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tinycore_v3.3rc2
« on: November 03, 2010, 09:14:03 PM »
The Second Release Candidate of v3.3 (tinycore_3.3rc2.iso), is now posted and ready for testing.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/3.x/release_candidates

tinycore_3.3rc2.iso
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Change log for Tiny Core v3.3:
rc1
* New FLTK integrated file manager, mfm, file associations, i.e, double click to edit/run directly from file manager.
* New FLTK minimal editor, on System Tools menu, and called via File Manager configurable file associations.
* New tce-run - load and run tcz, e.g., tce-run xmms, This is the association to run .tcz directly from file manager.
* Updated tce-audit to support default pathing and ext (.tcz) greatly improves CLI usage.
* Updated tce-setdrive to support call via AppBrowser.
* Updated AppBrowser - integrated setdrive. A "Set" button is initialized when Cloud Mode is detected.
* New wbarconf replaces wbar_exclude. Manage all icons (system and ondemand), as well as bar placement.
* New wbar_mv_icon for support of wbarconf.
* Updated ondemand generated scripts to pass command line arguments.
* New boot code nozswap - Skip compressed swap in ram.
* Updated and reorganized boot help screens f2 f3 f4
* Updated Control Panel reorganization. Moved more frequently used items to the System Tools menu.
    Moved AppsAudit to System Tools menu.
    Moved Run Command to System Tools menu.
* Updated System Tools menu reorganization. Moved less frequently used items to Control Panel.
    Moved PPI Setup to Control Panel
    Moved TermServer Setup to Control panel.
* Updated wbar for new file manager icon, removable via the new wbarconf.
rc2
* Updated wbar_setup and wbar_rm_icon for parsing errors.
* Updated control panel grouping and reorganization.
* Updated control panel rename Setup PPI to Hybrid Mode
* Updated mktclocal for title change to Hybrid Mode.
* Updated isolinux.cfg for F4 f4 boot help screen.
* Updated tce-load to un-mount meta (empty) extensions.
* Updated mfm to remove Alt-Fn keys for View Toggle option.
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Re: tinycore_v3.3rc2
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2010, 12:11:05 AM »
Doh! Forgot on last time: in boot.msg no mentioning of F4:
Code: [Select]
Press <Enter> to begin or F2 and/or F3 for boot options.
How about:
Code: [Select]
Press <Enter> to begin or F2, F3 and/or F4 for boot options.

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Re: tinycore_v3.3rc2
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2010, 10:23:27 AM »
Got it.  :-[
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Re: tinycore_v3.3rc2
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2010, 11:06:46 AM »
I have installed Tinycore_v3.3rc2. Have not used it very long yet.

I like the idea of having a file manager and text editor in the base. Anything which makes it easier for new users is an improvement.

Question: How do you run the file manager and text editor as root?

With most other file managers there is an up arrow to go up a directory. With this file manager, you need to click Change dir then Parent dir. I find this annoying, particularly when I go up more than one directory.

These are very early observations. I may notice other things as I use it more.
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Re: tinycore_v3.3rc2
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2010, 11:21:31 AM »
Answer:  From RunProgram enter "sudo mfm"
As to going up one directory, use the hot key ALT-U as the dropdown menu shows.

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Re: tinycore_v3.3rc2
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2010, 02:04:59 PM »
It would be great to have extra buttons on mfm for common tasks, especialli up dir and previous dir.

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Re: tinycore_v3.3rc2
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2010, 03:12:51 PM »
Let me see what I can cook up.
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Re: tinycore_v3.3rc2
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2010, 12:45:28 PM »
Using it a bit longer, I noticed you can not cut and paste, or copy and paste, with the file manager. This is one of the main things I do with a file manager. Or have I missed something.
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Re: tinycore_v3.3rc2
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2010, 04:29:00 PM »
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[With most other file managers there is an up arrow to go up a directory. With this file manager, you need to click Change dir then Parent dir. I find this annoying, particularly when I go up more than one directory.
You can simply double click on the menu title Change dir or as stated Alt+U to move up a directory.
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Re: tinycore_v3.3rc2
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2010, 04:41:28 PM »
Using it a bit longer, I noticed you can not cut and paste, or copy and paste, with the file manager. This is one of the main things I do with a file manager. Or have I missed something.
This must be Windows parlance? The equivalent to extra, needless, disk activity. I believe such was because most Windows users started with a word processor. Not very efficient.

This tiny file manger does offer drag-n-drop:
Use New option to open a second window. Navigate to desired location.
Select file and then right-click-hold drag to target, second, window and then release. A small menu appears with choice of copy, move, link soft, or link hard.

But the bottom line is...
Just as with default window manager, flwm_topside, you don't have to use the default file manager, mfm. You can always use what ever file manager extension you were using.
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Re: tinycore_v3.3rc2
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2010, 04:43:22 PM »
Let me see what I can cook up.
Seeing that a double click on the Change dir title is a fast method for up directory I am holding off on adding buttons.
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Re: tinycore_v3.3rc2
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2010, 11:28:58 PM »
Off-topic posts have been split off (please see what the release candidate section is for)

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Re: tinycore_v3.3rc2
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2010, 12:54:05 AM »
Let me see what I can cook up.
Seeing that a double click on the Change dir title is a fast method for up directory I am holding off on adding buttons.
Thanks for that tip, that works well.

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Re: tinycore_v3.3rc2
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2010, 07:26:09 PM »
FYI. I use release candidates to have the community test new code, new concepts, new ideas.
Anything and everything in a release candidate can change and may or may not make to final release.
Such is brewing with the next release candidate.
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