WelcomeWelcome | FAQFAQ | DownloadsDownloads | WikiWiki

Author Topic: Core v4.5rc1  (Read 5050 times)

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7343
  • Founder Emeritus
Core v4.5rc1
« on: April 11, 2012, 06:55:11 AM »
The first release candidate of Core 4.5 is ready for public testing:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/4.x/x86/release_candidates

Change Log:
* Updated wbar to 2.3.0
* Updated wbar.sh, wbar_setup, & wbarconf GUI  for new wbar changes.
* New Apps GUI replaces AppBrowser & AppsAudit
* Updated Apps GUI OnBoot, OnDemand, & Md5Check to case insensitive sort order.
* Updated Apps GUI OnDemand to support ondemand noicons.
* Updated Apps GUI to add descriptive title and moved URI to bottom.
* Renamed ScmBrowser to ScmApps, added delete & descriptive title, moved URI to bottom, adjusted menu.
* Updated tce-audit to suppress spurious messages with regard to fat filesystems.
* Updated tce-setup added support for scm in cde  tmp/builtin for remasters.
* Updated scm-load to forward md5check results to calling GUI.
* Updated scm-load to support scm only type systems and remasters.
* Updated rc.shutdown to umount scm extensions.
* New expanded boot code noicons to specify no ondemand icons. noicions=ondemand
* Updated tc-config, wbar_setup, ondemand, and Apps GUI to support noicons=ondemand
* Updated f2 & f3 boot codes.

Note: Need new Xprogs.tcz and wbar.tcz
Note: You will need to delete .wbar from your home directory!

Note: CorePlus has a new updated ezremaster!
Note: Find the Xprogs.tcz, wbar.tcz, and ezremaster.tcz in the release candidate area.
          They will be formally posted to the repository when 4.5 final is released.
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline gerald_clark

  • TinyCore Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3418
Re: Core v4.5rc1
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 08:11:40 AM »
When in Apps and ScmApps, I selected check for updates, and then Md5 Checking.
It was very confusing, because there was nothing on the screen telling me what function was currently selected. and what the Select panel was related to.
Perhaps the current function selected could be displayed next to the Apps button?

Offline gerald_clark

  • TinyCore Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3418
Re: Core v4.5rc1
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 09:06:04 AM »
The following  entries in the Dependencies menu of Apps do not appear to work.
Update .dep files - Nothing in results window
Missing Dependencies Reporting - Nothing in Results window
Display All with No Dependencies - Nothing in Results window
Display All Not Depended On - Nothing in Results window

If you click on the greyed out Apps button while the Dependencies button is showing, Apps seizes, the mouse pointer can be moved, but nothing nothing responds to clicks.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7343
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: Core v4.5rc1
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 01:31:20 PM »
Reposted 4.5rc1 with fixes for reported items. Thanks for testing!
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline gerald_clark

  • TinyCore Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3418
Re: Core v4.5rc1
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 03:41:22 PM »
Much better!

I have 2 questions:
1. What are local favorites?
2. Is it your intention to merge Apps and ScmApps down the road? They are so similar in design.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7343
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: Core v4.5rc1
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 06:01:59 PM »
1. With "Load local", I am using a standard FLTK widget that just so happens to offer "favorites" where you can create a shortcut to selecting a file. I my drop that standard widget and just reuse some of my existing code. That way, I could display only "not already loaded" extensions that would be more practical and consistent with the rest of the layout.

2. I presently do not have plans to merge the two. My reasoning, is that it leaves open the possibility to have a tcz only system, or even an scm only system. Brian, has updated his ezremaster to support scms. So by placing the "extended base" tczs into the Core.gz one could easily remaster an scm only system.  Besides, it was enough of a challenge to merge AppBrowser with AppsAudit with all the permutations and combinations of GUI elements.
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline netnomad

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 782
Re: Core v4.5rc1
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 07:44:50 AM »
hi roberts,

very nice work, clear menues and added functionality that i really appreciate.

i noticed that my encrypted backup is not used to restore my configuration and data, stored in my backup.
my backup-file is called core.tgz.bfe that is defined by my bootcode.
everything works fine with 4.4, it is caused by the actual 4.5rc1.
can someone confirm this behavior?

thank you for your commitment.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2012, 07:47:48 AM by netnomad »

Offline AbNoRMiS

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 551
  • nothing can be impeccable in this imperfect world
    • @ß№®M!$
Re: Core v4.5rc1
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 11:04:27 AM »
in appsaudit group separator
in the dependencies menu
was above item mark for deletion

or it so planned?
Basic Design Concept © @ß№®M!$
please forgive my terrible english :)

Offline gerald_clark

  • TinyCore Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3418
Re: Core v4.5rc1
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2012, 11:08:01 AM »
That group of 4 work on the currently selected extension.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7343
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: Core v4.5rc1
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2012, 11:14:52 AM »
hi roberts,

very nice work, clear menues and added functionality that i really appreciate.

i noticed that my encrypted backup is not used to restore my configuration and data, stored in my backup.
my backup-file is called core.tgz.bfe that is defined by my bootcode.
everything works fine with 4.4, it is caused by the actual 4.5rc1.
can someone confirm this behavior?

thank you for your commitment.
Sorry, I cannot confirm. I too use encrypted backup and always test this feature.
There were no changes from 4.4 to 4.5 that would cause such a failure.
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7343
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: Core v4.5rc1
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2012, 11:23:36 AM »
1. With "Load local", I am using a standard FLTK widget that just so happens to offer "favorites" where you can create a shortcut to selecting a file. I my drop that standard widget and just reuse some of my existing code. That way, I could display only "not already loaded" extensions that would be more practical and consistent with the rest of the layout.

2. I presently do not have plans to merge the two. My reasoning, is that it leaves open the possibility to have a tcz only system, or even an scm only system. Brian, has updated his ezremaster to support scms. So by placing the "extended base" tczs into the Core.gz one could easily remaster an scm only system.  Besides, it was enough of a challenge to merge AppBrowser with AppsAudit with all the permutations and combinations of GUI elements.

Re: Load Local
I am dropping the standard FLTK file selector widget and replace with my code.
The benefits are:
1. Display only available, "not already loaded" extensions. Should provide a much shorter select list and therefore make the system easier to use and understand.
2 Consistent look, feel, and operation, i.e., everything is single click and will work like ScmApps Local/Install.
3. The generic file selector is heavy with its preview and favorites, both not needed, thereby its removal will mean a small memory footprint.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2012, 11:38:22 AM by roberts »
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline netnomad

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 782
Re: Core v4.5rc1
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2012, 12:16:05 PM »
hi roberts,

very nice work, clear menues and added functionality that i really appreciate.

i noticed that my encrypted backup is not used to restore my configuration and data, stored in my backup.
my backup-file is called core.tgz.bfe that is defined by my bootcode.
everything works fine with 4.4, it is caused by the actual 4.5rc1.
can someone confirm this behavior?

thank you for your commitment.
Sorry, I cannot confirm. I too use encrypted backup and always test this feature.
There were no changes from 4.4 to 4.5 that would cause such a failure.

hi roberts,

thank you for your reply.
it was my fault, sorry for my misleading contribution.
in my bootmanager i refered to a missing backup-file "core-test.tgz.bfe" at my core-testing-environment.
after providing the backup-file everything worked fine so far...
... and i'm fond of further heavy testing :)


Offline AbNoRMiS

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 551
  • nothing can be impeccable in this imperfect world
    • @ß№®M!$
Re: Core v4.5rc1
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2012, 02:49:53 PM »
That group of 4 work on the currently selected extension.
the first 3 of these 4 items are perform the other functions
might be better to separate this item also from upper 3 items?
« Last Edit: April 13, 2012, 03:39:05 AM by AbNoRMiS »
Basic Design Concept © @ß№®M!$
please forgive my terrible english :)

Offline Juanito

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6459
Re: Core v4.5rc1
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 12:00:34 AM »
A couple of comments on the new apps gui

After chosing a mirror, it would be good if the chosen mirror was displayed somewhere (I think this was what was done previously)

After Apps -> Maintenance -> Check for Updates, highlighting an extension does not show its info file

After Apps -> Maintenance -> Check for Updates, if an extension download fails, the gui does not fail gracefully (i.e. timeout and post an error message)

..but looks very good

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7343
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: Core v4.5rc1
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2012, 09:06:11 AM »
The mirror is shown at bottom of GUI, was moved from title bar.
The info file being shown has been corrected upon updates selection.
I will look into updates failing before rc2.
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.