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Offline bmarkus

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« on: August 26, 2015, 08:19:56 AM »
Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the availability of piCore-7.0alpha2, the Raspberry Pi port of Tiny Core Linux (TC). Changes in this release:

* Core scripts updated to latest common script base
* significantly reduced startup time
* new motd/penguin
* MicroPython updated, heap size increased to 1M from 128k


* kernel 4.1.4
* glibc 2.22
* BusyBox 1.23.2
* gcc 5.2.0
* e2fsprog 1.42.13
* util-linux 2.26.2

This version supports the RPi CM (Compute Module).

As a new feature Micro Python added to base. It is a small footprint version of Python 3.4 developed for embedded systems, ideal for scripting tools replacing shell.

Download links:

http://tinycorelinux.net/7.x/armv7/test_releases/ - for RPi2
http://tinycorelinux.net/7.x/armv6/test_releases/ - for all other boards

Only the SSH version is offered. If you want GUI, install TC.tcz from the repo. To get the base system with cloud mode, no persistent storage just delete the second partition, /dev/mmcblk0p2 on the SD card.


To enable special devices and interfaces check config.txt file and read https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/blob/master/boot/overlays/README

The final notice, don't forget to expand /dev/mmcblk0p2 before adding extensions, as described in README.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2015, 08:25:05 AM by bmarkus »
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Re: piCore-7.0alpha2
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2015, 01:31:04 PM »
Hi Bela

This version is also working fine - I haven't seen any problems.
I haven't timed it but it seems like the boot process (loading tzc's) is much more rapid.