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piCore-7.0alpha8
« on: November 03, 2015, 10:23:50 PM »
Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the availability of piCore-7.0alpha8, the Raspberry Pi port of Tiny Core Linux (TC) for RPi2 (armv7) and armv6 boards. Changes in this release:

piCore-7.0alpha8

* kernel updated to 4.1.12
* MicroPython updated
* RPi firmware updated
* BusyBox updated to 1.24.1
* cliorx synced to common TC base
* copy2fs.flg implemented


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.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2015, 11:35:13 PM by bmarkus »
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Re: piCore-7.0alpha8
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2015, 08:57:27 PM »
Thanks Bela,

Micropython and i2c-tools in busybox are what I use the most :D

Having some issues with putty and filezilla/sftp.
Getting network errors, suspect openssh?
Could also be my work network, will test some more over the weekend on my home network.

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Re: piCore-7.0alpha8
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2015, 10:02:30 PM »
I'm using RPi's remotely 98% of time accessing with PUTTY and WINSCP from WINDOWS or mc from othe LINUX machine (CentOS) without seeing any network error. Must be a local issue.
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Re: piCore-7.0alpha8
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2015, 10:50:42 PM »
Yep, I suspect it maybe a local network issue.
But is is strange, I have a box running 7alpha3 that is on the same network that runs fine.
More testing on the weekend.
Could be websocktd server on the alpha3 box is hammering the network?
Will drag out some network tools

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Re: piCore-7.0alpha8
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2015, 11:19:27 PM »
Switched off the alpha3 box, now the Alpha8 is working fine.
hmm it might explain some raspbian/internet update issues as well.
Maybe websocketd is not too stable?
Time to really understand websocket stuff and fix it.
Before the network guys find me :o

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Re: piCore-7.0alpha8
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2015, 04:26:31 AM »
Hi Bela.

I have been testing both RPi and RPI2 versions. Both are working fine.
Audio is working
Wifi is working
copy2fs is working

The only issue (change) I have seen is that showapps in cmdline.txt have no effect. I can't see the loading of the modules during the boot process:
This is my cmdline.txt:
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tz=CET-1CEST,M3.5.0,M10.5.0/3 dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=ttyAMA0,115200 console=tty1 root=/dev/ram0 elevator=deadline rootwait nortc loglevel=3 noembed smsc95xx.turbo_mode=N noswap showapps cron
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Re: piCore-7.0alpha8
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2015, 04:52:26 AM »
Just noticed that you have this in config.txt which is not needed and should be deleted:
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#device_tree_overlay=hifyberry-dac
#device_tree_overlay=hifiberry-dacplus
#device_tree_overlay=hifyberry-digi
#device_tree_overlay=hifiberry-amp
#device_tree_overlay=iqaudio-dac
device_tree_overlay=iqaudio-dacplus

Actually the command for loading a device tree driver has changed.
Loading a audio_dac is now done like this:
dtoverlay=iqaudio-dacplus

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piCore-7.0alpha8
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2015, 07:14:35 AM »
Hi Steen

Translate for feedback. I will review config.txt

showapps is not yet implemented.
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Re: piCore-7.0alpha8
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2015, 01:43:11 PM »
piCore 7.0 alpha 8 :
1. window which shows progress during install of tcz is blank. Font color probably same as background.??

2. After reboot openssl seems to be broken.
here are the messages:
tc@box:~$ ssh tc@localhost
OpenSSL version mismatch. Built against 1000204f, you have 1000109f
tc@box:~$ ssh tc@192.168.178.35
OpenSSL version mismatch. Built against 1000204f, you have 1000109f
tc@box:~$  /usr/local/etc/init.d/openssh start
must be root
tc@box:~$ sudo  /usr/local/etc/init.d/openssh start
OpenSSL version mismatch. Built against 1000204f, you have 1000109f
tc@box:~$
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Re: piCore-7.0alpha8
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2015, 01:50:27 PM »
may I suggest to bring a small editor such as leafpad or mousepad to the repo.
I am also missing a simple image viewer such as mtpaint or gpicview  or flpicview

Other than that - this version works great.

Question: How to include older repos into the Apps tool?
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Re: piCore-7.0alpha8
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2015, 11:21:40 PM »

I am also missing a simple image viewer such as mtpaint or gpicview  or flpicview


Did you try viewnior ? It is in the repo.
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Re: piCore-7.0alpha8
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2015, 02:25:56 AM »
No - i will install it and see.
On the other item I found the problem. It was my fault. I did not reboot after resizing and tried to install TC.tcz
So it stopped. After resizing there was a corrupt openssh left. I deinstalled openssh completely and reinstalled it and now it works great.
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Re: piCore-7.0alpha8
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2015, 03:29:58 PM »
I couldn't help but notice that the "s" command in busybox vi is still "broke as hell" in this release. Since it doesn't appear that this is going to change, can we get vim?

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Re: piCore-7.0alpha8
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2015, 09:50:40 PM »
I couldn't help but notice that the "s" command in busybox vi is still "broke as hell" in this release. Since it doesn't appear that this is going to change, can we get vim?

What do you mean 'broke as hell'? I'm using vi randomly to edit config files but never used s command.

Anyhow install nano.tcz if you don't like BusyBox vi.
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Re: piCore-7.0alpha8
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2015, 03:04:09 PM »
Try something simple like s/$/some text/ to append to a range of lines in a file and it will corrupt your file so bad you'll have to quit and start over. The same command works in sed just fine. I could learn to use yet another editor, but why if I already know vi. It's available for x86.