Puppy 4.3beta1 coming soon

I had decided about a week ago to restrain changes to essential upgrades and maybe some new packages if they do not impact on the existing system. I do not want to change any working packages unless absolutely essential.

Having drawn that "line in the sand", some worthy projects may have to be held over for consideration for 4.4. I'm thinking of Gposil's nice little wallpaper app for example. Another example is 'Pastelist' created by seaside -- looks neat, but as it requires a modification to JWM and hot-key-combinations do affect other applications, I'm holding this over too.

The emphasis now is on finding bugs in 4.3pre-beta-reloaded, and 4.3beta1 -- I intend to upload the latter very soon.

Posted on 10 Aug 2009, 20:29


Posted on 11 Aug 2009, 7:54 by PaulBx1
Something else for 4.4
Automatic backup of pupsaves!

I put this code in rc.shutdown:
#v2.16rc try this too...
if [ -f /etc/rc.d/PUPBACKUP ]; then # Execute PUPBACKUP to specify backup info if available
. /etc/rc.d/PUPBACKUP
if [ "$PUPSAVEBACKUPDIR" ]; then # A backup directory specified in PUPBACKUP?
echo -n "Back up your pupsave to ${PUPSAVEBACKUPDIR}? : " > /dev/console
read -t 20 response
if [ "$?" = "0" ]; then # User responded in timeout period?
if [ "$response" = "y" ]; then # User responded with "y"?
while [ $PUPSAVEBACKUPCOUNT -gt 0 ]; do # Shift older backup files a notch
echo "${SMNTPT}${SAVEPATH}${SAVEFILE} being copied to ${PUPSAVEBACKUPDIR}${SAVEFILE}0" > /dev/console
# CURRENTPUPSAVE="/initrd$(losetup $(mount | grep pup_rw | grep -v union |cut -f 1 -d ' ') | cut -f 3 -d ' ')"
cp -a /initrd/mnt/dev_save${SAVEFILE} ${PUPSAVEBACKUPDIR}${SAVEFILE}0

Maybe not the best implementation, but it sure works nicer than having to reboot pfix=ram. The way it works is that it prints out a message asking to backup. If no response for 20 sec. or response is "n", it just continues on as usual; otherwise it copies the pupsave. I had trouble with the copy so had to hard code; probably someone more experienced could get it working right.

This is a major improvement in convenience.

Posted on 11 Aug 2009, 8:50 by BarryK
Well, maybe I can sneak Gposil's little wallpaper app in. I'm not sure, being ultra cautious from now on.

I'll send you a pm in case you don't read this, but I was wondering if you could screen out image names starting with ORIGINAL-* as my image-cropper program uses those as backups of the original uncropped images, and they are stored in the same directory as the modified images.

Posted on 11 Aug 2009, 12:45 by gposil
Yes i've PM'd you Barry with the details and the starter script now screens out the "ORIGINAL"