BusyBox 1.24 Released, Brings More Size Reductions
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 12 October 2015 at 10:21 AM EDT. 3 Comments
Nearly a year after BusyBox 1.23 was released, BusyBox 1.24 is now available today.

This widely used free software project to embedded Linux platforms has advanced quite a fair amount over the past year with hundreds of commits. In digging through the Git log since BusyBox 1.23, some of the changes include:

- Code shrinking to hush, md5sum, zcip, mpstat, gzip, and libpwdgrp, among other components.

- The reported "uname -o" output is now configurable at build-time via the Kconfig UNAME_OSNAME option.

- Improvements to the less and ash commands.

- Workarounds/updates for Android and Bionic.

- New uevent and truncate applets.

- Other code size reductions.

The release announcement for BusyBox 1.24 has yet to be formally issued, but you can grab the source for this big update over at BusyBox.net.
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