PARM Puppy on ARM


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by lobster » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:57 pm


Fellow Rasberrians, Full Montys, Ladies, Penguins and Pythons,

At the instigation of 'Grumpyoldgit' I am pleased to announce Puppy will be bringing its unique slice to fruit raspberry.
Puppy on ARM
is our stepping stone to getting Puppy Linux onto a future tablet, yet to emerge. Many of our developers are keen amateurs, programming mavericks and as diverse and unique as any kennel that includes an official crustacean (c'est moi).
Our initial aim will be to take Debian and trim it to Puppy specs and then use that to bootstrap from.
Bored with waiting for an Rpi board? Learn and use Puppy whilst you wait.
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by grumpyoldgit » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:58 pm
Woop!
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by AlexPT » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:22 pm
Very Cool :)
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by haitek » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:55 am
very exciting, I can't wait for my RPi to arrive

probably have to hurry up and wait for parm

I think I'm gonna need these forums 8-)
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by rrolsbe » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:23 pm
I have been using Puppy Linux for years and LOVE it.  I purchased the first OLPC "One Laptop Per Child" about four years ago and until the Puppy masters got Puppy running on it I didn"t use it much.  The OLPC officially delivered a Sugar Kid interface but later allowed booting into a bloated Fedora standard desktop.  Puppy is lean and mean but is still not lighting fast on the OLPC low end hardware.  Other than limited CPU  horsepower the version 1.0 OLPC only has 256MB of SDRAM as does the Raspberry Pi.  If you have at least 512MB of SDRAM Puppy Linux is a dream on almost any hardware even low end.  Sounds like NONE of the core Puppy Linux developers has gotten their hands on the Pi hardware yet (that is a real shame!).  The original idea of developing Puppy Linux was to run on outdated hardware and allow booting from USB/SDCH flash devices (even old flash devices that didn't support wear leveling -Puppy has always been able to cache the pending NAND writes).  Two of the real strong points is the capability to remaster custom versions of Puppy Linux and boot from anything the hardware will support.

I will be running Puppy on my Raspberry Pi as soon as it is available!

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by deepthought » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:38 am
Is there a version of BBC BASIC which will run on Puppy Linux? I quite fancy the idea of turning a Pi into a mini-Beeb with Puppy underneath...
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by ukscone » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:57 pm
brandy http://sourceforge.net/projects/brandy/ http://jaguar.orpheusweb.co.uk.....npage.html
will run however no graphics or sound in the linux ports (currently)
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by deepthought » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:31 pm
Cheers ukscone, will check it out...
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by kf6snj » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:40 am

Lobster said:




Fellow Rasberrians, Full Montys, Ladies, Penguins and Pythons,

At the instigation of 'Grumpyoldgit' I am pleased to announce Puppy will be bringing its unique slice to fruit raspberry.
Puppy on ARM
is our stepping stone to getting Puppy Linux onto a future tablet, yet to emerge. Many of our developers are keen amateurs, programming mavericks and as diverse and unique as any kennel that includes an official crustacean (c'est moi).
Our initial aim will be to take Debian and trim it to Puppy specs and then use that to bootstrap from.
Bored with waiting for an Rpi board? Learn and use Puppy whilst you wait.

Hello from KF6SNJ. I did not that a version of Puppy was available for the Rasberry PI. Will it compile either DROS or Astromech-OS? I ask for that is why I chose to use the Debian version. However, I would love to use Puppy still.

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by techtoxic » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:02 pm
Looks like puppy made the front page.

Check it out …  [link redacted - advertising their own website = against forums rules]
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by Ed Raket » Sat May 19, 2012 2:49 pm
Woof! :D
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by antiloquax » Tue May 22, 2012 4:47 pm
I am still waiting for my Pi, but I have been compiling some of the familiar Puppy packages on my qemu emulation. Here's pic-puz!
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by plugwash » Fri May 25, 2012 12:43 pm
I thought puppy was redhat based, is that still the case? do you make multiple variants based on loading your stuff on top of various distros.
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by Montala » Fri May 25, 2012 1:17 pm
How are things going on this Lobster? Is it ready to be included in the 'Download' section on here yet? :)
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by lobster » Fri May 25, 2012 3:45 pm
it is going slowly. Dictating this from my iPad. Just managed to get JWM working on Arch Linux. Details are available on the puppy wiki.
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by Dave_G_2 » Fri May 25, 2012 3:54 pm
Hi Lobster, nice to see you over on this side.
Finally downloaded the (480 MB :shock: ) Debian img for the Pi and tried it under QEMU.
Must say was not very impressed and found that not being root a real pain.
I believe that once Puppy is available for the Pi, a large percentage will use it as the default distro.
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by victagayun » Sat May 26, 2012 6:51 am
when can we expect puppy on raspi?
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by lobster » Sun May 27, 2012 6:33 am
DIY versions will start to mature in June 2012
eg. Puppi Arch
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/PuppiArch

The first alpha releases will be available July/August 2012

Mark (Antiloquax) is expecting his real Rpi hardware any day now and has a Qemu Puppi Arch that can be transitioned . . .

For Christmas/Holidays/Dec 2012 we will have had sufficient time to code, woof2 build, test in the kennels. shrink and optimise programs.

When Puppy comes to the party, it will turn the Raspberry Pi into a viable computer. Debian and Arch have created a great bootstrapping environment.

Puppy will offer support and simple documentation - easy enough for kids, penguin noobs, silver surfers, programming hackers from other dimensions and those on a fast track to their own projects.

We have no time requirement. The process will be ongoing.
Learn by doing. We have a minimalist core and a commitment to efficiency.

We are the DorG
Resistence is Futile


PS. We will be cuter, more fun and strangely addictive . . .
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by Montala » Sun May 27, 2012 7:36 am
Go, Puppy, go! :D

We want Puppy... when do we want it?... Now! :)

Puppy is the future! :D

Come on lads, faster. faster... the world is waiting for Puppy! :ugeek:

(Who said that.) :lol:

Woof, woof! :mrgreen:
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by pygmy_giant » Sun May 27, 2012 11:15 am
Please incorporate I2C and SPI drivers - see viewtopic.php?f=41&t=3975&p=84698&hilit=io+board+driver+I2C#p84698
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by pygmy_giant » Wed May 30, 2012 10:15 am
Please also incorporate armhf - under development for 'Raspbian' - http://www.raspbian.com/RaspbianFAQ#How ... support.3F
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by MVC » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:16 am
I have been using puppy on a usb for years when i am working on fixing computers as it is small and fast and gives me access to the file system easily. I would be very interested inlooking at puppy on my soon to arrive Pi! Looking forward to it.
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by darkcity » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:01 pm
Barry K (puppy's creator) now has a RPi, see-
http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02862

A couple of other devs also have them, so its work in progress. Puppy is ideal for RPi as it small and user friendly ; -)
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by Bjarkeah » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:45 pm
Just want to share my enthusiasm with this project. I have been using Puppy a lot on different netbooks, and they've been flying! I would love to see Puppy Linux on the Raspberry Pi!
Raspi @ 1100 mhz
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by maddogdave » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:47 am
In agreement with the previous comment having tried running Puppy from a USB stick on my Netbook whilst waiting for the Raspberry Pi. It's certainly a speedy OS. I've just downloaded Barry's test release and got it up and running on a 4GB Sandisk card without problems. Just a note for anyone downloading via a Windows PC that you will need an extractor that supports the "'.xz" file extension for compressed files. Winrar didn't support it so I had to download another 'universal extractor' in order to then install via the Win32diskimager program.
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