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4.4 Alpha now available


http://code.google.com/p/puppy-development/downloads/detail?name=pup44-a1.iso
or direct download:
http://puppy-development.googlecode.com/files/pup44-a1.iso

Prior downloads and some software is available here:
http://code.google.com/p/puppy-development/downloads/list

The bug tracker is here:
http://code.google.com/p/puppy-development/issues/list

Known issues
MIME Types want to be symlinks now?
Homebank is much larger due to compiling with extra support needed for many banks (required extra libs)
Mhwaveedit was recompiled against a cutdown libsamplerate to save over 1mb (the highest sample rate is not supported)
Conky was unnecessarily compiled against libxcb (needs recompiled without the advanced xorg pet installed)\
Many programs in the 500kb+ range were upx' to save space.
Abiword and Gnumeric have released bugfixed versions and need to be recompiled.
Seamonkey is still at version 1.1.18. Need to compile 1.1.19 for the final release (probably the last Puppy with this series)
Returned to gtk+-2.14 until the bugfixed version of Rox is compiled from CVS (Rox would not unselect files).
This version is missing some of the modem drivers (and some others), but there is a separate zdrv file that has them.
(If there is a working driver available that is not included on the full zdrv let me know & I'll add it)
FYI ... Do not try to build a woof based system on an ntfs partition.
Others that could use an upgrade: flash plugin,...
Maybe add: xvkbd (95kb on screen keyboard)
Possible replacements: ffconvert instead of woo-ff,

This is the first release in a while that has contained all of the drivers on the zdrv,
so although I have created a utility called zdrv cutter to cut its installed size down from 25MB to ~3MB,
I am not including it by default in this release because I don't want it to mask issues with the zdrv itself
(look for it in cutting edge or wait for the first beta)

New Drivers
+ ATI graphic drivers
+ Broadcom wifi drivers
+ splix - Samsung, Xerox, Dell printer drivers

New Programs
+ acpid
+ default-wizard
+ fileedit (set to defaulttextviewer)
+ floppy-formater (- floppy-format.sh)
+ Galculator (- all other calculators)
+ lameNFSxplorer
+ lameSMBxplorer (- pnethood)
+ Pmusic (- aqualung)
+ printoxx
+ Pupradio (- pstreamvid)
+ Pscreenshot
+ pstartupsound
+ Pwireless2 (- Pwireless)
+ RetroVol (- absvol and - zmixer)
+ seahaven card game
+ Stardust desktop environment - including pcc (Puppy control center), desktop configuration tools and Pwidgets
+ startmount
+ woo-ff
+ xgamma

Goals
4.4 "Woofy" will use a modular approach, rather like the ChoicePup puplet. Woofy will be based on 4.3.2 and will aim for ~105MB size on its first release
Applications will be easily available as .sfs add-ons (with choices)

 

Woof graphic

Bug Reporting
Detailed Objectives
Puppy 4.4 Team add yourself; Technosaurus project leader.


Releases
4.4 Official release is the umbrella name for development versions 4.3.3 - 4.3.9. Once development is completed, the final product will be 4.4 Official Release


Links
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=46890 (announcement)
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=46497 (development thread)
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=46941 (pet tests thread)
Status – Under development, but is dependent on completion of 4.3.2


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