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This is an old revision of Puppy52 made by CrustyLobster on 2010-12-02 22:58:00.


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5.2 is being tested, feature lock-down soon and release expected
aprox 14 Dec 2010

About Puppy Lucid 5.2
Puppy 5.2 uses unique Puppy scripts. Puppy loads and runs entirely from Ram, for speed. Puppy has optimised programs and wizards.
Puppy 5.2 is a woof build (Puppy creation technology, allowing Puppy to be partially built from Debian and Ubuntu compiled programs and libraries). Puppy 5.2 uses Ubuntu 10.10 binaries from Maverick Meerkat, offering further compatibility.
Puppy 5.2 retains the name 'Puppy Lucid' but also uses 10.10 or Maverick Meerkat Ubuntu files. Internal development used the name 'Luci'. So for example a download is called luci-241

Lucid 5.2 on Puppy forum
Video promo
Web page promo
Lucid Tips
pets to custom sfs


* Copies to ram on machines with 256MB ram
* More Quickpet Puppy optimised programs
* More Puppy optimised programs in Puppy Package Manager (from ttuxxx and others)
* Deb compatibility enhanced
* Cpu Frequency Scaling is now manual (tazoc)
* Built from latest Woof with some Meerkat binaries
* First-run configuration Dialog (from shinobar)
* Firewallstate is in the tray (from tasmod)
* New backgrounds from Warren, extras for Icewm for download
* Gtk themes: clearlooks, crux, taqua, and xfce-dawn added (Warren)
* Pidgin replaces Ayttm instant messaging client (dejan555‘s and Coolpup)
* Latest Quickpet with SFS-getter (soon available for all Puppys) from Mick
* Window manager choice, Openbox and fbpanel window manager with JWM alternative
* KDE, Fluxbox, Xfce and Icewm for download, configured in window manager switcher
* Cpu_frequency_scaling (by iguleder) - works for quad core
* Midori Browser built in
* Extended Puppy News in Quickpet
* Compiz as an option (coming soon from smil99 with help from 01micko)
* Boot up menu, with extended options (awaiting implementation)
* Network_tray icon/Blinky themes
* Cup and Help improvements

Gnome-mplayer defaults now to X11 video for compatibility with all video drivers (specifically the nv driver). For higher quality, please change to the ‘xv’ driver in Edit -> Preferences. Of course, it might be good also to update to the higher performance driver in Quickpet -> Drivers.
Thumbnails are turned off by default. To turn them on, Right-Click on an icon and choose Rox-Riler -> Options.

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