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tinycore_v3.7rc2
« on: May 26, 2011, 05:19:29 AM »
The Second Release Candidate of Tiny Core v3.7 is now posted and ready for testing.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/3.x/release_candidates

tinycore_3.7rc2.iso
tinycore_3.7rc2.iso.md5.txt


Change log rc1:
* New added kernel module for NTFS to base, allows read access to NTFS partition.
* Updated rebuildfstab now supports NTFS-3g when ntfs-3g extension is loaded allows read-write access.
* New GUI loadpack to load, when required, Starter Pack after boot.
* Updated cpanel to reflect changes in the base.
* Updated tc-functions to better handle tcvd virtual disk.
* Updated tc-install now supports Windows and Tiny Core boot loader menu when Windows is detected.
* Added icons for editor and run.
* Move fluff to extension.
* Updated flrun cosmetic window title change.

Note: Files that have changed and are likely in your backup:

.profile  FILEMGR environment variable. Was defaulted to fluff. You should change to the file manager
of your choice. This is used when mount tool mounts a drive and will attempt to call FILEMGR.


Change log rc2:
* Updated network GUI to record udhcpc pid for services support when dhcp is requested.
* Updated /etc/skel/.xsession added -2button clause as 3 button/wheel remains functional while
  also supporting 2 button devices.
* Updated appbrowser added color to indicate when tce directory is on /tmp (cloud mode)
* Added getKeyEventDevice to tc-functions (future use in the works).

Note: Files that have changed and are likely in your backup:
.profile

-- Starter packs
install-tools.gz
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/3.x/starterpacks/
* Updated tc-install.sh cosmetic extlinux boot menu change.
* Fixed reported bug in tc-install mark active when navigating backwards.

tc-grub4dos.gz http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/3.x/release_candidates/starterpacks/
* New starter pack to install Tiny Core using grub4dos with support to embed Tiny Core within the
  single tce (NTFS) directory as well as a separate partition. This starter pack requires v3.7rc2.

Typical instructions for tc-grub4dos.gz via Windows from a base no network Tiny Core boot.

1. Use Windows to access and download tc-grub4dos.gz typically this is save to:
    Documents and Settings/user/Desktop

2. Boot from Tiny Core CD or unetbootin pendrive. This results in a base norestore (cloud) mode.
3. Use mount tool to mount your Windows drive.
4. Use Control Panel -> Load Starter Pack to navigate Windows drive to load tc-grub4dos.gz
5. Use Run icon and type tc-grub4dos. Program begins...

***  Please test carefully. Do not use on production systems!  ***
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Re: tinycore_v3.7rc2
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2011, 06:27:23 AM »
> Updated network GUI to record udhcpc pid for services support when dhcp is requested.

What exactly is that for? Where is the pid recorded?
Also, how is this intended to fit with the udhdpc which gets started on boot?
« Last Edit: May 26, 2011, 06:29:01 AM by hiro »

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Re: tinycore_v3.7rc2
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2011, 06:36:12 AM »
What exactly is that for? Where is the pid recorded?
Also, how is this intended to fit with the udhdpc which gets started on boot?

The change was made to match the way it's done on boot - take a look at "ps aux | grep udhcpc"

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Re: tinycore_v3.7rc2
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2011, 06:41:53 AM »
The GUI now starts udhcpc in the same manner as dhcp.sh as provided by Services GUI.
After obtaining an IP, one could actually turn off this daemon using the Services GUI from control panel.
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Re: tinycore_v3.7rc2
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2011, 07:15:52 AM »
Thanks, I'll look at the services GUI later today (have never used it) :)

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Re: tinycore_v3.7rc2
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2011, 08:40:43 AM »
Add an option (checkbox) to FLRun to run program in a terminal box. Now you have to use 'aterm -e <command>' for non-gui applications.
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Re: tinycore_v3.7rc2
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2011, 02:26:32 PM »
Backspace on FLRun seems not to work - eg when I want tc-grub4dos, I begin by typing 'tc-' and then 'tc-terminal-server' comes up in the box and I can't erase the characters to edit.

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Re: tinycore_v3.7rc2
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2011, 03:03:01 PM »
File name completion for flrun has been corrected for the next cut.
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Re: tinycore_v3.7rc2
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2011, 05:55:38 PM »
sometimes my comupter boot via live cd,when i need to load a new tcz in disk,
and this tcz depends on other extensions in tcedir in cd,so i have to cp or ln some files,
so i suggest to add some lines in tce-load:
#------------------------------------------------------------------------
   if [ -f "$EXTENSION".dep ]; then
      DEPLIST=""
      local_recursive_scan ${EXTENSION}
      pop_dep
      while [ "$F" ]; do
   F="${F##*/}"
   DEPFILE="$F"
   if [ ! -f /usr/local/tce.installed/"${F%.*}" ]; then
      if [ -f "$DEPFILE" ]; then
         install "$DEPFILE"
         [ "$SUPPRESS" ] || echo "$DEPFILE: OK"
      else
          if [ -f "$TCEDIR/optional/$DEPFILE" ]; then
            install "$TCEDIR/optional/$DEPFILE"
            [ "$SUPPRESS" ] || echo "$TCEDIR/optional/$DEPFILE: OK"
          else

           echo "$DEPFILE not found!"
           abort_to_saved_dir
          fi
      fi
   fi
   pop_dep
      done
   else
#--------------------------------------------------------------------------
     install "$TARGETAPP"
     [ "$SUPPRESS" ] || echo "$TARGETAPP: OK"
   fi
fi


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Re: tinycore_v3.7rc2
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2011, 08:19:33 PM »
You should not have your tce directory on a read-only device!

Only one tce directory is supported and must be read write, changing to accommodate would break auditing and package management.
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Re: tinycore_v3.7rc2
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2011, 02:56:37 AM »
Minor cosmetics: in AppsAudit/Updates move 'Check for Updates' to the top of menu and put 'Select Mirror' to second.
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Re: tinycore_v3.7rc2
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2011, 03:27:58 AM »
AppsAudit: 'check for updates' litters ~ with info files. Should these be in /tmp instead?

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Re: tinycore_v3.7rc2
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2011, 02:18:36 PM »
Add an option (checkbox) to FLRun to run program in a terminal box. Now you have to use 'aterm -e <command>' for non-gui applications.
Added to my todo list.
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Re: tinycore_v3.7rc2
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2011, 02:19:21 PM »
Minor cosmetics: in AppsAudit/Updates move 'Check for Updates' to the top of menu and put 'Select Mirror' to second.
OK for next cut.
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Re: tinycore_v3.7rc2
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2011, 02:20:04 PM »
AppsAudit: 'check for updates' litters ~ with info files. Should these be in /tmp instead?
Good catch. Thanks! Will be done for next cut of 3.7.
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