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SliTaz with Poplog, provided by Andrew Rydz

New Version: 2 Aug 2014 The live CD image is downloadable from
Available here (75MB) as:

Try the previous address first, as it may have been updated since the local
version here was downloaded.

I have tested this as a Live CD on my 4 year old laptop: a Dell Latitude E 6410.

It booted without problems, though for unknown reasons I was not able to make it
connect with my local network, whether using cable or wireless. I believe Andrew
is looking into this.

Poplog started up perfectly in the sakura terminal window, with a very nice
default font (unlike the xterm default font which is too small -- at least for
my eyes), and xved also seems to work. I tried some of the demos in


and found that everything works as expected, including the SimAgent
graphical demo and even, to my surprise, the 'speaking eliza' demo, which uses
espeak to spout answers audibly.

It is a very usable local poplog bootable on a live CD.

Old Version: 16 Mar 2010
(127741952 bytes).

Previous versions
Andrew Rydz wrote on 19th Jan 2009, in

> Just before the New Year I ported POPLOG v15.62 to SliTaz linux.
> All the tests I've tried worked without error. If you require
> you will have to relink POPLOG with the appropriate
> libraries. The present version is linked with
> SliTaz is a nice compact version of Linux and does not take up too
> much disk space. The livecd ISO image is only 43 meg and the VMware
> Appliance only 63 meg when compressed.
> In addition to POPLOG I have also installed dokuwiki. To start
> POPLOG click on the "yellow hat" to the right of the firefox icon.
> To access the dokuwiki start page start firefox.
>     Have fun
>       Andy Ritz
> * ISO image:
> * WMware Appliance:

I have put a copy of it here (43MB).

The following report is now out of date, as a more recent iso file
was made available on 2 Aug 2014. But some details may remain of interest.

I copied the file onto a bootable CD and tested it in a Dell
latitude d610 laptop. It boots up OK though every time you have to
specify the language and the type of keyboard, and select a screen
resolution (I tried both 1400x1050 and 1280x1024 and both worked

Although there was a utility for configuring networks, it was not
able to configure either wireless (ipw2200) or my ethernet port.

Clicking on the yellow icon makes poplog start up with its control
panel. I also found that I could open an xterm window, and in
that give standard commands like pop11, xved, prolog, etc.

Poplog had been installed in /usr/lib/poplog and the environment
variables for running it were already set.

I was able to create a new pop11 saved image containing the
mini-SHRDLU demo, using the mkgblocks command, and run it using

    pop11 +gblocks
I tried several other programs including eliza, the rclib control
panel demo and a few demonstration programs using the SimAgent
toolkit and graphics.

Everything worked, but there were warning messages about the font
specified in the demos not being available (helvetica) and the
alternative font substituted was rather ugly. But the text was

When the LiveCD is running everything is installed in the computer's
main memory, including any files created by the user. Obviously
anyone wanting to use this system seriously will need to have some
way of saving files. I did not check out whether it has the ability
mount a partition of the hard drive, or to mount a USB flash drive,
which would probably be the best solution.

Congratulations to Andrew: this makes it possible for PC-users who
do not have linux running to test out the full version of poplog and
pop-11 without having to put anything on their hard drive.

Another live CD
Andrew later posted another message in March 2010: here saying

I have prepared a LiveCD containing SPARQL tools for querying RDF-
based websites for semantic content.  With these tools you can
extract all the triples in an RDF file and write SPARQL queries
asking for specific information. For instance, "find me the names of
all the elements in the periodic table".

Two query tools are included. The first tool is called, ROQET, which
is distributed with the Redland RDF libraries. The second tool is
called, TWINKLE, and is a GUI interface that wraps the ARQ sparql
query engine. The tool for finding all the triples in an RDF file is
called RAPPER. In addition you will also find a tool called LQRAPS,
for reconstructing RDF from tabular data.

The LiveCD can be downloaded from here (

Once you have booted the LiveCD and logged in (username: hacker, no
password), you should start firefox and read the contents of the
start page.

The Version of POPLOG included on the LiveCD described here
-- the message above), will work with this version of SliTaz.

In summary the LiveCD contains the following:

    * The Redland RDF libraries
    * LQRAPS

If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact Andy

I have not tried running the second LiveCD.

This file maintained by:
Aaron Sloman
Installed: 30 May 2009
Last Updated: 30 May 2009; 2 Aug 2014