4.1 release schedule

Zigbert is doing some mods to some of his apps and asked about getting enough time to do it for 4.1-final. I had previously mentioned September 21 as the final release date, as my Royal Show job starts on the 22nd.

However, that date can fall back. I can still put in two or three hours on Puppy in the evenings. When it looks like everything is mostly ready, probably sometime after the 21st, I'll upload a "rc" (release candidate) for anyone who wants to do a quick sanity check, then the final soon after.

Rerwin has reported the SeaMonkey crashes on Print Preview. I seem to recall that happening in an earlier version of Puppy also, and upgrading SM fixed it ...I think. Now we have it back again. Well, I'll look into it, but can't guarantee anything.

Posted on 16 Sep 2008, 8:00


Posted on 16 Sep 2008, 15:15 by cthisbear
Surprise us

" However, that date can fall back. "

If Puppy 4.1 is going to be your swansong;
let it be one remembered as a show stopper.

For all the Plod that is so often released by
some of the competition.....
let your last chapter in this book be a

I was about to say something about
your mercurial talents not being recognised.

After looking at dictionary.com however....
I realised that there are a number of definitions.

" 1. changeable; volatile; fickle; flighty; erratic: a mercurial nature.

2. animated; lively; sprightly; quick-witted. '

Some will point out that with many Puppy releases,
number 1 fits the bil for Barry Kauler.

For myself....I believe that the second definition
is the goer for you.

I am not trying to belittle you in any way.
I will miss your leadership and abilities.

a little known habit in many parts of the world;
and becoming extinct here in Australia....
has always been your strong suit.

Puppy is more than modest now,
and as is the way of things...
virtually unknown in OZ....
but well recognised in other parts of the globe.

Enjoy your Perth show...
I feel like hopping aboard a jet in Sydney,
and travelling over yonder just to shake your
paw and say hello.
But nobody deserves that life experience.

Enjoy your new found freedom....
keep in contact...and maybe...just maybe...
keep up the suspense, the surprise and the wonder
for a few more days.

Surely we can wait that little longer.


Posted on 16 Sep 2008, 19:02 by Dougal
Delaying the Release Date
I think it will be a good idea to delay it, in the hope that while in Perth you won't have time to do any "real" development, hence just concentrate on bugfixing and updating...
There's no need to rush the release.

Posted on 17 Sep 2008, 7:34 by ab
I use puppy on usb and hd ide install and with 3.1 or 4.0 skype crash when starting a call. There is no skype pet for 4 series. Will this be fixed in 4.1?

Posted on 19 Sep 2008, 3:37 by marco
info on mod
Hi, i've just get for the first time a linux distro, puppy is amazing cause i can use my old pc better than a new dual core, but i don't understand one thing. i've instalkled form dingo 4.00 puppy live cd, when you correct a bug or something else does puppy can take the modify in automatic from web or i have to do something different) thank guy, and nice work to everyone

Posted on 19 Sep 2008, 16:26 by BarryK
marco, if I understand what you are asking for, to obtain latest bugfixes you have to upgrade. In your case, upgrade to 4.1 when it is released. If you are running from live-CD, just burn the 4.1 and boot it. if upgrading an installation, for frugal you can use the Universal Installer to upgrade or just substitute the latest Puppy files (vmlinuz, pup_408.sfs and initrd.gz).

Posted on 20 Sep 2008, 24:44 by edoc
4.1beta Great Fixes!
Congrats already for 4.1beta!
As I have posted on the general Forum I loaded it on my Panasonic Toughbook CF-27 w/300MHz cpu and it handles the pcmcia combo card (modem & nic) and I am on the Internet. http://foxhurricane.com which is a challenging site!
My laptop shows 158MB of memory, 101MB used.
Need to load crqlog and see if the serial-USB interface is being handled OK.
Great job so far!
Barry - I cannot imagine Puppy without you. I worry for the future after 4.1 :-(

Posted on 21 Sep 2008, 14:03 by Geow
MD5 Sum One Click Check

I have implemented a simple script:
1. Move to folder that has md5 and iso
2. Click on md5

It checks the MD5 sum without you needing to type
the name.

Here is the thread:


Wolf Pup has turned it into a .pet:


5 clicks to install the .pet - then 1 click to check the MD5

Has been getting good reviews - Lobster thinks it
should be in Puppy. I would be honored if it were.

But either way, it should be installed to use on the next release.