Looks as if we will have sax3 in the future

I already noticed that one project in the google summer of code will be sax3
and just found this today
http://sysbytes.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/sax3-gsoc-2011-work-report/


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Won’t it be great if we can get this for 12.1?
BTW when is the feature freeze for 12.1?

Sagemta wrote:

>
> Won’t it be great if we can get this for 12.1?
> BTW when is the feature freeze for 12.1?
>
I doubt this will be ready for 12.1 whenever the feature freeze will happen

  • milestone 1 was already published - RC1 is planned for october (Thu, Oct
    13 2011, openSUSE 12.1 RC 1) but this is just guessing from my side, it was
    the first sign that something has been done for sax3. I think there is a
    huge amount of work to be done and I have doubts if all that can be done
    till october in a reliable way?
    But maybe we will be surprised, at least I would not be surprised if it is
    then available in factory.


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Sagemta wrote:
> BTW when is the feature freeze for 12.1?
>
http://www.suse.de/~coolo/opensuse_12.1/
component freeze is in august


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Very good news! It will be particularly helpful to new users.

I think you’re right, when I first swapped to Desktop Linux back when I was 14 I remmeber SaX2 very well :slight_smile:

I am liking the heck out of this. I hope we will have someone to maintain it too.

I seem to manage quite nicely without sax

Phew…I did spell that right

I’d have gladly reported your post :smiley: . Whenever I talk about the old days when I was having sax2, my wife asked me who was having sax in the first place :smiley:

Wait till you try sax3, I thought 2 was enough! :smiley:

At my age I’d only be able to manage sax3 if I switch to a brand new OS… :smiley:

Further to that, for me to manage sax3 and try new hardware/OS to run it on would be too expensive - I think I have so much invested in the current hardware/OS that the current hardware/OS would bankrupt me if I tried to switch hardware/OS at this stage in my life ! :smiley:

… serious thou, I hope the sax3 development goes well. I’m particular interested in how successful any algorithms behind the sax3 GUI will succeed in working out.

Indeed. Any sax is better than no sax at all, don’t you agree?

On Thu, 09 Jun 2011 01:06:03 +0000, brunomcl wrote:

> Indeed. Any sax is better than no sax at all, don’t you agree?

I would guess that a broken sax would be worse than none at all.
Personally, I think properly functioning autoconfiguration really would
be best, though with an override capability. :slight_smile:

Jim


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Jim Henderson wrote:

> On Thu, 09 Jun 2011 01:06:03 +0000, brunomcl wrote:
>
>> Indeed. Any sax is better than no sax at all, don’t you agree?
>
> I would guess that a broken sax would be worse than none at all.
> Personally, I think properly functioning autoconfiguration really would
> be best, though with an override capability. :slight_smile:

That last phrase is the key point, AFAIAC. I have too darned much ancient
stuff still running that is beyond the capabilities of the aut-config. I
don’t consider that a knock on the auto setup concept - you can only support
history for so long, after all - but rather a design flaw in that there is
no really straightforward alternative with the current auto setup. That I
consder to be a real drawback which a usable SAX3 would address.


Will Honea

I think I’d like to know how to configure the 50-kms files to work.

Sax2 was good enough for me.

tararpharazon wrote:

> I think I’d like to know how to configure the 50-kms files to work.

Good documentation for this would go a long way toward resolving my
reservations as well. Maybe that will be a side effect of any SAX3 work.


Will Honea

I would find myself at a total loss configuring video beyond installing Nvidia binaries from teh repo and running nvidia-settings as kdesu. If I had to sort out an ATI card I’d be at a total loss to do a manual configuration or to have to try and force a resolution with the new X11 system.