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Offline TribbleSmasher

Amiga OS 3.2.1 Update released
« on: December 21, 2021, 08:28:02 PM »
The first big update to AmigaOS 3.2 was just released.

The update is free for everybody who registered their copy of AOS3.2 at hyperion-entertainment.com

The package is about 15MB in size, LHA packed.

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AmigaOS 3.2.1 ChangeSummary
Revision 0.25 (22.11.2021)
Copyright 2021 Hyperion-Entertainment


General Overview
----------------

Since the release of AmigaOS 3.2, some bugs were found and
functionality reviewed. We are therefore providing updates that
address those issues in order to improve the user experience.

We have also added more workarounds to address some problems
with legacy software.


Summary Changelog
-----------------

Enhancements:

- TextEdit now provides an ARexx port.

- C:Eval adds support for $ notation and the HEX switch.

- The CDFileSystem, like old times, has a Resident tag again. When
  invoked during system startup it will add a FileSystem.resource
  entry for itself, in case it might be useful.

- ShowConfig's GUI has been extended show much more detailed
  information regarding system memory, expansion, libraries, devices,
  resources, residents and drives.

- IconEdit has seen a huge user interface makeover and added
  functionality.
 
- Listbrowser gadget class now allows for sorting of list columns

- Workbench has a new menu item that allows users to eject disks. It
  requires that the device driver and drive supports it.  It will work
  for ADF files.  It will work for some CD/DVD drives.
 
- Workbench also now supports a public "wbdiskgaugeclass" gadget to get
  the fill gauge gadget for a volume window and falls back to its own
  internal class if that's not found. This offers thrid-party utililties
  a simple and clean way to customize the look of the gauge by adding
  such a public class to the system.
 
- WBInfo can invoke the display of the Workbench's icon information
  requester from either a Shell or script, without requiring the
  user to select the corresponding Icon "Information.." menu item.

                       -----------------------

Fixes - general:

- Locale.library has a VERY important bug fix. In 3.2 signed values
  would be printed as unsigned values.

- TextEdit received numerous bug fixes that improve its overall
  stability.

- C:Execute is back as some software fails to install
  or even work if Execute isn't physically in the C directory.

- Clipboard.device has been fixed. It had a bug since 3.1.4 that could
  prevent copy pasting clips above 16 KB.

- In C:IPrefs when the Workbench screen could not be closed and
  reopened due to it having some lock still pending, but no open
  windows, the "Intuition is attempting to reset..." requester was
  showing garbage in place of a list of window titles (which would
  have been empty anyway). Now a different and more fitting message is
  displayed to the user in this particular situation.

  A window with a NULL or empty title string is now named "<No title>"
  in the screen reset requester, rather than "<NULL>" or a blank line,
  respectively.

- System/Find associated libraries and classes are fixed to ask for a
  minimum required rather than blanket v47.
 
- Icon.library no longer has issues with the Eastern program.

- Workbench.library received many fixes to its window/drawer management
  routines. See Release Notes for details.

                       -----------------------

Fixes - Help subsystem:

- Documented ClickToFront's TOBACK_QUALIFIER option which was missing.

- Fixed issues in the Help subsystem guides when accessing from path
  names that contained spaces.
 
- C:CPU documentation expanded.

- Improved indexing of HDToolBox documentation.

                       -----------------------

Fixes - Reaction:

- chooser.gadget, clicktab.gadget, integer.gadget, layout.gadget,
  listbrowser.gadget, palette.gadget, sketchboard.gadget,
  speedbar.gadget, string.gadget, texteditor.gadget, window.class,
  bevel.image, bitmap.image and led.image have been updated.
 
                       -----------------------

Fixes - ROM components:

NOTE:   The following fixes require either a new ROM or Modules disk applied
        upon a previous installation and ROM, unless stated otherwise.

- Graphics.library included a wrong calculation in two display database
  routines which were causing too much data to be copied to the
  destination buffer when a record was queried or updated. This would
  end up trashing 8 bytes of memory, with possibly fatal consequences.
  Also the color distance function is now more perceptually accurate.
 
- The ROM shipped with 3.2 unfortunately would not display the boot animation
  for some machines if neither a harddrive nor a diskdrive was connected.
  If no boot device is detected, the screen will now
  turn red and the disk image will blink.
 
  NOTE: You obviously need to burn/flash a new ROM file (shipped with this
        update) to benefit from this improvement. However, your machine will
        happily work without it as long as you connect a boot drive.
        New ROM is recommended for dealers and system builders.   
 
- The ram handler has been improved so that the link made from ENVARC to
  ENV now works more like it did before 3.2. It still copies on read,
  but now it will now respect if files are deleted from ENV and will not
  copy them over again before next reboot.

- Dos.library had a long-standing bug fixed in ChangeMode() which
  resulted in crashes when performing some NIL: redirections.
  Also, a workaround for old ram handler has been removed now that the
  ram handler has been improved.
 
- Shell had several changes made to the tab completion functionality.

- SetPatch argument NODRIVELEDPATCH has been removed and this is now
  default behaviour in 3.2.1. If you have an optical drive which causes
  the IDE activity LED to be permanently on, you can enable this patch
  with the argument DRIVELEDPATCH.
  The reason for the change to not load this patch by default in 3.2.1
  is that it only affects the IDE activity LED with a minority of machines
  while causing a 3s delay.


                       -----------------------

Plus lots of cosmetic and even smaller fixes - please refer to the full
change logs for details.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2021, 11:36:13 PM by TribbleSmasher »
 
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Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: Amiga OS 3.2.1 Update released
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2021, 08:41:30 PM »
Here are the ReleaseNotes as a 1MB AmigaGuide file.

Offline Matt_H

Re: Amiga OS 3.2.1 Update released
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2021, 11:17:16 PM »
Here are the ReleaseNotes as a 1MB AmigaGuide file.

Thanks for compiling these!

Off to play with the update...
 

Offline Pyromania

Re: Amiga OS 3.2.1 Update released
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2021, 01:01:04 AM »
Nice!
 

Offline Tumbleweed

Re: Amiga OS 3.2.1 Update released
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2021, 11:14:11 AM »
This is great and would love to download the update. Problem is Ive lost my OS3.2 serial number  :'( - seems it was on the wrapper round the CD case. Ive got a genuine copy purchased from retropassion in the UK this year. Wonder if Hyperion will accept the invoice as proof of purchase. If not Ill need to buy another copy  :(
A3000T, Cybervision64, CSMKII 060; A3000D, PicassoII, Z3 Fastlane; A2000D, 040, PicassoII; A4000D, A1200, Blizzard 030 MKIV - both not working :(
 

Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: Amiga OS 3.2.1 Update released
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2021, 01:24:35 PM »
just try to ask RetroPassion, they provided the number. Anyways the update is free, so i guess without the ROMs, which are still the same, one could get the diff from somebody else.
 

Offline radar

Re: Amiga OS 3.2.1 Update released
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2021, 07:06:18 PM »
Also purchased Amiga OS 3.2 from Retro Passion and did not see any serial number so unable to register on Hyperians site for the OS 3.2.1
update. I have contacted Retro passion and they said I would need to buy another CD. If anyone can private message me the download I would be most gratefull. I have invoice as proof of purchase
 

Offline Minuous

Re: Amiga OS 3.2.1 Update released
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2021, 08:05:12 PM »
@radar:

If they are selling counterfeit CDs with no serial number, buying another one from the same place isn't going to help.
 

Offline Tumbleweed

Re: Amiga OS 3.2.1 Update released
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2021, 08:28:58 PM »
Think the CDs are genuine. The problem stems from the serial number being on the cellophane wrapper which I foolishly discarded in my eagerness to install the OS. Santa might help me out with sticking another copy under the Xmas Tree.  :D

Seems Im not the only one to not notice the serial number on the wrapper as per this thread on EAB.

https://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=109238

« Last Edit: December 22, 2021, 09:45:02 PM by Tumbleweed »
A3000T, Cybervision64, CSMKII 060; A3000D, PicassoII, Z3 Fastlane; A2000D, 040, PicassoII; A4000D, A1200, Blizzard 030 MKIV - both not working :(
 

Offline AndyFC

Re: Amiga OS 3.2.1 Update released
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2021, 10:14:45 PM »
I read about this (the serial no) before I got my copy when I pre-ordered. I think the notification or web page on Retropassion highlighted this issue.

My CD and ROMs were genuine from them.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2021, 09:54:36 PM by AndyFC »
A1200 in DIY Tower. 3.2 ROMs, 3.5" HD, CD RW and IDE to SD adapter running off the internal IDE port (using the A4000 4-port IDE adapter from Amigakit), Blizzard 1230-IV, with 32MB 60ns RAM and 50MHz 68882 FPU. 3COM PCMCIA Network card running with Miami DX. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PrGdL6XjmE

MorphOS on PowerMac G5 and ATI 9600 pro
 

Offline redfox

Re: Amiga OS 3.2.1 Update released
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2021, 12:30:27 AM »
Back in June, I purchased AmigaOS 3.2 and a ROM intending to upgrade my ancient A2000HD computer.

Before pulling apart my old system, I decided to try AmigaOS 3.2 under emulation on my OS4 system.

Today I registered my copy of AmigaOS 3.2 and downloaded the update.

I used OS4 to extract the new update from the Update3.2.1.lha file, then fired up my OS3.2 emulation to complete the install.  The actual update process went smoothly from OS3.2.

Now running AmigaOS 3.2.1 with E-UAE and KickA2000.ROM on OS4 ... emulating A2000HD.

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redfox

Update ...  Also upgraded my other emulation (A1200 with uaegfx and Picasso96).


« Last Edit: December 23, 2021, 01:34:39 AM by redfox »