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piCore-7.0alpha7
« on: September 27, 2015, 10:20:43 PM »
Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the availability of piCore-7.0alpha7, the Raspberry Pi port of Tiny Core Linux (TC) for both armv6 and armv7 boards. Changes in this release:

piCore-7.0alpha7

* kernel updated to 4.1.8
* MicroPython updated to 1.4.6
* fixed tce-load loop mounting bug on armv6


piCore-7.0alpha6:

* bug fixes
* BusyBox pstree added to base


piCore-7.0alpha5:

* kernel updated to 4.1.7
* new USB sound cards enabled

From now openssl-1.0.1.tcz replaced with openssl.tcz which is the latest 1.0.2d upstream with SSLv2/SSLv3 disabled. Packages using openssl are partly rebuilt remaining will be rebuilt.

python3.tcz renamed to python3.4.tcz and python3.5.tcz added to repo.


piCore-7.0alpha4:

* util-linux updated to 2.7
* BusyBox mount/umount replaced with util-linux
* new, faster startup tcz loader (copy to RAM is not yet supported)


piCore-7.0alpha3:

* 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.
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Re: piCore-7.0alpha7
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2015, 01:49:57 AM »
Great work Béla.
Please update the modules and kernel source too. I'd like to try it in my specific configuration with TFT display.

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Re: piCore-7.0alpha7
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2015, 01:47:56 PM »
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Re: piCore-7.0alpha7
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2015, 04:53:35 AM »
Hi Bela

Can I have access to the source modules as well?

Steen

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Re: piCore-7.0alpha7
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2015, 02:00:17 AM »
Hi Steen,

  The Kernel sources including modules etc. can be found here:
    http://tinycorelinux.net/7.x/armv6/releases/RPi/src/kernel/
    http://tinycorelinux.net/7.x/armv7/releases/RPi2/src/kernel/

HTH

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Re: piCore-7.0alpha7
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2015, 10:17:14 AM »
Hi Bela


Just started testing version 7 on RPi2.
Overall very good.
However, the tce-load loop mounting bug is still there. I'm unable to use the copy2fs.flg flag to load into RAM.

Regards
Steen

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Re: piCore-7.0alpha7
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2015, 10:08:35 PM »
Hi Steen

copy2fs.flg is not yet implemented, it will come in next release. In which version, architecture you see the loop mounting error?
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