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Title: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: dcubox1 on April 01, 2010, 11:04:31 am
Do me eyes decieve me or did I just read that 810 is being scrapped and all is being rolled back???
Does this mean I will have to do a fresh install with 710??

Forgive me if I have mis-understood the article!!
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: pw44 on April 01, 2010, 12:57:23 pm
where did you read it?
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: posde on April 01, 2010, 01:45:57 pm
You are reading correct. The amount of bugs that got introduced by the devs into the codebase since we took the source from Pluto is just too big. We rolled back and will start fresh.
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: dcubox1 on April 01, 2010, 01:55:56 pm
where did you read it?

http://www.linuxmce.com/index.php/news/developer/148-rolling-back-source-base

So where should one go from here? A fresh install of 710?
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: dcubox1 on April 01, 2010, 02:12:59 pm
I just realised the date!! Is this some kind of April fool's joke....I certainly hope so!!
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: totallymaxed on April 01, 2010, 02:27:50 pm
I just realised the date!! Is this some kind of April fool's joke....I certainly hope so!!

No this is serious (honest)...several of the devs have purchased VAX 11/750's on eBay and going forwards this will be the platform of choice. Yes a Core built around the good 'ole 11/750 will not be as compact  or that energy efficient but these machines are built to last and they make excellent door stops too.

Andrew
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: dcubox1 on April 01, 2010, 02:37:43 pm
 :-[ :-[ What does the hardware have to do with the current version being dropped? Also you have to be joking about the VAX 11/750!!
Them things will need a room of their own to operate  :-\

Also should I revert back to a 710 install??
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: purps on April 01, 2010, 02:49:51 pm
lol I don't know WHAT to think. My money is on April Fools... especially the VAX 11/750 bit :)
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: totallymaxed on April 01, 2010, 02:52:13 pm
lol I don't know WHAT to think. My money is on April Fools... especially the VAX 11/750 bit :)


;-)
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: hari on April 01, 2010, 02:58:34 pm
nothing can bring down a LinuxMCE VAX cluster... not even ringing the door bell, watching TV, using the toilet and answering calls at the same time..
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: dcubox1 on April 01, 2010, 03:00:38 pm
nothing can bring down a LinuxMCE VAX cluster... not even ringing the door bell, watching TV, using the toilet and answering calls at the same time..

You have a TV and A Phone in your Bathroom ---- SWEET  ;D
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: posde on April 01, 2010, 03:19:00 pm
One of the reasons we are really thinking about going the VMS route, apart from the stability, is the availability of a built in heating. Using the VAX would help lower the average heating expenses of a house hold by at least 10-15%. And, for larger installation, a cluster of the 3 VAXes could be use to get even higher savings.
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: totallymaxed on April 01, 2010, 03:23:24 pm
nothing can bring down a LinuxMCE VAX cluster... not even ringing the door bell, watching TV, using the toilet and answering calls at the same time..

Your 100% right. Theses babies will take anything you throw at them. There nothing like feeling 'the earth move' when the heads move on a 200 RL-02 hard drive packs as UpdateMedia fires up...
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: dcubox1 on April 01, 2010, 03:31:39 pm
One of the reasons we are really thinking about going the VMS route, apart from the stability, is the availability of a built in heating. Using the VAX would help lower the average heating expenses of a house hold by at least 10-15%. And, for larger installation, a cluster of the 3 VAXes could be use to get even higher savings.

The advances LinuxMCE has been making are astonding not only does it do everything in the home it now provides a new means of "free" energy... you guys should apply for a green energy grant, it could help towards development!!  :D
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: totallymaxed on April 01, 2010, 03:34:44 pm
There are so many ways the VAX can be discretely installed around the house... this ones is cunningly disguised as washing machine http://computer-refuge.org/compcollect/dec/vax/11750/my11750-big.jpg (http://computer-refuge.org/compcollect/dec/vax/11750/my11750-big.jpg)
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: totallymaxed on April 01, 2010, 03:44:03 pm
...its lucky that Thom integrated Mame plugin as a few of us have now found a real use for it at last... we can run Vax 11/750 emulators in the Orbiter for debugging purposes too
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: posde on April 01, 2010, 04:01:04 pm
Andrew,

do you have any pricing and availability information for the next Cascade release for VAX 11/750?
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: Newguy2 on April 01, 2010, 04:48:38 pm
I got 20 bucks on it being an April fools joke ;D
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: _if_ on April 01, 2010, 04:51:11 pm
+1 for april fools joke!
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: bongowongo on April 01, 2010, 11:10:52 pm
Hahaha this is hilarious.
Many Bongo's to you all.
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: B34N on April 02, 2010, 12:51:06 am
nothing can bring down a LinuxMCE VAX cluster... not even ringing the door bell, watching TV, using the toilet and answering calls at the same time..

You have a TV and A Phone in your Bathroom ---- SWEET  ;D

That's nothing! I have a webcam in mine. ::)
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: Newguy2 on April 02, 2010, 03:34:54 am
nothing can bring down a LinuxMCE VAX cluster... not even ringing the door bell, watching TV, using the toilet and answering calls at the same time..

You have a TV and A Phone in your Bathroom ---- SWEET  ;D

That's nothing! I have a webcam in mine. ::)

Now that's just too much information lol  ;D
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: trentend on April 02, 2010, 04:07:37 pm
"Bowlcam" check your rectal health. Easier than sticking your head up your arse.
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: fearingsept on April 02, 2010, 07:28:11 pm
So.. um April fools is over now....Bulletin is still up... Was funny yesterday.. now turning sad today.
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: Rukus on April 02, 2010, 08:56:15 pm
There are so many ways the VAX can be discretely installed around the house... this ones is cunningly disguised as washing machine http://computer-refuge.org/compcollect/dec/vax/11750/my11750-big.jpg (http://computer-refuge.org/compcollect/dec/vax/11750/my11750-big.jpg)

Dude, I think my hot water heater is smaller than this behemoth. Hopefully this is just gag.
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: commsbyte on April 03, 2010, 06:42:27 pm
I love the comment from the guy who says "Should I reinstall 7.10?" - ROFL
Like anyone with any sense would still have thier 7.10 production system working, right ?
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: wierdbeard65 on April 03, 2010, 06:48:00 pm
"Bowlcam" check your rectal health. Easier than sticking your head up your arse.
That is wrong on so many levels....
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: trentend on April 03, 2010, 07:38:14 pm
"Bowlcam" check your rectal health. Easier than sticking your head up your arse.
That is wrong on so many levels....

You wouldn't have liked the first draft then.

Today was a happy day for me, I finished my homebrew case for mytyan server board and three ion boards.  Rackmount width and 25cm high by 22cm deep. Contains four power supplies and two disk SATA removable hard drive backplanes (for media) with a 64GB solid state drive for the systems software. Under a short soak test it seems to run at stable temperatures, except for one power supply that seems unstable.  I'll swap that out and soak test again.  After that I'm ready to begin my LinuxMCe journey.

Didn't want to post about it, in case someone thought it was a joke.
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: totallymaxed on April 06, 2010, 12:39:15 pm
...don't hold your breath for the VAX 11/750 build ;-)

Yes...it was a little April fools prank  ;D

Andrew
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: Techstyle on April 08, 2010, 07:27:42 pm
Maybe it is time to delete this thread.  I was just looking at changes in the Wiki and saw that somebody had made a comment about this http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/User:Elf (http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/User:Elf) also a bunch of people have been asking in the IRC about it.  I am not sure the concept of the 'April Fool' translates very well.
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: wierdbeard65 on July 26, 2010, 06:42:46 pm
Actually, no, we haven't.

I'm not sure where in the world you are from, but in the UK (as well as in some other countries) we have a day (April 1st) when it is traditional to play practical jokes. The victim being known as an "April Fool".

Someone did this by saying the development of MCE 810 was being stopped and this thread came out of it. All the comments about VAXs etc were made in the spirit of the original joke :D

I hope that clears it up a bit ;)
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: tschak909 on July 26, 2010, 07:15:38 pm
Wow, this thread keeps getting dug up?

*shake-head*

idjits.

-Thom
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: purps on July 26, 2010, 08:18:01 pm
Actually, no, we haven't.

I'm not sure where in the world you are from, but in the UK (as well as in some other countries) we have a day (April 1st) when it is traditional to play practical jokes. The victim being known as an "April Fool".

Someone did this by saying the development of MCE 810 was being stopped and this thread came out of it. All the comments about VAXs etc were made in the spirit of the original joke :D

I hope that clears it up a bit ;)

Think you might be talking to a bot weirdbeard, check out HelenJames' most recent posts. Apologies to HelenJames if I've got that wrong :)
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: totallymaxed on July 26, 2010, 08:20:11 pm
Actually, no, we haven't.

I'm not sure where in the world you are from, but in the UK (as well as in some other countries) we have a day (April 1st) when it is traditional to play practical jokes. The victim being known as an "April Fool".

Someone did this by saying the development of MCE 810 was being stopped and this thread came out of it. All the comments about VAXs etc were made in the spirit of the original joke :D

I hope that clears it up a bit ;)

Think you might be talking to a bot weirdbeard, check out HelenJames' most recent posts. Apologies to HelenJames if I've got that wrong :)

Yeah looks like a Bot to me too :-)

Andrew
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: uplink on July 27, 2010, 04:05:52 am
We get someone named Helen (as in "female"), and she's a bot. I need to kill spammers for a living :)
Title: Re: 810 Abandoned?
Post by: purps on July 27, 2010, 10:36:58 am
We get someone named Helen (as in "female"), and she's a bot.

That's how I KNEW it was a bot :)