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tinycore_v2.11rc1
« on: April 18, 2010, 07:45:28 PM »
The First Release Candidate of v2.11 (tinycore_2.11rc1.iso), is now posted and ready for testing.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/2.x/release_candidates

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tinycore_2.11rc1.iso.md5.txt

Change log for Tiny Core v2.11

RC1:
* New freedesktop system menu and extension support for flwm, LXDE, XFCE, jwm, and hackedbox.
* Updated flwm_topside_initmenu for freedesktop support
* Updated flwm_topside_makemenu for freedesktop support
* Updated desktop.sh for freedesktop support
* New tc2freedesk for freedesktop support
* New wbar_icon_upd.sh for freedesktop support
* Added new "Power Off" (exit) button to wbar.

* New OnDemand support for flwm, LXDE, and XFCE, jwm, and hackedbox.
* Updated ondemand script to accept argument now callable from appbrowser/tce-load & appsaudit.
* Updated appbrowser with "Mirrors", and "OnDemand" menu creation.
* Updated appsaudit with "OnDemand" selection/creation from existing downloaded extensions.
* Updated appsaudit "Update Dependencies" to support recursion, and separate "Build Database" option.

* New "Services" added to system menu and required /etc/init.d/services.

* New optional zsync update support for faster extension updates.

* Updated tc-config waitusb added optional LABEL/UID, e.g. waitusb=30:LABEL=tinycore
* Updated wallpaper added center option.
* Updated tc-functions CMDLINE to not require kernel specific options before tinycore options
* Updated tce-load to trap mount errors.
* Updated tc-config PXE to support DOS/Windows created lists.
* Updated flwm_topside tile fonts.
* Updated /root/.profile to use login instead of su -
* Fixed utc TZ bug in tc-config
* Re-organized cpanel removing OnDemand, TCE MIrrors, and daemons now handled by Services.
* Updated appbrowser, moved ab2tce.fifo pipe to /tmp.
* Added /var/run/utmp and /var/log/wtmp to support "who" reporting.


Notes: Files that have changed and are likely in your backup or persistent store.

/opt/.xfiletool.lst                 change home/tc/.wmx/Applications to home/tc/.wmx
/home/tc/.setbackground   the location of logo.png has changed to /usr/share/pixmaps
                                         either edit this file or use Control Panel-Wallpaper-Color-OK

Note: For jwm and hackedbox release candidate extensions see the Microcore announcment.
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=5801.0
« Last Edit: April 18, 2010, 08:14:21 PM by roberts »
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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc1
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2010, 08:24:48 AM »
More improvements, good job guys !

I'm testing tc r11 now. Found that when installing opera10.tcz using the app browser no wbar icon is installed. Not sure if this is a r11 issue since I have not tried this on r10.

edit: also opera opens full screen with no flwm controls on the screen. Perhaps an opera extension issue?
« Last Edit: April 19, 2010, 08:29:39 AM by bigpcman »
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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc1
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 09:10:19 AM »
With the freedesktop implementation, there are some extensions that are going to need adjustments to their .desktop files to be compatible.  I will open a thread in the extension area to bring up extension icon issues so they can be fixed.

Many extension have already been adjusted, so make sure you update your existing ones before testing with 2.11rc1.

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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc1
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 10:25:39 AM »
Opera10.tcz does not have a desktop file. Could be the fallback not working 100%.
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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc1
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010, 01:17:07 PM »
The fallback does not execute because opera.desktop exists because it was dynamically made for LXDE/XFCE and other freedesktop systems. A catch-22. I will look into it, of course creating the .desktop item solves the issue.
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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc1
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010, 01:58:45 PM »
I have a fix. Will do a quick rc2.
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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc1
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010, 03:05:01 PM »
I use boot code noicons and start wbar with my own config file in .xsession.

Booting up with rc1, wbar did not start.

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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc1
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2010, 05:35:32 AM »
Small cosmetic bug: OnDemand menu item in AppsAudit, has Exit OnBoot instead of Exit OnDemand.

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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc1
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2010, 05:44:50 AM »
I use boot code noicons and start wbar with my own config file in .xsession.

Booting up with rc1, wbar did not start.

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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc1
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2010, 05:47:58 AM »
I use boot code noicons and start wbar with my own config file in .xsession.

Booting up with rc1, wbar did not start.

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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc1
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2010, 08:12:00 PM »
Has flpicsee been dropped? I don't seem to be able to view images as before.

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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc1
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2010, 08:15:22 PM »
I found some "funny" behaviour of the new appbrowser (after freshly booting into TC 2.11rc1):

(1) Start 'appbrowser' from command line (in '/home/tc') and click on 'Mirrors' --> A box with the warning "Connection error, check network or ibiblio" pops up, no information shows up in the left panel, and in the terminal a warning "wget: error getting response" appears. BUT (!!) a new file (i.e. 'home/tc/mirror.lst') has apparently been downloaded.

(2) This second issue has a bit of a "random" element to it, that means it sometime takes several attempts to create the "right" conditions for it. To start off I removed 'home/tc/mirror.lst', and called 'appbrowser' again from the command line. Then I clicked on "Connect" and got the (expected) list of extensions. I then clicked on "Mirrors". In some cases the list of mirrors shows up in the left panel, but then I just clicked again on "Connect" followed by selecting "Mirrors". To produce the issue one might have to alternate between clicking on "Connect" and "Mirrors" until the latter fails with the warnings described above.

Now the preconditions for this issue should be fulfilled: The left panel still shows the list of extensions, and at the bottom (what might be at other times the "Status" field) now shows "URL:" (followed by the address of the master repository). If one now selects an extension name in the left panel (e.g. 'aalib.tcz') the value of the "URL:" field changes to this extension name, AND (!!) '/opt/tcemirror' gets "corrupted" by also changing its entry to this extension name. Obviously with such a "corrupted" entry for the mirror 'appbrowser' is unable to perform any further tasks.

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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc1
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2010, 09:25:43 PM »
The wallpaper function on CP, the install button remains greyed out after using it once, preventing further change.

Also, when using the scale radio button didn't result in a scaled wallpaper. (had a look in .setbackground afterwards and option 'full' was still there instead of 'fill'.)

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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc1
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2010, 04:16:59 AM »
I use boot code noicons and start wbar with my own config file in .xsession.

Booting up with rc1, wbar did not start.
I found why not - 3 of the icons were in the /pixmaps instead of /wbar folder, and wbar does not start if anything is wrong or missing.

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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc1
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2010, 05:02:58 AM »
All icons have been moved to pixmaps directory to support freedesktop and be available for use by all freedesktop enabled systems.
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