Quirky 7.2 Release Notes

The previous release of the mainstream Quirky April 7.x series, was version, back on April 30, 2015. Note, there was a 7.1 released on August 18, 2015, which was a "deviation", a special build for Android development.

Since, there have been steady improvements, nothing really dramatic, but lots of things here and there. As well, various packages have been updated or improved.
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.

Development is documented at my blog:

The following are some highlights, since the release of Quirky
  • Bug fixes and improvements 1 2 3 4
  • New and updated packages 1 2 3 4 5
  • Begone /usr/X11R7 1
Many fixes and improvements did not get documented in my blog, instead in the Puppy Forum, in particular this thread (starting from page 37 of the thread):

Significant changes in the major applications are SeaMonkey and Samba updated, and a new application, Dia. One new minor application is PupWhoIs, a frontend for the 'whois' utility.

For anyone interested in development for Android, and more advance programming for Linux, I have created documentation and PETs 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

There is a new theme. In 7.1 I used a "green" theme, and 7.2 continues my flirtation with the colour green.
I would like to thank the guys who had input to the various components of this theme. For example, the GTK theme is based on the "Chlorophyll" theme created by Puppy Forum member 'Argolance'.

The coomplete list of packages used in 7.2 are here:
woof-installed-packages  devx-only-installed-packages

Quirky 7.2 has the 4.1.7 kernel. The source is here:

All other sources are here:

Barry Kauler
October 7, 2015