Quirky 1.1rc

This is the release candidate for Quirky 1.1. The build is actually numbered 104.

Preliminary announcement and release notes:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/quirky/quirky-1.1rc/release-Quirky-110.htm

Download:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/quirky/

There is the normal Quirky, qrky-104.iso, built with the 2.6.33.2 kernel. Note that I have changed the file prefix from "quirky" to "qrky", so the save-file will now be named "qrkysave.2fs".

A bonus is another build, Quirky-Retro, built with the 2.6.30.5 kernel (same as used in Puppy 4.3.1). This build has all the analog modem and SCSI drivers. Note, the file prefix is "qret", so the save-file is named "qretsave.2fs".

Please note the scope of the fixes and improvements of 1.1 relative to 1.0, explained in the release notes. I plan multimedia improvements for 1.2.


Posted on 14 May 2010, 22:43


Comments:

Posted on 14 May 2010, 23:32 by BarryK
1.1rc forum feedback
Here is a forum thread for feedback on 1.1rc:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=55351



Posted on 15 May 2010, 3:57 by broomdodger
magnetic windows
quirky 1.1rc

Are the magnetic windows gone?



Posted on 15 May 2010, 8:25 by BarryK
Snap-to windows
You mean windows that snap-to each other and screen edges?

Yes, that behaviour is gone.

The earlier version of JWM had it on by default, v492 has it off.

I rather liked it. I wonder if the JwmConfig2 app is able to set it? That JwmConfig2 app has been somewhat neglected, we probably need someone to take a good look at it, tidy it up, remove or fix some things that might have been appropriate for older versions of JWM.

The latest JwmConfig2 is here:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/quirky/pet_packages-quirky/jwmconfig2-20100513.pet



Posted on 15 May 2010, 9:04 by broomdodger
qrky slow screen re-paint
Hi Barry

I think you were asking about ati video:
http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=01581

I was just given yet another old pc:
Dell Inspiron 4100 866MHz 256MB ram

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~# report-video
VIDEO REPORT: Quirky, version 100

Chip description:
oem: ATI MOBILITY RADEON

Driver used by Xorg:
radeon

Video mode used by Xorg:
Resolution: Depth 24 Depth: "Display"

""-----=-------=-------=-------=-------=-------=-------=-------=
Quirky 100 frugal
1024x768x24 ok
1024x768x16 is very dark almost un-readable

Tried xorgwizard several times, same result

When closing a window like seamonkey it closes quickly.

""-----=-------=-------=-------=-------=-------=-------=-------=
""-----=-------=-------=-------=-------=-------=-------=-------=
""-----=-------=-------=-------=-------=-------=-------=-------=
~# report-video
VIDEO REPORT: Quirky, version 104

Chip description:
oem: ATI MOBILITY RADEON

Driver used by Xorg:
radeon

Video mode used by Xorg:
Resolution: Depth 24 Depth: "Display"

""-----=-------=-------=-------=-------=-------=-------=-------=
Quirky 104 frugal qrky
1024x768x24 ok
1024x768x16 is very dark almost un-readable

Tried xorgwizard several times, same result

When closing a window like seamonkey it closes SLOWLY, I can watch the screen repaint from the top down. Closing any window does this, some are slower than others.

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