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Old 12-23-2011, 01:14 AM   #1
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Default AmigaOS 4.1 Update 4 Released

Hyperion Entertainment is pleased to announce the immediate availability for download of Update 4 by registered users of AmigaOS 4.1 for all supported platforms.

Hyperion continues its tradition to provide regular free updates of AmigaOS 4.1 and with the festive season just days away, this is a particularly appropriate time for a free update.

Update 4 requires AmigaOS 4.1 Update 3 prior to installation.

The following new functionality and bug fixes are included in Update 4:

Introducing the new Emulation drawer with official AmigaOS 3.x ROMs and Workbench files. AmigaOS ROMs are provided for all classic Amiga models and the CD32 platform.
Added RunInUAE contribution to utilize the new Emulation drawer.
New scsi.device patch for Classic installations which enables SCSI drives to be used for memory paging (SWAP).

Added NoDriveClick utility for Classic users.
Added DefIcons support for RunInUAE.
Updated TCP/IP stack with much improved DHCP support.
Updated MUI with various fixes.
Various Workbench fixes.
Fixed several USB issues.
Fixed elf.library that could cause programs using shared objects to misbehave when unloading (e.g. Timberwolf).
Hyperion Entertainment wishes to thanks its customers for their continued support in these exciting times for the Amiga platform.

Nice Christmas present from Hyperion to the Amiga Community.

Source:
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:49 AM   #2
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:35 AM   #3
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Default Re: AmigaOS 4.1 Update 4 Released

* Introducing the new Emulation drawer with official AmigaOS 3.x ROMs and Workbench files. AmigaOS ROMs are provided for all classic Amiga models and the CD32 platform.
* Added RunInUAE contribution to utilize the new Emulation drawer.
* New scsi.device patch for Classic installations which enables SCSI drives to be used for memory paging (SWAP).
* Added NoDriveClick utility for Classic users.
* Added DefIcons support for RunInUAE.
* Updated TCP/IP stack with much improved DHCP support.
* Updated MUI with various fixes.
* Various Workbench fixes.
* Fixed several USB issues.
* Fixed elf.library that could cause programs using shared objects to misbehave when unloading (e.g. Timberwolf).
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:39 AM   #4
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Gief GREX support
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:06 AM   #5
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Default Re: AmigaOS 4.1 Update 4 Released

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Gief GREX support
The problem with GREX is that no one* knows how to program it.

I have partly reverse engineered the GREX programming interface. See this thread on AmiBay. Unfortunately, I don't own the hardware myself and I've got to the point where it is difficult to continue without it .

I've got memory and I/O accesses figured out, reading configuration from the PCI card too. I still don't know how to access configuration for PCI slots beyond slot 1. Also, I've never checked if interrupts work the way I suspect they work.

If anyone has information regarding GREX programming, please drop me PM. I'm the guy who wrote this driver, and I'd gladly extend it to support GREX. It's open source, so it could be used as a reference to write AmigaOS 4 driver...

* - No one interested in sharing this knowledge.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:17 AM   #6
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Default Re: AmigaOS 4.1 Update 4 Released

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Hyperion Entertainment is pleased to announce the immediate availability for download of Update 4 by registered users of AmigaOS 4.1 for all supported platforms.

Hyperion continues its tradition to provide regular free updates of AmigaOS 4.1 and with the festive season just days away, this is a particularly appropriate time for a free update.

Update 4 requires AmigaOS 4.1 Update 3 prior to installation.

The following new functionality and bug fixes are included in Update 4:

Introducing the new Emulation drawer with official AmigaOS 3.x ROMs and Workbench files. AmigaOS ROMs are provided for all classic Amiga models and the CD32 platform.
Added RunInUAE contribution to utilize the new Emulation drawer.
New scsi.device patch for Classic installations which enables SCSI drives to be used for memory paging (SWAP).

Added NoDriveClick utility for Classic users.
Added DefIcons support for RunInUAE.
Updated TCP/IP stack with much improved DHCP support.
Updated MUI with various fixes.
Various Workbench fixes.
Fixed several USB issues.
Fixed elf.library that could cause programs using shared objects to misbehave when unloading (e.g. Timberwolf).
Hyperion Entertainment wishes to thanks its customers for their continued support in these exciting times for the Amiga platform.

Nice Christmas present from Hyperion to the Amiga Community.

Source:
Hyperion AmigaOS Website
Nice one. But how's the legal affair os the Kickstart ROMs. Aren't these property of Cloanto?
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:24 AM   #7
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Default Re: AmigaOS 4.1 Update 4 Released

@Zylesea

I think Cloanto licensed Kickstart ROMs from Amiga. And I think Hyperion and Amiga had an agreement to distribute Kickstart ROMs. I recall they did that in early 4.0 days.
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Default Re: AmigaOS 4.1 Update 4 Released

Interesting, shall give it a whirl if I get a chance over the holidays...

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Was it not the case that Hyperion have the rights to distribute up to 3.1 alongside Cloanto? My memory is a little vague on that area of the settlement, but I thought that was included...
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:57 AM   #9
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Default Re: AmigaOS 4.1 Update 4 Released

This might sound like flame bait given my sig etc, but doesnt really seem to be much of update ??
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Default Re: AmigaOS 4.1 Update 4 Released

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This might sound like flame bait given my sig etc, but doesnt really seem to be much of update ??
Sadly, I have to agree. I was REALLY hoping the fix to the 8bit screen corruption on the RadeonHD4650 would have been included. Without that fix, all the RunInUAE stuff is completely useless to me.
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Sadly, I have to agree. I was REALLY hoping the fix to the 8bit screen corruption on the RadeonHD4650 would have been included. Without that fix, all the RunInUAE stuff is completely useless to me.
Why not use it on 16bit then? 8bit screenmodes lack proper color anyway (copper skies, aga stuff etc). Is it too slow on your machine if you do that?
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This might sound like flame bait given my sig etc, but doesnt really seem to be much of update ??
Given the lack of news in the update (with the exception of bundling UAE and OS3), I'd say it's mainly an attempt to clean up the mess they created with OS4.1.3.

So in a way (provided that old bugs are really cleaned away rather than new ones introduced) OS4.1.4 seems to be what OS4.1.3 *should* have been, but not much more on top of that. But good news to the faithful I guess...
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Here you go again.. Update 3 wasn't a "mess". Some people had problems, lots of others didn't. You know, its fine if you're not a fan of OS4, but the way you constantly try and find fault is really sad.

Anyway, Update 4 was mostly bugfixes yes, but thats what the Updates generally are.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:16 AM   #14
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Given the lack of news in the update (with the exception of bundling UAE and OS3), I'd say it's mainly an attempt to clean up the mess they created with OS4.1.3....
ah good ol grandma always being consistent on all OS4 threads, hmm btw, wonder why your buddy Piru hasn't made his usual appearance as well??
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This might sound like flame bait given my sig etc, but doesnt really seem to be much of update ??
More would have always been better, of course

Fact is, though, that many bug fixes that were made in the past few years did not find their way into the updates until very recently. For example, there was a serious bug in the DHCP handling of the Roadshow TCP/IP stack which was resolved in late 2010, and there were a buch of issues with the shell which were resolved even earlier. This update finally makes these available for everybody.

And the integrated UAE isn't too shabby either
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