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tinycore_2.4rc4
« on: October 03, 2009, 09:10:14 PM »
The Fourth Release Candidate of v2.4 (tinycore_2.4rc4.iso), is now posted and ready for testing.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/2.x/release_candidates/

Change log for v2.4 Release Candidate 4
* Fixed free loop after copy to filesystem (ram).
* Show extension load errors during boot procedure.
* Fixed doubling of tcz2ran.lst
* Fixed 'base norestore noicons' = no menu update.
* New showapps boot code to display extension names while booting.
* Added a wait $fstab_pid before tce access.
* Updated flwm v1.12 more hotkeys, Ctrl Alt m = max, v = vertical, and h = horizontal
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Re: tinycore_2.4rc4
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2009, 10:31:17 PM »
cpio working now, although it struggled...it had to go through the process twice for some reason.  Thanks.
I've had problems with gnu commands before, like 'grep'  that did one thing from a console and another from an ash script.

edit:  just noticed "showapps"......THANKS!!!
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Re: tinycore_2.4rc4
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2009, 11:15:03 PM »
Funny...just ran with "showapps" and all these extensions complained about not being able to find grep.tcz.
I must have unconsciously uninstalled it, after a round of problems. (BTW/ wouldn't have caught that with rotdash..)
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Re: tinycore_2.4rc4
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2009, 01:52:19 AM »
Hi Robert!

It seems that you and the tinycore team have done it again. As far as I can see this new cut runs without any problems. It runs quick and smooth on my old laptop. Thanks a lot!

Have fun developing tinycore further,
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Re: tinycore_2.4rc4
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2009, 03:14:46 AM »
Hi Robert!

It seems that you and the tinycore team have done it again. As far as I can see this new cut runs without any problems. It runs quick and smooth on my old laptop. Thanks a lot!

Have fun developing tinycore further,
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Re: tinycore_2.4rc4
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2009, 03:26:12 AM »
Robert,

installation problems are gone, 2.4rc4 works perfectly here. I built my development and daily work environment on rc4 and looks OK. Till now I used 2.1

A great job!
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Re: tinycore_2.4rc4
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2009, 09:16:38 AM »
Another great release. Seems to run fine on vista qemu.Thanks Robert and team tinycore.

I noticed that the showapps lists "/usr/bin/xterm" ; just wondering why?

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Re: tinycore_2.4rc4
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2009, 09:25:05 AM »
When booting, there is a newline missing after
Loading Tiny Core Applications Extensions...
When showapps is not set.

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Re: tinycore_2.4rc4
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2009, 10:06:21 AM »
Another great release. Seems to run fine on vista qemu.Thanks Robert and team tinycore.

I noticed that the showapps lists "/usr/bin/xterm" ; just wondering why?



Likely a startup script. You can look in the non-zero length files in /usr/local/tce.installed.
Many times a qrep might need a -q option, or standout directed to /dev/null or some such.
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Re: tinycore_2.4rc4
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2009, 10:17:05 AM »
Thanks for the kind words and encouragement, very much appreciated. This release candidate cycle has indeed been challenging. Some burning of the midnight oil. Perhaps I am now close to final 2.4.
I want all to know that I truly appreciate those who have the interest, take the time, and the effort, to help test early releases. Your efforts and feedback play a very important role in making the final release solid. So many thanks!
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Re: tinycore_2.4rc4
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2009, 10:21:51 AM »
Bigpcman - that is the emelfm2 startup script creating a symlink.  There are several of my startup scripts that echo to the screen instead of being redirected to /dev/null, Wmaker being another.  I will fix those by piping to /dev/null or using a quiet option in the commands being issued.

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Re: tinycore_2.4rc4
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2009, 11:55:21 AM »
Thanks Jason for the explanation.

I'm wondering if anyone else has seen an increase in boot time? This release 2.4rc4 takes 25% longer to boot than 2.4rc3 on vista qemu.

See my previous screen shot for extensions and boot codes.
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Re: tinycore_2.4rc4
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2009, 01:37:41 PM »
Funny...just ran with "showapps" and all these extensions complained about not being able to find grep.tcz.
I must have unconsciously uninstalled it, after a round of problems. (BTW/ wouldn't have caught that with rotdash..)

I have been adding more error reporting with the default rotdash clean boot. A missing dependency is now shown in the next cut
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Re: tinycore_2.4rc4
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2009, 01:42:26 PM »
Thanks Jason for the explanation.

I'm wondering if anyone else has seen an increase in boot time? This release 2.4rc4 takes 25% longer to boot than 2.4rc3 on vista qemu.

See my previous screen shot for extensions and boot codes.
I have no interest in direct support of Qemu/Windows and such.
However, it only makes sense that intregrity checking and enhanced error reporting come at a cost. Although, I don't believe it is 25%. A previous post seemd to suggest the contrary and was about the same as current release.
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Re: tinycore_2.4rc4
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2009, 01:52:44 PM »
Robert I can appreciate your position on qemu and it's no big deal to me either since I only use it for convenient testing of tc. In the event others are interested here are more details on the qemu boot delay. I turned on "loglevel=10" to see what was going on. Booting 2.4rc3 results in:


Booting 2.4.rc4 results in:


The extra delay comes right after the squashfs message. It's as if squashfs is hung up on something.

edit: The boot time for 2.4rc4 from an iso cd with no extensions comes in around 38 seconds on my dell 640 about the same as 2.3.1.  So this delay appears to be related to something qemu is having a problem with.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2009, 04:31:41 PM by bigpcman »
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