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Brexit Pup Stage 2 - Released 15th January 2018
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ETP


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Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue 13 Mar 2018, 15:09    Post subject: Brexit Pup Stage 2 - Released 15th January 2018
Subject description: (An updated version of 666philb's XenialPup64 CE 7.5 with k 4.14.2)
 

Service Pack - SP1

The release of Google Chrome version 65.0.3325.146 on 6th March introduced an additional on-screen warning
message for those of us running it as root with the --no-sandbox flag as is the case with this Pup.

They swiftly become annoying and a service pack is attached which is intended to cancel most of them.
It may be installed before or after upgrading to 65.0.3325.146

In particular this SP1 pack:
Removes the BBC weather item from wbar.
Points the wbar CYTS and Smart TV icons at their own dedicated Chrome wrapper script.
Revises the main wrapper script for launching Chrome.

For a complete cancellation job you may wish as I have, to change a couple of launchers on page.1 of newtab
so that appear.in (Free group video chat - webrtc) and (BBC) Weather are launched from there.

Finally I have posted a YT playlist containing 2 brief videos of Brexit Pup in action.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZCQnCAn3zqWrnpA_bmETP4ko2kBlqfGN
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Mar 2018, 10:42    Post subject: Brexit Pup Stage 2 - Released 15th January 2018
Subject description: (An updated version of 666philb's XenialPup64 CE 7.5 with k 4.14.2)
 

Another Service Pack - SP2

In the original post in this thread I made a brief mention of "YouTube Leanback" as one of this Pup's main features.

Quote:
9. YouTube Leanback accessed via the Sky News icon on wbar. Press Esc to return to the main menu/search facility.


Leanback is the YT interface used on all smart TVs. In effect this brings that feature to any PC monitor but with
the advantage of being able to input a search with a real keyboard rather than letter by letter using a TV remote
control with the on-screen keyboard.
I gather that an Android phone can also be used as a controller with either a PC or Smart TV.

This pack (SP2), in conjunction with the revised main Chrome wrapper in SP1, eliminates another of the annoying warning messages.
The single revised script that it contains reads as follows and a full sized screenshot of Leanback can be found in the downloads folder here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1c4e_wcOmKrpccChTduGgA2WEyBqjVxiT?usp=sharing

Code:
#!/bin/sh
# This is /root/noob/sky_news_hd              ETP  - Revised for Chrome 65 - 15th March 2018
# https://www.youtube.com/tv#/watch/video/idle?v=XOacA3RYrXk&resume # Use Lean Back instead - ETP 20th Sept 2017
#
if pgrep "chrome" > /dev/null # i.e. If Chrome is already running
then
     google-chrome-stable https://www.youtube.com/tv#/watch/video/idle?v=XOacA3RYrXk&resume &
     sleep 1.5
     xdotool key F11
else
/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable &
sleep 2.5
xdotool type 'https://www.youtube.com/tv#/watch/video/idle?v=XOacA3RYrXk&resume'
sleep 1.5
xdotool key Return
sleep 2
xdotool key F11
fi
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PostPosted: Wed 21 Mar 2018, 11:05    Post subject: Brexit Pup Stage 2 - Released 15th January 2018
Subject description: (An updated version of 666philb's XenialPup64 CE 7.5 with k 4.14.2)
 

Yet another Service Pack: - SP3

Google Chrome version 65.0.3325.181 was released on 20th March 2018 which requires
another service pack that is attached below.

This pack overwrites SP1 & SP2 if they have been installed. There is no need to uninstall them.
If they have not been installed just install this SP3 pack.
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep 2018, 11:58    Post subject: Brexit Pup Stage 2 - Released 15th January 2018
Subject description: (An updated version of 666philb's XenialPup64 CE 7.5 with k 4.14.2)
 

Update:

Firefox Quantum:
If the optional pet ( http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=981869#981869 ) is installed it
may now be updated to 62.0 (Released 5th Sept) by within Firefox, clicking upon Help then Update.

Palemoon:
This may now be updated to 28.01 but first visit Quickpet and launch "xenialpup updates"
to bring those up to date so that the updater may be used one last time to go to 28.0

Then within Palemoon visit Help "About Palemoon" to upgrade to 28.0.1. (Released 31st Aug)
That will be the update method used in the future.

Installed bugfixes should then read as follows:

    31/12/2017 fixed mtp phone connect >>> brownmouse & battleshooter
    31/12/2017 fixed seamonkey link in quickpet >>> april
    31/12/2017 fixed hotshots link in quickpet
    31/12/2017 fixed print preview in gnumeric >>> charlie6
    15/12/2017 added kodi to quickpet
    11/12/2017 fixed crash in gnumeric >>> peebee (added ubuntu's libgoffice
    11/12/2017 added youtube-dl >>> drag&drop youtube links from browser onto desktop play icon to stream in MPV
    11/12/2017 removed 'version' from quickpet help menu
    13/04/2018 added PKG, a command line package manager by sc0ttman. PKG is in early development and so may have a
    few bugs. Help development by reporting any problems either on the forum or raise a new issue on gitlab.
    forum http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=112927 (you can find usage intructions here)
    gitlab https://gitlab.com/sc0ttj/Pkg
    24/04/2018 updated e2fsprogs >>> jss83 (newer version required for new ssd's)
    24/04/2018 added fstrim
    25/04/2018 fixed problem with e2fsprogs update >>> jss83
    03/08/2018 grub4dos updated >>> shinobar
    03/08/2018 added genius paste plugin for geany
    29/08/2018 palemoon updater no longer working, fix to get newer palemoon

Google Chrome Stable:
Chrome 69.0.3497.81 was released on 4th Sept and the normal "Get Latest Chrome Version" item on the
Internet menu may be used to upgrade.
EDIT: 12th Sept
The stable channel was updated again to 69.0.3497.92 on 11th Sept
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