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PostPosted: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 12:20    Post subject:  Dpup Stretch 7.5 CE (RC-5)
Subject description: 7 Jul 2019

Dpup Stretch 7.5 CE (RC-5)

• Puppy Linux built with 32-bit Debian Stretch binary packages
• Developed by our talented Woof-CE team and refined by the Puppy community

See 2nd post of this thread for distro features and recent changelog

Kernel options
• k4.1.48-i686-pae for legacy hardware
• k4.19.56-i686-pae for recent hardware

stretch-7.5-uefi-k4.1.48.iso (7-Jul-2019)
md5: 8ba9ee2a121eed804f3f5f5521b31bc7

stretch-7.5-uefi-k4.19.56.iso (7-Jul-2019)
md5: 5288babb99ffdb36c416c619fda39b25

Optional fdrv.sfs with comprehensive firmware (20-Jun-2019)
md5: 0d16c2a1968cf34463a8c1b3f63a8020

Devx (7-Jul-2019)
md5: 7c42bdb81735a13c915576ceeaca6673

Kernel Sources (7-Jul-2019)
md5: fe2ff0c3075943dbdd9363d8fd47cc7e

md5: ad3f7ea3ed473e7a1456e2f0c7b56397

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RC-5 changelog: 7/Jul/2019
- Update distro build to Woof-CE code defined through 7 June 2019. However, many additional code commits after that date are selectively included (thanks wdlkmpx)
- Update base Debian packages to stretch-9.9 including multiple security updates
- Update 4.9.149 kernel to the 4.19.X series (4.19.56) for improved desktop stability and enhanced support of recent PC hardware. Note: In Dpup Stretch the 4.19.X kernel defaults to the intel_pstate scaling driver for Intel Core (Sandy Bridge and newer) processors. If this is problematic for your Intel system, please add 'intel_pstate=disable' to the kernel line and reboot (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CPU_frequency_scaling). Furthermore, although the updated k4.1.48 ISO retains conventional keyboard and mouse drivers (kbd_drv.so and mouse_drv.so), the new k4.19.56 ISO mediates keyboard and mouse actions through the Evdev interface with no dependence on conventional input drivers. Note: With some kernels the Evdev keybindings for certain keyboards may have mapping issues in the Openbox desktop environment. For example, the PrtScr, Up and End keys may not function correctly. If you observe this issue in the FbBox desktop environment, please go to FbPanel configuration -> Plugins tab -> Key Bindings -> select 'true' -> click Apply -> then restart X-server.
- Update optional fdrv.sfs for comprehensive firmware support (thanks gyro)
- Update optional adrv.sfs for fbpanel/openbox desktop environment (FbBox)
- Update Palemoon browser to
- Update pmirror and add Grsync - synchronize files and folders. Note: Grsync replaces the deprecated pbackup utility (thanks wdlkmpx)
- Update PMirrorget GUI (website downloader)
- Update Rox-Filer 2.11 to rox-filer-16woodenshoe. See new features of Rox-Filer: http://blog.puppylinux.com/puppy-specific-version-of-rox-filer-in-woof-ce-testing-branch (thanks woodenshoe-wi)
- Update (revert) GTK3 version of PNMixer 0.7.2 to GTK2 version for improved compatibility with default desktop theming
- Update PupMd5sum Graphical Checksum to 1.8 (adjust test for validity of selected source file; launch Xdialog popup message as background process, so no interference with main GUI)
- Update Powerapplet_tray battery monitor to 2.8. This release adds support for /sys/class/power_supply as a source for battery stats as required by some newer hardware and recent kernels, and continues support for parsing /proc/acpi for legacy hardware (thanks BarryK). This update also adds audible and popup alerts when the remaining battery charge is less than 10%, followed by automatic shutdown (wmpoweroff) when the residual charge falls to 5%. (thanks pemasu)
- Update inxi system information to 3.0.34
- Update MMview file viewer to release of 2019-07-02 (thanks MochiMoppel)
- Update pci.ids and usb.ids databases for improved hardware identification in sysinfo reports
- Update PupMates
- Add MagDock screen magnifier (thanks JakeSFR)
- Add PupMTP for MTP device access (thanks mistfire)
- Add /usr/bin/column utility to support columnar formatting of text by powerapplet_tray 2.8 when parsing output of /sys/class/power_supply (thanks BarryK)
- Add apulse (wrapper and requisite support files). Note: The PulseAudio sound server is a dependency for audio when the Firefox Quantum Browser is installed. However, this minimal installation of apulse provides PulseAudio emulation ('fake' PulseAudio). To run Firefox Quantum, prepend 'apulse' to the command line, for example, 'apulse firefox'. (thanks woodenshoe-wi and wdlkmpx)
- Add Rox-Filer right-click option to 'search with pFind' in mounted drive/partition (thanks don570)
- Add 'News' portal to the JWM Places menu (quick access to the Puppy internal home page)
- Add 'CUPS Documentation' button to cups_shell, i.e., Puppy Printing dialog (thanks tallboy)
- Adjust glib system libraries and pup-volume-monitor to support the display of drives in PCManFm filemanager and open/close dialogs. For those who prefer the prior default of 'no display' of drives, please go to PupControl -> System tab -> Pup Volume Manager -> disable.
- Adjust default hexchat connection to #puppylinux on irc.freenode.net (thanks foxpup)
- Adjust default desktop background (subtle linear gradient)
- Adjust color of battery icons in notification tray
- Bugfix: Intermittent failure of ethernet connection due to insufficent wait for ethtool (thanks rerwin)
- Bugfix: Erratic redraw of keys when manually resizing the xvkbd virtual keyboard (thanks foxpup)
- Bugfix: Incorrect menu link to online user's manual for the xvkbd virtual keyboard (thanks 666philb)
- Bugfix: Failed swap-language function of Gxlat language translator
- Bugfix: Failed query of opendns.com in ipinfo utility
- Bugfix: Excessive GLib-GIO-Messaging in xerrs.log

RC-4 changelog: 10/Jan/2019
- Update Woof-CE build to 2019-01-06, including multiple adjustments to Puppy infrastructure (thanks wdlkmpx).
- Update base debian packages to stretch-9.6
- Update distribution to uefi.iso format (retains compatibility with non-uefi booting)
- Update 4.9.X kernel to 4.9.149
- Update zdrv.sfs (builtin firmware) of 4.9.X iso to support recent Intel wireless adapters (iwlwifi)
- Update optional fdrv.sfs for comprehensive firmware support (thanks gyro)
- Update optional adrv.sfs for fbpanel/openbox desktop environment (FbBox)
- Update devx.sfs to improve default compiling environment - for example, compiling ROX-Filer (thanks 666philb)
- Update Rox-Filer 2.11 to woodenshoe-wi's patched version of 30 Nov 2018, (rox-filer-14woodenshoe, plus additional patch to change default position of the 'Last Modified' column in List View). See new features of Rox-Filer: http://blog.puppylinux.com/puppy-specific-version-of-rox-filer-in-woof-ce-testing-branch (thanks woodenshoe-wi)
- Update Palemoon browser to 28.2.2 and remove deprecated Palemoon installer (pminstaller.sh)
- Update inxi system information to 3.0.30
- Update MMview file viewer to release of 2018-11-01. Go to menu -> Filesystem (thanks MochiMoppel)
- Update psip (Puppy Internet telephone) to 1.42. Go to menu -> Internet (thanks jamesbond and smokey01)
- Update xvkbd virtual keyboard to 3.9 and adjust default keyboard display. Go to menu -> Desktop
- Update gui of Precord Audio Recorder. Go to menu -> Multimedia (thanks wiak)
- Update gui of weX AudioVideo Recorder. Go to menu -> Multimedia (thanks wiak)
- Update Gifenc animated GIF creator to 2.0. Go to menu -> Graphic (thanks fredx181)
- Update PupMd5sum Graphical Checksum to 1.7 (bug fixes and new adjustable GUI). Go to menu -> Utility
- Update UExtract to 3.33. Go to menu -> Utility (thanks SFR)
- Update Peasy applications (thanks rcrsn51)
- Update Pupmate applications (radky)
- Adjust Murrine GTK themes to show a vertical delimiter between columns of the list view (listviewstyle = 1). For example, the List View of ROX-Filer.
- Adjust Pixmap GTK themes to increase spacing between columns of text in the list view (GtkTreeView::horizontal-separator=X)
- Adjust default Puppy splash.png (Dpup variant)
- Adjust default configuration file for mpv Media Player (thanks ETP)
- Adjust default configuration file for mtPaint Image Editor, including default printing via gtklp (thanks peebee)
- Adjust (increase) default opacity of inactive desktop windows when Compton Composite Manager is running
- Adjust color of low-battery icons in notification tray
- Adjust delay options for full screenshots in mtSnap (capture screen to mtPaint). Go to menu -> Graphic
- Add Xournal (notes, sketching, annotation). Conveniently annotate PDF documents and use the text tool to fill out interactive PDF forms. Go to menu -> Document.
- Add Redshift GUI to optionally change color temperature of PC monitor. Go to menu -> Utility (thanks rerwin). Note: The menu entry provides options to enable/disable autostarting of Redshift GUI when booting or restarting X server.
- Add Gxlat language translator, patched for Dpup Stretch. Go to menu -> Document (thanks vovchik)
- Add PhotoRec-TestDisk data recovery tools. Go to menu -> Utility (thanks perdido)
- Add MTP_Detect utility (connect android phone to PC). Go to menu -> Filesystem (thanks 01micko and 666philb)
- Add WebSearch desktop bar (internet search utility). Go to menu -> Internet (thanks Argolance)
- Add /root/Startup/crond script to restart crond service if currently enabled by pschedule (thanks 666philb and WiZard)
- Add 8812au.ko kernel module to 4.1.48 iso to support Simplecom NW601 Wireless USB (thanks perdido and cthisbear)
- Add DotConfig parameters (CONFIG_XFS_...) to support the xfs filesystem in 4.9.X kernel. Note: user must also install xfsprogs from PPM (thanks mavrothal)
- Add ncurses-term_6.0+20161126-1+deb9u2_all.deb to support terminal definitions not found in the ncurses-base package, such as setting the terminal to 256 colors (thanks sc0ttman)
- Security update: openssl (1.1.0j-1~deb9u1_i386.deb). This addresses the OpenSSL Security Advisory of 12 Nov 2018: https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20181112.txt
- Bugfix: missing wacom.ko module for the 4.9.X kernel. Solution: adjust DotConfig parameters (CONFIG_HID_WACOM=m) for the 4.9.X kernel (thanks charlie6)
- Bugfix: update Xorg wacom_drv.so to 0.36.1, and adjust /lib/udev/rules.d/69-wacom.rules for USB connected tablets (thanks charlie6)
- Bugfix: Intermittent 'freeze' of Leafpad window in JWM desktop environment (thanks proebler)
- Bugfix: in some scenarios, Puppy Package Manager (PPM) failed and reported 'unable to obtain size of remote file' (thanks wdlkmpx)
- Bugfix: in some scenarios, failed xorgwizard detection of Elantech touchpad (thanks bigpup)
- Bugfix: inconsistent compton-gui stop button
- Bugfix: inadvertent virtual desktop switching on mouse scroll of the JWM desktop (thanks belham2)

RC-3 changelog: 23/Jun/2018
- Update base debian packages to stretch-9.4
- Update Woof-CE build to 2018-06-17. Recently, Woof-CE devs have rewritten pup_event code and this substantially impacts drive mounting and management of desktop drive icons. Additionally, recent changes in Woof-CE may address other long-standing bugs in Puppy infrastructure. (thanks wdlkmpx)
- Update and build the 4.9.X kernel with GCC 7.3.0 to support meltdown and spectre mitigation (thanks peebee). See note below.
- Update Rox-Filer 2.11 to the patched version by woodenshoe-wi, plus additional modification of default columns in the list (extra details) view for improved accessibility (thanks woodenshoe-wi, https://github.com/woodenshoe-wi/rox-filer/commits/master)
- Update busybox to 1.28.3
- Update dhcpcd to 7.0.3 (thanks OscarTalks)
- Update wget to 1.19.5 (thanks Sailor Enceladus)
- Update simple network setup to 2018-03-22 and network connect parameters to 2018-02-26 (thanks rerwin and foxpup)
- Update Palemoon browser to 27.9.3. See note below.
- Update PeasyScan to 2.13 (thanks rcrsn51)
- Update MMview file viewer to release of 2018-05-19 (thanks MochiMoppel)
- Update get_libreoffice to 0.43 (thanks rerwin)
- Update inxi to 3.0.12
- Update Yad to 0.40
- Update yassm to 4.2 (thanks rcrsn51 and WiZard)
- Update tray icons for freememapplet (thanks vovchik)
- Update boot image (logo.16) for improved readability (thanks mavrothal)
- Update optional fdrv.sfs for comprehensive firmware support (thanks gyro)
- Update Pupmates
- Revert galculator to GTK2 version for theming compatibility (thanks OscarTalks)
- Add five jwm themes (444-Olive, Aros, Clearlooks, Watercolor, Win9x)
- Add jwm tray button for customized system information menu (right side of panel). Note: this menu is also accessible by middle-click of the open desktop.
- Add xvkbd virtual keyboard. Go to Menu -> Desktop -> X Virtual Keyboard. (thanks 01micko)
- Add gmeasures wrapper for non-English locales (thanks rcrsn51)
- Add full Debian dpkg binaries (thanks frenchiveruti)
- Add pmediainfo to Rox right-click menu for detailed information about audio/video files (thanks wdlkmpx)
- Add Osmo personal organizer to XDG menu (thanks xyz)
- Add application_x-font-ttf MIME-type to auto-launch fontmanager when *.TTF files are clicked. Note: To add new fonts to system, go to the 'Install fonts' tab of fontmanager (thanks sc0ttman)
- Reduce item load in Desktop category of the XDG menu. These menu items are easily available in JWMDesk Manager or PupControl. (thanks sc0ttman)
- Security: update openssl (openssl_1.1.0h-2_i386.deb). This addresses the OpenSSL Security Advisory of 27 Mar 2018: https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20180327.txt
- Bugfix: patch jwm-2.3.7 to address some instances of window freezing in the JWM desktop environment (thanks Sailor Enceladus)
- Bugfix: partview failed in LUKS encrypted savefiles (thanks mavrothal)
- Bugfix: gnumeric Gtk-CRITICAL errors. Solution: revert to gnumeric and goffice of Dpup Wheezy (thanks pemasu)
- Bugfix: inordinate wacom output to xerrs.log. Solution: update wacom driver to 0.36 (thanks charlie6 )
- Bugfix: desktop freeze if compton composite manager is active when executing Xlock (thanks 666philb)
- Bugfix: remove extraneous samba files from /var directory (thanks OscarTalks)

Note: The 4.9.X (32-bit) kernel of Dpup Stretch is now compiled with the retpoline aware GCC 7.3.0 which enables kernel-based mitigation of the spectre_v1 and spectre_v2 processor vulnerabilities. Eventually, kernel devs will add meltdown (Variant 3) mitigation to 32-bit x86 kernels, at which time the default 4.9.X kernel of Dpup Stretch will be updated. Mitigation of the new Variant 4 threat in established Intel chipsets is evolving and will require microcode updates for the Speculative Store Bypass Disable (SSBD) bit.

The optional 4.1.X kernel is EOL (End of Life) as of May 2018, with no built-in mitigation of meltdown or spectre vulnerabilities. Even so, the 4.1.X kernel is a versatile option when Dpup Stretch is installed to older computers.

Importantly, the default Palemoon browser of Dpup Stretch effectively mitigates the risk from speculative execution of malicious javascript characteristic of type 1, 2, 3 and 4 variants. Generally, such browser-based mitigation provides reasonable security against malicious javascript, even if the linux kernel (such as 4.1.X) is not specifically configured for additional mitigation. Of course, if you require even greater assurance, javascript-blocking extensions are available for most browsers including Palemoon.

RC-2 changelog: 02/Jan/2018
- Add new boot image (logo.16)
- Add basic configuration file (~/.config/mpv/mpv.conf) for mpv media player (thanks ETP)
- Update mtpaint to 3.49.12 (thanks 01micko)
- Update pclock to 0.8.2 (thanks zigbert)
- Update default GTK3 theme for compatibility with Galculator, PNMixer, etc. (thanks Moat)
- Bugfix: The ROX desktop inadvertently terminates when the xkill utility terminates a ROX-Filer window. Solution: xkill wrapper (thank mavrothal)
- Bugfix: Pause/Play fails in pMusic player (aplay aborts when user selects Play after Pause). Solution: revert libasound2_1.1.3-5 to libasound2_1.1.0-0ubuntu1 (thank mavrothal)
- Bugfix: The debian xwdtopnm utility corrupts graphic conversions. Solution: revert to xwdtopnm of s6.3.0 (thanks Sailor Enceladus)
Bugfix: 'jwm -restart' is called on a delayed basis while loading the JWM desktop. If the user is interacting with the menu or a desktop window when jwm restarts, the result can be a non-responsive desktop that may require restarting X to recover. Solution: call 'jwm -reload' rather than 'jwm -restart' while loading the JWM desktop.

RC-1 changelog: 23/Dec/2017
- Update Dpup Stretch to 7.5
- Update base debian packages to (stretch) 9.3
- Update Woof-CE build to 12-Dec-2017
- Update kernel 4.1.47-i686-pae to 4.1.48-i686-pae
- Update kernel 4.9.68-i686-pae to 4.9.71-i686-pae
- Update optional fdrv.sfs for comprehensive firmware support (22-Dec-2017) - thanks gyro
- Update PupControl GUI such that Preferences, Help and Exit icons are always visible (thanks mavrothal)
- Update inxi to 2.3.53
- Add Compton compositor for optional modulation of menu/window/tootip transparency in JWM and FbBox; go to Menu -> Desktop -> Compton Composite Manager (thanks Smithy)
- Add /lib/libpcre.so.1 symlink to support peebee's Chromium 63 browser with pepper-flash (thanks peebee) go to http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=656769#656769
- Add alsa-info.sh script for additional ALSA Information in the Pup-SysInfo audio report (thanks 01micko)
- Bugfix: set 100% as maximum charge displayed by the fbpanel battery monitor (thanks Terry H)
- Bugfix: set Exit icon in Xkb Configurator (thanks mavrothal)

Beta-3 changelog: 12/Dec/2017
- Move the iso repository to smokey01.com for download stability (thanks smokey01)
- Update kernel 4.9.67-i686-pae to 4.9.68-i686-pae
- Update optional fdrv.sfs (114M) for comprehensive firmware support (10-Dec-2017) - thanks gyro
- Adjust fbpanel temperature monitor for improved hardware detection (thanks Terry H)
- With fbpanel, the 'File Manager' button of the main panel and 'File' button of the accessory launchbar will default to the $HOME directory (thanks mavrothal)
- Bugfix: when the Puppy Package Manager (PPM) installs applications, the petget utility may also re-install the old (unpatched) libglib of Dpup Stretch. This breaks 'Save' and 'Open' dialogs, and leads to abrupt termination of applications. Solution: adjust petget file filters in package management (thanks pemasu)
- Bugfix: revert most debian executables in /usr/bin to the original ELF file type (dynamic). For the dbus-daemon binary, this restores functionality of 'run as spot' (thanks Billtoo)

Beta-2 changelog: 9/Dec/2017
- Update kernel 4.1.46-i686-pae to 4.1.47-i686-pae
- Update kernel 4.9.62-i686-pae to 4.9.67-i686-pae
- Update optional fdrv.sfs (96M) for additional comprehensive firmware support (23-Nov-2017) - thanks gyro
- Update powerapplet_tray: (1) implement wmpoweroff if battery <5%, (2) adjust yaf-splash popup dialog for proper text alignment (monospace bold font); (3) adjust battery icons for improved visibility on dark and light backgrounds (thanks Pemasu and SFR)
- Update PupSysInfo to 2.7.4 (support recent changes in Woof-CE)
- Update Hardinfo to 0.6-a (Puppy compatible)
- Update Palemoon browser to 27.6.2
- Update JWMDesk to 2.4.3
- Update Pmusic to 5.6.1 final
- Enable auto-ethernet connection at first boot, and provide default access to the connectwizard in the accessory launch bar (thanks rerwin)
- Adjust compliance with Woof-CE build parameters (thanks mavrothal)
- Adjust ELF file type of common debian executables to support click launching (thanks OscarTalks)
- Adjust /usr/local/petget/hacks-postinstall.sh to automatically remove root restrictions when installing the Chromium browser from the Puppy Package Manager (thanks pemasu)
- Add standard acpi scripts for notebook poweroff/suspend (thanks pemasu)
- Add full samba package (thanks 666philb)
- Add support for PNMixer color configuration (JWMDesk -> Tray tab -> Speaker color) and (FbBox -> FbPanel Configuration Manager -> Plugins tab -> Speaker color)
- Add small (2M) adrv.sfs for an optional desktop environment (fbpanel and openbox) configured specifically for Dpup Stretch. See Note-1 below.
- Add new Minwaita gtk theme
- Add multiple new Backgrounds, Icon themes and GTK themes via adrv.sfs
- Security: update ffmpeg 3.2.7 to 3.2.9 (ffmpeg (7:3.2.9-1~deb9u1). This addresses multiple avcodec bugs and security vulnerabilities in the FFmpeg multimedia framework: https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-4049
- Bugfix: FFConvert (multimedia converter) deletes other programs that also use the WORKDIR variable to define the application directory (fixed in ffconvert >= 1.4.3)
- Bugfix: set /etc/machine-id (some applications search for /etc/machine-id rather than /var/lib/dbus/machine-id)
- Bugfix: extraneous fstab binds appear as mounts in the gtkfilechooser if glib >= 2.50; Solution: recompile glib-2.50.3 with --disable-libmount (thanks pemasu). See Note-2 below.

Note-1: All window mangers, including JWM, have various faults that may require compatibility adjustments. By historical criteria, JWM is the default window manager in standard Puppy and the current JWM-2.3.7 works well for most users. However, there are reports of idiosyncrasies such as an intermittent 'window focus' issue (window becomes unresponsive to user input). If you observe this behavior, simply launching another application may free the 'frozen' window, but not always. The JWM developer is aware of this issue.

As an alternative to JWM, the current Beta-2 release includes a small adrv.sfs which provides an optional desktop environment (fbpanel/openbox) that is both comprehensive and easy to use (go to Puppy Menu -> Desktop -> WM Switcher -> FbBox). However, if you are happy with JWM, or if you plan to install a different desktop environment, just remove the optional adrv.sfs and reboot.

Note-2: As of Beta-2, the gtkfilechooser sidebar of Dpup Stretch no longer displays unwanted binds such as pts, sys or proc. Partitions displayed in the gtkfilechooser do not auto-mount but the user can populate the sidebar with bookmarks such as partitions, folders and files according to personal preference.

Beta-1 changelog: 18/Nov/2017
- Move development to beta status
- Add optional fdrv.sfs for comprehensive firmware support (thanks gyro). Please see note below.
- Update kernel 4.9.61-i686-pae to 4.9.62-i686-pae
- Update default sound mixer: replace Retrovol with PNMixer (tray volume applet) which calls Gnome-AlsaMixer (ALSA sound mixer)
- Update Powerapplet_tray (thanks 01micko) and add new notification icons for improved display of notebook battery status
- Update Partview free space viewer
- Update Palemoon browser to 27.6.1
- Update PeasyScan to 2.12 (thanks rcrsn51)
- Assorted theming adjustments
- Bugfix: failed hyperlinks in NoteCase notes manager (thanks mfb)

Note: Most Pups are released with basic firmware (19 Mb compressed in /lib/firmware of the Dpup zdrv) which provides good support for a wide range of PC hardware. However, if you require additional support not available in Dpup, please go to the following link to access a large repository of firmware assembled by forum member gyro.

gyro's firmware repository

Alternatively, gyro's comprehensive firmware package is available in the first post as an fdrv.sfs which you can place with the puppy.sfs and zdrv.sfs in your frugal install, or go to the Multimedia category of the Puppy menu and use ISOMaster to add the fdrv.sfs to the original Dpup iso(s). In both scenarios, the full firmware package will be available automatically each time you boot Dpup Stretch.

Alpha-3 changelog: 10/Nov/2017
- Update kernel options: k4.1.46-i686-pae for legacy hardware and k4.9.61-i686-pae for recent hardware
- Update /lib/firmware for improved hardware support (thanks peebee and gyro)
- Update Palemoon browser to 27.6.0
- Update MMview file viewer to release of 2017-11-09 (thanks MochiMoppel)
- Update PeasyGlue image joiner to 2.1 (thanks rcrsn51)
- Update Retrovol sound mixer to 0.14.1 (thanks pizzasgood, 01micko and Sailor Enceladus)
- Add JWMDesk option to change color of retrovol speaker icon (JWMDesk -> Tray tab)
- Add default papirus icon theme (modified for Dpup)
- Adjust tray style in default Polished-Blue JWM theme
- Bugfix: failed mounting of cryptsetup encrypted partition; workaround - use static cryptsetup from the initrd (thanks mavrothal)

Alpha-2 changelog: 4/Nov/2017
- Add modified 'Places' category in JWM XDG menu, including common options such as clickable Drives, Recently used applications, Search files, and quick-links to common directories. The 'Recently used' option automatically deletes items from the list if they point to files that no longer exist on your drive. (thanks to MochiMoppel and zigbert for the original Places menu)
- Add/Fix help files for Abiword (online link), Cgtkcalc, Gnumeric, mtPaint, Sylpheed
- Add missing system libraries (thanks OscarTalks)
- Add inxi utility for concise system information (go to PupSysInfo -> Sys-Apps tab) or (go to PupControl -> System tab -> SysInfo Utilities)
- Add xclose utility to close multiple windows gracefully with wmctrl. Find it in the Utility menu, or you can add it to the tray or desktop as a quick-launch item to easily dismiss all desktop windows. (thanks MochiMoppel and mfb)
- Add emelfm2 two-pane file manager (thanks plinej)
- Add Engrampa archive manager to menu (thanks wdlkmpx)
- Add Deadbeef audio player 0.7.2
- Add Asunder CD ripper 2.8
- Add pequalizer (thanks 01micko)
- Add MMview file viewer (thanks MochiMoppel)
- Add Planer application for project management
- Add weX screen recorder and Precord audio player, modified for Dpup (thanks wiak)
- Add getflash (install FlashPlayer)
- Add duplex scrollbar steppers to Polished Blue GTK theme (thanks mfb)
- Add Polished-Blue JWM theme to complement the default GTK theme
- Add optional cursor themes (aero, lil-polar, Obsidian, PolarCursors, Premium, whiteglass, wonderland)
- Adjust urxvt default appearance. Note: urxvt is also configured with perl plugins which support multiple tabbed windows, plus convenient highlighting, copying and pasting (thanks belham2)
- Adjust D-Bus (system message bus); Remove old usr/lib/libdbus-1.so.3 -> libdbus-1.so.3.4.0, but retain offical debian /lib/libdbus-1.so.3 -> libdbus-1.so.3.14.13 (thanks OscarTalks)
- Adjust default Leafpad configuration to show line numbers
- Remove problematic %U suffix from executables in uget, hexchat and pcmanfm desktop files (thanks Sailor Enceladus)
- Update base kernel 4.1.38 to 4.1.45-i686-pae
- Update Ghostscript to 9.21 for CUPS printing
- Update Palemoon browser to 27.5.1
- Update gtkdialog to 0.8.4
- Update inkscapelite, patched to correctly show horizontal and vertical rulers (thanks OscarTalks)
- Update gpicview 0.2.5, patched to support animated GIFs
- Update ROX-Filer 2.11, patched to support moveable treeview columns in the detail view (thanks Rocket) and add 'Force' checkbox to the ROX-Filer copy/move dialogs (thanks jun7). Please see note below.
- Update peasy apps and add peasyDiff (thanks rcrsn51)
- Update default wallpapers
- Update PupMates
- Security: update wpa_supplicant (wpasupplicant_2.4-1+deb9u1_i386.deb). This addresses the KRACK WiFi vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol: https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3999
- Security: update openssl (openssl_1.1.0g-2_i386.deb). This addresses the OpenSSL Security Advisory of 02 Nov 2017: https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20171102.txt
- Bugfix: prevent X-server crash when launching xcalc calcuator (thanks goingnuts)

Note: The default action of the updated ROX-Filer copy/move dialog (Quiet checkbox ticked, Newer checkbox unticked and Force checkbox unticked) requires user confirmation before overwriting existing destination files. However, this behavior may be tedious for some users when copying or moving multiple files. In this scenario, the Force option (if also ticked) enables immediate overwriting of destination files without serial confirmation dialogs. Importantly, the Force checkbox defaults to the unticked state each time the copy/move dialog is called, and must be manually ticked if you wish to copy/move multiple files without confirmation.

If the 'Newer' checkbox is ticked (and Force unticked), ROX-Filer will only overwrite if source is newer than destination. User confirmation is still required if source is older than destination or if source and destination dates are identical. However, the Force option (if also ticked) will override the Newer option and forcefully overwrite destination files without regard for the file date. Consequently, the Force option should be used with an understanding of its purpose and power.

In the Options Configuration GUI of ROX-Filer there is another 'Force' checkbox which applies to the confirmation dialog you may see when deleting non-writeable items. This option does not control the Force option of the copy/move dialog.

Alpha-1 changelog: 20/Oct/2017
- Add /etc/udev/rules.d/80-net-name-slot.rules for conventional network nomenclature
- Add missing libraries and symlinks for iptables
- Add clipit clipboard manager
- Remove multiple startup apps from /root/Startup and reformat as .desktop files in /root/.config/autostart
- Update JWM to 2.3.7
- Update xml code of /etc/xdg/templates/_root_.jwmrc for modern JWM >= 2.3.0
- Update xml code of /root/.jwm/themes for modern JWM >= 2.3.0
- Update netmon_wce for internet connection
- Update firewall_ng and firewallstatus
- Update powerapplet_tray
- Update freememaplet_tray
- Update icon status of multiple files in /usr/share/applications
- Adjust GTK, JWM and Icon theming


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PostPosted: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 13:10    Post subject:  

A new iteration of Dpup Stretch is now available for testing - see first post.

Thanks to the Woof-CE team for supporting debian-based Pups and thanks to the many forum members who have contributed to Dpup development. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 13:32    Post subject:  

mirrored here: http://archive.org/details/Puppy_Linux_Stretch

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 14:14    Post subject: Well, Dpup strecth has is own topic . for testing by testers  

Well, Dpup strecth has is own topic . for testing by testers..
21 ISO files in Ally's repository. Some are replaced by newer versions. Would not it be better to keep only suitable versions, on agreement with the builder.. For instance radky's 18nov2017 and erase previous ones. or not.

Google.drive is perfect for me.. I can even link ISOs to my Drive, without storing them on my hard disk.
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 14:48    Post subject:  

Hi Radky,

Darn good stuff! Running the 4.1.46 kernel version. I thought you had went to the 4.1.48 kernel, not the ".46"?? Or am I remembering wrong?

Also, is there some sort of general guideline/tips/rules when when a user should run the older kernel vs the newer kernel? For instance, I'm on a core i3 right now, 8gb ram, USB IDE, should I be running the 4.9 kernel instead and not the 4.1? Honestly, this always confuses me. Always asking myself which kernel I should be running Crying or Very sad

Lastly, gotta say, am glad billtoo and sailor got you to change the tray volume icon----the slider is much, much better than what we were using before.

Otherwise, excellent stuff. Only added latest Firefox for Netflix purposes, as everything else I need is already included & runs great. Love how tight & polished everything is in this pup. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 14:56    Post subject: Dpup Stretch CE  

I installed to a 32gb flash drive for use on my HP Stream mini:

# inxi -bw
System: Host: puppypc2359 Kernel: 4.9.62 i686 (32 bit) Desktop: JWM 2.3.7 Distro: Dpup Stretch 7.0.0a2
Machine: Device: desktop System: Hewlett-Packard product: 200-009 serial: 3CR51504YY
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 2B38 v: 1.02 serial: 138922010004188
UEFI [Legacy]: AMI v: 80.03 date: 12/15/2014
CPU: Dual core Intel Celeron 2957U (-MCP-) speed/max: 900/1400 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
Display Server: X.org 1.19.2 driver: intel tty size: 130x31 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
Card-2: Broadcom Limited BCM43142 802.11b/g/n
Drives: HDD Total Size: 71.1GB (4.4% used)
Weather: Conditions: 43 F (6 C) - light drizzle mist Time: November 18, 1:44 PM EST
Info: Processes: 166 Uptime: 25 min Memory: 120.3/1926.0MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.8
I installed applications with PPM.
I had to add "intel_pstate=disable" to the kernel line of menu.lst.
kernel /stretch-700b1-n18/vmlinuz intel_pstate=disable psubdir=stretch-700b1-n18 pmedia=usbflash pfix=fsck
No other problems so far.

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 15:18    Post subject:  

Victory! Laughing

For once I beat Billtoo!

By a whopping 8 monster minutes!!!!!!

I am King........ Razz
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 16:27    Post subject:  

New frugal install on my desktop PC of kernel 4.9.62 version using the fdrv to get wifi firmware for intel 7260 wifi card. All very smooth, as were the alpha releases also. Good move on going with PNMixer, works very nicely. Really nice job on this release overall. Well done. Thank you.
# inxi -Fxxx
System:    Host: puppypc4888 Kernel: 4.9.62 i686 bits: 32 gcc: 6.3.0 Desktop: JWM 2.3.7 dm: N/A
           Distro: Dpup Stretch 7.0.0a2
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Hewlett-Packard product: h8-1214 serial: 2MF20807BK
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: 2AC8 v: 1.2 serial: N/A BIOS: AMI v: Ang_717 date: 04/13/2012
           Chassis: type: 3 serial: N/A
CPU:       Hexa core AMD FX-6100 Six-Core (-MCP-) arch: Bulldozer rev.2 cache: 12288 KB
           flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 39501
           clock speeds: min/max: 1400/3300 MHz 1: 2400 MHz 2: 1400 MHz 3: 3300 MHz 4: 1800 MHz 5: 1400 MHz
           6: 1400 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Caicos PRO [Radeon HD 7450] bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:677b
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAICOS (DRM 2.49.0 / 4.9.62, LLVM 3.9.1)
           version: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6 (compat-v: 3.0) Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Caicos HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6450 / 7450/8450/8490 OEM / R5 230/235/235X OEM]
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aa98
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2 chip-ID: 1002:4383
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.9.62
Network:   Card-1: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:08b1
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 7c:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 07:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 50:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1876.4GB (4.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: INTEL_SSDSC2CW12 size: 120.0GB serial: N/A
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Hitachi_HDS72301 size: 1500.3GB serial: N/A
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: Crucial_CT256MX1 size: 256.1GB serial: N/A
Partition: ID-1: swap-1 size: 10.74GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb3
RAID:      System: supported: linear raid0 raid1 raid10 raid6 raid5 raid4
           No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
           Unused Devices: none
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 30.5C mobo: N/A gpu: 48.5
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 225 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 219.4/9900.2MB Init: SysVinit v: N/A runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: N/A
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.121 running in lxterminal) inxi: 2.3.43

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 17:23    Post subject: Is Sysinfo Bar able to be included as a pet  

Just wondering whether Sysinfo Bar which is included in FbBox 5.0 could be used by puppies using JWM by having it included, or made available as a stand alone pet. I like having the SysInfo Bar on my dektop. With the current JWMDesk allowing greater customisation with additional panel and its ease of use, I don't feel the need to load FbBox now, other than I am missing not having the SysInfo Bar.

I searched through the PupMates and the included SysInfo Utilities but doesn't appear to include the SysInfo Bar.


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PostPosted: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 18:22    Post subject:  

Is this a remaster? (there is no woof-CE info line in DISRO_SPECS)
If yes, of which original ISO? (so we can follow the change log - there are several 7.0.02a floating in the forum)

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 19:01    Post subject:  

mavrothal wrote:
Is this a remaster? (there is no woof-CE info line in DISRO_SPECS)
If yes, of which original ISO? (so we can follow the change log - there are several 7.0.02a floating in the forum)

Don't know if this helps or not, but here was the first post in the "Woof-CE needs you" thread that radky put up:


"....Dpup stretch-7.0.0a2-O4Nov2017.iso

Woof-CE build, testing branch 04-Nov-2017

Changelog since 20-Oct-2017:

- Add modified 'Places' category in JWM XDG...................."

I no longer have this ISO, and Radky removed it back on 11 Nov, so no way of knowing if the woof-CE build was in that DISTRO_SPECS file. But, still, he wrote (above): "Woof-CE build, testing branch 04-Nov-2017" so....maybe Radky is using Oscartalk's ---a2 build from back in October that he references the Changelog from????
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 19:25    Post subject:  

Just updated to 18 nov build, thx Smile

Kernel: 4.9.62 i686 version
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ally wrote:
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Thanks ally!

hamoudoudou wrote:
Google.drive is perfect for me..

Question for google experts: Are there any bandwidth restrictions (data caps) when using google drive as an iso repository? I assume google will not allow unlimited downloads.

belham2 wrote:
Also, is there some sort of general guideline/tips/rules when when a user should run the older kernel vs the newer kernel?

I'm not aware of any strict guidelines for kernel choice. The 4.1.XX and 4.9.XX kernels run great on my 2009 Acer laptop and 2012 Dell desktop (both with intel chipsets).

Billtoo wrote:
I had to add "intel_pstate=disable" to the kernel line of menu.lst.

Thanks Bill. It seems the intel_pstate scaling driver is not compatible with some intel chipsets. Your recommended fix will be helpful to others.

Terry H wrote:
Just wondering whether Sysinfo Bar which is included in FbBox 5.0 could be used by puppies using JWM.

The FbBox sysinfo bar is a modified panel generated by fbpanel. So, adding it to the JWM desktop would require running fbpanel as well. At this point, I have not tested that scenario and can't confirm if it would be feasible. Smile

mavrothal wrote:
Is this a remaster?

No, not a remaster. The alpha releases and current beta release are primary Woof-CE builds (testing branch). All modifications to the default Woof build were implemented in 00build.conf.

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Just updated to 18 nov build, thx

Thank you upnorth! Smile

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