changeset 1808:239628b40176 draft

Announce 1.4.3 release.
author Rob Landley <>
date Thu, 05 Nov 2015 04:13:25 -0600
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 <ul style="margin-bottom:0px;">
 <li>New to the project? Read <b><a href=about.html>About Aboriginal Linux</a>.</b></li>
-<li>Current release: (version 1.4.2, September 13, 2015):
-<a href=downloads/aboriginal-1.4.2.tar.gz>build scripts</a>,
+<li>Current release: (version 1.4.3, November 5, 2015):
+<a href=downloads/aboriginal-1.4.3.tar.gz>build scripts</a>,
 <a href=bin>prebuilt binaries</a>.</li>
 <li>Development version:
 <a href=/hg/aboriginal>mercurial repository</a>,
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+<hr /><h2><a name="05-11-2015" />November 5, 2015</h2>
+<p>Aboriginal Linux <a href=downloads/aboriginal-1.4.3.tar.gz>1.4.3</a>
+is out, based on <a href=/hg/aboriginal/shortlog/1807>hg 1807</a>, using
+Linux 4.1, toybox-0.6.1, musl-1.1.12, and busybox-1.24.1.</p>
+<p>Our first nommu target, sh2eb, builds a system-image that boots on the
+Numato Mimas v2 board described on the <a href=>jcore
+processor site</a> (rather than under qemu).
+Toybox defconfig now builds nommu, we upgraded busybox versions to
+get some nommu fixes in hush, and there were several toolchain fixes
+since last time.</p>
+<p>Multiple users requested bzip2 compression-side back (even though you
+can build it natively), and we added strndup() from posix-2008 to the last-ever
+release of uClibc (which we're migrating off of in favor of musl-libc,
+but our old Linux From Scratch 6.8 <a href=control-images>build control
+image</a> refuses to build on a libc it doesn't specifically recognize
+so we need to upgrade the version of that to have a better test environment.</p>
+<p>We added an /etc/os-release file which is what Debian now recommends
+for OS version identification now that they've
+<a href=>given up</a> on the Linux Foundation's
+"Linux Standard Base" bureaucracy. Also the initramfs should have a /bin/sh
+symlink pointing to hush (which is replaced with a link to bash by the init script, but if you without the
+native-compiler overlay it's nice to have).</p>
 <hr /><h2><a name="13-09-2015" />September 13, 2015</h2>
 <p>Aboriginal Linux <a href=downloads/aboriginal-1.4.2.tar.gz>1.4.2</a>