Quirky is coming

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.

Posted on 30 Oct 2009, 18:12


Posted on 30 Oct 2009, 18:24 by moogsydodong
Sounds Great
how about faster booting??? 10seconds or 5seconds???

does this sound "Quirky" ???

Posted on 30 Oct 2009, 18:36 by lobster
Quirky is coming
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.

Posted on 30 Oct 2009, 18:46 by Terryphi
Exciting stuff
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!

Posted on 30 Oct 2009, 21:23 by WN2A
Any version of Puppy beats Windows on all three counts, even as it stands today! Imagine if Quirky goes one better.

Posted on 30 Oct 2009, 22:04 by alienpup
Quirky may not be a dog
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?

Posted on 30 Oct 2009, 22:39 by Michalis
More security?
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?

Posted on 30 Oct 2009, 22:40 by Ramachandran
I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of Quirky. Wish you all the best for your new project. Thanks in advance.

Posted on 30 Oct 2009, 24:35 by bugman
...genius at work

[cannot wait to get quirky]

Posted on 31 Oct 2009, 4:16 by DaveS
Quirky is Good
Yup.......... Quirky is good :)

Posted on 31 Oct 2009, 5:50 by 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?
Does that mean it will have everything in it including the kitchen sink?
Does that mean it is for general distribution?

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.

Posted on 31 Oct 2009, 6:12 by grumpywolfe13
woof build system
Berry I relly like using the woof build system and I am waiting for your next release and would be more than happy to help in any way that I can.

Posted on 31 Oct 2009, 7:42 by panzerpuppy
Another area where Puppy (seriously) needs an improvement
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.

Posted on 31 Oct 2009, 8:15 by TerryH
think before you post a comment
I started typing a comment about non-related comments, then i thought better about it.

Good luck with your "quirky project!