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Tiny Core v2.4.1
« on: October 09, 2009, 01:07:18 PM »
Tiny Core V2.4 is now posted at http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/2.x/release/

Change log for v2.4

* Updated flwm v1.12, top side titles, aterm compatible, enhanced refresh menu, hotkey,s and color title bars.
* Updated flwm_restart to use new capability of menu refresh.
* Updated appbrowser. Dropped access to tce repository, "Install Local" defaults to optional/
* Updated wbar.sh to read extra configurations from $HOME/.wbar
* Updated flpicsee to v1,0 - replaced Alt with Ctrl hotkyes.
* Updated setbackground to process compressed logo template, saves much space.
* Updated .Xdefaults for aterm transparency mode.
* Updated .xsession to check and start flit and/or watcher.
* Updated .xsession so watcher, now at +0-0, does not overlay flit
* Moved both flit and watcher to extensions.
* Updated tc-config to process dependency files at boot.
* Updated tce-load. Dropped access to tce-repository, fixed out of loops bug.
* Updated /dev/loop to 255 loop devices (0, 254). Note: You still need max_loop=255
* Updated rc.shutdown to remove external call.
* Updated fstype to remove external call.
* Updated tc-config, startx, and .profile to make desktop environment reentrant & better support of microcore.
* New tce-setup to load all tce applications from a tinycore "base norestore text" boot
* Updated tc-config now calls tce-setup, as tce loading has been factored out.
* Updated tc-restore & filetool.sh to implement 'protect' blowfish encrypted backup.
* Updated tc-restore & filetool.sh for default backup to be located in persistent tce directory.
* Updated tce-load to fix bug regarding partial downloads of dependencies
* Updated /opt/.tcrc to tcz repository..
* Dropped 'checkfs' boot option. Use options 'base norestore' to check and fix filesystems and then start up complete system.
* Updated tce-setup, optimized code and calls tce-load via boot flag.
* Updated tc-config with more consistent and streamlined messages at boot.  
* Updated usbinstall to operate better when launched from system menu, added max_loop=255.
* Updated isolinux.cfg to include max_loop=255
* 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 bug.
* New showapps boot code to display extension names while booting.
* Added a wait $fstab_pid before tce access.
* Dropped pci.ids. Use extensions (pic-ids.tcz libpci.tczl).

Files likely in your backup or persistent store that need updating:


The desktop environment has been moved from tc-config into startx. This allows a microcore boot with base norestore, then manually (tce-load -i) the core elements together with your choice of window manager, wbar, flit, and/or watcher. Upon completion, still at the $ prompt, typing startx will bring up a working desktop environment. You can still exit to prompt, and run startx.

And with the new tce-setup, you can load all your PPR with a single command.
Just boot tinycore 'base norestore text   Then when ready.

$ sudo tce-setup
$ startx

Same with microcore, except, of course,  the text boot option is not needed

Notes: Hotkeys for Color Title Bars for flwm v1.12. ( Thanks to Mike L. for the many improvements to flwm! )

changed Alt+Enter to Alt+F1 to iconize a window

Ctrl Alt arrows moves the window
Ctrl Alt =         grows the window (unshifted + key)
Ctrl Alt -          shrinks the window
Ctrl Alt PgUp   grows the window veritcally
Ctrl Alt PgDn   shrinks the window vertically
Ctrl Alt ,           grows the window hortizontally (unshifted < key)
Ctrl Alt .           grows the window hortizontally (unshifted > key)
Ctrl Alt t           taller (sames as PgUp)
Ctrl Alt s          shorter (same as PgDn)
Ctrl Alt m          maximize widow
Ctrl Alt v          maximize vertical
Ctrl Alt h          maximize hortizontal

flwm now optionally supports environment variable FLWM_TITLEBAR_COLOR to set color for window title bars.
To set use hex rgb, e.g, 20:5F:20 (Currently supports fltk gtk+ scheme.)

« Last Edit: October 10, 2009, 01:21:48 PM by roberts »
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Re: Tiny Core v2.4
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2009, 10:46:01 AM »
v2.4.1 is posted and has a single character change, which only affects special permissions, e.g.,setuid, and only when installing to the filesystem, i.e., not mounting. This fixes the Xorg not starting issue under such conditions.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2009, 01:10:50 PM by roberts »
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