SliTaz Next Cooker update
SliTaz Next Cooker is a place where we moving to the upcoming SliTaz release, based on GCC-6.2.0, Glibc-2.24, Kernel-4.9 et al. All that things are the steps to a modern distro, but are incompatible with the current SliTaz Rolling packages, so they are developed and updated separately.
Features of SliTaz Next Cooker:
- Small screen / smartphone friendly. All (except the top header) is usable in the smartphone browser on-the-go as well as in desktop/laptop browser.
- New simplified look. Pre-formatted blocks was deprecated in the some places to look better on small screens. Buttons gets simple "frame" look. Main page isn't wide on the large screens, and not takes extra white space on the left and right edges on the small screens.
- Dynamic predicted search: enter the few letters of the package name to the search entry (on the top right) and see the package names, then select one. Try to enter "nano". Note, this feature not works in the SliTaz native web browsers TazWeb and Midori, because they based on ancient web engine that not supported the "dataset" tag. Worked well on a modern Firefox and Opera.
- Small and fast package page: only navigation and summary, logs moved to the separate place (button "logs")
- New client-side syntax highlighter that able to colorize receipts, patches, desktop files, Makefiles, SVG images (both with preview), etc.
- Colorized files list just like in your terminal. Some files that are text-based files and images you can open just in your web browser or right in your preferred text editor or image viewer.
- Markdown-driven descriptions.
- Highlight the current file displayed in the docs as well as in stuff for better navigation.
- Line numbering in the logs with links you can share.
SliTaz devs always active!
Hi all, we may miss communication but the Hg code repositories are buzzing! SliTaz is coded by a bunch of people working in their free time and everyone does their best. We know a stable version is wanted by the user community. Please bear with us :-)
Announcing the PiClass project
This project is no longer alive
I am very happy to officially announce the new PiClass project! Our Raspberry Pi Travelling Classroom. The project goal is to provide a travelling computer lab with some robotics components using a Raspberry Pi.
The classroom can support half a class, ie from 10 to 12 students and can travel between school buildings in a suitcase on wheels! All the Raspberry Pi are powered by SliTaz ARM and the workshops are supervised by teachers and passionate SliTaz developers.
To start the first PiClass for kids in Switzerland we created an online fundraising. The material will be used for school lessons, workshops and open Jams.
By making a donation, you enable children to receive free computer and robotics workshops and you will help SliTaz developers getting some passionate work!
Opération Libre à Gérardmer
Bonjour à tous,
Ce week-end du 17 et 18 mai nous avons participé à une opération libre dans Vosges organisée par nos amis de chez Framasoft. Le carde était magnifique et l'ambiance très sympa. Il y a eu du monde tout au long de la manifestation, avec des personnes qui venaient découvrir Linux et le libre et des presonnea qui connaissaient déjà le monde du libre. Nous avons aussi eu l'occasion de rencontrer des utilisateurs de SliTaz, ce qui fait toujours chaud au coeur!
J'espère que l'opération libre aura aussi lieu l'année prochaine. C'est aussi pour moi l'occasion de passer quelques jours avec Pascal Bellard, de coder ensemble et parler de SliTaz. Nous en avons profité pour préparer et publier un SliTaz 5.0 RC2.
En tant qu'enseignant c'était un grand plaisir de partager avec la communauté Framasoft et de pouvoir faire des démos de ce que je fais avec les élèves en informatique et robotique. Vous trouverez plus d'info au sujet de l'opération libre sur le Framablog
SliTaz RPi Box and PiLeds
These last days we fixes some SliTaz 5.0-RC1 issues and we are getting ready for 5.0. We also worked on boards and leds integration in SliTaz Raspberry Pi and coded a small utility to help manage RPi devices from a standard SliTaz desktop:
The box is provided by the package 'slitaz-arm-rpi' and it will add a menu entry in "System Tools". You can use TazPanel or the cmdline to install the package:
# tazpkg -gi slitaz-arm-rpi
On the leds side we have coded a tool named 'pileds' and packaged Adafruit with PiClass code examples. The goal is to provide a built-in tool to easily use leds from the cmdline and to have code to start writing you own Python scripts for the 7-segment LED Backpack and the 8x8 Matrix from Adafruit. SliTaz PiBook was also updated with a mini-guide about leds usage
We are not associated with Adafruit, but it'a the DIY hardware we actually use. More support for more boards such as Piface will follow.
SliTaz RPi News and PiBook
The SliTaz ARM repository was very buzzy these days and bring up a lots of new features to the distribution. We also published a complet book about using SliTaz with the Raspberry Pi
- New SliTaz PiBook Pocketbook about using SliTaz and the Raspberry Pi.
- Full GUI config on first boot with Wifi setting if detected
- Support controlling audio settings in the CGI admin interface with detailed amixer output
- Use Dillo as default web browse with SliTaz desktop integration
- Full Piglow support into TazBerry and via dedicated packages.
- Full Pi Camera suppport: config with TazBerry, use it with raspivid and raspistill from the cmdline or via a nice web interface include in the CGI admin plugins.
- Easy Overclocking and GPU memory configuration in TazBerry
- CGI admin misc improvments: notification system, blacklisted modules, onboard ACT led, editor plugin, GPIO pins support, I2C info
- New Kernel 3.10.38+ from upstream patched to remove unneeded features such as kernel debug
- Lightweight development toolset installed by default. Provinding: Fluid FLTK designer, Lua programming language and SQLite database engine
- FTP and NTP server setup guide added to SliTaz ARM Codex
- Many packages wher also improved and added to database
- Light weight GUI Audio player with mpl123
New SliTaz Raspberry Pi release is on the stove! Stay turned :-)
SCN is now powered by TinyCM
Hi all SliTaz community,
I just migrated the old Wordpress powered SCN site to TinyCM. Most accounts are no longer valid but TinyCM share accounts with bugs.slitaz.org since it use the SliTaz accounts database. TinyCM is Tiny Content Management with a small core and plugins support. It provide wiki like syntaxe or pure html code, here is the help page
TinyCM provide gettext support for the interface and languages support for the content. And I guess it's the only full featured Content Management System powered by CGI/SHell scripts! TinyCM is also on SliTaz mirror and can be installed via the Tazpkg or Spk.
TinyCM is published under BSD License and the code can be found on SliTaz Hg repos and contributors are welcome.
SliTaz au salon Solutions Linux
Bonjour à tous, les 28 29 mai 2013 nous serons présents au salon Solutions Linux, Libre et Open Source à Paris. Venez nous rendre visite au stand A43! Nous ferons des démos et des installation sur clé USB ou card SD.
SliTaz USB Key project launched
Hi all SliTaz folks,
Today we are launching the SliTaz USB key project! Pre-order your own SliTaz Spider USB key for 25 Euros minimum, yes you can also give more to help the project. For a while we have had requests for a SliTaz preinstalled USB key and so we searched away to offer this service to our users. We finally made our own USB key in the form of a SliTaz Spider. We will start production when we have 1000 pre-orders, it is actually only a prototype, any comments or suggestions are welcome.
We hope you will like this prototype! To pre-order your Slitaz USB Key please visit: usbkey.slitaz.org
Random news about SliTaz
We now have a new build tool to cook the official ISO. The tool is called cookiso and is well integrated with Cookutils and the cooker but remains independent. It acts as a build bot for ISOs, and it checks the packages list and Hg modifications to automatically cook and push the rolling on the mirror. This tool was needed to standardize ISO building and make 4.0 easier to publish for us. Cookiso can also be used locally (read the README :-) and currently runs on Tank: http://cook.slitaz.org/cookiso.cgi
On the packages side we had some fixes in Cook and the Cooker as well as a new RSS feed for a last cooked package so you can get all the info without browsing to the Cooker: http://cook.slitaz.org/?rss
All of the English Website and all download pages use PHP and includes files so we are ready for 4.0 on that side, now we just have to modify the config.php file in the website repo to update all strings. I also added a featured sponsor on the main page and asso pages, a forum feed is now on main pages, and big icons for download ISO and some code clean up. I have removed all the out-of-date RSS feeds to keep one main feed which is relayed to Twitter and Facebook and lets all contributors with HG access post on the official accounts. Finally we are also happy to announce the new official Russian website: http://www.slitaz.org/ru/
On the 4.0 release process side we are mostly ready, documentation is currently updated and the so infamous Xorg bug was found and will be fixed very soon. The bug comes from empty Xorg configuration files in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d directory. Huge thanks to Mojo, Paul and others for their great help! You can expect 4.0 in a few weeks, say 2-3.
A word on the new sponsor page and featured sponsors on our website. Without sponsors we couldn’t provide any high quality services to our users. Our main mirror is sponsored by ADS for more than 4 years now and really deserves a link from slitaz.org and a nice logo. ADS used SliTaz for their Allied Distrib Server and make huge code feedbacks to the project. I also would like to write a full blog post about our 2 new sponsors but I will introduce them now. We have signed a new sponsorship with DuckDuckGo search engine, it has become the default search engine in SliTaz and we share sponsored links revenues at 50/50. DuckDuckGo uses OpenSource technology, is secure and doesn’t track you: https://duckduckgo.com/
We are also very proud to be sponsored by the COSI labs at Clarkson University. COSI provides us full access to a virtual machine, lots of HD space, RAM and power! We are going to move some of our site to this server and open new services. Stay tuned! :-) We are currently monitoring the server and will migrate sites after 4.0: http://cosi.clarkson.edu/
Huge thanks to our sponsors and donators.