More packages for Quirky

Lobster commented that the 'puppy-quirky' repository is rather bare. Yes. I do hope to add some more packages soon.

Ttuuxxx has made a start here:

...I hope to upload some of ttuuxxx's PETs to the 'puppy-quirky' repo.

There was a doubt about the Gimp package that ttuuxxx compiled. Well, that was awhile ago, perhaps something has changed in Quirky that is causing a problem. Anyway, I have compiled Gimp 2.6.8 and uploaded to 'puppy-quirky' repo. This will be listed in the Puppy Package Manager with the next release of Quirky.

01micko has created an SFS of Skype. I haven't yet tested it in Quirky, but have uploaded it to:

...well, not quite. As I type this it is still uploading.

I'll bung a couple more SFSs there.

Posted on 30 Apr 2010, 22:34


Posted on 30 Apr 2010, 23:11 by aarf
wikka pets
am using coolpups latest portable opera 10.53 in q21
aso there is portable Oo
havent tried it yet

Posted on 30 Apr 2010, 24:03 by u
browsers outside pupsave
Installing Opera via Manual Installation

I've been using that method ^

Works with ff 3.64 beta even better.
Thanks for the wikka link, lots of good info there.

Posted on 1 May 2010, 8:29 by 01micko
ok, did an ldd for skype in quirky-021 and is missing. Have you got one of those? Can't find at ibiblio.

If not I have the source, just grabbing devx.


Posted on 1 May 2010, 9:51 by 01micko
I compiled LibXScrnSaver, only a 10K pet. Skype now works in Quirky

./configure --build=i486-t2-linux-gnu --prefix=/usr localstatedir=/var

It's posted in the skype thread.


Posted on 1 May 2010, 10:59 by BarryK
Screensaver pet
Thanks for that, those PETs will be in the next Quirky.

Posted on 3 May 2010, 12:27 by lstandish
snap2 for Quirky
Please consider adding snap2 rotating snapshot backup program to Quirky. It uses rsync for the backup "engine" and is very powerful and easy to use, with a optional gtkdialog GUI. It is now stable/tested. The latest pet can be downloaded from The program website is at

Posted on 4 May 2010, 17:36 by BarryK
Re Snap2
I had Snap2 written down in my notebook, but it got overlooked in the flood of other stuff I have been dealing with. It won't get into Quirky 1.0, that's now frozen, but will consider for later release.