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piCore-7.0rc1
« on: December 22, 2015, 12:26:56 PM »
Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the availability of piCore-7.0rc1, the firs release candidate of the Raspberry Pi port of Tiny Core Linux (TC). Changes in this release:

piCore-7.0rc1

* MicroPython updated to 1.5.1-162
* firmware updated to 19-dec-2015


piCore-7.0beta1

* kernel updated to 4.1.13
* GCC updated to 5.3.0
* MicroPython updated to 1.5.1-72
* SHOWAPPS boot code works now
* copy2fs.flg works now
* KERNEL substitution in onboot.lst works now
* USB device recognition is enhanced
* unified armv6/armv7 SD card image

The most important change is that the same SD card image now works with armv6 (RPi1) and armv7 (RPi2) boards. It comes with SSH server and mc (Midnight Commander) preinstalled. From now only one image is available per version.


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.
Béla
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Re: piCore-7.0rc1
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2015, 05:35:52 PM »
Thanks Bela,

Not sure what you did but camera is working on this version.
Followed these instructions on the beta 1 version, didn't work, now it does.
http://www.emmaanuel.com/Use-Raspberry-Camera-Module-with

Regards
Gavin

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Re: piCore-7.0rc1
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2015, 06:08:40 PM »
OK, now I am confused.
Sometimes works, sometimes not.
Tried Model A+, old B's, Pi2.

Works reliably on just one old B, not working on the others.
Speculation is oxide on the FPC connectors.
Not the easiest things to clean.
Static lockup?
Got three more cameras coming, something to do over the xmas break, figure it out.

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Re: piCore-7.0rc1
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2015, 12:27:46 AM »
The only change is the updated RPi firmware.
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Re: piCore-7.0rc1
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2015, 08:32:21 AM »
Something wrong with the usb disc mapping. Still not working started from version beta1.
When I connect the USB flash, or hard drive, It doesn't appear in the /mnt directory and can't be mount therefor.
How to do so?

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Re: piCore-7.0rc1
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2015, 10:19:06 AM »
What happanes if you run rebuildfstab manually?
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Re: piCore-7.0rc1
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2015, 10:41:50 AM »
Yes, this only works:
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sudo rebuildfstabBut it's strange that it doesn't even detect the connected drive during boot when it updates the fstab.

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Re: piCore-7.0rc1
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2015, 11:53:22 AM »
Hi Béla, there is missing the 98-tc.rules in the udev folder. When added, it works well.

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Re: piCore-7.0rc1
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2015, 02:06:46 AM »
Hi Béla, there is missing the 98-tc.rules in the udev folder. When added, it works well.

Thanks Jan, will add it back in rc2.
Béla
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