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This is an old revision of Puppy52 made by CrustyLobster on 2010-12-08 04:06:55.


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5.2 is now in feature lock-down
release expected aprox. 20 Dec 2010


About Puppy Lucid 5.2
Puppy 5.2 uses unique Puppy scripts. Puppy loads and runs fast, entirely from Ram. Puppy has optimised programs and wizards.
Puppy 5.2 uses Puppy 'Woof' creation technology. Puppy Woof allows Puppy to be partially built from Debian and Ubuntu compiled programs and libraries. Puppy 5.2 retains the name 'Puppy Lucid' but uses 10.10 binaries from Maverick Meerkat.
Using Woof, Puppy can be built with packages from almost any distro.
All the underlying infrastructure and boot scripts; basically everything that makes Puppy unique, is in Woof. Above Woof, there is a layer of specialised system-level PETs that we have created ourselves. The scripts vary in different Puppy builds. Lucid Puppy has special system-level PETs, which contribute to making Lucid different from other Puppys built from Woof.
A Puppy can be built with packages of any other distro, as well as our own native PET application packages. Lucid Puppy 5.2 is built with Ubuntu packages, about 60% Ubuntu, 40% our PETs. Applications go on top of Woof and the system-level PET's.
Puppy can be built from almost any other distro's packages, including Debian, Slackware and Arch.
Internal development used the name 'Luci'. So for example a download is called luci-242.

* Extensive Woof base improvements by Barry eg puppy package management, devx, sound, modem support
* Copies to ram on machines with 256MB ram
* More Puppy optimised programs in Puppy Package Manager (from ttuuxxx and others)
* Deb compatibility enhanced
* Zip enhancements unrar & p7zipxz - (coolpup & ttuuxxx) giving us 7z, xz, and rar
* 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
* Dillo 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
* e2fsprogs 1.12 (recommended by coolpup)
* partview 2.1 (01micko)

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