Anyway, here it is:
My main interest with this release is to test video on different hardware. The 'nouveau' driver works for me, which is great, but does it work for other Nvidia hardware? -- there is of course the 'nv' driver to fall back on.
The is one known bug -- I don't know how this got through, but 'ntfsprogs' package has a missing shared library, so Gparted can't handle ntfs partitions.
The iso is a bit big, at 123MB, partly due to all the extra kernel modem drivers. But I don't think that accounts for all of the extra bulk, and I will be sifting through the files to see if anything unnecessary snuck through in the automated Woof build system.
This pup has kernel 2.6.34 with the Longene patch, however I have gone cold on the idea of Longene. As soon as 126.96.36.199 is released I intend to compile it, plus of course all the 3rd party modules, without the Longene patch. Rerwin has agreed to have a go at compiling the analog modem modules that I had earlier failed to compile, so some of those may be in the 188.8.131.52 build also.
Note, I will upload Woof soon.
Comments:Posted on 4 Jul 2010, 9:50 by BarryK
Spup 0.3 forum feedback
I have started a Forum thread for feedback here:
Posted on 4 Jul 2010, 11:02 by 01micko
I think aiming for the "5" moniker is a good idea, as it really is a "sister" release to Lucid Puppy 5.
Since it's going to be a "Puppy", I would reckon that it belongs in http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppy/test/spup-0.3/ . This because many of the mirrors, especially tha fast Aussie ones, aarnet and internode, haven't mirrored Quirky files. Do you need to register with them or some such?
Just my 2c.
Posted on 7 Jul 2010, 17:09 by ttuuxxx
Hi Barry aarf came across a video/audio transcoder based on ffmpeg, http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=432489#432489 The debian package was 2707kb, because it included ffmpeg and other libs that are in puppy already, I basically made a package just with system links and replaced the ffmpeg bin and all the libs and the package is now 28kb, now that's a perfect puppy size, probably I should see if they have sources or not.
Anyways this could make a nice addition to puppy, a 28 kb video converter is pretty good.
The 28kb pet package for Quirky 120 is located at
Posted on 7 Jul 2010, 17:30 by BarryK
Re Transcoder sources
Compile it from source. There are two versions, one for audio, one for video. Dougal posted the link on this blog to the source recently: