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Omega (Boxer) Release

Omega (Boxer) is a Fedora Remix. It is a installable Live image with Openoffice.org and all the multimedia codecs. All the awesome features of Fedora 12 plus all the recent updates fixing a number of issues. Download and try it.

Written by mether

December 18, 2009 at 12:23 am

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  1. I just tried Boxer and here are a few comments.

    It would be nice if a clipboard was installed and if the locate database was available. (Of course, doing an uodatedb isn’t long, but why not?)

    The openvideo format demo doesn’t work, at least on my system. It stops after 2 seconds.

    FlashPlayer is not installed and it’s impossible to install. The automatic install fails, then with the manual install, with yum, I receive the message:

    Do you want to install this file:
    adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch-1.rpm

    and then the system says it’s already installed.

    I never was able to use flash, even at YouTube.

    Upo reboot, it would be nice if the DVD was ejected.

    Otherwise, everything seems fine.

    Thanks for your contribution, Rahul! Looking forward to a 64 bit version.

    Marcel Rieux

    December 18, 2009 at 2:41 am

    • I suppose what János suggests must be somehow the way Klaus Knopper proceeds with Knoppix.

      Also, I repeat that having a clipboard would makek the LiveDVD more productive if I may say. If some more software is addded on the DVD, why not a clipboard?

      The video that doesn’t work is the demo with Try it beside it when Firefox opens. It looks very bad to have a “Try it” — or something like that — demo not wworking.

      Your procedure to install FlashPlayer works. What doesn’t work is going to Adobe, download the yum file and do an install. That’s the way I installed on Fedora 11, which is installed on my HD. That’s the way most newbies would proceed, I suppose.

      Of course, all those suggestions are for you to evaluate. I believe they would make the DVD more than an installation DVD.

      Regards!

      Marcel Rieux

      December 19, 2009 at 12:30 am

      • “If some more software is addded on the DVD, why not a clipboard?”

        No requests so far. I don’t see the majority of users using it.

        ” It looks very bad to have a “Try it” — or something like that — demo not working.”

        Maybe but there is zero modifications on Firefox in omega. It is provided by Fedora. You seem to miss the fact that Omega does not modify Fedora packages.

        “Your procedure to install FlashPlayer works. What doesn’t work is going to Adobe, download the yum file and do an install. ”

        Because, adobe-release is already installed! why would you bother trying to install a repository which is already installed by default? That makes no sense

        mether

        December 21, 2009 at 9:40 pm

  2. How can the locate database be available immediately after installation? It is generated by a cron job. What is open video format? To install flash, yum install flash-plugin.

    Reboot upon installation is something you need to file with Anaconda. I don’t modify Fedora sources.

    Rahul Sundaram

    December 18, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    • > How can the locate database be available immediately after installation?

      put at the end of your kickstart file something like this

      —————-
      # Running updatedb
      # and makewhatis
      #
      %post
      /usr/bin/updatedb
      /usr/sbin/makewhatis
      %end
      ————-

      János Virágh

      December 18, 2009 at 3:27 pm

  3. Well done Rahul . I’m looking forward for the Omega 12 64bit Remix to install because my systems are 64 bit and i’ve dumped 32 bits since day 1 .

    Nikolas Moraitis

    December 22, 2009 at 10:32 pm


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