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Posted: Dec. 09 2006,20:39 QUOTE

Finally have had a little time to play with DSL. I didn't have the latest version but did have a cd of 3.0.1. Been following the unionfs additions to DSL but have been surprised that their use doesn't seem to have ignited the community like the development of .dsl and .uci files. I'm new to the .unc extensions so I thought I would see what they do according to Conky.

1. Boot DSL 3.0.1 with 'dsl unionfs' boot option - Conky says, 22mb ram used
2. Install and run gtk2.unc and install abiwordgtk2.unc - Conky says, 28mb ram used
3. Run Abiwordgtk2.unc - Conky says 32.4mb ram used!!!

Running DSL from cd you can run gtk2 AND have abiword doc up on your desktop just using 10mb ram?!!

This is very impressive. WDef's dsl2unc script runs flawlessly. I would definitely recommend all extensions be uci's and unc's. I was amazed at my test results. Great job RS!!
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Posted: Dec. 10 2006,00:58 QUOTE

Chris, Thanks for the feedback and statistics.

Personally, I use many unc type extensions. The XFree86.unc has allowed me to bring new life to an old Japanese version of a Sony Picturebook which has a Transmeta processor, odd 1024x480 screen and only 112MB memory. DSL runs great on this tiny marvel.  Even the sounds works.

As for credit, thanks too, but also thanks to Clacker & JB4x4 for their early contributions, feedback, and testing of the unc type extension.
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Posted: Dec. 10 2006,15:37 QUOTE

Hi clivesay!

Yes we do use unc files and we want more of them. I used unc files in my last remaster and it works beautifully. The only thing that has to be done is to load them and make the remaster. No more tar -zxvf to open files inside the source to the remaster. It's just so beautiful.

Have fun,

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"All that is very well," answered Candide, "but let us cultivate our garden." - Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire
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Posted: Dec. 10 2006,22:05 QUOTE

... with the exception of user.tar.gz

but also using .unc's really help those who do not wish to remaster - since before that was the only way to get away from the high-ram usage of the other extensions (.dsl+.tar.gz)
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Posted: Dec. 11 2006,05:09 QUOTE

After reading this I was prompted to start using unc packages on my USB boot system.

As a test, I replaced XFree86.dsl with XFree86.unc in the boot directory and everything appeared to work fine - as an aside, it would be better if both the dsl/unc packages put the example XF86Config-4 files somewhere other than /home/dsl.

However, when I tried to install a couple of dsl packages - gnu-utils, gcc1-with-libs & gcc-2.95, I found that I could only load one of them before the desktop became blocked. By blocked, I mean that none of the icons or right-click menus work except for windowmanager/exit and most of the terminal commands (eg shutdown) do nothing.

I presume it should be OK to use both unc and dsl packages together?
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