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wish list for next puppy release
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R-S-H

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Mar 2013, 19:15    Post subject:  

My wish list for the next Puppy is my wish list for the next Puppy is my wish list for the next Puppy is my wish list for the next Puppy is my wish ... ... ...

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Apr 2013, 17:00    Post subject:  

a wish list?

i wish puppy could handle slax's modules, could install and uninstall that fast (did you try it?). or: could be more than 5 sfs loaded in the same time

or: ppm could remove lots of pets with 1 click.

or: i wish some developer tools/toys could be packed in base sfs, like tcc or bacon and not in the one big sfs with kernel sources

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PostPosted: Thu 30 May 2013, 01:35    Post subject:  

Wishes for next puppy release (from my users list Wink )

- place jwm/rox into an external SFS file, so the desktop can easily be changed by another and builders can build alternate desktops much strongers. See this thread

- woof settings so builders can build a barebone easily. Because right now we all have hard time at removing packages and testing what dependencies are needed.

- gtkdialog for all the old scripts. See Carolina pupsaveconfig as an example

- Beware all puppy scripts can fit into a 1024x768 screen because right now many are not even readable. So if a user have a video driver problem and downgrade to 1024x768, at least he could setup his system again. (this have been a show stopper for _many_ people)

- Beware many alert popup have colors hardly readable on notebooks, like black on purple etc. Set a nice and good looking gtkdialog alert popups, all the same look and feel all over the puppy so it is easy to recognize.

- improve and simplify the video card selector with something like jockey on Ubuntu: if your video driver is there, go on with it. If your video driver is not there start with the best resolution useable, then launch later puppy-jockey to detect an additional driver on internet repository, then popup offer to download and install.

Many (many) thanks for your hard work, it is much (really much) appreciated ! Smile

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Jul 2013, 21:42    Post subject: WPA-PSK enabling, please.  

please re-code iwlwifi.ucode to allow Intel 5100-1 device to use WPA-PSK encryption-it is capable in XPsp3. I do not know if NDISwrapper will enable the function. That, and RA2850 RTL9192SU devices similarly. Please advise.
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Aug 2013, 08:43    Post subject: broken links feedback  

i am new to linux and lupu and here is a report of what confused me. i fixed it now this is just so it can be changed in the official version

  • Startmount cannot be started from PupControl - it needs to be called with its full path /usr/local/Startmount/Startmount to function correctly. which startmount is /usr/bin/startmount which is a copy of Startmount but note that a symlink would not work either. it would be cleanest to comment line 349 in PupControl-bin and change the action path or a launch script could be made
  • quickpet links lupu_devx_528.sfs but the highest version available is lupu_devx_525.sfs
  • getflash doesnt work - the broken link to adobe.com causes the error message "Unable to contact the server, please check your internet connection". there is a package flash_install-0.1 in PPM which succeeded; otherwise, changing the link to 11.2 fixed getflash and apparently 11.2 is the last version
  • pfbpanel line 1100 manually add glipper (checking for /root/.glipper_on) to keep the tray icon from disappearing - (too bad fbpanel needs to kill the processes)

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Aug 2013, 12:22    Post subject:  

XMF, you're running an old version of Puppy. Precise 5.5's GetFlash functions fine.
It is the last version because Flash dropped support for Linux.

Hope that clears some things up.
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Aug 2013, 17:41    Post subject:  

I'm seriously curious why VLC is not the default mediaplayer in Wary, Slacko, and Precise. Instead we get these clunky mplayer apps that have two simultaneous gui's by default until things get cleared up in Preferences. How much larger is VLC that versions can't adopt it as default player?
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Aug 2013, 20:24    Post subject:  

This is another reason I prefer Fatdog as VLC is the default.

Size is important but not as important as functionality.

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Aug 2013, 04:25    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Aug 2013, 09:34    Post subject:  

VLC version 1.1.7 pet works great with the portion of QT that is built in to Puppy, been using it as main media player for two years now.
Couldn't get the midifile plugin to work, but everything else I have thrown at it works.
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Aug 2013, 11:56    Post subject:  

Smithy wrote:
VLC version 1.1.7 pet works great with the portion of QT that is built in to Puppy, been using it as main media player for two years now.
Couldn't get the midifile plugin to work, but everything else I have thrown at it works.

Yes, I do use this VLC 1.1.7 also. It has been already available in LazY Puppy 528-4 and meanwhile I've set this as the default Video Player in my LazY Puppy (XineDVD and Gnome-MPlayer are removed). For Audio I do use the Aqualung Player because of its XML based music database.

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Nov 2013, 08:59    Post subject:  

My wish-list is rather short

1.) make sure Puppies fit on a CD-R(W)
2.) Settle on one default Video and Audio, VLC for vids, I'm not sure what is the better Audio, I've only experienced alsa-mixers.
4.) Jeez, these browsers are getting bloated... any ideas? 120Mb mem at fresh start?

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Nov 2013, 13:30    Post subject:  

ThoriumBlvd wrote:
My wish-list is rather short ... Thorium
If I'm not mistaken, Puppy has already done this many times and those distro versions are already available.

I am not suggesting that Puppy LInux need not advance. Rather, that for older PCs and "CDs vs DVDs" Puppy has already addressed those needs.

The technology changes is what Barry had in mind when he began investigating RasPi and etc.

Most all x86 (especially 32bit x86) has already been done. PC manufacturers switched to x86 64bit PC/laptops/etc in 2006+. Several Puppy developers, for past several years, are now looking at 64bit x86.

ARM manufacturer are becoming 64bit. Handheld and video of processors have already started the 64bit migration as is already seen and will be seen, more, at 2014 CES.

With the older x86 technology, PUPPY LInux has done an incredibly great job of providing needed coverage and addressing fundamental needs.

I am hoping the next releases continue to do what some developers has been doing more and more of; namely, documenting what are the tested platforms and the minimum platforms their distro are targeted for as they bring forth newer distros addressing newer hardware needs that users and Linux industry presents. Thus, a user now see, on the front end, the base expected environment for the PUP as well as any dependencies and exceptions which usually accompany that Opening Post's documentation (you know, the open thread of the distro or packages).

This documentation, though very subtle and so very minor, is a real benefit to any community user/testers who come to Puppy Linux for a desktop/LAN/WAN solution.

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Feb 2014, 11:00    Post subject:  

I have a small, but in my view, important suggestion to make. I run PP 5.7.1., and when ever I load, or unload an SFS file, at the subsequent reboot, my desktop will be filled with all the icons of all default applications in their respective position like it was the first time I booted Puppy, but they are placed along with the icons I placed there myself, so it effectively becomes a messy affair.
Now, jpeps has made an terrific little utility for this which backs up and restores the desktop.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=64464

This has been a true lifesaver for me. What I want though, is for this procedure to take place automatically. The best thing of course is for this bug not to occur at all anymore, but if that turns out to be too complicated, then I want a smart Puppy which understands that under certain conditions a desktop restore at bootup is required.
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Feb 2014, 12:46    Post subject:  

Code:
if [ "$1" == "" -o "$1" == "-h" ]; then
echo "USAGE: desk-restore [ -r -b ]  restore/backup"
exit
fi

The script is /usr/local/bin/desktop-restore and it has usage as shown above.

If you would use a small script this can be done easily.
Code:
#!/bin/bash -a
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# 2014-02-04 RSH for murga-forum
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# Script existing?
if [ -f /usr/local/bin/desktop-restore ]; then
   
   # Backup Directory already existing?
   if [[ -d /root/.desktop && -f /root/.desktop/PuppyPin ]]; then
      # Restore
      exec /usr/local/bin/desktop-restore -r
      else
      # Backup
      exec /usr/local/bin/desktop-restore -b
   fi

fi

exit 0

#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# End
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This script should do the job.

Save the script with a unique name (in /usr/sbin or /usr/local/bin) and execute/call this script from somewhere in /usr/bin/xwin (make sure it is executed before X is starting) and change the following in script /usr/local/bin/desktop-restore at line 34
Code:
  [ "$1" == "-r" ] && restore && restartwm

to
Code:
  [ "$1" == "-r" ] && restore #&& restartwm

Should work, though I did not test it!

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