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Wary Puppy 5.1 final

February 21, 2011 — BarryK
Wary Puppy 5.1 has been released. Brief announcement:

Wary Puppy is our Puppy Linux variant that targets support for older hardware, especially in the areas of video and analog modem dialup. Wary Puppy 5.1 is a bugfix and minor upgrade of Wary 5.0.
The default kernel is now the long-term-supported The PET package repository is still small but is growing, with many major applications added to it. For a "minor upgrade", rather a lot of applications have been upgraded, as well as one new one, the 'Wcpufreq' CPU frequency scaling tool. There have been numerous tweaks in the underlying infrastructure.

More detailed announcement and release notes:

Here is a frontend to the download site:

The default recommended live-CD (122.9MB):
Md5sum: b90d7922b5e28c45970fc0562c24b409

The 'devx' SFS file (105.5MB):
Md5sum: 20c523f23bc197f2116c0358d3e7a22e

An alternative build with uniprocessor "ide" kernel (124.5MB):
Md5sum: 783d3f182f5eb7950537bd48d929ce1b

If you have previously downloaded Wary 5.0, then small delta files are available for an easier download: (31.3MB) (7.7MB) (32.3MB)


Wary 5.1 forum feedback
Username: BarryK
I have started a thread for feedback on the Puppy Forum: Here is the earlier thread for 5.1 beta and RC releases:

PPM cursor
Username: broomdodger
"Hi Barry Puppy Package Manager The cursor shows when over the desktop, then disappears behind the main PPM window, then shows again if you hit the "Sorry, no matching package name" red dialog. Ahhh! switching back to PPM from Seamonkey after copying the text in the red dialog without closing the dialog, the whole PPM window is blank. If I move it out of the way I can see the red dialog, click "okay" then PPM window displays. Is it possible to have <return> trigger the "okay" as well as the mouse? -Bill

Username: capoverde
"Tried to download Wary 5.1 Final, but since ibiblio was clogged I went to some mirror. Here: I found a wary-060.iso, 111410 KB, which is not announced anywhere. The upload date is today: is it the "good one"? Thanks.

Wary-060 is old version
Username: Terryphi
"capoverde: NO - that link is to a very old version. The ibiblio link worked for me. Try again later.

Limitations of PPLOG blog
Username: BarryK
"This blog is a very simple Perl script, and does not support user deletion of comments. If anyone knowledgeable with Perl wants to add this feature, go for it! The PPLOG PET package as used in Puppy (see menu, 'Personal' category) has the Perl latest Perl script (with some emhancements compared to the script available on the official PPLOG website):

Jimtcl missing
Username: BarryK
"Aaaaargh! Somehow I left out Jimtcl. This is a PET package needed if you want to use a 3G modem. Wary 5.1 users, please install this PET:

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