GetFlash 1.2

Shinobar advised that version 1.2 of GetFlash is available. Forum:

I have added the PET to the 'noarch' repository on ibiblio (8KB):

Posted on 9 Oct 2012, 7:27 - Category: Puppy - Comments - href="?edit=03017">Edit - Delete

back on-board

My eight-day Royal Show job finished yesterday, so now I can catch-up with Puppy stuff.

I have a backlog of other non-Puppy stuff to do also. A lot of paperwork -- one thing, one of my elderly relatives went into a nursing home a little over a week ago, and I am managing all his finances and personal affairs.

Thought-provoking that, seeing someone leaving behind a house with lifetime collection of possessions, just one suitcase packed for the nursing home. Then of course, the "final journey", nothing is taken. Anyway, this kind of personal reflection is a bit off-track for what I intend this blog to be for -- I was going to start "Barry's Other Blog" for that kind of post!

For Puppy development, I will attempt to read all posts and catch up. I will document on this blog as I do things, and if you see after awhile that I have missed something important, let me know.

The objective will be a Precise Puppy RC1 released soon, maybe in a week, also beta2 of Wary and Racy.

Posted on 7 Oct 2012, 18:10 - Category: Puppy - Comments - href="?edit=03015">Edit - Delete

Wakepup2, Precord

Forum member Crash has updated Wakepup2, a tool for booting puppy from floppy disk:

I have updated the PET in the ibiblio 'common' repo.

Forum member mcewanw is working at a furious pace on Precord, a audio recorder/player app:

I have upgraded the PET at ibiblio 'noarch' repo to version 8.0.8.

I will upload the PETs soon.

Posted on 27 Sep 2012, 9:39 - Category: Puppy - Comments - href="?edit=03008">Edit - Delete

Gpart 0.1h-11

The docs state:

Gpart is a tool which tries to guess the primary partition table of a PC-type disk in case the primary partition table in sector 0 is damaged, incorrect or deleted.

This utility is in Precise Puppy. Apparently Gparted will use it if it exists.

I have now compiled it in Wary and placed it in the 'common' repo for all builds to use.

PET (20KB):

Gpart Debian page:

I have uploaded the patched source to my sources repo:

Note, Gpart will be in the next build of Wary and Racy.

Posted on 23 Sep 2012, 10:43 - Category: Puppy - Comments - href="?edit=03002">Edit - Delete

Precise Puppy beta7

Here is what I hope will be the last beta of Precise Puppy. This is built with 3.2.29 PAE kernel (meaning it supports more than 4GB RAM).


Kernel sources:
Us#er#na#me#: p#up#py P#as#sw#or#d: l#in#ux

I am also building beta7 with non-PAE kernel, targeting older hardware, including older video hardware, which will be uploaded soon.

Posted on 22 Sep 2012, 23:00 - Category: Puppy - Comments - href="?edit=03000">Edit - Delete

Langpacks: es, de

I have updated these langpack PETs:

langpack_es 20120905 (vicmz)
langpack_de 20120830 (L18L)

Heh heh, with all of these upgrades, you may have guessed that I am getting ready to build the next beta of Precise Puppy!

Yes, it will be beta7, but we can't just drag on releasing betas. So, I propose that this be the last beta, followed by an RC, hopefully followed by the final release of Precise Puppy.

As beta7 will have the 3.2.29 kernel, which I intend that we will stick with for the final and well into the future, I request peebee and others who have been creating extra kernel modules, to please do so for this kernel, so it will all be available for the RC.

As I want to move onto the RC fairly promptly, I want to minimise changes. In Woof, bug-fixing only, no new features.

Posted on 21 Sep 2012, 9:28 - Category: Puppy - Comments - href="?edit=02999">Edit - Delete

Updated PETs from zigbert and mcewanw

From zigbert:

Pburn 3.7.5
Pclock 0.7.1
Pmirror 0.6.1
Pmusic 2.6.6

From mcewanw:

Pfetch 0.9.2
Precord 7.0.2

I have uploaded these as-is to the 'noarch' repo, except for Precord I added some deps to the pet.specs file:


...although not *really* needed, as those are likely to be in all pup builds. We might sometimes do a build without ffmpeg though.

Pfetch Forum thread:

Precord Forum thread:

...notice, Precord already later version available. It is currently under rapid development.

Posted on 21 Sep 2012, 8:30 - Category: Puppy - Comments - href="?edit=02998">Edit - Delete

Flash Player

Precise Puppy is built with the 10.3.x series of the Adobe Flash Player. Beta6 has version

There have been bugfix releases, now up to, as advised by Forum member xman:

I have updated the PET in the 'common' repo in ibiblio (5.1MB):

Posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:22 - Category: Puppy - Comments - href="?edit=02997">Edit - Delete

Desk icons LagaBlueNight, Neon

Vicmz has put together the "Neon" desktop icon theme, see forum:

I have added this to the 'noarch' repo on ibiblio:

In the same forum link, Forum member starhawk has made a nice little modification to the LagaBlueNight desk icon theme. The hard-drive and usb-drive icons were previously the same, starhawk has now created a special icon for usb-drives.

I have updated the PET in the 'noarch' repo to version 1.1:

Posted on 20 Sep 2012, 17:47 - Category: Puppy - Comments - href="?edit=02996">Edit - Delete

guess_fstype: 120911: btrfs support

A little while ago (120705), I fixed ext4 detection in guess_fstype. Now, technosaurus has added btrfs detection, bugfixed adfs, and replaced printf() with write() for smaller size:

I have uploaded the x86 PET (7KB):

The source can be found here:

This utility is compiled statically with dietlibc, and is also in Woof, in the initrd. This update will be in the next commit of Woof.

Note, I need to compile for ARM boards, will do that soon.

Posted on 15 Sep 2012, 7:10 - Category: Puppy - Comments - href="?edit=02992">Edit - Delete

Pages: ... [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] ...