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Offline pavroo

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Plans for 2019
« on: January 04, 2019, 10:42:43 pm »
1. Sparky 4.10 based on Debian stable should be out in May. It probably will be the last Sparky iso based on Stretch.
After Buster become stable, Sparky 4 will be moved to oldstable and still supported, but no new iso.

2. The first Sparky 5.x stable based on upcoming stable Buster will be out a month about after stable Buster (mayby faster).

3. After releasing Sparky 5 stable , based on stable Buster, new Sparky iso based on testing line of Debian will be released as before, means quaterly.
The new, rolling iso based on next testing Debian Bullseye will change numbering from static number to date, such as: YYYY.MM
It should make much clear which one is stable and which is rolling.
Sparky rolling will be available as amd64 iso images only, excluding Rescue edition (?).
The 32 bit architecture is really old and the newest kernel would not provide drivers to such old devices.
If you have (so I do) such old machines, I recommend to use Sparky or pure Debian of the stable line.

A new wallpaper is required to the next rolling Sparky (and therefore next next Sparky stable 6.0).

4. A new app already been started development - APTus AppCenter will be keep developing; don't know yet about a first beta version, still too early.

Post below your ideas or anything could improve Sparky, please.
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Offline Bill Statler

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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 03:09:08 am »
Good news -- thank you!

I've been running Sparky "rolling" for 2½ months and (after the initial chaos of switching from LMDE 2) I've had very few problems.

Ideas for improvement...  Can it cook my breakfast for me?  It alrady does almost everything else I need. ;D

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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 08:24:12 am »
Any plans for adding Deepin as a desktop option? I'd love to run Deepin on Sparkylinux testing...

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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2019, 02:12:17 pm »
Sorry, but no chance. The Deepin desktop contains many packages, I have no time to build all of them.
I used packeges from the developer repos before, but due to different Qt version it based on, they are not compatible with Debian Stretch nor Buster.
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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2019, 09:31:30 pm »
Thank you for your response. Understood. Not many distros other than Manjaro willing to take on Deepin. Sounds like it's a difficult one to take on.

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SparkyLinux 6
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 02:32:04 pm »
When does version 6 of SparkyLinux come out? Still in 2019?

Att: Elton  :D

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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 11:56:12 am »
I make changes with Sparky versioning to avoid misunderstanding, specially new Sparky users.

The first change: only stable edition will have a static version number, so the upcoming new stable is 5.8 (as it sholde be).
The next rolling iso based on Debian testing "Bullseye" (and any others) will have date number, such as YYYY.MM.
So when the next, next Debian 11 Bullseys become stable, the next, next Sparky stable will start with the number of 6.0 (in 2 years about).

Hope it is clear.
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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2019, 03:58:35 am »
Witaj Pavroo (Paweł).

Are there plans for a non-systemd variant of Sparky?

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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2019, 09:25:55 pm »
Sorry but I can't create any more Sparky spins, I have no much free time left. 
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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2019, 12:22:33 pm »
Too early.
Have to focus on upcoming new Sparky stable and new rolling iso.
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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2019, 03:45:26 pm »

3. new Sparky iso based on testing line of Debian will be released as before, means quaterly.

Sparky rolling will be available as amd64 iso images only, excluding Rescue edition (?).
The 32 bit architecture is really old and the newest kernel would not provide drivers to such old devices.
If you have (so I do) such old machines, I recommend to use Sparky or pure Debian of the stable line.



Oh, I am really disappointed. I just installed a rolling sparky (minimalGUI) on my old 32-bit netbook - and it is running so nice! What happened with this installation in the future? Do I have to change the channels manually - or should I better install a new stable edition? (which is not the problem but (secure) firefox is old and slowly ;/ )


Do I understand it right that there will be a new rolling 64-bit edition in the next days/weeks (where I would wait for)?

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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2019, 08:42:29 pm »
The 32 bit edition is fully supported, but no new 32 bit iso of the rolling line (no armhf media of the rolling line too).
If you have Sparky rolling i686 installed, simply keep it up to date.
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