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Release notes for Lighthouse 64 6.02 B2

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What's new


Updates / Additions:

acl-2.2.51-x86_64-1
babl-0.1.10-x86_64-1
bogofilter-1.2.3-1-x86_64
busybox-1.19.4
cifs-utils-5.9-x86_64-LH1
dnsmasq-2.66-1-x86_64
dosfstools-3.0.12-x86_64
gegl-0.2.0-x86_64-1
gtkdialog-0.8.3-x86_64
ilmbase-1.0.2-x86_64-1
inxi-1.9.7
isomaster-1.3.9-x86_64
jwm-724-x86_64 (thanks to Billtoo)
libarchive-2.8.5-x86_64-1
libassuan-2.0.3-x86_64-1
lib64cap-ng0
libetpan-1.1-1
libgpg-error-1.10-x86_64-1
libgsl0ldbl_1.15+dfsg.2-2_amd64
libpng-1.5.15-1-x86_64
libsoup-2.38.1-x86_64-2
libwmf-0.2.8.4-x86_64-5
Netboot-server-3.3-LHP
nettle-2.5-x86_64-1
openexr-1.7.0-x86_64-1
p11-kit-0.12-x86_64-1
pburn-3.7.18
perl-5.16.1-x86_64-1
retrovol-0.13.1-x86_64-LH1
syslinux-4.06

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. Some of these also available as Pets via the Update icon on desktop.


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Bugs/Quirks

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Release notes for Lighthouse 64 6.01 B

Starfish iconLighthouse 64 6.01 B Base ISO

What's new



Slackware64-14.0 latest patches/security updates: these are included in the base ISO, except for the packages noted with parentheses.

curl-7.29.0-x86_64-2_slack14.0
freetype-2.4.11-x86_64-1_slack14.0
iptables-1.4.14-x86_64-2_slack14.0
libssh-0.5.3-x86_64-1_slack14.0
libxml2-2.8.0-x86_64-2_slack14.0
make-3.82-x86_64-4_slack14.0 (Devx)
mysql-5.5.29-x86_64-1_slack14.0 (KDE4)
openssl-1.0.1e-x86_64-1_slack14.0
openssl-solibs-1.0.1e-x86_64-1_slack14.0
polkit-0.105-x86_64-4_slack14.0
ruby-1.9.3_p327-x86_64-1_slack14.0 (Devx)


Updates / Additions:

aaa_elflibs-14.0-x86_64-4
alsa-lib-1.0.26-x86_64-1
alsa-utils-1.0.26-x86_64-1
appres-1.0.3-x86_64-1
atk-2.4.0-x86_64-1
bdftopcf-1.0.3-x86_64-1
beforelight-1.0.4-x86_64-1
bigreqsproto-1.1.2-noarch-1
bitmap-1.0.6-x86_64-1
clutter-1.10.8-x86_64-1gv
cogl-1.10.4-x86_64-1gv
compositeproto-0.4.2-noarch-1
ConsoleKit-0.4.5-x86_64-1
coreutils-8.19-x86_64-1
cpio-2.11-x86_64-2
cups-1.5.4-x86_64-2
damageproto-1.2.1-noarch-1
db48-4.8.30-x86_64-2
dbus-1.4.20-x86_64-3
dbus-glib-0.98-x86_64-1
dmxproto-2.3.1-noarch-1
dri2proto-2.6-x86_64-1
e2fsprogs-1.42.6-x86_64-1
editres-1.0.5-x86_64-1
enchant-1.5.0-x86_64-1
encodings-1.0.4-noarch-1
evieext-1.1.1-noarch-1
file-5.11-x86_64-1
fixesproto-5.0-x86_64-1
flac-1.2.1-x86_64-3
fontcacheproto-0.1.3-noarch-1
fontconfig-2.9.0-x86_64-1
font-cursor-misc-1.0.3-noarch-1
fontsproto-2.1.2-noarch-1
fonttosfnt-1.0.4-x86_64-1
font-util-1.3.0-x86_64-1
foomatic-filters-4.0.12-x86_64-1
freeglut-2.8.0-x86_64-1
fslsfonts-1.0.4-x86_64-1
fstobdf-1.0.5-x86_64-1
gamin-0.1.10-x86_64-5
gdk-pixbuf2-2.26.1-x86_64-2
gettext-0.18.1.1-x86_64-3
ghostscript-9.05-x86_64-3
glew-1.5.7-x86_64-1
glib2-2.32.4-x86_64-1
glibc-2.15-x86_64-7
glproto-1.4.15-noarch-1
gpgme-1.3.2-x86_64-1
gstreamer-0.10.36-x86_64-1
gtk+2-2.24.10-x86_64-2
gutenprint-5.2.9-x86_64-1
gzip-1.5-x86_64-1
htop-1.0.1-x86_64-1
iceauth-1.0.5-x86_64-1
ico-1.0.3-x86_64-1
imake-1.0.5-x86_64-1
imlib2-1.4.5-2-x86_64
inputproto-2.2-noarch-1
intel-gpu-tools-1.2-x86_64-1
json-glib-0.14.2-x86_64-1gv
kbproto-1.0.6-noarch-1
kmod-9-x86_64-3
lcms2-2.3-x86_64-1
libaio-0.3.109-x86_64-1
libao-1.1.0-x86_64-1
libpcap-1.1.1-x86_64-1
libcroco-0.6.5-x86_64-1
libdmx-1.1.2-x86_64-1
libdrm-2.4.33-x86_64-1
libexif-0.6.21-x86_64-1
libffi-3.0.11
libfontenc-1.1.1-x86_64-1
libFS-1.0.4-x86_64-1
libICE-1.0.8-x86_64-1
libiodbc-3.52.7-x86_64-2
libjbig2-2.0-7.1.x86_64
libnl-1.1-x86_64-1
libpcap-1.3.0-x86_64-1
libpciaccess-0.13.1-x86_64-1
libpng-1.4.12-x86_64-1
libpthread-stubs-0.3-noarch-1
librsvg-2-2-2.34.1-3.1.2.x86_64
libSM-1.2.1-x86_64-1
libtiff5-4.0.3-3.1.x86_64
libvisual-0.4.0-x86_64-3
libxcb-1.8.1-x86_64-1
libxkbfile-1.0.8-x86_64-1
listres-1.0.3-x86_64-1
lm_sensors-3.3.2-x86_64-1
lndir-1.0.3-x86_64-1
luit-1.1.1-x86_64-1
m17n-lib-1.6.1-x86_64-1
madplay-0.15.2b-x86_64-3
makedepend-1.0.4-x86_64-1
menu-cache-0.3.3-x86_64-1dj
mesa-8.0.4-x86_64-1
mkcomposecache-1.2.1-x86_64-1
mkfontdir-1.0.7-noarch-1
mkfontscale-1.1.0-x86_64-1
mpg123-1.14.4-x86_64-1
mtdev-1.1.2-x86_64-1
normalize-0.7.7-x86_64-1
ntfs-3g-2012.1.15-x86_64-2
obconf-2.0.3-x86_64-2dj
oclock-1.0.3-x86_64-1
openbox-3.5.0-x86_64-2dj
pango-1.30.1-x86_64-1
patch-2.7-x86_64-2
pixman-0.26.2-x86_64-1
pkgtools-14.0-noarch-2
poppler-0.20.2-x86_64-1
popt-1.16-5-x86_64
PupClockset-2.1
PupControl-INT-2.3
printproto-1.0.5-noarch-1
randrproto-1.3.2-noarch-1
raptor2-2.0.8-x86_64-1
rasqal-0.9.29-x86_64-1
recordproto-1.14.2-noarch-1
redland-1.0.15-x86_64-4
rendercheck-1.4-x86_64-1
renderproto-0.11.1-noarch-1
resourceproto-1.2.0-noarch-1
rgb-1.0.4-x86_64-1
scrnsaverproto-1.2.2-noarch-1
sdl-1.2.15-x86_64
sessreg-1.0.7-x86_64-1
setxkbmap-1.3.0-x86_64-1
shared-mime-info-1.0-x86_64-2
showfont-1.0.3-x86_64-1
slackpkg-2.82.0-noarch-8
slang-2.2.3-x86_64-1
smproxy-1.0.5-x86_64-1
sox-14.4.0-x86_64-1
spacefm-0.8.3-x86_64
svgalib-1.9.25-x86_64-2
transset-1.0.0-x86_64-1
udev-182-x86_64-5
usbutils-006-x86_64-1
util-linux-2.21.2-x86_64-5
util-macros-1.17-noarch-1
videoproto-2.3.1-noarch-1
viewres-1.0.3-x86_64-1
wavpack-4.60.1-x86_64-1
wcpufreq-1.1-noarch
yad-0.18.0-x86_64
zlib-1.2.6-x86_64-1
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Bugs/Quirks

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SFS add-on software packs - download

asciidoc-8.6.8-1-any
autoconf-2.69-noarch-1
automake-1.11.5-noarch-1
automoc4-0.9.88-x86_64-1
binutils-2.22.52.0.2-x86_64-2
boost-1.49.0-x86_64-3
cmake-2.8.8-x86_64-2
dbus-python-0.83.1-x86_64-1
dev86-0.16.17-x86_64-2
doxygen-1.8.1.1-x86_64-1
gcc-4.7.1-x86_64-1
gcc-g++-4.7.1-x86_64-1
gcc-java-4.7.1-x86_64-1
gettext-tools-0.18.1.1-x86_64-3
git-1.7.12.2-x86_64,
glib2-2.28.6-x86_64-1
glibc_DEV-2.13-4-x86_64
glibc_DOC-2.13-4-x86_64
gmp-5.0.1-x86_64-1
gtk-doc-1.17-1-any
intltool-0.50.2-x86_64-1
kmod-9-x86_64-3
libarchive-2.8.5-x86_64-1
libetpan_DEV-1.0-x86_64
libgee_DEV-0.1.5-x86_64
libiconv-1.13.1-x86_64,
libjbig-devel-2.0-7.1.x86_64
libmpc-0.8.2-x86_64-2
librsvg-devel-2.34.1-3.1.2.x86_64
libtiff-devel-4.0.3-3.1.x86_64
libtool-2.4.2-x86_64-1
libxslt-1.1.26-x86_64-1
linuxdoc-tools-0.9.67-x86_64-2
m4-1.4.16-x86_64-1
make-3.82-x86_64-4_slack14.0

mpfr-3.0.1-x86_64-1
p7zip-full_9.04~dfsg.1-1_amd64
perl-5.16.1-x86_64-1
pkg-config-0.25-x86_64-1
pygobject-2.26.0-x86_64-1
pygtk-2.22.0-x86_64-1
pyrex-0.9.9-x86_64-1
python-2.7.3-x86_64-2
python-lxml_2.2.8-2_amd64
pyxdg-0.19-x86_64-2sl
rarian-0.8.1-x86_64-5gsb
ruby-1.9.3_p327-x86_64-1_slack14.0
scrollkeeper-0.3.14-i486-1
vte-0.26.2-x86_64-1
xmlto_0.0.23-2_amd64
yasm-1.2.0-x86_64-2


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Release notes for Lighthouse 64 5.15 F

Starfish iconLighthouse 64 5.15 F Base ISO

What's new

Bug fixes

Updates / Additions


  • Built-in Samba Server 3.6.5 with support for SMB2 sharing to Windows clients. For SAMBA information see here, (thanks to Gcmartin)

  • Pburn-3.7.5, Pmusic-2.6.6, Pfilesearch-1.32, Pfind-5.04, (Zigbert) pEqualizer-0.4.0, (01micko)
  • adobe-flashplugin-11.2.202.243-x86-64

  • curl-7.21.4-x86_64-1

  • drives-manager-L64-1.7

  • ffmpeg-0.11.2

  • firefox-16.0.2-x86-64

  • geany-1.2.2-x86-64

  • gpart-0.1h_11-x86_64-3sl
  • grub4dos-0.4.4.v1.8.0, (shinobar)

  • libpam-unix2_2.4.1-4_amd64

  • libquicktime-1.2.4-x86_64-1sl

  • libxcrypt1_2.4-1_amd64

  • lm_sensors-3.1.2-x86_64-1

  • nrg2iso-0.4-8-x86_64

  • PupControl-2.2.2 (radky)
  • snap2-4.25, (Lloyd G. Standish)

  • streamripper-1.64.6-x86_64-1sl

  • sys-info-1.4.2-noarch

  • wine-1.5.14-i486

  • xine-ui-0.99.5-x86_64-3

Pet / SFS Updates Available - direct download


Bugs/Quirks

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SFS add-on software packs - download

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Release notes for Lighthouse 64 5.14-B4

Starfish iconLighthouse 64 5.14.2-B4 Base ISO Puppy Derivatives, L64 5.14

Updates / Additions

Aufs 3.0
Firefox 9.01 with Flash 11.1
Fotoxx 11.09
Frugal-symlink 0.9
GParted 0.9.0
gtk+2-2.24.4-x86_64-L2
HardInfo 0.5.2pre
Pmusic-1.8.3 (thanks to Zigbert)
PupClockset 1.6.3 (thanks to Radky)
PupControl 1.8          "              "
Psync-2.7-64 (thanks to Tasmod)
Report-video-glx 0.7
Sys-info 0.7
Wine-1.3.26-i486
Xine 0.99.7hg

Bugs/Quirks

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SFS add-on software packs - all 64-bit - direct download
| What is an SFS?

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Release notes for Lighthouse 64 5.12-B1

Lighthouse 64 5.12-B1 Base ISO


Updates / Additions


alsa-lib-1.0.24.1-x86_64-1
alsa-utils-1.0.24.2-x86_64-1
ConsoleKit-0.4.3-x86_64-1
clutter-1.6.14-x86_64-1gsb
cairo-1.10.2-x86_64-2
cairomm-1.9.8-x86_64-2cf
dbus-glib-0.88-x86_64-1
dialog-1.1_20100428-x86_64-2
file-5.05-x86_64-1
fontconfig-2.8.0-x86_64-1
freetype-2.4.4-x86_64-1
frugal-symlink-0.8-L64
fuse-2.8.5-x86_64-1
gamin-0.1.10-x86_64-3
gdk-pixbuf2-2.23.3-x86_64-1
glibc-2.13-x86_64-4
gtk+2-2.24.4-x86_64-1
libdvdread-4.1.3-x86_64-1
libffi-3.0.9-x86_64-1gsb
libjpeg-v8a-x86_64-1
libnotify-0.7.3-x86_64-1gsb
libpng-1.4.5-x86_64-1
librsvg-2.32.0-x86_64-1
libtiff-3.9.4-x86_64-2
libxml2-2.7.8-x86_64-3
lxterminal-0.1.11-x86_64
menu-cache-0.3.2-1-x86_64
ncurses-5.9-x86_64-1
pango-1.28.4-x86_64-1
pixman-0.20.2-x86_64-1
tar-1.26-x86_64-1
udev-165-x86_64-2
wine-1.3.26-x86_64-1sg
zlib-1.2.5-x86_64-4

Bugs/Quirks

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Experimental SFS add-ons - all 64-bit - direct download

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Release notes for Lighthouse 64 5.11-A

Lighthouse 64 5.11-A Base ISO

Updates / Additions

Bug fixes

Encrypted save file boot failure, (thanks to Q5sys)

CUPS 32-bit Pets may
install and work without intervention, (thanks to rcrsn51)

* There are many Fatdog 64 pets available in PPM. Some existing 32-bit Linux apps can be started by typing
start32 <executable>
in a terminal, (thanks to jamesbond.) O
therwise, Puppy's 32-bit Pets will not work if they include 32-bit binaries/libs, with the exception of CUPS driver Pets.


SFS Add-ons

LibreOfc-3.3.1_en-US_64bit.sfs, JavaRE-6u25-x86_64.sfs, Vlc-1.1.7-x86_64.sfs (including Qt-4.7.1) and more here.

Devx-L64_511.sfs C/C++ compiling environment with kernel source

Xfce, KDE and other add-ons in development


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Bugs / Work-in-progress

Xlock screen locking--can't change password (uses root password, default is woofwoof)

Xdelta3GUI fails to generate updated file. Fix in Lighthouse Update

Shadows in JWM, if enabled, disables desktop context menu. Workaround: disable Shadows or use Openbox.

3D-Demo misses frame rate display in Antinspect demo

PupClockset works in JWM, but not OpenBox.
Fix in Lighthouse Update

Transmission needs to be updated

Only WMs: Openbox, JWM. Others in development

No CairoDock, C-F or
Wbar

Few SFS add-ons to date (more on Fatdog 64 website)

Audacious Pet doesn't work, but Pmusic is fine and Winamp 5.61 installs in Wine

No extra games included as yet, however Winetricks has a menu full of game / demo installers and Fatdog 64 offers these links to Linux games.

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Release notes for Lighthouse Pup 5.03

Lighthouse Pup 5.03 Base ISO

Updates / Additions

Wine 1.3.14,
Pnethood 0.6.7, (thanks to clarf, shinobar, rcrsn51), RipperX 2.7.3 (thanks to Billtoo) e-Sword installer updated for 9.8.3

SFS Add-on Updates

LibreOffice-3.3.0-19-L1.sfs (Final, JavaRE recommended), Avidemux-qt4-2.5.4.sfs, Samba-3.5.6-L1.sfs (thanks to shinobar and gcmartin) and more add-ons, (thanks to Q5sys)

Bugfixes

Encrypted save file boot failure, (thanks to Q5sys)

Experimental multi-session CD/DVD mode failed on reboot, (thanks to gcmartin)

Universal installer updated for zWine, /isolinux files on LiveCD

Frugal-symlink 0.5 (Move and Link Programs) improved upgrade management

When selecting SFS add-ons at boot accept y or z as yes input for qwertz and similar keyboards, (thanks to drblock2)

Raised threshold for copying SFS add-ons to RAM, to increase available system RAM

Lighthouse Mariner ISO 5.03 G Mariner icon

Minor updates to Mariner 5G_503 and Xfce-4.6.2-L4 SFS


VirtualBox-4.0.2-L1 SFS with extension pack and additions in /opt/VirtualBox/additions

Devx-LHP_503.sfs C/C++ compiling environment (no changes, renamed Devx-LHP_502)

4-KDE-4.4.4-G.sfs and 5-Voyager-5G.sfs are unchanged. Most SFS add-ons from prior versions should be fine with this release.

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Release notes for Lighthouse Pup 5.02 G

Lighthouse Pup 5.02 G (Build 502) Base ISO

Highlights include PupControl, a full-featured control panel specifically designed for Puppy-based derivatives like Lighthouse. Expanded SFS options including SFS copy2ram at first boot, with full selection and configuration early in the boot process. Numerous tweaks and bugfixes, many based on user feedback.

SFS add-ons can be selected and configured at first or any boot, prior to mounting the layered file system.
SFS (compressed add-on) Boot Options
Type lhp or puppy then a space pfix=<option>,<option>...
sfsauto  Skip prompt and auto-load prior SFS list

sfscfg   Configure SFS at boot without prompting first

nosfs    No prompt and don't load any .sfs add-ons

Examples:

lhp pfix=sfsauto      Skip prompt and autoload .sfs files

lhp pfix=sfsauto,copy Skip prompt and autoload, copying to RAM
lhp pfix=ram,sfscfg   Clean boot, launch .sfs configuration
lhp pfix=ram,nosfs    Clean boot, no .sfs add-ons

Updates

  • Wine 1.3.11, Geany 0.19, retrovol 0.10, (thanks to Pizzasgood) Psync 1.6, (thanks to tasmod) mtPaint-3.34.63, (thanks to don570) zenity-2.32.1-patchedL1, e-Sword installer updated for 9.8.1

  • Bugfixes

    Dual CD/DVD drives: 2nd optical drive w/no disc gave red error 32 at boot--fixed. Thanks to gcmartin for reporting this.

    The zWine core file was mounted instead of copied to RAM, preventing the CD from unmounting--fixed.

    Audacious WMA plugin fixed, Conky documentation in /usr/share/doc

    mtPaint would not open or save JPEGS--fixed. Dillo rendered some fonts poorly--thanks to don570 for the fix.

    e-Sword installer skipped add-ons selected, when installing the main program--fixed

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    Minor updates to Mariner 5G_502 SFS and Xfce-4.6.2-L3.sfs SFS


    Devx-LHP_502.sfs C/C++ compiling environment (no changes, renamed Devx-LHP_501)


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    Release notes for Lighthouse Pup 5.00 G

    Lighthouse Pup 5.00 G (Build 501) Base ISO


    The base ISO has the world's fastest Dillo 2.2 browser compiled by Ttuuxxx, (less than 2M, no javascript) but most will want to install a full-featured browser with Lighthouse Update, or from the /pets folder of the Mariner ISO.

    For the adventurous, PPM (Puppy Package Manager) is updated with access to both Slackware and Ubuntu-lucid repos. Click Configure PPM | Update now, press Enter a few times, grab a coffee and when it finishes, select the universe repo and you'll have thousands of packages to peruse. I say adventurous because I don't have time to try them all! Some will work and others won't, but I tried to tweak PPM to exclude the ones that are least compatible with Lighthouse. All three Ubuntu repo databases are included with Mariner SFS/ISO, so if you go that route you won't need to do an update, just select the desired repos in Configure PPM.

    Lighthouse Mariner ISO 5.00 G Mariner icon

    Minor updates to KDE 4.4.4 and Voyager SFS


    Devx-LHP_501.sfs C/C++ compiling environment updated for 5.00 G


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    Release notes for Lighthouse Pup 5.00 F

    Lighthouse Pup 5.00 F (Build 500) Base ISO
    2010.09.21 I've found an inconsistency with the way that SFS files are layered in LHP 5.00 F when one or more are in a subdir. They are loaded, but in a different order than if all are in /mnt/home. This is significant in Lighthouse because the KDE and Mariner SFS must be layered above the others. That is why their filename begins with a numeral, e.g., 5-Mariner-5F_500.sfs

    If you have moved any SFS add-ons into a subdir e.g., /mnt/home/subdir/5-Mariner-5F_500.sfs, please move them back to /mnt/home, re-run BootManager and deselect back to the left pane the SFS that were moved, then re-select them back to the right pane, and reboot. (This does not affect the main file spup-500.sfs--it is fine in a subdir.)

    Lighthouse Mariner ISO 5.00 F Mariner icon
    KDE 4.4.4 F SFS KDE Plasma Icon
    Voyager-5F.sfs 124M Updated XScreenSavers Preferences script to fix write permissions error.


    Devx-LHP_500.sfs  112M  C/C++ compiling environment (just renamed _495 to _500,  _495 was rebuilt with Boost C++ libs for LHP 5.00 D / F)

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    Release notes for Lighthouse Pup 5.00 D

    Lighthouse Pup 5.00 D (Build 495) Base ISO

    Lighthouse Mariner ISO 5.00 D

    KDE 4.4.4 D SFS - minor updates to KDE and Voyager SFS

    Kdenlive-0.7.8c.sfs 94M (Mariner SFS & KDE SFS required) iconKdenlive is an intuitive and powerful multi-track video editor, including most recent video technologies. Based on a package compiled by Battleshooter.

    Devx-LHP_495.sfs  112M  C/C++ compiling environment (rebuilt with Boost C++ libs for LHP 5.00 D)

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    Release notes for Lighthouse Pup 5.00 C

    Lighthouse Pup 5.00 C (Build 490) Base ISO
    Lighthouse Mariner ISO 5.00 C

    KDE 4.4.4 C SFS

    I experienced slowdowns and other problems in KDE 4 under the radeon Xorg driver with KDE Desktop Effects enabled. The problems vanished when I installed the ATI Catalyst display driver. If you use the vesa or radeon Xorg drivers, either:
    KDE 4 DesktopThe KDE 4 desktop in Lighthouse 5 has the system tray in a second panel along the left-hand edge of screen, along with Show Desktop, Device Notifier, Dictionary and Color Chooser applets. This allows the main panel with taskbar to be slightly shorter, with more room for running task buttons and their labels (thanks to Bm for suggesting this configuration.)
    KDE 4 Lancelot Menu

    Dual start menus, including the standard KMenu (compass icon), followed by Lancelot, a full-featured and resizable menu panel which can open, browse and even activate items without a click. Both menus can be configured (for instance the Lancelot no-click activation can be disabled) or removed, as can anything on the desktop, if desired, by right-clicking on the desktop | Unlock Widgets | right-click on the widget | Remove this widget.
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    Lighthouse Pup 5.00 B (Build 485) Base ISO

    title Lighthouse Linux 5.00 (frugal on sda8)
    root (hd0,7)
    kernel /lhp500/vmlinuz pmedia=atahd pdev1=sda8 psubdir=lhp500 loglevel=3 xforcevesa nomodeset nmi_watchdog=0
    initrd /lhp500/initrd.gz

    Lighthouse Mariner ISO 5.00 B Google-Chrome-stable_5.0 SFS Fast browser with themes and add-ons

    Devx-LHP_485.sfs development add-on: no changes, just rename _480 to _485

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    Release notes for Lighthouse Pup 5.00 A

    Lighthouse Pup 5.00 A (Build 480) Base ISO

    Mariner-5A SFS

    Lighthouse Mariner ISO 5.00 A

    *KDE, Voyager and C-F add-ons are in development; will update notes when these become available.
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    Release notes for Lighthouse Pup 4.43 Gu2

    4.43 Gu2 Base ISO

    Release notes for Lighthouse Pup 4.43 Gu1

    4.43 Gu1 Base ISO

    Mariner SFS version 4G_443 KDE SFS version 4.3.3 G
    Voyager SFS version 4G_443  Updated SDL_image-1.2.7 SDL_mixer-1.2.8 SDL_Pango-0.1.2 SDL_ttf-2.0.9 (thanks to abushcrafter)


    Xfce-4.6.1a.sfs   Xfce 4.6.1 and Thunar File Manager 1.0.1 for Lighthouse Pup 4.43 G or later (volume management support in Thunar is not working; workaround--enable Automount-setup in Utility Menu or use Pmount to mount drives as needed.)


    Please see the Puppy Linux derivatives forum for additional comments and feedback on Lighthouse Pup 4.43.
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    Release notes for LighthousePup 4.43 F

    4.43 Final Base ISO

    Mariner SFS
    version 4 F KDE SFS version 4.3.3 F
    Voyager SFS version 4 F  Minor updates


    Kompozer-0.8a.sfs bugfix: was missing from KMenu; now shows in KDE Menu | Development


    Please see the Puppy Linux derivatives forum for additional comments and feedback on Lighthouse Pup 4.43.
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    Release notes for LighthousePup version 4.1.2 and 4.4.2

    Please see Puppy Linux derivatives forum for current release notes and comments.

    Release notes for LighthousePup version 3.01

    Please see this thread on the Puppy Derivatives Forum for current release notes and user feedback.

    Release notes for LighthousePup version 2.15

    If you already have Puppy please reboot fully in RAM from the Puppy CD-Rom, typing at the boot menu 'puppy pfix=ram' and move or back up your pup_save file to another folder before booting LighthousePup. See hints and tips for further information.

    The power, beauty and serenity of the ocean, the atmosphere and even earth itself has a profound impact on our lives and future. Though I live in the desert, I can take a deep breath and imagine myself on a beach, relaxing as the surf rolls in and then back out again. A lighthouse might be a symbol of our interaction with the sea.

    With inspiration from images and memories of the coast, a grounding in Puppy Linux and the goal of an elegant, intuitive and efficient user interface LighthousePup was born. Many custom icons, graphics and themes were GIMPed or mtPainted with the abundant colors of the sea in mind. Lighthouse draws heavily on Mark Ulrich's Muppy Puplet as well as quite a few icons and influences of KDE without the full set of libraries and accompanying size and speed limitations of KDE in a typical Debian framework. SFS Expansion packs with more software--Lighthouse Mariner and Voyager--may follow. This is not an official Puppy release. It is a custom build based on Puppy v2.15CE, EZpup-1.29.05.07 with other updates, packages and customizations.

    Desktop Icons and User Interface - version 2.15
    Icewm 1.2.30 is the default window manager; JWM available also. Default browser - SeaMonkey w/Flash 9 (in Mariner .sfs - Firefox.) Default media player - Muppymplayer. Default text editor - Geany. Many new icons in menus and Rox-Filer 2.6 are 128x128 pixels from SuperGPLiconPak. Re-arranged and enlarged the start menu icons. Refresh menus (including fixmenus,) Restart IceWM, Restart X, and Switch to JWM in Window Manager Menu. (Fixmenus updates menu entries when new XDG compatible applications are installed.)
    Recycle Bin - version 2.15
    Added separate sound for delete; uses aplay, instead of play.tcl. New right-click option to view file size & contents, Normal Empty confirm displays file names and space to be freed by emptying the bin. New icons, tips and UI enhancements. Normal Empty now removes BOTH normal and hidden items; Quick Empty does NOT remove hidden items. File names with spaces still not supported. ToolTip on ROXapp suggests using '-' and '_', A-Z, a-z, 0-9 instead.

    With the goal of reducing desktop clutter I linked several of the icons to ROXapp folders in /usr/local with special properties giving right-click menus and tool-tip descriptions for greater control and usefulness of each one. Make your own customizations easily. Just right-click and select 'Edit ToolTip or this Menu'. Use your imagination. For example, right click on AudioVideo and you can open Streamtuner or open and play XMMS. Right-click Documents and open related Editors/Office Applications or choose Open Default Text Editor, Default Word Processor, etc.

    I found a colorful Conky configuration on their website and adapted it display stats and info I refer to most often. Conky is a system monitor, similar to Torsmo. Runs in a window, or right on the Desktop (root window) with transparency updated every 3 seconds or however often you wish. Very powerful allowing even shell script embedded in the config file /root/.conkyrc. Shows # of processes and procs sorted by top CPU usage% and top mem usage%, including Conky; current networking conns and torrents with IP addr, proc speed, uptime, ram, swap and file system useage. CPU and up & down network graphically displayed with rainbow colors.

    Xonclock autoruns and displays analog clock with day and date at upper right corner of screen. Many settings and custom skins possible. See QuickLaunch | Advanced Settings | Edit Desk Clock Setup. Click on taskbar date to start and stop, also displays minixcal calendar.

    XMMS Enhancements - version 2.15
    I wrote the scripts to log current and recent song information so that this could be displayed on the desktop by Conky. Logs are erased at shutdown. My favorite skins, all plug-ins, effects and visualizations I could find are included; Streamtuner also. When XMMS is closed the current song details are replaced by a recently played list. XMMS often crashes when used with Streamtuner, so I made the wrapper close all instances whenever XMMS is opened or called by Streamtuner. Saves me a lot of hassle from going to the process list and closing those threads all the time.

    This means that you should manually close XMMS after making any changes to the preferences them to be sure they are saved. Be sure to disable the Mad plug-in anytime XMMS is misbehaving (Preferences | Audio Plugins | MAD MPEG Decoder | Uncheck Enable plugin.) That one even seems to re-enable itself occasionally. I tried to removed it without success. XMMS config can be edited directly via QuickLaunch | Advanced Settings | Edit XMMS Config. Close XMMS first. If all else fails and XMMS won't even open, you can restore all settings to Lighthouse defaults by copying /root/.xmms/config_lighthouse to config.

    Packages and Design Approach - version 2.15
    PSI (Puppy-Software-Installer), Gslapt, PB-Debian-installer and hundreds of fixes, enhancements and pre-configurations are included. They may not work for everyone, but do for me and save a great deal of time each time I run Lighthouse or do a frugal install on another machine. I consciously and reluctantly decided to concentrate on making it all work within Lighthouse rather than releasing individual packages that may or may not work well with other Puppy versions. This may not be an ideal approach for Puppy development but is a compromise based on my goals for Lighthouse and personal time constraints. I made an effort to comment and document within the configurations and scripts as much as possible.

    Thank you!
    I'm grateful and indebted to many talented developers, authors, testers, artists and users like you, whose work has contributed to the growth and strengths of Puppy and other Linux distributions. Without them Lighthouse wouldn't be the same.

    Sincerely,
    TazOC
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