Hi core team!
Please do no confuse a bad implementation of a good idea with a general failure.
I regularly visit http://www.landley.net/toybox/about.html
The wiki is old and focused on wrong politics goals, not on merits. Unfortunate even the toybox web site is not updated.
Rob is a lonely wolf, tinycore has some 8 developers. Do you remember him as the biggest contributor in history to busybox? He use the same atomic tools like core team here: ash, sed, grep, awk... How about his kernel tempfs patch idea to boot in RAM? Or patch the kernel sources to do NOT need perl to compile the kernel?
I consider him at the same level to tinycore fondator Robert Shingledecker.
I am very interested in toybox and aboriginal linux. The MAIN goal is a development environment for ARM to replace android. To rebuild itself on ANY architecture (ARM included) by using Qemu and just few tools like kernel + toybox + muslib + gcc.
The main development is in git. The similarity with Tinycore is amazing. The focus in toybox/aboriginal is on base kernel+tools, versus Tinycore which is focused (mainly but not only) in tcz extensions (even those are not scripted like in archlinux AUR, most are user contributed).
sample: toybox-x86_64 07-Jul-2014 05:13 285K , versus 500-800K busybox?