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Offline roberts

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tinycore_v3.4rc2
« on: December 11, 2010, 10:31:01 AM »
The Second Release Candidate of Tiny Core v3.4 is now posted and ready for testing.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/3.x/release_candidates

tinycore_3.4rc2.iso
tinycore_3.4rc2.iso.md5.txt

Change log for Tiny Core v3.4:

rc1
* Updated appsaudit multi-select updates and md5 checking.
* Updated fluff to 0.7.8 with integrated file type and associations GUI.
* Updated mnttool to show all drives and mount launch filemgr via FILEMGR env.
* Updated mnttool to support labels and 10+ partitions.
* Updated wallpaper gradients and color preview.
* Updated wbarconf for control of text, zoom, and icon size.
* Updated ab2tce.sh to terminate if appbrowser is aborted by killing X.
* Updated mountables.sh to support labels and 10+ partitions on a single drive.
* Updated rebuildfstab to support unpartitioned but formatted drives.

Note: .profile has been changed to add FILEMGR=fluff for use by mntttool.
Update your .profile as deemed necessary, e.g.,

cp /etc/skel/.profile /home/tc/.profile

rc2
* Cosmetic text changes and remnant removals as per feedback.
* Updated rebuildfstab to skip floppy scan.
* Updated tftpd to support alternate user.
* Updated wbar  for fluff startup via "~".
* Updated fluff .desktop item for startup via "~"
* Updated fluff to v0.8.4, shell start in current unless path specified, and many UI improvements, see Help.
* Updated .profile added MANPAGER='less -isR'
* Updated tce-load adjustment for spurious message with copy2ram.
* Updated getdisklabel for speed and embedded spaces support.

Note: You will need to update your .profile
Example: cp /etc/skel/.profile /home/tc/.profile

This rc is a feature freeze. Only minor and bug fixes before final.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2010, 10:37:34 AM by roberts »
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Re: tinycore_v3.4rc2
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010, 01:57:08 PM »
AppsAudit->Md5Check->Exit Update Mode
did not get changed to "Exit Md5Check".

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Re: tinycore_v3.4rc2
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 02:46:41 PM »
Well, my local copy works just fine.  ;)

OK. I have reposted 3.4rc2 and sweetened the pot with a couple of new additions

* Updated editor for named new file argument.
* Updated exittc "Exit to prompt" to be PID driven.
* Updated .xsession to add X pid.

Note: You need to update your .xsession file.

Example:
cp /etc/skel/.xsession /home/tc/.xsession


Note: Since a repost has occurred please check your md5s.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2010, 02:53:03 PM by roberts »
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Re: tinycore_v3.4rc2
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2010, 03:15:53 PM »
This must be a real "magical" change: "Updated tce-load adjustment for spurious message with copy2ram" as I could not detect a change to '/usr/bin/tce-load'

Furthermore I take it that adding 'MANPAGER=...' to  '/etc/skel/.profile' makes a change in the Core system that benefits a specific extension (e.g. 'man.tcz'). In particular it's interesting that the options for 'less' won't work with the BusyBox applet (but should do so for the "full" version of 'less' that 'man.tcz' depends on).

I was just wondering whether pretty much the same could be achieved instead by adding echo "MANPAGER='less -isR'" >> ${HOME}/.ashrc to '/usr/local/tce.installed/man' (i.e. the startup file of 'man.tcz'). If I'm not totally mistaken changes to '~/.profile' would require a fresh login to have an impact on newly started shells (which might be a bit too much to ask for from the average user), whilst changes to '~/.ashrc' should apply to all new shells. It's not a major point, I just wonder to which degree the Core should cater for (optional) extensions or not.

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Re: tinycore_v3.4rc2
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2010, 03:19:16 PM »
Robert: Could it be that you've changed 'tinycore_3.4rc2.iso' but not 'tinycore_3.4rc2.iso.md5.txt'?

EDIT: Must have been a false report from my RYSNC client (or someone was faster than me). Anyway I'm sorry for the noise.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2010, 03:25:14 PM by maro »

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Re: tinycore_v3.4rc2
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2010, 07:26:10 PM »
The "magic" happened in rc1. Posted in change log rc2 better late than never.
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