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csmart
1st January 2011, 08:07 AM
Hi everyone,

You might remember Kororaa (http://kororaa.org) from back in the day? Well I've brought it back, as a KDE based Fedora Remix!

It's designed to make Fedora easier for new users and has lots of tweaks to achieve this (including full multimedia support). It pre-configures several third party repositories (such as Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Livna, RPMFusion, and VirtualBox), making it easier to install additional software. Users can install both Adobe’s Flash plugin and the NVIDIA drivers easily with installer helpers.

The standard version (32 and 64 bit) aims to provide a tool for every common desktop task out of the box. It sets Firefox as the default KDE browser, and VLC as the default media player, etc.

I've also just released the new Lite version - it provides a minimal KDE system (still with Firefox and multimedia tweaks) and focuses on Internet connectivity. Users can use it to build up the system from there (or use it as is, if they just need a browser).

Anyway, if all that interests you, please check it out and let me know what you think!

See http://kororaa.org for more details :-)

Thanks and Happy New Year,
Chris

Hlingler
3rd January 2011, 09:35 PM
I know that several of us have tried this. Looks OK here - still evaluating.

V

csmart
4th January 2011, 02:01 AM
Thanks, I would really appreciate it! Just looking to see if everything works, if anything's missing, and if people have some ideas on how to improve it :-)

-c

Dan
4th January 2011, 02:59 AM
Looking pretty snazzy so far. I hadn't realized KDE had evolved this far. I may not just dismiss it out of hand any more.

Firefox's recent misadventures with animated gifs are still very present and annoying, though.

csmart
4th January 2011, 04:03 AM
Hi Dan,

Thanks for testing it out. Is there a workaround for that Firefox problem, or is it being fixed upstream? Not sure if it's something I can fix for Kororaa..

-c

Dan
4th January 2011, 04:25 AM
Honestly, I don't know. There's a thread about it here on the forum, but I haven't been following it.

Good! The GIMP is here. Some cheese-headed techno-twerps have developed the slovenly habit of dropping it from liveCD/DVDs ... and in my book, that constitutes an instant auto-fail. <..:dis:..>

David Batson
4th January 2011, 04:34 AM
I use Opera instead of Firefox, but I have read that libcairo is the culprit regarding Firefox and animated gifs. You need a version of libcairo other than what is installed to resolve this problem.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=597174

csmart
4th January 2011, 07:00 AM
Yeah, I put a few GTK based apps on KDE because they simply need to be there :-) Like Firefox and GIMP..

Thanks David. Looks like Mozilla is working on a fix, so not much we can do in Fedora at the moment but wait.

Fedora bug is here:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=628331

-c

kurtdriver
11th February 2011, 03:13 AM
Thanks for your hard work on this, I couldn't find a checksum, could you please put them on them download page? Or did I just miss them?

csmart
11th February 2011, 03:20 AM
They should be on the SourceForge download page, if you click the "i" on the file.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/kororaa/files/14/

I will see if I can add it to the download page too, though.

-c

kurtdriver
11th February 2011, 04:14 AM
Thanks, it turns out I got a buggy download. Trying again.

csmart
11th February 2011, 05:06 AM
Thanks, it turns out I got a buggy download. Trying again.

SourceForge is going through lots of turmoil at the moment due to those cracked accounts. The download service might be disrupted too - in fact I have a beta2 ready to be released and it's uploaded to the SourceForge servers, but it never becomes available for download :-( Don't know when that will be fixed..

-c

JamesNZ
11th February 2011, 05:56 AM
Does Kororaa have good support for dial-up modems, particularly Lucent WinModems?

csmart
11th February 2011, 06:01 AM
Does Kororaa have good support for dial-up modems, particularly Lucent WinModems?

I don't know, I'm afraid. I don't have a winmodem, so I couldn't say. It does have ppp support though, and everything that NetworkManager supports.

Maybe you can try it, then tell me if it works or not ;-)

-c

JamesNZ
11th February 2011, 06:06 AM
Thanks Chris, I'll try it out. I'm betting the first thing I'll do is open Big Buck Bunny:p

csmart
11th February 2011, 06:26 AM
Thanks Chris, I'll try it out. I'm betting the first thing I'll do is open Big Buck Bunny:p

Sounds like a deal ;-) I'm really open to suggestions, so let me know if you have any. There's a separate Kororaa forums, or you can use these.

About to release beta2, if all goes well..

-c

---------- Post added at 04:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:19 PM ----------

OK, Beta2 has been released. Available on SourceForge.
https://kororaa.org/download/

-c

kurtdriver
11th February 2011, 06:45 AM
SourceForge is going through lots of turmoil at the moment due to those cracked accounts. The download service might be disrupted too - in fact I have a beta2 ready to be released and it's uploaded to the SourceForge servers, but it never becomes available for download :-( Don't know when that will be fixed..

-c
No, it was wget. At home it was at 11%, and when I continued at a coffee shop it was somehow 54%. nautilus showed the filesize in line with what wget thought it was.

ozjd
2nd March 2011, 04:04 AM
I see Chris hasn't updated here yet so I'll beat him to it.

Beta3 was released today, some new features and lots of bug fixes details at https://kororaa.org/2011/03/kororaa-beta3-released/

tox
2nd March 2011, 04:19 AM
i like this


Dropped Livna repository due to unreliability bout time Livna should close its gates permanently

motnahp00
2nd March 2011, 04:30 AM
How is Kororaa's support for smart card readers and biometric devices?

ozjd
2nd March 2011, 04:35 AM
How is Kororaa's support for smart card readers and biometric devices?

Kororaa is a Fedora remix so it will the same as F14 except in areas where additional features have been added. As far as I know there haven't been any changes for those devices. But I suggest you add a comment to the link above stating what you need.

motnahp00
2nd March 2011, 04:52 AM
I just posted my question.

Time stamp shows: March 2, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Out of curiosity, I checked where the site was hosted.

Name: kororaa.org
Address: 112.140.180.55

ozjd
30th March 2011, 02:00 AM
Beta 4 was released a few days ago.

But at the moment the site is down due to an outage at the hosting provider. Chris is working on getting it back up.

Update: All is back to normal.

ozjd
30th March 2011, 11:54 PM
Beta 5 has been released. See https://kororaa.org/2011/03/kororaa-14-nemo-beta-5-released/ for all the details.