Planning for next Wary/Racy

To keep everyone informed about what I am currently doing...

I am reading through the Wary/Racy 5.3 feedback thread:

I plan to build a beta for the next release, which will probably be 5.4.

I don't know about the kernels though, might leave them alone. The thing is, we have some drivers, for example nVidia, compiled for those kernels, and if I upgrade the kernels then those PETs will also require upgrading.

If there is no urgent need to upgrade the kernels, I will leave them alone.

So, the next Wary/Racy will have all the new features of Woof, plus various application upgrades.

Posted on 24 Sep 2012, 18:41


Posted on 25 Sep 2012, 2:18 by peebee
Wary5.4 kernel
Hi Barry

A plea for the Wary kernel to stay at 2.6.32.n at least - otherwise the Agere modem drivers will no longer work and cannot be compiled for later kernels (I think?)


Posted on 25 Sep 2012, 5:33 by GCMartin
Developer support level guidance
Maybe as Puppy-Woof continues into the futrue, a statement is issued to ID which circa (year of build) the distro is designed or support on.

As times advance, so does the PCs as well for many of the community upgrades to take advantage of CPU-chipsets-RAM benefits.

It is one of the facts of life we must live with.

I am not trying to address obsolescence, but, rather what is a plausible level of support from the distro designer to set a level of expectation.

This type of announcement. I realize, is not a panacea, but, it does provide a developer's level of expectation in support of the distro(s) presented for our benefit.

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Posted on 25 Sep 2012, 13:31 by Monsie
Wary 5.4 kernel
Hi Barry,

I am not sure if you had decided to stick with the uni-kernel from Wary 5.2 on, but I hope this is the case. I need the uni-kernel for my sound card (Riptide) to work. I suspect others who run Wary on a Pentium 3 would benefit from the uni-kernel also.

I am really pleased that Wary/Racy development continues...


Posted on 26 Sep 2012, 4:37 by GCMartin
PRecord update
I thought this info would be helpful as your 3 distros progress.

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Posted on 27 Sep 2012, 5:32 by mavrothal
squashfs xz kernel support
I do not know what are your kernel plans for wary but I found squashfs xz support for the 2.6.35 kernel in
Works nice with a 2.6.35 puppy kernel I made for the XOs. With this older kernels/wary can use/see xz compressed SFSs