Shutdown problemsPosted on 25-Jan-2015
'darry1966' was having shutdown problems and he found a solution which may be useful to others who had the same problem.
wx Hex EditorPosted on 21-Jan-2015
‘Mikeb’ has compiled the wxHexEditor and made it available for Puppy Linux and ‘Dewbie’ has been instrumental in testing and packaging.
Good hex editors for Puppy seem to a bit thin on the ground and wxHexEditor certainly fills that gap. Should you need more information it can be found at the wxHexEditor website
Two updated Gimp-2.4.5'sPosted on 14-Jan-2015
‘Dewbie’ has been busy again repackaging two versions of Gimp-2.4.5 originally by ‘ttuuxxx’ with a little input from me.
There are some extras included; Gimp 'Save-for-web' for reducing the file size of images. 'High pass filter' which sharpens images but is somewhat easier to use than USM (Unsharp mask).
Simulated green, yellow, orange and red filters used when converting from colour to monochrome to give the effect the filters give when using monochrome film. Finally a Puppy Gimp splash that I put together a few years ago.
Dewbie and Mikeb have been updating Gimp again and the changes are as follows:
- Gutenprint has been added to the Print menu.
- Print a CD label is in Xtns / Misc / CD label.
- libgio-2.0 (146K) was added to get rid of dependency error.
412 Collection moved. Please update your bookmarks.Posted on 10-Jan-2015
Alas time marches on and I have moved on from using Puppy Linux-4.1.2 as my everyday OS, which has served me well for several years. I am now using Lubuntu for various reasons although I have fond memories of Puppy Linux and the very helpful community.
The 412collection.co.uk domain name expires on 7th July 2015 and will not be renewed. In gratitude To Puppy Linux I will do my best to keep it up and running for those who find it useful. So 412collection.co.uk will move permenantly to free hosting at http://neocities.org/ and will not be activly maintained. However if anyone who wishes to contribute dotpets or anything else Puppy-4.1.2 related feel free to contact me and I will be happy to include them here.
Thunderbird 12Posted on 27-Nov-2014
‘Dewbie’ has been busy again modifying Thunderbird 12 and making improvements by adding ‘technosaurus' nobus (dbus / dbus-glib substitute) which is built in so it is no longer needed as separate dependency so Thunderbird launches on its own. Many thanks ‘Dewbie’.
Thunderbird 1.5 and 2Posted on 24-Nov-2014
Thunderbird v1.5 and v2 are two earlier versions of Thunderbird before the bloat started to appear in the later versions. These versions are as usable as the latest version for your email and news.
Many Thanks to 'Dewbie' for supplying these two versions of Thunderbird email client and pointing out my packaging of v126.96.36.199 which had some errors and which are now removed.
Critical vulnerability in pre-1.16 versions of wget fixedPosted on 03-Nov-2014
Puppy Linux users should install the two following packages with the red heading as they fix two recently discovered Linux bugs.
All current and past versions of Puppy are affected but as usual the guys on the forum have been quick to get a fix out there. Puppy Linux-4.1.2 is affected and you should download and install download wget-1.16-p4-i486.pet
Bash Vulnerability AKA SHELLSHOCKPosted on 26-Sep-2014 ( Updated 6-oct-2014 )
You may have heard through the media by now of the Bash Vulnerability and the guys on the forum have been busy applying a patch to the Bash Shell. If you are not sure about what the situation with Puppy Linux please check the appropriate forum post
I have included the updated patched version of Bash below and here from Wary/Racy. Many thanks to mavrothal (forum name) for the update which works with Puppy-4.1.2.
Download (567kb): bash-3.0.22-i486.pet
Puppy 415Posted on 06-Aug-2014
‘mikeb’ (forum name) has put together a rather nice XFCE puplet using Puppy-412 as a base Pup_415_v2.2.1.iso. It includes Gimp-2.4.6 and a very nice Dropbox GUI plus other goodies. Download, burn and enjoy.
FL BurnPosted on 07-May-2014
'darry1966' has been pretty busy again compiling pets and here is a CD Burner from him. FL Burn is very simple and is good with ISO's and works well with older Pups and very good on extremely low ram hardware.