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Offline Juanito

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Core v6.0rc1
« on: December 08, 2014, 10:15:08 PM »
Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce that Tiny Core 6.0 rc1 is available for public testing:

http://repo.tinycorelinux.net/6.x/x86/release_candidates/
http://repo.tinycorelinux.net/6.x/x86_64/release_candidates/

This is a release candidate. If you decide to help test, then please test carefully. We don't want anyone to lose data.

Most extensions have been copied over from the 5.x repo - note that the fltk library has been updated to 1.3.3 to enable unicode. fltk-1.1 and 1.3 can be installed at the same time, and old apps using 1.1 will continue to work.

Although not in the base, wbarconf has been updated in the iso and wl-modules-KERNEL has been added, but not tested, due to lack of hardware (user cut firmware and blacklisting as per the info file will still be required). The mirrorpicker was also adjusted to avoid failing on fast servers.

We appreciate testing and feedback.

If you use distribution files note that you need a new vmlinuz and core.gz (or rootfs.gz + modules.gz)

Changelog for 6.0 rc1:
* kernel updated to 3.16.6
* glibc updated to 2.20
* gcc updated to 4.9.1 (patched)
* e2fsprogs base libs/apps updated to 1.42.12
* util-linux base libs/apps updated to 2.25.1
* tce-load adjusted to speed up handling large dependency chains

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Re: Core v6.0rc1
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014, 01:48:43 AM »
Good news - thanks.
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Re: Core v6.0rc1
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2014, 10:29:58 AM »
Hi guys!

Have been trying out this cut of TC today and it's working as it should it seems. Had a little problem with the sound but after a little experimenting it works all right. Good work!!!

Have fun fine tuning TC and making it shine among distros,
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Re: Core v6.0rc1
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2014, 12:28:58 AM »
Openbox seems to be broken. It doesn't show window decorations and the right mouse key does not work on the desktop. Tested with "qemu-system-i386 -m 256 -cdrom CorePlus-6.0rc1.iso". (By the way, a 64-bit CorePlus image would be nice. Is it by intention that there isn't one?)

It would be nice, if the final version had Joe's Window Manager updated to 2.2.2 from the 2.1.0 in the RC1.

Furthermore, since the image has grown by several megabytes since 4.7.7 and since FLTK 1.3.3 finally brings in Unicode, I'd really appreciate the inclusion of kmaps.tcz in base (i.e., the system that is loaded when "Boot Core with only X/GUI (TinyCore)." is selected from the boot menu) and thus allow keymap selection at boot, since having to manually fetch and install that from somewhere each time is a major annoyance. Kmaps.tcz is only 140 KB in size, thus negligable compared with the image's increase in size over the past releases.

Also, I wonder whether there is a particular reason for upgrading the kernel to 3.16.6 instead of choosing the more recent 3.16.7?

Otherwise, thanks for TinyCore. Good to have an at-least-trying-to-be-decent browser again with Fifth. What's really still missing since 4.7.7 is a proper PDF reader. Would be nice to see a current MuPDF made available again.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2014, 12:34:15 AM by a »

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Re: Core v6.0rc1
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2014, 02:12:30 AM »
3.16.6 was current at the time of building, and kernel upgrades always require good testing - an update now would invalidate previous testing. Better try to make the new release more stable with a RC going on.
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Re: Core v6.0rc1
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2014, 02:25:32 AM »
Sure, it need not be changed now. I just wondered because https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ lists 3.16.7 as available from the end of October, whereas I got the impression that TC 6.0 Alpha was built in November. Not a major issue though, unless 3.16.7 fixes severe security flaws or somesuch.

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Re: Core v6.0rc1
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2014, 03:57:24 AM »
It would be nice, if the final version had Joe's Window Manager updated to 2.2.2 from the 2.1.0 in the RC1.

Updating IceWM in CorePlus to http://sourceforge.net/projects/icewm/files/icewm-1.3/1.3.8/ might also be good. The current 1.2.37 in the RC1 seems to be more than five years old. The changelogs from http://www.icewm.org/ suggest, that the 1.3 branch includes the 1.2 branch up to its last version, besides fixing additional issues. Last fixes from the original author seem to be from the date 1.3.8 was released last year: http://sourceforge.net/p/icewm/git/ci/master/tree/

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Re: Core v6.0rc1
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2014, 11:18:47 AM »
I'm using http://repo.tinycorelinux.net/6.x/x86/release_candidates/distribution_files/vmlinuz64 with http://repo.tinycorelinux.net/6.x/x86/release_candidates/distribution_files/core.gz

But loading extensions hangs at the mounting stage. Am I missing something obvious?
I downloaded tczs I need for wifi and manually tried to load them with tce-load -i.

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Re: Core v6.0rc1
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2014, 11:31:20 AM »
Instead of core.gz use rootfs.gz and modules64.gz.

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Re: Core v6.0rc1
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2014, 02:09:43 AM »
Thanks. Up and running.

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Re: Core v6.0rc1
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2014, 05:54:38 AM »
Is OSS-modules missing or did it get dropped?

getlocale.tcz.dep should point to squashfs-tools.tcz

I can't find cpufreq_ondemand module anywhere.

getlocale does not work, even when I fix the squashfs-tools pointer.

edited to combine successive posts
« Last Edit: December 14, 2014, 11:21:05 AM by curaga »

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Re: Core v6.0rc1
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2014, 08:09:22 AM »
Can't use iproute2.

 iproute2.tcz
A)bout I)nstall O)nDemand D)epends T)ree F)iles siZ)e L)ist S)earch P)rovides K)eywords or Q)uit:
Downloading: bsddb-dev.tcz
Connecting to repo.tinycorelinux.net (89.22.99.37:80)
wget: server returned error: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found

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Re: Core v6.0rc1
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2014, 08:35:52 AM »
Hi hiro
Can't use iproute2.

 iproute2.tcz
A)bout I)nstall O)nDemand D)epends T)ree F)iles siZ)e L)ist S)earch P)rovides K)eywords or Q)uit:
Downloading: bsddb-dev.tcz
Connecting to repo.tinycorelinux.net (89.22.99.37:80)
wget: server returned error: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found

Try it using  db.tcz  as a dependency instead.

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Re: Core v6.0rc1
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2014, 08:55:03 AM »
Yeah, that works.

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Re: Core v6.0rc1
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2014, 11:19:14 AM »
Is OSS-modules missing or did it get dropped?

It's not dropped, but not a "core" module set either - it will appear when someone gets to it, last 5.x update wasn't done by me either.

getlocale.tcz.dep fixed, ondemand is builtin since 4.x. After fixing the dep, getlocale worked fine for me?
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