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Base puplet for Ultimate Edition

G’day,

I will begin work on a base Puplet – this will be the scaffolding for an update file to patch the rest of Ultimate Edition. There will be the full menu, wbars, conky, backgrounds, and icons – in other words everything bar the applications. Base Puplet should be ready in 7 days. An update icon will be placed on the desktop to download and install the file.

This may need to be done in stages as reboots may be needed – also this will reduce the download size and time.

Cheers

Martin

NOTE: The wireless issue stems sonewhere in the remastering process – still tracking it down.

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Found Wireless issue

G’day,

The Network wizard fails to see the Wireless network adaptor – this is caused by an updated Python which internferes with this process.  How? I don’t know and at this point point it doesn’t matter.  All Python additions must be istalled with care and via folder to folder.

So now I can therefore start to rebuild Ultimate Edition with this in mind.  Another small issue is that Thunderbird fails to launch  from the Menu (fixed) – incorrect path.

 
 

Small update

G’day,

I have looked at Genaelogy and Jcash packaged by ttuuxxx and they appear to work well – these will be added! However, Jedit does not work well and won’t be added. Adding programmes that only need a minimal amount of tweaking.

Set-Up Wizard will be included in the Menu.

Time has become a precious commodity at the moment so development will slow down – but as a result of the development of other Puppy Linux projects Ultimate will be fed updates through this.

Cheers

Martin

 

Testing

G’day,

I have installed the latest incarnation onto my other laptop – installed fine but pfix=noram loads the pup_save file.  Wonder how to overcome that?  Installation took around 20-25 mins – still less than 700mb CD of Ubuntu.

Cheers

Martin

 

Uploading

G’day,

Uploading something of this size takes a fair bit of patience – using the split command it’s been reduced to 10 x 200mbs chunks.  I’ve also made a join script to make life a little easier.  Each 200mbs takes 2-3 hrs of uptime – which is 20-30 hours!

Need to also upload ATI and Nvidia drivers for kernel 2.6.21.7 so people can download and install for the 3D accelerated games.

Bit dubious about whether Tremulous is a worthwhile inclusion as it hasn’t been tested on a live server; and it’s 100mbs in size.  Seems a bit forward of me to put it in – oh well! Any chinks in the armour will be quickly identified.

As this process is taking soooo long I won’t be uploading the next RC until development has significantly improved it – probably around a month.

I honestly hope this does not take off as it goes against the grain of the Puppy ethos – which is smaller is better; anyway my 800gbs of accumulated bandwidth may disappear!  Despite this I will continue to improve said Puplet as it is rather like a hobby.  Of course once I feel that I have come to the end of the development road I will go to a newer version of Puppy and start the whole process again.

Next stage is the announcement – probably tomorrow.

Cheers

Martin

 

A few more games – plus alpha release

G’day,

to round out the games (and I had left out a number of brilliant ones) I have added these games with their associated menu entries:

  • Mahjonng3D
  • Holotz-Castle
  • SuperMarioWar
  • Escape
  • Frogger
  • Patolli
  • Picpuz
  • Dreamchess
  • kraptor
  • DeadlyCobra
  • No Gravity – this is an amazing viz-fx game!
  • xshisen
  • AlephOne
  • Blob and Conquer

Games tested and left out Varkon (confusing) globulation (has only one campaign); offender (not working); megamario (stalls system); linball (just didn’t like the feel); freeciv (error when trying to run as spot).

I need to look at Bzflag – last time I used it it worked but wouldn’t connect me online to play!
I have remastered for Puppy-Ultimate-Edition v0.17 – 1992MBs. Updated the Boot.msg and split it into 200mbs files. Have created a join script to piece it back together. Now I’ll upload to my Mediafire account, then post onto the Puppy forum.

Cheers

Martin

 

addition

G’day,

I forgot to add that I installed nted – notation editor – works very nicely – this is something that I will definitely be using as it’s very functional.

Cheers

Martin