changeset 1537:a56e2d00445d

Check in web page changes from last release.
author Rob Landley <>
date Wed, 29 Aug 2012 21:49:42 -0500
parents 6840ac8ad2d9
children 29109240fd6d
files www/downloads/binaries/README www/header.html www/news.html
diffstat 3 files changed, 43 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-) [+]
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--- a/www/downloads/binaries/README	Wed Aug 22 20:54:33 2012 -0500
+++ b/www/downloads/binaries/README	Wed Aug 29 21:49:42 2012 -0500
@@ -8,7 +8,13 @@
 The file MANIFEST lists the current package versions.  Previous versions are
-available under the "old" directory.
+available at:
+The current version of everything, in one big directory, is available at:
--- a/www/header.html	Wed Aug 22 20:54:33 2012 -0500
+++ b/www/header.html	Wed Aug 29 21:49:42 2012 -0500
@@ -9,10 +9,9 @@
 <table border=1><tr><td>
-<li><p>Current release: (version 1.1.1, January 31, 2011):
-<a href=downloads/aboriginal-1.1.1.tar.bz2>build scripts</a>,
-<a href=downloads/binaries>prebuilt binaries</a>,
-<a href=screenshots>screen shots</a>.</p></li>
+<li><p>Current release: (version 1.2.0, August 22, 2012):
+<a href=downloads/aboriginal-1.2.0.tar.bz2>build scripts</a>,
+<a href=bin>prebuilt binaries</a>.</p></li>
 <li><p>Development version:
 <a href=/hg/aboriginal>mercurial repository</a>,
 <a href=/hg/aboriginal/rss-log>rss commit feed</a>,
--- a/www/news.html	Wed Aug 22 20:54:33 2012 -0500
+++ b/www/news.html	Wed Aug 29 21:49:42 2012 -0500
@@ -6,7 +6,39 @@
 <hr />
-<h2><a name="31-01-2012" />December 31, 2011</h2>
+<h2><a name="22-08-2012" />August 22, 2012</h2>
+<p>After far too long the
+<a href=downloads/aboriginal-1.2.0.tar.bz2>1.2.0 release</a> is out, based
+on <a href=/hg/aboriginal/rev/1535>hg commit 1535</a>.
+Package upgrades are Linux 3.5, uClibc-, busybox 1.20.0,
+toybox is back in at version 0.4.0, and most targets are finally
+using NPTL instead of pthreads.</p>
+<p>Several "how did that ever work" bugs in the build scripts got fixed
+(commits 1513 through 1518, for example). Several other "only occurs on
+a specific distro" bugs also got fixed (a Gentoo one in 1518, a Fedora
+one in 1532). The longstanding uClibc++ build break where it complained
+".config is a directory" was squashed by 1533.</p>
+<p>The new development was mostly prep work for toybox integration and fixing
+bit-rot in (used to test toybox). There was also a lot of
+dealing with regressions introduced by package upgrades. (Upgrading uClibc
+broke stuff. Upgrading busybox broke stuff. Upgrading the kernel
+broke stuff all three times.)</p>
+<p>Busybox is still doing most of the heavy lifting both during the host
+build and on the target, but the baseconfig-busybox file is now sorted with
+toybox-supplied functionality at the end, allowing toybox to replace
+busybox code incrementally as commands become ready.</p>
+<p>In future versions I'm looking at migrating this project from busybox/uClibc
+to <a href="">toybox</a>/<a href=>musl</a>, producing something compatible with Android's "no GPL in
+userspace". I'm also looking at replacement toolchains, since it may take
+me a while to clear time to work on <a href=>qcc</a>.
+If you're curious about all that, ask on the mailing list.</p>
+<hr />
+<h2><a name="31-01-2012" />January 31, 2012</h2>
 <p>The <downloads/aboriginal-1.1.1.tar.bz2>1.1.1 release</a> is out, based on
 <a href=/hg/aboriginal/rev/1496>hg commit 1496</a>.</p>