|Original author(s)||Robert Landley|
|Developer(s)||Robert Landley and others|
|Stable release||0.4.5 / July 2, 2013|
|Type||Independent SUSp XCU implementation|
Toybox is an implementation of some Linux command line utilities started in 2006. Its major design goals are simplicity, smallness and speed. It is an alternative to BusyBox. Toybox was created in 2006 and is mainly developed by Robert Landley, a former BusyBox maintainer.
Differences between BusyBox and Toybox
Compared to BusyBox:
- Toybox focuses on standards more than on compatibility with its GNU counterparts.
- Toybox is licensed using a BSD license rather than a GNU General Public License.
- Landley, Robert. "What is ToyBox?". Toybox project website. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
- Landley, Robert. "Design Docs". Toybox project website. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
- Dj Walker-Morgan. "Inside the ToyBox: An interview with Rob Landley". Retrieved 13 July 2012.
- Varghese, Sam (2012-02-01). "BusyBox replacement project fuels animated verbal spat". IT Wire. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
- Landley, Robert (2006-09-30). "I'm going out now. I may be some time". busybox mailing list. http://lwn.net/Articles/202120/.