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This is an old revision of Puppy52 made by CrustyLobster on 2010-12-12 18:59:18.


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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.
So what have we done with Lucid 5.2? We have upgraded, updated, and/or improved all of the main programs as well as many of the other programs in the menu: quickpet, gnome-mplayer, mplayer, sylpheed, mtpaint, gnumeric, abiword, geany, as well as system programs such as e2fsprogs. We have incorporated numerous improvements from the latest version of Woof. We have made sfs programs installable with a single click. We have added a very tidy firstrun wizard screen, also very stable and effective. We are still filling the PPM with great programs tested and configured for Lucid 5.2 including quite a few language packs. We have refined operation throughout.

* Built from latest Woof with some Meerkat binaries
* Extensive Woof base improvements by Barry e.g. puppy package management, devx, sound, modem support
* Copies to ram on machines with 256MB ram
* Swap drive on hard drive enables 128 ram usage
* 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) and works for quad core (Iguleder)
* First-run Configuration Dialog (from shinobar)
* Improved regional support (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)
* Latest Quickpet with SFS-getter from Mick
* Window Manager choice, Openbox and fbpanel window manager with JWM alternative
* Fluxbox, Xfce and Icewm for download, configured in window manager switcher
* Dillo Browser built in
* PupClockset time display configuration
* Network_tray icon/Blinky themes
* Cup and Help improvements
* e2fsprogs 1.12 (recommended by coolpup)
* partview 2.1 (01micko)

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