Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 04:01 AM
Finally I have access to high-speed Internet connection and can upload OneBone version 2.01. The live-CD iso file is puppy-onebone-2.01-elinks.iso and the size is 28.0M.
For release notes, please see the release notes for OneBone v2.00r1 at http://www.puppyos.com/news2006a.htm
(June 9).(see below)
To download OneBone: ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/
Please do note that OneBone is very specialised, as does not have X graphics, commandline only. The major apps included are Elinks web browser and Midnight Commander file manager, but note that I have not extensively tested them, beyond confirming that they startup okay.
If you are interested in OneBone, keenerd has collected a large number of CLI (Command Line Interface) applications:
Another project that is very interesting and for which testing can be done is a CLI PupGet
package manager, developed by Nathan:
I have provided OneBone as-is, and please see those guys about developing it further and getting out the bugs. OneBone can probably develop into its own Community-supported branch of Puppy.
The live-CD iso file is puppy-onebone-2.00r1.iso and is 26.4M. This is a play-thing, requested by a few people on the forum, and definitely not for the average user. In other words, Linux commandline nerds only! Download from ibiblio.org.
OneBone does not have any X GUI applications. It does have Elinks web browser, Ytree file manager and MP text editor. The Lucent and SmartLink
modem drivers are included (though there is an issue with the latter, see forum). The full list of packages is to be found in /root/.packages/packages.txt.
OneBone is a one-off from me, but it would be an interesting ongoing project for someone so inclined. There are lots of text-mode applications out there and a very interesting flavour of Puppy could be created, based on this starting point. Note that currently Puppy does not have mouse support in text-mode, but I found Elinks quite usable with the keyboard -- there is no text-mode Network Wizard, but I just ran "dhcpcd eth0" and I was connected to the Internet. For dialup, there are the text-mode wvdial and eznet.
Note also that the version of OneBone is 2.00 revision 1, as it includes the bugfixes since the release of v2.00.
*slightly edited from Barry's News Site