Minimum System Requirements;
* 500Mhz CPU (Processor)
* 192Mb RAM
* 20x CD-ROM Drive that can be booted from
* 192Mb RAM
* 20x CD-ROM Drive that can be booted from
Here is the 070227 version, based on Puppy Linux 2.14. Download
[md5 57b570d455e7c7e1ef38811a1fdd809a ]
I am an untidy guy, and I'm absolutely uncapable of keeping a log of my work, so you better discover the changes by yourself :-)
Some major points:
1) The xdg menu system has been embedded into the previous menu tree, which I preferred, as "Add-ons". After you install a dotpet (and run fixmenus if needed) you should find your newly installed program there. Then, if you want, you can edit the jwm or icewm menu templates (control panel /menu configurations) to include your new program right in the place you prefer.
2) Both jwm and icewm are included. Start the one you like by exiting to command line and issuing "xwin jwm" or "xwin starticewm".
3) There is also firefox 220.127.116.11 plus flash 9 which seems to work (or, maybe, seems not to crash too often).
4) This is the "Merci Fabrice" edition! Merci to Fabrice because he personally allowed me to include kqemu, just a few days before licensing it with a GPL. So, we have now qemu, kqemu and jqemu (a java gui frontend to qemu). Enjoy them...
5) I throwed basic kde by mu and used an even leaner kde environment by Billcnz , to include k3b and k9copy. Now no kicker runs in the background, and the whole thing is less kludgy.
6) there are some additional fine packages by our developers, including 3dcc, xaos, acrobat 5 (small and quick), frostwire instead of limewire (because it's free), additional wifi firmware drivers, new audio controls and battery monitor on jwm tray.
Comments are welcome :-)
On my 1 gig ram plus 1 gig swap, it flies, though, and seems quite usable as the previous versions.
All this stuff is there only to get K3B, which is widely recognized as more user-friendly and versatile than the usual puppy alternatives (gcombust and the so); Konqueror is nice but jwm + rox are enough, and much lighter, too.
So, the inclusion of these portions of KDE is experimental, and could be out of next version if eventually I find a cd/dvd burner nice enough to rival with K3B.
There are also some minor refinements, like the option to reset the pinboard to a icon-rich layout (puppy linux standard) or to a minimalistic clean desktop - by now it needs also a restart of X, but I guess there are less destructive ways of restarting the pinboard, and advices on this issue are welcome!
Ah... (edit) I forgot to say there's also sane plus xsane, even if I haven't found the way, yet, to start xsane as a plugin of gimp.
Some new photos from the places where I live, work or go for holidays are included as desktop backgrounds, hoping you'll like them.
I have had few chances and time to troubleshoot this puplet - by now I'm out for a trip, and I'll start using it for my work next week - so if you try it please kindly let me know if there is something broken or that could be enhanced.
Rudypuppy 061127 revision 1
This fixes some bugs, like the absence of giftui in the jwm menu - adds xfe file manager, freemind "mind mapping" software, latest sun java (blackdown version was dropped), cdw compact disc burner, inadyn dynamic ip tool for dyndns, iptstate for monitoring firewall connections, savepuppy for usb saving on demand, plus an experimental suspend script for laptops (I am not sure it will work on *your* machine).
Please contact me on the forums for bugs, problems and other issues that should be fixed, as well as for suggestions and the so.
It's now at the 061127 edition, built upon Puppy Linux 2.12. For me, it's the "Skies edition" for the several skies photos I have been shooting recently, and included here as background images. The default background is a clear and sunny sky and sea view I took from near my workplace, at the addiction medicine service of Augusta (Italy). Some other skies come from Catania and some other are borrowed by a set of Croatian photos from my brother-in-law.
But now, done with backgrounds, and let's try to see what's there in those almost 500 megabytes, other than the best OS at all, that is the plain 2.12 Puppy, of course!
The default parameters for boot are acpi=strict acpi=noirq pci=biosirq pci=nosort irqpoll routeirq. These are known to help acpi function on buggy machines like my hp pavilion notebook, but should not harm for general use. The symptoms of need for this cure are plain crashes or, more subtly, in my hands, unexpected stalls of wi-fi connectivity, at least with every kernel I happened to try, both in Puppy and Ubuntu.
After choosing keyboard layout, if you go for xvesa, you will be in 640x480 plain vga without autostarting the xvesa wizard. This is due to some problems that showed after my elaboration of 2.12: while the plain 2.12 correctly opens xvesa wizard, after all my fiddling this was not the case any more and the wizard stalled in console mode, needing to stop and run manually xwin. Since I didn't feel like finding the culprit, I hardcoded /etc/videomode in my iso and the console bug disappeared, at the price of not autostarting the xvesa wizard (but you can always call it from the menu).
In addition to stuff that was already there in previous versions, you have now a "Science" menu, which at present includes:
- the statistical interpreted language "R" at the last version (2.4.0 - 2006/10/3) and its full docs in pdf, plus some other free books on R for beginners I took from its site ( http://cran.r-project.org/ );
- a simple but complete gui statistical program for windows, Stats4U, running under Wine ( http://www.statpages.org/miller/openstat/ );
- Easychem 0.6, a basic, tiny, nice molecular drawing program for X ( http://easychem.sourceforge.net/ ) - this exports EPS graphics, and in order to include them in other documents I added the eps2png utility which can be invoked from the console;
- a link to MedASq, my own text-only but feature-enriched interface to the Pubmed/Medline databases of the National Library of Medicine ( http://www.debernardis.it/medasq.php ).
- and as in the last version, Rlplot 1.2, a slick and powerful editor for scientific graphics ( http://rlplot.sourceforge.net/ ).
We still have Openoffice.org 2.04, Firefox 2.0 and a collection of rescue utilities. I have abandoned scite (geany is enough), pup_save encryption (until it gets into the official puppy, but if you need it it's here), nano (I was not doing so much editing in console), gentoo file manager (didn't like it). Instead, now there is CUPS, Gslapt in addition to Debian installer, editsfs and xgammon: all dotpups from those generous and prolific fellows hanging on Puppy's forums...
The iso contains also an "options" directory, sporting the devx_212.pup, the synaptic.pup (modified to default in tap_and_drag mode, which I prefer), and the dotpups for XFCE and Gnome I took from the forum; I think it's handy to have them available on your live cd when needed without loading at boot.
Tip: the key combinations CTRL-up/down arrows controls audio volume, CTRL-left arrow mutes the speakers.
For some obscure reasons I still have to investigate (eheheh), this last iso happens to be HUGE! Most of the space is taken by Openoffice and R. But it is still quick and slick on my 1gig ram machine... could not test on other computers, so please let me know.
Also, I'd like to get some feedback on the impressions of those who happen to test it and possibly decide to use it, and the bugs they are going to find.
Making puplets is half of the fun, but the other half of the fun is making them better :)
061020 edition, built upon Puppy Linux 2.11. Now at revision 2: download
Incorporates dotpups from many authors: Openoffice.org 2.04, Scite, XNview, PBwrapper, latest Skype, X-Lite phone, GiFTui, Scalpel, NTFSundelete, dd_rescue, ms-sys, shred, wipeswap.
Several dotpups have been repacked to allocate their files in /usr/local instead then under /root.
060924 edition, based on Puppy Linux 2.10r1. As previously, I added all sorts of things I liked, from forum and dotpups, and it was quite a fun.
- pup_save encryption by Kirk ( http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=11151 )
- puppy software installer beta 4 by Mu ( http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=10960 )
- [xfilemount] by sunburnt ( http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=10823 )
- [nano] editor (I like it)
- [gimp] 2.2.11 instead of gimpshop (gimpshop had broken jpg open plugin under puppy 2.10)
- [firefox] with lots of extensions (added download statusbar to previous editions) and a number of streaming media and online productivity tools
- did not erase seamonkey, abiword, gnumeric and games, they are still there... rudypuppy is so bloated that they don't make so a big difference
- java is now the stripped 1.4.2 blackdown dotpup, no audio, to save some megabytes;
- [gxine] codecs, big dotpup ( from http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=9000 )
- refined help for rescue apps, added script to wipe swapspace (experimental... I'm no script expert... might erase your hd ;-)
This in addition to what I added in the two previous versions.
- Several changes:
- throwed in timidity and skype
- added tiddlywiki, an amazing self-contained, one-file-does-it-all personal wiki, which does not need an http server like didiwiki, and can be used for composing nice internet sites. Tiddlywiki has been added in form of roxapp, and its roxapp menu allows to download or generate offline a new wiki, while making a backup copy of the old one.
- tweaked the wireless network wizard, to make reference to rutilt instead of WAG, and to give a hint to look online for wifi drivers working with ndiswrapper
- to facilitate detection of usb wifi cards (and usb other things), there's now lsusb (copied from my kubuntu)
- added tablauncher, for some eyecandy.
- corrected association of pdf files, downloaded by firefox, to foxit pdf reader
- more firefox extensions: in addition to gspace, scrapbook and google notebook, now we have CHM reader, email this!, search engine ordering, viamatic foxespose, and focus options. I should uninstall searchpluginhacks but I'm too lazy to do it now... Wink
Unfortunately, none of these are pupget or dotpup compliant (I haven't learned yet how to make those packages), so no easy uninstall.
This is my own puplet, designed just for my needs (and for fun, actually) :-)
This puppy is quite obese: more than 250 megs!
Started from puppy 2.03 ce by hacao;
- stripped away the seamonkey suite and added firefox with some extensions (gspace, scrapbook. google notebook and searchpluginhacks) (I don't need an email/news app because I only use gmail and google news) (plus, for some basic html editing the openoffice writer is enough!);
- stripped also some languages from the openoffice suite (leaving only English and Italian);
- stripped away all the games;
- added java;
- added gimpshop with some plugins;
- added streamtuner/streamripper;
- added wine and foxit pdf reader for windows which becomes the default pdf viewer application;
- added some security/rescue apps (foremost, fatback, fprot with gui, chkrootkit, and CmosPwd;
- added some other utilities (curl, xbindkeys, debian installer, pdf toolkit, torsmo)
- linked WAG to Rutilt so that the second is invoked;
- added my own desktop backgrounds including our beloved Rudy (who is now joyfully playing in dogs' heaven ;.)