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playdayz


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PostPosted: Mon 10 Jan 2011, 15:22    Post subject:  Thanks For All The Fish  

Coordinating Lucid Puppy has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I am indebted to Barry for trusting me with it and to Mick for helping to make it happen. Mick was a full partner from almost the very beginning. The dude is steady and a meticulous programmer--I think his Quickpet should become a Puppy standard. Also thanks to everyone who contributed.

It’s been a bit over a year since we started with Karmic Puppy and then 3 releases of Lucid Puppy, in May, August, and now January. That seems to be about the right amount of time to work this hard. I also believe that Lucid Puppy has been stretched about as far as it can stretch and is now at the end of its development cycle. Therefore, I will not be coordinating any more releases of Lucid Puppy. I think it has some legs though and should be good for 4-6 months easily. There are a couple of things we are watching and if appropriate there could be an Instant Update.

What’s next?
I don’t speak for Barry, but I personally hope to see more Woof-based Puppy projects. If you have an idea I encourage you to start a project. Just get a bunch of projects going and see what happens. All projects would not automatically end up as official releases of course. But when we started uPup and Karmic Puppy we had no thought at all of becoming official--we were just having fun. Let Barry blow someone else’s mind by asking them to coordinate an official Puppy.

Ideas. Mick has already gotten an SPup project underway. I even had a couple of ideas that I hope someone else might find worth pursuing. For a future Puppy project someone might build a Woof-based Puppy (from any distro) and then go about compiling 'all' of the programs in that Puppy. That strikes me as an interesting use of Woof and possibly a tight and reliable Puppy. Another possibility could be an APup with the “rolling release” of Arch. I think Woof could automatically download and build the new packages as they appeared in the Arch repository--just as it does the updated programs in the Puppy repositories.

Anyway, it has been a blast (but hard work too). I have come to think of Lucid as a Linux for people who enjoy using Linux--kind of like a sports car for people who enjoy driving. And maybe even like an British sports car for people who enjoy tinkering. Wink
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Minnesota

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Jan 2011, 15:37    Post subject: Thank you sir  

Two words....

THANK YOU SIR:

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Jan 2011, 17:11    Post subject:  

Thanks playdayz
And thank you of having mentioned my name in the contributors list.

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rhadon


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PostPosted: Mon 10 Jan 2011, 17:15    Post subject:  

Thanks for our Hitchhiker's Puppy Wink

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Bert


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PostPosted: Mon 10 Jan 2011, 17:35    Post subject:  

Larry, you've been an incredibly good coordinator. It was a joy and a privilige to follow the development over the past couple of months. What surprised me most was the rare combination of openmindedness and clear dedication towards the end-goal: one of the best Puppys ever!

You were constantly surrounded by about 50 'contributors', pushing and pulling the project into and out of balance.. I would have developed lots of grey hair, had I been in your shoes!

But you and Mick kept the ship on course, with humour and instant solutions.

I would also like to thank you also on behalf of the international puppy community.
No other puppy has ever had this amount of localisation. It's still a work in progress, but big steps have been taken in puppy 5.2. This would have been impossible without the tenacity of Shinobar of course. (Anata ga Shinobar arigatōgozaimasu!)

In a way Ubuntu is still better than Puppy 5.2...
They have Release Parties...
We owe you a good party Wink

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yarddog


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PostPosted: Mon 10 Jan 2011, 17:48    Post subject: Thanks For All The Fish  

THANK YOU and WELL DONE.

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scsijon

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Jan 2011, 19:36    Post subject:  

Firstly, Many thanks to all for what you've done with this release.

Secondly, your starting comment, plus the stability of 5.2 has decided me to actually start on an idea that's been percolating and evolving in the back of my mind for some time. But to do so (without reinventing the wheel) I wonder if you have the individual built-in packages somewhere I can access or download or do I need to package them up first?

Thirdly, and lastly does any of the development team (maybe @01micko would be best) know if Trio's Petmaker Plus http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=40457 is working correctly with 5.2 as it's last version was created for 430?

thanks again
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01micko


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PostPosted: Mon 10 Jan 2011, 19:59    Post subject:  

Hi scsijon

Be aware that trio's petmaker plus has a serious bug with conversion of sfs >> pet. Simply don't use that part of the program! Both myself and Jim1911 found out the hard way that it has the potential to destroy a whole partition. I tend to think that that would be a global bug, not just a 520 bug.

It's a shame trio isn't about much these days, he's a talented coder, I guess he isn't even aware.

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Jan 2011, 20:03    Post subject:  

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Secondly, your starting comment, plus the stability of 5.2 has decided me to actually start on an idea that's been percolating and evolving in the back of my mind for some time. But to do so (without reinventing the wheel) I wonder if you have the individual built-in packages somewhere I can access or download or do I need to package them up first?

Sure. You would like to have the packages so that you can build with Woof, is that it? I will post the packages that are different than straightforward pets or debs (the ones that have been customized). Then the pets and debs are handled by Woof. It will take a week or so. I have done the same thing for 5.0 and 5.1.
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Jan 2011, 21:04    Post subject:  

thanks
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Jan 2011, 21:38    Post subject:  

playdayz,
Yes, I have admired your "staying power" over the duration of your coordination. You have expressed the sentiment a few times about stepping back from the frontline -- well, 5.2 is a major milestone and a rest is well earned. I notice that you haven't really stated explicitly that you are totally retiring from a coordinating/development role, so I hope that you continue to do something -- Puppy is very addictive, it is hard to stay away!

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Jan 2011, 00:55    Post subject:  

This review
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/puppy-5.html

This conclusion
Quote:
Best live distro

They are all live, but some are designed to work that way. Without a doubt, Puppy Linux is the clear winner in this aspect. Usable out of the box, super fast, super light, with a mighty punch and a ton of programs, Puppy Linux is the king of the live session.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/best-distro-2010.html

. . . that was 2010 and Puppy is clearly the best distro of 2011 Wink

I am sure that Larry, Mick, Ttuuxxx, Shinobar and Barry will continue to advise and support our emerging Puppys. Our potential and opportunity is in our diversity and support across projects.

What a great kennel of fish
What a great shoal of Puppys
Whatever next?

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Stripe

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Jan 2011, 02:36    Post subject:  

Hi all

Well done Larry and everybody else concerned

cheers
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Jan 2011, 03:17    Post subject: Thanks
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Let me congratulate Playdayz, 01micko... Shinobar,thuuxxx... and every one who has helped make Lucid Puppy 5.2
Thanks
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nooby

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Jan 2011, 03:29    Post subject:  

It has been very interesting to follow the progress.

Unfortunately for me you guys don't have the hardware that I ahve so none of you cared to include Acer D250 and similar computers in the code so it boot reliably as Puppeee and Fluppy and Snow Puppy all does.

Still love the Quickpet thing.

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