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Slow but steady progress adding to T2

December 18, 2014 — BarryK
I was logging progress here:
http://bkhome.org/news/201412/more-packages-into-t2.html

However, decided to start a new thread.

Some more:

guess_fs
gview
gwhere


gview home page:
http://gview.sourceforge.net/

gwhere home page:
http://www.gwhere.org/

Gwhere needed a lot of TLC to compile. Feasible as it is written in C -- if it had been written in C++ it would have been a hopeless case.

...that's because the C++ developers shift the goal posts, unlike C that basically remains the same over the years.

I wonder if anyone uses these apps? I have put gview and gwhere into all my pups, for years and years.
Gwhere is a nice concept, though I never used it myself. It kind of filled a niche, so I always put it in.

Comments

Added these:

metamail
mhwaveedit


Yay, finally managed to compile metamail!

mhwaveedit home:
https://gna.org/projects/mhwaveedit

isomaster
usb-modeswitch


isomaster home:
http://www.littlesvr.ca/isomaster/

usb-modeswitch home:
http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/

hotplug2stdout
ifplugd_old
installwatch


There is a bit of a story with each of these.

Anyway, I need a break. installwatch took a couple of hours, needed patches, but got there.

hardinfo


hiawatha

secure tiny web server, used in the puplets for years.

libsystem
helpsurfer


libsystem is needed by helpsurfer (also gnet).

helpsurfer is a hacked very early version of Surfer, see home page:
http://www.defora.org/os/project/340/Surfer

My hacked version is to use specifically as an local html file viewer.

gxmessage
gnet


gnet is a library needed by 'surfer', also known as 'helpsurfer', a tiny web browser used in many pups, including Quirky, to view local html files.

Pup developers probably would not have encountered gnet, as I previously included it in the 'helpsurfer' PET.

minixcal
mirdir
mp
nbtscan


nenscript
netpbm
network_tray
notecase


These are new in T2, except netpbm which was already there, but needed a patch.

notecase home:
http://notecase.sourceforge.net/index1.html

...the author would very much like people to move onto his non-free version, however I find 1.9.8, the last of the open-source free versions, to be very good. I use it regularly, to keep notes about compiling packages.

Version 1.9.8 needs patches to compile, which will be in T2.


ntp
numlockx


Forum member tasmod developed 'psync' PET, to sync time via Internet time servers, and he used the 'ntpdate' utility.
Which is in the 'ntp' package.

Psync home:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42978

Forum member shinobar developed 'firstrun', an alternative first-startup dialog window, used in some pups.
It requires the 'numlockx' utility.

That's it, I think the letter n is done!

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