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Slacko Puppy 5.6 released

August 13, 2013 — BarryK
Another great release of Slacko Puppy, coordinated by Mick Amadio ('01micko' on the Puppy Forum).

For the record, the previous version, 5.5, was released in March 2013:

Here is a brief announcement:

Slacko Puppy is built from Slackware-14.0 binary packages, hence has binary compatibility with Slackware and access to the Slackware, Salix and Slacky package repositories.

This is an improved version of the successful Slacko 5.5. The biggest enhancement in this version is full support of the f2fs filesystem.

Slacko 5.6 has many improvements due to the heavy development of the Woof build system and the many bugfixes to the Slacko base packages (independent from Woof).

Lots of packages have been updated for the 5.6 series including but not limited to the following:
improved SFS Manager, Updates Manager, improved graphics support, updated Ffmpeg-2.0 and supporting programs including Pmusic and Mplayer, Abiword-2.9.4 and geany-1.23.1, Sylpheed-3.3.0, Firefox ESR, plus many other updated programs.

Slacko 5.6 is available with a choice of kernels, 3.4.52 (with f2fs patch) compiled for processors that do not support PAE, and 3.10.5 for processors that do.

Slacko Puppy has a home page:

Release Notes:
More detailed Slacko release notes:


...slacko-5.6-4G-NON-PAE.iso is 163.9MB and is the non-PAE version with 3.4.52 kernel, which will suit older PCs. slacko-5.6-PAE.iso is for PAE-capable CPUs and is 164.8MB.

A Forum thread has been provided for bug reports and any other feedback:

There is also a "development thread" in the Forum:


Thanks Barry!
Username: 01micko
Nice announcement :cool: I have emailed you the relevant files for merging into woof, not too many :). Cheers

Username: aarf
" congrats micko

space in directory name
Username: aarf
"slacko56pae confirmed working of iso mount by clicking and xdelta populated by clicking in a directory with a space in the name:) assume this bug fix is going to be woofed. [img][/img]

mhwaveedit 1.4.23 released
Username: don570
"mhwaveedit 1.4.23 released. Hopefully fixes a serious bug that version 1.4.22 introduced --> -using middle mouse button during playback

mhwaveedit compiled
Username: don570
"compiled various version here

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