Monday, October 4, 2010

Frankenpup 8, the ocho

 Well i'm annmouncing the latest frankenpup alpha, short story:

LINK 1 file 160Mb iso

-WARY-070 / Slackware-13.1
-kernel: SMP (WARY)
-glibc: 2.11.1 (from Slackware 13.1)
-gcc: 4.4.4 (same)
-fluxbox instead jwm (from slack)
-python script to keep the fluxmenu structure (fixmenus linked to that script)
-firefox 3.6.10
-no office software yet =P (i'm still stripping down Open office)
-removed a lot of apps (abiword, gnumeric, osmo, attym, gftp, and some others i will upload the list later)
-The run action for the txz packages is linked to my TXZinstaller script so you can install them with 1 click =)
-dbus-uuidgen on starup (to prevent dbus to FAIL hard)
-dbus-daemon on starup (for obvius reasons)
-on shutdown a script cleans the /var/run/dbus/ folder (to prevent starup FAIL)

Slackware packages used so far:

>cxxlibs-6.0.13-i486-2 (MAIN)
>dbus-1.2.24-i486-2 (MAIN)
>dbus-glib-0.86-i486-3 (MAIN)
>gcc-4.4.4-i486-1 (devx_8.sfs)
>gcc-g++-4.4.4-i486-1 (devx_8.sfs) [testing]
>glibc-2.11.1-i486-3 (MAIN) [testing]
>gmp-5.0.1-i486-1 (devx_8.sfs)
>python-2.6.2-i486-3 (MAIN)(will upgrade it to 2.7)

Software from WARY:

and all the common puppy apps (i'm deleting a lot of them)


That's all so far, it's the first build i made using WARY(Quirky family) so i'm going slow because i don't wanna fuck the whole system.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

XaraLX (Xara Xtreme for Linux)

Hello normal people, today i will review a prettygood software, Xara LX.

First of all What The Flying Fuck is XaraLX??, well as it says on their website:

"Xara Xtreme for Linux is a powerful, general purpose graphics program for Unix platforms including Linux, FreeBSD and (in development) OS-X."

..OK... WHAT? xD

XalaLX is an image editing software (like inkscape or gimp) with a very intuituve interface, and is really easy to learn how to use it (unlike inkscape). Or, again, as they say on their website:

"Formely known as Xara LX, it is based on Xara Xtreme for Windows, which is the fastest graphics program available, period."

-you must think: "WOW WOW WOW, ain't Xara guys beign too narcisist there?"

and i can answer to that: well, NO.
Ii have used many windows programs to edit vectors and can say XaraXtreme is pretty good, i even use it more than Freehand, why? because the interface, in my opinion one of the best optimized interface i ever seen on  a graphics software.

- But samedog, that's just the same shit that any other graphics software.
Well my friends IT'S NOT:
First, everything you need you can reach it on screen.
Second, no stupid hidden menus
Third, it's still FASTER than any other software.

As example in my system inkscape loads in almost 6 seconds, the GIMP in about 7~8 seconds and Xara in about 3~4 seconds, also Xara renders faster than inkscape, and has more options to export or import files.

- And what about size??

Well, installed XaraLX + deps it's about 70-80Mb, but if you want QUALITY you must make sacrifices.

Overall XaraLX is the best you can get for VECTORS on linux (gimp beats it's ass on "normal" graphics), fast and professional it's one of my favourites apps for daily use.

Link to dotpet [mediafire] md5sum
deps: Imagemagick [mediafire] md5sum
(dunno of any other deps, because i have lots of libs on frankenpup, will try it on a puppy431 base system to see the whole desp and upload them)

samedog out.

Monday, July 19, 2010

FrankenpupDAW beta 0.1


well people this is a puplet based on a puppy 4.31 base using my slackware 13 building scripts, pretty much a frankenpup without the slackware 13 package manager, or any config related addon i have putted to my own frankenpup, this one is for audio related work, i used the most pro software i was able to found, still, i need opinions, suggestions and critics to improve it, i have tested all the software on my PC (2Ghz P4, 1Gb RAM) using my "video safe mode" (integrated intel card instead my nvidia), and my brother's notebook (Atom 1.6Ghz hyper-threading, 2Gb RAM, integrated intel card) and everything works awesome, well.. screenshots xD









part1 114.44Mb [mediafire]
part2 90.91Mb  [mediafire]

samedog out.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New processor

Hello normal people, well i recently brought a new processor (2Gz P IV, older was a 2.5Ghz Celeron) and i'm gonna talk you a little about teh HUGE differences between those 2 procs.

well technically speaking:
Celeron, 2.5Ghz, 128Kb L2 caché, 400FSB
Pentium4, 2Ghz, 256Kb L2 caché, 400FSB

they looks pretty similar, but after some test and in the common day use i have noticed how fast is the P4 against the celeron (almost 2X fast).

Why? some people usually thinks: more Mhz=More speed, that could be right if you are talking about 2 processor of the same production line (a Pentium4, 2Ghz, 256Kb L2 caché, 400FSB against a Pentium4, 2.8Ghz, 256Kb L2 caché, 400FSB) but when comes to 2 completely different procs, there is some things more importants than the Ghz, i'm gonna define 2 of them:

First: L2 Caché
What does L2 caché is/does? the simplest way to describe it is : Level 2 or L2 cache is part of a multi-level storage strategy for improving computers performance (i'm not going to describe it technically, way too much shit to talk about this xD). So, in other words, More L2 cache = more data can enter to the processor.

Second: the Front Side Bus (FSB)
a quick definition can be:
In PC , the FSB is the bus that carries data between the CPU and the northbridge. So more FSB = more data between the proc and the motherboard.

So as we can see the L2 cache of my new processor is 2X higher than the older, so the cpu can take 2X more data, but that doesn't means the new processor is "faster" in speed, it can handle more data in almost the same amount of time, and why it isn't 2x or more times fast?, because the Ghz are sigthly lower, so it can't make the same cycles per second, so my conclusion is: P4 FTW!! FUCK YOU CELERON!!!

ok, i'm out.


And nothing of value was lost

Hello normal people i have been busy like hell with life and university and lots of other kind of "normal peope" stuffs, hope i can make some post sooner, also i have finished (months ago) a frankenpup digital audio workstation version BUT i have no time to upload it (and the internet in home is .. just let's say it is SLOW), so i'm gonna see if a friend can upload it or something.

well hope i can blabklaskjdlakjdskdjalksdjla soon

samedog out.

Friday, May 21, 2010

playing with udev, dbus and hal for puppy and kde users

(updated)Hello normal people!

I have been playing around with HAL on frankenpup2 for a while and i am having some good results to share xD

after some very little mods to the rc.shutdown and the rc.local i was able to get some basic hardware detection for kde4, what does that means? that means kde4 is now aware of my sound card, video card and some usb devices (mp3 players, usb drives, etc)

ok now the modifications i made:

first you need to install dbus, HAL and udev (i got them from slackware-13.0 repos)

then, when everything is installed and ready to go follow the next steps:

1.- type: dbus-uuidgen --ensure=/var/lib/dbus/machine-id

after that make sure dbus monitor is running by typing: dbus-monitor
if you get something like this:

everything is ok and go to the next step

2.- now add the groups: video, lp, disk, floppy, cdrom, tape, plugdev and power

type: addgroup video (and then replace video with lp and you know what's next xD)

3.- ok let's make the socket we need for HAL

type: rm -rf /var/run/dbus/*
then: dbus-daemon --system
and check the /var/run/dbus for and system_bus_socket
now go to the next step

4.- ok so you have the groups and the socket now let's test HAL

type hald on the terminal and if it just makes a little stop and dropsyou to # it's actually running =)

5.- ok now test if hal is detecting the hardware by typing hal-device on the terminal.
if you get something like this:


well that's the software and config part now we need hal to load on the system boot so weare gonna mod some files on /etc/rc.d/

1.- ok first open /etc/rc.d/rc.shutdown to make a dbus-daemon hand-made cleaner xD

ok goto line 880

it should look like this

rm -rf /root/.thumbnails/* 2> /dev/null

now add rm -rf /var/run/dbus/*

and it should look like...

rm -rf /root/.thumbnails/* 2> /dev/null
rm -rf /var/run/dbus/*

save and close.

2.- good, now we need to start dbus and hal on the system init
now open /etc/rc.d/rc.local

it should say

#this file called from rc.sysinit
#you can edit this file
#When firewall is installed, will append lines to this file...

now add this to it

######################LOAD DBUS####################

echo -n "starting dbus-daemon" >/dev/console

dbus-daemon --system

status_func 0

######################LOAD HAL#####################

echo -n "starting HAL" >/dev/console


status_func 0

save and close.

ok now reboot your system and let the magic flow!! xD

[uploading video]

pretty good now HAL must be able to see all your hardware, make sure of that typing hal-device ona terminal, and if you see (again) this

everything is ok, now try looking on the kde panel for some hardware detection and check if it shows something, i'm using kde4.2.4 and i got this:

[uploading screenshot xD]

or try plugging a usb drive..

[uploading video xD]

well, hope this help someone.

i'm now looking for a config somewhere to make autoruns for the usb and cd/dvd drives (or will make a daemon for that) to avoid pmount (as i am using kde and not rox the drive icons are not showed on the bottom of the screen) hope i can come out with something to share with the puppylinux community.

Will keep you informed

samedog out.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Tuxguitar (teh linux guitar pro)

Hello again normal people, now i bring you this... *cars crashing* TUXGUITAR, yeah it's the damn linux solution to guitar pro, it is able to open guitar pro files and everything like that, well without anything to say but GO SUCK A SOCK!! enjoy (IT NEEDS JAVA (JRE))





Hello normal people today, with some beer on my blood i bring you..... THIS "BLENDER", nothing to say about blender, 3d modeling program blah blah blah, version 2.49a (i am compiling 2.49b but puppy doesn't like it)well without anything else to say but I'M THE SCAT MAN!!! enjoy (I AM GONNA UPLOAD LOTS OF SCRIPTS LATER)

no screenshots, i'm lazy today



Wednesday, April 7, 2010

YSFLIGHT Hell yeah combat simulator!! >:3

Hello normal people, this time i am glad to bring you.... *cowboys firing guns* "*YSFLIGHT*". YsFlight is the best minimalistic air combat simulator i have ever played, fast, hard and very sddictive, with nothing more to say but FAGGOT!! hope you enjoy it (i know you will :3) (it needs opengl, so 3d accelerator card or die!)

More info: (ysflight is serious bussiness)

# Pentium 300MHz or faster (500MHz or faster is recommended).
# 64MB RAM or larger (128MB or larger is recommended).

Screenshots: (click to enlarge... if you know what i mean ;3)




Hello normal people, this time i am glad o bring you...*drums* TADA!!!! "*warzone2100*" WEEEE this is a pretty good realtime strategy game, with good graphics an low system requirements, sooo with nothing else to say but I'M HUNGRYYYY!! hope you enjoy it (as i do =3).

More info: (some serious stuff)

In Warzone 2100, you command the forces of "The Project" in a battle to rebuild the world after mankind has almost been destroyed by nuclear missiles. The game offers campaign, multi-player and single-player skirmish modes. An extensive tech tree with over 400 different technologies, combined with the unit design system, allows for a wide variety of possible units and tactics.

Warzone 2100 was created by Pumpkin Studios, published by Eidos Interactive and is currently developed by the Warzone 2100 Project.



freetype (an ugly warzone dep xD)

some KDE 4.2 stuffs xD

Hello normal people today i'm glad to bring to you this!!*trumpets* "KDE4.2 BASE, LIBS AND DEPS", with nothing more to say but DON'T TOUCH ME YOU DIRTY WOMAN!! i hope you enjoy it.

deps >> so many dotpets to install!! how much fun =)
kdebase >> boooring
kdelibs >> =)
kdebindings >> because they are too lazy to put this and libs on the same package D:

and that's all for today folks, stay tuned for more weird thing to come

chao, arrivederchi, ciao, bye, sayonnara, anything i'm out.