|[Files] MorphOS 1.4 available||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 09-Aug-2003 08:34 GMT by Martin "Senex" Heine||129 comments|
After finishing the internal betatest, Genesi today released MorphOS 1.4 in the version of Aug. 9th to all registered Pegasos-users. It's downloadable as usual from the BT2-FTP-server.
The new features of MorphOS 1.4 include:|
- JIT compiler "Trance"
- Turboprint integrated
- USB integrated
- Radeon DVI & overlay (except for 8500)
- 3d for Voodoo3 & 4
- Warp3D emulation
- support for graphic tablets
- S/PDIF output
- sound datatypes
- Kaya (mp3/ogg sound player)
- ambient panels/lasso/shortcuts
- dock manager
- new fonts & skins
- more mprefs
- on the fly skin change
- boot without connected ps2 mouse
- keyboard reboot
- and more...
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|MorphOS 1.4 available : Comment 32 of 129||ANN.lu|
|Posted by Anonymous on 09-Aug-2003 16:38 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 31 (Johan Rönnblom):|
>is the kind of thing people use their machines for
You would not be testing software, ie. thousands of lines of code, but a highly specific filter with some dozen lines of code. There is no statistical value to that. Those few lines might just by coincidence favour one system over the other: because of the use of registers (many vs. few), because of targeting a special CPU (optimized for 060 scheduling etc), because of the size of the routine, because of the amount of local data, because of code/data cache use, because of the amount of memory accesses, because of the dependency on endianess and so on. Just forget about it, the result doesn't mean a thing. Same objections apply to a number of short one-sided benchmarks, like decoding jpegs, prime number searching etc. If you want to compare the JIT of MorphOS vs UAE, compilation is a good test because it runs for a long time and a lot of different code gets executed. Consequently, one often finds kernel compilation times in reviews. Running games is a good test, too, for the same reason: lots of code. If you want to stick with image processing, the only way to get a meaningful result out of it is to use dozens of different functions and calculate an average.
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