Yes, I was expecting some little issues to crop up with the new file searching code in the 'init' script.
01micko mentioned a fix for the acx wireless driver, also there is a patch for the Network Wizard. However, these will have to wait for the next Quirky (or a bug-fix PET ... what does MS call those? ...got a mental block).
I am already uploading 1.3-final, will announce when ready.
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One problem is that there are not many mirrors of the Quirky PETs hosted at ibiblio.org, and the list of URLs provided in Woof and to the PPM (see /root/.packages/DISTRO_PET_REPOS) has some invalid entries for variable 'PET_REPOS'.
Hmmm, I can only find three Quirky mirrors of ibiblio.org. I have put these two into Woof/PPM:
Here is another, but it doesn't seem to udpate frequently:
I will also have to fix puppylinux.com/download, which also has invalid URLs.
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Ok, done, the 1.3-final will have Nathan's Wallpaper Setter.
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Yes, I compiled samba_client 3.0.37 in Slackware 13.1 (Slackpup) and the Quirky build did not use that, went looking for a suitable PET and found one from the Puppy-4 repo.
Although I compiled samba_client-3.0.37 in Slackpup, I think that it should work in all puppies, so I have changed the database entry of the package so that it will get chosen by all Woof builds. The package is now 'samba_client-3.0.37.pet' and it's db entry is now:
samba_client-3.0.37|samba_client|3.0.37||BuildingBlock|1008K|pet_packages-quirky|samba_client-3.0.37.pet||samba client utilities, note, compiled in slackware 13.1 but should work in all puppies|||official|
...that is, I took out the "|slackware|13.1|" in the third and second-last fields. This makes it generic, so The Woof build scripts will always choose it.
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Ah yes, this has happened because the original 'yaf-splash' package is now installed. Well, not exactly...
Most distros now have Xorg in /usr, whereas T2 places it in /usr/X11R7. So that everything appears in "normal" locations when building a Puppy in Woof from T2 packages, I created a special package named 'zzt2_fixup_hack' that creates symlinks from /usr to all the executables (plus other fixups, see 'pinstall.sh' in zzt2_fixup_hack).
The problem is, this fixup sees /usr/X11R7/bin/yaf-splash and creates a symlink to it from /usr/bin, overriding the previous symlink to /usr/bin/gtkdialog-splash.
Thanks for pointing that out, I have fixed it.
The package is now 'zzt2_fixup_hack-20100921.pet' and I will upload it soon.
A reminder to myself: this fixup package is also used in Wary, but I think that it has some Xorg 7.5 specific stuff, so may have to create another one for Wary.
A reminder to ttuuxxx and others: The Puppy "4.3.2" build also has a zzt2_fixup_hack PET package (if I recall rightly), that will need the fix I have described above. Basically, put a bypass for yaf-splash into pinstall.sh:
for ONEFILE in `find ./usr/X11R7/bin -type f`
[ "$BASEFILE" = "yaf-splash" ] && continue #100921
ln -snf /usr/X11R7/bin/$BASEFILE ./usr/bin/$BASEFILE
...or, if you choose not to include the original yaf-splash PET then the problem will not occur.
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Note that there have been some application upgrades since 1.2, but not much, as I have been working on Slackpup, Wary and Woof in the interim. I expect that most, maybe all, apps in Wary will work in Quirky, so the 'puppy-wary' repo can be in the PPM.
1.3 is built with the 188.8.131.52 kernel and also has the commercial Nvidia Xorg driver. The .iso file is 112MB -- note, if I had built without the Nvidia driver it would have been 107MB.
Release announcement and release-notes (which does not mention that it is RC):
Download the live-CD (112.5MB):
Download the development .sfs (104.8MB):
There are also delta files from 1.2:
I have not built a "retro" Quirky this time, as I am targeting Wary for that purpose.
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Username: pu#p#py Password: l#in#ux (remove the #s)
As well as the usual patches, this also has the Longene patch:
The patches, including extra manual patches (hacks) that I had to do to get the Longene driver to work, are described here:
As the kernel is configured with SMP turned off, and has the rtl8192su/vortex86mx patches, this kernel should be excellent for the Gecko netbook.
I am pleased to report that I have successfully compiled the following analog modem drivers with this kernel:
slmodem (slamr, slusb)
...I had to patch a few of these.
Soon I will upload a PET of this kernel, for use in Woof.
If all goes well with further testing, the next Quirky will have this kernel.
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Version 0.3.0 was released recently, as patches for the 2.6.30 and 2.6.34 kernels. Well, I couldn't resist it...
It has taken me several hours of hard work, but I have compiled Longene on Spup. This is the 2.6.34 kernel with Longene patch and all the usual patches used for Puppy. The Longene source tarball has three components:
1. A kernel patch
2. Source for a kernel module
3. Patched Wine 1.0 source
It took me quite a while to get everything working, due to missing symbols, but I got there.
I have not yet compiled Wine. I am just about to download dependencies -- thanks to green_dome and technosaurus for information about this -- and then I will compile Wine.
It is a rather old version of Wine, but the Longene developers have stated that they will move up to Wine 1.2 sometime.
As this is a rather quirky experiment, I might make this the next Quirky release. I might also move Quirky over to a Slackware 13.1 base, that is, same as Spup.
Main reason: the ready-made package repositories.
Longene home page:
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There is one thing that annoys me. I don't recall what version it started, but about 6 months ago I think, Abiword suddenly did not display the images in some documents. For example:
I haven't reported it, assumed that it would be noticed and fixed. But no, not yet.
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With recent Quirky and Wary releases they have been built with mplayer that was configured with '--disable-gui', and instead Gnome-mplayer GUI frontend has been used.
That's fine, but I have taken another look at compiling mplayer with '--enable-gui'. This provides a GUI with a wide choice of skins. Quite nice, except not so nice with JWM. JWM rev. 492 only displays the GUI control panel as a black box when X is set to 16-bit color depth. 24-bit works ok.
I have reported this bug to Joe:
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