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belham2

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Jun 2017, 17:15    Post subject:  Memory Lane Projects, Refreshed  

Well, I sure don't have Pelo's mining skills. Just spent a good while trying to search through this forum looking for the Puppy Wary/Racy 5.5 Project thread? There was one, wasn't there???

Anyway, thought I'd start a thread here for anyone to post any memory-lane project they're either still using and/or updating & refreshing. For me, it is/was this:

------spent past few evenings giving Puppy Racy 5.5 an up-to-date refresh.

Updated glibc, openssl, and various libs, installed latest Palemoon, and JWM Desktop Manager (from Radky), updated abiword, then I added add'l GTK & JWM themes. After those, I installed Oscartalk's excellent MPlayer (that's it in 2nd pic smoothly playing a large hi-def 1080i mp4 file---1st pic is youtube playing in full screen glory), and then little final touches of conky, some games, SMtube-downloader, Htop, Firewall-tray monitor, Sakura terminal, PupSnapScreenCapture, UExtract, SFS-Load-On_Fly, RedshiftGUI, and Zarfy (to control my dual monitors).......and, well, who ever said the old dogs can't run with the new? Sure isn't the case here with an up-to-date Puppy Racy 5.5 (all running on a 9 yr old Athlon X2 chip & accompanying ancient amd motherboard w/ an IDE USB drive attached.....choo, choo, the train is a coming, lol) Wink


Anyone else done anything recently or have anything going on? Hope those of you who used (or still use) Racy 5.5, you enjoy the pics:
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Sailor Enceladus

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jun 2017, 02:41    Post subject:  

@belham2: Nice! I started with Puppy 4.20 (because it came with UNetbootin), then tried pretty much all the 5-series puppies, and found Slacko 5.6 to be the most reliable, so I stuck with it, then moved up to 5.7. I have been trying the "Slacko 5.7.1" builds on woof-CE and enjoying it so far, I tried another one today with the "rationalise" branch:

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/kwhxksubf00ny/14.0

Give it a whirl if you like. Perhaps I can convert you from Racy 5 to Slacko 5? (or you can convert me?) Laughing
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belham2

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PostPosted: Yesterday, at 10:06    Post subject:  

Sailor Enceladus wrote:
@Sailor... Perhaps I can convert you from Racy 5 to Slacko 5? (or you can convert me?) Laughing


No, no, haha, maybe old Slacko-s later. I am knee deep in the racy and lupu & related worlds. Here's my latest, but in a confession, rerwin made this one super easy [except for the darn xorg, dual screens and games (like dreamchess & iqpuzzle) libs & qt5 problems] (dual screens are going, but games still a question mark---otherwise, latest Palemoon (27.3.0), latest ca-certificates, latest openssl, etc, etc, etc...and with redshiftGUI too). Darn sublime Smile .

Lupu 5.2.8.7, presently one of its "Mad Men" Wink Bring on them high-faluttin' new slackos, xenials, dogs fat or otherwise. Lupu can still blow some doors off.... Vrooom, VROOM! Laughing
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PostPosted: Yesterday, at 10:52    Post subject:  

Wary and Racy 5.5, released March 3, 2013
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=84748

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PostPosted: Yesterday, at 11:36    Post subject:  

Bah.
Nostalgia should be taboo. Wink
It puts your mental health at risk.
You guys should join "Nostalgics Anonymous." Laughing

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PostPosted: Yesterday, at 12:09    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Yesterday, at 12:43    Post subject:  

My point is, guys:
why go back to a Puppy that has more bugs than the current ones? Sad

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belham2

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PostPosted: Yesterday, at 14:50    Post subject:  

musher0 wrote:
My point is, guys:
why go back to a Puppy that has more bugs than the current ones? Sad


Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

Musher,

Some times, my friend, I do not know what to make of you. The reply above is something I would expect from, say, Anikin. But to come from you?? Boy, the world is becoming a sadder place Crying or Very sad . I miss this Musher who used to reply like this:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=89395

"Hello, #######.

You pessimist, you! Laughing From http://www.quotegarden.com/smiles.html:
" Keep smiling - it makes people wonder what you've been up to."
~Author Unknown

For starters, you've certainly been up to finding a catchy name for
your derivative! I'm downloading "#####" now and will give you
some feedback in the coming couple of days.

In the meantime, have a great day! Cool Cool TWYL!

musher0
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musher0


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PostPosted: Yesterday, at 21:11    Post subject:  

Well, belham2, make of me what you will!

As you'll grow older you'll discover that you become more of a grouch
every day. Laughing (Although I don't look a day over ninety, as my friend Rob
likes to remind me! Laughing [Inside joke!])

Anyway, those Puppies are now 4 years old. That's eons as computer
development goes. They were tops in their day -- 4 years ago.

If you want to upgrade them for pleasure or to "maintain your technique"
like a guitarist or a keyboardist, that's actually great -- for you.

The only other positive reason I can think of is if you're trying to save older
computers from the waste bin.

The difference between what you're doing and starhawk's "Vincent van
Pup" is that starhawk was doing a niche Puppy for visual artists.

And he seemed to be preaching in the desert. So I encouraged the man,
even though I can't draw a sitting cat properly myself!

You did a very fine job with your DPupStretch-7. Stick to it?
Why the nostalgia?

Tsk, tsk, I'll never understand humans... Laughing

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PostPosted: Yesterday, at 21:28    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Yesterday, at 22:25    Post subject:  

Nope, sticking to the DPupStretch-7 !
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