i'm a johny come lately here, but i love racy. Here's my 2 cents:
stability and reliability. nothing's more important than stability and reliability. This should be the #1 goal (for any new puppy).
all too often some app on my racy or lucid 5.2.8 (or other version) will break when i install or remove something unrelated. then i have to reinstall the whole puppy from scratch. sometimes there are such issues on a nearly fresh puppy install. maybe a particular app will work right, maybe not.
that's just weak. for an OS that's been around as long as puppy, it should be more stable and reliable.
i believe this issue will relegate puppy to hobby-status forever, until it's addressed. i think it's puppy's #1 flaw.
to achieve greater stability and reliability, devs need to find the SOURCES of INstability and UNreliability.
there are probably many sources:
--missing dependencies is probably just one. If puppy package manager is smart enough to tell me about missing dependencies, it should be smart enough to download and install them for me.
--maybe woof or some other component needs to have more built-in check and balances to assure compatibility.
cheers, and thanks to all devs for your work!