update the SolydX RPi image as well but until now I've ended up with an unbootable system after each update. So, I cannot promise if I can get that one ready in time.

You can download the ISOs here: https://downloads.solydxk.com/nightly/

Please use the test cases document to report back your findings: SolydXK ISO test cases.ods

I'm planning to release the ISOs in the last week of January.


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Re: Testing ISOs 201901

Postby palimmo » 02 Jan 2019 13:28

great.
I'll test it in the next hours!
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Re: Testing ISOs 201901

Postby ilu » 03 Jan 2019 20:44

I really hate the Mozilla default configuration. Solydxk had a nice setup to start with. I don't think that removing these settings from the adjustments packages is a good idea. The good thing about SolydXK was that you had almost no post-installation work.

A better solution would be to move the adjustments Mozilla doesn't like into an optional package you can install via the welcome screen. Put it on the first page. Or even make Waterfox standard and move the whole Firefox to the welcome screen.

Please don't just drop the customization - install and ready to go - that was one of the big selling points of SolydXK, at least for me.

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Re: Testing ISOs 201901

Postby palimmo » 04 Jan 2019 17:34

here my quick test
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Re: Testing ISOs 201901

Postby grizzler » 11 Jan 2019 17:13

Tried the SolydK ISO in a VM just now. Live system OK, installer total failure. In the konsole:

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solydxk@solydxk:~$ live-installer
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/live-installer-3/main.py", line 8, in <module>
    from gtk_interface import InstallerWindow
  File "/usr/lib/live-installer-3/gtk_interface.py", line 13, in <module>
    import installer
  File "/usr/lib/live-installer-3/installer.py", line 18, in <module>
    import partitioning
  File "/usr/lib/live-installer-3/partitioning.py", line 9, in <module>
    import psutil
ImportError: No module named 'psutil'
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Re: Testing ISOs 201901

Postby grizzler » 11 Jan 2019 18:02

Test SolydX ISO: OK.
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Re: Testing ISOs 201901

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 13 Jan 2019 19:14

For some reason the SolydK ISOs were missing python3-psutil.
I made that package a dependency for the live installer (which it should have been in the first place).

The new ISOs were uploaded here: https://downloads.solydxk.com/nightly/


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Re: Testing ISOs 201901

Postby ilu » 16 Jan 2019 16:01

General: The testcases file makes things unnecessarily hard for testers. Comparing expected results in 8 pt. mouseovers with the output on a monitor sitting behind you is impossible. This leads to unreliable results - and demotivation, honestly.

SolydX install on metal (AMD APU) with encryption and alongside Win 10 worked well, only a minor problem with the desktop and login background since this was on a 4:3 monitor (splash screen was ok for 4:3).

Unused space on the disk shows up in a way unexperienced users will probably not understand (just an empty line) and there's no hint that you need to open gparted to create partitions (no tooltip on rightclick).

Grizzler also noticed a difference in sources list which I did not notice due to the described mouseover problem.
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Re: Testing ISOs 201901

Postby grizzler » 16 Jan 2019 18:59

Test SolydK (VM): OK.
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Re: Testing ISOs 201901

Postby ilu » 17 Jan 2019 01:20

I've tried to bring the test document into a more easily readable form. Not particularly beautiful but does the job. Maybe you could consider to replace it @Arjen.
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Re: Testing ISOs 201901

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 17 Jan 2019 14:31

ilu wrote:
17 Jan 2019 01:20
I've tried to bring the test document into a more easily readable form. Not particularly beautiful but does the job. Maybe you could consider to replace it @Arjen.
Done: https://downloads.solydxk.com/dev/Solyd ... 0cases.ods


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