Woof improvements

I am working intensely on the Woof scripts.

One thing that has happened is the way packages are listed in the PKGS_SPECS_TABLE variable in file DISTRO_PKGS_SPECS-<compat-distro> has been improved. One outcome is that some un-needed packages in "spup" (Slackware) have been eliminated, making the iso smaller.

A lot happening getting "tpup" (T2) to build properly. I get a desktop, but still lots of issues.

Various improvements to the PPM.

I have brought the Xvesa server back to the Woof builds.

The user is now asked for the timezone on the first boot.

Posted on 12 Apr 2009, 16:26


Posted on 12 Apr 2009, 17:52 by cthisbear
Easter pressie from BK.
" I have brought the Xvesa server back
to the Woof builds. "

You are indeed the Easter Bunny.
Thanks BK.

Hope that you can get a better internet
connection sooner than later as well.
Anything we can do to help that along?

Letters to Canbera, financial assistance etc.


Posted on 12 Apr 2009, 19:02 by Lobster
Bunny Kauler
Agree with Chris
Use of xvesa (or similar - did notice you made some experiments with another system) is inclusive and a great fallback.

The woof system seems to be tickling our kennel of Puppys, more so than unleashed even.

It could well be too early to rally around a particular woof build for Puppy 5, with 4.2.1 and 4.3 offering so much potential but any indications as to which you consider best will enable and empower that rallying :)

Tally Ho!

Posted on 12 Apr 2009, 19:31 by 01micko
With your work with tpup, will this make ppup null and void? Just curious. Thanks.

Posted on 12 Apr 2009, 23:35 by Terryphi
Intrepid Woof
Do you intend to continue work on Intrepid Woof? It is unclear from previous posts.

Posted on 13 Apr 2009, 8:20 by rcrsn
CUPS and Upup
Here is some preliminary work on printing in upup: