Drake Puppy 0.3

I am boldly announcing this as the first beta release of Drake Puppy.

Version 0.1, that I announced as an alpha, was released on July 3:

Version 0.1 has a kernel, 0.3 has a kernel. The latter is also PAE-enabled.

This pup also has SeaMonkey 2.2.

Get it from here:

The ISO has a XZ-compressed SFS inside it, whereas the 'devz' SFS is only gzip-compressed, hence the larger size of the devx file.

Mandrake lovers, try this pup!

Note, this is not yet a "public release". Probably still has lots of bugs. It seems to be working ok though, I'm using it now.

Known issues:

1. Xorg Wizard needs work.
2. ?

Note 2: I'm not sure about the future of Drake Puppy. I mean, as far as myself managing it's development. I'm spreading myself too thin. Will post more about this soon.

Posted on 28 Jul 2011, 16:35


Posted on 28 Jul 2011, 17:11 by Sage
"I'm not sure about the future of Drake Puppy."
"I'm spreading myself too thin."
Mandrake(new release today) and Mageia have uncertain futures and are now off the beaten track of mainstream development. Ipso facto, Wary being the really solid project, well-repsected & well-received, etc. probably would benefit most from your efforts?

Posted on 28 Jul 2011, 18:06 by BarryK
Drake 0.3 forum feedback
The Drake Puppy forum thread. Version 0.3 discussion starts on page 4:


Posted on 28 Jul 2011, 23:03 by makdy
Thanks Barry.
Res 2560x1440 works OK on DELL 2711.
But 96 dpi for letters and larger icons (1.2 times) will be better for big monitor.

Posted on 30 Jul 2011, 3:05 by GCMartin
1st Look at Drake
Just Live media Drake 003.

This is SO very important because all of my PC are getting memory bumps (I have a specific need).

Barry you just purchased a new PC yourself. So I think you understand. Look at thse numbers
# hardinfo

Processor : 2x AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+
Memory : 4149MB (81MB used)

# free
total used free shared buffers
Mem: 4149488 345800 3803688 0 41180
Swap: 4235672 0 4235672
Total: 8385160 345800 8039360
Hope this helps