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.
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.