Puppy for Raspberry Pi alpha3

Here it is, our alpha3 release, and it is looking good!

Release notes:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/arm/test/raspi-sap6-5.102-alpha3/sap6-5.102-alpha3-readme.htm

...please read these notes before running your pup on the Raspberry Pi.

Download the SD-card image, only 86.7MB:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/arm/test/raspi-sap6-5.102-alpha3/raspi-sd-4gb-sap6-5.102.img.xz

How to copy the SD-image file to an SD memory card:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/arm/test/raspi-sap6-5.102-alpha3/howto-copy-to-sd-card.htm

If you want to turn your pup into a complete compiler environment, do it with just one file (read Release Notes for details), file size 119.9MB:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/arm/test/raspi-sap6-5.102-alpha3/devx_sap6_5.102.sfs

If you want to read about the previous alpha2 release, see here:
http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02879

Additional usage notes
It is very important to be aware that the first bootup is very slow, so be patient, but subsequent bootups are very fast. I will be improving the first-bootup speed soon.

Additional issues
I have just noticed that the screen-lock does not work (icon at top-right of screen). I will look into that asap.
There is no volume control in the tray, but there is a audio mixer in the Multimedia menu.


Posted on 11 Jul 2012, 18:09


Comments:

Posted on 11 Jul 2012, 18:32 by BarryK
sap6 alpha3 Forum feedback
Here is the Squeezed Arm Puppy feedback thread on the Puppy Forum. This link is to page 7, where feedback on alpha3 starts:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=639708#639708



Posted on 11 Jul 2012, 18:56 by BarryK
RP newcomers
For those who have just acquired a Raspberry Pi, or will soon have one, you might find my hardware setup page useful:

http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02891