[owncloud-devel] WD + ownCloud challenge on piCore

Jos Poortvliet jospoortvliet at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 10:17:47 GMT 2015

On Friday 18 December 2015 02:17:14 Artjom Tsarajev wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Just heard about the WD challenge today from a podcast and decided to throw
> in a couple of thoughts.
> From what I understand, the system behind the project should be lightweight
> and simply configurable. That is why I wanted to propose running the system
> off of a RaspberryPi port of TinyCore Linux. In case you haven't heard
> about it, it's a light linux distro that runs completely from RAM while
> software and persistent storage can be stored on a separate mount (WD drive
> in this case). The fact that the system is initially read from an SD card
> in read-only mode and copied into RAM makes it safe to use in case of a
> power loss. If you want to learn more, you can go to
> http://www.tinycorelinux.net for info.
> As for the project itself, I have successfully set up a running instance of
> piCore with Apache+PHP and it runs great on a first gen RPi model B. Boot
> times are around 15 seconds, RAM usage is about 100 MB. I have also written
> a blog post describing the setup process at
> http://ska.ee/posts/2015/2015-12/2015-12-07_philecms_picore_eng
> TinyCore is highly configurable through text files, there is a package
> manager available, the only thing I see lacking in terms of security is the
> ability to update different packages automatically.

That is a great idea! Real cool. Please send me and Frank, privately, your 
address and github name. Not sure if we can still get you a prototype before 
Christmas, but as I wrote earlier, we will get more prototypes and send them 
out later.


> Regards,
> Artjom

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