[Coco] NitrOS-9 release plans [Was: Suggestions for New NitrOS-9]

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Sat Apr 12 15:39:28 EDT 2014

On Saturday 12 April 2014 15:34:59 Tormod Volden did opine:

> Hi all NitrOS-9 developers and contributors and users,
> With the last CoCo fest coming up soon, I think it would be nice to be
> able to celebrate a new NitrOS-9 release. So I am preparing to release
> 3.3.0 by tomorrow or the next few days. I guess I have been saying
> this before but now I am pretty serious :)
> Recent changes are King's Quest 4 updates from Guillaume Major.
> I will post the release announcement once it is out, but for now I am
> adding the most significant (or user visible) changes to the ChangeLog
> file. Please tell me if something is wrong or missing:
> - CoHR: Now supports COVDG control codes (Ken H.)
> - New MinTED - Minimalist Text Editor (Luis Antoniosi)
> - rb1773: Make 48 TPI floppy disks readonly in 96 TPI drives
>   (Robert Gault and Gene Heskett)

Thank you, this bug could probably file for SS. :)

> - rbdesc/superdesc: Raise default SAS from $8 to $10 (Gene)

Helps keep a big file from using up all the FD.SEG's.

> - Gene's myram RAM disk driver renamed to MRAM and included
>   on L2 disk images

Thanks you

> - Dragon: Fixed disk images (Tormod Volden)
> - Fixed ROM boot images (Tormod)
> - Added CoCo SDC driver (Boisy Pitre)
> - Added CoCo Deluxe port (Boisy)
> 3rdparty:
> - King's Quest 4: Many updates (Guillaume Major)
> - New utils disk with Gene's bootlink and vfy utilities

Thank you

> - Pacos9: Brought back to life (Tormod)
> General:
> - Major cleanup of Makefiles and build infrastructure (Tormod)
> - Everything now builds with lwtools (Tormod)
> - Most (all?) things in shape again after lwtools transition
>   (Tormod, David Ladd, Bob Devries, Boisy)
> It is a bit unclear what is new since 3.2.9 since that one never was
> released properly. And too many changes to mention since 3.2.8...
> One question: For small disk images (utils etc), what is the preferred
> disk format? If there can be an agreement on that...

.dsk, in 35 track SS format for maximum compatibility.

Cheers, Gene
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