SeaMonkey 2.48 final

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Quirky 8.3 has SeaMonkey 2.48-beta1.

Now, the final has been released. I have compiled it in Easy (Ubuntu 16.04.2 Xenial Xerus compatible).

PET (45.9M):
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/amd64/packages/pet_packages-xerus/seamonkey-2.48-xerus64.pet

I was astounded how fast SM compiled. I am running Easy on the "innostor" 16GB USB3 Flash drive that I bought recently for AU$7. It is plugged into a USB2 socket, but that doesn't slow it down. Plus, 'q.sfs' is in RAM. 'devx' sfs is mounted in the aufs layer and that is mounted from the flash stick. In all, very fast.


HelpSurfer 0.2

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HelpSurfer is at version 0.2.

Forum member SFR posted a patch for Surfer, see my blog post yesterday:
http://barryk.org/news/?viewDetailed=00632

Hey, it is like I am a little kid again, on Christmas morning!
I put in another request, for a "Quit" icon in Surfer, and SFR posted another patch:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=962839#962839

Here is the latest source, with both patches applied:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/sources/alphabetical/h/helpsurfer-0.2.tar.gz

And a 64-bit PET, compiled in Easy (built with Ubuntu 16.04.2 Xenial Xerus DEBs):
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/amd64/packages/pet_packages-xerus/helpsurfer-0.2-xerus64.pet

Yes, Easy, I am excited like a little kid about that too, 'coz it is coming along very well. For those who don't know, Easy is the "next generation" after Quirky Linux.


Mele PCG35 Apo mini-PC

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If I was on the lookout to buy a mini-PC right now, this one would rate near the top of the list:
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Fanless-Windows-10-Mini-PC-Desktop-MeLE-PCG35-Apo-4GB-32GB-Intel-Apollo-Lake-Celeron-J3455/715968_32822268228.html



The Aussie Dollar is riding high right now, one Dollar buys 80 US cents. Let's see, US$179 is AU$225.

The chap at cnx-software has looked at it:
http://www.cnx-software.com/2017/07/18/mele-pcg35-apo-mini-pc-is-powered-by-intel-celeron-j3455-desktop-processor-supports-2-5-sata-drives/

Apparently there is an "Ubuntu edition" in the works.


Puppy Linux Newsletter August 2017

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The August edition of the Puppy Linux Newsletter is now out. Read online or download:
http://smokey01.com/newsletters/

If you would like to participate, this is the forum thread:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=109754


Improving Surfer tiny web browser

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Surfer is a web browser, see project home:
>https://github.com/DeforaOS

The chap who created Surfer, many years ago created version 0.0.7 which worked with libgtkhtml, forming a very tiny HTML viewer.

This tiny version has been in many pups (Puppy Linux and derivatives) as the internal HTML documentation viewer.

Tiny, which is great, very useful just to look at local HTML files, but there is one major problem -- libgtkhtml supports HTML4 and some CSS, there is no support for javascript.
Consequently, web pages on the Internet cannot be reliably displayed, and in many cases will crash Surfer.

What is needed is for Surfer to treat Internet links in local web pages as a special case, and launch "defaultbrowser" (which is the main browser, ex SeaMonkey).

I looked at the source code, and it wasn't obvious how to do that, so I posted the question to the Puppy Forum:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=111186

Fantastic, forum member SFR has created a patch!


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