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October 27, 2010 — BarryK
Thanks to technosaurus who showed a simple line with wget to do this.

It got me thinking and I have added some code to /usr/sbin/delayedrun to semi-automate this. If Puppy is built without the Flash Player built-in, this script will offer to download and install the Player when the first Internet connection is made.

Lobster recently asked on the forum if we can still build a sub-100MB live-CD. Yes, Wary can do it -- if the "radical culling of modules" checkbox is ticked in Woof, which takes out all of the less-likely to be needed modules, I got it down to about 102MB. If we also take out the Adobe Flash Player then that takes it down to about 98MB. I might offer that slim build when we reach 5.0-final.

And yes, to answer another recent question, for the radical-culling, those modules could be made available in a separate "zdrv" sfs file.

Comments

sub-100MB
Username: joe.c
I started using puppy back when 214 was current and moved to each new puppy until 412 which worked so well i stayed with it until recently. I found some web pages that would not display properly, so i have a stack of puppy cdís and i went looking for some thing that would work and i soon came to quirky 002 and the browser loaded those pages ok but my must have app. gxine had a bug, i replaced it with the one from woof, remastered, and it works great. To get to the point quirky 002 iso was only 87MB, good things do come in small packages. THANK YOU. joe

Adobe Flash Player
Username: Terryphi
"It seems like overkill to me but if you do decide to include a script to automate download of Flash Player can we get the latest version of Adobe Flash Player: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ I see Technosaurus's script gets Shockwave Flash not Adobe Flash. They are different.

Skyfire browser
Username: Raffy
"Am happy to have a browser without Flash by default. Even if Flash is included, ttuuxxx has always added the Flashblock plugin in his builds, and am happy about it, too. Skyfire browser (for mobile devices) is leading the way for Flash-less browsing. It proves that there is an alternative for people who decide not to use Flash.

Flash link
Username: Terryphi
"technosaurus: sorry, I just took a cursory glance at the script Barry reproduced and saw "Shockwave Flash" and macromedia.com . Yes, I see that macromedia.com now redirects to adobe.com . However, I still prefer to have the latest version of Flash - currently 10.1.85.3 - rather than version 9.


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