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AmigaOS 3.1.4

Peter Heginbotham

Posts 154
18 Sep 2018 13:55


Will the Vampire core be updated to include the new Rom from AmigaOS 3.1.4

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Sebastian Blanco

Posts 106
18 Sep 2018 15:07


i don't see the point from the list of "features" they seem to be all 3party addons modules in rom and workbench that are already present on os3.9. Nothing really new seem to be added.


Adam Whittaker

Posts 161
18 Sep 2018 15:25


seems kinda redundant to be honest.


Sean Sk

Posts 159
18 Sep 2018 16:02


Not all of us use OS3.9 so the OS3.1.4 updates are welcome. Also most of the sources for OS3.9 are either lost or unavailable due to licencing problems so there won't ever be any more updates.
It has been mentioned that if sales for 3.1.4 are decent then further updates to OS3.1 will be made. It all depends on how much love it gets from Amiga users.


Andrew Miller

Posts 104
18 Sep 2018 17:17


Where would I get 3.1.4, is that the same as 3.x from cloanto?


Daniel Sevo

Posts 207
18 Sep 2018 20:26


Andrew Miller wrote:

Where would I get 3.1.4, is that the same as 3.x from cloanto?

Its actually Hyperion who are sponsoring this update made by well know Amiga coders Thomas Richter and Olaf Barthel.



Allonsanfan %

Posts 3
18 Sep 2018 21:27


Hopefully we will be able to flash any ROM we want.


Peter Heginbotham

Posts 154
18 Sep 2018 22:03


Sebastian Blanco wrote:

i don't see the point from the list of "features" they seem to be all 3party addons modules in rom and workbench that are already present on os3.9. Nothing really new seem to be added.

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It appears to mostly bugfixes, optimizations and/or minor enhancements to 90% of 3.1




Tim Trepanier

Posts 33
18 Sep 2018 22:08


I consider the following to be major improvements:

Peter Heginbotham wrote:

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-The FastFileSystem now supports long filenames, and has been designed to operate asynchronously, which means that the file system does not have to wait any more in a queue for each operation to be finished to perform the next one. This helps multitasking a lot.

-CrossDos now also supports long filenames and FAT32, and is also asynchronous by design.

-The cdrom filesystem has been enhanced, supports UDF format and, of course, also operates asynchronously.

-Scsi.device now properly handles disks greater than 4GB without problems, and is properly supported within the OS. I mean that all disk based commands and tools can operate both with large filenames and drives bigger than 4GB, which was never the case before (even in patched 3.9 systems).


Renaud Schweingruber

Posts 236
19 Sep 2018 00:18


-The FastFileSystem now supports long filenames, and has been designed to operate asynchronously, which means that the file system does not have to wait any more in a queue for each operation to be finished to perform the next one. This helps multitasking a lot.
 
After some testing, I can say that scsi.device 43.45p has always been faster.
 
But I see two big improvements with 3.1.4 as a "basic" user :
1) layers.library 45.xx now integrated in ROM. This speeds up window management quite a lot. UFO AGA bugs have been fixed and I consider this new library as now safe.
2) Shell-Seg updated and provides tab auto-completion feature even when booting without Startup-Sequence


Gregthe Canuck

Posts 267
19 Sep 2018 02:03


Hi Renaud -

Are you a 3.1.4 beta tester? If so, very cool. I assume the Aminet patch that brought 3.9's scsi.device up to 43.45p is no longer needed in 3.1.4?

I wonder what is missing that accounts for the speed difference? Hopefully that feedback makes it back to the 3.1.4 developers.

Cheers!



Allonsanfan %

Posts 3
19 Sep 2018 07:15


I think their focus is fixing bugs and making things safe, not optimize for speed. I would be interested to know if the difference is significant or noticeable in daily use.


Renaud Schweingruber

Posts 236
20 Sep 2018 20:21


gregthe canuck wrote:

I wonder what is missing that accounts for the speed difference? Hopefully that feedback makes it back to the 3.1.4 developers.

   
From various tests I made with different scsi.dev (43.43 from BB2, 44.2 from Doobrey, that 43.45p and even from Cosmos builds), 43.45p has always been the fastest. We could rerun them when AOS3.1.4 gets out to see. But as Allonsanfan, it's for sure not focus of 3.1.4.


Peter Heginbotham

Posts 154
21 Sep 2018 14:28


Renaud Schweingruber wrote:

-The FastFileSystem now supports long filenames, and has been designed to operate asynchronously, which means that the file system does not have to wait any more in a queue for each operation to be finished to perform the next one. This helps multitasking a lot.
 
  After some testing, I can say that scsi.device 43.45p has always been faster.
 
  But I see two big improvements with 3.1.4 as a "basic" user :
  1) layers.library 45.xx now integrated in ROM. This speeds up window management quite a lot. UFO AGA bugs have been fixed and I consider this new library as now safe.
  2) Shell-Seg updated and provides tab auto-completion feature even when booting without Startup-Sequence

Can you clarify the shell-seg update as there's a different view on the eab forum


Renaud Schweingruber

Posts 236
21 Sep 2018 20:54


You read it like me, it's not gonna make its way through final 3.1.4.

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