"Squeezed Arm Puppy" alpha1


6 posts
by BarryK » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:25 am
Here is the first alpha release of Puppy Linux for the RP. Built from Debian Squeeze .deb binary packages plus many that I compiled. A really small download, just 85.4MB, yet with a very complete suite of utilities, applications and drivers.

Announcement on my blog, with download links:
http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02874

Main announcement and Release Notes:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/arm/test/raspi-sap-5.95-alpha1/sap-5.95-alpha1-readme.htm
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:47 am
by waltontour » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:23 pm
(Long-time browser, first time poster)

Just a quick post to say I'm really pleased with the way Puppy Linux is shaping up on the RPi, and very quickly too. Although there are wrinkles to iron out, it already feels much more of a coherent system than the Debian GUI. Maybe because I've been a dog farmer myself for a year or so. This whole RPi thing has got me doing more CLI work, which can't be a bad thing either.

Incidentally, Debian (both Squeeze and Wheezy) had just started to lock-up after a short time in use, even though I'd been happily using it (Squeeze) for a month (?) prior. SAP shows no such behaviour, so I can assume it's a software thing.

Any more folk local to Hawick (Scottish Borders) who fancy a beer sometime?

x waltontour
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:04 pm
by BarryK » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:43 am
Just a quick note. if you look at the posts on my blog, you will see that some major bugs in Puppy for RP alpha1 have been fixed. Things are looking very good, and I hope to upload alpha2 in a couple of days. I will announce that here.
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:47 am
by pygmy_giant » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:09 pm
:D
Ostendo ignarus addo scientia.
Posts: 1569
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:49 am
by h00rj » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:08 pm
Sofar, I'm in love with RasPuppy.
By far the most finished OS for RasPi I've used yet, and it's snappy still!

I'll be standing by waiting for further releases, though for an Alpha this is amazingly usable.

Thanks!
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:18 pm
by haitek » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:15 am
Thanx for this guys. Definitely the most useable OS so far 8-)
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:16 am