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Puppy + Debian = SAP


When is it available?
First True Puppi SAP is now available for debugging
29 june 2012 Alpha 1 Puppi SAP with Chromium Browser
This pup is codenamed "sap", meaning Squeezed Arm Puppy and is built specifically to run on the Raspberry Pi. BarryK
Youtube video of Sap6 pre-alpha

What is unxz or the .xz extension used by Barry K?
.xz is the latest compression type, much smaller than .gz or .bz2 or zip. The 'unxz' utility decompresses it, and it is then piped to 'dd' -- the "|" is the pipe operator, which means that the output of the unxz operation becomes the input to dd.
If downloading via a Windows PC you will need an extractor that supports the "'.xz" file extension for compressed files. Winrar didn't support it. Download another 'universal extractor' in order to then install via the Win32diskimager program.

How was sap6 created?
What needs fixing?
full list
Please send bug fixes to Barry K blog comments
and feedback

What works?
How do I change the Appearance of Puppi Sap
How do I compile programs in Puppi Sap?
You need the devx
Puppy can be transformed into a complete compile environment by the installation of just one file, that we refer to by the generic name of "devx". In this case it is 'devx_sap6_5.91.sfs'. Normally, the Bootmanager can be used to install and uninstall SFS files, however due to the manner in which Puppy is installed on the SD card, it is necessary to click on the devx file to open it, then copy all the files into "/" -- see instructions at I have not tested the devx. If anything is missing out of it, fixes welcome. Note that as well as C/C++ support, the devx has Vala, Genie and BaCon compilers, see and -- BaCon is enhanced BASIC and is our recommended language for all newbies who want to be able to create fast and small compiled apps. Note, there is also an IDE for BaCon, and a GUI RAD, but not yet included in the devx.
Lobster note: I am going to test devx now

Where do I share info?
Any tips?
1. Reboot Puppy befor using dd in Puppy (to write SD image)
2. Make use of Puppy resources
We have a great kennel of resources
The forum, Puppy chat etc
3. Turn on the Firewall
4. You can create programs in bashscript without the devx
5. Please don't put your Raspberry Pi on the floor. Was one lowered heel away from destruction yesterday - must build case

previous pre-alpha (build your own from Lobster)

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