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tinycore_v2.11rc3
« on: April 27, 2010, 11:12:50 PM »
The Third Release Candidate of v2.11 (tinycore_2.11rc3.iso), is now posted and ready for testing.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/2.x/release_candidates

tinycore_2.11rc3.iso
tinycore_2.11rc3.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

RC2
* Updated busybox to 1,16,1
* Moved "Power Off" exit button to first position in wbar.
* Updated tc2freedesk to handle multiple menu items.
* Updated flwm & _topside to handle multiple .desktop items in an extension, via naming convention.
* Fixed Appsaudit OnDemand Exit menu name.
* New .X.d/ directory for startup X programs. See wbar as an example of sourced in items.
* Updated Appsaudit to fold in capitialized extension names.
* Updated getTime.sh with -p (print only) and simplied busybox date format.

Files that have changed in this RC:
.xsession                          Now uses .X.d/

Note also that several window managers have freedesktop and ondemand support. Their release candidate versions are in the microcore announcement:
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=5843.0

RC3
* Updated wallpaper changed label Scale to Full and added Fill (Stretch)
* Updated setbackground for hsetroot -full and -fill options.
* Updated cpanel label change Netcardconfig to Network
* Updated netcardconfig renamed to network.
* Updated flwm, flwm_topside permission update after System Tools menu generation.
* Updated wbar to trim % options from freedesktop Exec elements.
* Updated busybox, fgconsole, six hotfixes, and vi editing mode.

Files that have changed likely in your backup:
.setbackground
« Last Edit: April 28, 2010, 08:20:26 AM by roberts »
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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc3
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010, 02:34:14 AM »
All working perfectly.

A huge thank you to Robert and the team - I LOVE this distro!! Nothing else even comes close!  :D

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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc3
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2010, 03:05:06 AM »
The symlinks could be updated (no fgconsole link)
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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc3
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010, 05:08:00 AM »
I did notice one thing - on booting, my preferred background didn't come up, just black screen. Invoking the wallpaper button worked as expected, but on next boot it was back to the black screen again.

[edit] the hsetroot statement in .setbackground has an -image argument which is not recognised.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2010, 06:07:42 AM by jur »

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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc3
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2010, 08:00:45 AM »
Another step forward. Thanks to all involved.

Just curious as to why there are three "/sbin/udevd --daemon" processes running after bootup.
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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc3
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2010, 08:17:57 AM »
I did notice one thing - on booting, my preferred background didn't come up, just black screen. Invoking the wallpaper button worked as expected, but on next boot it was back to the black screen again.

[edit] the hsetroot statement in .setbackground has an -image argument which is not recognised.

Since .setbackground is in home dir and -image has been replaced with -fill, then once set via Wallpaper or edit and a backup is performed, should be OK. -image should not return unless from existing backup.

I should mention this in files that have changed.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2010, 08:21:03 AM by roberts »
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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc3
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2010, 08:36:34 AM »
I did notice one thing - on booting, my preferred background didn't come up, just black screen. Invoking the wallpaper button worked as expected, but on next boot it was back to the black screen again.

[edit] the hsetroot statement in .setbackground has an -image argument which is not recognised.

Since .setbackground is in home dir and -image has been replaced with -fill, then once set via Wallpaper or edit and a backup is performed, should be OK. -image should not return unless from existing backup.

I should mention this in files that have changed.
This is getting interesting... I do have persistent /home but am not backing it up, so .setbackground is not backed up or restored. I thought it would remain as is for the next boot but somehow it reverts... is it being overwritten freshly each time?

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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc3
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2010, 09:04:15 AM »
This is getting interesting... I do have persistent /home but am not backing it up, so .setbackground is not backed up or restored. I thought it would remain as is for the next boot but somehow it reverts... is it being overwritten freshly each time?
Check if there is a leftover mydata.tgz somewhere that is writing over your persistent /home.

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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc3
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2010, 09:43:49 AM »
No it's not that. I found the reason -  in .xsession, the statement
setbackground image /opt/backgrounds/"$BACKGROUND"
results in the image being written into the .setbackground on each boot. If I change image to full, it works over boots.

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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc3
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2010, 10:56:34 AM »
Correct. You must be using a boot option to set background. Good find. Thanks.
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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc3
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2010, 09:17:32 PM »
Thank you to the Core team for now including VI editing mode in BusyBox. I now need to get used to the fact that it's available.

I did some more of my "poking around" with this RC and I'd like to raise a few other points. As typical for me I was booting from a "plain" ISO file, no persistence and without any backup (i.e. "cloud mode"):

(1) In addition to 'fgconsole' there are a couple of other BusyBox applets that don't appear to have a symbolic link:
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tc@box:~$ busybox | sed '1,/functions:$/d' \
>                         | tr -d ' \t\n' | tr ',' '\n' | while read F ; do
>         L=$(which $F)
>         T=$(ls -l $L 2> /dev/null | sed -e 's#.* -> ##' -e 's#.*/##')
>         [ -z "$L" ] && echo "no softlink for $F"
>         [ -n "$L" ] && [ "$T" != "busybox" ] && echo "$L not using busybox"
> done
no softlink for chrt
no softlink for dnsdomainname
no softlink for dumpleases
no softlink for fgconsole
no softlink for linuxrc
I wonder if those are intended to be "hidden", or to which degree their appearance is a bug of the BusyBox build process.

(2) There are still cases of applications that are not getting represented in '~/.wmx/Applications' (e.g. 'midori', 'shiretoko', ...). Looking a bit closer into it lead me to '/usr/bin/flwm_topside_makemenu' where I changed writeFLWMitem  "$FREEDESK" to writeFLWMitem "${FREEDESK}/${1}.desktop" This seem to have fixed it for me.

(3) The issue with "% options from freedesktop Exec elements" has also an impact on files in '~/.wmx/Applications'. I guess applying the change done for '/usr/bin/wbar_icon_upd.sh' to '/usr/bin/flwm_topside_makemenu' should fix it.

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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc3
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2010, 10:21:20 PM »
Thanks for the feedback! Corrected for 2.11 final.
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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc3
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2010, 12:04:38 AM »
Small Appbrowser cosmetics;

Trying to install extension already downloaded with more than one dot in the name like graphics-2.6.29.1-tinycore.tcz status message is

graphics-2 is already downloaded!

instead of

graphics-2.6.29.1-tinycore is already downloaded!
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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc3
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2010, 01:36:53 AM »
Linuxrc shouldn't have a symlink (it just calls init anyway), but the others should.
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Re: tinycore_v2.11rc3
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2010, 03:16:09 AM »
I am confused... I can't lsusb, it reports lsusb not found... I'm sure I used this before?