01.19.07

LIP 22: Mepis – Compling Vim 7.0

Posted in Mepis, Package Management, Vim at 5:18 am by serge

Part 2 of 4 on Mepis and we see if Vim 7.0 is in the house. Is it? Well let’s just say we get to explore the package manager (which is excellent) and test out our old-school-roll-your-own-compile-it chops.

(Disclaimer: Host is enjoying the combined arrival of a new semester and major sinus headaches (coupled with pain killing medication) so tonight’s show might be a bit more stream of consciousness-like than normal).

 
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11.01.06

LIP 11: Ubuntu and Vim 7.0

Posted in Ubuntu, Vim at 4:18 am by serge

Week three with Ubuntu and some new features to the show. Before we continue on with the exploration of Ubunutu we do some listener feedback and talk about the future of the show. We also add a segment on linux toys, where we review the iAudio U3 music player. Tasty.

The main segment has us trying to get Vim 7.0 out of the main repositories for Ubuntu. Doesn’t quite work so we end up having to compile, which works just fine.

We run out of time before we get around to seeing if we can get sleep to work on the lappie. One more week to go on Ubuntu so hopefully it will happen next week.

Oh, and we also talk about the tentative lineup for the next nine months and distros:

  1. Slackware
  2. SimplyMepis
  3. Gentoo
  4. Centos
  5. Debian
  6. pcbsd
  7. Freespire
  8. Quantian
  9. Fedora core

If your favorite isn’t on the list, or if you want to reorder things, just send us some feedback.

 
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09.13.06

LIP 04: Summarizing our first distro: OpenSuse 10.1

Posted in Suse, Vim at 3:58 am by serge

Our fourth show brings us to our summary evaluation of OpenSuse. Before we say goodby to our first distro, we do a source install of Vim 7.0, just because we can. Along the way we set up a few aliases  for good measure. We talk a bit about the history of Suse, the community and how our Windows relatives found our test machine to work. We close with our first summary score of a distribution (sorry you have to listen to learn how many stars Suse got) as well as a brief discussion of the show’s philosophy and plans for the future.
 
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09.06.06

LIP 03: Suse and Vim 7.0

Posted in Debian, G5, Suse, Vim at 4:38 am by serge

Our third week with Suse finds us exploring the Yast2 package manager in search of the latest version of the one true editor Vim. Alas, we run into rpm hell and our first real speedbump with Suse. We also discuss the revamping of thelip Lab hardware, and a side project attempting to install Debian on a Power Mac G5.
 
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