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1  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / DSL-Not => DSL-Not(ebook) Mini-Dvd size! on: December 04, 2012, 07:31:00 PM
A precise general update is necessary. Otherwise "it" can be called DOL: Damn Old Linux!

Kernel 3.4.21 (minumum),
 alsa-lib, libasound
  ATK 2.6, libffi  
 bash, ncurses, ncurses-common, bash-locale
 dbus, dbus-glib
 emelfm2, liblzma, libxcb, libxml2, emelfm2-locale
 expat, expat2
  Gdk-Pixbuf 2.26
 GTK+ 3.6
 GLib 2.34
 lxde-common, lxde-icon-theme, lxmenu-data, lxpanel, lxsession-lite, libglade, libidn, libstartup-notification, urxvt
 openssl 1.0.1c
 Opera, opera-locale
  Pango 1.32
  Python, pycairo, pygtk-2.x, pyobject
 ttf-bitstream-vera, Ecofont
 wicd, dbus-python, dhcpcd, gobject-introspection, libiw, libnl1, ncurses-util, net-tools
 Wireshark, tshark
 xmms 1.2.11

I like "standard" mini-Dvd Rw, size 8 cm diameter (or 3 inch), depending on variant, these Mini-discs can offer from 1.4 GB up to 5.2 GB of storage space.
This written, instead of focusing in Mb limit, Mini-DVD is a Gb "mini-plate", I suggest  to open mind:
 call for a "list of requests" poll.
2  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / The GNU C Library (glibc) need update, also on: December 02, 2012, 12:57:11 AM

The current stable version of glibc is 2.16.


Seems that the version inside Dsl is 2.3.2, released 01 March 2003

- - - - -
If you really decide to "update", start with 2 library in the next Release candidate, (before Maya new era) and continue...
3  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / Bash on: November 11, 2012, 10:07:06 AM
Bash current version is 4.2 dated 28 December 2010
as seen at

The version inside Dsl seem to be 2.05b (out)dated 17-Jul-2002
4  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / Dhcp update needed on: November 08, 2012, 05:55:14 PM
Dhcp current Extended Supported Version is 4.1-ESV-R7
see at

The version inside Dsl seem to be 3.0.1rc11, deprecated from January 2009
5  MyDSL Extensions / Window Managers / Lxde on: November 08, 2012, 11:05:26 AM
Lxde Lxde.org

Lxde is especially designed for computers with low hardware specifications, such as older computers, netbooks or mobile devices.

LXDE is modular, each component can be used independently with few dependencies.
(Es. PCManFM: based on libfm - see http://blog.lxde.org/?cat=28/)
6  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / bzip2 and libbzip2 on: November 05, 2012, 06:07:23 PM
libbzip2 and bzip2

The current version is 1.0.6, released 20 Sept 2010.

Version 1.0.6 removes a potential security vulnerability, CVE-2010-0405, so all users are recommended to upgrade immediately.


The version inside Dsl seem to be 1.0.2
7  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / Mesa: a 3D graphics library on: November 04, 2012, 07:07:20 PM
Implementation of updated  Open GL

Seems that the version inside Dsl is Mesa 4.3.0 so implements the OpenGL 1.3 API
coming from far past 2001.

In myDsl we can found a Mesa 6.5.2 from May 2007, so OpenGL 1.5 API

Today (end 2012) Version 9.x of Mesa implements the OpenGL 3.1 API
8  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / Conky on: November 03, 2012, 08:04:06 AM
Conky 1.9.0
available at http://conky.sourceforge.net/
at place of  Torsmo  and after having updated kernel!
For Variables, arguments, explanations:
torsmo is unmaintained now, you should try Conky which is backwards compatable with torsmo.
9  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Re: New Release Candidate: 4.11rc2 on: November 01, 2012, 08:58:36 PM
.Jwmrc  home/dsl

Tools sub menu need "attention"
yellow folder have an unnecessary [-exec]
this seem better:

 <Program icon="files-yellow.xpm" label="Add to Bootlocal">

Years ago, I have had "fount" a simple idea (from "real world" office): for different task use different folder color, this will help in "no-waste time".

<Menu icon="folder_cyan.xpm" label="Editor">
<Menu icon="folder_blue.xpm" label="Office">
<Menu icon="audio.xpm" label="Audio">
<Menu icon="folder_grape.xpm" label="Net">
<Menu icon="folder_green.xpm" label="Games">

For test, after "saved changes" go to "right click", Desktop, Menu, No Icons;
"right click", Desktop, Menu, With Icons, "et voilĂ "!

Want a smiling days? Made Dsl better and share it!
10  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Re: New Release Candidate: 4.11rc2 on: November 01, 2012, 08:03:35 PM
Sound / Xmms
A newer version 1.2.11 is online at

 ALSA output: ALSA 0.9.0 or better.
 Esound output: esound 0.2.8 or better.
 Mikmod input: libmikmod 3.1.10
 Ogg Vorbis input: libvorbis
 OpenGL Visual plugin: Mesa 3.0 or better.

[I'm not so sure that "all" the requirements are so "necessary" to a "casual" user!]
11  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / Re: Will the 2.4 kernel be backported with drivers from the 2.6 kernel? on: October 28, 2012, 07:30:45 PM dated 20 august 2012 is a minimal, real "active" response...
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/longterm/v2.6.34/linux- (http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/longterm/v2.6.34/linux-
12  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Events.cal /home/dsl/ [Backspace] on: October 27, 2012, 05:47:09 PM
The Events (non sense) file need an update, or better eradicate it!
13  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / libflashplayer.so flashplayer.xpt /plugins/ on: October 25, 2012, 05:14:24 PM
From Adobe Archived Flash Player versions page
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html (http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html)
I chose the version 7 and not reported crashes.


Using Opera browser!
14  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / Ecofont /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ on: October 25, 2012, 03:38:26 PM
A "holed" font

http://www.ecofont.eu/assets/files/spranq_eco_sans_regular.ttf (http://www.ecofont.eu/assets/files/spranq_eco_sans_regular.ttf)
Like adding a "led line" inside a "regular" true type font!
15  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / File associations update needed /opt/.dfmext magic on: October 25, 2012, 02:38:15 PM
"File" inside Damn Small is (stopped) at vers. 4.02 for Distrowatch, today is at 5.11

see also
This need "attention":


For more info:

(BonEcho, EmelFM don't "seem know" how to open .bz2)
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