|WikiProject Linux||(Rated Start-class, Low-importance)|
- 1 Link and Text Removal
- 2 Package Management
- 3 Text removed
- 4 GNU/Linux change
- 5 Formal tone
- 6 Historical Release Announcements
- 7 Zenwalk release history
- 8 Different text?
- 9 Fair use rationale for Image:Zenwalk-logo.png
- 10 Requested move (2007)
- 11 Release history
- 12 Merge from Jean-Philippe Guillemin
- 13 SaxenOS and Zee Xenwalk
- 14 Requested move
- 15 External links modified
Link and Text Removal
Please remove links and text to linuxpackages.net as it appears that it is a scam now.
Added this section. Revisions and opinions are welcome. :)
I removed the following in the belief that it is advertising - it reads like a brochure for the product and is NPOV.
Zenwalk Linux is a complete system out of the box. Feature enabled after install are browsing, mail, chat, video and music playback, programming in C, Perl, Python, Ruby, word processing, printing, scanning, burning CD and DVD. Also a full set of development utilities and libraries are installed for programmers. + Zenwalk Linux (formerly Minislack) is a Slackware Linux based Linux distribution that focuses on Internet application, multimedia and programming tools.
- - == Zenwalk objectives == - - * Be simple and fast - * Provide one application for one task - * Be a complete development/desktop environment - * Be small so that it can be distributed on a single CD -
- == Zenwalk Versions == -
- Zenwalk (full version ~ 470MB iso download) is a complete system : out of the box, you will be able to browse, mail, chat, listen to music, program in C, Perl, Python, Ruby,.. watch videos in various formats, write documents, print, scan, burn CD and DVD, connect your camera and edit your photographs, without adding anything. Coders will like the full set of development libraries and interpreters. -
- Zenwalk Core (~ 230MB iso download) is a Zenwalk system without X applications. Zenwalk-core is intended to be used as a starting point to build a custom desktop system or a server system, and for users with limited space on their disk, or great perfectionists wanting to build their personal desktop system themselves. Colonel Tom 22:46, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
Hi there. I noticed that the Zenwalk web site mentions the distribution as GNU/Linux, not Linux. Perhaps we could rename the article and all subsequent errors?
- No, it does not. Near the top of the zenwalk.org web site it says: "Zenwalk Linux - Overview". Then the first sentence starts with: "Zenwalk is a GNU/Linux operating system, ...". Most people would conclude from this that the name is either "Zenwalk" or "Zenwalk Linux". 126.96.36.199 16:25, 9 January 2007 (UTC) Tibors
In the same page further down below we have this sentence: "There are three editions of Zenwalk GNU/Linux". Also the official announcement of the latest release refers to the distro as "Zenwalk GNU/Linux": http://support.zenwalk.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=21477 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 22:43, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
Can someone please point me in the right direction regarding this problem? Sweetnsourbkr 15:48, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
This article is getting more detailed and well written everyday. Sweetnsourbkr and I have been specially active correcting and enriching it lately. I believe the days it needed a more "formal tone" are over. We are on the right track. Therefor I am deleting this notice. Antidrugue 15:44, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Historical Release Announcements
I'm just not sure about this section at all. No other Linux distribution's articles (from what I saw) feature such a "Historical Release Announcements" section. Basically this section is a copy of the release announcements found on distrowatch.com. I believe it is very lengthy, and that it doesn't sound like encyclopedia-worthy content. Let's take OpenBSD article as a guide. Personally, I would loose the above mentioned section completely. Antidrugue 02:29, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
I had been debating deleting the section myself. I'm glad someone agrees. Sweetnsourbkr 14:35, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
- What about the "Zenwalk release history" table? Essentially it's a bunch of low-value date wikilinks, and clutters up the references with release announcement links that are easily available from zenwalk. Something better would be a brief outline of how it started as Minislack, when it switched to a 2.6 series kernel, etc. You know, like an encyclopedia article would be :) Ciotog 16:24, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
Zenwalk release history
I think that the first line's "was originally a Slackware-based Linux distribution founded by Jean-Philippe Guillemin." should be changed to "is a Slackware-based...". The current wording doesn't seem right, it's always been Slackware-based. It has changed much from Slackware, but the core is still quite close. Anyone else have any comments about it? Sega01 21:05, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
Fair use rationale for Image:Zenwalk-logo.png
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Requested move (2007)
Zenwalk has various names including Zenwalk, Zenwalk Linux and Zenwalk GNU/Linux. Zenwalk is most generic and seems most common.--Chealer 09:08, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
- I don't think there's enough of a reason to move a stable title, as both Zenwalk already redirects here. Ciotog 22:57, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
Can we get the release history information into a similar table:
|Red||Old release; not supported|
|Yellow||Old release; still supported|
|Version||Code name||Testing name||Release date||Supported until||Features and Changes|
|4.10||Warty Warthog||Sounder||2004-10-20||2006-04-30||Initial release; ShipIt|
|5.04||Hoary Hedgehog||Array||2005-04-08||2006-10-31||Update Manager; Upgrade Notifier; readahead; grepmap; laptop suspend, hibernate and standby; dynamic frequency scaling; Ubuntu hardware database; Kickstart; installation from USB devices; UTF-8 by default; APT authentication|
|5.10||Breezy Badger||Colony||2005-10-13||2007-04-13||Usplash (graphical boot sequence); "Add/Remove..." application tool; easy language selector; logical volume management support; full Hewlett-Packard printer support; OEM installer support; Launchpad integration|
|6.06 LTS||Dapper Drake||Flight||2006-06-01||2009-06 (desktops)||Long Term Support (LTS) release; LiveCD and Install CD merged onto one disc; Ubiquity graphical installer on LiveCD; Usplash on shutdowns; Network Manager for easy switching of multiple wired and wireless connections; 'Humanlooks' theme implemented using Tango guidelines, based on Clearlooks and featuring orange colours instead of brown; LAMP installation option; installation to USB devices; GDebi graphical installer for package files |
|6.10||Edgy Eft||Knot||2006-10-26||2008-04||Ubuntu 'Human' theme heavily modified; Upstart init daemon; automated crash reports (Apport); Tomboy notetaking application; F-spot photo manager; EasyUbuntu merges into Ubuntu via meta-package installs and features|
|7.04||Feisty Fawn||Herd||2007-04-19||2008-10||Migration assistant; Kernel-based Virtual Machine support; easy codec and restricted drivers installation; Compiz desktop effects; Wi-Fi Protected Access support; PowerPC support dropped; Sudoku and chess games added; disk usage analyser (baobab) added; GNOME Control Center; Zeroconf for many devices|
|7.10||Gutsy Gibbon||Tribe||2007-10-18||2009-04||Compiz Fusion by default; AppArmor security framework; fast desktop search; fast user switching; some plug-ins for Mozilla Firefox now handled by APT (Ubufox); graphical configuration tool for X.org; a revamped printing system with PDF printing by default; full NTFS support (read/write) via NTFS-3G|
|8.04 LTS||Hardy Heron||Alpha||2008-04-24||2011-04 (desktops)||Long Term Support (LTS) release;; Better Tango compliance; compiz usability improvements; tracker integration;; Brasero disk burner, Transmission BitTorrent client and Vinagre VNC client by default; PulseAudio by default|
|8.10||Intrepid Ibex||Alpha||2008-10-30||2010-04||Complete interface redesign; improvements to mobile computing and desktop scalability; increased flexibility for Internet connectivity|
Merge from Jean-Philippe Guillemin
I think the article on Jean-Philippe Guillemin should be merged to this page. The article on Guillemin asserts that he is best known for Zenwalk Linux and does not do much to prove that he is known for anything else. --Jtalledo (talk) 02:26, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
- I am not for this merge. — Neustradamus (✉) 18:59, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
- Agreed with the above. I removed some information on the history of Jean-Philippe Guillemin from this article, as this article is about Zenwalk and not Jean-Philippe Guillemin. If he meets notability requirements than he should have his own page, and if not it does not mean his biography goes here. Stupendoussteve (talk) 02:11, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
SaxenOS and Zee Xenwalk
The SaxenOS page at url:http://saxenos.de/sx/index.php says "SaxenOS 2008 is ... based on PCLinuxOS" and "former versions of SaxenOS [were] based on Slackware" OTOH, URL:http://www.google.com/search?q=SaxenOS+Zenwalk turns up multiple references to it being based on zenwalk or on slackware and zenwalk.
Zee Xenwalk was formerly known as Zeneee (See url:http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?pid=155761 ). The best reference I could find was url:http://wiki.eeeuser.com/zeee -- and the old standby at url:http://wiki.eeeuser.com/overview.html has nothing but a name for Zeee Zenwalk.
Guy Macon 03:36, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
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