Linux News Today: Tiny Core Linux 7.0 Up to Release Candidate Phase, Adds Linux Kernel 4.2.9
Robert Shingledecker announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the first RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Tiny Core Linux 7.0 operating system.
According to the release notes, Tiny Core Linux 7.0 RC1 is available for public testing and comes with Linux kernel 4.2.9, which has been patched with the minstrel mac80211 rate control algorithm to support various wireless cards. Additionally, vmmouse has been disabled for Xvesa and VMware, and the CPU limit has increased to 64 for 64-bit architectures.
Among other new features introduced in this first Release Candidate build of Tiny Core Linux 7.0, we can mention that BusyBox has been updated to version 1.24.1 and patched to fix the “crontab -e” error, and several other core components updated to their latest versions, including but not limited to GCC 5.2.0, Glibc 2.22, util-linux 2.27, and e2fsprogs 1.42.13.
“Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce that Tiny Core 7.0 rc1 is available for public testing,” said Robert Shingledecker, the creator of Tiny Core. “This is a release candidate. If you decide to help test, then please test carefully. We don’t want anyone to lose data. We appreciate testing and feedback. If you use distribution files, note that you need a new vmlinuz and core.gz (or rootfs.gz + modules.gz).”
Tiny Core Linux 7.0 coming soon
Other than the above, Tiny Core Linux 7.0 Release Candidate 1 ships with updated X.Org 7.7 extensions, updated and refactored ALSA extensions, and several other extensions copied from the Tiny Core 6.x repositories.
Download Tiny Core Linux 7.0 RC1 right now from Softpedia, but please try to keep in mind that it’s a pre-release version, not suitable for production use. The final release of Tiny Core Linux 7.0 should be available in the coming weeks.