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Rapid Pup V2 Released 1st May 2015
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Mar 2015, 15:20    Post subject:  Rapid Pup V2 Released 1st May 2015
Subject description: Based on BarryK’s Experimental Quirky April 7.0.4.1 x86_64 k 3.19.2
 

Rapid Pup V1 Released 7th March 2015

Overview:

This Pup is based on BarryK’s Quirky April 7.0.1 x86_64 k 3.17.4
Its main attributes are:

1. Speed.

2. Straight to HDD/SSD install, with boot provided by a separate 4MB hybrid ISO image.

3. The Main image is in tar.gz form and is to be copied onto an empty 10G f2fs partition (sda8 in the screenshots) then simply extracted in situ.
Boot is from a 4 Meg hybrid ISO that contains the kernel. The ISO can be written to any old USB stick/SD card > 4Meg or CDR if preferred.

4. Simplicity of install with no need to modify any existing bootloader.

Slideshow:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1kSFUaLbDosdN_bT7-rPQKYb1Z0s_vQ3mJJ3t7kk1n3c/edit?pli=1#slide=id.p

No Items Were Removed From Quirky April:
Any future service packs issued for Quirky April can therefore be installed.

Items Added:

Pets/debs:
• service_pack-7.0_TO_7.0.1-april64|upgrade Quirky from april64 7.0 to april64 7.0.1
• google-chrome-stable_current_amd64|Access the Internet - version: 41.0.2272.76
• conky-1.6.1-pe-1-amd64|conky for x86-64
• fontwizard-0.0.1-1|Configure fonts for LCD. created by 01micko.
• PopcornTime-0.3.7.2-LINUX64-V3|Watch Movies and TV Shows instantly
• PupControl-2.5|Control panel by radky
• Pup-SysInfo-2.5.2|System information utility by radky

Other:

• Utility to update google-chrome-stable_current_amd64
• BarryK's update to get flash
• Manual install of Thunderbird 31.5.0 (Release channel)
• Additional libs & symlinks to satisfy the dependency requirements of all of the above
• Various scripts & cosmetic changes. (The Popcorn Time pet includes MS Core Web Fonts)

Where to obtain the files, installation and setup procedures:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_iVVJCd9q09fnEyWV9jZHQtS0lMUG5jVnJrWDZVa295WkFMNUJEV091QXNsRFU0TVVnM3M&usp=sharing

Final Thoughts:

Hybrid boot ISOs for sda4 to sda10 inclusive are available. More can be provided upon request. A hybrid ISO provides the best chance of booting from any BIOS.

If you wish to test for bootability you can first download just one of the ISOs and test without the tar.gz. If the kernel (vmlinuz) attempts to load before falling over you will be able to do so!
The ISO is read only so you can safely then power off.

Rather than an xz compressed .img file this Pup is provided as a larger 483MB tar.gz file. This is a trade off to enable a simple install. It is not too bad considering the extras that it includes.

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Mar 2015, 15:21    Post subject: Rapid Pup V1 Released 7th March 2015
Subject description: Based on BarryK’s Quirky April 7.0.1 x86_64 k 3.17.4
 

Reserved for Additional info, tips & FAQ:

1.
For anyone needing to use a boot code, a utility (boot_code_utility.img) has been uploaded. It is a 16 Meg image that can be written to a card or stick with win32diskimager or dd.
OOTB all the lines in syslinux.cfg are commented out, so it will need to be edited before booting from it.
It has support for booting from a tricky bios and contains the kernel.
Syslinux.cfg reads as follows:

Code:
# Rapid Pup Boot Code Utility - ETP  March 2015
# (syslinux.cfg)
#Please uncomment & modify the desired line before booting from this.
#Change sdaX to match the target partition. e.g. sda9
#Multiple codes can be entered as follows: quirky acpi=off qfix=fsck
#or
#quirky qfix=fsck, nox
#
#
#default /vmlinuz root=/dev/sdaX rw quirky acpi=off
#
#default /vmlinuz root=/dev/sdaX rw quirky qfix=nox
#
#default /vmlinuz root=/dev/sdaX rw quirky qfix=fsck
#
#default /vmlinuz root=/dev/sdaX rw quirky qfix=bak

2.
The latest info on Google Chrome releases can be found here:
It is worth bookmarking.
www.googlechromereleases.blogspot.co.uk

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Mar 2015, 20:50    Post subject:  

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

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PostPosted: Sun 08 Mar 2015, 13:31    Post subject: Rapid Pup V1 Released 7th March 2015
Subject description: Pet
 

Optional but Recommended Pet.

RapidAlert-V1.pet (788k) is now available in the download folder.
In a similar fashion to Blue Pup, it provides a visual and spoken alert at boot time of
the availability of new pets or service packs.

NB
For testing purposes it has been turned on & will remain so for 72 hrs.
@ally
Thanks for the mirroring.

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PostPosted: Mon 09 Mar 2015, 01:39    Post subject: Rapid Pup V1 Released 7th March 2015  

I made a sda4 F2FS partition and burned the
sda4-hybrid-boot-rapid-pup.iso to a DVD.
I'm testing radky's (soon to be released I think) FbBox-2.0 so I
installed that and it is working great.
Added Smplayer,Smtube,Umplayer,(+ dependencies) and Libreoffice 4.11 stable.

I installed the rapid alert pet and it speaks to my every time I boot.

Thanks for this new pup.
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PostPosted: Mon 09 Mar 2015, 06:01    Post subject: Rapid Pup V1 Released 7th March 2015  

Hi Billtoo,

Thanks for testing this new Pup. I have just re-uploaded the RapidAlert-V1.pet having increased
the audio volume slightly. The annoying click at the end of the message has also been removed.

I am looking forward to radky's FbBox-2.0 and it is good to learn that it suits this Pup.
The transparency on the taskbar gives a more professional look.
Please let me know if you had any issues with the setup or installation instructions or any
suggestions for improvement.

Thanks once again. You may wish to uninstall the original Alert pet & then install the revised one.

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Mar 2015, 15:31    Post subject: How to update Google Chrome within Rapid Pup V1
Subject description: Google Chrome Update
 

Google have today issued google-chrome-stable_current_amd64 41.0.2272.89
The inbuilt utility can be used to update to this new version.
Instructions are in the download folder but are also reproduced below:

How to update Google Chrome within Rapid Pup V1
    As and when required:

    1. Use PPM (Puppy Package Manager) to uninstall the existing version of Google-Chrome-Stable.

    2. Click on the JWM Network menu “Get Latest Chrome Version” and follow the prompts.
    A final prompt (White text on a blue background) will invite you to launch the new version.

    END

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Mar 2015, 09:16    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Mon 16 Mar 2015, 03:03    Post subject: Rapid Pup V1 Released 7th March 2015
Subject description: Service Pack
 

Service Pack

On Friday 13th March Google changed their security mechanisms on Google Drive.
As a result, false alerts of new pets/service packs have since been generated at boot time and upon restarting X.

Please install the attached service pack pet to rectify this issue.
rapidpup-sp1.pet
Description  This pet is only suitable for use with Rapid Pup. (sp1)
pet

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Mar 2015, 04:15    Post subject: Rapid Pup V1 Released 7th March 2015
Subject description: Upgrade
 

BarryK has released the service pack to upgrade to Quirky 7.0.2
Quote:
19 March 2015
Quirky 7.0.2, codenamed "April", has been released

See my blog announcement and download links:

http://bkhome.org/news/?viewDetailed=00181

Feedback for 7.0.2 begins at page 16 of this thread:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=834501#834501

To trigger the upgrade visit Setup/Puppy Package Manager or Filesystem/Quirky Upgrade Manager.

Rapid Alert has been turned on & will remain so for 72 hours.

EDIT - Fri 20th March
The Google Chrome stable channel has been updated to 41.0.2272.101 for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Please see post dated 10th March for instructions on how to update to this latest version.
(google-chrome-stable_current_amd64 41.0.2272.101)

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Apr 2015, 08:42    Post subject: Revised Utility to update Google Chrome within Rapid Pup V1  

Revised Utility to update Google Chrome within Rapid Pup V1

On 14th April Google issued google-chrome-stable_current_amd64_42.0.2311.90.
Whilst 42 contains many improvements it also means that running as root is more difficult and the current inbuilt utility within Rapid does not produce a working version of Chrome.

A new version “GetLatest64bitChromeVersion-V4.pet” (302kb) is now available in the Google-Drive folder.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_iVVJCd9q09fnEyWV9jZHQtS0lMUG5jVnJrWDZVa295WkFMNUJEV091QXNsRFU0TVVnM3M&usp=sharing

To rectify matters:

1. In PPM uninstall both Google Chrome and the existing GetLatest64bitChrome pet.

2. Install the V4 pet then click on the JWM Internet menu “Get Latest Chrome Version” and follow the prompts.
A final prompt (White text on a blue background) will invite you to launch the new version. Please note that this final prompt may take a couple of minutes to appear.


Rapid Alert has been turned on & will remain so for 72 hours.

NB
If when you launch PPM you are given the option to upgrade to 7.0.3 (BarryK’s latest service pack) please decline for the time being, as the kernel will change to 3.19.2 which will require either new hybrid boot ISOs or an alternative boot method. I will edit this post in a day or two when I have a solution.

EDIT: Friday 17th April.

A new set of 4MB hybrid boot ISOs containing the 3.19.2 kernel for Quirky (April) 7.0.3 is now available in the download folder together with a suitable boot code utility image should it be needed.

Once the appropriate ISO for your partition number has been written to SD card, USB stick or DVD/CDR BarryK’s latest 7.0.3 service pack may be installed and then booted from the new ISO.
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PostPosted: Fri 24 Apr 2015, 11:11    Post subject:  

hi, noob questiion

is this pup intended to be faster than Barry's Quirky April?

or simply Barry's Quirky April with your fave apps on top? plus some new features you created, like the update-alert?

thx!

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Apr 2015, 12:33    Post subject: Rapid Pup V1 Released 7th March 2015  

Hi johnywhy,

Quirky April itself gives the best blowfish score of any Pup I have tested.
What has been tweaked in this Pup is the boot method in order to improve the boot speed.
In addition as far as is possible, the Chrome & Thunderbird settings have been preset to
give of their best.
Best performance is to be expected when installed to an f2fs formated SSD partition.

On a negative note I have noticed that substituting another windows manager for JWM results
in some loss of snappiness. (See last couple of slides)

You may wish to give it a try and then report back.

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Apr 2015, 13:20    Post subject: Re: Rapid Pup V1 Released 7th March 2015  

Thx, I will try it.

ETP wrote:
On a negative note I have noticed that substituting another windows manager for JWM results
in some loss of snappiness


Carolina and vanguard both seem a bit sluggish at times, unfortunately. Hoping some bright dev out there will figure out a way to make xfce run quick (and install easily) on puppy, Cuz it of the light wm's I think it has the best features.

Thx!

Edit: i think i'll wait to try until the install process is simpler (hoping it will be like other puppies Smile

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Apr 2015, 09:16    Post subject: Rapid Pup V1 Released 7th March 2015 - Upgrade to k 3.19.2
Subject description: Service pack
 

BarryK has released a service pack to upgrade to Quirky 7.0.4
Please see his blog announcement:
www.bkhome.org/news/?viewDetailed=00195
To trigger the upgrade visit Setup/Puppy Package Manager or Filesystem/Quirky Upgrade Manager.

Rapid Alert has been turned on & will remain so for 72 hours.

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