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Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 8 Testing
« on: June 21, 2010, 10:44:19 AM »
Tiny Core v3.0 Alpha8 is now posted at http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/3.x/release_candidates

Change log for Alpha 8

* Cleanup of many system file permissions.
* Updated tce-audit for recursive deletions.
* Updated appsaudit added "Clear Marked for Deletion" option.

Note. Files likely in your backup that have changed permissions and need to be updated:

opt/.filetool.lst
opt/.xfiletool.lst
opt/tcemirror

Notes: When using the updated "Mark for Deletion" in Apps Audit, check by also using
"Display Marked for Deletion" and if needed/desired the new "Clear Marked for Deletion"
« Last Edit: June 21, 2010, 12:17:26 PM by roberts »
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 8 Testing
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 11:23:52 PM »
TinyCore Team!

Everything seems to work just as it should so thank you for your effort i making TinyCore 3.0 progress. I guess that a RC is coming soon. One thing that I noticed that somewhat puzzled me is that the .filetool.lst file by default contains opt/backgrounds in TinyCore 2.11.5 but not so in TinyCore 3.0 ALPHA 8. Is there some reason for this? Thanks again!

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 8 Testing
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010, 06:11:31 PM »
One thing I would like to see is a generalisation of the $ICONS/wbar stuff.

I am building/testing tablaunch, as it has auto-hide, something I sorely miss in wbar, and I'd like to be able to update it when a new extension is loaded. For my own setup, I can happily hack away at whatever part of TC to get it to do what I want, but that's not really practical for something I may submit for the repo later.

One solution could be a directory into which scripts of this nature could be dropped, and have /usr/bin/desktop.sh run the scripts in that dir, but I'm sure there are other ways to do so.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 8 Testing
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010, 04:09:59 AM »
@althalus: if you set the unfocused alpha to 0 (-falfa 0), it's invisible until a mouse over.
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 8 Testing
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010, 01:46:30 PM »
I tried combining -falfa with -always-ontop to try and get the same behaviour as something that properly auto-hides, but unfortunately I get an ugly square of my background stop on top of any windows in wbar's way. Leaving out the -always-ontop still leaves wbar in the position of being stuck behind my windows where I can't use it. Unfortunately at this point in time, wbar still just doesn't cut it for me, at least not until it has a proper auto-hide feature, so I stand by my original request in this topic.

For now I've remastered TC and replaced the wbar_icon_upd.sh script with one that does the same for tablaunch, but I'd like to be able to submit tablaunch to the repo complete with a script to have it automatically update when new extensions are installed.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 8 Testing
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2010, 09:22:00 AM »
This is not directly related to Alpha 8 but all versions. Alpha testing cycle is a good time to mention.

fltk library which comes with TC base is compiled with --disable-threads option which blocks certain applications (in my case fldigi) linking against it. I replaced libraries in base with libs compiled with --enable-threads. I got a slightly bigger libs but compilation error message

undefined reference to `Fl::lock()'

is gone. I kindly ask to update libs in base. It is just one application now, but there may be others requiring this option.  >:(
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 8 Testing
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2010, 09:45:39 PM »
I see the solid background color bug is still there.

For example, if I set the color to 0.345-0.491-0.667 (R-G-B), next time round it comes up with 0.346-0.440-0.001.

The blue always seems to be much smaller than the previously set value.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 8 Testing
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2010, 01:13:08 AM »
It seems there is a problem with the development tool chain, see topic

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=6621.0
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 8 Testing
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2010, 03:04:21 AM »
This is not directly related to Alpha 8 but all versions. Alpha testing cycle is a good time to mention.

fltk library which comes with TC base is compiled with --disable-threads option which blocks certain applications (in my case fldigi) linking against it. I replaced libraries in base with libs compiled with --enable-threads. I got a slightly bigger libs but compilation error message

undefined reference to `Fl::lock()'

is gone. I kindly ask to update libs in base. It is just one application now, but there may be others requiring this option.  >:(

Well, one possible solution is to have these libs available in a tcz extension, for example the current fltk-xft.tcz  compiled with threads not to increase number of fltk variations. Anyhow, base would be better  ;)
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 8 Testing
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2010, 10:58:09 AM »
I see the solid background color bug is still there.

For example, if I set the color to 0.345-0.491-0.667 (R-G-B), next time round it comes up with 0.346-0.440-0.001.

The blue always seems to be much smaller than the previously set value.
Got it fixed.
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 8 Testing
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2010, 06:03:00 PM »
I tried combining -falfa with -always-ontop to try and get the same behaviour as something that properly auto-hides, but unfortunately I get an ugly square of my background stop on top of any windows in wbar's way. Leaving out the -always-ontop still leaves wbar in the position of being stuck behind my windows where I can't use it. Unfortunately at this point in time, wbar still just doesn't cut it for me, at least not until it has a proper auto-hide feature, so I stand by my original request in this topic.

For now I've remastered TC and replaced the wbar_icon_upd.sh script with one that does the same for tablaunch, but I'd like to be able to submit tablaunch to the repo complete with a script to have it automatically update when new extensions are installed.

I am implementing generic support for icon manager like that of desktop window manager.
You will be able to have tablaunch function like wbar.  Fully supported.
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 8 Testing
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2010, 12:19:53 AM »
I am implementing generic support for icon manager like that of desktop window manager.
You will be able to have tablaunch function like wbar.  Fully supported.
Again, many thanks.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 8 Testing
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2010, 02:48:18 AM »
Looks like the libpng.so symlink changed between alpha7 and 8. I don't think this should've happened; it should still point to libpng12.so, not to libpng.so.3 as it now does.
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 8 Testing
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2010, 09:07:13 AM »
Hi all!

Just wanted to mention that clamav seems to need some fixing to work with tinycore 3.0. After issuing the command: freshclam I get the following error message: ERROR: Can't open/parse the config file /usr/local/etc/clamav/freshclam.conf and that also is the case using sudo.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 8 Testing
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2010, 12:44:13 PM »
Clamav:  likely just an extension issue, I will look into it.

Thanks for reporting but please open a thread in the TCE Bugs section for any further discussion on it.