Project Release Information
This release brings new applets, adds features, and fixes bugs in existing applets.
This release has fixes for cksum, klogd (a "delayed" death on signals), modutils (handling of spaces in module arguments for Linux 2.4), and wget (a fix for downloads encoded using chunked encoding), and build system fixes for "make install" and "make menuconfig".
This release has fixes for ash (compilation with signed chars and a SIGHUP handling fix), awk, flash_eraseall (a fix for newer kernel headers), grep, mount (mount -a won't mount everything again on the 2nd run), ping (a fix for unaligned access), split (accepts "-" as stdin now), and the build system (parallel build).
Enhancements and bugfixes.
BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable. It provides minimalist replacements for most of the utilities you usually find in GNU fileutils, shellutils, etc. The utilities in BusyBox generally have fewer options than their full-featured GNU cousins; however, the options that are included provide the expected functionality and behave very much like their GNU counterparts. BusyBox provides a fairly complete POSIX environment for any small or embedded system.