http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=09495http://simplicitylinux.org/2016/07/simp ... available/https://sourceforge.net/projects/simpli ... 7%20Final/http://news.softpedia.com/news/simplici ... 6819.shtml
we still have a lot of love for Puppy Linux and all it’s derivatives, (but) sometimes it’s hard to make certain packages work,
especially newer packages. This is just the first test of whether or not we’re going to move to a Debian base for Simplicity
I'm left wondering whether forum member "jtwdyp" is the SimplicityLinux principal? Recent posts about openbox, lxde...search.php?author_id=1942&sr=posts
Anyhow, we might see an influx of posts from folks who have booted the simplicityX iso
due to the fact that the antiX live boot "branding" hasn't been replaced, and the simplicity project lacks a user forum, AFAICT.
a nutshell description of this respin (yes, I booted it):
antiX16 base + apt install lxde & apt install chromium & apt purge firefox
some quick notes from my couple live boot sessions:
spacefm and geany are left intact (and lxde pulls in pcmanfm filemanager, lxterminal) but the assemblage of other desktop apps is pretty sparse. From reading the release announcement, I don't understand who is the expected target audience. All the native antiX live-init and persistent stuff is in place, and is working as intended... but simplicity hasn't added an auto-update mechanism for the LXDE (openbox?) desktop menu. Desktop launchers which (IMO) should be suppressed from display within the menu are shown and, notably absent, no "ControlCenter" launcher is displayed in the LXDE desktop menu.
At start of LXDE session, only 89Mb RAM used. At top edge of desktop, lxpanel; at bottom-center, "wbar" dock.
Preinstalled within Chromium browser are several (4or5) addons, including (wtf?) some vpn client "free trial"?
Maybe the "vpn thingie" requires some setup/configuration prior to use?
Whatever the reason (I didn't attempt to investigate) the browser was unable to connect (tried google.com, ebay.com, cnn.com)
Reviewers have repeatedly criticized various Ubuntu-derived "distros" for providing little more than changed wallpaper.
Well, in simplicityX... if a user selects fluxbox, icewm, JWM session, the default antiX seashell wallpaper is there, unchanged.Unless there's been some behind-the-scenes talk regarding collaboration (and even if there has been)
this simplicityX "release" doesn't even qualify as an antiX "respin". It's more like a "ripoff". It is being heralded via "press releases"
(today already at distrowatch and softpedia) and is likely to create a number of confused, unsupported by simplicity project, new users in its wake.
edited to de-emphasize this last bit, as this post was intended as a news item not an opinion-editorial.
I will point out that the simplicity "team" is repeating the poor communication style
(absence of collaborative communication) which bred speculation and opinionated negativity back in 2013http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=87159
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