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Who's in charge?
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Nathan F


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PostPosted: Sun 26 Apr 2009, 13:42    Post subject:  Who's in charge?  

Well I've been out of the loop for a long time now and truth be told I haven't even ran any recent Puppy releases since about just before Puppy 4? Anyway, I've been looking around on the forum today and saw a lot of s*&%, but I can't seem to figure out from what I've read what exactly is going on with Puppy lately.

So, my questions are as follows (in order of importance to me) -

1) Is Warren still coordinating, or is his retirement official?

2) What should I download if I want to try the latest and greatest?

3) What direction is development heading, do we still have a distro that "just works" or not, and if not then what is the release schedule (if any) and goals for the next release, one after that, etc. Feel free to point me to where it may already be written down, just so long as I'm not forced to read through 25 pages of extraneous bull$^&t before I can make any sense of it.

4) Now, in case anyone hasn't picked up on it yet, I'm a bit pissed about some of what I already read this morning. There are a number of people acting like babies here IMO and I see a lot of caustic, personally demeaning comments that I don't see any reason for. The question is, how long has this sort of thing been going on and is there any reason to believe it might end at some point?

I applaud Pizzasgood for locking one extremely nasty and non-productive thread. I also applaud his decision not to delete it. I sincerely hope that he doesn't have to repeat that action, but I've seen more of the same in several other threads so I imagine he will.

Cheers people,
Nathan

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Apr 2009, 14:24    Post subject:  

Hi Nathan,

as far as I know, whodo releases soon a bugfixed iso for tests.
He will provide a final bugfix, version 4.2.1, but not continue to coordinate another official Puppy.
Read his announcements here:
http://puppylinux.com/blog/?viewDetailed=00671
This seems to be the most current "official" statement.

Concerning other official releases, I think there is no schedule yet.
At moment we have 2 main streams:
- people who already start using "woof", despite the Alpha status.
- other people tweaking and enhancing the Puppy 4 based puplets.

I just released a test version with Kernel 2.6.29, there are the "established" ultrapup/newyearspup with 2.6.28, there is one puplet based on Slackwares kernel and hardwaredetection.
I also tested a pre-release of a new "tipsy", with Nvidia/ati drivers, Xfce4 and compiz. It should be released this week.
And there are many many others.

So with these different puplets, that each have a different focus, the role of a "main" Puppy system becomes less important than in the last years.

Mark

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Apr 2009, 14:35    Post subject: Re: Who's in charge?  

Hi Nathan, thanks MU
How are things Nathan? Very Happy

Nathan F wrote:

1) Is Warren still coordinating, or is his retirement official?

Warren was waiting for you to come out of retirement.
Any free time for leading the next Puppy like you did with 1.09
http://www.puppylinux.org/wiki/archives/old-wikka-wikki/categoryreleases/puppy109
Warren is working on producing 2.4.1
before collapsing from heat exhaustion, rabies and worms
We have a wider diversity of personality types due to more Puppy users. Forgive them they know not what they do . . .
. . . or do they . . . Confused

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2) What should I download if I want to try the latest and greatest?


4.2.1 RC just for you . . .
ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/test/puppy-421-test/
If you wish to try an alpha five of the Woof builds
http://www.puppylinux.com/blog/?viewDetailed=00675

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3) What direction is development heading

http://puppylinux.org/wiki/development/puppy-5-series/puppy-5-kennel

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There are a number of people acting like babies here

Emotional maturity is something I am working on. So far I am up to about crustacean toddler level . . .
Would a creche kennel be advisable or a quarantine area?

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Apr 2009, 15:45    Post subject: blog  

Huh, how come I posted there?
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=41668

Yes, I forgot Slaxerpup by big_bass is going forward, too. Tronkel started with dpup and ttuuxxx is helping.

(Looks like Nathan read that other thread.)

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Apr 2009, 16:55    Post subject:  

Normally when I catch a duplicate before it's had replies I can just remove one. This time I'll have to leave this one, but to avoid confusion I'll lock it and add a link in each thread to the other.

Discussion will continue there.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=41668

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