Woof uploaded, July 20, 2010

This is the version of Woof used to build my unreleased Slackpup 0.4.2.

For introduction and instructions to download Woof, go here:

So, if you have previously downloaded Woof, all you have to do this time is run this in the Woof project directory to update to the latest Woof files:

# bones download

It is recommended that you follow instructions in the above link to download Woof with full history, however if all you want is the latest tarball, here it is:

Posted on 20 Jul 2010, 11:58


Posted on 20 Jul 2010, 15:29 by disciple
Off-topic, but everyone who cares about decent font rendering will be pleased to see that bci hinting is now enabled by default in the latest version of freetype:
Yay! The patent nonsense is expired.

Posted on 21 Jul 2010, 8:12 by 01micko
Hi Barry

Don't know if you'd be interested in this or not, but I made a simple pet that runs the DEFAULTBROWSER as user spot, nothing new, I think it's been done many a time. However it may be something to consider for woof. It has a menu entry or can be invoked on the command line, and it's tiny, only a few lines, (as you'd expect).

It's just for those users that are a little security conscious.


Posted on 21 Jul 2010, 12:31 by Iguleder
Already tried that
01micko, I already tried that, but it brings 2 major issues:
1) /root/spot, people might get confused. Firefox and most other browser will create /root/spot/Downloads and that's confusing.
2) .gtkrc-2.0 needs to be copied to /spot and when you change the GTK theme, your browser will keep the old one, so we need some gtk-chtheme wrapper that runs it and copies gtkrc to /root/spot.

Posted on 21 Jul 2010, 13:02 by 01micko
re:Already tried that

I'll start a forum topic, this is not the place to discuss.


Posted on 22 Jul 2010, 10:41 by 01micko
icewm menu template in woof
Hi Barry

The menu template in /etc/xdg/templates/ for Icewm in woof are a bit old and don't work with the menu icons. We are using Icewm and Jwm now in Lupu (yes back to Lupu, release is imminent ). I have fixed the template so it's a bit more up to date. It's in pet form so the testers can use it.. it is generic in that it can be used with any icewm package in any puppy. I fixed it ages ago when gposil was running dpup, but the buglet didn't come out until playdayz woofed up lupu-503, the latest in testing and included Icewm.

Refer to this thread http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=436174#436174


Posted on 22 Jul 2010, 15:53 by Iguleder
I think I found some bug

For some reason the SFS thing shows the main SFS as an available extra SFS ... I haven't verified this but I think you should check it out.

Posted on 23 Jul 2010, 8:12 by 01micko
bug in BootManager -Lupu latest woof

I have been going through the boot manager code and think I have found the offender for the ${DISTRO_FILE_PREFIX}-${DISTRO_VERSION}.sfs (aka in lupu's case lupu-503.sfs) showing up in the BootManager: SFS files left pane. It appears the the [rz] command at line 127 isn't working. I replaced it with
NOTE: I did not use regex as it didn't work for me.

So the line now looks like this:
 ALLSFSLIST="`ls -1 $EXTRASFSMNTPT/*.sfs $xEXTRASFSMNTPTx | grep -v '^z' | grep -v "^pup_" | grep -v "^${DISTRO_FILE_PREFIX}\-[0-9][0-9][0-9]\.sfs$" | grep -vw "${DISTRO_FILE_PREFIX}-${DISTRO_VERSION}.sfs" | grep '\.sfs$' | tr "\n" " "`"

Hope this helps.. and since playdayz is very close to release he has a feature freeze, including last woof build. I dare say this code will be going in the final release unless there is good reason to do otherwise.



Posted on 29 Jul 2010, 2:35 by gcmartin
bug in BootManager -Lupu latest woof
@01micko Posted here on 23 Jul 2010, 8:12

Thanks for this note.
Could this be the problem that some of us are having when trying to get SFSs to be included when booting from LiveDVD/CD?

There are several post from some of us on problems with SFS processing in LiveCD and Frugal modes.

Things don't seem to be totally consistent with the documentation.

I am testing using LiveDVD in an effort to build, exercise, test, and confirm use of some SFSs with Puppy base using instructions found in Puppy land (mostly frugal instructions which "should" work for LiveDVD as well). But I cannot boot whenenever instructions are followed: Kernel panics ???

Posted on 29 Jul 2010, 18:14 by ttuuxxx
image viewer
Hi barry I was looking for a comic reader and came across a real tiny image viewer, its still in its early stages but the pet is 16kb and it has rotate, slideshow, fullscreen. It has zoom in the menu but hasn't been added yet, should probably be removed.
The 2.14X package is located at http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=437865#437865 I reduced and compressed the menu icon saving almost 20kb.

the sources/home is located at http://code.google.com/p/ghunter/

I tried jpg.gif,png,xpm,SVG all worked fine hmmm its supose to open comics also, I don't have any to test.