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Woof improvements

April 12, 2009 — BarryK
I am working intensely on the Woof scripts.

One thing that has happened is the way packages are listed in the PKGS_SPECS_TABLE variable in file DISTRO_PKGS_SPECS-<compat-distro> has been improved. One outcome is that some un-needed packages in "spup" (Slackware) have been eliminated, making the iso smaller.

A lot happening getting "tpup" (T2) to build properly. I get a desktop, but still lots of issues.

Various improvements to the PPM.

I have brought the Xvesa server back to the Woof builds.

The user is now asked for the timezone on the first boot.


Easter pressie from BK.
Username: cthisbear
" I have brought the Xvesa server back to the Woof builds. " You are indeed the Easter Bunny. Thanks BK. Hope that you can get a better internet connection sooner than later as well. Anything we can do to help that along? Letters to Canbera, financial assistance etc. Chris.

Bunny Kauler
Username: Lobster
"Agree with Chris Use of xvesa (or similar - did notice you made some experiments with another system) is inclusive and a great fallback. The woof system seems to be tickling our kennel of Puppys, more so than unleashed even. It could well be too early to rally around a particular woof build for Puppy 5, with 4.2.1 and 4.3 offering so much potential but any indications as to which you consider best will enable and empower that rallying :) Tally Ho!

Username: 01micko
"Barry, With your work with tpup, will this make ppup null and void? Just curious. Thanks.

CUPS and Upup
Username: rcrsn
"Here is some preliminary work on printing in upup:

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