Repo: we are waiting for Ylee. He is pedantic and he is in process of solving the repo signature. Frankly, I have to little info about this thus can not consider how hard it could be. Maybe Ylee will tell us more...
Thank you for the work on Bodhi. I installed Bodhi-6.0.0-64-prealpha in the VirtualBox VM and I would like to share my observations. 1) The minimal RAM size for installation - 768 Mb (512 Mb is not enough: [ ] Initramfs unpacking failed: write error [ ] Failed to execute /init (error -2) [ ] Kernel panic - not syncing: No working init found. Try passing init= option to kernel. See Linux Documentation/admin-guide/init.rst for guidance. This is not critical trouble but I need to decrease the RAM size for the VMs of my virtual experimental environment (Bodhi itself is usable with 384 Mb RAM after the installation).
My preferred language is Russian therefore I select it as interface language of the Bodhi and as keyboard layout (Russian/Russian) while installation. After the installation is done, I found some issues.
2) Post-install customization dialog provides only single keyboard layout selection. I was confused when select Russian and can't switch the keyboard layout to English for terminal commands (ls, cd etc.) typing. Of course I can enable Keyboard module in the Bodhi settings and append English keyboard layout. But this way is not clear for a novice. 3) The Keyboard layout selector gadget is missed on the system shelf and I need to install it manually (while Enlightenment distribution has it "out of box"). 4) Cyrillic letters are very small and thin in the Terminology. I switch the Terminology font from the default "10x20" to "Terminus-18-bold".
... On a separate note, how is the progress on a repo formation for bodhi6 ? Currently the github repo is good enough, but for every package update we have to manually install the deb files. Is there a way to add the github repo to the apt software sources ?
Yes I got around to setting up the repo in the last few days for Bodhi Linux 6.0. It is a signed secure repo on BL 6.0 so you need to install the Bodhi keyring package I made first:
In the meantime I am working hard on Arc Dark theme. Some users are using it here and more than 200 000 users have it in Escuelas Linux by Astroboy. I am in state where I have almost everything done except some cosmetics. Then you can add also this fully maintained theme to the BL 6 signed repo
Ylee will tell the last word but I can say some info from the dev background. We had several issues in BL 6 alpha release. One was with ephoto (ephoto opened only the first picture in folder). This issue has been solved. Another issue is with clipboard module. There is an infinitive paste loop in moksha dialog entry. Not a fatal one but we need to solve it. Robert (ylee) is also packaging all stuff and uploading to bodhi 6 repository these days. In the meantime I have been fixing almost all gcc warnings in extra modules and making some themes and code corrections. I won't declare the date of release but I think it could be within 3 weeks.
Just out of curiosity, does 6 use a different kernel than 5?
Both ISOs include Firefox. I am undecided whether to stick to FF as a default web browser or go back to the default in BL 5.1 of epiphany. I am open to input on that.
I would be fine with Firefox, I never used epiphany. Do you have resources to work on epiphany or should we not focus on the more important stuff?
Bodhi is my main distro und my machines are not underpowered (ok, laptop has only 8 GB). Bodhi is slick, fast, snappy but I always felt that
1. Bodhi should not try too hard to be slim. It never will be the slimmest distribution and if it is then it likely wont be my daily distro. Bodhi is punching below its weight, it deserves a broader audience and the "smallest distro" can easily give a wrong impression how good it really is.