I know that some puppians think Ubuntu is the anti-christ but for a number of tasks you can get things done more efficiently in Ubuntu than in Puppy. Try creating your own DAW in Puppy without using a PuppyDAW respin…. I still use Puppy 3.01 for many tasks….
Anyway, with IPv6 coming out shortly I doubt that Puppy 3.01 is feasible anyway (even if I did have the smarts to finish PuppyTLC); as later versions of Firefox and any version of Chromium just don’t work!
I’ve looked at Puppy Lucid – it looks awesome – however it’s not fully compatible with the Lucid repos cos it only has a portion of Ubuntu’s binaries – using a deb is “for experimenters” . And now the latest Lucid is optimised for i686 computers – leaving the dust-buckets behind. I am well aware of the work done by Barry – but even according to him it’s still a work-in-progress.
I experimented with a minimal install CD of Ubuntu 8.04 and got a very basic version of JWM – it used around 40mbs – so very light and fast. My hope, now pretty much dashed, was to get a small team of people who know what their doing to create a super-light and fast JWM Ubuntu with the looks and tweaks of Puppy. However, the response hasn’t been encouraging … actually pretty much non-existent. Disappointing to say the least.
To do it myself … well let’s just say my experience with PuppyTLC has shown that I don’t possess the knowledge to complete a project like this, to a worthwhile standard for releasing as a stand alone distro. I will continue to play around with a Ubuntu JWM and hopefully one day will make it look and run like Puppy … right!