libgphoto2, gtkam, sane-backends, xsane

I have upgraded to version 2.4.1

Upgraded to version 0.1.15. I am very happy -- finally gtkam works with my digital camera! I have been waiting a long time for this. It is quite a long time since there have been new versions of libgphoto2 and gtkam.

I have a Fuji Finepix A610, which does not have a standard USB mass storage interface, but it does have a PCT Bridge interface. With the previous version of gtkam, it partly worked, I was able to view thumbnails, but that was as far as it got before gtkam crashed. The new version is stable, and I was able to not just view thumbnails, but also extract and save the full images. The built-in image viewer only displays a black rectangle, so it isn't perfect, but good enough. This has now become a must-have for me and has to be in the live-CD.

Upgraded to version 1.0.19.

Upgraded to version 0.995.

With all stuff in it, how big is the live-CD? This is a full multimedia system, now supporting scanners and digital cameras, with all drivers built-in. I built the ISO file, also choosing Pidgin instead of Ayttm, so that's another fat app. The ISO is now 87.1MB.

Posted on 26 Apr 2008, 23:00


Posted on 26 Apr 2008, 23:56 by gutenprint cups drivers
Barry, i think you were looking for these printer drivers

Posted on 27 Apr 2008, 5:39 by dogone
Should there be an RC1?
Barry, I know this comment is not going to be a very popular one, but the number and scope of changes made (most untested) to beta 2 really suggests there be one release candidate prior to final.

You've been working fast and furious, and we are all behind you 100%. But the untested changes made since beta 1 could mean trouble for 4 final.

Believe me, I don't want to wait either. But THE WORLD is going to notice and love Puppy 4.0 - it's got to be as solid as a rock.

An RC1 would require just a week or two.

I invite everyone's thoughts on the subject.

Posted on 27 Apr 2008, 9:50 by BarryK
400 RC
Oh yes, I already realised that there has to be at least one RC.

Normally with a beta release I would have frozen everything, just fixing bugs, but in this case there have been more upgrades.

There will be two concurrent RCs, with the and 2.6.25 kernels. And two concurrent 4.00finals.

Posted on 29 Apr 2008, 6:59 by ferikenagy
multimedia / webcam support
<"This is a full multimedia system, now supporting scanners and digital cameras, with all drivers built-in"> sounds wonderfull...this means including some support for webcams too? modules like 'uvclinux'etc..or other webcams included in newer laptops?

Posted on 29 Apr 2008, 8:42 by BarryK
Re: webcams
I've never setup a webcam, so I'll need to be educated on the basics of it.

I presume that Puppy has the required kernel modules.

One thing, the Ayttm chat-client package has support for Yahoo webcam.

Posted on 29 Apr 2008, 21:55 by ferikenagy
unfortunately there are few kernel modules for webcam support.For start maybe puppy should include some modules like 'linux-UVC" (,or gspcav( & pwc (, with good chance an webcam getting supported by them.I presume that maybe Gxine has some command line option too like mplayer to acces v4l / v4l2 to display webcam image (something like: mplayer -tv driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video0....).

Posted on 29 Apr 2008, 23:31 by coolpup
libpng 1.2.27
new release

Posted on 29 Apr 2008, 23:35 by BarryK
Re: libpng
There is a bit of history here, you would need to search back thru my news archive. Dingo has to use an older libpng as that is the latest that works with the older version of CUPS that Puppy uses.
And why does Puppy use an older CUPS? ...that is also somewhere in the archive.