Was away

I was away from home all day yesterday, so nothing happened in the Puppy department.

Home this morning, and back onto the experimental Wary "5.2" (I really should have a codename for this, not just "5.2"!)

I am running the T2 builds again, for both cases, compiling with Xorg 7.3 then again with Xorg 7.5. I fixed a few things the first time around.

Once I have the T2 build compiling nicely, I intend to make it into a big tarball and upload it, so others will be able to reproduce my work. Although based on the official T2 from SVN, my T2 is heavily customised.


Posted on 6 Sep 2011, 11:28


Comments:

Posted on 6 Sep 2011, 15:11 by scsijon
"elephant"
Considering all the work your putting into this one with rebuilding and updating just about everything in T2, maybe Wary "Elephant" could/should be considered.

On the other hand, do you know yet what kernals you plan to use? And are your Kernal and Module building instructions on http://puppylinux.com/development/compilekernel.htm still valid?

thanks
scsijon


Posted on 6 Sep 2011, 18:01 by BarryK
Kernel compile
Wary uses the 2.6.32.x kernel. There are fully automated build scripts:

http://bkhome.org/sources/kernel-2.6.32-uni-45/
http://bkhome.org/sources/kernel-2.6.32-smp-45/
http://bkhome.org/sources/kernel-2.6.32-44/

There is also a build script for the 2.6.39.x kernel, but it is not as mature as the above:
http://bkhome.org/sources/kernel-2.6.39-3/



Posted on 6 Sep 2011, 21:05 by Jota
Codename
"Home this morning, and back onto the experimental Wary "5.2" (I really should have a codename for this, not just "5.2"!)"

QUIRKY ??

;-)





Posted on 6 Sep 2011, 24:29 by nancy reagan
WalkOn


WalkOn

Warrior


Posted on 7 Sep 2011, 7:44 by BarryK
BarryK
Heh, heh, given the highly experimental nature of all of this, and likelihood that some things may be broken that previously weren't, Plus the planned build with Xorg 7.5, I should first release it as Quirky.



Posted on 7 Sep 2011, 10:16 by perthie
Testing Wary under the Quirky name
On behalf of those community members who see Quirky 1.3 as a high point in Puppy development, I would like to express my unhappiness with that idea.


Posted on 7 Sep 2011, 13:18 by Terryphi
Wary or Quirky
I agree with Perthie. Quirky 1.3 was a highlight for those of us who like a bling free distro and I hoped it would continue with a series of stable releases. However, Barry now seems to see Wary as the main focus for a stable releases and Quirky for experiments. No problem as long as we all understand the rationale.


Posted on 7 Sep 2011, 16:22 by panzerpuppy
Quirky
@BarryK: Please bring back the good old Quirky*!

* the true successor to v1.3 (minimalism to the max, cuting-edge SMP kernel, latest Xorg, KMS & drivers, optimised for newer hardware).



Posted on 7 Sep 2011, 19:52 by ICPUG
Re Quirky
Do you guys never retain anything Barry has said?

Quirky was defined as a testbed for trying out / developing Quirky ideas. If you like a particular Quirky that's fine but don't expect it to be considered as a formal Puppy that is gradually debugged. Quirky can change signifantly from one version to the next. The front page of the Puppylinux web site does not identify Quirky as a formal release - because it isn't.