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#1 2009-05-28 16:13:33

adamruss
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[REQUEST] moblin

is there any chance someone could pull this off and give us a moblin interface on arch?

http://git.moblin.org/

would be great...


CPU: MacBook Pro 5,5
TB: OSX 10.6 / Windows 7 / Ubuntu 9.10

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#2 2009-05-28 16:24:43

venky80
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

yup that would be great..;)


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#3 2009-05-28 17:21:01

ammon
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

yes, it would be rebirth for us notebook/netbook users.

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#4 2009-05-28 19:06:31

cedricmordrin
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

My understanding is that Fedora will provide it as a package and Linpus will also provide the interface: http://www.engadget.com/2009/05/27/linp … -end-users.

If Fedora provides the package they /should/ release the source as well, and then it's just a matter of time.

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#5 2009-05-28 21:27:45

pressh
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

There are already opensuse packages so I suspect you can get the source from there too if they are not available via the moblin website.

[edit] now I say that but I can't find the packages so I may have been mistaken

Last edited by pressh (2009-05-28 21:32:29)

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#6 2009-06-01 13:11:28

vinz
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

pressh wrote:

There are already opensuse packages so I suspect you can get the source from there too if they are not available via the moblin website.

[edit] now I say that but I can't find the packages so I may have been mistaken

perhaps this is what you've been searching:
http://forgeftp.novell.com/moblin/rpms/
http://repo.moblin.org/moblin/releases/ … a//source/

Last edited by vinz (2009-06-01 13:34:40)

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#7 2009-06-02 07:11:04

pressh
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

yeah I think the moblin repo should work just fine, though it was http://download.opensuse.org/repositori … _11.1/src/ I was searching for.

Either way, according to some guy of project goblin you need the following packages

anerly
anjal
carrick
dates
empathy
hornsey
meerkat
moblin-branding-opensuse
moblin-gtk-engine
moblin-icon-theme
moblin-session
moblin-ux-settings
moblin-web-browser

so if someone wants to give it a try, good luck :-)

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#8 2009-06-02 14:28:19

Ghost1227
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

I'm working on it...


.:[My Blog] || [My GitHub]:.

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#9 2009-06-02 17:02:27

ammon
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

Ghost1227 wrote:

I'm working on it...

danke, danke... smile

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#10 2009-06-02 17:08:23

adamruss
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

you are the man!


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#11 2009-06-02 17:32:42

Cave
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

Uhh nice, can't wait!

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#12 2009-06-03 08:40:51

audaly
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

I tested Moblin 2 (with a livecd)... It's beautiful but not really usable IMO. Do you really like this GUI?

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#13 2009-06-03 08:57:25

AndyRTR
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

Moblin based on Arch wouldn't be just a bunch of packages. It's more a full distribution because it needs a dedicated kernel, its own boot process, init scripts and so on. Why duplicate each and every project???

What's wrong to help the upstream project and make Moblin itself the stable distribution you want?

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#14 2009-06-03 10:13:57

Allan
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

I want to take this for a spin but don't have a netbook.  Is there anything stopping me running this on my laptop (core2duo, intel graphics)?

Edit: looks like I can:

# CPU: Intel Atom or Intel(r) Core(tm) 2 CPU (support for SSSE3)
   (Note: Moblin will not work on non-SSSE3 CPUs)
# Graphics: Integrated Intel graphics (915/945/965)

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#15 2009-06-03 16:34:08

pressh
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

AndyRTR wrote:

What's wrong to help the upstream project and make Moblin itself the stable distribution you want?

As far as I understand moblin is just some netbook launcher on top of gnome (maybe replacing nautilus and some other stuff), not a distribution per se. From what I've read there will be opensuse based moblin netbooks for sale, but also ubuntu netbook edition (or whatever is called) is adopting moblin as well as probably a lot of other distributions.
If I owned a netbook for me it would be about the interface, I don't care too much about the kernel as long as everything is working and I get a decent battery life.

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#16 2009-06-03 19:13:28

scio
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

pressh wrote:
AndyRTR wrote:

What's wrong to help the upstream project and make Moblin itself the stable distribution you want?

As far as I understand moblin is just some netbook launcher on top of gnome (maybe replacing nautilus and some other stuff), not a distribution per se. From what I've read there will be opensuse based moblin netbooks for sale, but also ubuntu netbook edition (or whatever is called) is adopting moblin as well as probably a lot of other distributions.
If I owned a netbook for me it would be about the interface, I don't care too much about the kernel as long as everything is working and I get a decent battery life.

I agree, I have tried several WM/DEs on my Eee and would like to add Moblin to the list.  I was going to download the live image to test it out and if I like that, I would love to have an Arch based Moblin!

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#17 2009-06-03 21:26:22

snowpine
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

Am I the only one who prefered the previous alpha version of Moblin? It had a very simple and familiar Xfce desktop (instead of the current Fisher Price interface everyone is raving about) but was fast and well-optimized for Atom-based netbooks.

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#18 2009-06-03 21:58:17

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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

I tried it out on my laptop (Pentium Dual Core, intel graphics) and it was pretty cool. The only downside is that none of my network devices were detected. Guess they really are making something just for netbooks. I like the interface, albeit it took me a good 15 min. to find the terminal tongue. What I noticed is that the desktop is a heavily modified GNOME desktop, uses yum as it's package manager and has its own repos, and I think they enable kernel modesetting by default because my console was at the default resolution.

IMO I think it will be what netbook users want. Makes me wish I had the cash to buy one.

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#19 2009-06-03 22:06:47

electricshoes
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

That's the thing, the interface is really slick but the OS behind it is not customizable at all. It would be nice to use it as a WM on top of Arch.

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#20 2009-06-03 22:10:25

uncholowapo
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

What OS would that be? The only RPM based ones that come to mind are Fedora and Redhat.

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#21 2009-06-03 22:12:43

electricshoes
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

I thought it was OpenSuse

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#22 2009-06-03 22:20:10

uncholowapo
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

I don't see any sign of yast. Anyways, hope someone brings the interface to Arch. I'd be a really nice convenience.

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#23 2009-06-03 22:25:18

electricshoes
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

It has yum but not yast. Maybe I was thinking of the OpenSuse + Moblin they released.

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#24 2009-06-04 16:11:31

alex_anthony
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

I have some very rough git packages which are generally building. Not all the way through yet. And the browser is giving me difficulty - its based on fennec, the mobile browser rather than normal firefox. And I'm not running the full desktop with all the trimmings yet as it isn't all built, which is why the media player isn't populated in the screenshot.

tMXMyeg

BTW, moblin isn't inherently a customised version of another distro, it's a new distro with new initscripts etc, which  is using RPM. But then again, what makes a different distro a new distro or a customisation? Its closest to fedora apparently, but everyone seems to be planning to use the interface.

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#25 2009-06-04 17:58:26

ammon
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Re: [REQUEST] moblin

Can you extract just wm?

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