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Tiny Core Base => Raspberry Pi => piCore Test Releases => Topic started by: bmarkus on June 27, 2016, 02:28:43 AM

Title: piCore-8.0beta3
Post by: bmarkus on June 27, 2016, 02:28:43 AM
Team Tiny Core is proud to announce immediate availability of the second beta release of the piCore-8.0 edition.


8.0beta3

- kernel updated to 4.4.14
- firmware updated to 20160626
- MicroPython updated to 1.8.1-90
- added ZBUD=y to kernel config
- on-board audio enabled by default
- VC I2C disabled by default
- serial console works on RPi3, using /dev/ttyS0, all other boards /dev/ttyAMA0
- serial console terminal emulation change from VT100 to linux


8.0beta2

- kernel updated to 4.4.13
- e2fsprogs updated to 1.43.1
- MicroPython updated
- RPi firmware updated to 20160613


8.0beta1

- kernel 4.4.11
- glibc 2.23
- BusyBox 1.24.2
- util-linux 2.28
- e2fsprogs 1.43
- MicroPython 1.8
- Perl 5.24
- GCC 6.1

TC scripts also updated to latest common base. Except ncurses which doesn't build properly all packages in the repo updated and rebuilt using the new toolchain, not just copied over from 6.x/7.x repos. Dependencies revised, may be different to previous versions. It means limited number of packages in the repo, e.g. Xorg and graphical stuff are missing.

Only one SD card image available, it works on all RPi boards. Download location:

http://tinycorelinux.net/8.x/armv6/test_releases/

Please try it and share your experience, bugs found, etc.
Title: Re: piCore-8.0beta3
Post by: jncl on June 27, 2016, 08:06:47 AM
Hi Béla

    As mentioned in Beta2 thread wpa_supplicant.tcz.dep is still missing a dependency on wireless_tools.tcz.

Jon
Title: Re: piCore-8.0beta3
Post by: bmarkus on June 27, 2016, 09:36:39 AM
    As mentioned in Beta2 thread wpa_supplicant.tcz.dep is still missing a dependency on wireless_tools.tcz.

wpa_supplicant doesn't depend on wireless_tools, current .dep is correct.

It is not related to the base but a 8.x TCZ subject. Please do not post here. Use the main RPi topic instead.
Title: Re: piCore-8.0beta3
Post by: sbp on June 28, 2016, 11:57:33 AM
Hi Bela

Thank you for this.
Can you upload the modules.tar.xz for this new kernel as well.

Steen
Title: Re: piCore-8.0beta3
Post by: bmarkus on June 28, 2016, 02:07:01 PM
Can you upload the modules.tar.xz for this new kernel as well.

Done
Title: Re: piCore-8.0beta3
Post by: Paul_123 on June 30, 2016, 08:45:58 PM
Just incase some did not catch this.   The RPI3 is now using cmdline3.txt    all other boards use cmdline.txt


Any idea why this symlink gets created in the root directory when loading alsa.tcz?
Code: [Select]
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            35 Jan  1  1970 alsa-ipc-gid.patch -> /tmp/tcloop/alsa/alsa-ipc-gid.patch

Does it serve a purpose?

Title: Re: piCore-8.0beta3
Post by: mbivol10 on July 01, 2016, 02:58:10 PM
Splendid job ^^ Thankyou for your hard work onto keeping everything updated !

What reads the cmdline3.txt ? Is it the kernel or TC or some Raspberry Pi File that isn't TC ... Because it's definitely not built in the Pi 3 to read this text file, I'm wondering what reads it. TC manual said nothing about this or the config.txt ...
Title: Re: piCore-8.0beta3
Post by: Paul_123 on July 01, 2016, 06:24:03 PM
Read the config.txt that comes with beta3, look at the beginning, you can specify things by board.   That is nothing unique to piCore, that file is processed by the rpi firmware.
Title: Re: piCore-8.0beta3
Post by: Gerrelt on July 04, 2016, 01:15:56 PM

I've installed squeezelite on this release and everything is fine.  8)
Title: Re: piCore-8.0beta3
Post by: Paul_123 on July 10, 2016, 01:10:07 PM
Playing with i2C on my older systems.   

rPi model B

This is set in the config.txt
dtparam=i2c=on


module i2c_bcm2708  is loaded at boot, however i2c_dev is not loaded......still have to load this module with modprobe

on my rpi2B, i2c_dev is loaded automatically.