FatdogArm is a port of Fatdog64 to the ARM platform. Currently in Beta release, it is based on Fatdog64 and thus shares much of Fatdog64 features. Like Fatdog64, FatdogArm is intended for desktop-style operations but on the lower-cost ARM-based systems.
FatdogArm currently was originally built on A10/Mele A1000 hardware, although it can be easily adapted for other platforms. These days, FatdogArm is known to run is A20/Cubieboard, Odroid-U2, Odroid-U3, OLPC XO-1.75, OLPC XO-4 Touch and Pandora.
The porting process of FatdogArm (for Alpha version) is described in details here.
- Small (less than 300MB at the moment)
- Comes with applications for day-to-day use, such as:
- Web browser (Seamonkey browser - which uses identical code base as Firefox)
- Universal email client (Seamonkey Mail)
- Versatile media player (Xine)
- Word processing (Abiword)
- Spreadsheet (Gnumeric)
- PDF/PS/Djvu reader (Evince)
- Graphics editor (mtpaint)
- Printing system (CUPS)
- Remote connection clients (VNC, SSH)
- Text editor - IDE (Geany)
- HTML editor (Seamonkey Composer)
A big thank you goes to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for www.ibiblio.org and for hosting Fatdog64 and FatdogArm!here for info on the latest release.
Click here to download the images which can be copied to your own SD card or USB stick.
FatdogArm packages comes in two flavours:
- TBZ or TXZ packages (similar to DEB, RPM, etc)
A TBZ/TXZ package is a compressed archive that contains a (usually) single application package. Upon installation the contents will be de-compressed and copied to Fatdog installation for use. You can install a TBZ/TXZ package by downloading it (from here) and then use the command "pkgtools" to install it, or you can use the Gslapt Package Manager.
Note: Do not attempt to install directly from the web browser - the web browser does not have sufficient rights to install packages.
- SFS packages
An SFS package is a file that contains a compressed filesystem (squashfs). Upon "installation" the contents of this filesystem will be merged with the rest of your filesystem but it is never copied or expanded; the content will be de-compressed on-demand when you use the applications contained in the package.
To use it, download the package from here and move it to the same location as your save file, then go to the System tab in the Control Panel and click on System SFS Loader. Then choose which SFS file to load. You can also use SFS Manager (also in the Control Panel).
An SFS package usually contains a large application (e.g. libreoffice) or contains multiple applications or libraries.
You can also get all the source packages used to build FatdogArm.
FatdogArm shares most of its features with Fatdog64, so please refer to
Later on we will furnish a FatdogArm-specific instructions for cases
where FatdogArm is different from Fatdog64.
You may also want to review this
Fatdog64's Beginner Guide,
courtesy of smokey01.
FatdogArm doesn't have its own forum, instead it piggybacks on
FatdogArm posts are usually found in the Puppy Projects
FatdogArm is created by james
and is currently maintained by him.
Fatdog and Fatdog64 is created by kirk; and is currently maintained by kirk and james.
Fatdog Linux, Fatdog64 Linux and FatdogArm Linux is copyright (C) Kirk and James 2008 - 2014, based on derived works from Puppy Linux, copyright (C) Barry Kauler 2003 - 2014 and many other contributors.
FatdogArm is distributed under
GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 2 or later.
Note that individual programs and scripts contained in Fatdog may be licensed differently, please see
their descriptions for details.