Development Release: PUD GNU/Linux Version 0.4.7


Hi, we're cheerful to release a new version, which is the first of the 0.4.7 series. We've made all available features this time based on the new packages came with Ubuntu 7.04 and kernel 2.6.20; patched the kernel, taken Aufs as the default read/writeable file system; added LZMA support to Squash FS, to attain the highest compression ratio. (All patches and source codes can be downloaded from )

Features synchronically updated are the Opt-Get plugin system and on-boot toram capability. At the beginning of May, there will be a new version released based on this one. The scheduled features (network backup/restore and Plate, the user interface) will be initially implement in that release.

Mon Apr 23 04:56:21 UTC 2007

Main Features

  • Packages upgraded

    Applying packages of Ubuntu 7.04, and Linux Kernel 2.6.20-15-generic

  • Updated Opt-Get

    Updated Opt-Get plugin system and other its plugins, compatible with both Aufs and Unionfs.

    Just like Automatix, this plugin contains following packages: amsn mozilla-acroread acroread mplayer w32codecs mozilla-mplayer skype opera rar unrar unace-nonfree libdvdcss2 bmp-mp4 flashplugin-nonfree linux-restricted-modules-2.6.20-15-generic linux-restricted-modules-generic

    (Note: This may contain illegal packages. Use at own risk.)

  • Aufs Support

    Supporting Aufs (default) and Unionfs at same time, choosable upon booting by the cheatcode.

  • Patched Squashfs

    Patched Squashfs + LZMA compression algorithm, backwards compatible with the old versions.

  • Tuned casper

    Tuned the "casper" toram capability, saving more space.

Known Problems


If you find something wrong, please let us know.

  • Unable to set the refreshing rate correctly with some monitors.
  • Screen flickering on loading web pages may occur, caused by non-free plugin.
  • Opt plugins can't be made when using aufs.
  • Absence of icons may occur to some applications.

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