[Coco] ANNOUNCE: NitrOS-9 V3.3.0 released

David Ladd drencor at gamepixel.net
Mon Apr 14 03:06:03 EDT 2014


I would like to say thank you for all the hard work you have done :D

I would also like to say thank you to all the other contributors that have
made NitrOS9 possible.

Can't believe it has been 6 years since 3.2.8.

Now I guess it is time for me to get off my rear and pull the current repo
for NitrOS9, Toolshed, and lwtools. :D

On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 3:51 PM, Tormod Volden <lists.tormod at gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear NitrOS-9 users and developers,
> We have the great pleasure of announcing the availability of the
> NitrOS-9 V3.3.0 release. NitrOS-9 is an open-source operating system
> for 6809-based computers (Dragon and TRS-80/Tandy Color Computers in
> particular), and is compatible with OS-9 from MicroWare.
> With the last proper release V3.2.8 being almost 6 years ago, it is
> more than time to get the numerous new features, bug fixes and other
> cleanups into the hands of everyone. A version 3.2.9 was close to be
> released in late 2009 but instead more feature additions, rework and
> infrastructure changes ensued, and only development versions have been
> circulating since. The new version has been bumped to 3.3.0 both to
> avoid confusion with unofficial 3.2.9 builds and to reflect the amount
> of work going into this release. The V3.3.0 release provides a solid,
> common base for users, application developers and NitrOS-9 developers
> to continue work on and develop for their favourite operating system.
> Source code and prebuilt disk images can be downloaded from the
> NitrOS-9 project at SourceForge:
>          https://sourceforge.net/projects/nitros9/files/releases/v3.3.0/
> Documentation can be found in the NitrOS-9 wiki at
>          http://www.nitros9.org
> For bug reports and feature requests please use the ticket tracker at
>          http://sourceforge.net/projects/nitros9/
> Most NitrOS-9 users and developers hang out at the CoCo mailing list:
>          http://five.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/coco
> >From the V3.3.0 ChangeLog (covering the last year's changes):
> - 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)
> - rbdesc/superdesc: Raise default SAS from $8 to $10 (Gene)
> - Gene's myram RAM disk driver renamed to MRAM and included
>   on L2 disk images
> - Dragon: Working disk images again (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
> - Pacos9: Brough 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)
> Additionally, since the V3.2.8 release massive work has been done over
> the years, especially by Boisy Pitre, David Ladd, William Astle,
> Robert Gault, Aaron Wolfe on new features such as DriveWire support,
> SuperDriver, hardware ports and misc driver fixes.
> On the behalf of all NitrOS-9 developers,
> Tormod
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