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piCore-7.0alpha3
« on: August 31, 2015, 02:44:01 AM »
Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the availability of piCore-7.0alpha3, the Raspberry Pi port of Tiny Core Linux (TC). Changes in this release:

* kernel updated to 4.1.6
* must have kernel modules moved to kernel
* HDMI audio patched to support 192kbs audio
* ext4 file system encryption enabled
* Mediatek WiFi adapters supported
* New audio DAC added
* default CPU speed governor changed to performance
* Core scripts updated to TC 6.4 level


piCore-7.0alpha2:

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


piCore-7.0alpha1:

* 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.


Notes:

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.
Béla
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Re: piCore-7.0alpha3
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2015, 09:57:42 AM »
Hi Bela.

My first report:
Wifi is working fine (all my three different dongles ralink, D-link and a realtek)

My I2S Audio DACs are also working - but I needed to change the line in config.txt so it looks like this: dtparam=audio=on    (this enables the analog audio card. If not in use this line can even be removed)

There is a huge improvement in boot time.

Thank you for this.

Regards
Steen

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Re: piCore-7.0alpha3
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2015, 04:02:58 AM »
Hi

Thanks for your great work!

I am run into a perl issue. The perl_xml_parser extension is outdated (5.20.0) and runs into module lookup error:

Code: newbielink:javascript:void(0); [nonactive]
Expat.so: undefined symbol: Perl_xs_apiversion_bootcheck
Btw: I am new to tinycorelinux - where can i find the source-code for tcz-extensions?

regards herbert

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Re: piCore-7.0alpha3
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2015, 04:14:51 AM »
The source code should be in the src folder for the relevent architecture and version, for example:

http://www.tinycorelinux.net/6.x/armv6/tcz/src/

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Re: piCore-7.0alpha3
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2015, 04:31:09 AM »

I am run into a perl issue. The perl_xml_parser extension is outdated (5.20.0) and runs into module lookup error:


Welcome on board Herbert. It is an alpha version and not all extensions updated yet. I will upload the new perl_xml_parser shortly.
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Re: piCore-7.0alpha3
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2015, 01:25:18 AM »
perl_xml_parser.tcz updated
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