Desktop icons new layout

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After an eternity, I am building a pup-derivative with a new layout of icons on the screen.

The partition icons are still there, above the tray.

The others are now just one line across the top of the screen, and those less-required are removed.

As SFS files are important in Easy, this is a new icon, labeled "sfsget". This is alongside what was named "install" but is now going to be either "pkgset" or "petget".

The renaming of "install" will remove confusion, due to the different meanings of that word.

I will also have radky's PupControl, which will launch via the "setup" icon. radky has just released a new version, that is Easy-compatible.


SFSget rewritten

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I have rewritten /usr/sbin/sfsget, the SFS downloader app.

This was not in Quirky, as Quirky is for full installations, though that changed somewhat later on.

Easy OS, however, is exclusively based on a layered filesystem, using aufs or overlay, and SFS files are making a big comeback.

Easy though, is very different from Puppy, and I had to rewrite SFSget from scratch.

Done, and it works real nice.


Not yet archived

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I decided to keep this blog going for awhile longer, as still testing various alternatives.

THIS BLOG STILL RUNNING!





This blog now archived

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Yes, this blog has reached EOL (End Of Life).

This is the final post!



I have moved to a new hosting provider, and taking the opportunity for a clean sweep of just about everything.

This blog script is unmaintained and a security risk. About a year ago, or more, I was forced to disable comments.

The domain name bkhome.org is now pointing to the new site, and I have installed HTMLy, a lovely flat-file blog written in PHP. The new blog is here:

http://bkhome.org/news/


Old blogs archived

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I had two old blogs, set to read-only, at barryk.org/blog and barryk.org/blog2, however, had to remove them as my host hostgator.com complained of too much traffic.

I was meaning to convert them to static HTML pages, and finally have done it. Found a great tool for the job, Httrack. It has a browser interface, by running "webhttrack".

I re-enabled the online blogs and used webhttrack to download one of them. Oh, it downloaded heaps of files from other sites, mostly linked images.
After some online searching, found the trick to restrain download to only inside the blog.

There are "Scan Rules". Delete them, replace with:
-* +*arryk.org/blog/* -*/?delete=*

The "-*" removes everything, then "+*arryk.org/blog/*" will restrain downloads to have that text in the URL.

Httrack follows every link that it can find on the blog, which takes a very long time. I did not see the point of it following the Delete button, so added that fine filter item.

The old blogs are now here:
http://bkhome.org/archive/

This blog, barryk.org/news, is also there, converted to static pages, as I am planning to move to a new blog script (and website) in the next day or two.

Another item of news: bkhome.org is now on a new host, omnis.com



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