I am experimenting with my 'zzz' simplified boot and module loading.

The current project is to extend it to support the 3G dual-mode modems.

It is very complicated, and to help with understanding, I decided to install a pristine usb-modeswitch package, without all of the customisation that is in Puppy.

The usb-modeswitch package has one Tcl script, so I installed Jim, which is a tiny Tcl interpreter -- the stripped binary is just 179KB and has everything needed to run the script.

Jim pages:

...I installed version 0.63.

Note, regarding the future of this 'zzz' package, I might use it for the next release of Quirky, as that is the appropriate venue for experiments.

Posted on 24 Nov 2010, 15:26


Posted on 7 Dec 2010, 8:31 by mugggins
jimtcl fork
Barry, are you aware of the jimtcl fork here:


Posted on 7 Dec 2010, 9:12 by technosaurus
jim changes already merged
According to the link you provided:
"These changes and more are now merged into the mainline Jim Tcl repository."

Posted on 7 Dec 2010, 10:01 by mugggins
yes, i saw that...just after I posted to barry's blog!