Woof alpha3 uploaded

Get it from here:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/test/woof-alpha3/

Be sure to read my recent blog posts, with pre-release notes on alpha3.

There's a ready-to-go Ubuntu "Intrepid Puppy" live-CD iso file, built from Woof.

Note, I haven't tested building from the other distros for quite sometime.


Posted on 22 Mar 2009, 21:29


Comments:

Posted on 23 Mar 2009, 6:51 by Terryphi
Intrepid Live-CD
I've downloaded upup015 and updated my frugal install. The updated version sees openoffice-2.2.0.sfs, and I have it selected in Boot Configuration Manager, but it does not get loaded.
It worked OK in upup012.


Posted on 23 Mar 2009, 8:19 by BarryK
Re: OpenOffice sfs
Please read the pre-release notes carefully. The Intrepid Puppy live-CD has been built with the 2.6.29-rc7 kernel which has Squashfs 4.0, which is not compatible with SFS files built with older versions of Squashs.



Posted on 23 Mar 2009, 11:37 by smil99
upup freezes upon mouse click
Sorry I posted this earlier under a wrong post. I hope this the right place.

I tried running Intrepid Puppy alpha3 on my Sharp PC-AL60GB laptop but the system freezes upon clicking any of the icons on the desktop. I booted also with acpi=off option and got the same result. I have had no such behaviour on the said laptop when running any of the Puppy 4.2 and earlier ones. Is there any fix for this anomaly?
Interestingly, it runs perfectly on my Fujitsu FMV DeskPower C4/80L desktop.


Posted on 23 Mar 2009, 14:48 by deN1ro
tried it, liked it.
First time I tried Woof (the intrepid iso). And I'm pleasantly surprised of the current state of it.

The system is fast. The fonts seem to be better then ever before (compared to latest stable puppy). Very very clear. And i like the icons and the theme in general (i know that this is not the most important part when you're creating new concept, but still)

To save alsa settings, I had to manually create "/var/lib/alsa" and touch "/var/lib/alsa/asound.state". In xorg i had to change protocol to "ExplorerPS/2" to make scrollwheel working.

I like the interface of the new packagemanager. I installed some packages from intrepid universe, and that worked well. Some packages really had a lot of dependencies, and checking dependencies took a looong time (and i have intel core2duo).

I'm a bit worried about how foolproof it will be in live usage, since you really have to be careful on what to install, or your storagefile will be filled up before you know it (and i don't know whether some packages might conflict with each other, since i don't have full knowlegde of woof yet)

Anyway, it has really attracted my attention and i'm planning to try more of it. Comming from slackware, on the desktop, i'm interested in trying the slack version.

Thanks for this great concept. I almost read this blog every day.


Posted on 23 Mar 2009, 15:07 by Terryphi
Package Manager
Is it possible to redesign the installed packages window so that all contents are visible? The last entry is hidden. I don't know if this is only a problem at some resolutions - mine is set at 800x600.


Posted on 23 Mar 2009, 20:00 by BarryK
Woof alpha3 forum thread
There's a forum thread created by tronkel:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=40247