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Quirky 7.2 released (amd64)

October 06, 2015 — BarryK
This is another release of Quirky in the "April" series, that started with version 7.0 earlier this year.

To learn more about Quirky, April, and the 7.x versions, please read this:

The latest incarnation is version 7.2. A brief statement about this release:

Since the previous release of Quirky, there have been steady improvements, nothing really dramatic, but lots of things here and there.
As well, various packages have been updated or improved. Significant updates include SeaMonkey and Samba, and a new application, Dia. One new minor application is PupWhoIs, a frontend for the 'whois' utility.
A major structural change is the doing-away with /usr/X11R7, the path where T2 compiled Xorg into -- now, Xorg is in /usr, in line with all other distros.
The kernel has been upgraded to version 4.1.7.

Detailed release notes can be found here:

Download Quirky 7.2 from here:

There are various files to choose from, so it is important to read the installation instructions here:

After uploading 7.2, I discovered that has changed how recursive spidering works (searching for files on their site), which broke some scripts.
Therefore, I recommend as soon as you get Quirky running, install this PET (just download and click on it):

I have only released the amd64 (x86_64) build. The x86 (32-bit) build of Quirky 7.2 is expected to be uploaded in a few days.

There is a thread in the Puppy Forum to post bug reports and other feedback:


The complete list of packages used in Quirky 7.2 is in these two files:

Tags: quirky, linux