Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 7.0











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Tiny Core Linux 7.0 has been released. This is the first stable build in the minimalist distribution’s new 7.x branch, featuring the Linux kernel 4.2.9, glibc 2.22 and GCC 5.2.0. From the release announcement: “Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Core 7.0. Changelog: Linux kernel updated to 4.2.9 with the latest stable patch, with these configuration changes – minstrel enabled for some wireless cards, vmmouse disabled for VMWare + Xvesa, the CPU limit on the 64-bit kernel raised to 64; BusyBox updated to 1.24.1; BusyBox patched to fix ‘crontab -e’ error; glibc updated to 2.22 and patched for DNS vulnerability; GCC updated to 5.2.0; e2fsprogs base libraries and applications updated to 1.42.13; util-linux base libraries and applications updated to 2.27; tc-config – use full path for hwclock. Notes: there is a drm/i915 kernel driver error pending a fix; the ALSA extensions have been refactored and updated; the X.Org 7.7 extensions have been updated.” Here is the brief release announcement. Download links: TinyCore-7.0.iso (16.0MB, MD5, includes flwm only), CorePlus-7.0.iso (106MB, MD5, includes flwm, JWM, IceWM, Fluxbox, Hackedbox, Openbox), TinyCorePure64-7.0.iso (24.0MB, MD5, includes flwm only).

Tiny Core Linux is a 12 MB graphical Linux desktop. It is based on a recent Linux kernel, BusyBox, Tiny X, Fltk, and Flwm. The core runs entirely in memory and boots very quickly. The user has complete control over which applications and/or additional hardware to have supported, be it for a desktop, a nettop, an appliance or server; selectable from the project’s online repository.

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Only three weeks have passed since the 6.2 version, but the developers of Tiny Core Linux have released another update – Tiny Core Linux 6.3, the latest stable build of the minimalist Linux distribution built from scratch: “Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Tiny Core Linux 6.3. Changelog for 6.3: tce-load – exit if fromwhere doesn’t exist; tc-config – nfs4 patch from gerald_clark; tce-load – separate the listing and handling loops, patch from aswjh; tce-audit – fix adding missing extensions to tce_lst; tce-setup – move extension loop to tce-load, 4% speedup in CorePlus tce-setup time from aswjh; tce-load – simplification by aswjh; tce-load – simplify app_exists by aswjh; tce-load – the -t TCEDIR patch from aswjh. Note also that Xvesa/Xfbdev included in TinyCore and CorePlus and the Xfbdev in TinyCorePure64 have been updated to the latest repository version.” Here is the brief release announcement. Download links: TinyCore-6.3.iso (15.0MB, MD5, includes flwm only), CorePlus-6.3.iso (78.0MB, MD5, includes flwm, JWM, IceWM, Fluxbox, Hackedbox, Openbox), TinyCorePure64-6.3.iso (24.0MB, MD5, includes flwm only).The developers of Tiny Core have announced the release of Tiny Core Linux, version 6.2, the new stable build from the project that attempts to build the world’s smallest Linux distribution with a graphical desktop: “Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Core 6.2. Changelog for 6.2: tce-audit – similar speedup patch from aswjh; tc-config – nfs4 mount changes from gerald_clark; tce-load – 2% speedup from aswjh; tce-size – apply patch from Greg Erskine for no-deps files; tce-remove, rc.shutdown – update copy2fs name; tce-ab – convert to a symlink; tce-load – awk recursion changes changed to a subshell, so exit status needs to be passed; tce-setup – wait for slow CD drives. In addition, TinyCorePure64 6.2.iso is now legacy-BIOS/(U)EFI multi-boot.” Here is the brief release announcement. Download one of the three available editions from the project’s website: TinyCore-6.2.iso (15.0MB, MD5, includes flwm only), CorePlus-6.2.iso (77.0MB, MD5, includes flwm, JWM, IceWM, Fluxbox, Hackedbox, Openbox), TinyCorePure64-6.2.iso (24.0MB, MD5, includes flwm only).Tiny Core Linux 6.1 has been released. This is the latest stable build of the minimalist (15 MB to download) desktop Linux distribution built from scratch. From the release announcement: “Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Core 6.1. Changelog: tce-load – remove extraneous ls check, apply awk patch, remove unused depi variable; tc-functions – getbasefile speedup; tce-audit, tce-load – ignore spaces in dep files; BusyBox 1.23.1 patched for modinfo, modprobe, wget and dc; BusyBox updated to 1.23.1; settime.sh – fix systems with default year not 1970; search.sh – awk patch and move common part to a function; tce-audit – awk patch. Also in conjunction with the above in Xprogs: apps – quote the search argument, reload the list on an empty search, set a minimum size to the window, nicer resize behaviour. Several elements of X.Org 7.7 were also updated between 6.0 and 6.1 so users should use the apps GUI to check for updates and check for changed deps after upgrading.” Download links: TinyCore-6.1.iso (15.0MB, MD5, includes flwm only), CorePlus-6.1.iso (76.0MB, MD5, includes flwm, JWM, IceWM, Fluxbox, Hackedbox, Openbox), TinyCorePure64-6.1.iso (20.0MB, MD5, includes flwm only).Béla Markus has announced the release of version 6.0 of Tiny Core Linux “piCore” edition, a minimalist distribution designed for the Raspberry Pi single-board computer: “Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the immediate availability of piCore 6.0. The most important change is the use of the official long-term 3.12.y (3.12.36) Linux kernel to offer more stable operation over experimental kernels and to get wider range of hardware supported, specially audio devices. The FLTK library has been updated to 1.3.3 to enable Unicode. FLTK 1.1 and 1.3 can be installed at the same time, and old applications using 1.1 will continue to work. The size of SD card images has been reduced. It boots in safe overclocking mode to shorten boot time by 20% with performance governor; switch to ‘ondemand’ when startup completes. Other changes: Core base synchronised with the common 6.0 base; Raspberry Pi firmware updated to January 19, 2015 version; e2fsprogs updated to 1.42.12….” Here is the full release announcement. Download: piCore-6.0-X.zip (24.7MB).Béla Markus has announced the availability of a new version of “piCore”, a specialist edition of Tiny Core Linux designed for the Raspberry Pi single-board computer: “Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the immediate availability of piCore-5.3. Changelog: Linux kernel updated to 3.14.4; Raspberry Pi firmware updated to 2014-05-12 version; e2fsprogs updated to 1.42.10; util-linux updated to 2.24; official BusyBox patches applied; curaga’s wget3 BusyBox patch applied, setting default timeout to 10s; tce-load – don’t show an error when extension contains multiple modules; tce-load – use sudo when unmounting meta-extensions; patched to enable HDMI sound at 192 kbit/s rate; patched rtl8192cu driver to disable power saving; enabled CMA and FIQ-FSM by default.” See the release announcement for a full changelog and update instructions. Download from here: piCore-5.3-X.zip (24.7MB).Version 5.3 of Tiny Core Linux, the latest stable build of the fast and minimalist (less than 15 MB) desktop Linux distribution built from scratch, has been released and is now available for download: “Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the release of Tiny Core Linux 5.3: Changelog: BusyBox – updated nosuid to 1.22.1, added ntpd, corrected dc failure, modified wget timeout to 10s; tce-load – don’t show an error when extension contains multiple modules; tc-config – change owner /tmp/tce/optional to support tftplist (thanks to Gerald Clark); tce-load – use sudo when unmounting meta-extensions; added full path to sudo commands; tc-config – introduce ntpserver boot option; switch getTime.sh to ntpd; replace aliases with functions in useBusyBox.” Here is the brief release announcement. Download links: TinyCore-5.3.iso (14.0MB, MD5, includes flwm only), CorePlus-5.3.iso (72.0MB, MD5, includes flwm, JWM, IceWM, Fluxbox, Hackedbox, Openbox).Béla Markus has announced the release of “piCore” 5.2.1, the Raspberry Pi port of Tiny Core Linux for the Raspberry Pi single-board computer: “Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the availability of piCore 5.2.1. It is an independent system architected by Robert Shingledecker and now developed by a small team of developers with strong community support. Tiny Core Linux is not a traditional distribution but a toolkit to create your own customized system. It offers not only flexibility, small footprint but a very recent kernel and set of applications making it ideal for custom systems, appliances as well as to learn Linux, matching Raspberry Pi perfectly. It is running entirely in RAM. There is no installation in conventional terms; extensions mounted read only, after reboot the same clean system is available. Base raw SD card image with CLI version is only 21.5 MB including RPi boot loader, firmware and support files. Changes from 5.2: kernel updated to 3.13.6; updated RPi firmware; added more protection of TC scripts against bad extensions; added kernel modules required by USB 3G adapters; added kernel modules required to connect WiFi AP with SHA encryption….” Here is the full release announcement. Download: piCore-5.2.1-X.zip (21.5MB).Béla Markus has announced the release of “piCore”, an edition of Tiny Core Linux designed specifically for the Raspberry Pi single-board computer: “Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the availability of piCore 5.2, the Raspberry Pi port of Tiny Core Linux. It is an independent system architected by Robert Shingledecker and now developed by a small team of developers with strong community support. Changes from 5.1: Linux kernel updated to 3.13.3; updated RPi firmware; use BusyBox in tc-functions changed to eliminate interference with certain installed GNU apps; rebuildfstab: do not replace fstab entries for a device that does not have ‘Added by TC’ on the line; init: increase the default inode count; ondemand: don’t list extensions under subdirs in onboot maintenance; BusyBox split suid/nosuid for better security; ldd – added quotes for binaries with spaces in their names; /etc/services – modified to suit rpcbind rather than portmap….” Read the rest of the release announcement for a complete changelog. Download: piCore-5.2-X.zip (20.4MB).



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