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About Puppy Lucid 5.2

Over 3 Months in Development
Over 230 pages in the forum
Over 50 contributors
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 'Lucid Puppy' but uses added 10.10 binaries from Maverick Meerkat.
Using Woof, Puppy can be built with packages from almost any distro.
All the unique underlying infrastructure and boot scripts and methodology, is in Woof. Above Woof, there is a layer of specialised system-level PETs, software packages created by Puppy users. The scripts vary in different Puppy builds. Lucid Puppy has special system-level PETs, making Lucid different from other Puppys built from Woof.
A Puppy can be built with packages of any other distro, as well as 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 major distro's packages, including Debian, Slackware and Arch.
Internal Lucid development used the name 'Luci' and Lupu. So for example a download is called lupu-520.
With Lucid 5.2 we have upgraded, updated and improved all of the main programs. Other enhanced programs in the menu: quickpet, gnome-mplayer, mplayer, sylpheed, mtpaint, gnumeric, abiword, geany and system programs such as e2fsprogs. Numerous improvements come from the latest version of Woof. Sfs programs are now installable with a single click. We have added a very tidy, stable and effective firstrun wizard. We are still filling the Puppy Package Manager (PPM) with great programs tested and configured for Lucid 5.2. PPM includes quite a few language packs. We are DORG. Resistance is fertile.

* Quickset change video resolution, timezone, language/locale and keyboard (from shinobar)
* Browser Installation simplified
* 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)
* 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 Switcher - 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
* 2fsprogs 1.12 (recommended by coolpup)
* Partview 2.1 (01micko)
* Improved graphic card driver test and support in Quickpet
* Enhanced Lucid news
* Abiword, Homebank, Gnumeric, Mtpaint, Sylpheed and Geany Help docs added

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