Release schedule for 4.00-final

We are always finding things that need fixing, and devising fixes, and it is a never-ending process. With any Puppy release, I get to the point where I decide "close enough" and bring out the final.

For 4.00, we are at that "close enough" point. In fact, this version has had far more testing and fixing than any prior Puppy release.

On Friday I intend to release 4.00RC, and it will have an extremely short test period, just a couple of days. Any bug for which no solution is immediately obvious will be left to be dealt with in the next version (or a service pack). Any easily fixable bug that shows up in those couple of days will get fixed, and 4.00final will then make it's appearance, let's say approx. Sunday 4th May.

Posted on 30 Apr 2008, 18:51


Posted on 30 Apr 2008, 9:07 by BarryK
Service Pack 3
On the subject of Service Packs, forum member bobwrit posted news about SP3 for Windows XP:

I followed the links, and found SP3 is 316MB

That reminds me of Service Packs that we have brought out for Puppy, that were 10 - 20KB.
So, if we bring out a Service Pack for 4.00, it will be an easy download!

Posted on 30 Apr 2008, 10:46 by dogone
On your toes, everyone!
OK people. The gantlet has be thrown down. Barry's given us TWO days to find show stoppers in 4.00RC. There probably aren't any, but what we miss we're stuck with until 4.1.

Barry's worked hard on this one so let's cut him some slack and report only *serious* problems - those that can't wait for 4.1.

This way, we get the best 4.0 possible and Barry gets some quality and well earned time with his "Mums".

Posted on 30 Apr 2008, 16:31 by HairyWill
rss feed needs dates
You might consider hassling Federico to add dates to the RSS feed entries.

Posted on 30 Apr 2008, 18:55 by BarryK
4.00SC (Sanity Check)
Well, the calendar provided by Wilson Tuckey (our local Federal polition) has mum's day as the 4th, but I found out that in fact it's the 11th. So I wiped that comment from the original post. I'm going to visit the mums anyway on the 4th, as won't be in Perth on the 11th.

Considering the hurried nature of the RC, I'll rename it as SC, for Sanity Check. That's all it will be really.

Posted on 30 Apr 2008, 19:12 by ANOSage
Mother's Day
Oh, shame, shame! You seem to have adopted the American date. Everyone in the Commonwealth knows that Mothering Sunday is the mid-Sunday in Lent, 2nd March 2008. Have a word with that nice Mr Rudd...

Posted on 30 Apr 2008, 21:12 by JohnMurga
Unleashed ?

Will there be an "Unleashed" release for Dingo ? That is what people like myself are looking forward to most ;-)


Posted on 30 Apr 2008, 21:45 by changturkey
Kernel 2.6.24/25
Will this release have updated Audio drivers (ALSA 1.016)?

Posted on 1 May 2008, 8:39 by BarryK
Re: Unleashed and ALSA
Unleashed, yes of course. Probably I'll upload it late at night on Sunday 4th, which will be around midday in the US/Canada.

The build with the 2.6.25 kernel has ALSA 1.0.16rc2 drivers and 1.0.16 libraries.

The build with the kernel has ALSA 1.0.14.

Curiously, 1.0.16 has gone backwards for me. My laptop has become silent again despite the ALSA drivers loading okay (same as back at 1.0.12,13). On another PC, the two-barks welcome is kind of choked off into one bark. Weird.

Posted on 1 May 2008, 15:25 by pakt
another retro version?
Barry, any chance of a kernel version? Would be nice to be able to use all those modules compiled for it ;-)

Posted on 1 May 2008, 15:29 by pakt
xrandr 1.2
Almost forgot - your solution for xrandr 1.2 and dual monitors works fine :-)

Posted on 2 May 2008, 6:35 by coolpup
ALSA 1.0.16 changelog
Changelog between 1.0.16rc2 and 1.0.16 releases