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    Progeny -> Woody Howto
    Posted on Thursday, October 18 @ 17:33:18 BST

    A quick howto for converting from your Progeny installation to Woody is available on Progeny's site. For those who love to have the cutting edge. Running testing comes with its associated warnings, and you really *should* subscribe and read debian-devel.

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  • "Progeny -> Woody Howto" | Login/Create Account | 12 comments

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    Ximian? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, October 18 @ 21:56:32 BST

    Is Woody compatible with ximian?

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    • Re: Ximian? by carlos on Friday, October 19 @ 02:25:31 BST
    • Re: Ximian? by Anonymous on Saturday, October 20 @ 23:17:05 BST

    Re: Progeny -> Woody Howto (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, October 18 @ 21:57:03 BST

    Um, does someone have a Storm -> Woody Howto around?

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    Re: Progeny -> Woody Howto (Score: 1)
    by andrel on Thursday, October 18 @ 22:14:06 BST
    (User Info)

    The Potato KDE available at works great with Progeny Newton and takes much less time to download than the full Woody upgrade.

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    Re: Progeny -> Woody Howto (Score: 2, Interesting)
    by castlan on Friday, October 19 @ 05:24:56 BST
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    Woody has a newer verion of GRUB (0.90) than Progeny Newton does (0.5.96) which is great for the increased filesystem support. Unfortuanately, the documentation included with Woody is pitiful compared to that of Newton, so I was in for a nasty shock when I upgraded. (I sure an glad that I only updated the apps I use one at a time... who knows what other surprises are waiting for me?)

    Progeny makes good use of the Gnome Help Browser, I dunno if woody does also. But when I upgraded to Woody's newer version of GRUB, I still needed to install the updated GRUB onto my hard disk and boot floppy, and so needed instructions. To my surprise, GRUB's info page was no longer listed in the Gnome Help Browser, nor was it's man page. So I typed "man grub" at a prompt. Being a standard GNU application, it prefers a brief man page with a more in depth info page, and said so in the man page. When I typed "info grub" there was no info page available, just the same man page recommending that I consult the info page!

    This was a little humorous, but also very inconvienient. Maybe the Progeny distro isn't available for sale anymore, but will individual developers still maintain it? It would be nice if they would, or if not, will the comparatively unpolished standard Debian packages come up to par?

    It was quite a nice goal to have dpkg-reconfigure provide a convienient front end for most packages... will standard Debian pursue this same goal, or was this lofty ideal lost as well?

    It was great to have Progeny develop Debian independantly for a time, with the plans to eventually merge changes back into the Debian Project. Sadly, with all of the promising work that has already taken place, it seems to have ended prematurely.

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    Re: Progeny -> Woody Howto (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, October 19 @ 18:10:38 BST

    How about a potato -> woody howto?

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