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Puppy 4.2 - Desktop and Artwork
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nic2109

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Nov 2008, 16:04    Post subject:
Subject description: Compromise resolution wallpaper
 

Looks good to me on an eyeball-test - but if you could attach the actual image for downloading then we could tell you for sure.

I'd like to see something like 'Puppy 4.2' somewhere below the "face" (in a discrete intensity) so we show the world just what we are running. When you have something this good you really want to brag about it. This could be present in the iso file, but not in the image if made available separately. Just a thought.

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Nov 2008, 17:20    Post subject:  

Zigbert, How difficult would it be to make the connect process part of the initial startup configuration like keyboard and graphics?
It would probably be better to make it fully automatic but then that limits your choice if you have eth, modem or WLAN.

The desktop icon is not biggie as it's easy to delete. Simplicity is what Puppy needs. The less a new user has to do to get the OS working the more popular puppy will become.

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Nov 2008, 17:31    Post subject:  

smokey01 wrote:

The desktop icon is not biggie as it's easy to delete. Simplicity is what Puppy needs. The less a new user has to do to get the OS working the more popular puppy will become.

As a new user, it might be interesting for me to say that I prefer having a readily accessible route to setting stuff up, like the 'connect' icon, rather than having it all fully automated. It kinda seems easier to figure it out if it does not work straight off that way. The problem with automation is, it has to be bullet-proof.
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Nov 2008, 20:30    Post subject:  

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The problem with automation is, it has to be bullet-proof.

That's right - Puppy now has several automated things that need work because they aren't bullet-proof - e.g. the automatic hardware detection can be very bad if you have on-board sound but use a separate sound card - every time he boots he sets up the first sound card he finds, and you have to run the alsa-wizard to fix it. Until you know to blacklist the module.

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Nov 2008, 21:45    Post subject:  

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I'd like to see something like 'Puppy 4.2' somewhere below the "face" (in a discrete intensity) so we show the world just what we are running. When you have something this good you really want to brag about it. This could be present in the iso file, but not in the image if made available separately. Just a thought.
I'm all for having the version number visible, but not on the wallpaper. Putting it on the wallpaper messes up people who want to use it for other versions, and requires modifying it for every new version. Using a graphics editor that has layers and posting the "raw" formatted file for that editor so that anybody can update it for their needs would help, but I still wouldn't call that ideal.

I think a better solution is to include it in the Conky display, along with kernel version. That way it can be totally automatic - Conky can just read it from /etc/puppyversion and automatically insert the decimal point.

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Nov 2008, 02:46    Post subject:  

ttuuxxx wrote:
I tried it and it didn't work on 4.1, CHtheme just disappears, But thats ok, when I looked at the package it had lots of goodies, So if you want when I get home from work tonight in about 12hrs, I'll rip it apart and tryout somethings

Go for it, ttuuxxx. I haven't tried it on any 4.xx series yet. There were several Gtk-2.0 themes that worked fine in 3.01 but won't work in 4.x for some reason, and that could easily be one of them. If you find out why, let me know, because the others are pretty nice too and it would be good to include them in EZpup-4.1 which will be coming out soon.

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Nov 2008, 02:51    Post subject:  

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The desktop icon is not biggie as it's easy to delete.

The only problem is that these days the icons come back when you add an .sfs or something.
"Too much automation"

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Nov 2008, 12:40    Post subject:  

Thanks to pizzagood, Pwidgets now got a Puppylinux widget.


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PostPosted: Tue 11 Nov 2008, 13:03    Post subject:  

I vote for having connection automatically, or at least the wizard start up on first boot.


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Nov 2008, 08:55    Post subject:  

I made 5 Browser Search files, They work on seamonkey and firefox Smile
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Puppylinux.ca
Sourceforge
Freshmeat.net
Gnome files
Below is a pet for seamonkey, you have to enable it in the prefrences Smile
then to use it, just type a word in the url bar like VLC
then click search
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Just the bottom 5 Smile
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Nov 2008, 08:57    Post subject:  

Pizzasgood wrote:
I think a better solution is to include it in the Conky display, along with kernel version. That way it can be totally automatic - Conky can just read it from /etc/puppyversion and automatically insert the decimal point.

That's a much better idea so I'm glad zigbert has already adopted it!

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Nov 2008, 05:49    Post subject:  

What about something like this ????


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PostPosted: Sat 15 Nov 2008, 06:38    Post subject:  

zigbert wrote:
What about something like this ????


That's a big YEP from me! Cool

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Nov 2008, 12:32    Post subject:  

Gorgeous. Cool orange corners Smile
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PostPosted: Sat 15 Nov 2008, 15:50    Post subject:  

I went to Luna Park yesterday which is across from the Sydney Opera House and snapped a few pictures of the Opera house. Here's one.
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