PPM: Application icons

I discussed the possibility recently of displaying an icon alongside every package entry in the Puppy Package Manager, and zigbert advised how that can be done with gtkdialog.

So, I have implemented it, for both the Classic and Ziggy user interfaces in PPM. It is optional, set by a checkbox in the Configure panel.

There is a rather heavy price to pay for this bit of extra glamour in the PPM. I created a PET with a large collection of 16x16 xpm application icons. Actually, there are "only" 532 icons, but 3788 symlinks. The PET is 211KB.

It does need some work though, as some of the symlinks are ridiculous. I used a script to create them. It now needs a lot of manual tweaking. Maybe even a 24x24 set would be nice?

PET (211KB):

Woof commits:

I will put this into the next release of Precise Puppy.

Posted on 30 May 2012, 8:12


Posted on 30 May 2012, 12:40 by bigpup
There has been a discussion on how to use Pudd.
The talk has been when is something required to be mounted or unmounted.
B. K. Johnson made a chart to describe requirements.
This would be a very useful thing to add to Pudd help.

Posted on 30 May 2012, 16:17 by smokey01
Barry can we have a screeny of the PPM


Posted on 30 May 2012, 17:33 by BarryK
PPM screenshot
See here for screenshot:


Posted on 30 May 2012, 17:35 by BarryK
PPM project proposal
Oh yes, that link has a proposal for a graphics artist/collector/dabbler:


Posted on 31 May 2012, 6:14 by Smokey01

Posted on 2 Jun 2012, 8:23 by technosaurus
xpm patch for mtpaint
Xpm specific patch for mtpaint - allows saving with 92 characters vs 64... May help to reduce the size of some images or allow higher quality without a doubling of size.