Precise Puppy beta5

Beta4 (5.2.73) was released recently, see blog post:
http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02976

Read my blog for reports on changes since then. Beta5 is now out, and I have assigned it as version 5.3.91, as I intend the final release will be 5.4. Summary of the recent versions:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/test/precise-5.3.91/precise-5.3.91-readme.htm

Download:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/test/precise-5.3.91/

I have been working on the Puppy Package Manager (PPM) the last few days, fixing some things. I fixed a chronic speed problem. There is another issue, the final "success" window when install a lot of packages at once, can be too high for the screen -- needs a vertical scrollbar -- I might do that tonight.

This pup is looking good!

Note, built with 3.2.28 PAE kernel. I plan to build a non-PAE version later.


Posted on 4 Sep 2012, 15:53


Comments:

Posted on 4 Sep 2012, 16:00 by BarryK
Beta5 forum feedback
Feedback starts on page 33 of this Forum thread:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=650349#650349



Posted on 4 Sep 2012, 23:59 by mavrothal
PPM too wide
Looking at PPM you may want to adjust the width of the main window that with 5 repos loaded is ~1200 pixels. Too wide for a 1024 screen (and does not look very nice either ;)


Posted on 4 Sep 2012, 24:18 by K Godt
RE PPM <radiobutton>
Yep, a <combobox> or what is the new again ?<combotextbox>? for the repos would be nice


Posted on 5 Sep 2012, 4:26 by broomdodger
precise5391 fails to desktop
IBM ThinkPad x30
both work: racy5300 wary5300

puppy_precise_5391 manual frugal

first boot without precisesave
+ desktop ok
+ network ok

reboot with precisesave
- no desktop
- can not 'blindly' restart, F12 up right down enter
- must force shutdown

boot pfix=nox with precisesave
+ command prompt ok
+ exit ok
+ xwin ~ok
- desktop mostly generic icons
+ enet ok
- system:hardinfo - network catagory missing - ok racy5300 wary5300
+ restart jvm - no change
+ restart xserver - no change

reboot with precisesave
- no desktop, must force shutdown

boot pfix=nox with precisesave
+ command prompt ok
+ exit ok
+ xwin ~ok
- desktop mostly generic icons
+ repeatable
+ exit to prompt
- xorgwizard probe, 'c', 1024x768x16 intel
- xwin - desktop mostly generic icons
+ exit to prompt
- xorgwizard probe, 'c', 1024x768x24 intel
- xwin - desktop mostly generic icons
+ exit to prompt
- xorgwizard choose=intel, 'c', 1024x768x24 intel
- xwin - desktop mostly generic icons

Bill



Posted on 5 Sep 2012, 6:11 by BarryK
Re PPM too wide
Ok, I fixed that. I also fixed the height of the final "success" window.

There is an issue with some deps getting missed. I am testing with installing VLC. I think that I know the cause, will work on that later today.

I will also upload the fixed scripts.



Posted on 5 Sep 2012, 14:53 by vicmz
update
Sorry for the off-topic, I just wanted to let you know that the latest Spanish langpack is available here:
https://dl.dropbox.com/s/yqtjylb0kfff5ew/langpack_es-20120905.pet?dl=1


Posted on 5 Sep 2012, 17:03 by Michael Rokosz
Puppy save file
I wish there would be option to immediate delete save file, (no trash cane). Puppy save file is usually very big and can not fit into trash cane, when I install new beta, I wont to delete this file.
Should be either utility to delete it, or option (to delete) in resize save file.


Posted on 8 Sep 2012, 18:27 by PupppyIsGreat!
Seamonkey
Hi Barry,

I really appreciate your great work on this uniquoe distro.

I just wonder why Beta 5 still contains seamonkey version 2.9.1. The latest release (28 Aug) is 2.12. Since this update seems to be mandatory because of security reasons, it would be great if the up-to-date version was included in Puppy 5.4.
Thank you!


Posted on 11 Sep 2012, 3:44 by GCMartin
HDMI in Precise/RACY
Barry, there has been some discovery about HDMI in Puppy that you may want to understand, too. I do remember you mentioning HDMI in something(s) you've done in the past.

Here to help


Posted on 11 Sep 2012, 3:46 by GCMartin
HDMI in Precise/RACY
Barry, there has been some discovery about HDMI in Puppy that you may want to understand, too. I do remember you mentioning HDMI in something(s) you've done in the past.

Forum thread current research is here
Here to help