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Offline coreplayer2

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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 2 Testing
« Reply #195 on: June 27, 2013, 06:58:20 PM »
GIT requires curl.tcz to launch https://git.xxx    dep list needs updating please   :)
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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 2 Testing
« Reply #196 on: June 27, 2013, 07:17:21 PM »
latest firmware list is quit extensive,   still testing though
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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 2 Testing
« Reply #197 on: July 02, 2013, 04:04:51 PM »
Am almost done updating firmware extensions.

These are being submitted as we speak.


firmware-atheros.tcz
firmware-broadcom_bcm43xx.tcz
firmware-broadcom_bnx2.tcz
firmware-broadcom_bnx2x.tcz
firmware-chelsio.tcz
firmware-intel_e100.tcz
firmware-iwimax.tcz
firmware-iwlwifi.tcz
firmware-libertas.tcz
firmware-mrvl.tcz
firmware-mwl8k.tcz
firmware-myri10ge.tcz
firmware-netxen.tcz
firmware-radeon.tcz
firmware-ralinkwifi.tcz
firmware-rtlwifi.tcz
firmware-rtl_nic.tcz
firmware-ti-connectivity.tcz
firmware-tigon.tcz
firmware-ueagle-atm.tcz
firmware-vxge.tcz
firmware.tcz

With all the firmware updates and additional firmware blob's, I was worried about the size of each extension.  Really a false alarm as there's little difference in the above networking firmware extensions and their predecessors, +/- 1MiB or so..

I was also worried about the naming convention, eg getting mixed up with previous versions.  However, have found of these new and updated firmware extensions which I can test, they appear compatible with drivers of earlier core builds, but I don't have hardware to test all. 
Maybe this is expected, but I'm saying here that these updated firmware extensions may provide additional hardware support for tc-4.x as well as tc-5.x

phew! finished remaining firmware already

edit updated list
« Last Edit: July 05, 2013, 05:39:21 PM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 2 Testing
« Reply #198 on: July 03, 2013, 01:57:03 AM »
coreplayer2, thanks for taking the effort to update all firmware.
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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 2 Testing
« Reply #199 on: July 04, 2013, 01:36:15 AM »
I did play a bit with alpha2, until now it works fine and also great in boot speed.

Is the choice of kernel 3.8.x already definite? (it is in EOL phase; eventhough there is no other later kernel version marked as longterm supported one)

I did visit the link mentioned in a previous message of this thread where the kernel config was to be found. No patches. Does this mean that no TC specific patches will be needed for TC 5.x? If so then the actual choice will be no limit for later kernel versions. I had no luck with TC 4.x in applying any kernel version without the distributed patches (OK, except the logo patch which is optional).

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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 2 Testing
« Reply #200 on: July 04, 2013, 01:51:10 AM »

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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 2 Testing
« Reply #201 on: July 04, 2013, 03:22:08 AM »
(it is in EOL phase; eventhough there is no other later kernel version marked as longterm supported one)
As I understand it, "longterm" means someone has taken it upon themselves to maintain an x.y branch (ie 3.4) and the long term maintenance of the branch has been accepted for posting on kernel.org.  Often times, these are kernels that a larger distro has adopted and wishes to maintain through the life of the distro release (ie RHEL or Ubuntu with its LTS releases).

In the case of the 5 longterm branches listed at https://www.kernel.org all are maintained by gregkh.

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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 2 Testing
« Reply #202 on: July 04, 2013, 03:59:40 AM »
The patched kernel source is at:

http://www.tinycorelinux.net/5.x/x86/release/src/kernel/

The patches per se are missing.
Not very convenient to download the whole patched source when one would only want to either look at the patches or use them with a different kernel source.
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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 2 Testing
« Reply #203 on: July 04, 2013, 05:20:50 AM »
Thanks for the reminder, patches copied.
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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 2 Testing
« Reply #204 on: July 04, 2013, 03:44:05 PM »
Sure is nice to see this when busy  :)

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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 2 Testing
« Reply #205 on: July 05, 2013, 11:14:13 AM »
Opera-next may be either alpha or beta, at current it's at 15, based on Blink, but available for win & OSX only. Stable release is 12.15 based on Presto.
To get back ontopic, I meant to hint it might be preferable not to introduce any Opera-next extension into 5.x repo at current.

I want to announce that I agree for anyone to takeover the opera-next maintenace, if they wish so.
BTW, it is mostly "opera-past" as is an old enought tcz. The tempting for this tcz was this opera 12 is depending on the fontconfig.tcz only.
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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 2 Testing
« Reply #206 on: July 05, 2013, 05:45:42 PM »
coreplayer2, thanks for taking the effort to update all firmware.

You're welcome

have finished the firmware updates from git.kernel.org library  ;D



There are these remaining firmware in the tc-4.x repo from other maintainers which may have been superseded already?
firmware-ipw2100.tcz
firmware-ipw2200.tcz
firmware-rtl8192ce_se_de.tcz
firmware-openfwwf.tcz

need to check on this
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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 2 Testing
« Reply #207 on: July 05, 2013, 07:27:09 PM »
Dep's for these three extensions need an update please

wireless_tools.tcz
wpa_supplicant.tcz
wifi.tcz

all three need a minor change to their dep files to reflect the kernel change from 3.0.21 to 3.8.10,  or wireless-KERNEL.tcz perhaps?

I think I neglected to mention this earlier
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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 2 Testing
« Reply #208 on: July 05, 2013, 08:18:41 PM »

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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 2 Testing
« Reply #209 on: July 05, 2013, 10:48:38 PM »
Well now I'm curious..

because when viewing the dep tab of wireless_tools.tcz in APPS  this is shown


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