Woof uploaded, October 14, 2011

This is commit '20111014045659'. This version was used to build Wary Puppy 5.2.

The previous upload of Woof was October 5:
http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02521

There was a blog post recently on how to download a recent snapshot tarball of Woof and use that as the reference to download Woof changes since then, without the full history:
http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02306

I have uploaded a snapshot tarball of commit '20111014045659'. This can be downloaded by itself, but it is recommended to also download the Bones infrastructure as described in above link. Get tarball:
http://bkhome.org/bones/woof/archive/woof-20111014045659.tar.gz

To download and use Woof, please read the Bones intro page:
http://bkhome.org/bones/
And the Woof intro page:
http://bkhome.org/woof/


Posted on 14 Oct 2011, 6:29


Comments:

Posted on 14 Oct 2011, 16:14 by Iguleder1
Squashfs with LZO
Barry, could you add support for LZO compression in Woof? It requires a new mksquashfs4.2 compiled against a static liblzo and a tiny change in 3builddistro.

It's great for testing, since LZO compression is very fast. You can build an ISO in 5 minutes and test it. If it's any good, you can make a final one with '-comp xz -Xbcj x86' for minimum size. It's a great time saver.


Posted on 15 Oct 2011, 2:24 by Rob
Tranquil T3
Hi Barry, some years ago you helped David at tranquil PC setup their Tranquil T3 (Via Epia5000AG) to run Puppy. I have aquired a T3 from fleabay awithout CF card and do not wish to re-invent the wheel. Can you help? Or do I simply try this 5.2 install?


Posted on 15 Oct 2011, 7:35 by BarryK
mksquashfs4.2
Iguleder,
I don't understand, it has xz compression, which 3builddistro recognizes. According to 'mksquashfs4 --help', this '-comp xz -Xbcj x86' is available. The squashfs 4.2 package is in the 'common' repo.

Rob,
I don't remember. It really is up to you to have a go at getting Wary installed on any particular hardware. Wary is well suited to older i486 and i586 class x86 systems.

With this Wary, even the Mplayer media player should work on a i486 system.



Posted on 21 Oct 2011, 5:50 by Rob
Tranquil T3
Thanks Barry, all up and running with Wary 5.2 - great stuff


Posted on 21 Oct 2011, 6:20 by Rob
Tranquil T3
funny you should metion mplayer as this runs a bit slow on my epia 533Mhz board, are there any tweaks to get divx going smoothly. Someone mentioned it ran divx smoothly on the same setup under Wary <=3.01?


Posted on 26 Sep 2012, 3:39 by dgahunt
Tranquil T3 puppy
Hi Rob (and Barry) I bought a T3 from Tranquil in 2006 to run Puppy 1.08 on. I couldn't get it to boot usb, so rang Tranquil for support. The engineer there hadn't heard of Puppy, so I "sold" it to him. A month later they were advertising "Puppy PCs" on their website. The trick is to format the usb stick as if it was a zip drive. 64heads 32sectors and set the bios to boot from usb-zip. My T3 ran Puppy 108 for over 6 years as a web/ftp/samba/pxe/pop3/smtp/ssh/cups/xsane server. See http://carrybridge.dyndns.org/puppy/ I hope this helps.