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#1 2011-04-22 11:14:01

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Puppy development and its faults? drag and drop OS ? Prex OS 0.4? hdmi

Puppy started with 2.4.22 or there abouts. Now its 2.6.32.

Puppy packaging uses binary codes. And GUI used to be ansi colors. Now its GTK of some sorts. The window manager is bare minimum, so much bare minimum that changing resolution may become a problem in tiny Linux library of compatibility(never dependability GNU logic faults galore) and memory shortages. Fortunately memory shortages can be fixed by ramboost to execution area of 16 mB. Missing library codes are now avoided by static application packages with version number maintained strictly for kernel versions(gtk library versions).

The operating system has to be worked according to process developed by Barry Kauler. Some normaclature maybe not Microsoft windows or Linux projects. One example is drag and drop is not the data transfer read and write in GTK gui. As we work with XP, burners are no longer needed. You just drag and drop into a temperary folder in hdd(not drams), and burn the folder into a cdrw disk. All data is drag and drop even though not on the internet browser yet. Download into windows, or any of the storage devices by drag and drop.

Without making drag and drop the center of the operating system, learning Barry's process of running computers gets some results that is buggy. Barry had to have many illustrations of howto(s) to teach people how to use PUppy operating system.

Maybe drag and drop has to be the center of an operating system in the future of all Linux operating system. This may have to be included in wordprocessors. drag and drop mpeg4/h.264 parts of a picture of text and movies.

Is iPhone or iPad drag and drop operating system?

If communication is not ascii codes and pictures in html; then it must be pixels on monitors. Mpeg4/h.264 is data compression of pixel scanning on monitors. You can drag and drop any portion of the frame of pixels. text of pixels can be read by character recognition software and movies are framed by frame in dedicated pixel location. Consumer electronics use pixel scanning on hdmi connecters. computer will no longer use vga connector in the next five years.

This is a huge technology consolidation between consumer electronics and computers. Computers are merely a part of consumer electronics.

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#2 2011-04-22 13:46:15

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Re: Puppy development and its faults? drag and drop OS ? Prex OS 0.4? hdmi

Drag and drop OS really is just centered around the quick ability to save any data to any storage device from internet data. This means toolbars will be different and taskbar just shows progress of saving data and puts up a packet header with file name(origin datecoded), saved on any window workspace? Windows are folders(desktop is a folder), or windows are a collection of webpages you surfed.

Once the concept of computer operations are defined; operating system is just moving data to any window you use as workspace. Chrome browser is beginning to look like a bunch of windows as worksaces. This makes browsers the operating system and saving data is by drag and drop into folders and save on strage devices.

Drag and drop is long past patent infringement. Recent Linux copyrights being attacked by patents of some small company is the beginning of the end of the foolishness of using copyright and GNU logic, to defeat patent infringement. Laws can not be broken. Inventions can be more methods defined  than copyright of a few codes around some file switching schemes. if you write three files and weave in and out then used it in one application, it does not means you can avoid some patent infringement of your methods of operating a computer.

Open source file switching can confuse inventors, but even packet switching can not avoid patent infringement. Its always wise to patent your invention to see if there maybe infringements? Patent applied for is both defensive activity and offensive way to protect your intellectual property.

So, Yahoo used BSD for years protected by older technology that university of California protected. Now it will be sued by any company that can prove Linux foundation did not pay attention to patents they infringed. Some of the new technology is not as safe as older technology that patent protection elapsed. Patent life is 17 years.

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#3 2011-04-23 09:24:00

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Since patents expire in 17 years, many computer functions are beyond patent infringements. You can freely use codes(datecoded) developed 18 years ago. This simplifies many risks of monetary obligations of testing patent infringements.

Using older codes does not mean new technology can not be used. Artificial intelligence of want and don't want inference engine can do automation to get results. Want and don't want can not be patented, the desire is not method spelling out the process. To achieve such desiire, data mining is search engine(find objects) and processing data(write task to be accomplished) for communications(email) to achieve a desire.

Anyway, new technology of computer is now mostly massive paralle data processing(method or standards everyone has to use). To have enterprise capability of data storage to virtual servers; we have to use drag and drop to data center storage devices, often through ondemand sever dedicated to each customer of the data center(terabyte hdd designation for each account for backing up data).

Eventually virtual devices are self generated, when needs come up. For Puppy, drag and drop ip address(virtual servers, ipv6). partitions. directory folders and file names must be universal in any length(any ascii codes compressed into pixels and colors or icons initially), which is patented by Microsoft years ago. But pixel switching will need an ascii code to pixel and back compression encoder and decoder converters.

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#4 2011-04-25 10:00:10

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So, drag and drop is windows explorer, except drag and drop can be networked by ipv6 through ondemand servers to do virtual data storage.

Then of course, you can add format, delete and trash can by drag and drop moving into icons as such. Windows also have properties to display or system information? Or dash board of sorts on popups of toolbar?

Watch out for iPads and iPhone or iPods to be just drag and drop soon?

Android may have Linux kernel patent problems. And probably can escape such patents with drag and drop kernels(older than 17 year packet switching rather than file switching). Google lost the lawsuit to Bedcock patent on storage method(hashing file system not using FAT). Linux also attracted many copyright violations, so far upto 41 lawsuits. Maintainers of Linux codes had no legal training to avoid any codes submitted that may violate copyright laws or incur patent infringement. The cost of open source is huge copyright violation avoidance cost.

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#5 2011-06-04 20:02:45

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Re: Puppy development and its faults? drag and drop OS ? Prex OS 0.4? hdmi

Puppy never realized that kernel 2.4 installer puts USB drives coldplugged in /dev as a fixed drive instead of being a removable drive or data storage device. When we use ide adapter of cf card, we have to make the drive a fixed drive(sys c: to boot as pci hdd or iso file to boot like cdrom) instead of removable drive. This has no conflict with any removable drives you hotplug USB later into /usr.

This points out, the card readers act like cdrom, but hdd ide adapter act like hdd? When you do drag and drop operating system, you like the data storage devices to be fixed(non removable). If you remove data storage devices, you lose the list of all files that maybe dependency files.

Most people use removable drives to transfer files fastest. I use pcmcia card readers to update laptops with chipset dependency files and driver files of WiFi devices.

This shows that you can do flash cards on ide slots(Udma speeds) instead of USB or pcmcia slots. This is a hardware choice to get more speed from ide data channels from flash cards. USB slows down when you use too many ports to share the one 640 mbps bus speed by too many packets.

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#6 2011-06-25 10:02:40

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But all these previous discussions can not stop the march on to RTOS on dynamic webpages(partial refresh) in cloud computing.

Google has instant search; and Twitter has constant changes of people and their SMS messages with thumbnail icons. Only by posix packet switching we can do this kind of RTOS(realtime operating system). Its no longer file switching of GNU library of dependency files by scripts(on desktops).

The handwriting is on the all. Software programming is AT&T unix, posix packet compatibility for data transfer. RTOS to change functions by server switching(refresh of webpages), not necessarily library of GNU system file switching at any time.

So, browser(mpeg4/h.264 download with Prex0.4 instant on operating system for 3G cellphone ?) became the boot splash screen, then speed dial(ip address) to the website and webpage you want. Then you switch websites until you are finished with all your tasks. WiFi(drivers) is slower than 3G dialing to http: by Prex0.4(4kB operating system).

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#7 2011-06-27 22:01:24

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The trouble with IBMPC is that it evolved into a disk operating system with hdd. and linux used scsi emulation to run its kernels operating any disk or flash cards. Its not a tablets or cellphone, which does not need hdd to store data; any non-volatile memory will do, even on virtual servers(by cloud computing).

So, a simple operating system Prex0.4(4 kB) can make cellphone usable. It can dial to a central office and send for a webpage in return. Altho, it will only do text browser, it can use a modified super duper Dillo too, if you substitute it.

So, instant on is never a problem with cellphone or tablet. The operating system is merely a dialer to internet gateway router or DNS server to get a website. Then the communications are posix packets. The realtime save data, edit and delete are RTOS packets in the webpage ready to be sent.

Andriod is now too bloated. Puppy is not yet ready to strip down to Prex and let google instant search run itself, or Twitter webpage to run itself. These webpages do not need Linux kernels to run browser to run functions that are run by Google or Twitter servers.

Tablets and cellphones are merely thin client or terminals of main frame computers. Just connect and do time share ownership of data center mainframe computers, using Dillo with mpeg4/h.264/active-x director as a browser(autoupdated Adobe flash player to be specific).

In reality, telephone company data center has a USB ondemand server(DOS) for each customer to work on browser connection and fetch scheduled data needed to download from USB terabyte hdd data storage center.

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#8 2011-07-24 14:09:33

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Barry is still holding on to Puppy desktops of simple apps, probably thinking that over 100,000 apps of iPhone is similar? Well its not. iPhone apps are world wide info search and acknowledging, not standalone and isolated, just playing with operating logic of Linux kernels. They are middleware to choose and select what you want away from your phone or computers.

This will slowly show up in linux 3.0 kernels with realtime packet switching apps. The handwriting is on the wall. In order for Puppy to catch up on the internet apps, Barry had to buy an iPhone and look at all the apps people are writing. Wasting time and money on the old gnu file switching programming is going to waste away an active mind? Personal health problems often start from an unsatisfying work load.

I am now stopping to work with Linux, and move on to internet apps. Tablets and ARM netbooks are following iPhone apps programming and task performing. Just think of applying for a chase credit card such as Forward(at chase.com) with $200 cash back after first purchase can blow your mind. Internet is full of opportunities to spend free money. How do you work Puppy to the opportunities around the world? Many search for opportunity programs may come to mind?

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#9 2011-07-25 08:59:31

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Regarding personal health, universal health care thru powerline is very successful now. Your brainwave is analyzed and compared with 3000 others. It rejuvenates your weak braincells, rejects virus, bacteria and germs; then synchronizes all the braincells to use or repair every cell of your body parts.

Variety of food is used as cocktail medicine. Vegetables alone will shorten your life. 100 items(600 item buffet in china) or more(include seafood) at buffet, to be eaten based on good taste, is healthy food input.

Good luck, Barry, watch TV to see how others behave; when their brain is synchronized; while they talk and make body gestures. Many people are already benefited by universal health care around the world, using millions of wafer scale computers(run on AT&T unix packet switching) sending signals on powerline. With good food, people are expected to live long(indefinitely). Can you imagine milk is elixir of life, can built up every part of a baby, along with some corn syrup?

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#10 2011-07-28 09:48:26

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Android is following iPhone development. Sony is losing popularity and profits. Apps store has revenue income, Linux is a lost cause.

You can be fooled by a handful of people still supporting Puppy, using old hardware? Too many cooks spoiled the soup(too many file names) in the Linux world. In the end, I am redesigning hardware to change computer science as we know it. Netbooks were made from portable dvd player parts.

I could have thrown away my life, still paying too much for old IBMPC terminals. Its time to look at reality of what semiconductor massive integration can do to computer architecture. RedHat revenue is not from RHEL but mosty JBoss which is Apache internet middleware apps. Suse has a few German government paying. Mandriva has too few users and revenue.

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#11 2011-08-25 16:36:26

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Comparing lupu 501 with 528 found some problems. Basically, Barry tried to deviate from the kernels too much. Puppy can no longer sync with kernel modes.

501 found internal dialup modem(lucent) but could not install the drivers. Found USB external dialup modem and installed drivers. Found Intel pro 100 ethernet but no wire connected to network. Did not find pcmcia wisecom wifi card, which 528 found and install drivers despite network wizard can not do anything, if kernels did not find the hardware(wlan0). Both dougal's and Barry's network solution did not work at all(eth0 and wlan0 drivers do not mix and match).

With the late kernels used by Ubuntu, the network drivers are in the kernels to be installed. Other drivers should be removed. A list of kernel version and drivers should be listed for reference. Had to sync with kernel modes, video(xvesa) and network drivers etc.

New computer architecture requires communication first to be connected. That done, then html viewer works quite well. Desktop apps do have all the bugs galore from dependency files. They should be removed. Puppy pets are buggy if window resolution changes often. So, pets should change resolution when its launched in existing windows.

These fundamental aspects should be the way to fix up Puppy for bugless operation. I got lucky with Wisecom card(TI chipset), and got it installed in 528(501 kernels are too old). Otherwise, need BCM43xx pcmcia card or athxk cards for drivers in the kernels.

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#12 2011-08-26 09:52:12

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Re: Puppy development and its faults? drag and drop OS ? Prex OS 0.4? hdmi

More and more, linux kernels try to install all the drivers specific for devices such as Intel chipset. This creates more dependency issues on each kernel version change. Many Linux distros unaware tried to put the tail on the wrong donkey. Puppy will have more problems when Barry tries to do more apps or utility projects, on new kernels that runs away because of new Intel chipsets and Intel drivers merged into the new kernels. Even kernel 2.6.33 has too many changes from old pets compatibility(missing bindings on dougle's network wizard). SliTaz too can not use kernel 2.6.37, with its xvesa video.

Many distros will need rethinking on apps projects(fix bindings on new kernel version).

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#13 2011-09-01 08:48:23

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The OS business is only profitable if graphics is not changed. tcl/th pets depends largely on tk graphics. Changing the graphics tool kit will make video window manager buggy as hell. Linux desktops suffers when graphics were changed. Ubuntu and its new desktop(unity) is not well liked. KDE and Gnome lost many of its apps because of graphics compatibility.

Puppy has yet to go back to text browser(Dillo) to qualify for mobile text online banking(different http address at BoA). Understanding of webpages and its future presentation(reduced pixels mpeg4/h.264) for speed is more important than keep up with the Jones of more new video protocols(html5).

Until graphics policy is set on Puppy, it will always be bugs galore.

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#14 2011-09-12 10:56:40

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At first, Puppy was a light operating system of 50 mB, much like SliTaz. Later, Puppy got ambitious and got over 100 mB to do gtk tool kits. That is the same as Knopper doing over 4 gB livedvd to do all the apps. That ambition did not sell more dvd for knoppix. It actually slowed down Knopper, and the popularity decreased. Now Knoppix is back to an over 700 mB operating system. The desktops, KDE and gnome made many apps no longer usable. Now the  browser operating systems made desktops obsolete, who wants a computer that can not get on internet, even for games. The exploration of what's out there makes computers a learning tool. Desktops and wall paper eyecandy is just not enough for curiosity of today. Popularity of tablets tells us the future trends. What not to waste time on.

So, Knopper will have a browser operating system someday. Wifi is the way of traffic control on the internet.

In the meantime, Puppy is trying to use the apps of all the other distros. In fact, it is really putting Pet apps into other distros. Pets maybe not good enough against webpage apps(saas), will be the final judge of all the time invested in this effort.

I am shaking down SliTaz 3.0 stable(2.6.30). Apparently, it can survive with WiFi pc-card(DWA642/n) and Midori browser. Many of the small apps did not have save and edit features to do USB keys(Well maybe someday) if the developer Christopher Lincoln(2006 SliTaz) started to use older stripped down cheap ebay laptops(no hdd swap file) with USB key swap file? It will serve a real need, for collectors and hobbyists to change the architecture of laptops..

Whether Barry will see this future or not, is not indicated by his enthusiasm of 64 bit cpu and not tablets of androids. 4 core smp is only 200% faster but 4 time hotter, if you have apps running full speed. Android will run simultaneous processing in realtime(packet switching).

So be it.

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#15 2011-09-15 08:56:26

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Simple vga drivers extended in vesa 791 is in /dev not /usr. It is a choice between the drivers in different directories. They do not have conflicts. Doing vesa in /usr will have dependency and symlink conflicts. So, Xorg abandoned vga. And Xorg will be abandoned by hdmi connector. hdmi is vertical and horizontal frequencies to display pixels. vga is digital ascii codes converted to vertical and horizontal data.

In TV hdmi, hardware chipset converts mpeg4/h.264 to vertical and horizontal frequencies and 3 color pixel intensity for 32 bit colors. Hence, no old digital video protocol.

In the end, Xorg will be useless in video drivers selection. We have been going back to the fundamentals of analog ways. Pixel displays rather than digital codes to analog pixel display.

Reduced pixels use zoom not antialiasing fonts display.

Raffy can not use ATI drivers of Xorg, and vesa 791 can not help him temporarily. what a shame. But that is typical of Linux. He can still use windows7.

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SliTaz cheat codes can use /dev vesa 791, 788, etc.. It is a way to use /dev drivers. all /usr codes will have to be link back to /dev codes. SliTaz is not all smooth(slow and jerky going thru /usr conversion) using /dev video drivers(cheat code) in kernel 2.6.30 and its apps. video is smoother with /usr vesa, using new kernel versions. /usr symlinked to /dev video(in cheat code)?

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#16 2011-09-20 11:28:34

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Puppy is developing Woof with different install scripts. There is an attempt to iron out dependency files and symlinks blacklisting. where bugs galore can be controlled.

It has a problem that Microsoft had figured out years ago.

Microsoft had system restore(based on dates to restore) working for many years already. But with autoupdate file switching still can be corrupted. luckily, system restore to the original install date will simplify registry. then undo the restore will straighten out the registry including all the updates and priority changes. Undo restore resets the registry of files in the restore of today. Registry controls file dependency and priority.

Once you get on the internet, packet switching takes over. Packets do not have dependency files to worry about.

Puppy needs to connect wifi upon boot, then launch browser to do packet switching. File switching of desktop apps should be reduced to a minimum to avoid conflicts in dependency and symlinks. Linux also has priority assignment but its fixed in scripts, that is the reason to strip down the scripts to simplify problems.

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#17 2011-09-29 18:13:33

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The dvdrw burners have been advancing their state of art, now you no longer can do simple copy or cloning of cd-r, cdrw or dvdrw.

I had to install old Nero6.x to have copies done, so that the copy is bootable. Free easy burner copies iso file format, missed ntloader(cdrom drivers loaded) to be able to boot on Compaq F10 bios. So, new burners are no longer usable at all to do some copies. Real old burners like Burn & Go software can no longer recognized newer dvdrw to do burning.

Its the best of time and the worst of time, you have to know your software to get your chores done right.

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#18 2011-10-08 19:29:58

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Puppy is still actively looking for apps to fill their desktop space. Barry also got interested to write a few scripts to do some desktop apps. Most of the people interested in Puppy distro tried to put pet apps into other basic linux distros.

Its all personal fun and game to challenge the mind. Putting square pags into round holes.

The world however is going by, leaving puppy for older computers that could still use kernel 2.6.32. OpenSuse is on 2.6.37, but it really depends on which drivers are used in these kernels. which laptops can use these 2.6.37 kernels. For Linux money, it is finding hardware that matches the drivers in whichever kernels you can find. Once found, you can stay with them for 20 years or more, if browser is autouppdated for later day internet webpages.

I have been finding Wifi pc-cards that SliTaz 2.6.30 kernel can work with. i386 can work with most cpu except P4 and chipsets. Mounted SD card can work wonders with older laptops.

This tell us that at 135 million laptops made in 1999, all of them can use SliTaz 3.0 turned on non stop connected to free hotspot. SD card with ext3 maybe corrupted every once in a while, Livecd can reinstall itself into the SD card.

To make Linux popular the kernel drivers must match what hardware is in the laptops. slitax 2.6.30 can use orinoco wifi pc-card. Video is xvesa. And SD card on USB 1.1 can match WiFi/b speed.

Have fun. Sell SliTaz on the batches of 1999 laptops? The new SliTaz 2.6.37, which laptop can use that version?

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#19 2011-11-01 03:58:47

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Puppy has been keeping desktop apps for prosperity. But its really wasted efforts, when you change to browser operating system. webpages do not need tools or utilities or file managers. Mostly, it pays attention to data compressed downloads. And FPU intensive operation is to zoom thumbnails back to webpages.

When thumb branch prediction is not used in Linux, ARM cpu is reduced to an 8 bit cpu. Understanding of thumb(16 bit) and thumb2(32 bit) branch prediction of 16/32 bit data is the first task in the linux world to use ARM cpu efficiently. Normally 240x175 pixels can be zoomed in 2 levels or in 9 stages each by FPU. So, ARM is good for graphics pixel transmission by data compression(reduced pixels to transmit then recover by expanding pixels on your display monitor).

Its great for webpage downloads and hdmi display system.

This separates the men from the boys, X86 for desktop apps(reduced pixels solution is using jpeg zoom calculations); ARM for webpage download speed. One for data house keeping on your personal computer. The other for transaction data keeping on the internet(on virtual wifi  network system). the relative cost of the computers is 4 to 1; and market is already established.

When we look at the Android 2.x, we see the smartphone and ARM without thumb or thumb2. The speed of download is 10x less. With reduced pixels(by thumb2 or jpeg zoom), Androids will be impressive on wifi network speed.

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#20 2011-11-07 07:30:34

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People used to think svga or xga is a must then found vesa 791 vga drivers quite sufficient. The ati accelerators and nvidia superficial video tricks are data corruptions.

The hdmi monitor is cga composite video format. which can be zoomed by jpeg to any serious resolution. At the moment it is 1080p or 1080i for 7" screens? Cga is more compatible with TV and Movie formats and based on numbers of pixels which is used in digital zoom cameras exclusively. It is the beginning of abandoning ascii codes to do data compression with reduced pixels. Its a new technology but on cga format.

Pixel recognition is faster than ascii code recognition for characters. Google had patents on their search engine not using ascii codes for searching characters in any keywords. So, the advantage of pixels has been in use since 1995 by google(incorporated in 1998).

Serious video technology has yet to be used to get rid of ATI and Ncdia or Intel extreme video graphics/ADI drivers. Its time to move on to more data compression advantages to speed up video transfer, especially in instant on wifi network traffic.

We grew up on teletype computers(ascii codes). Now we live with cellphones with digital camera and touch screen. But the future is speech commands and voice output(navigator) computer. Star Trek computers were known back in the 1960s, we all wanted one of those imaginary computers.

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#21 2011-11-26 09:52:57

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Finally, Barry is learning ARM platform, and bought a development  board, which comes with ported software. The problem of development boards is that it has too many buses. the reality of a motherboard for ARM is to use a minimum of bus, like USB only. Npne of the ARM boards today uses only USB. they all have ddr, which needs to load bootmanager(video cga GPU for display then kernels to operate the cpu).

The ideal motherboard is CPU on USB bus, memory(non volatile) on USB bus, and peripherals(wifi) on USB bus. Such a motherboard can use USB fingers to plug into a massive USB bus backpanel to run 127 parallel computers.

A development board such as above can be very inexpensive. All software will be in flash memory and not likely to be corrupted. Autoupdate by wifi is a cinch.

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#22 2011-12-01 05:11:10

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Sooner than later, Linux developers found out the GCC limitations, when graphics had to be gtk+. Search google 'webkit window manager' and some problems of webkit dependencies shows up. Well, at least, common assumptions of any graphics had to be gtk+ became a fallacy.

Browsers also use window manager in the work space. And Webkit works with certain window manager but not others. Webpage loading thus will crash when window manager can not handle the data from webkit(web graphics toolkit).

So much for self taught linux developers, lured into thinking GCC safety zone 4.5/4.6.1. Changng toolkits need extensive modifications for gtk+ to work.

Midori version for SliTaz works?

Webkit is layout engine, which started with trident, gecko, etc.

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#23 2011-12-31 08:03:10

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IBMPC handbook defined all the hardware and software standard. Once hardware and software functions are installed(by priority irq), you don't remove or move anything. No bugs will suddenly happen.

When Linux developers create more software functions*, and share files, they found themselves having to install and remove files just in time. This may leave the operating system with missing bindings and forgetting to blacklist symlinks. So the alsa drivers and pause audio(RTOS) made a mess, not being able to handle another ambiguous dialup modem drivers either.

This too many functions sharing files instead of having priority is the reason that Linux can only do simple servers with limited functionality. Doing simple transactions like dhcp servers, or wall street trading transactions is easy to control. For home use, Linux has too complicated video and audio functions especially ambiguous devices using sound chip and DSP. so, Linux desktops died in the market place. Android too will have problems.

As you know, SliTaz 3.0 stable(30 mB) doing wifi and Midori is ok. No files added or removed during sessions.

I used to use Puppy with the sea gull. since then I don't use Puppy because of too many developers added too many apps that don't work on any computers. Bloated Puppy seem more sophisticated, but die hard users just carried all those bugs in their computers. If you can not install wifi, internet is dead or too expensive.

*Footnote:
Recently, Puppy developers found three different solutions of scripts for PET packages, and they can not be merged into one script, just to illustrate how too many hackers spoiled Linux distro. The maintainer got a headache and bugs galore in the desktop. Sooner or later linux lovers burned out. I have been calling for tiny linux to strip out all duplicated functions and reduce file sharing for sanity. sliTaz is usable. Tinycore is missing some DSSS wifi drivers? Linux mint only works for some computers. Its not a pretty picture as linux goes desktop.

Once you launched browser, Linux kernel dependency is gone by the wayside; packet display took over.

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#24 2012-01-01 06:30:02

atang1
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Re: Puppy development and its faults? drag and drop OS ? Prex OS 0.4? hdmi

Before too long, Puppy or Woof will not be bothered because it becomes hopeless to straighten out. Many computers can not use Puppy because of missing wifi drivers.

Netbooks and tablets will abandon android for its hidden bugs(shared files) galore, in the market place.

Proprietary operating system with its tight control by lock out, will survive. Older software will extend software usability for more years to come.

Sad to draw this conclusion, but smartphones(DSSS wifi & browser) are the new breed of enterprise computers.

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#25 2012-01-07 19:49:58

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Re: Puppy development and its faults? drag and drop OS ? Prex OS 0.4? hdmi

Now that Barry is rewriting simple network system; it seemed that free hotspot is left out. The wifi card has to be controlled with radio on/off. Then site survey to see how many routers are out there then select any to connect, especially unsecured with no key or encryption.

So, this is back to the drawing board and find a free wifi hotspot(MacDonald or StarBuck) to try on the network connect app.

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