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flagman

Joined: 27 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Sat 15 Mar 2008, 00:52    Post_subject: Let's not loose sight of Puppy's prime directive.
Sub_title: Puppy's are inherently small creatures
 

Barry,

Most all of these suggestions are good ones, but we must remain mindful of just what distinguishes Puppy from the rest of the pack. At less than 100MB, Puppy cannot offer ALL the plumbing included in your typical 680+MB distro. What it can, and in my opinion should, do is to offer the best, most efficient collection of solid and reliable applications available, in a package that's easy to use and just works.

I say, let's stay on track in helping you to fulfill Puppy's mission as the most amazing small distro on the planet. Kitchen sinks should not be thrown at Puppies. It's small yummy treats like those found on your menus that keeps Puppies and their owners healthy and happy.

Do what you're best at Barry, and let's let Puppy derivatives handle the heavy lifting.
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The Major

Joined: 10 Nov 2005
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Sat 15 Mar 2008, 03:20    Post_subject: Theme  

I vote for the Stardust theme which works well with any blue / grey background (my current favourite is the blue raindrops on). Also very pleased that Barry is thinking about HotPup as this makes Puppy even easier to use.

Ian
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JustGreg

Joined: 24 May 2005
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PostPosted: Sat 15 Mar 2008, 18:02    Post_subject:  

My vote is for Stardust. But, then, I do like the color blue.
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Flash
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Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Sat 15 Mar 2008, 23:23    Post_subject:  

Barry, as to your request in the developer blog, I have no problem with mtPaint as Puppy's default image viewer. I often have in mind to edit the image anyway. On the other hand I have to admit I haven't used any of the alternatives you mention in the blog. Maybe in a beta version of Puppy the default image viewer could be a simpler program than mtPaint, just to get people like me to try it.
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nap44

Joined: 08 Aug 2007
Posts: 108

PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar 2008, 04:31    Post_subject:  

Fotox is just that IMO. Simple and self explanatory. Maybe include both in the menus. Picture Viewer and Picture Editor. The viewer as the default enabling the user to find and edit if necessary and the editor for heavier work. Not everyone wants the power of mtpaint. Just a small modification to a pic and Fotox is perfect for that.

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fwilt1

Joined: 11 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar 2008, 05:54    Post_subject: theme
Sub_title: citrus for me
 

i like the bold statement
dingo is different, it's nor windows, so stick with your first "dare to be different" colour scheme, just use an Australian landscape.
The schemes colours kinda fit our dusty dry country
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Béèm


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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar 2008, 18:29    Post_subject: Re: Citrus Theme
Sub_title: Citrus Theme
 

FuturePerfect wrote:
I vote fof the Citrus Theme as the default in Dingo. Like the bold statement it makes.
Me too.
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jeffrey

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Mar 2008, 00:24    Post_subject:  

Sorry Barry, I'd vote against the gaudy yellow/orange theme as well. It's the first thing that I change for a more professional look in the office. I want to use Puppy where its a good fit at work, but that theme dosn't help with user perceptions.
Having said that, it's refreshing to see something different.
(Now could we go back to "conservative" again please?)
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jeffrey

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Mar 2008, 00:25    Post_subject:  

Sorry Barry, I'd vote against the gaudy yellow/orange theme as well. It's the first thing that I change for a more professional look in the office. I want to use Puppy where its a good fit at work, but that theme dosn't help with user perceptions.
Having said that, it's refreshing to see something different.
Now could we go back to "conservative" again please?
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jeffrey

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Mar 2008, 00:26    Post_subject:  

Sorry Barry, I vote against the gaudy yellow-orange theme as well. It is the first thing that I change for a more professional look in the office. I want to use Puppy where its a good fit at work, but that theme does not help with user perceptions.
Having said that, it is refreshing to see something different.
Now could we go back to a conservative theme again please?
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jeffrey

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Mar 2008, 00:27    Post_subject:  

Sorry Barry, I vote against the gaudy yellow-orange theme as well. It is the first thing that I change for a more professional look in the office. I want to use Puppy where its a good fit at work, but that theme does not help with user perceptions.
Having said that, it is refreshing to see something different.
Now could we go back to a conservative theme again please.

Seems to be a posting problem at present...
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jeffrey

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Mar 2008, 00:29    Post_subject:  

Sorry about all those posts - I kept getting debug messages and assumed that the posting had failed.
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jeffrey

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Mar 2008, 00:30    Post_subject:  

The posting error messages is...

Could not insert new word matches

DEBUG MODE

SQL Error: 145 Table './murga-linux/phpbb_search_wordmatch' is marked as crashed and should be repaired

SQL Request: INSERT INTO phpbb_search_wordmatch (post_id, word_id, title_match) SELECT 182541, word_id, 0 FROM phpbb_search_wordlist WHERE word_text IN ('sorry', 'posts', 'kept', 'getting', 'debug', 'messages', 'assumed', 'posting', 'failed')

Line : 270
File : functions_search.php
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Sage

Joined: 04 Oct 2005
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Location: GB

PostPosted: Mon 17 Mar 2008, 02:22    Post_subject:  

Your point is well made, jeff! Can we have that one more time, please...

PS: I got the debug message, too, but using 'BACK' then 'REFRESH', I discovered, like you, that my message had indeed been entered.
Another task for John!

And now the 'edited' byline is being appended, even when there are no subsequent offerings.


Oh dear! John got to work early this morning, for which we are grateful, but now the index page isn't updating! Sorry, John.

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recycler


Joined: 25 Jul 2007
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Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Tue 18 Mar 2008, 00:47    Post_subject: re minor problem with gzxine
Sub_title: gxine hangs
 

has happened to me a lot with puppy 3.01. At first I thought it was the machine I was using - usually a P4. But it has also happened on this compaq presario 2500 laptop and I have discovered the solution is to use puppy 2.17 which is fine. Would be interesting to know what changed though since if it wasn't for this problem I would be using 3.01 now. I'm looking forward to the next version of puppy (can't wait!) but would like to be able to play videos or have a mp3 playing without this problem. BTW the other solution I discovered was to switch desktops, open gxine, minimise it, switch back to first desktop, browse to the mp3 I wanted to play and then gxine would play ok. It is only when starting the display or resizing it that gxine hangs.
Many thanks for the wonderful program!
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