Slow going

I have run into a problem with the latest builds of Wary and Racy. ROX-Filer refuses to display thumbnails. It outputs an error message that I cannot understand.

I have been trying to figure out what is wrong, no success.

So, I am now going through a very painfully slow process of elimination. I have checked out the version of Woof used to build Wary/Racy 5.3 -- commit 9d81d0919b, April 3, 2012 -- build Racy, test ROX, then update Woof by say one month, build Racy and test ROX, etc.


Posted on 9 Aug 2012, 21:11


Comments:

Posted on 9 Aug 2012, 21:14 by darkcity
what message
what is the error message your getting?

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off topic, jas hacks has been experimenting with Puppy

http://jas-hacks.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/hackberry-a10-ubuntu-1204-puppy-linux.html


Posted on 10 Aug 2012, 8:02 by ozsouth
Thunar?
I've been playing with Gray's RacyNOP - superb.
I think THUNAR is better than ROX & XFCE is great.
Is it worth considering those?


Posted on 10 Aug 2012, 8:40 by 01micko
spacefm
I am considering, down the track, to shifting to spacefm/jwm. (a pcmanfm fork).

I have been trialling it and it looks and feels nice, but it's early days yet.

In the latest slacko alpha rox doesn't want to build, it seems to work ok though.


Posted on 10 Aug 2012, 12:16 by mistfire
Re: SpaceFM
SpaceFM is a great and powerful file manager for puppy. I wonder if it has a desktop folder and adjustable home folder.


Posted on 10 Aug 2012, 14:58 by ttuuxxx
spacefm
Hi micko I had a look at spacefm, I think it looks promising for puppy but it would have to be hacked to get rid of the annoying root popup as the image shows, other than that I give it two thumbs up
there are tons of pics at the website homepage, http://ignorantguru.github.com/spacefm/
ttuuxxx


Posted on 10 Aug 2012, 17:58 by L18L
spacefm thumbs
Spacefm is localized (about 450 messages) for
af ar bg bn_IN ca cs da de el es et eu fa fi fr gl he hr hu id it ja km ko lt ml ms nb nl nn pl ps pt_BR pt ru sk sl sr sv tr uk ur_PK ur vi zh_CN zh_TW

So another 46 thumbs up from allover the world.


Posted on 10 Aug 2012, 19:50 by BarryK
Fix for ROX-Filer
I have found the cause of the thumbnails problem. It goes back to this:
http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02849

The PET 'glibc-2.10.1-w5c.pet' used in Wary/Racy 5.3 was upgraded to 'glibc-2.10.1-1-w5c.pet', the latter has file /usr/lib/gconv/gconv-modules.cache. Removing this file fixes ROX-Filer.

This may be the cache file that I created. The original compile in T2 did not create the cache file. If we use the cache file provided with a distro's binary glibc package, that is ok. When I create it myself, it doesn't work properly.
The 'glibc' template in Woof will grab the cache file if it exists, so that is ok.



Posted on 11 Aug 2012, 20:38 by Iguleder1
Kernel 3.2 for Rpi
Barry, it seems the Raspberry Pi guys got kernel 3.2 to work well, which means three things:
- It's the kernel used in Wheezy, so we should switch to it to avoid future incompatibilities with either Debian, Raspbian or the firmware.
- It's LTS, which is great for us - we can stick with it and provide minor version updates once in a while.
- The firmware in the SD card skeleton must be up to date - perhaps, Woof could download the firmware automatically.

I think we could benefit a lot from switching to this kernel (with hardware float support). It shouldn't be hard to make this switch, since it's only one major version above 3.1.x.

By the way, I ordered a Raspberry Pi yesterday - it should arrive within three weeks :)


Posted on 24 Aug 2012, 10:46 by scsijon
Puppy-camera
Came across this> http://www.bhphotovideo.com/indepth/announcements/new-android-powered-nikon-coolpix-s800c?BI=8938&kw=S800c.

Wonder if we could build a Puppy for it! I know a couple of SuSE'rs are looking at it.

Now, that would be fun


Posted on 24 Aug 2012, 13:53 by disciple
pcmanfm
> Hi micko I had a look at spacefm, I think it looks promising for puppy but it would have to be hacked to get rid of the annoying root popup as the image shows, other than that I give it two thumbs up

There are no stupid root messages in pcmanfm ;)
It's actually getting good these days, and I find it a lot more straightforward than spacefm.
I discouraged people from using it not so long ago because I was having to report too many crashes, but they've been doing a good job of fixing them.