ttylinux Changelog

New in version 14.0

April 17th, 2012
  • The release number was skipped from 10.0 to 14.0 to reflect the GLIBC version used in ttylinux.
  • Updates were made from GCC 4.4.4 to 4.4.6 and from GLIBC 2.13 to 2.14. module-init-tools 3.16 was replaced with kmod 6, and udev 163 was updated to 182.

New in version 10.0 (March 6th, 2012)

  • This looks like a backwards step in version numbering, but all ttylinux variants now have the same version numbering; some went up and some went down in version numbering, but all are new updated releases.

New in version 12.4 (January 24th, 2011)

  • distribution name ""
  • merged with ptylinux; ptylinux now is a ttylinux variant
  • integrated ptylinux into the ttylinux build system
  • PPC ISO boots in a Macintosh in the normal way
  • increased file system size 64 MB
  • fixed udev rules for making /dev/{cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw} sym links
  • fixed sound module loading for PPC Macintosh; sound is available once booted
  • updated from busybox-1.17.4 to busybox-1.18.1
  • updated from lilo-22.8 to lilo-23.1
  • (bash) fixed job control; fg and bg commands now work
  • (busybox) added several programs
  • (busybox) added "eject", mainly to eject CD-ROM from slot-loading Macintosh
  • new package: (binutils-2.20)
  • new package: (gcc-4.4.4)
  • new package: (make-3.82)
  • From ptylinux merged into ttylinux:
  • added vesa, nvidia, radeon and matrox frame buffers
  • added alsa libs and utilities for sound control
  • (iptables) added /etc/sysconfig/firewall which has "FIREWALL=on"

New in version 12.3 (December 28th, 2010)

  • name changed from "meerkat" to "mana"
  • added detail to the config/ directory organization
  • changed the mechanism of using a specified kernel
  • added prerun site-specific script callout to the make steps
  • made easier use of cross-tools from a different location
  • added ReiserFS, JFS and XFS
  • added MMC/SD/SDIO card drivers to use SD card for disk drive
  • added support for serial port console and login for "console="
  • added "login=[,]" boot parameter to put login on serial devs
  • added "nologin=[,]" boot parameter remove login from virt console
  • added "modules=[,]" to load specific kernel module(s)
  • updated from busybox-1.17.3 to busybox-1.17.4
  • (busybox) removed kernel module handling programs
  • (busybox) removed mount, umount, losetup
  • (busybox) switched from more to less, added pgrep, pkill, top
  • (iptables) added "ping" in firewall configuration file /etc/firewall.conf
  • (udev) corrected to load modules that have bus aliases e.g., for sound cards
  • new package: (gpm-1.20.6)
  • new package: (module-init-tools-3.12) added insmod, lsmod, modprobe, rmmod
  • new package: (util-linux-ng-2.18) added mount, umount, losetup

New in version 12.2 (November 25th, 2010)

  • Kernel modules, VESA frame buffer, and UDEV have been added.

New in version 11.2 (July 12th, 2010)

  • name changed from "aardvark" to "backfire"
  • fixed a makefile shell problem for some hosts
  • fixed the ttylinux-flash script
  • improved the pacman and ttylinux-installer scripts
  • (busybox) removed rtcwake
  • (bash) fixed a bash build problem for some hosts

New in version 11.0 (March 23rd, 2010)

  • This release adds boot parameters for starting Ethernet networking, setting the time zone and a few other things. busybox, e2fsprogs and iptables are updated to their latest versions. Version 11.0 i686 and x86_64 updates glibc from 2.9 to 2.11.

New in version 9.0 (September 8th, 2009)

  • This release updates the kernel to, glibc to 2.9, and other packages to their latest releases.
  • It adds an x86_64 version.

New in version 8.1 (June 10th, 2009)

  • This release updates glibc from 2.7 to 2.8 and bash, busybox and e2fsprogs to their latest versions.