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Re: Solus 3 is here!!!

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:55 am
by ariesz
Justin wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:13 am
Unlike the previous iterations, however, this is a release and not a snapshot.

I don't really get the difference between a RELEASE and a SNAPSHOT. I've read the blog post. But still can't quite get my mind around it. :roll:

Re: Solus 3 is here!!!

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:09 am
by kyrios
ariesz wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:55 am
Justin wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:13 am
Unlike the previous iterations, however, this is a release and not a snapshot.

I don't really get the difference between a RELEASE and a SNAPSHOT. I've read the blog post. But still can't quite get my mind around it. :roll:
A snapshot is an "picture" taken at a certain moment of time. For example, the previous ISO image what really a picture of what Solus was on April 18th.
This version is called "release" because it brings out of the box difference with what the current users have (here are a few ones, the detail is in the blog post)

Re: Solus 3 is here!!!

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:33 am
by wmcig
It is awesome and fantastic. I love it.

But I miss the setting to control the calendar and the calendar-widget settings in Raven together!

Re: Solus 3 is here!!!

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:42 pm
by Drawo
Congratulations Solus Team, great work.
Everything works fine !
Greetings

Re: Solus 3 is here!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:24 am
by wongs
kyrios wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:09 am
ariesz wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:55 am

I don't really get the difference between a RELEASE and a SNAPSHOT. I've read the blog post. But still can't quite get my mind around it. :roll:
A snapshot is an "picture" taken at a certain moment of time. For example, the previous ISO image what really a picture of what Solus was on April 18th.
This version is called "release" because it brings out of the box difference with what the current users have (here are a few ones, the detail is in the blog post)

I've bold-texted/underlined "what Solus was...". "Solus" in this sentence refers to the last official release version which I think was version 1.2.

It was released some time before 18 April 2017 with a default set of applications and programs and a default gtk theme (arc) and icon set (arc icons + Moka/Faba). Say you kept updating this release without ever adding to or uninstalling any of the default applications that came on the iso. You didn't change the looks and theme or default settings. Then on 18 April 2017 you froze this updated version of Solus 1.2 as an iso, that would be a "snapshot".

But Solus 3 is a "release" because it is not just an up to date Solus 1.2. Its default applications and programs are slightly different. For instance, the default login greeter is slick-greeter now whereas in 1.2 it was lightdm-gtk-greeter. The default theme and icons are different. The configurations set up as default are different, for instance the Budgie panel is now at the bottom.

Re: Solus 3 is here!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:53 am
by Will91
Excellent release yet again, Love this iteration and the new default theme is simply beautiful.

Re: Solus 3 is here!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:26 pm
by mwbworld
Finally - did the update on my laptop. Went smoothly and looking nice.

Re: Solus 3 is here!!!

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:25 pm
by orcun
first of all, congratulations ! i love solus.
can i use rolling release version after upgrading my current solus os? or must i install the rolling release version directly?

Re: Solus 3 is here!!!

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:32 pm
by kyrios
orcun wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:25 pm
first of all, congratulations ! i love solus.
can i use rolling release version after upgrading my current solus os? or must i install the rolling release version directly?
Solus switched to a rolling release model 1 year ago. So unless you haven't updated Solus a single time in this laps of time, you're already on the rolling version!

Re: Solus 3 is here!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:39 pm
by ycrawler
a week in or so, havent been this satisfied with a release since dapper drake!