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Quirky 7.4 released

December 11, 2015 — BarryK
This is a new release of Quirky, in the "Werewolf" series, which started with version 7.3, followed by bugfix releases 7.3.1, 7.3.2 and 7.3.3.

Read the release announcement for 7.3 here:

A concise announcement for 7.4:

Quirky Linux version 7.4 is released.This is the latest in the "Werewolf" series, built with binary packages from Ubuntu 15.10 (and compatible with the large Ubuntu package repositories), that started with version 7.3, followed by 7.3.1, 7.3.2 and 7.3.3 bugfix releases.
Version 7.4 brings major changes in the installation, save-session and init (in the initrd) scripts, offering more flexible running modes for the live-CD and frugal installations, and simpler installation.
The package selection is mostly the same as 7.3.3, except that the VLC media player has been dropped in favour of XINE, and bugs in some packages are fixed.

A full announcement and release notes can be found here:

Read about how to install Quirky here:

Primary download:

Note that the installer script offers to download the .iso file, if not already, however it does so from which is very slow. Recommend download from a mirror site, such as nluug:
Then run the installer.

There are a couple I know of:

1. Xine hangs. I switched over from VLC as XINE plays my video test files much better. However, if XINE is closed via the menu, it leaves behind a zombie process that cannot be killed, and even prevents shutdown!
Always close XINE by clicking the close-box at top-right of window.
If anyone can figure that one out, please do!

2. If you use the installer to do a full install to a partition, at first bootup a popup message tells you that you have booted from a live-CD. Harmless message, just an annoyance, and I will fix it.

Please go to this thread in the Puppy Forum, for all bug reports and discussion:

Extra notes
I have only released a 64-bit build, so Quirky will not run on some early Pentium CPUs that are 32-bit only.

Tags: quirky, linux