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Title: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: roberts on November 19, 2011, 07:50:14 AM
Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Tiny Core & Micro Core v4.1.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/4.x/x86/release (http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/4.x/x86/release)

Change log since v4.0:

* Updated pcmciautils-018
* Updated sudo-1.7.7
* Updated freetype-2.4.7
* Updated imlib2-1.4.5
* Updated libpng-1.2.46
* Updated busybox to 1.19.3
* Updated tc-config new boot code pretce for raid and lvm support.
* Updated tc-config dropped default TZ=UTC as such default (UTC) is embedded with no need to set TCZ.
* Updated tc-config for better detection of /dev/rtc and handling of loadcpufreq.
* Updated tc-config for microcore without X.
* Updated tce-setdrive improved error handling.
* Updated tc-terminal-server for new kernel.
* Updated ab fixed OnDemand bug.
* Updated mnttool added -g option for user defined initial position when used in .xsession.
* Updated appbrowser improved screen dispay handling.
* Updated appsaudit Updates for base version check.
* Updated exittc for segfault when no env BACKUP encountered.
* Updated startx for microcore to allow noicons to trump the loading for wbar.tcz
* Updated version now supports options -c -l -s (check, long display, and short display).
* Updated udev rules to correct reported permission issues on usb devices.
* Updated select to accept input from stdin.
* Updated tc-functions getKeyEventDevice
* Updated rebuildfstab for better cdrom scanning and to eliminate boot errors.
* Updated filetool.sh, rc.shutdown, tc-restore.sh, filetool GUI, and exittc GUI;  backup_device moved to /etc/sysconfig.
* Updated filetool.sh for initial use of SAFE backup option.
* Updated tce-setup for microcore initial ondemand setup.
* Updated tce-setup for processing extensions on cd - new boot code 'cde'
          which results in scanning cd for additional extensions to load.
          This should eliminate the cd boot errors and is used in new multicore.
* Applied optimization to shared libraries to reduce size.
* Added /etc/protocols to base.

Note: Microcore users need new wbar.tcz, Xprogs.tcz, and Xlibs.tcz which are now posted in the repository.
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: gerald_clark on November 19, 2011, 09:37:53 AM
I get floating point exceptions using the new Xlibs.tcz.
I re-installed the one from rc2.
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: roberts on November 19, 2011, 11:30:49 AM
The only change from 4.1rc2 to 4.1 concerning Xlibs is that Xlibs contained two binaries and one font, all of which are not libraries and where therefore moved to their proper locations.
* /usr/bin/imlib2_conv and /usr/bin/imlib2_grab binaries were moved to Xprogs.tcz
* /usr/share/fonts/luxisr.ttf, a font file only used by wbar was moved to wbar.tcz

I suspect the issue is with the luxisr font.
Have you upgraded both Xprogs and wbar? Are you trying to use luxisr font without wbar?

This issue should not apply to Tiny Core as all discussed components remain in the initrd of Tiny Core.

The above refactoring is the result of trying to improve microcore and free any entanglements with tinycore or other extensions, i.e., wbar.


 
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: gerald_clark on November 19, 2011, 12:19:16 PM
I am not using wbar.
I am using icewm.

The numbers for the windows are missing and all menus are blank.
When attempting to run xchat2 I get:

tc@laptop:~$ tce-load -i xchat2
xchat2.tcz: OK
tc@laptop:~$ xchat

(xchat:4458): Pango-WARNING **: failed to choose a font, expect ugly output. engine-type='PangoRenderFc', script='common'

(xchat:4458): Pango-WARNING **: failed to choose a font, expect ugly output. engine-type='PangoRenderFc', script='latin'
Floating point exception
tc@laptop:~$

Installing the unwanted wbar fixes the problem.
So does building and installing luxisr.tcz.

Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: roberts on November 19, 2011, 12:57:56 PM
Thanks, as suspected a microcore sans wbar issue with temporary work-a-round of loading wbar.tcz together with the noicons boot option.  Likely best solution going forward is having a luxisr.tcz extension.
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: gerald_clark on November 19, 2011, 01:24:25 PM
luxisr.ttf can also be found in Xorg-fonts.
I am loading that now.
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: netnomad on November 19, 2011, 02:09:48 PM
hi friends,

after all preparations for an upgrade like in appsaudit f.e. updated dep-list and database, checked md5sums,
checked tcz-updates, backups and so on
i experienced also some problems with Xlibs:

appsaudit isn't able to update it.
the cli gives an error message in the same direction.
the appbrowser can't download or reinstall it, too.

but nevertheless with the Xlibs of 4.1rc2 everything works smooth and fine.
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: Rich on November 19, 2011, 02:26:36 PM
Hi netnomad
Quote
the cli gives an error message in the same direction.
Sharing what you typed in and the error message that was returned may be useful to someone
trying to help you.
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: netnomad on November 19, 2011, 02:51:45 PM
hi rich,

sorry, it's not so easy to reproduce all details in the moment,
as you know, my Xlibs.4.1rc2 is not so easy to unload... while i use it.
the reported cli-error told me that the package could not be downloaded,
so i downloaded the package over the ftp-server with the help of my internet-browser...
but this manually downloaded Xlibs-package wasn't able to startx,
and reported the error message that this Xlibs.4.1 couldn't be mounted in /tmp/tcloop...
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: roberts on November 19, 2011, 02:53:26 PM
OK. I am backing off the change to Xlibs for now. I will address as part of the planned changes for 4,2.
Therefore I have restored the Xlibs.tcz from 4.1rc2 and is now available in the repository.

You should be able to use Apps Audit and select Check for Updates.

Note: Xlibs.tcz is only needed for those using microcore! 
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: curaga on November 20, 2011, 12:25:01 AM
Since there's a small selection of default bitmap fonts in Xlibs, IMHO it would make sense to keep luxisr in Xlibs. Then X apps that need a truetype font would still have a default to fall back on, just like older ones that use the bitmap fonts.
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: roberts on November 20, 2011, 07:31:48 AM
Agreed.
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: genec on November 20, 2011, 08:45:24 AM
http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/ (http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/) still reads "The latest version: 4.0.2" but the News iframe is up to date.
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: roberts on November 20, 2011, 09:02:51 AM
Updated. Thanks.
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: genec on November 20, 2011, 10:05:40 AM
You're welcome.  :D
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: meo on November 21, 2011, 03:35:32 AM
Hi!

Appbrowser doesn't show any exstensions when connected. It just says "Select Extension". Is it something I have messed up or is there something wrong with this release?

Have fun,
meo
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: Rich on November 21, 2011, 04:04:14 AM
Hi meo
Sounds like the same problem reported here:
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,11915.msg63412.html#msg63412 (http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,11915.msg63412.html#msg63412)
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: meo on November 21, 2011, 05:26:33 AM
Hi Rich!

Is there anyway around it?

Have fun,
meo
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: Rich on November 21, 2011, 05:45:59 AM
Hi meo
This looks to be 4.0 specific. I'm running 3.4 and 3.8.4 and both are working fine. You'll have to wait
until someone tracks down the gremlin.
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: meo on November 21, 2011, 09:04:10 AM
Hi again Rich!

Found a tinycore_4.0.2.iso at a russian "snail" server so now I at least can be using the 4.0 series of TC. It works just as expected but it took a while to make a "renovation" of the install. In fact, I'm not ready yet but soon.

Have fun as always,
meo
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: AbNoRMiS on November 25, 2011, 06:34:58 AM
h ttp://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/ still reads "The latest version: 4.0.2" but the News iframe is up to date.

Old version number on the download page
h ttp://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/downloads.html
too: "Tiny Core Linux Version 4.0.2"

Also I found that after TC4.1 release
gpicview.tcz was disappeared from 4.x repo
gpicview-locale.tcz changed the size to zero
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: roberts on November 25, 2011, 07:36:21 AM
Download page updated. Thanks.
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: genec on November 26, 2011, 10:08:13 AM
Also I found that after TC4.1 release
gpicview.tcz was disappeared from 4.x repo
gpicview-locale.tcz changed the size to zero

It appears that an update was attempted but is as of yet incomplete.
Title: Re: Tiny Core v4.1
Post by: meo on December 07, 2011, 05:26:18 AM
Hi Y'all!

Hasn't anybody found the gremlin causing trouble with the 4.1 release yet?

Have fun,
meo