Release notes for Puppy Linux version 2.14

Another wonderful new Puppy! The 'standard' release is puppy-2.14-seamonkey-fulldrivers.iso live-CD and is 86.5MB.

Release notes:

Upgrading from earlier version of Puppy. No problem. If you run Puppy from live-CD, just boot the new CD and Puppy will automatically perform any required upgrading of your personal storage file/partition (usually pup_save.3fs file).
For USB or frugal-hd installations, just copy the latest files (vmlinuz, initrd.gz, pup_214.sfs and zdrv_214.sfs) to the USB or hd boot media.
If you have already tested an earlier alpha or beta of v2.14, type the boot parameter "puppy pfix=clean" , so that a proper upgrade of the latest version will occur -- also, look where the pup_save.3fs file is and delete zrdv_214.sfs if it exists (Puppy may have copied it there from the CD). Also delete pup_214.sfs if you previously copied it from the CD to HD -- but, bootup with 'pfix=ram' if running 2.14 so that pup_214.sfs will not be in use. If you want to be extra cautious, make a backup of the pup_save.3fs file before upgrading!

PET packages. This new unified package system was introduced in Puppy 2.13. So, what does it mean from the user's point of view? For Pup 2.13/2.14 you won't notice much of a difference, just the name change from PupGet to PETget package manager, and dependency handling. For example, if you choose to install 'cutecom-0.13.1', which needs the 'qt' library, PETget will automatically download and intall 'qt-3.3.6' package if it isn't already. So, it should be a more pleasant experience. Also, PETs support simple click-to-install, just like DotPups.
Read more about PET packages here:

My Developer News Blog. If you want more details about all of the above, and learn day by day how it all unfolded, at a very personal level, then please go here:

Download. If you want to obtain the latest Puppy live-CD, or the "devx" module, that turns Puppy into a complete C/C++ compiler environment, or the patched kernel source, please go to the Puppy download page for links:

History. To get a better sense of how Puppy has evolved, it is helpful to read the release notes for earlier versions.
Puppy v2.13:
Puppy v2.12:
Puppy v2.11:

Best regards,
Barry Kauler and the Puppy Team