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nic007


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Apr 2019, 09:06    Post subject:  tahr-nicOS  

I'm releasing a hybrid Precise/Tahr puplet called tahr-nicOS. The core system is small and consists mainly of all the programmes of the official Precise 571 distribution (apart from the old browser) and the firmware/kernel modules of Tahr 605. Additional functionality is provided by way of additional sfs modules. This puplet should run well on old as well as newer machines.


UPDATE:

I've updated the base sfs (91 MB) which replaces the base sfs, adrv and ydrv that are included in the iso. Fixed the savefile problems, added new audio and video codecs, some GTK3 improvements, etc. Download link: https://mega.nz/#!4boU0SpR!iWkEIevWgpgmO9jr-OkbUAE3FyktKUMUxEw7zfhdwrI
This base sfs and the zdrv makes the core system.


The optional, extra sfs's included in the iso are:

JavaWine (69 MB): Older versions of JRE and Wine, some useful Windows programmes, an emulator to run Opera Mini (the browser included), some NES games, etc. The Windows programmes can be accessed via the utility menu (Wine Progs) and Opera Mini Browser can be activated by clicking the browse icon on desktop.

Seamonkey 2.48 (46 MB): Works OOTB. The executable to run the browser is in the /seamonkey folder. Note that the very latest Seamonkey version requires GTK 3 but should work with the essential GTK 3 stuff included in the updated base sfs.

VLC 2.1.6 (10 MB): Non-bloated version of the media player without the Qt stuff.

JavaCalculators (0,6 MB): A set of handy financial calculators (graphical display). Run a calculator by opening the appropriate htm file via the Seamonkey "open file" menu. The calculators are in the /Java Calculators folder.

Download link for iso: https://mega.nz/#!AKgTEKZR!CDUhXZTAFM5gTivSLgYnGK0KwWLuLR2WEoFrMdCUCuI


FIXES:

There's a bug when running the Windows programme 2nd Speech Center with Wine. The programme is set to convert text files to mp3. If you want to change this mode to read instead of converting, do not try to change the mode from the programmes' user interface as this will not work and probably crash the programme. Close the programme and edit the config.ini file in the /2nd Speech Center folder by changing ConvertMode=2 to ConvertMode=0 before starting the programme again. Follow the same procedure when you want to change the mode again.
BTW - When converting text to mp3, do not load a text file bigger than 45 kb (I usually use 32 kb). If you have a large text file, split it up first in increments as mentioned. A 32 kb text file converts to an mp3 file of more or less 30 minutes in length.

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ally


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Apr 2019, 13:20    Post subject:  

mirrored here: http://archive.org/details/Puppy_Linux_Tahrpup

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nic007


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Apr 2019, 16:10    Post subject:  

Thanks, Ally.
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musher0

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Apr 2019, 18:59    Post subject:  

Hi nic0007.

Do you have a screenshot?
Maybe a short list of the main apps / largest execs?

Can the user play some music with it?

TIA.

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Apr 2019, 00:13    Post subject:  

musher0 wrote:
Hi nic0007.

Do you have a screenshot?
Maybe a short list of the main apps / largest execs?

Can the user play some music with it?

TIA.


Base sfs has same applications as official Precise 571 with only one programme, ie. the old Seamonkey browser removed as far as applications are concerned. The zdrv contains the firmware/kernel of Tahr 605. This makes out your core system and can be used as is (just need a browser). The additional sfs files adds to the core system in the form of additional software/applications, scripts and personal preferences. BTW - This core system can take you a long way. For instance, replacing the zdrv with another zdrv containing the latest 32-bit kernel should work. In fact, I tested it with the latest bionic 32- bit kernel and it worked (apart from the rather slow bootup).
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 06:26    Post subject:  

Screenshot of personalized desktop added.
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Apr 2019, 02:12    Post subject:  

Thanks for the snapshot and for the explanations, nic007.

TWYL.

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Apr 2019, 05:21    Post subject:  

Wallpaper for puplet added to first post. Rename file extension to .jpg
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PostPosted: Sun 21 Apr 2019, 09:55    Post subject:  

I've ripped libavcodec from a new ffmpeg package which will allow you to watch VP9 videos, etc. Just replace the old libavcodec in /usr/lib with this one. Download link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kvCHzNbxtoK7zYvTE7W3_mf9PUzBl_Ix
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Apr 2019, 10:17    Post subject:  

Updated base sfs uploaded. See first post.
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PostPosted: Sat 27 Apr 2019, 21:03    Post subject: Re: tahr-nicOS  

nic007 wrote:
I've updated the base sfs (91 MB) which replaces the base sfs, adrv and ydrv that are included in the iso. Fixed the savefile problems, added new audio and video codecs, some GTK3 improvements, etc. Download link: https://mega.nz/#!4boU0SpR!iWkEIevWgpgmO9jr-OkbUAE3FyktKUMUxEw7zfhdwrI
This base sfs and the zdrv makes the core system.

.......
Download link for iso: https://mega.nz/#!AKgTEKZR!CDUhXZTAFM5gTivSLgYnGK0KwWLuLR2WEoFrMdCUCuI

Hi nic - does this mean that the iso needs to be downloaded first, then the new base.sfs downloaded and grafted in place of the original? cheers
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PostPosted: Sun 28 Apr 2019, 00:58    Post subject: Re: tahr-nicOS  

greengeek wrote:
nic007 wrote:
I've updated the base sfs (91 MB) which replaces the base sfs, adrv and ydrv that are included in the iso. Fixed the savefile problems, added new audio and video codecs, some GTK3 improvements, etc. Download link: https://mega.nz/#!4boU0SpR!iWkEIevWgpgmO9jr-OkbUAE3FyktKUMUxEw7zfhdwrI
This base sfs and the zdrv makes the core system.

.......
Download link for iso: https://mega.nz/#!AKgTEKZR!CDUhXZTAFM5gTivSLgYnGK0KwWLuLR2WEoFrMdCUCuI

Hi nic - does this mean that the iso needs to be downloaded first, then the new base.sfs downloaded and grafted in place of the original? cheers


Hi, greengeek. That may be the easiest but not necessary. You can use the link for the iso provided by ally in the second post to extract the individual files you need from the iso (go to that link > select SHOW ALL in right column > go down the list to tahr-nicOS.iso and select View Contents).

For manual, frugal install you will need to download initrd.gz, vmlinuz and zdrv_tahr_nicOS-6.0.5.sfs from the iso AND the new base sfs from the new link.

To make a new iso (with IsoMaster), you will need all the files of the iso (apart from the adrv, ydrv, old base sfs and optional sfs's) AND the new base sfs.
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