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Posted on 15-Feb-2001 03:29 GMT by Christian Kemp109 comments
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Ralph Schmidt announces the MorphOS 0.4 Release with a lot of new native OS modules, an OS Module Plugin, a WarpOS/Warp3d emulation and a 2hour timeout.
Finally, the 3rd MorphOS Release is available.
Quite a while has passed since the 2nd release
but we hope that the new features and overall
improved stability are appreciated.
This is a snapshot of our current version with
the timeout increased to 2 hours.

Major new functionalities are

o support for AmigaOS3.5/3.9 update rom
modules.
No need anymore for dangerous resets.

o support for external rom modules so that
everybody can write his own rom module
replacements and put them into the load
dir.

o WarpOS emulation, finally you are able to
play HereticII with Warp3D while running
MorphOS.

o new native modules

o exec(fully independent)
o expansion.library
o romboot
o input.device
o keyboard.device
o battclock.resource
o battmem.resource
o cardres.resource
o cia.resource
o potgo.resource

o Improved CyberGraphX PPC with native
Superlayers.

o Improved BlizzardPPC support

o native jfif.datatype for completeness

o better devpackage

o more efficient ppc/68k switch which
results into better compiled code and
lower latencies.

New native 3rd party software

o Bochs(PC Emulator)

o New MUIPPC Snapshot

o New MagicMenuPPC

o xpk

o cnet.device

MorphOSTeam

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Comment 1Christophe Decanini14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 2Kay Are Ulvestad14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 3Sinan Gurkan14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 4Marcin 'Cooler' Kulinski14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 5Ben Hermans/Hyperion14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 6Amifan14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 7Anonymous14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 8Ben Hermans/Hyperion14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 9Ben Yoris14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 10Ben Yoris14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 11Mike14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 12StAn14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 13Anonymous14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 14David Shipman15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 15Amifan15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 16its about time15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 17its about time15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 18Ralph Schmidt15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 19Thomas Würgler15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 20Nicolas Sallin15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 21Anonymous15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 22Menthos15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 23Ralph Schmidt15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 24Anonymous15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 25Darrin15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 26Anonymous15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 27Thomas Würgler15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 28Darrin15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 29Nicolas Sallin16-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 30SimplePPC16-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 31Ralph Schmidt16-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 32Darrin16-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 33Mike Bouma16-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 34Ben Yoris16-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 35Kal-L16-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 36Steffan Katz16-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
New MorphOS 0.4 Release : Comment 37 of 109ANN.lu
Posted by Ralph Schmidt on 16-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 32 (Darrin):
Sigh
The bankswitching problem i described isn't wrong when you have a gfxcard
with a framebuffer which is bankswitched and access it directly from
the PPC side and from the 68k side at the same time.
The bankswitching problem is there for direct framebuffer accesses from
the 68k when the mmu isn't used.
This is not a trivial issue.
And everybody can write a test program testing these things.
(Afaik Elbox avoids the issue at the moment by only mapping 8MB
of the 16MB Voodoo3 framebuffer)
Only because you or others haven't experienced problems yet
doesn't mean there isn't this race condition nobody can handle.
2) The PCI board Phase5 has made contains the same chips you see on a
BVision/CVision.
There is just some slot on it instead of the permedia stuff.
This isn't just some PCI sample card to test a PCI bus card
which Phase5 hasn't planned to produce.
(The BVision fits into the 1200 desktop)
I thought i had already explained that clearly in my last
article.
:The "You" is "You". According to your previous statements, the Mediator wouldn't work, but it obviously does - despite
:your very informative and technical aguments to the contrary. Never mind - according to the laws of physics and
:aerodynamics the bumble bee should be able to fly either.
I explained *where* it can't work correctly...where its design limitations
are. Is that so difficult to handle ?
These aren't misinformations as you can prove them technically.
:I know it's beta - which is exactly my point. When you deliver an Alpha
:version then feel free to attack your competition. Personally I'd like to see a
Oops..they are suddenly my competition ? Why ?
I don't produce games, they don't wanna produce an
OS which runs amiga 68k/ppc binaries.
Haven't they always said that they are neutral ?
Got it now ?
When Mr. Hermans interpretes that his company is in
competition to us i have no problem with that...he
should just say it publicly and not act that way
below the surface and make a nice face here.
It would make the whole situation a lot simpler as
everybody can see who is supporting who for what
reasons.
:PPC Amiga OS, however I wan't it "official" and called OS4.0. As far as I can
:see there should be no reason for MorphOS to be released as OS4.0 as long as
:you swallow your pride and ensure that MorphOS has perfect WarpOS
:compatibility AND runs the software of firms on your hit-list with no
:"hidden code" designed to take them out with creative Gurus. :)
Oh well...
Jump...
#38 Ben Hermans/Hyperion #45 victor # #46 Mike
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