v8.1.1

uClibc ldconfig updated to 0.9.33.2 and patched for x86_64 error in "ldconfig -p"

See System Announcement in the support forum for detailed change log and update notes.

v8.1

busybox updated to 1.27.1

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v8.0

Core v8.0 updates the linux kernel version to 4.8.17

busybox updated to 1.25.1, glibc updated to 2.24

See System Announcement in the support forum for detailed change log and update notes.

v7.2

Core v7.2 contains several improvements to ondemand

See System Announcement in the support forum for detailed change log and update notes.

v7.1

Core v7.1 updates the busybox version to 1.24.2

See System Announcement in the support forum for detailed change log and update notes.

v7.0

Core v7.0 updates the linux kernel version to 4.2.9

There are no major changes to the base, but Xorg-7.7 and alsa have been refactored/updated.

See System Announcement in the support forum for detailed change log and update notes.

v6.4.1

Core v6.4.1 includes minor improvements to cliorx, ondemand, tce-functions, tce-load and tce-setup

See System Announcement in the support forum for detailed change log and update notes.

v6.4

Core v6.4 includes minor improvements to tce-load and an updated penguin.

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v6.3

Core v6.3 includes several more improvements to speed up the tce-* scripts and correct nfsv4 support.

See System Announcement in the support forum for detailed change log and update notes.

v6.2

Core v6.2 includes several improvements to speed up the tce-* scripts and adds nfsv4 support.

See System Announcement in the support forum for detailed change log and update notes.

v6.1

Core v6.1 includes a busybox update to 1.23.1 and several improvements to speed up tce-audit and tce-load

See System Announcement in the support forum for detailed change log and update notes.

v5.4

Core v5.4 includes some minor updates

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v5.3

Core v5.3 updates busybox to 1.22.1

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v5.1

Core v5.1 updates the linux kernel version to 3.8.13

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v5.0

Core v5.0 updates the linux kernel version to 3.8.10

There are no major changes to the base, but X libs have been updated to Xorg-7.7 and imlib2, libjpeg and libpng have been factored out of the base. In addition, sce extensions have been dropped from this release.

See System Announcement in the support forum for detailed change log and update notes.

v4.7

The major theme for Core v4.7 is major improvements to "core" GUI programs.

New in this release is a major overhaul to the ondemand system in support of scm ondemand menu and icons. The Backup/Restore GUI, filetool, located on the Control Panel, has been expanded to easily add or delete files and directories, as well as options to display the backup process. Auditing extensions has been improved with support to check for unneeded Onboot items. Using ondemand and eliminating unneeded onboot items results in faster boot times.

See System Announcement in the support forum for detailed change log and update notes.

v4.6

New fastest mirror finder. New orphan file checking. Many system improvements throughout. From better messaging in both GUI and command line tools. Now with better handling of aborts in command line. Also improved RAID disk support.

See System Announcement in the support forum for detailed change log and update notes.

v4.5

The major theme for Core v4.5 is major improvements to "core" GUI programs.

Also new in this release is an upgraded wbar icon launcher and expanded configuration feature with our own tc-wbarconf. The major improvements were to combine AppBrowser and AppsAudit into a single Apps GUI with improved loading of local apps. ScmBrowser was renamed to ScmApps with a new "delete" feature. Other enhancements include PXE booting and shutdown sequence.

CorePlus 4.5 includes enhanced boot menu with new options to load only installation tools, only wifi, and wifi plus firmware. The installation program was enhanced to display "removable" devices on the installation disk pick list. Ezremaster was enhanced to support self contained applications.

See System Announcement in the support forum for detailed change log.

v4.4

The major theme for Core v4.4 is a minor kernel update.

Also new in this release is much improved searching for extensions via a new TAG field. Tag searching is upported in the GUIs Appbrowser and ScmBrowser, as well as the command line tools.

4.4 also features the ability to access embedded extensions when booting from a single ISO image file. This allows the use of various boot loaders such as YUMI.

See System Announcement in the support forum for detailed change log.

v4.3

The major theme for Core v4.3 is self contained mountable/unmountable applicaton extensions.

The Core Project introduces a new optional extension type, scm. Self Contained Mountable applications allows dynamic runtime mounting and un-mounting of applications. To support this new extension type is both an FLTK GUI, scmbrowser, and command line tools, scm and scm-load.

4.3 also features enhancements to appbrowser and appsaudit. appsaudit now offers much faster system updates both checking and actual updating. Other enhancements include cvs support in blacklist boot code, improved virtual disk support. See System Announcement in the support forum for detailed change log.

v4.2

Main theme for 4.2 release is the refactoring of Tiny Core to be highly modular by focusing on its Core.

With the Core Project one starts with the kernel (vmlinuz 2.4MB) and the core.gz 5MB. MicroCore 8MB is simply the kernel + core.gz - this is the foundation for user created desktops. TinyCore is simply the kernel + core.gz + Xvesa.tcz|Xorg.tcz + Xprogs + fltk-1.10.tcz + (user's choice of Window Manager) + wbar.

The original TinyCore becomes simply an example of what the Core Project can produce, a 12MB FLTK desktop.

4.2 also intoduces CorePlus, a simple way to get started using the Core philosophy with its included community packaged extensions enabling easy embedded frugal or pendrive installation of the user's choice of supported desktop, while maintaining the Core principle of mounted extensions with full package management.

v4.1

Continued upgrades to the base system including pcmciautils, sudo, freetype, imlib,libpng, and busybox. New boot codes of "cde" and "pretce". cde for easy remastering. pretce for raid and lvm support. Improved support for Microcore which includes Ondemand, and icon options when used with the X extensions. Several bug fixes and enhancements as requested by the community. See change log for all the details.

v4.0

Major upgrade throughout. Kernel (3.03), busybox, udev, eglibc, e2fsprogs, gcc-base, util-linux, and Xlibs. Improved extension searching, dynamic kernel dependencies and improved nbd support.

v3.8

Much improved system auditing. AppsAudit now offers to fetch missing dependencies. Updates now reports "stale" extensions. Many community requested improvements to searching, wallpaper, and AppsBrowser. Support for EtherDrives, ATA over ethernet. Updated system architecture diagrams and presentation via new system icons.

v3.7

The theme for v3.7 is improved integrity and interoperability. Tiny Core remains true to size. Currently at 10.3MB! Yet now adds NTFS read support. And seamless NTFS read-write support via extension or installation options. Improved integrity is achieved by better warning messages to prevent misuse of unsupported file systems. Also new are Starter Packs. As installation is typically a one time event. Therefore the GUI installation program and all necessary support extensions are now conviently packaged into a starter pack, install.gz. Same is offered with grub4dos.gz. This has the option to install inside an existing NTFS partition. Our network.gz starter pack, provides all the tools typically needed to get connected, including a tiny wifi manager. And, finally, combining multiple boot images together with starter packs, we offer multicore.iso. This bootable CD image, provides the easiest way yet to install, get connected, and get online.

v3.6

Much improved Tiny Core Installer, now offering a GUI for both USB and frugal hard drives. Updated critical system module, squashfs. Many updates to improve error handling, large files, and auditing / updating the extensions. Many user interface improvements and additional supported options in: ab, appbrowser, appsaudit, cpanel, flrun, fluff, mousetool, tc-install, tce-load, and wallpaper.

v3.5

Improved system boot times with optimization of startup code. Administration improved with deletion of uninstalled ondemand items without a reboot. Many user interface improvements and additional supported options in: appsaudit, wbar, services, tce-audit, and fluff, the integrated file manager. Key system programs updated to latest release: busybox and zsync.

v3.4

Improved System Administration with new multi-select extension updates and md5 checking. Many user interface improvements and additional supported options in: mount tool, wallpaper, editor, wbar configuration, and fluff, the integrated file manager.

v3.3

Tiny Core now supports data centric view by way of the new integrated GUI file manager with associations and a GUI editor. Also new is much finer control of launcher icons and launcher placement. Many other improvements throughout the system while still staying miniscule at 10.6MB.

v3.2

Updated busybox, adding mouse "select for copy" to several GUIs, better internationalization suport, and improved Onboot and OnDemand handling, make up this 3.2 release.

v3.1

The major theme for this release is the introduction of on demand icons. This allows for more options to have even faster boot times with the easy access to less often used application extensions. Much improved internationalization support and many other upgrades and enhancements performed through out the system.

v3.0

All new kernel, modules, libraries, and support for unlimited loops make up the new Tiny Core / Micro Core 3.0. Freedesktop support and many improvements to Apps Audit and OnDemand features. Also support for RAID disks and new bootcode to blacklist modules.

v2.11.6

The major theme for this release is the adoption of the freedesktop.org standard. Our implementation provides better support of modern desktop environments while still supporting legacy window managers. Also new is Universal OnDemand for both DEs and legacy WMs. Thus providing users with more options for even faster booting and efficient use of memory.

v2.10

Recursive processing of dependencies now fully supported. Custom software upgrades to appbrowser, no popups, GUI redesign. Default window manager now has a more traditional iconize button. Improvements to ondemand, appsaudit, and cpanel. New default background color, and improved logo.

v2.9

Many system updates, including udev, libstdc++ now supports exceptions, glibc now supports a wider array of processors, and virtual environments.

Custom software upgrades to appbrowser, "What Provides" and, appsaudit, "Display All not depends on". Wbar background relics bug fixed. Improvements to "easy mode remastering", improved language support by auto loading locale files when present.

v2.8.1

New for this release is having a single directory for extensions and dependencies. This greatly improves systems resources by having a single copy of dependencies.

The loading of extensions is now controlled by a simple text file named 'onboot.lst'. Enter only those apps that you wish to have loaded upon boot. Do not enter dependencies as they will load when needed from optional. Appbrowser's Install will automatically add to onboot.lst. Appsaudit provides an easy to use GUI to setup and maintain onboot.lst.

v2.7

Tiny Core and Micro Core were made easier to use by standardizing on a single extension installation method (mount) while still supporting 'copy into filesystem'. Updated versions of appbrowser and appsaudit fully support this major new feature.

In TC/MC prior to v2.7, (2.0 - 2.6.1), a support extension, tce-notify, will be required. It should be loaded first, as only extensions loaded after it can benefit from its handling. This is a stopgap measure; upgrading to v2.7 is strongly recommended. tce-notify is a daemon which runs both ldconfig and depmod for every extension, so using it will put additional load on the system compared to the previous behavior.