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Wary and Racy 5.2.2 "TESTING"

November 18, 2011 — BarryK
If anyone is interested in conducting a "sanity check", here they are:

About several hours from now I intend to remove the "TESTING" from the directory names and formally announce the releases.


very quick sanity test
Username: pemasu
Acer 5820TG laptop. Boots fine. Quickset works ok. Intel driver needed to be changed by xorgwizard, works with intel ok. Welcome1stboot appears. 2 barks ok. wireless ath9k connection without problem. Same with previous versions, touchpad lacks the exact precision. But it is about usable. Planner starts. Retrovol shows settings ok. /tmp/xerrs.log shows this: (retrovol:26498): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkSpinButton: setting an adjustment with non-zero page size is deprecated

racy 5.2.2 sanity check
Username: broomdodger
"IBM ThinkPad x30, 1.2GHz single core, 512MB ram Note: racy 52190 all worked well except flash and auto wifi racy 5.2.2 frugal manual install 1. start to black screen nothing works force shutdown 2. restart no desktop use 'Menu' to reboot 3. restart no desktop Lighthouse report = vesa use 'Menu' exit to prompt xorgwizard - probe xwin Lighthouse report = intel usually vesa has been faster than intel but this time intel is fast 4. wifi not automatically detected connect to wifi manually ok flash installed test some pages with flash, ok! no delays, very smooth no insert key problem 5. install devx_racy_5.2.2.sfs Utility > Glade Interface Designer - 'icon' STILL missing 6. Note: Pmusic has been updated to 2.2.2 with many fixes 7. compile Vim 7.3.353 gtk2 not found, X11-Athena GUI compiled worked in racy 52190 and 52191 tried: --enable-gui=gtk2 --enable-gui=gtk2 --disable-gtktest --enable-gui=gtk all fail and compile a non-GUI version -Bill

Username: Sage
"Sorry couldn't make that schedule due to the mismatch between timezones and my commitments. Won't know now until Sunday, GMT.

Racy fails to compile libcanberra
Username: ttuuxxx
"Hi Barry, I've tried to compile 6 different releases of libcanberra and each get hundreds of Gseal errors that stops the build, Here's the sources I usually compile it statically and --disable-oss --disable-schemas-install extras add ttuuxxx

Racy fails to compile Metacity
Username: ttuuxxx
"Hi Barry I just tried to compile metacity and it also had the Gseal issue with hundreds of errors, I think I recall a patch for gtk2 which dealt with this. ttuuxxx

Username: ttuuxxx
"Hi Barry I was lending a hand to build the next community edition and I couldn't compile libcanberra, metacity, or even lxtask, they all had hundreds of Gseal errors. Really everything is on hold until you work it out. ttuuxxx

re gseal
Username: BarryK
"ttuuxxx, I have never encountered the "gseal" error myself, so know nothing about it. I am in the same situation as you. If you could find that gtk2 patch, that would be good.

Username: ttuuxxx
"Hi Barry I downloaded the gtk2.24.8 sources and looked at the configure script located in /root/Downloads/gtk+-2.24.8/configure and searched for Gseal this is what what the configure script says [code]#ifndef GSEAL /* introduce GSEAL() here for all of Gdk and Gtk+ without the need to modify GLib */ # ifdef GSEAL_ENABLE # define GSEAL(ident) _g_sealed__ ## ident # else # define GSEAL(ident) ident # endif #endif /* !GSEAL */ [/code] It has to be enabled I think, I found a patch located at

Re gseal patch
Username: BarryK
"ttuuxxx, That patch looks like a fix for Xfce to compile with gtk 2.24. It is not a patch for gtk.

Username: ttuuxxx
"Hi Barry I updated my blue moon icon theme for Racy, since your using a newer icon format its even smaller now. ttuuxxx

Gray's Racy-NOP
Username: FeodorF
"Gray has put together a wonderful piece of software based on Racy-5.2.2

Username: ttuuxxx
"Hi Barry I re-downloaded racy and the devx, used a new cd, and still getting Gseal errors with just about everything I try to compile live. This is how I've always compiled live. First I unsquashfs the devx like unsquashfs4 /root/my-documents/devx_racy_5.2.2.sfs then I rename the folder /root/squashfs-root to devx_racy_5.2.2 then I dir2pet devx_racy_5.2.2 and install the pet. That's what I've done since the early 2 series. I tried to compile a small "C" titris game and this was most of the Gseal errors I got, There was way too many to post here, so i used pastebin, thanks for your help ttuuxxx

Gseal fixed kind of
Username: ttuuxxx
"Hi Barry I installed and just about everything compiled, there was only one error after that /usr/lib/gcc/i486-t2-linux-gnu/4.3.4/../../../ undefined reference to `gdk_pixbuf_format_get_type' collect2: ld returned 1 exit status make: *** [all] Error 1 so I installed and the tetris game compiled perfectly :) ttuuxxx

Re Gseal "fix"
Username: BarryK
"Ha ha, the gymnastics we sometimes have to perform! I had such a painful time getting that gtk library to work properly for 5.2.2, I don't want to touch it anymore.

RACY 5.2.2 --SUPER!
Username: WN2A
"After testing nearly every recent Puppy Release (except dpup) , I will say this is the only one since 4.3.1 that worked [i]flawlessly[/i] upon frugal install to HD on my Acer Aspire 5733Z. Added GUVCView, LibreOffice,Inkscape, Wine, and Qucs/Asco. Very impressed with the stability. Racy Puppy is so well behaved and feature rich, Barry!

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