Porteus-4.0 is in the pipeline.

New features which should be implemented in Porteus; suggestions are welcome. All questions or problems with testing releases (alpha, beta, or rc) should go in their relevant thread here, rather than the Bug Reports section.
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Post#1 by brokenman » 12 Oct 2017, 17:14

The Porteus team is busy preparing the latest version of Porteus which will be based on slackware-current allowing people to stay on the bleeding edge. We are in the process of addressing bugs and creating desktops. A big thank you to our DEV team!!

This newer version will be slightly larger than previous versions but should be more compatible with a wider range of machines. I've been using it for the last 6 months as my everyday operating system and it serves me well.
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Post#2 by raja » 15 Oct 2017, 10:38

What can we expect?

A silent,quiet boot up, with exploding words "Fast and Furious"; "This is Porteus for You" in a deep Blue background and a " See You" message during shutdown;

Logs for Porteus error messages during boot and shutdown process;

A separate base module for all applications;

An animated watchman applet for Internet activity...Red for no activity and Green for activity and log for outgoing calls to firewall;

A guide with useful commands for "Terminal" say, a collection of all suggestions in this forum for trouble shooting and basic system operation from 'command prompt';

A collection of 30 Full HD wallpapers with a script to boot with a random one everyday or every boot;

Adding a "Games" listing in the application menu with few games assembled by members here;

more, if I could dream!

I have seen Xorg finishing its job by 10.52 seconds in my Laptop, and I can't be greedy on speed; Bench marking gurus, report sizable jump in performance with new release of Kernel. Is it true 'Porteus Development team?

Cheers!

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Post#3 by Payoon » 22 Oct 2017, 07:42

Good news!
Thanks to all developers.

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Post#4 by burdi01 » 22 Oct 2017, 08:51

As an (ex-) contributor to Parted Magic I have been on the lookout for quite some time now for a Slack64-Current based live CD to base my unofficial spin on - and to upstream my findings of course.
I sure hope the 4 build procedure is not as monolitic as the 3 one was. Is it possible to have a preview somehow?
As an aside: The initial post mentions "our Dev team", but I have not been able to find its members being listed somewhere.
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Post#5 by n0ctilucient » 22 Oct 2017, 14:55

A " Toolchain " upgrade for 05-toolchain (05-devel) w/ depfinder and python (it would require tcl/tk).

Plus...Dragonegg (LLVM backend for GCC) would be badass! B)

Also... ucl + upx to compress source code (it's a src2pkg option).
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Post#6 by brokenman » 22 Oct 2017, 19:58

burdi01 wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 08:51
I sure hope the 4 build procedure is not as monolitic as the 3 one was.
I'm not sure what you mean by monolithic but the new one is not much different. Just updated. Perhaps not what your looking for. I will send a PM with a link to the build scripts.
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Post#7 by burdi01 » 23 Oct 2017, 10:06

Received the PM and had a preliminary look at the ISOs and scripts: thanks!
I think a 1475-line script to build the 10 basemods is monolithic. But please understand this is only a first impression and *not* a negative comment.
I will dive deeper into things and will report back in due time.
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Post#8 by Ed_P » 23 Oct 2017, 15:18

burdi01 wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 08:51
As an aside: The initial post mentions "our Dev team", but I have not been able to find its members being listed somewhere.
The Dev Team consists of the very talented members:

jssouza
ncmprhnsbl
fulalas
Blaze
neko


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Post#9 by mhssain1 » 27 Oct 2017, 17:12

Hello,

I am using the porteus PXE boot.After booting few day with the PXE server, it gives an error message that porteus data not found. Could you please help me to fix this problem?

Thanks,
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Post#10 by Ed_P » 27 Oct 2017, 19:00

Kamal, why are you posting in this thread as opposed to creating a new thread about your problem? :%)
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Post#11 by derixithy » 08 Nov 2017, 17:52

I'm not that knowledgeable about this kind of stuff but will it ship with Xdmx?
Looking at this https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware ... org-server it has dmx enabled but i'm not even sure porteus uses this switch.
I downloaded the 4.0 version to check this but i could not find it.

Either way it works really well already!

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I just found out that Xdmx is now xdmcp, so gues it works already out of the box.
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Post#12 by amplatfus » 15 Nov 2017, 17:53

Thank you for this great news! You all rock! Respect!
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Post#13 by apollo » 25 Nov 2017, 08:09

I updated the usb stick for my old Thinkpad T510 with the modules and stuff from brokenmans 4.0 isos. Works great so far. :)

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Post#14 by northpeter1954 » 30 Nov 2017, 05:50

I had two problems with 20171023 core updates. (where are the ISOs?) with 003 lxde - I only see 001 and 002 updates
1) X config. failed completely (black screen) on a new Radeon laptop ... worked on existing UEFI and legacy BIOS desktops ... BUT ...
"always fresh" worked on the new laptop ... so I only report this as you may want to emphasize a note that users should always try "always fresh" if they have problems with the new release(I do not yet know the incompatibility, but the comment probability stands whatever the incompatibility)
2) on all machines, on all BOOT choices (even with "always fresh") the delete key works as a destructive backspace (as does backspace) on a command line such as lxterminal+bash
I only have UK keyboards to test with ... kmap presence or absence is reflected by £/# changing but does not resolve the delete/backspace issue - this I class as an annoyance, I will still migrate to gain the glibc 26 upgrade - thanks :thumbsup:

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Post#15 by francois » 04 Dec 2017, 02:21

Porteus 4.0 preview only for now. When it will come out from the pipeline or public all the bugs will be addressed. :happy62:
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