Sunday, October 21, 2007

What's Inside

Now that the Desktop is complete, it's time to fatten-up this Puppy with some applications. First up is MTpaint so that I can edit images such as screenshots. Next is xmms 1.2.10 base with the Media Tower skin added. Then I added acrobat reader 5.0 which works great. Time for my first remaster using Dougal's enchanced remaster script. Everything went well, so I thought. Then I deleted my pup-save file and booted up the 'puter. The remaster worked ok but I realized that acrobat reader was huge and not the size app that i wanted in RevPup. The only way to get rid of it was to start the process from scratch. The moral of the story; DON'T delete your save file until you are really sure that the remaster contains what you want in it.

So starting all over again went very quickly and I installed everything as before except with Xpdf, which is very small, in place of acrobat reader and it works quite well with pdf files. Xarchive was next up and is invaluable in opening zipped files. Gkrellm 2.1.28 was added next to keep track of what the machine is doing and it works very well with Xfce. The last thing to do, before my next remaster, was to edit the menu and add a couple of icons to it. Again 2.1.5CE was the source used. This remaster went well and the pup-save file stayed intact until I was certain that everything was to my liking.

Some eyecandy seemed to be in order. was the source and inspiration for the three wallpapers and the six extra themes that are included in the distro. Now the user has a good variety to choose from to make RevPup uniquely their own.

After using Google Docs for a while I decided that it was not feature rich enough; so I added the Textmaker wordprocessor and Planmaker Spreadsheet. They are much nicer and are fully compatiable with Microsoft Office files and only added about 6mb. more. Also I left MUT in RevPup and am using that instead of adding Pmount. Did another remaster and everything looks and works just great.

All that is left to do is to tweak it slightly,add one more wallpaper, and do one last remaster. Then RevPup Final will be created.

The next installment will be my thoughts on this journey and the Final iso size.

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