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PostPosted: Sat 14 Feb 2009, 20:57    Post subject:  Remaster Express  

Remaster Express is a new script, with a GTK+ 2.0-style GUI, for custom live-CD remastering. It allows the user to uninstall selected built-in packages before remastering; to add an "extras" directory (for installable packages or other files) to the ISO; to see how far the production of the pup_xxx.sfs squashfile has progressed with a progressbar; to invoke ROX-filer for examining /tmp/root and /tmp/etc from within the GUI; to edit isolinux.cfg and rename pup_411.sfs from within the GUI; to select "Burn Only," "Save ISO Only," or "Save ISO & Burn" with radiobuttons; to select the burn speed; and to read comparatively detailed information about the production and use of Puppy live-CDs while the squashfile is being created, and again while the live-CD is being created.

Remaster Express requires Tcl and Tk 8.5 plus Gnocl--all of which will be built into Puppy 4.2, but you have to install them in 4.1x. This version was produced specifically for Puppy 4.1.1, but there should be no big problem in using it with 4.1 or 4.1.2. (If you want to uninstall a package that isn't built in or isn't listed, it just won't happen, that's all.) A version for Puppy 4.2 will be forthcoming almost as soon as I can get my hands on the 4.2 versions of packages.txt and 0pkgs_db.pet, so I can list the files from built-in packages in 4.2 that users might wish to uninstall. (The script itself is only about 60 KB uncompressed; the rest of the .PET consists mostly of package file lists.)

Please let me know if you (1) like it, (2) find any bugs, or (3) both!

David McClamrock
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Feb 2009, 03:14    Post subject:  

Smile Quite fascinating
Barry has released an Alpha of Woof which would allow a build based on (probably safest) Slack packages
http://puppylinux.com/woof/

Your package seems very different in emphasis. Are you using it to develop a releasable ISO? Smile
Be very interested how this develops and if puplet creators find it useful. Thanks Dave Smile

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Feb 2009, 05:28    Post subject:  

Yay! That's truly awesome. Will give it a try soon.

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Feb 2009, 12:01    Post subject:  

Lobster wrote:
Smile Quite fascinating

Thanks!
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Barry has released an Alpha of Woof which would allow a build based on (probably safest) Slack packages
http://puppylinux.com/woof/

Good--I never quite understood why he wanted to use Debian packages instead of Slackware ones.
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Your package seems very different in emphasis. Are you using it to develop a releasable ISO? Smile

Yes, but probably not immediately releasable. Rolling Eyes I do hope it will be very useful to creators of low-fat puplets, including me. (It's certainly easier to get good results with Remaster Express than with Puppy Unleashed!)

I think it would also be possible, by substituting the complete package list and package files for the selected ones I've included with Remaster Express, to use it to develop an entire new version of Puppy incrementally. That way you could keep everything that's known to work, and be able to revert readily to what works in case any innovations don't.

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Feb 2009, 06:00    Post subject:  

I just gotta say this is truly awesome, and combined with woof will take puppy linux to a whole new level. I hope this all gets included with the 4.2 release. Can you send us a link for the extra pets needed in 4.1? Cheers.

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Feb 2009, 23:47    Post subject:  

+1 for including it with Puppy 4.2. That would be awesome.
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Feb 2009, 07:26    Post subject:  

dinky wrote:
I just gotta say this is truly awesome, and combined with woof will take puppy linux to a whole new level. I hope this all gets included with the 4.2 release.

Well, it just might happen:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=38698&start=135
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Can you send us a link for the extra pets needed in 4.1?

These Tcl and Tk packages aren't the ones that will go into Puppy 4.2, but they'll work (they're straight out of Slackware 12.2, minus demos and man pages). Don't use the out-of-date Tcl and Tk 8.5 alphas in the Official Puppy 3 repository, they might not work.

http://puppylinux.asia/members/pa_mcclamrock/tcl-8.5.5-runtime.pet

http://puppylinux.asia/members/pa_mcclamrock/tk-8.5.5-runtime.pet

Gnocl 0.9.91 is in the Official Puppy 3 repository; you can get it with PETget, or use this link:

ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/pet_packages-3/gnocl-0.9.91.pet

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Feb 2009, 10:13    Post subject:  

Bonjour,
@pa_mcclamrock
As you are working on Remaster Express version for Puppy 4.20, is it possible and easy to create a localized version?
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Feb 2009, 17:45    Post subject:  

esmourguit wrote:
As you are working on Remaster Express version for Puppy 4.20, is it possible and easy to create a localized version?


Like, for example, a version in which the words are in French rather than English? It's certainly possible; all you'll need to do is edit /usr/local/bin/remasterex, a plain-text Tcl/Gnocl executable script of about 60 KB, to substitute French words for all the English ones. As to whether it's easy or not, that depends on how easily you can translate English computer-related expressions into French ones. As you can see from the screenshots (http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=38388), Remaster Express does include a fair amount of English text. If you're willing and able to do the job, merci beaucoups en avance!

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Feb 2009, 03:29    Post subject:  

Bonjour,
Thank you for your reply.
This is what I used to do for most of the scripts included in the different versions of Puppy translated to french in Toutou Linux for over two years.
But this is tedious and it requires me to rewrite almost a translation when update. MU (Mark Ulrich) has created an opportunity to localize bash scripts with files .mo in /usr/share/locale/en or fr.... Will this be possible with Remaster Express?
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PostPosted: Fri 20 Feb 2009, 05:29    Post subject:  

esmourguit wrote:
MU (Mark Ulrich) has created an opportunity to localize bash scripts with files .mo in /usr/share/locale/en or fr.... Will this be possible with Remaster Express?


Um . . . je ne sais pas. I think most likely not, because most of the text in Remaster Express isn't suitable for automated translation. On the other hand, I don't think it's likely to change a lot from version to version; what will change will be mainly the package lists. So, if you translate it once, you should be pretty well set up for future versions. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Feb 2009, 11:56    Post subject:  

Bonjour,
Thank you.
In any case it is a big job because you are very talkative. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri 20 Feb 2009, 14:09    Post subject:  

esmourguit wrote:
In any case it is a big job because you are very talkative. Very Happy


If you find some needless words that you think should be omitted, just let me know, and maybe they can be omitted in English as well as French. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat 21 Feb 2009, 05:00    Post subject:  

Bonjour,
I'm going to start translating and occasionally if I think that wording may be shortened, I submit it.
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PostPosted: Tue 24 Feb 2009, 04:45    Post subject:  

Bonjour,

I finished the translation into French of Remaster Express.

I would like to propose some improvements if you want and if they are possible.
Between steps 4 and 5 a relatively long time but which may worry a newbie and nothing happens on the screen (especially since the button does not move). Could it be a watch or an hourglass or something that appears to show the activity of the program?
Between step 5 and 6, the button does not move but the response is quicker.
Step 8 idem, the button does not move and a short delay before the new screen without witness activity.

PROGRAM OUTPUT window in step 9 is too small. Could view the late comments of iso burning (instead of the beginning) because it is not clear when we see only the beginning. It take a while to understand the iso is over. Or otherwise display an overlay window (where the iso is finished), which contains all the commentary.

For my personal taste, I changed the font from Times to Nimbus which I find more enjoyable.

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