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Precise Puppy alpha2

March 26, 2012 — BarryK
This is working great, using it right now!

Download from here:

Previous announcement, for alpha1:

There is one known issue:
ePDFView does not work, is missing. To get this, run the Puppy Package Manager, choose the "ubuntu-main" repository, then type "liblcms2" into the search box.

Forum thread for feedback:


OSMO dependencies
Username: Terryphi
Can you please add missing libraries needed by Osmo in next build? Osmo complains about missing and (and maybe more.) Also, Leafpad is missing icon in menu.

Osmo deps
Username: BarryK
"Aaargh! Osmo can be precompile-configured to use either libgtkhtml (very small) or webkit (huge) to render HTML pages. Unfortunately, Ubuntu has chosen the latter. So, I have changed the Precise Puppy build to use one of my PETs. Note, I already had to do this for Abiword (use a PET), for the same reason, huge deps.

Helpsurfer HTML viewer
Username: BarryK
"As I have added libgtkhtml, needed by my Osmo PET, I have also added helpsurfer, a very small HTML viewer, that also uses libgtkhtml.

Username: BarryK
"Here is my earlier blog post introducing Helpsurfer:

More inspection in murga-thread
Username: pemasu
" And the posts after that. There is also one important post about the 3.2.X kernel.

Download speed is getting slower
Username: leae89
"Yes; I'm having speed issues whilst downloading Puppy from I tried downloading from another server, and I get the same speed issue. Are the servers going down?

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