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wish list for next puppy release
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groundhog


Joined: 20 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov 2007, 09:39    Post subject:  wish list for next puppy release
Subject description: easier wifi configuration
 

Thanks to all who are responsible for the latest puppy 3.01. I'm enjoying it very much.

However, as a new user who's trying to make the transition from windows to linux, I would very much like to see a wpa encryption setup that doesn't involve my having to mess with the wpa_supplicant.conf file. I still haven't figured it out, but I'm hoping that any new releases will have this improvement.
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MaZZly

Joined: 14 Dec 2007
Posts: 23

PostPosted: Sun 16 Dec 2007, 14:43    Post subject:  

i wish for firestarter support so that i can share internet easy and fast without the problems im having now.. Very Happy

also i would like to have a function on the clock so that it syncs with some server or something.
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Béèm


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Location: Brussels IBM Thinkpad R40, 256MB, 20GB, WiFi ipw2100. Frugal Lin'N'Win

PostPosted: Sun 16 Dec 2007, 15:38    Post subject:
Subject description: pup_save file list
 

I don't know how the sequence is to present this list when booting, but I would prefer to have the list in alphabetical order.
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conradcliff

Joined: 10 Feb 2007
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Dec 2007, 01:08    Post subject:  

I don't know if people just get sick and tired of hearing this but I think it would be mighty cool if better support for toshiba laptops was added in the next release...
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Flash
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Dec 2007, 16:23    Post subject:  

Well then send Barry a Toshiba laptop so he won't have an excuse. Laughing
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Pick

Joined: 08 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Sat 09 Feb 2008, 00:04    Post subject: rc.shutdown suggestion
Subject description: Add code to swapoff any swapfile left open before the last busybox umount all.
 

My case is probably not unique. I am running from a USB stick with a swap file on a HD. Because my devices are static I put a mount statement for the swap file device in rc.local followed by a swapon /mnt/hxx1/pup.swp statement. Cool. Now I have an automatic swapfile brought up at startup. I could build an desktop link to a script to swapoff and umount (Actually I did this) but then I'd have to remember to pop that button before hitting reboot or shutdown.
If I read it correctly, rc.shutdown does a universal umount as it's last act but if the swapfile is still "on" I get a disk error complaining about the partition table when trying to restart..apparently has no consequence but I get nervous when I see HD error messages about partition tables.
The code to find an existing swapfile and swapoff it, would seem to be a relative easy addition right before the busybox umount statement in rc.shutdown. (I guess this presumes there is an easy way to find the *.swp file location) That way if a swap file were inadvertently left on at shutdown it would get turned off before the swap device was unmounted or more probably actually not unmounted before power off.
In my case since I know the location of my pup.swp swapfile I just hard coded a swapoff for that file into rc.shutdown and viola fixed. Not elegant but it works.
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changturkey

Joined: 29 Dec 2007
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Feb 2008, 19:54    Post subject:  

Maybe a combined repo for slackware and .pet packages? And maybe the combination of PSI and Gslapt..?
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PaulBx1

Joined: 16 Jun 2006
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Location: Wyoming, USA

PostPosted: Tue 19 Feb 2008, 23:48    Post subject:  

The new Gnumeric stable release, 1.8.1 (or whatever the latest is). The old Gnumeric is getting pretty long in tooth and is severely lacking in features.

Encryption via dm_crypt, dispensing with the older encryption tools if they burn too much space (because they are kinda feeble).

GPG and Enigmail for Seamonkey (could be a pet package).

Truecrypt (could be a pet).

A convenient way to back up pup_save files.
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Inuyasha


Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 118

PostPosted: Sun 24 Feb 2008, 18:21    Post subject:  

1) Desktop Wallpaper

I want to be able to change the Desktop Wallpaper without it requiring an install.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=1421813424&t=25122

2) .bashrc usage

I freaking want to use my .bashrc file!
Can we somehow, please, get the console to be preset to bash?
Or perhaps just have a way that .bashrc is used?

It seems like I have to hack all the GUI features to use that file.
Otherwise, I would have to type "bash" everytime I want to use it.

3) The help file

What's the possibility of making a more professional help file?
Perhaps something with frames?

4) WMA format for gxine

Can we get a WMA plug-in for that? Perhaps some kind of advice where to get it?

5) Internet connection sharing wizard

This would be awesome. I think I saw that ecomoney made something. But if it could also involve using a wireless device as a host and sending the transmission to a client via ethernet, then it would make things so much more awesome.

6) THIS!

Code:
# dhcpcd
****  dhcpcd: already running
****  dhcpcd: if not then delete /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-eth0.pid file


7) Dougal's Remaster

I would like this to be added as a remaster option.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=10922

I'm not remastering a CD.

- I'm more concerned with the .bashrc file more than anything else.

PaulBx1 wrote:
The new Gnumeric stable release, 1.8.1 (or whatever the latest is). The old Gnumeric is getting pretty long in tooth and is severely lacking in features..


I don't know. What do you think is wrong?
I can do statistics pretty well on it.

I much rather have GNUplot and some kind of LaTeX WYSIWYM processor.

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Inuyasha


Joined: 21 Jul 2007
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PostPosted: Sun 24 Feb 2008, 22:13    Post subject:  

In part to number one, I think something is wrong with the .xinitrc file

I'm thinking it's this section:
Code:

if [ $PUPMODE -eq 5 ];then #v2.17
 setrox2backdrop /root/Choices/ROX-background.jpg
 #...sets background image, written into /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
else
 #v2.17 i think need this on 2nd boot, to change welcome.png to default.jpg...
 if [ ! -f /root/Choices/ROX-background.jpg ];then
  cp /usr/share/backgrounds/default.jpg /root/Choices/ROX-background.jpg
  setrox2backdrop /usr/share/backgrounds/default.jpg
 fi
fi


That is not the original.

But I altered this part with what it has, and now the Background change that can be obtained from the menu works.

Code:
if [ $PUPMODE -eq 5 ];then #v2.17
 setrox2backdrop /root/Choices/ROX-background.jpg
 #...sets background image, written into /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
else


However, the right-clicking, Desktop-icon backdrop option does not work:

I've pinned it down to these locations:

/etc/
./Puppybackgroundpicture
./Puppybackgroundcolor

/usr/local/Puppybackground/

/root/
./.xinitrc

/root/Choices/ROX-FIler/
./PuppyPin

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Th3_uN1Qu3

Joined: 27 May 2007
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PostPosted: Sun 09 Mar 2008, 18:10    Post subject:  

conradcliff wrote:
I don't know if people just get sick and tired of hearing this but I think it would be mighty cool if better support for toshiba laptops was added in the next release...


I got most features working on my Portege 4010 and the ones that don't work yet are not working coz i didn't bother to fix them. Razz

But indeed, it would be nice to have FnFX and Powernowd installed by default or available as Dotpups. I would make them myself but i don't know how.

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rastapax


Joined: 11 Jul 2007
Posts: 29

PostPosted: Wed 19 Mar 2008, 01:22    Post subject: rastapax
Subject description: i work in a new icon pack
 

I am working on a set of icons to improve the interface without increasing weight if puppy

Is my small contribution

PS? You can make a logo or something interesting that although not much a greeting something .... Smile Smile
For example, when you put ubuntu do not see numbers while loading time icons or percentages
During his instalcion
To think that there is a puppy OS that installs and installs easily and that would be a plus
''Or not
I am not an expert on linux user's basic love make it accessible and friendly

www.12design.cl/puppy
www.12design.cl/puppy

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=183096#183096
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gerry

Joined: 26 Jul 2007
Posts: 946
Location: England

PostPosted: Fri 28 Mar 2008, 08:36    Post subject:  

For Puppy 3.02 (Chihuahua):- I have a Canon i965 printer, not supported by Gutenprint etc, so I have to use Canon's own driver. In 2 and 3 series Puppy, Abiword and GIMP will not print. But in Dingo a7 Abiword does. Can this feature be backported to 3.02? And if I get GIMP working in Dingo that may work too.

Gerry
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gerry

Joined: 26 Jul 2007
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Location: England

PostPosted: Wed 30 Apr 2008, 10:17    Post subject: Suggestion For All Puppies  

Please put "Booting Puppy xyz" immediately above the "Choose a pup-save file" line at boot-up. I use live cd, and sometimes have to extract the cd to see which one I'm booting.

Gerry
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KJ

Joined: 20 Jul 2006
Posts: 176
Location: Above sea level .. about 320m

PostPosted: Fri 02 May 2008, 23:45    Post subject:  

Quote:
Please put "Booting Puppy xyz" immediately above the "Choose a pup-save file" line at boot-up. I use live cd, and sometimes have to extract the cd to see which one I'm booting.


Sure would be an easy way to double check what CD you are running before selecting an appropriate .2fs (or upgrading something you didn't want to upgrade) for us with several pup_saves available on HD and/or USB.

KJ
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