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NOP (Nearly Office Pup) 3.01 final available for download
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gray


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Location: Adelaide - South Australia

PostPosted: Sat 13 Oct 2007, 18:31    Post subject:  NOP (Nearly Office Pup) 3.01 final available for download
Subject description: Now with Opera and Flash 9! Also Thunar, Xine-UI, much more!
 

NOP 3.01 is ready.

NOP 3 is a puplet that uses the Xfce4.4.1 window manager and is meant to be used on a USB pendrive in conjunction with an OpenOffice SFS file (hence the name - it is Nearly Office Pup). Alternatively the goffice SFS file can be used (Abiword / Gnumeric).
The concept of the pup is to reduce duplication of applications and make a no nonsense working dog.

NOP uses the Opera web browser (9.23), which also makes a good e-mail client, chat client and torrent / download manager. Flash 7 is pre-installed (Flash 9 still gives problems for Opera).

Edit : Correction, Flash 9 now works -download from adobe site & copy files to opera plugins folder!! Very Happy

In this latest version of NOP I have decided not to pre-install Nvidia drivers - they are available as pet packages and can now be easily added. Also the Xfce documentation has been removed -there are now links to online help. This keeps the size down to just 88 Mb.

Remember, if you install any scripts that call Rox they will have to be edited to replace rox or rox -d calls with thunar and comment out rox -D calls.

Revision 1
I have updated NOP to revision 1 [only 90Mb] with minor changes:

Opera 9.24 with FLASH9
Added ripperX
Added rox script to redirect calls to use Thunar, so no need to edit scripts to replace rox calls.
Updated parted to 1.8.8
added working insmod
Fixed typo in init script re OLDFILEMOUNT
While I was there I commented out the fsck check on savefiles at boot.

The last one could be an issue. I know the fsck has been causing long delays for some people and as I understand it Puppy 2.17 and 2.16 didnt do the check and still worked fine.

Revision 2

Xfce updated to 4.4.2
added full tinlylogin
QTparted replaced Gparted
Updated mtPaint to v3.19
Pburn replaces Grafburn
Updated Pfind to 3.2
Added cdrdao library
Added xorg OpenGL libraries for easy install of compiz.

Revision 3

Opera 9.25
Pburn 0.6
Xine-ui replaces gxine

Revision 5

Opera 9.25 static build.
Qt libs removed
back to using Gparted
Pburn update to 0.9.3
Hardinfo utility added
xdelta3 added

Revision 6
Opera 9.26 static
Pburn 1.22 +theme
cdrdao removed (not needed by pburn anymore)
Pfind 3.4
Galculator
Gpicview in place of ristretto
NOW WITH HOTPUP !

Now kindly hosted by Caneri at http://www.puppylinux.ca/NOP/

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Oct 2007, 07:04    Post subject:  

Superb!

Have not been so impressed with a puplet since SimplePup . . .
Interestingly you use xfce too - it really is a nice interface which includes the 'Thunar' file manager

It has a default XP look and feel which works for me. The theme is easily changed with Menu / Settings / Settings manager for those unable to bear even a taint of Redmond . . . (Be strong)

The invisible xfce menu bar is invisible until the mouse is move to the top and middle of the screen.

I also downloaded goffice.sfs (it is not called that but I renamed it) and set this up with the bootmanager.
Initially I did not have abiword or gnumeric on the menu. Then I played about with the look and feel and they appeared in the office section . . . Cool

NOP seems faster than the standard Puppy 3.01Beta due to the smaller size and use of Opera, I suppose . . .

The menu system is different in layout to Puppys and took a few minutes getting used to . . .

Barry is uploading 3.01 in the next few hours, so I very much look forward to your final version.

Congratulations. Initial impressions are important. I am impressed.

woof! woof!

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raffy

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Oct 2007, 15:16    Post subject: very useful  

Yes, this is a very useful build - will be easy to deploy for network-booting, with the user having an option to load (local) sfs at boot-time.

Have you noted the size difference between the new and retro kernels? Will it make much difference if the retro kernel is used?

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct 2007, 07:01    Post subject: NOP 3.01 beta  

Lobster, it does seem faster doesn't it? I thought it was just my imagination at first. I dont think the slightly smaller size and Opera explain it though (though am sure O helps Very Happy ).

Downloadin Puppy 3.01 final now, so should have NOP final out in a couple of days.

Regarding menu updates, it seems to take Xfce a while to realize things have changed and update menus accordingly. I have tried to find the 'trigger' for this - such as using the settings manager, but no luck - it updates in its own time.

Raffy, using the retro kernel should knock off around 4 meg in size I guess, but I prefer to stick with the cutting edge.
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct 2007, 16:31    Post subject: NOP 3.01 Final Available
Subject description: NOP has landed
 

NOP 3.01 has finally hit the streets. Very Happy Very Happy

Tuxfamily download site above is a bit slow, so it would be cool if someone could mirror, thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Oct 2007, 00:24    Post subject: Mirror by raffy  

Mirror: http://minipc.org/nop/files/puppy-301-NOP.iso
Md5sum: http://minipc.org/nop/files/puppy-301-NOP-md5sum.txt

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Oct 2007, 21:42    Post subject: Re: NOP 3.01 beta  

gray wrote:
Lobster, it does seem faster doesn't it? I thought it was just my imagination at first. I dont think the slightly smaller size and Opera explain it though (though am sure O helps Very Happy ).
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Well I liked it so much I created a small version of tmxxine using NOP as the base. A puplet of a puplet. Would that be a pupletto?


http://tmxxine.com/Wikka/wikka.php?wakka=LinuxTmxxineShard

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Oct 2007, 20:35    Post subject:  

Mirrored:
http://pkagfiles.net > puppy-mirror-isos > NOP
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PostPosted: Sun 21 Oct 2007, 10:43    Post subject: Re: Mirror by raffy
Subject description: NOP 3.01
 

raffy wrote:
Mirror: http://minipc.org/nop/files/puppy-301-NOP.iso
Md5sum: http://minipc.org/nop/files/puppy-301-NOP-md5sum.txt


Very Happy Thanks Gray for your job and Raffy for providing the link.
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Oct 2007, 09:00    Post subject:  

Is MU's dotpup installer program in there still? Or is it just not in the menus?

Great puplet you have here gray! I love having xfce and no other wm's. BTW, how much extra space does xfce take up after removing jwm, geany, rox, etc...?
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Oct 2007, 11:24    Post subject:  

NOP 3.01 is on www.puppylinux.ca also
http://www.puppylinux.ca/puppyfiles/custom/

Regards,
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct 2007, 01:28    Post subject:  

just curious. I know NOP is designed for a USB pen drive but can it be intalled to Hard Drive as a full partition install.

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct 2007, 16:49    Post subject: NOP  

Full hard drive install ? No reason why not - should behave like a normal puppy. I prefer a frugal install myself though.
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct 2007, 03:28    Post subject: BUG?  

Hello, IMHO it's the best pupplet, I could hardly wait to come finally with the 3x improvements.
Has anyone problem with encrypted personal files also? For me for some reason NOP is not asking for password and fail to load the personal file. Even if I create a brand new with NOP.
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct 2007, 04:50    Post subject:  

Nice piece of work - again(!), gray.
Has the trans-Oz solar-powered car race passed your way, yet?

Update: Just found a few minutes to install it. Certainly a masterstroke to use MUT & Opera; however distasteful, XP-ish is the sort of thinking that enables me to 'sell' Puppy to a sceptical audience. Glad you live in Oz!!

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