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Quirky is coming

October 30, 2009 — BarryK
I have had some ideas in the back of my mind for sometime, but didn't know if they would work. These ideas are, well, "quirky", hence when I create a distro based on them, then I'll name it "Quirky".

I conducted tests on two of these, and they work. Three of the ideas tackle these areas:

1. Simpler installation and booting.
2. More security when running.
3. Clean shutdown.

I needed to make configuration changes to the kernel, so took the opportunity to grab the latest,

This evening I'll be figuring out how to build Quirky using Woof. I'll probably have to write an extra script, 'quirky_build' or something.


Sounds Great
Username: moogsydodong
how about faster booting??? 10seconds or 5seconds??? does this sound "Quirky" ???

Quirky is coming
Username: lobster
"Sounds good already There is considerable impetus now with a variety of wooflets, puplets and other kennel possibilities. From that a new Puppy (somehow) will emerge.

Exciting stuff
Username: Terryphi
"Can't wait. You've chosen an excellent name so that's the hardest bit done. ;) Seriously, I really like the sound of where you are heading. Count on me when you need testers. Long live minimalism!

Quirky may not be a dog
Username: alienpup
"Let's get off on the right foot here people. Barry made no mention of "Puppy". He may not plan Quirky to be yet another "Puppy". Let's give the man all the creative space he needs. We've already got more Puppies than we can shake a food bowl at. Perhaps it's time for something Quirky?

More security?
Username: Michalis
"I wonder what do you mean with: "2. More security when running." According to what I know puppy, woof as based to linux are secure enough the way they are. Do you mean multiple users, instead of running as root?

Username: bugman
"...genius at work [cannot wait to get quirky]

Username: 8-bit
"Lets not forget that it was stated by Barry that he was going to make an OS for personal use. Does that mean it should run on every PC? NO Does that mean it will have everything in it including the kitchen sink? NO Does that mean it is for general distribution? NO So if I read his previous post correctly, he did say personal and he has every right to make an OS for his own personal use. On the forum, I see comments that this program or that program should have been included or excluded. Puppy by Barry or any other OS he makes is his choice as to what goes into it. If you do not like it, MAKE YOUR OWN! Barry gave us WOOF for that purpose and continues to improve WOOF as time progreses. RANT ENDED.

Another area where Puppy (seriously) needs an improvement
Username: panzerpuppy
"One thing that's seriously lacking in Puppy is a way to perform package UPDATES. For example, if you install PMusic 0.8.2 and then when a new version comes out you install PMusic 0.8.3, both packages will be displayed as installed in the package manager. If you install 10 updates for this app, you'll have 10 entries in the PPM installed packages window. Now what happens when you want to UNINSTALL that package? What version of the package should be uninstalled to remove all files from all package updates? Even if you uninstall the latest version, all entries of the previous versions will still be available in the installed pkgs window. PPM / Woof should support package updating and have the ability to create additional info and scripts inside the packages for facilitating upgrades (and removals) of older ones.

think before you post a comment
Username: TerryH
"I started typing a comment about non-related comments, then i thought better about it. Good luck with your [i]"quirky project![/i]

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