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Barry, an idea for the bootup screen
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Mr Doolie

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jul 2005, 17:47    Post subject:  Barry, an idea for the bootup screen  

http://www.thehumorarchives.com/humor/0001202.html

Here's an idea for the next bootup screen for Puppy. Can't use this particular picture of course but if you could find a little white chiua....chua....Taco Bell Dog and a laptop running Puppy you could set up something cute. A puppy running Puppy.
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EarlSmith

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jul 2005, 22:29    Post subject:  

I think if you look at the expression on his face and the position he is standing in, he must think that laptop has Mr. Bill's operating system installed on it! Laughing
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Mr Doolie

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jul 2005, 02:08    Post subject: Look closer  

Enlarge the picture. He's making a puddle on the keyboard.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Jul 2005, 23:43    Post subject:  

Wouldn't this puppy make a nice boot screen? Laughing

Quote:
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - The owners of the other contestants in
this year's World's Ugliest Dog Contest may have thought their pooches had
a chance - until they saw Sam.
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The 14-year-old pedigreed Chinese crested recently won the
Sonoma-Marin Fair contest for the third consecutive time, and it's no surprise.
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The tiny dog has no hair, if you don't count the yellowish-white tuft
erupting from his head. His wrinkled brown skin is covered with
splotches, a line of warts marches down his snout, his blind eyes are an alien, milky white and a fleshy flap of skin hangs from his withered neck. And then there's the Austin Powers teeth that jut at odd angles from his mouth.
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He's so ugly even the judges recoiled when he was placed on the
judging table, said proud owner, Susie Lockheed, of Santa Barbara.
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>"People are always horrified when I kiss him. <snip>
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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jul 2005, 15:26    Post subject:  

You people are making some people's mouths water. LOL.
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Aug 2005, 13:28    Post subject: Better idea  

Not sure if this is suitable or we have covered it but maybe this is more apt . . .

http://www.bootsplash.org/index.html

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mike


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Aug 2005, 14:02    Post subject:  

I think that something like that would be wonderfull... only instead of a penguin, we could have cute little puppy...

Wonder how hard it would be to implement this in a future release ------ or, how much larger it would make Puppy?
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Aug 2005, 20:21    Post subject:  

The idea of a kernel patch to make the boot process "look pretty".......the mind boggles


This is "serious shit" guys......and all for 30 seconds of "prettiness" ?

I think time and resources could be better spent of getting other areas working sweetly.


But then again I maybe wrong..........Cos looking pretty will cover everything.

If anything I think a more modular boots process would be an advantage....and having a way to hook into various parts of the boot to make customizations would be an idea.....

eg some psuedo code for /etc/rc.d/rc.xyz



Code:


if we have a file called /etc/init.d/rc.xyz

then we'll run it

if the return value is 1

well lets continue with this script

if the return value is 0

we've done with this script and lets move on to the next one

if we don't have a /etc/init.d/rc.xyz

we'll just continue with this script

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mike


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Aug 2005, 20:50    Post subject:  

As always, you have a good point bladehunter-san.

I did not realize that it was serious shit. You're right, energy would probably be better spent on other areas.

Pretty things suck.
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GuestToo
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Aug 2005, 21:01    Post subject:  

yes, for example, i've thought that a hook in /etc/profile might be useful

for example, change:

if [ ! -f /usr/X11R6/bin/X ];then

to:

[ -r /etc/profile.local ] && . /etc/profile.local
if [ ! -f /usr/X11R6/bin/X ];then

and you could put lines like these in profile.local:

export LANG=ja
export JAVA_HOME=/mnt/hda15/jre1.5.0_04
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH
export SHELL=/bin/bash

and they would stay there when you upgrade to a new Puppy version

or, for example, i could put a line to patch /usr/local/bin/rox in profile.local, so that Puppy will use rox 2.2.0 ... if i put a line like that in profile, it will be gone the next time you upgrade Puppy
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Aug 2005, 23:16    Post subject:  

One of the Puppy mission statement is "just works"

Now a big part of "just works" is the perception that it is just working. If it looks as if it is not working or doing stuff associated with not working (putting text on the screen or displaying a primitive boot) then this sets up an expectation in the mind. I agree with BladeH that there are more important issues from a developers viewpoint but from an end users . . . first impressions are also very important.

She looks nice = she is nice

Paws up all those who feel it is time people based things on merit? (in your dreams . . .)

- Oh a Puppy - how cute - It must be a cute Linux

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Aug 2005, 00:07    Post subject:  

Quote:
She looks nice = she is nice



Momma Cass and Janis Joplin weren't the prettiest.....but boy they could do the job extremely well....

Looks mean nought if the job aint done well
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PostPosted: Sat 20 Aug 2005, 01:29    Post subject:  

Bladehunter, Lobster and Barryk aren't the prettiest..... but boy they do the job extremely well....

Looks mean nought if Linux aint done well

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Aug 2005, 01:31    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Aug 2005, 03:18    Post subject:  

I've been told my extra thumbs AND webbing is quite fetching thank you very much.... Laughing
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