Puppy Linux 5.2.8 Is Faster and Friendlier

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Puppy Linux 5.2.8 has arrived. Dubbed Lucid Puppy, since it is based on Ubuntu, it promises some performance enhancements as well as new packages and features.

Puppy Linux 5.2.8 drops support for (really) old computers and uses libraries build for i689 processors and above.

The latest release is also the most customizable, with new options available for users, as well as more art to choose from.

"Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 is the fastest, friendliest, and most fun Lucid yet. It is the fastest because it is the first Lucid (and first official Puppy) to use the C and ffmpeg libraries optimized for i686 computers rather than the older i386 computer," Puppy Linux announced.

Puppy Linux 5.2.8 is the second big update to the lightweight distro this year. The most recent is Puppy Linux 5.2.5, which came in April. The newest update comes with fresher packages but also some new features.

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New in Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 (released August 17, 2011):

made faster with i686 optimization;
new, versatile Roxterm console;
new Control Panel;
more firmware, drivers and updates;
improved hardware detection and configuration;
more wallpapers and themes.


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Instant Update 001 for Lucid 5.2.8

add two gnome-mplayer icons
PupControl preferences
new iwlwifi.tar.gz in /lib/modules/all-firmware
latest Packages-puppy-lucid-official in PPM
gnome-mplayer menu entry remove %U
small change to Cloud Apps to remove 2nd More Apps which pointed to /usr/share/applications

X libgconf2-4_3.1.6 to enable Chromium-based browsers
X libgconf_DEV-3.1.6
X Help -> LupuNews puppylogo96 image without being connected
X update Firewallstate 2.0 tasmod
X update PupControl 1.7 radky includes very cool PupSysinfo
X update Pburn 3.3.5 zigbert
X change to Start with Playlist in gnome-mplayer for dvd’s otherwise gnome-mplayer shows black screen with audio until one changes size of screen - for dvd's, XineDVD is still better, but some people might expect the default media player to play dvd's with no fuss, not unreasonably
X add Getflash (modified) from Slacko to update (or install) Flashplayer
X add Cloud Puppy by szzindian, under Utility

From rerwin:
# 1. Update /etc/rc.d/MODULESCONFIG.
# 2. Reduce occurrences of DNS not being set for ppp connections to some USB-modem ISPs. (/etc/ppp/wvdial)
# 3. Retain access to prename script if devx also loaded (with a different script of the same name) (usr/share/applications/prename.desktop).
# 4. Set "show_msg=NO" configuration option for both of dillo's dillorc files (adding the one in /etc/dillo).
# 5. Correct missing "fi" statement in bareview script.
# 6. Personal Settings updates:
# . . a. Complete the hostname-change process by cycling connections and prompting user to log out.
# . . b. Simplify numlock preset logic.
# . . c. Avoid "barks" during full country-settings display but retain them for first runs with no pupsave files or full installations.
# . . d. Integrate firstrun-1.8.4 into lupu version of personal settings script but exclude new "extralang" support (which could be provided by a dot-pet package).



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Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 Version 005 released APR 05 2012

Lupu 528.005 & Lupu Libre 528.005
Released APR 5 2012

The big news is that Help is working in Abiword and Homebank and the web links are working in many (or all) programs Help -> About. More big news is that there is a Libre version with Libre Office 3.5.2 installed and integrated with the desktop and with HPLipLite for increased support of HP printers. Many programs are updated as listed below. PupMenu is an easily customized program launcher and Get Flash is a better way to install and update Flashplayer.

Version 005 updates: ffconvert 1.2 - shinobar; sfs-load 1.3 - shinobar; PupControl 2.0 - radky; Sylpheed 3.1.3 - playdayz; mtpaint 3.44.3 - don570; PupApps 1.8 - radky; PupSnap 1.6.3 - radky; pprocess 2.2.4 - zigbert; Pburn 3.5.1 - zigbert; firewallstate 2.1 - tasmod; grub4dos 1.7.2 - shinobar; isomaster 1.3.9 - BarryK; pbackup 3.1.9 - zigbert; pfilesearch 1.28 - zigbert; pfind 4.25 - zigbert; PupClockset 1.9 - radky; PupSysinfo 2.1.4 - radky; Bacon Recorder 2.7 - don570; dillo 3.0.2 - playdayz; geany 0.21 - playdayz

New Programs -> PupMenu 1.0 - radky; getflash 0.9 - shinobar; hpliplite - lluamco
Improved -> Help working in Abiword, Homebank, and web links in many programs Help -> About
Fixed -> guvcview 1.4.1-1 (the previous version would often crash if changing video size and capturing)

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P.S: Actually that thread is updated for any minor and major updates
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