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sap6 progress

June 27, 2012 — BarryK
There has been steady progress with Squeezed Arm Puppy, and it is about time to do another upload. I might designate this as "alpha 1".

Yesterday I compiled the kernel for the RP, using the official patched 3.1.9 source from git. I followed the instructions carefully, and only made small changes to the official .config file -- for example, Puppy needs the ramdisk size to be 32MB. After doing it all so carefully -- I even compiled the kernel on the RP -- I was unhappy when I tested it and got a "kernel panic".

I can't be bothered to go through that again. Next time that I upgrade the kernel, I will just use the latest official compiled kernel and modules.

Anyway, "alpha 1" should be out in a couple of days.


Debian beta release

OT: Gooseberry
Username: Dougal
"Barry, there's another Allwinner-based board (costs 40):

Username: BarryK
"Yes, there will likely be a pup built from Wheezy debs, and that will be codenamed "wap", meaning "Wheezy Arm Puppy"!

or paw
Username: BarryK
"Of course, there is also the temptation to reverse that!

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