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Whoops!

G’day,

bit of a numptie!  Remember Maxwell Smart’s “missed it by that much” – well the font installer does just that.  Oo finds the fonts fine cos it has a bit of a rummage around but other apps such as NVU and Abiword ain’t so smart and only looks for fonts in a couple of folders.  As you can guess, the installer puts them into the not quite there folder.  This will be fixed in a jiffy – sorry for inconvenience….

If you would like to do it manually then:

  1. Go to /usr/share/fonts/default and you should see the folders truetype and msttcorefonts
  2. Move the contents of those folders into /usr/share/fonts/truetype

If your clever then there’s the mv command in the Terminal – but for this it’s just as easy to open two ROX filer windows

Cheers

Martin

PS. Cleaning up the Help guide as it seems to be all over the place.  Names of a couple of earlier versions crop up such as SimplePup and PuppyTLC…  still like the name PuppyTLC as TLC stands for Toowoomba Linux Community.

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When enough is not enough…

G’day,

In an effort to provide more tools to the advanced users I have added a couple of extra useful apps.  Only partially tested to date and is compatible with the system and doesn’t appear to break anything……..

Truecrypt – which is a handy volume and file encryption app

VirtualBox – an easy-to-use VM – this version is a little antiquated and has only up to Win7 support and a Sun MicroSystems Agreement.

I have looked at installing LAMP but my attempts at testing were a miserable failure – mostly because I have no idea with mysql (Hiawatha seemed to work well though!)

Pidgin was also a failure – seg fault – not sure why…. will look into it further cause I could use a good IRC chat client (attym is not a very intuitive gui – only for geekdom)

The Bristol Help thing has been annoying me so I’m currently working on that.

Updates will be included in DVD (when that’s finally released – modem still ain’t here) and links will soon be provided for the CD version

When this eventually becomes a RC then I may name this version Pepe (remember the Pepe le Pew cartoon?)

Cheers

Martin

 
 

Update

G’day,

Have notice that JACK refuses to work – not surprising as JACK is very sensitive to any dependency changes.  Also, hp-toolbox does not work – something didn’t copy across properly in the CD version.

Also, qtractor is a very cool Audio/Midi Sequencer – it has now been added to PUE.  Here’s the updates….

For hp-toolbox – http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?y5m4rzvnyg5cvgl
For JACK – http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?7xxfd7z497w5mbd
For qTractor – http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?qp2ppgo9pd9rczb

The file qt hasn’t been tested but there’s no reason why it should fail ….. i’ll be eating those words methinks

Cheers

Martin

 
 

Audiology

G’day,

Keen to see if qTractor can work in Puppy Ultimate – would be a fine addition – dunno about the latest version but may find that older versions should work (hopefully)!

Yes, I need to completely redo the Help section for Bristol – it’s just a rehash of another Help (’twas a big oops there)

Hesitant to update Java and Flash to latest – knowing my luck they either won’t work or they’ll  cause some nuclear meltdown!  But I know the older versions have security issues (especially Java).

Cheers

Martin

 

 
 

A few additives

G’day,

Updated to Firefox 14 + Thunderbird 14.  Missing Pidgin so I’m trying to get version 2.5.2 working – grabbing all the necessary gumph from Ubuntu 8.04

I must have made a mistake – am currently using OxygenOffice for a presentation and it’s only using 23mbs – maybe i need to fiddle with it more to make it sluggish and a resource hog…

Cheers

Martin

 
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