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Offline roberts

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tinycore_v4.0rc1
« on: September 11, 2011, 08:38:09 AM »
The First Release Candidate of Tiny Core v4.0 is now posted and ready for testing.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/4.x/x86/release_candidates

tinycore_4.0rc1.iso
tinycore_4.0rc1.iso.md5.txt

Change log:

* Updated kernel to 3.0.3
* Updated udev to 173
* Updated glibc to eglibc-2.13
* Updated e2fsprogs base libs to 1.41.14
* Updated gcc base libs to 4.6.1
* Updated util-linux base libs to 2.19.1
* Updated all the custom core utilities to use the new repository area.
* New loadcpufreq to handle module loading.
* Updated eglibc for 486/586 support.
* Updated busybox 1.19.2 with latest patches and fix for chpasswd segfault.
* Updated ondemand for console based extensions via Freedesktop Exec=cliorx prgname
* Adjusted .xsession to handle X startup failure.
* Adjusted .setbackground colors for wallpaper handling.
* Updated AppBrowser Search and Keyword as described below.
* Updated ab Search and Keyword.
* Updated search.sh internal script support for new search method shared by AppBrowser & ab
* New keyword.sh internal script support for new keyword method shared by AppBrowser & ab

Notes:
The Search method for both AppBrowser and ab is now a local info.lst search.
To use enter the starting few characters of the desired extension, e.g., abi for abiword, or ope for opera

Both AppBrowser and ab now offer Keyword searching.
Examples: enter browser to display browsers, enter game to list games.

The following has been deprecated in the 4.x series:
* Floppy Tool (floppytool.sh & fdtool)
* Starter Packs (loadpack & loadpack.sh)
* Hybrid Mode (boot local & mktclocal)

The new repository areas:
 http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/4.x/x86/tcz/

Attn: microcore users will need new Xprogs.tcz from 4.x repository.
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Re: tinycore_v4.0rc1
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 10:20:45 AM »
can you post info on any changes since last alpha ?

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Re: tinycore_v4.0rc1
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 11:43:54 AM »
As requested change log since alpha 3

* Updated busybox to 1.19.2 + chpasswd patch
* Removed the following:
*    Floppy Tool (floppytool.sh & fdtool)
*    Starter Packs (loadpack & loadpack.sh)
*    Hybrid Mode (boot local & mktclocal)
* Updated cpanel to reflect changes above.
* Updated ondemand to handle freedesktop item with no icon spec.
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Re: tinycore_v4.0rc1
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2011, 10:59:41 PM »
Thanks.
What is the immediate user feeling for a person upgrading 3.8.4 to 4.0: more speed at boot? quicker extension load? (I like speed... especially with my old box).
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Re: tinycore_v4.0rc1
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2011, 12:50:10 AM »
i can say that now i don't get graphical glitches on ati hardware anymore. they were prevalent on lxde + xorg + tc 3.8

usually i would get a messed up rectangle around the cursor and sometimes occasional garbage around window borders.

using ati radeon x1300 pro (rv515).

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Re: tinycore_v4.0rc1
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011, 05:06:54 AM »
4.0 is slightly faster in the kernel part, slightly slower in the main part of the base boot. In total it's a win of ~5%.



BRB rewriting loadcpufreq in C.
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Re: tinycore_v4.0rc1
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 06:40:14 AM »
Ah, that's better.

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Re: tinycore_v4.0rc1
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2011, 12:05:33 PM »
A nice boost in boot speed comes from the fact that, while 3.8.3 takes five to seven seconds worth of "waitusb" time to recognize my usb stick, 4.0rc1 recognizes it in approximately zero seconds.   Like!

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Re: tinycore_v4.0rc1
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2011, 02:27:39 PM »
I think the '4.x Release Candidates (Testing)' link on the downloads page is broken (I guess this one was meant to be used).

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Re: tinycore_v4.0rc1
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2011, 03:18:34 PM »
What is a good upgrade path wrt /tce? Ditch all old stuff and start from scratch?

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Re: tinycore_v4.0rc1
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2011, 10:38:16 PM »
What is a good upgrade path wrt /tce? Ditch all old stuff and start from scratch?
i think i asked on the forums already.

apparently replacing kernel + initrd with ones from new tinycore and running updates should do the trick.

things might get tricky with xorg, though. you might want to boot into text mode.

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Re: tinycore_v4.0rc1
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2011, 03:17:40 AM »
Xorg 7.4, 7.5 and 7.6 have been reported working with 4.x. There have been no changes to the 7.4 and 7.5 extensions in 4.x.

edit: 7.6 requires changes not yet in the rc1.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2011, 03:21:11 AM by curaga »
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Re: tinycore_v4.0rc1
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2011, 10:58:42 PM »
As requested I have split off the discussion of tce-load handling of KERNEL to programming and scripting:
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,11416.msg59847.html#msg59847
This subject has nothing to do with Alpha or Release Candidates of which we have asked the community to test but instead is for the benefit of those who happen to have both 32 and 64 machines AND wish to co-mingle extenions that are module dependent, a rather select few I would imagine.
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Re: tinycore_v4.0rc1
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2011, 01:25:59 AM »
Ah, that's better.



I don't see any cpufreq in this image, why?

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Re: tinycore_v4.0rc1
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2011, 06:47:18 AM »
bootchart ignores very short-lived processes to avoid clutter. The C version is some 16 times faster than the script.
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