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mcewanw

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Mar 2017, 17:26    Post subject:  dCoreDog (uses Ubuntu Xenial Xerus 32 bit repositories)
Subject description: tinycore linux dCore-xenial base
 

Introduction

Since my HowTo dCore-xenial has become a project in which I've now started to "Puppify" the distribution (tailoring it to be able to use selected Puppy/DebianDog utility apps), I'm here now creating a general discussion/planning/bug-fixing thread for it in line with other "Puppified" distributions.

Distribution name dCoreDog (current edition "dCoreDog-xenial").

(All credit and thanks particularly to the tinycore linux team and contributors at http://tinycorelinux.net but also to the Puppy/DebianDog systems and utilities/applications developers)

It's a "Dog" since it has access to full Ubuntu repositories (note well: NOT dpkg/apt-based), including dependency checking package management, but is also being Puppified in the sense of providing ability to use Puppy and DebianDog gtkdialog-bash utilities (starting with weX and weav).

Opening this actual Project thread allows me to more easily keep track of the HowTo developments by means of a menu of links I'll put here to different and new parts of the work: most of that now being "tidying up" and "Puppifying" issues.

I've been using tinycore in somewhat puppified fashion since my early Puppy days but only ever published scant info in "Other distributions" thread. However, there is now a well-established fashion for mongrel Dogs in the kennels... wanderer's yet to be released "corepup" being another but completely separate tinycore variant being worked upon:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=923231#923231

I don't plan to release any iso for dCoreDog since that would defeat the purpose of the building blocks approach IMO. The release will therefore continue to be provided as a HowTo series of steps (which, is how I remember wanderer first planned to detail corepup, but from what he writes he is now working on corepup privately with a planned polished package release).

Being built via a list of HowTo steps, dCoreDog can be easily modified/adapted by the system builder. In that form it should be somewhat future-proofed since easy to adapt to new/different tinycore development team dCore releases.


CONTENTS

1. Building the basic distribution; including webbrowser/wifi (STEPS 1 to 19):

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=946635#946635

2. Adding alsa/pulse-audio and audio/video player (STEP 20):

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=946636#946636

3. (Optional STEP). Adding simple C-programming capability with build-essentials (STEP 21):

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=946637#946637

4. Adding locales and additional non-official-Ubuntu repositories, with examples for cherrytree notetaker and minetest game (STEPS 22/23):

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=946638#946638

5. Puppifying the distribution. Starting with gtkdialog, bash, and DebianDog/Puppy gtkdialog-bash programs "weX" and "weav" (STEPS 24 to 31)

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=946639#946639

6. Some tips and polish. Converting a tcz to an sce; installing flit, a small, ultra-efficient panel, with battery monitor, volume control, and clock/date (STEPS 32 to 35):

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=949589#949589

William

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Mar 2017, 17:27    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Mar 2017, 03:40    Post subject:  

Hi !

Sounds quite exiting !
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PostPosted: Tue 28 Mar 2017, 04:06    Post subject:  

backi wrote:
Hi !

Sounds quite exiting !


Hi backi,

It is!
(exciting)

;-)

William

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Mar 2017, 10:10    Post subject:  

hi mcewanw

yes very exciting

following your awesome project as best i can

i will continue with my humble attempt of course

but i really consider what you are doing to be the point of the spear

thanks for all your work

best regards

wanderer
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PostPosted: Tue 28 Mar 2017, 16:37    Post subject:  

Thanks, wanderer.

I didn't actually intend developing this as much as I have done. But once it became the main distribution I found myself using (in parallel with XenialDog) it became important for me to start developing it further to allow me to enjoy using it comfortably.

Your corepup project, despite being based on tiny core, is very different in many respects anyway since, from aside from using CorePlus, from what I understand from what you have described, you are additionally modifying tc core scripts for added functionality. Corepup sounds like it will be a nice distribution to experiment with.

I'm not myself planning any changes to standard dCore scripts in dCoreDog (aside from the ones that have already officially occurred following my requests/declared-issues on the tinycore linux forum itself). Really dCoreDog is bog-standard tinycore dCore, albeit specially 'tailored' with gtkdialog-bash-Puppy-utils-capability. Particularly with dCore (since it uses official Debian/Ubuntu repositories) I think it is important not to change its underlying operation at all - so update command, for example, works as expected, and so on. So dCoreDog is pure dCore - the HowTo is just a description of how to build it and add stuff needed for Puppy utils, to make it more Puppy-like and familiar.

William

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PostPosted: Today, at 06:43    Post subject:  

6. Some tips and polish. Converting a tcz to an sce; installing flit, a small, ultra-efficient panel, with battery monitor, volume control, and clock/date (STEPS 32 to 35):

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=949589#949589

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