Puppy Linux development

Recently I announced in my old blog that I have placed Puppy Linux development into "maintenance mode", and I am retiring from the central role.

I am pleased that there have been some steps by Puppy developers to move on, see a recent comment at my old blog:

Puppy Forum member mavrothal has created a fork of Woof, the Puppy-builder system, at github, and named it woof-CE:

Forum member 01micko is the coordinator of Slacko Puppy, and a very keen developer.

01micko has started a mailing list for woof-CE:

If you want to find out how to build a Puppy using woof-CE, look at these links! And join the mail-list.


Excellent   Posted on 28 Nov 2013, 9:11 by Deacon
While I was sad to see Barry retire, I had a feeling that Puppy had the developers to keep it going. I'm glad he's still around to encourage and guide as the Puppy starts to grow to a full fledged dog (not a fat dog, well, unless you like FatDog).

I still just test stuff but with the knowledge Puppy lives I can dig deeper with it and hopefully add some useful contribution.

iso quirky   Posted on 24 Nov 2013, 20:51 by adi
I tried all your distros including beta and first quirky. The last quirky changed format and I don't know how to install in please make one for usb install or classic cd distro. Waiting for your new puppy too. Welcome back. Hope to enjoy the new distros!!!

Quirky   Posted on 23 Nov 2013, 18:14 by BarryK
I did think that I would bring out Precise 5.7.2. I guess that should be done with the old Woof, as it would be a minor version increment.

Or, perhaps I should give that a miss. Things are really moving with the new woof-CE, and I should not do anything that takes attention away from that.

Regarding Quirky, that is really a separate distro, and I might keep that alive, even if just barely. I still have a few ideas that I would like to experiment with.

test   Posted on 23 Nov 2013, 16:58 by adi

of times a   Posted on 23 Nov 2013, 15:57 by Sage
'year' , even.
An edit function would be welcome.

Puppy development   Posted on 23 Nov 2013, 15:54 by Sage
Whilst respecting your desires for retirement, diversification and expansion of horizons, the fact is, BK, that you have created not just a cult but a world leading distro. There it sits around No.10 in the 6mnth, ~12 in 7dy dubious league of Ladislav. It's following must be indisputable. As a gesture, might I suggest you revisit Precise, Wary and/or Racy a couple of times a to gee them up with accumulated Forum wisdom, blog comments and anything else worthy that crosses you insight? Ensure your legacy is enduring!

Pic - woof-CE   Posted on 23 Nov 2013, 11:40 by 01micko

woof-CE Forum thread   Posted on 23 Nov 2013, 10:20 by BarryK
There is also a thread for woof-CE in the Puppy Forum:


Internationalization   Posted on 23 Nov 2013, 1:50 by vicmz
I hope they keep woof-CE internationalized. After all the efforts to make Puppy speak other languages, it'd be sad to go back to English-only.

Nice new blog