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Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 - Updated ISO Version 005 - APR 05 2012
Subject description: New version with Libre Office 3.5.2 Pre-Installed
Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 AUG 17 2011
Version 005 released APR 05 2012
Is this for me? Lucid 5.2.8 is the previous generation "Official Mainstream Puppy." The current holder of that honor is Slacko Puppy, which Puppy founder Barry Kauler says should be the "first stop" for newcomers to Puppy. Lucid 5.2.8 is a mature, well-tested product with a nice set of usability features, a good amount of available software, and a supportive user base.
How do I use this? To use Lucid Puppy 5.2.8, download the ISO file, burn it on to a CD as an ISO image (not just as a file), then boot the CD. When you shut down, Puppy will offer to create a Save file, which it will use when you reboot. Alternatively, you can use the Puppy Universal Installer to install to a hard drive or usb flash disk. The ISO contains all current updates, so nothing else is necessary. Please see the Notes below for further details.
Which one do I use? If you are new to Lupu then Lupu Plus or Lupu Plus Libre will probably give you the best odds of everything working out of the box. Three-Headed Dog has a newer kernel so it might work better on newer computers.
Update to all versions of Lucid - To install Flashplayer if needed, please update this GetFlash pet -> http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=74491 Or use Google Chrome which has Flashplayer built-in http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=630570#630570
Lupu 528.005 & Lupu Libre 528.005
Released APR 5 2012
The big news is that Help is working in Abiword and Homebank and the web links are working in many (or all) programs Help -> About. More big news is that there is a Libre version with Libre Office 3.5.2 installed and integrated with the desktop. Many programs are updated as listed below. PupMenu is an easily customized program launcher and Get Flash is a better way to install and update Flashplayer.
Lupu 528.005 -> http://diddywahdiddy.net/Puppy500/lupu-528.005.iso
LupuLibre 528.005-2 with LibO 3.5.2 -> http://diddywahdiddy.net/Puppy500/lupulibre-528.005-2.iso
Some features of Libre Office require java. Lupu Plus Libre includes java--you can add java to Lupu Libre from here http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=623455#623455 or the java pet in PPM. Don't forget to Quickpet -> More Pets -> Update Lupu PPM.
Lupu Plus & LupuPlus Libre-> Lucid 528.005 with 41 additional drivers, hpliplite for increased support of HP printers, Pmusic 2.x and newer ffmpeg multimedia libraries. The Libre version includes Java. More info and download -> http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=622054#622054
Three-Headed Dog & Three-Headed Dog Libre -> Lupu 5.2.8.005 with the newer 18.104.22.168 kernel from Slacko 5.3.1 and Pmusic 2.x. It may work better on some machines. More info and download -> http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=70736
Development Add-on (devx) -> http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/puppy-5.2.8/lupu_devx_528-4.sfs
md5 checksum -> bf14b9eea9d67ad2f58dd11dc15832f7
Kernel sources for 22.214.171.124 kernel -> ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet-packages-lucid/kernel_src_L4-126.96.36.199-patched.sfs
Possible Issue: If you have no video in gnome-mplayer please click the play icon on the desktop to open gnome-mplayer, then choose Edit -> Preferences, click the drop-down Video Output menu, and change to x11 (from xv). The video is set to xv by default because 1) it has higher quality, and 2) the DVD menus work better.
Notes: 1) If you have previously used the Lucid 5.2.8 Live CD, it may have copied the lupu_528.sfs file to your hard drive. When the new CD boots it will use that lupu_528.sfs without telling you, so you need to delete it from your drive, or rename it, before you boot the new CD. This will happen even if the lupu_528.sfs is in a directory. 2) If you use a frugal install,. a simple trick is to download the ISO, click it to open it, and copy the lupu_528.sfs into the directory that holds the frugal install, replacing the old one.
#Optional Upgrades for Lucid 5.2.8
Pmusic Upgrade 005 provides the dependencies to upgrade Pmusic to version 2.5.3, and then further updates can be downloaded from the pmusic thread ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet-packages-lucid/Pmusic_Upgrade-Lucid528-005.pet
#Other Items of Interest
Slacko -> http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=72806
Lupufy Slacko -> http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=73580
Three-Headed Dog -> http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=70736
Version 005 updates: ffconvert 1.2 - shinobar; sfs-load 1.3 - shinobar; PupControl 2.0 - radky; Sylpheed 3.1.3 - playdayz; mtpaint 3.44.3 - don570; PupApps 1.8 - radky; PupSnap 1.6.3 - radky; pprocess 2.2.4 - zigbert; Pburn 3.5.1 - zigbert; firewallstate 2.1 - tasmod; grub4dos 1.7.2 - shinobar; isomaster 1.3.9 - BarryK; pbackup 3.1.9 - zigbert; pfilesearch 1.28 - zigbert; pfind 4.25 - zigbert; PupClockset 1.9 - radky; PupSysinfo 2.1.4 - radky; Bacon Recorder 2.7 - don570; dillo 3.0.2 - playdayz; geany 0.21 - playdayz
New Programs -> PupMenu 1.0 - radky; getflash 0.9 - shinobar; hpliplite - lluamco
Improved -> Help working in Abiword, Homebank, and web links in many programs Help -> About
Fixed -> guvcview 1.4.1-1 (the previous version would often crash if changing video size and capturing)
Version 004 updates: Gnome-mplayer is upgraded to 1.0.4 and has better handling of DVD Menus. XineDVD has better video quality plus a new skin. Pupsave Hot Backup to backup the save file--before doing anything risky - Menu -> Utility -> Pupsave Hot Backup. Pburn update to latest 3.4.1 - Menu -> Multimedia -> Pburn. GetLibreOffice - easy install of latest Libre Office - Menu -> Documents. Gnome-alsamixer is included - this is the mixer for those with multiple sound cards - each is displayed in a tab. Remaster Pup has improvements by rerwin. ALSA Sound Wizard has many improvements and can be used to select the default sound card. alsa-info.sh to get alsa info (run in terminal). PupControl updated to 1.7.7 by radky. SFS-Load updated to 1.2 by shinobar.. And I bet this is a first: the default Grey Glass Puppy wallpaper is updated by catdude with versions for 4x3 and wide screens--go to Menu -> Desktop Settings -> Nathan Wallpaper Setter, plus there is another new wide screen wallpaper by swiatmar. wcpufreq is updated to 0.8 by tazoc. retrovol is updated to 0.11 by pizzasgood. mms protocol plays with chromium-based browsers (Iron, Chrome, Chromium). Isomaster works now in right-click by don570. /tmp directory set to 777.
Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 is the fastest, friendliest, and most fun Lucid yet. It is the fastest because it is the first Lucid derivative to use the C and ffmpeg libraries optimized for i686 computers rather than the older i386 computers. It is the friendliest because special attention has been devoted to the user experience. For instance, 5.2.8 uses the Roxterm console which has copy and paste and other features like a text editor, rather than the older x-terminal. Lucid similarly uses an entirely new Control Panel that makes it easier to customize and configure Lucid to one’s liking. Speaking of customizing Lucid, that is why it is so much fun. 5.2.8 includes more wallpapers and themes than any previous Lucid.
Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 has also received a thorough going-over under the hood. In addition to the faster libraries, there is new and updated firmware and drivers for many devices, courtesy of forum member tempestuous. Further, the hardware detection and configuration routines have been extensively tested and enhanced by forum member rerwin--who has tested the routines for over 3 months since prior to the release of Lucid 5.2.5. Finally, the overall look and feel, the friendly and fun stuff, has been influenced by experiments by forum member pemasu who has created a series of very popular Puppies since the release of 5.2.5. In his honor, Lucid 5.2.8 is nicknamed Finlandia.
Lucid 5.25 is the most leading-edge Lucid ever and a Five Digit Update from Lucid 5.2. It has Bash 4.1.0, an upgrade from Bash 3, Syslinux 4.03, an upgrade from Syslinux 3, and e2fsprogs 1.41.14, the latest from Ubuntu Natty. It now has JWM 500, up from 493. Gnumeric 1.10.13 (up from 1.10.12 in 5.2) is a necessity because our very own yarddog had posted a bug to Gnumeric that is corrected in 1.0.13. Lucid 5.2.1 uses the Woof of FEB 28 replacing the Woof of NOV 28 for 3 months of progress in Woof development.
The first thing up is a very tidy Quickset dialog to accept or change video resolution, timezone, language/locale and keyboard. Next up could be the Browser Installer--which of the major browsers would you like to use--even more than one, with Browser-Default allowing you to change which one you use as the default. And then there’s Quickpet--with as much good stuff as a Swiss Army Knife. There are three tabs worth of great Linux programs that you can install with a single-click, all tested and configured for Lucid Puppy. There’s another tab to install larger programs in the Puppy sfs format, also with a single-click of course. Still in Quickpet, there is a Drivers tab that will analyze your system and recommend which video driver you should use to get the best video--and click to install it. Finally in Quickpet is LupuNews, with one-click instant updates, recommended Tweaks (with links), and the latest News.
Quickpet will also open the Puppy Package Manager which is chock full of even more programs tested and configured for Lucid Puppy, including language packs for 11 different languages. PPM has other window managers ready to install, XFCE and Fluxbox, but Lucid even has JWM built in as an alternate--and of course a WM Switcher to make it all simple. Puppy is still a compact distro, fast and lean, but with all of these resources there is nothing it cannot do. We call it a full-featured compact distro.
Chief developer of the Lucid Puppy series - 01micko
Honored developers of Lucid 5.2.8 - rerwin and zigbert
Honored developers of Lucid 5.2.5 - ttuuxxx and radky
Honored developer of Lucid 5.2 - shinobar
Contributing developers - dejan555, iguleder, radky, tasmod, tazoc, coolpup, rhadon, smil99
Contributors - Jim1911, James C, JustGreg, CatDude, pa_mcclamrock, Tasgarth, ecube, gjuhasz, pemasu, Béèm, rhadon, rjbrewer , stu90, nooby, Lobster, 8-bit, tubeguy, prehistoric, smokey01, DaveS, Snail, aarf, gerry, Billtoo, darwinev0lved, Minnesota, Eyes-Only, enhu, rcrsn51, scsijon, ICPUG, Abnormalter, Stripe, gur, sata80, scruffy, live, alec78,Jades, jpeps, ilanrab, flexxx, don570, Bigpup, mikeslr, einar, scsijon, phdzaps, Sylvander, sszindian, yarddog, morgonzola, jinx100, mave, jbv, acrocosm, gcmartin, Bert, peebee, scsijon, cthisbear, sm6lod, mikeslr, Gyle,Terryphi, maxpro4u, Jemimah, technosaurus, tempestuous, PaulBx1, rcrsn51, and BarryK
Coordinator - playdayz (My apologies for the incompleteness of the list Thank you all.)