See announcement and download links on my blog:
Quirky is a newcomer to the Pi, and there were some issues with the first release, 8.1, and have been steadily resolving them. Hopefully, you will find 8.1.2 to be a very nice experience.
Any issues, please do report them, either here or over at the Puppy Forum:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic. ... &start=375
Note, I read the Puppy Forum more frequently.
Some good news is that I think that the Service Pack mechanism is now fixed for sd-card installations, so in future you won't have to download a complete new sd-card image to upgrade, just a small PET package (PET is the native package format for Puppy Linux).
In theory anyway, I fixed it but haven't yet tested the fix. It should be OK.
A note about the download image, it is for a 8GB sd-card, or bigger. The reason I didn't release a 4GB image, is Quirky has a "snapshot" feature that needs lots of room. This feature is something that users have come to love. You can take a snapshot of a working system, then at any time in the future can choose to roll back to any earlier snapshot.
Which is great if you have broken the installation. Or, you compiled lots of packages, and just want to get rid of them all -- take a snapshot before doing all the compiling and you can just restore to it.
To find out more, look in the menu "Filesystem -> Snapshot Manager".
An intro to snapshots is here:
Anyway, I'm starting to ramble. There is lots to like about Quirky.