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Fatdog64 720-final released

December 21, 2017 — BarryK

Fatdog is a fork of Puppy Linux, and I have always found it exciting to watch its progression. Reason, there are often very clever innovations. The developers are 'kirk' and 'jamesbond', and more recently 'fatdog', 'sfr', 'step' and others.

Fatdog forked from Puppy Linux many years go, using the Unleashed build system, before Puppy went over to the Woof build system. Here is a Puppy family-tree: doesn't actually show dates, but Fatdog forked from Puppy 4.0, I forget how many years ago that was. The developers took Unleashed off in a new direction, and more recently they are able to build the packages of Fatdog from source, see forum post:

They did use Woof, before branching entirely to their own build system, with complete compile-from-source, see timeline:

Development is still happening very intensely, and version 720 of Fatdog64 has just been released, see announcement on the Puppy Forum:


Here is the Fatdog homepage:

I will also download it, to examine some of the things listed in the release notes -- with our puplets, we cross-pollinate, and I will likely find some new ideas for Easy and Quirky.

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