You are Here:
Linux Lite 5.0 Final is now available for download and installation



Old Geany version?

Author (Read 2265 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Old Geany version?
« on: May 20, 2015, 01:34:50 AM »
 

BrainHijacker

  • New to Forums
  • *
  • 2
    Posts
  • Reputation: 1
  • Linux Lite Member

  • CPU: c2d

  • MEMORY: 3Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: 8400m gs
I've never used Linux seriously, but I want a lightweight version of it for using GCC for my studies. I have a few questions:

1) Who is maintaining the software repositories? Aren't they the same as Ubuntu? Why is the Geany version I installed two years old? Is it the same with most apps?

2) Why is the update checker just a text dump with no options?

Bonus:
3) Why couldn't I use my yahoo.com email account to register on this forum?!
 


Re: Old Geany version?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 02:04:14 AM »
 

Jerry

  • Linux Lite Creator
  • Administrator
  • Platinum Level Poster
  • *****
  • 7561
    Posts
  • Country: nz
  • Reputation: 710
  • Linux Lite Member
    • Linux Lite OS

  • Linux Lite: 3.8 64bit

  • CPU: Intel Xeon Dual CPU's E5645 2.4GHz 12 Cores

  • MEMORY: 16Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: nVidia GeForce GTX 1650

  • Kernel: 4.x

3) Why couldn't I use my yahoo.com email account to register on this forum?!

Because Yahoo was in the past the greatest contributor of bot spam accounts to these forums, they were a nightmare to manage, and we got as many as 30 registrations a day from bots with Yahoo accounts and something had to be done.
 

Re: Old Geany version?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 10:24:20 AM »
 

rokytnji

  • Friganeer
  • Platinum Level Poster
  • **********
  • 1257
    Posts
  • Country: us
  • Reputation: 136

  • Linux Lite: 3.6 64bit

  • CPU: Intel Core2 Duo U9600

  • MEMORY: 4Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: Intel Mobile 4
Quote
1) Who is maintaining the software repositories?

inxi -r in a terminal will tell you.

Quote
2) Why is the update checker just a text dump with no options?

what version of Linux-lite are you running?

inxi -F in terminal will reveal that also. I kinda miss the terminal readout on the updater. I do not have it anymore on my 2.4
installations. Just a loading bar on a gui. Sigh.
LL 3.6,2.8
Dell XT2 > Touchscreen Laptop
Dell 755 > Desktop
Acer 150 > Desktop
I am who I am. Your approval is not needed.
 

Re: Old Geany version?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 11:10:23 AM »
 

BrainHijacker

  • New to Forums
  • *
  • 2
    Posts
  • Reputation: 1
  • Linux Lite Member

  • CPU: c2d

  • MEMORY: 3Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: 8400m gs
inxi -r mentions Ubuntu trusty, which I guess is the 14.04 LTS that this distro is based on (I have the 2.4 version)
I guess that's the stable branch, so if I want newer software I should get a distro that is based on debian-testing, right? 


The updater just shows a non-interactive block of text and then it's just a loading bar. So I can't see info about the changes, I can't cherry pick updates etc. I got more control on my Android devices.  ;D
 

Re: Old Geany version?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2015, 07:24:24 PM »
 

misko_2083

  • Gold Level Poster
  • *******
  • 690
    Posts
  • Reputation: 189
  • Linux Lite Member

  • CPU: Dual core Pentium E5700 3GHz

  • MEMORY: 3Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: GeForce GT 430
I've never used Linux seriously, but I want a lightweight version of it for using GCC for my studies. I have a few questions:

1) Who is maintaining the software repositories? Aren't they the same as Ubuntu? Why is the Geany version I installed two years old? Is it the same with most apps?

2) Why is the update checker just a text dump with no options?
Most of the software repositores come from Ubuntu LTS, but there are other repos which provide most up to date software updates.
There is also a linux lite repository for our software. One of them is update tool. Untill recently, it was just an update script which ran this line:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgradeIf you want more control you can use the terminal. The updater we provide is very simple to use because our target users are beginers and folks converting from Windows.

By the way, welcome to the forum BrainHijacker.
Hijack and Hi Jack. :)
 

Re: Old Geany version?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2015, 12:04:07 AM »
 

shengchieh

  • Forum Regular
  • ***
  • 155
    Posts
  • Reputation: 46
  • Linux Lite Member
    • Tux's Links
There are many text editor to choose from.  Plus you can download the latest version from home pages.  I have

http://projects.gnome.org/gedit/ (non-commercial; GEdit)
http://www.jedit.org/ (non-commercial; jEdit)
http://kate-editor.org/ (non-commercial; Kate)
http://kate-editor.org/kwrite (non-commercial; KWrite; uses Kate components)
http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/ (non-commercial; Leafpad)
http://www.nano-editor.org/ (non-commercial; Nano)
http://www.nedit.org/ (non-commercial; NEdit)
http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=10966 (non-commercial; CUTE)
http://scribes.sourceforge.net/ (non-commercial; Scribe)
http://www.sublimetext.com/ (non-commercial; Sublime Text; programming)
http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html (non-commercial; SCIntilla/SciTE.html; programming)
http://www.fckeditor.net/ (non-commercial; FCKeditor [internet])
http://mooedit.sourceforge.net/index.html (non-commercial; medit; programming)
http://worldofgnome.org/5-of-the-best-programming-editors-under-linux-2014/ (5 Of The Best Programming Editors Under Linux [2014]; 1/21/14)
http://www.wxhexeditor.org/ (non-commercial; weHexEditor)

plus vi and emac plus

Sheng-Chieh
 


Tags:
 


Linux Lite 5.0 Final is now available for download and installation