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This is Archcraft. All of these came out of the box (except colour scripts). But as you can see in my repos, I moved to Parabola

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I love that distro

I'm an official Lubuntu member, on the dev team as a tester. Well, testing is mostly what I do, but I'm open to performing other tasks as time allows.
 
Here's my take on the current development state of KLV "Airedale" (the Void-based 'Kennel Linux')....presently at rc9:-


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This is a "taster" of a possible new direction for Puppy, as we start to move away from the traditional JWM/ROX-based combo for Puppy's desktop; this is now based around XFCE/Thunar. It's the ONLY DE that I, personally, have ever had any time for, so I'm pleased the team decided to go with this one.

I've been playing around with it on & off ever since it first appeared as 'alpha 1'. I left it for a few months because I was experiencing juddery, stuttery, laggy video, which nothing seemed to fix. This was with the initial k6.0.0 kernel, so perhaps a hardware thing. The current k6.1.4 is running sweet as a nut once more, so my Geforce GT 710 passive-cooler seems to be happy again.....even using "nouveau".

We haven't yet figured out a way to do the Nvidia drivers, but I suspect we'll end up with a re-write of Shinobar's well-liked getNvidia utility, which compiles the .run file in-situ for you.

We'll see..!


Mike. ;)
 
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Thanks for the update, Mike!
 
Here's my take on the current development state of KLV "Airedale" (the Void-based 'Kennel Linux')....currently at rc9:-


Screenshot.png



This is Puppy's new direction, as we start to move away from the traditional JWM/ROX-based combo for Puppy's desktop; this is now based around XFCE/Thunar. It's the ONLY DE that I, personally, have ever had any time for, so I'm pleased the team decided to go with this one.

I've been playing around with it on & off ever since it first appeared as 'alpha 1'. I left it for a few months because I was experiencing juddery, stuttery, laggy video, which nothing seemed to fix. This was with the initial k6.0.0 kernel, so perhaps a hardware thing. The current k6.1.4 is running sweet as a nut once more, so my Geforce GT 710 passive-cooler seems to be happy again.....even using "nouveau".

We haven't yet figured out a way to do the Nvidia drivers, but I suspect we'll end up with a re-write of Shinobar's well-liked getNvidia utility, which compiles the .run file in-situ for you.

We'll see..!


Mike. ;)
looks cool! Is this the default setup or did you customize conky and other things?
 
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looks cool! Is this the default setup or did you customize conky and other things?
@Stellaris :-

No; that's not the default 'look'. One thing about me that many of you may not yet be aware of, and that is that I customize the hell out of my distros AND especially desktops. Always have done.

A lifetime of interest in graphic design will DO that to you!

Rather than mess about with actual 'docks' - which, frankly, I often find awkward as hell to set up - I opt for a simpler approach; drawing the 'docks' directly onto the wallpaper. This way, I can set them exactly where I want them; it's an approach I first trialled way back during the last years of Windows XP. It worked rather nicely, so I've stuck with it, and refined it over time.

(I also don't use icon themes. I have a vast, eclectic collection - nearly 800 ATM - of icons I've either sourced via 1000s of online searches OR created myself over the course of many years. I loathe the modern fad for the "flat look" with a vengeance; my own tastes run more to the Vista-era stuff, when icons had subtle shading & highlights, and had far more of a 3D appearance to them.

Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks, as the saying goes!)

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That's NOT conky, BTW. It's Bill Wilson's very nifty gKrellM, sporting the "DreamWorks" theme along with the gkleds and gkx86info plugins, and making use of the "Exo 2" font that I snagged on FontSquirrel 3 or 4 years ago. It's my default font across the kennels.....though more often in 'standard' appearance as opposed to italic.

Because gKrellM has a clock function, and you can customise absolutely every single aspect of the thing, I've enlarged it to the point where it serves nicely as my desktop timepiece!

I like my GUIs, and I like my own, personal approach to a desktop layout. I can use the terminal as well as most of you.....but I know what I prefer to look at, and to use (to the point where I'll build my own YAD-based GUIs for some of the utilities I put together for the community).

It may not be to everyone's taste, but I'm the one who has to look at it every day! :p


Mike. ;)
 
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I posted this just to make a .....umm....point..
 
@Stellaris :-

No; that's not the default 'look'. One thing about me that many of you may not yet be aware of, and that is that I customize the hell out of my distros AND especially desktops. Always have done.

A lifetime of interest in graphic design will DO that to you!

Rather than mess about with actual 'docks' - which, frankly, I often find awkward as hell to set up - I opt for a simpler approach; drawing the 'docks' directly onto the wallpaper. This way, I can set them exactly where I want them; it's an approach I first trialled way back during the last years of Windows XP. It worked rather nicely, so I've stuck with it, and refined it over time.

(I also don't use icon themes. I have a vast, eclectic collection - nearly 800 ATM - of icons I've either sourced via 1000s of online searches OR created myself over the course of many years. I loathe the modern fad for the "flat look" with a vengeance; my own tastes run more to the Vista-era stuff, when icons had subtle shading & highlights, and had far more of a 3D appearance to them.

Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks, as the saying goes!)

--------------------------------------------


That's NOT conky, BTW. It's Bill Wilson's very nifty gKrellM, sporting the "DreamWorks" theme along with the gkleds and gkx86info plugins, and making use of the "Exo 2" font that I snagged on FontSquirrel 3 or 4 years ago. It's my default font across the kennels.....though more often in 'standard' appearance as opposed to italic.

Because gKrellM has a clock function, and you can customise absolutely every single aspect of the thing, I've enlarged it to the point where it serves nicely as my desktop timepiece!

I like my GUIs, and I like my own, personal approach to a desktop layout. I can use the terminal as well as most of you.....but I know what I prefer to look at, and to use (to the point where I'll build my own YAD-based GUIs for some of the utilities I put together for the community).

It may not be to everyone's taste, but I'm the one who has to look at it every day! :p


Mike. ;)
Interesting indeed. Happy to see Void is getting more attention by other devs:)
 
@Condobloke
Brian do you not know its rude to point :p
 
@Brickwizard :-

Personally, I always thought Lana Turner was the best-looking "sweater girl" of the lot. Fashions of the time always seemed to centre on two particular 'points of interest'.....a-hem!! :D


Mike. ;)
 

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