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Woof coming soon

November 27, 2010 — BarryK
For those interested in Woof, a quick note.

There is one thing that I want to fix, that I will look at tonight. It is the problem of booting from CD and saving the session to a USB drive -- it is not found at next boot.

So, hopefully tomorrow I shall be ready to upload Woof. This has a lot of bug fixes compared with the version currently online.


Username: bigpup
There is a problem with Bootflash and Grub4dos that is talked about here;

Addition to pupzip
Username: Iguleder
"Barry, a small fix for /usr/local/bin/pupzip: file-roller should be supported. Just another "if". I'm playing with Woof, making lots of templates - now I'm working on a file-roller template, I want to find a replacement for xarchive. #in order of preference... if [ ! "`which xarchive`" = "" ];then XARCHIVE="xarchive" else if [ ! "`which TkZip`" = "" ];then XARCHIVE="TkZip" else if [ ! "`which guitar`" = "" ];then XARCHIVE="guitar" else exec xmessage -bg "orange red" -center -title "PupZip: ERROR" "No archive GUI program found. Please install XArchive." fi fi fi

Username: ttuuxxx
"Hi Iguleder, File-roller does support more formats out of the box than xarchive. :) but your probably using one of my Fileroller packages that I've posted on the forum, If you try to compile Fileroller on any puppy version it doesn't compile. You have to edit the sources and remove parts. Then it still doesn't compile properly. You'll get the 2 bin files and that's it. Basically how I do it is. I have a few pets I've made with rest of the files in it, basically you just swap the 2 bins into the pet and use it as a template :) Plus fileroller uses Gconf, which quirky/wary doesn't. Only 2.14X,puppy luci,Dpup uses Gconf. Xarchiver uses less dependencies but doesn't open as many formats as Fileroller but opens more than xarchive. The only reason I would like to see Xarchive replaced is because the tar.bz2 bug that it has. It just takes way too long to open large tar.bz2 archives like seamonkey sources, where as Fileroller and xarchiver only takes minutes, Xarchive will take an hour. Maybe you could make a new template for xarchive to fix the tar.bz2 extracting issue. ttuuxxx

re: file-roller
Username: broomdodger
"Hello ttuuxx How does file-roller compare to 7za? I compiled it long ago, I do not remember which puppy, and have been using the bin since. The bin is 1mb. "7-Zip is a file archiver with the highest compression ratio. The program supports 7z (that implements LZMA compression algorithm), ZIP, CAB, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, CPIO, RPM and DEB formats. Compression ratio in the new 7z format is 30-50% better than ratio in ZIP format." -Bill

Username: ttuuxxx
"The whole fileroller package for 2.14x is around 320kb I think it opens 7zip if you install the extension it does have LZMA support included ttuuxxx

A template
Username: Iguleder
"ttuuxxx, you reminded me that I was looking for an alternative to xarchive when I started messing with dpup, when you mentioned File Roller in the Lupu thread. I made a template for it and it seems to work out-of-the-box, a symlink from /usr/bin/xarchive solves all the compatibility problems.

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