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labbe5

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr 2018, 21:37    Post subject:  Exton
Subject description: a prolific developer providing PuppEx Xenial and PuppEx Slack64 to Puppy community
 

https://sourceforge.net/u/exton/profile/

Exton is a very prolific developer.

The list of available OS from him is long.

About PuppEX Xenial :
https://sourceforge.net/projects/puppex/

http://puppex.exton.net/

Also PuppEx Slack64 :
https://sourceforge.net/projects/puppex/
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nosystemdthanks

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PostPosted: Fri 04 May 2018, 10:40    Post subject:  

i believe he uses refracta tools for most of his remasters. id still be interested if anyone has tried using them in puppy.
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Keef


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PostPosted: Fri 04 May 2018, 13:23    Post subject:  

nosystemdthanks

I don't how useful this is. I did try it at the time but didn't really know what refracta was.
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=107525
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PostPosted: Fri 04 May 2018, 14:17    Post subject:  

So looking at the about on PuppyEx Xenial it has a newer kernal and a few more aps like chrome and Emax. It might be something to consider for someone with a new machine. I tend to run puppy on older hardware so I won't be using it.
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nosystemdthanks

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PostPosted: Fri 04 May 2018, 21:01    Post subject:  

keef, thank you-- i forgot that you actually tried running it.

i am the author of that.

however, just to stay on-topic in this thread, let me clarify that "refracta" is a distro (by fsmithred) which is named for the refracta (remaster) tools-- also by fsmithred-- that EXTON uses for many of his remasters.

thats the only tie-in here, though i truly appreciate your reminder that someone here actually tried mkfigos.

the reason that i know exton uses refracta tools is that i asked him personally. i dont know if that tendency to use refracta tools extends to his puppy-based derivatives or not. i admit im very curious if refracta tools are viable for that. in fact, the only reasonable thing for me to do about this is just to ask him that, too. i will report back if/when i hear from him.
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PostPosted: Sat 05 May 2018, 10:34    Post subject:  

nosystemdthanks wrote:
i am the author of that.


If this is learnhowtocode, good to see you back Smile

If this isn't learnhowtocode, welcome to puppyland!

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PostPosted: Sat 05 May 2018, 11:06    Post subject:  

perdido wrote:
nosystemdthanks wrote:
i am the author of that.


If this is learnhowtocode, good to see you back Smile

If this isn't learnhowtocode, welcome to puppyland!
Hi perdido.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news...

Sad as that may be, learhowtocode, the refracta and devuan buff, travel
writer and DistroWatch contributor, passed away in Taiwan last year...

BFN.

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nosystemdthanks

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PostPosted: Sat 05 May 2018, 20:43    Post subject:  

first of all i heard from arne exton, and he says that for remixing puppy he used the puppy remaster tools.

he also says that refracta is just for debian-based distros, and that is very possibly true. however debian and puppy both use isolinux, and both use squashfs, and i wouldnt be surprised if refracta tools could be made to work with puppy very easily. do you need it? no, but ive actually mixed puppy and debian isos together into one iso.

also, i am not robert storey. the relevant distrowatch article you guys have misquoted for nearly a year and a half is here: https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20170102#fig

yes, robert storey died. he is not the author of fig, he is the person who helped me with the article about fig for distrowatch. since then ive put out new versions of fig: https://sourceforge.net/projects/figos/files/ -- fig 4.5 in december, and new versions of fig os (same link) just 2 1/2 weeks ago.

i would really appreciate it if you guys would stop confusing the two of us into a single person-- ive gotten phone calls asking if im ok because of this-- robert storey was almost certainly a better person than i am, and ive never even been to taiwan. thanks. and perdido: thank you for the welcome back. i have maintained some of the friendships i made here last time, but i am pleasantly surprised how many welcome backs ive gotten. ive also been in touch with ally your puppy iso archivist for the entire time since i left here and he can confirm that its me, if there are any doubts. cheers.
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PostPosted: Sat 05 May 2018, 20:54    Post subject:  

Thanks for the clarification, I thought the Distrowatch article was not referring to you but I just kept my clam shut. Confused



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