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zigbert


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 06:00    Post subject:  Puppy Stardust 006
Subject description: 23.Jan 2010
 

Puppy Stardust 006

Stardust 007 is release here

This is still Puppy 4.3.1 - thanks to Barry for this wonder-OS

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Focus on desktop flow and user easiness.
- Desktop in DeepThougt taken to next stage.
- Cleanup in apps, menus and kilobytes.

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Comments version 006
This version contains 2 new tools.
- Pizzasgood made an app to set your default apps (texteditor, mediaplayer...). This was made for Puppy 2.1.5, and I think it's the time to wake this up from the dead. It had to be modified a little bit to work in a Puppy 4 system. The amount of default-apps has doubled since 2.1.5.
- The other tool is Pmenu. It gives you better control of the new menu(s) structure. If you like the old program-menu for mouse-right-click, it is now easily changed. Pmenu also gives you the possibility to recreate the old 4.3.1 menu. Stardust has removed a lot of menu-items, but these are now returnable via Pmenu. Because of this, - the system menu has returned. What is done is simply moving .desktop files to /usr/share/applications_nomenu instead of deleting them.

As you can see of the changelog, many apps has been updated for Stardust 006. We have steady maintainers of our Puppy apps. lameSMBexplorer has now reached version 0.1.5b. There has been some complains about Pnethood is missing. I would encourage users to test the latest lameSMBexplorer, and give feedback to patriot.

Many of us cares about weather, and tasmod has released a powerful weather-station widget.

Xf-prot installer in Puppy 4.3.1 / Stardust does not work. Discussed in this forum thread. It would have been great if someone looked into this, and made an updated pet......

This iso is smaller than the previous Smile And I believe that the next one will be even smaller.



Changelog since Stardust 005:
# Added defaults-wizard (thanks to pizzasgood)
# Added Pmenu - improved menu handling.
# System menu has returned.
# kept .desktop files for apps NOT in menu.
# mtpaintsnapshot added to ptray
# Alsamixer has become default mixer
# Updated lameSMBexplorer to 0.1.5b (thanks to patriot)
# Updated sfsconverter to 1.4.1 (thanks to trio)
# Updated cpu-scaling tool to 1.3.2 (thanks to trio)
# Updated PupRadio to 0.5.0 (thanks to 01micko)
# Updated Pwireless2 to 2.8 - integrated in PCC (thanks to jemimah)
# Updated Startmount to 0.2.0 (thanks to tasmod & 01micko)
# Updated JwmThemeMaker (thanks to trio)
# Updated you2pup to 1.3.2 (thanks to trio)
# Updated pcc, icon2desk, pwidgets
# removed Zmixer --> it doesn't show all audio channels
# removed unused tools of the netpbm package
# Bugfix: JwmThemeMaker crashes jwm-tray (thanks to tasmod and trio)






BE AWARE!!!!
If you have Puppy installed, you MUST run this with the prefix 'puppy pfix=ram'. Else, the Stardust desktop will not install.


Download
username: puppy
password: linux

pup_stardust-006.iso (98Mb)
md5sum: 41f5a655428d2899c436e9426f257556

Here is the good old Stardust icon-theme updated for Puppy Stardust (thanks to 01micko)


The following list shows many items that is taken out of the iso. But, it is not as critical as it seems. Most of these are tiny apps, and you have not been aware of many of them. Simply because other apps do the job.

Aqualung has left, and Pmusic is back. Pmusic has evolved in both features and speed, so It is more a matter of longterm strategy. I hope it will be possible to build more around ffmpeg in the future. We could hopefully get rid of lidsnd, libsamplerate and maybe libxine...

Gadmin-Rsync is out as well, since it crashed on first run. I don't think Pbackup fill the backup issue completely. It would be wonderful if there exists a tiny but complete backup suit.

If you see something that you would have changed, added or removed, I will be very glad if you mentioned it. Because of my limited time, it would be best if you deliver the patch.... My knowledge of network/internet tools is close to zero, so these are nearly untouched.

Possible improvement is easy to see
- icon theme in vector graphics for space saving.
- alternative multimedia tools using ffmpeg.
- hunt more files we don't need.
- upgrade gui in some of the scripts.
- extend the control center.
- replacement of Gparted (901kb)
- boot Puppy with pfix=fsck
- compile mhwaveedit without libsndfile
- driver adds/updates
- ...

This is meant to be a full featured user-oriented Puppy....Though, I have to admit that the biggest modem drivers is removed.




So what's added
- Stardust desktop environment - including pcc (Puppy control center), desktop configuration tools and Pwidgets
- Pwireless2 (replaces Pwireless)
- ATI graphic drivers
- Broadcom wifi drivers
- Pmusic (replaces aqualung)
- woo-ff
- printoxx
- floppy-formater (replaces floppy-format.sh)
- getez (replaces PmirrorGet)
- acpid
- gtkmoz (replaces PuppyBrowser)
- Pupradio (replaces pstreamvid)
- seahaven
- lameSMBexplorer (replaces pnethood)
- pstartupsound
- startmount
- fileedit (set to defaulttextviewer)
- ink (epson ink-level)
- default-wizard




Some scripts has been upgraded
- sfsconverter
- cpu-scaling tool
- JwmThemeMaker
- you2pup
- Pburn
- icon_switcher
- theme_switcher




And what does the Stardust-generator change
- Install desktop at first startup rather than keep it in the iso to save space
- snap desktop icons - medium grid
- simple Pmount facelift
- Xlock is fixed
- start pCD instead of defaultmediaplayer when click on audio-CD icon
- seamonkey buttons
- defaultaudioplayer is changed from aqualung to pmusic
- defaultaudiomixer is changed from zmixer to alsamixer
- Updated P-series
- Net-setup goes to Pwireless2 for wireless configuration
- CD/DVD wizard is cleaned up
- Darker background color in: rxvt, geany, abiword




And of course, something had to leave
*** Programs ***
- aqualung
- libmad
- madplay
- burniso2cd
- cdp
- cgtkcalc
- didiwiki
- e3
- floppy-format.sh
- gcolor2 (color chooser)
- gdmap
- gexec
- gfnrename - maybe better than PRename, but this is bash and easy updated.
- glightoff
- gtkdialog markup editor - devx ???
- gtklogfileviewer - Does any script use anymore ???
- gtksourceview
- Net-setup (old version)
- nicoedit
- pcdripper
- Pdisk - could maybe be in use by some wizard
- picpuz
- pictureviewer
- pmirror/mirdir
- pmwget (PMirrorget)
- pnetnood
- pplog
- pstreamvid
- ptooltips - tool to show tooltips in gtkdialog - not longer in use
- PuppyBrowser
- PuppyPdf - Abiword does exactly the same
- Pwireless
- quisp
- rsync / gadmin-rsync - crashes on first run
- securetelnetshell
- tile
- waveplay - linked to aplay
- xAutoconnect - Pwireless2 should do the job
- xcalc
- xclipboard
- Xconsole
- xfontsel
- ycalc
- zfind
- zmixer

*** Trimming ***
- cdrkit - Pburn has very few dependencies
- libsnd (only mhwaveedit (aqualung) use libsnd)
- jwmconfig2
- netpbm

*** Control panel has ditched some ***
- countrywizard
- XserverWizard
- wizardwizard
- And plenty of menu items

*** Graphics ***
- All wallpapers
- some Gtk-themes
- All Icon-themes
- many mini-icons

*** misc ***
- some apps NOT in control center has also lost their place in the menu
--> sfs-version-converter - warnings pointing to it is changed.
--> Pstopwatch - Ptimer should be enough.
- some documentation files
- some audio files
- the biggest modem drivers
- many fixed fonts

Puppy 4.3.1 Bugfixes
- JWM tray configuration.
- JWM keyboard shortcut configuration.
- Xlock - Lock screen.
- Kill pid of wallpaper setter when closing window.
- Shutdown / Reboot from menu after NFS error.
- Execute code from Geany with 'execute' button.

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01micko


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 06:21    Post subject:  

Stardust 005 to 006

Delta File

pup_stardust-005.iso:pup_stardust-006.iso.delta (2.6MB)

Checksum: 16d562859b38a6d7b004226df05b5070 pup_stardust-005.iso:pup_stardust-006.iso.delta

Just save the delta in the same dir as the 005 iso and click!!! How easy is that??

Be sure to check the md5sum of the resultant iso such that it matches zigbert's in the main post before you burn/install.

Very Happy Cheers

(NB: As new deltas go up I am deleting old ones. Thanks gposil for server space.)

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 09:40    Post subject:  

Sigmund said:
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Kept youtube icon, but changed menuicon to get right alignment. I still think 12 kb is way too much. It might go next time I get a shrinking delirium Twisted Evil


You included 2 youtube.png(s) 1 in /usr/share/pixmaps, another in /usr/share/icons ..... I guess one can stay Laughing Laughing it saves 12 kb right?

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 09:50    Post subject:  

A problem with alsamixer... I only ran it once from the menu..

Seems to max out the cpu... look at screeny
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 09:58    Post subject:  

Bug:
Try click menu - program - desktop - JWM configuration , nothing will show up...you should point the menu item to ptray

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 10:01    Post subject:  

trio wrote:
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Try click menu - program - desktop - JWM configuration , nothing will show up...you should point the menu item to ptray


I concurr..

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 10:20    Post subject:  

pupRadio is started from /usr/sbin

The new version 0.5 changed this file to allow command line options. The old version file is still in /usr/sbin.

gposil once said.. "It's fun building an OS".... Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 10:51    Post subject:  

Zigbert,

I've looked at f-prot and can confirm it's the installer that's the problem as I've had it running standalone.

I have had it running and scanning files in cli, as well as updating anti-virus definitions.

I did not use the installer, just copied across the files and changed the name of the config file from default to just config.

I will look at it but no promises as it's in Python.

Ahh, maybe that's the problem, is Python installed in Stardust ?

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 11:03    Post subject:  

I have to say that speed of new versions is amazing. Still using 002 because it works for me. But maybe every fifth upgrade version would be reasonable speed for me. Would it be possible to use savefile from 002 to 006 ?

XF-prot hasnt worked in any puppies I have tried. From Choicepup 412, Choicepup 431, Puppy 431 to Stardust. I had need for it because of my mother got nasty trojan from mail attachment and I wanted to scan it from usb stick to be sure I got rid of it. Cant recognise the version error everytime.
Finally I installed clamav to upup from karmic repository and made manually all needed adjustments. There were quite alot of them.
I also would like to have click and go XF-prot possibility back. XF-prot is basically using good finnish design f-prot and it is easily installed to puppy for XP rescue use.

Thanks to Zigbert and also to everybody else who has helped to improve Stardust.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 12:39    Post subject:  

some menu items don't have icons
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 16:45    Post subject:  

Yes, I see. - With the return of not-used menu-items, some mini-icons also must return. - It is fun building an OS Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 17:24    Post subject: Weather station  

I've been lurking on the various Stardust threads for a while as I couldn't get stock Puppy 4.3.1 to connect with my wifi ( Rt73 driver ). I decided to take the plunge and try 006 live ( pfix=ram ) and I'm posting from it now, so kudos to you and jermimah. I'm impressed, but one thing I noticed is that there doesn't appear to be any way to configure the weather station widget. It looks about right for my location, but here in the UK we use degrees Celcius nowadays. Oh and trying to change the number of desktops to 4 doesn't seem to take, unless that's something that needs a re-boot of an installed Stardust?
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 17:50    Post subject: share folders?
Subject description: pnethood missed
 

Can some kindly, expert soul help me get in touch with my main computer(wired), running Windows XP? It's easy with other Puppies, but in this case I'm stymied at a message that tells me to put in the server's address, but gives no way to enter it.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 18:42    Post subject:  

Weather-Station

Hmmm, considering how many people downloaded the pet I'm surprised no-one posted about it before.

technowomble is correct, it would not run the plugin for location as it was.

The pet is called Weather-Station but I used the hyphen name in the code, ohhh no, it doesn't like that!

So, I've re-written the calls with hyphens and now petted it up again.

It's so small I'll post it here as well as pwidgets forum.
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Description  Changed name links.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 21:50    Post subject:  

Sigmund,

I don't think IBM ACPI Modules are included in Stardust, Get it going on a Dino Thinkpad 570E, but I can't control the fan .... modules are not there

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