I have implemented this in Woof, PET will be uploaded to 'common' repo soon. Ditto, Woof will be uploaded soon.
Posted on 22 Oct 2012, 16:31 - Category: Woof - 1 Comment
Posted on 22 Oct 2012, 8:25 - Category: Woof - No comments
I tested installing the 'scribus' package, and after installation ran "scribus" in a terminal window. It reported 'libicui18n.so.48' missing, and a quick check at packages.ubuntu.com showed that package 'libicu48' is required.
The problem is, the Ubuntu package database for 'scribus' does not show 'libicu48' as a needed dependency. Unfortunately, the Debian and Ubuntu package databases do not always show correct dependencies -- sometimes they show a dependency that actually does not exist, or they miss out a needed dependency.
In the case of libicu48, the scribus developers probably never realised the oversight as libicu48 is likely in all builds of Ubuntu. It is only in a cut-down distro such as Puppy that the oversight shows up.
So, I decided to add 'libicu48' inbuilt to Precise Puppy. I am grumbling about this, as the package is about 8MB. It is needed by webkit, midori, etc, so I suppose has some usefulness being pre-installed.
Then there is Python. Scribus needs Python, but we build Puppy with Python in the 'devx' SFS.
Scribus will not run unless the 'devx' is loaded.
I need an elegant solution to this, but will do that after Precise 5.4-final is released -- for now, will advise users to load the 'devx' for any apps that need Python.
Posted on 21 Oct 2012, 18:57 - Category: Puppy - 9 Comments
This was sc0ttman's baby, but shinobar has been recently upgrading it. Shinobar has reponded to bigpup's reports, and created a new version, 0.8.6.
Posted on 21 Oct 2012, 8:39 - Category: Puppy - No comments
Hmmm, yes, the latest .desktop file has this:
I have restored it to just this:
New PET (183KB):
Posted on 21 Oct 2012, 8:21 - Category: Puppy - 2 Comments
I was unable to upload to ibiblio.org, so have used my own site. Go easy on the downloads!
I have written the Release Notes for 5.4-final, that you will find in the 'Help' menu. As usual, very interesting to see just how much has been done since the last official Puppy release!
Posted on 20 Oct 2012, 23:15 - Category: Puppy - 4 Comments
Posted on 20 Oct 2012, 9:46 - Category: Woof - 1 Comment
Can't login to ibiblio.org right now, will (hopefully) upload it soon.
Posted on 20 Oct 2012, 8:46 - Category: Puppy - No comments
Forum member bigpup has reported that pupSysInfo is broken. This is 'Sys-Info System Information' in the 'System' menu.
This is Forum member TaZoc's baby, and he will have to be notified about the problem.
I have removed it ('sys-info' PET) from the Precise inbuilt package list.
Posted on 20 Oct 2012, 8:32 - Category: Puppy - 1 Comment
Forum member bigpup reported that Pcur, the mouse cursor selector, does not properly identify where to obtain the cursor theme PET.
I fixed that, and also have placed the 'cursor_themes' PET into the 'noarch' repo.
Posted on 20 Oct 2012, 8:05 - Category: Puppy - 2 Comments