RSS

Progress and epiphanies

16 Aug

G’day,

Currently doing my 5x18hr work shifts for the fortnight – during this time progress does slow up. However, I have continued to make in-roads with the Control Panel.  Screensaver chooser proved to be stubborn as both PuppyBasicScreensaver and Gtk-Basic-Sceensaver both use the same daemon; and the daemon is set by the first screensaver that was used.  A simple change in launching changed the rsaver config directory.  Unfortunately, due to my lack of tech-head knowledge this was not initially apparent when launched through terminal (no errors!).  Oh, sometimes I wish I was a geek.

Remastering only allows a max of 2gbs iso – so as Baldric (Black Adder) would say “My lord I have a cunning plan.”.  Well my cunning plan is to have a two part install – the standard Puppy Installer to the selected Partition and a second one after rebooting has occurred.  This second one would install a cached sfs file with the remaining data that would allow all applications to work.  A squashfile of non-essential data would allow me to remaster the entire OS without any programmes being removed.  Initial tests have been encouraging.

Well there you have it! – I estimate that I have approximately 30 days of development left on this project before releasing an Alpha version.

Cheers

Martin

Advertisements
 
 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: