Quirky 8.1.5

This is a release for the 8.x series on x86_64 PCs and laptops, the last, and first, being 8.0, announced here:


And on my blog: http://barryk.org/news/?viewDetailed=00344

In recent months, most of my attention has been on getting Quirky Xerus running on the Raspberry Pi2 and Pi3.
This has resulted in a lot of new infrastructure in Quirky, for example, supporting Bluetooth, and the easyinit recovery/filesystem-check system.

To discover all of these developments, read my blog:


Quirky 8.1.5 for x86_64 PCs and laptops is a build of 8.0 with this new infrastructure. Note that not many packages have been upgraded, it is mostly just an "infrastructure upgrade".

Having said that, there is one very significant package change, the removal of Abiword and Gnumeric, replaced with Libreoffice 5.1.2.
Also, the Linux kernel has been upgraded from version 4.4.8 to 4.8.8.

As this new infrastructure was developed for the Raspberry Pi, although much of it is designed to be generic, there is no guarantee that something is not broken in the x86_64 PC build.

Probably OK, but I have very little time for testing, especially at this time of the year.
If you do hit a bug, or just want to discuss something, please go to this thread on the Puppy Forum:


Quirky Xerus 8.x for the Raspberry Pi is discussed here:


Barry Kauler
December 25, 2016