Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: June 17 2008,22:17
|... But the extensions that currently exist will work with Tinycore, right?|
No. Not necessarily. There is no libc5 in tiny core. There is no gtk1 in tiny core. These can be made into or combined into extensions.
It is for the above reason that I have decided to change the extensions filename extension. I have gone through this once before when everyone expected all extensions of DSL to run in DSL-N. Well, this time I don't want to hear it.
I am looking at using lzma and the extension of .tlz in lieu of .dsl/tar.gz. I will post, as an example only, a gtk1.tlz, emelfm.tlz and dillo.tlz. I do not want to compete in the extension area. I would rather let that remain the community's domain.
We will need a new section of the repository for core. I will be setting that up shortly. Once existing extensions are known to work with core then they can be repacked using lzma so that core is able to process them.
Tiny Core is like clivesay said,
|It's not going to be for the new Linux user.|
And like what lucky13 said:
|It also means fewer 'pieces' in the core to maintain so it can stay relatively fresh and easily updated.|
Tiny Core will be known as dslcore. It is not DSL v5. It is not going to be immediately useful. It is being released to leverage the community's knowledge of the mydsl extension system and inbuilt tiny gui widget set of fltk used alone or via Lua.