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#1 2019-02-08 00:30:06

fsmithred
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Refacta 9.0 Released

Refracta GNU/Linux has a new stable release (9.0) and a new Home Page at
https://refracta.org/

Refracta-9.0 is based on Devuan-2.0 (ASCII) and provides a lightweight
desktop with software for most home computing needs.

Features:
- kernel 4.9, sysvinit, eudev, elogind, XFCE4 (4.12.3)
- The desktop is installed as individual parts rather than from a metapackage, making it easier to remove individual parts.
- Utilities for diagnosis, rescue and repair.
- Refracta Snapshot and Refracta Installer allow you to easily make your own custom live-iso from the installed system.
- Boot to high-contrast/accessibility theme with second item in boot menu.
- All free/open-source software installed. Non-free wireless firmware packages are included in case you need to install them.

Download stable version: https://get.refracta.org/files/stable/

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#2 2019-02-08 04:24:02

stanz
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Re: Refacta 9.0 Released

Howdy fsmithred, & congrats on your new homepage (website?)!
Did you get it on a cd? Xfburn sezs it to big, for my 700MB cd-rw's.
I've not seen any - but heard of 800MB cd's? I'll duck-it again.
Again - a big hello at`cha, and,
you & miyo have the BEST readme's I've seen...in awhile!  smile
asta ~

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#3 2019-02-08 12:38:58

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Re: Refacta 9.0 Released

Hey dude, welcome back. I made some isos back in October that still fit on a CD. Updates since then bloated the system enough to push it up over the threshold.

No usb where you are? Can we find you a 21st century computer and a 1G usb stick? (I'm guessing we can't find the latter - they're all 8G and up now.)  Seriously, if you really need the smaller iso, I'll figure out how to get it to you. Or, if you wait a little while, there might be a preview beowulf iso.

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#4 2019-02-09 01:28:17

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Re: Refacta 9.0 Released

They got 8G usb's???
ROFL yikes
That made me laugh ~ Thx fsmithred smile
I just came from reading your website when I typed...saw your mention of cd - and did not even check size of iso! lol
Yeah, I'll use usb & spare partition to 'finally' check out your derivative. No virtual machine.
And I'll be ready for that preview beowulf iso!
21st century computer...HA lol
Type ya later~
asta

Update:: Installed on partition, and working fine!

Last edited by stanz (2019-02-09 21:56:12)

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#5 2019-02-09 09:38:55

Panopticon
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Re: Refacta 9.0 Released

Congrats, i will give it a test drive tonight.

Regarding usb sticks, ive  noticed the dwindling of 8GB stick as well. All my local tech store had left was one brand. It was cheap, only $4 for a usb 2.0 with backwards compatibility to usb3.0 but i miss the old days of 1 and 2gb usb sticks, i think i even had a 512mb at one stage.

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#6 2019-02-09 20:10:32

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Re: Refacta 9.0 Released

Panopticon wrote:

i miss the old days of 1 and 2gb usb sticks, i think i even had a 512mb at one stage.

I drop by aliexpress.com once in a while and usually find some sticks of small capacity, although they are priced very similar to the bigger ones.

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#7 2019-02-10 10:41:28

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Re: Refacta 9.0 Released

PedroReina wrote:
Panopticon wrote:

i miss the old days of 1 and 2gb usb sticks, i think i even had a 512mb at one stage.

I drop by aliexpress.com once in a while and usually find some sticks of small capacity, although they are priced very similar to the bigger ones.

Yeah i could probably find some online i was just talking about local tech stores that sell office products etc.

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#8 2019-02-10 10:44:11

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Re: Refacta 9.0 Released

I got this latest release installed today, working great on a bare metal install, really snappy desktop. One minor gripe though is i cant seem to get xdg-user-dirs-update to work, it should populate $HOME but does nothing? Is there an extra step needed for refracta?

Last edited by Panopticon (2019-02-10 10:44:43)

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#9 2019-02-10 12:34:59

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Re: Refacta 9.0 Released

Pan, look in /etc/xdg/user-dirs.defaults and uncomment the dirs you want.

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#10 2019-02-10 12:53:23

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Re: Refacta 9.0 Released

Panopticoni wrote:

was just talking about local tech stores that sell office products etc.

Sure, agreed. smile

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#11 2019-02-10 13:07:29

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Re: Refacta 9.0 Released

fsmithred wrote:

Pan, look in /etc/xdg/user-dirs.defaults and uncomment the dirs you want.

Thanks for that, i havent had much to do with that side of gnu/linux in the past, usually just set and forget but might be worth looking at further to learn a few nix tricks. Do you leave most uncommented due to refracta snapshot when creating the iso for refracta?

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#12 2019-02-10 14:55:23

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Re: Refacta 9.0 Released

I disable all those dirs because it annoys me to have them in my home. I make my own directories, in some cases with names I've been using since win98. Whoever sets the default user-dirs doesn't know how I want to organize my files. (...and they can get off my lawn!)

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#13 2019-02-10 15:57:51

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Re: Refacta 9.0 Released

I see, as a base set of directories they seem ok to me, although i do find myself adding in build/ tmp/ bin/ among a few others. Doesn't take much to manually add them in either so good point.

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#14 2019-02-11 01:42:57

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Re: Refacta 9.0 Released

fsmithred wrote:

Whoever sets the default user-dirs doesn't know how I want to organize my files. (...and they can get off my lawn!)

My door mat sez's "buzz off!".
lol

xfce - I don't reallly like it much...but you did give it a good look...kewl.
I figured out my cd burning issue..
I'll ditch gimp and do a snapshot smile  that'll get me my refracta9 iso on cd!
cool
asta~

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#15 2019-02-12 22:19:05

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Re: Refacta 9.0 Released

Here's the distrowatch link. I should have included this in the first post. They dressed up my dry announcement a bit.
https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10460

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#16 2019-02-12 23:07:34

stanz
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Re: Refacta 9.0 Released

fsmithred wrote:

Here's the distrowatch link. I should have included this in the first post. They dressed up my dry announcement a bit. https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10460

Good`one!
I had to type in a review, but tried to blend-in... lol  wink

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#17 2019-02-13 08:35:02

Panopticon
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Re: Refacta 9.0 Released

^ Same, did a short positive message.

Last edited by Panopticon (2019-02-13 08:36:52)

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#18 2019-02-13 19:47:26

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Re: Refacta 9.0 Released

Thanks!

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