"Barry Kauler, the founder of Puppy Linux and Woof, created Quirky as an avenue to explore new ideas. There may be some features in this distro that you won't find in other puppies, either different applications and utilities, different system scripts/behaviour, or even some fundamentally new underlying behaviour. This is very much a moving target. Quirky is currently built from packages compiled in T2. Some of the ideas may be a bit strange, hence the name "Quirky"!
Quirky is built from a "Puppy builder" system named Woof (http://bkhome.org/woof), which can build a Puppy Linux distribution from the binary packages of any other distro.
This continues bug fixing of 1.0/1.1, but also many packages are upgraded and new packages and ideas incorporated. In particular, a wider range of video/audio formats are supported, which is the main reason the live-CD iso file is a little bigger. There is now a very small HTML viewer for displaying local help files -- this has basic CSS support.
Quirky 1.2 release notes
* Many utilities and small applications upgraded 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
* Multimedia packages upgraded, also new 1 2 3 4
* Many bug fixes 1 2 3 4
* Simple local-help HTML viewer with libgtkhtml 1 2 3
This release is supposed to play just about any audio/video file, DVD, embedded or streaming media, but not yet WebM/VP8 -- I am targeting that for Quirky 1.3."