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Precise puppy beta4 coming

August 28, 2012 — BarryK
Probably tomorrow.

I think that maybe the Radeon problems are sorted out, judging from feedback so far. I intend to build two beta4's:

1. non-PAE kernel, Radeon without KMS.
2. PAE kernel, Radeon with KMS.

Number 1 will suit older hardware.

From feedback, it seems that the Ubuntu Radeon package doesn't need llvm. It seems that my 'z_mesa' PET has removed that requirement.
So, #2 will get built with the Ubuntu ATI/Radeon DEBs, #1 with my 'z_xf86-video-ati' PET.

There does seem to be a problem with timezones, reported by shinobar. This seems to be due to the upgraded DEBs, from 12.04 to 12.04.1. I will await shinobar's feedback (on the Precise Puppy Forum thread) and fix this, before building beta4.


1. non-PAE kernel.... suit older hardware.

Woof2 concern
Username: GCMartin
"@Barry, it seems that maybe WOOF2 is selection an older version of your upgraded Quickset-FirstRun for system startup.This problem may also be cascading as I have seen another WOOF2 current distro using the older version as well. I am going to post the problem on forum. Here to help

Re QuickSetup
Username: BarryK
"It can't be an "older version", as QuickSetup is builtin to Woof. However, if you had upgraded a save-file which has scripts from QuickSetup that you had earlier installed, they would be taking precedence.

QuickSEtup is OK in Beta4
Username: GCMartkin
"In Beta 4 Standard Precise (PAE base version), the system is now booting with the newer QuickSet. Thanks for whatever you may have done for it to have the lAN serup feature. Posted my effort in forum.

Re QuickSetup
Username: BarryK
"QuickSetup in beta3 and beta4 is identical. The only difference was some missing timezones. I still have to fully fix that, shinobar has posted a fix.

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