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Quirky 8.1.4 for Pi2 and Pi3

December 13, 2016 — BarryK
Quirky Linux "Xerus" 8.1.4 is released for the Raspberry Pi2 and Pi3. This is a minor-point release of Quirky 8.1, with important bug fixes and improvements.

Please read the release announcement for Quirky 8.1 here:
http://bkhome.org/news/201610/quirky-linux-81-for-raspberry-pi2-and-pi3.html

The full release notes for 8.1 are here:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/armv7/releases/xerus-8.1/release-xerus-8.1+.htm

Improvements since 8.1 can be discovered by reading this blog. Of particular note is the increment from 8.1.3.1 to 8.1.4, which has introduced more robust fault recovery:
http://bkhome.org/news/201612/introducing-easyinit.html

Installation
Download from here:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/armv7/releases/xerus-8.1.4/

Installation instructions with important newbie notes:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/armv7/releases/xerus-8.1.4/install-quirky.htm

Upgrade
If you already have Quirky Xerus running on the Pi, an earlier version, upgrade to 8.1.4 is available by small Service Pack PET package.
Starting the Package Manager (PPM) will automatically probe for availability of a Service Pack, or run from the menu:
Filesystem -> Quirky Version Upgrade Manager

Compile
If you need to compile source packages, install the "devx" PET. Run the PPM to install it, or directly from here (191MB):
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/armv7/packages/pet_packages-xerus/devx-8.1.4-xerus.pet

Kernel source PET (288MB):
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/armv7/packages/pet_packages-xerus/kernel_src-4.4.34-rpi2.pet

Feedback
Post questions, interact with other keen users:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=108132&start=495

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