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Offline TribbleSmasherTopic starter

Amiga OS 3.2.2 Update released
« on: March 03, 2023, 07:28:27 PM »
https://www.hyperion-entertainment.com/index.php/news

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The highlights of the new features and fixes of AmigaOS 3.2.2 are as follows:

TextEdit has seen several improvements to its extension interface, and has gained an "About" menu item;
“Showconfig” now shows 68060 revision;
“IconEdit” now notifies the user if someone else modifies the icon file that is being edited. And pressing the help key brings up help. The whole color handling of colorful icons has been improved so icons can no longer degrade. Users may end up in a situation wherein it will look worse than on a perfect display, but it will not degrade the icon. As such the dreaded "downgrade" dialog doesn't happen anymore, but in some cases “IconEdit” will open on a separate screen;
“Kickstart” can now boot with earlier Workbench and icon library versions if they are present on the boot volume. This allows for installation of the ROM whilst retaining the ability to boot any AmigaOS version from 3.1 to 3.9, before installation of AmigaOS 3.2 on a volume;
The sketchboard.gadget has seen some speed improvements, that should be noticeable when using IconEdit;
The listbrowser.gadget has had a complete overhaul, making the file much smaller, and a bit faster;
The layout.gadget has had a complete overhaul;
The window.class has had a complete overhaul;
The RAM disk has had a complete overhaul so it is much less likely to cause issues;
Improved “Locale “support
Updated version of boards.library


This is late but better late than never:
Kickstart” can now boot with earlier Workbench and icon library versions if they are present on the boot volume. This allows for installation of the ROM whilst retaining the ability to boot any AmigaOS version from 3.1 to 3.9, before installation of AmigaOS 3.2 on a volume
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Offline TribbleSmasherTopic starter

Re: Amiga OS 3.2.2 Update released
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2023, 07:46:29 PM »
AmigaOS 3.2.2 ChangeSummary
Revision 0.26 (21.01.2023)
Copyright 2023 Hyperion-Entertainment


Code: [Select]
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.

The 3.2.2 update contains all the updates of 3.2.1 so if you
are installing from scratch you don't have to first apply
3.2.1. However if you have already applied it then that is fine
too.

Summary Changelog of 3.2.2
--------------------------
Enhancements:

- TextEdit has seen several improvements to its extension interface,
  and has gained an "About" menu item.

- Showconfig now shows 68060 revision

- IconEdit now notifies the user if someone else modifies the icon file
  that is being edited. And pressing the help key brings up help.
  The whole color handling of colorful icons have been improved so
  icons can no longer degrade. You may end up in a situation where it will
  look worse than on a perfect display, but it will not degrade the icon.
  Thus the dreaded "downgrade" dialog doesn't happen anymore, but in some
  cases IconEdit will open on a separate screen.

- Kickstart can now boot with earlier workbench and icon library versions
  if they are on the boot disk. This should allow to install the rom and
  still be able to boot 3.1 to 3.9, before installing 3.2 on a volume

- The sketchboard.gadget has seen some speed improvements, that should
  be noticeable when using IconEdit

- Intuition now also checks for mousepointer change if the user presses
  shift/alt/ctrl qualifiers

- The texteditor.gadget has seen several fixes related to text selection

- The ARexx.class can now share the same signal with several message
  ports.

- boards.library now detects more expansions

- The listbrowser.gadget has had a complete overhaul, making the file much
  smaller, and a bit faster. But most of all it allows us to now fix bugs
  and implement new functionality much easier.

- The layout.gadget has had a complete overhaul, in much the same way.

- The window.class has had a complete overhaul, in much the same way.

- The RAM disk has had a complete overhaul so it is much less likely to cause
  issues.

Summary Changelog of 3.2.1
--------------------------

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.
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Re: Amiga OS 3.2.2 Update released
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2023, 11:23:34 PM »
Again, the compiled AmigaGuide of the actual Release Notes in one document.

Size is around 1.2 MB.

 
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Re: Amiga OS 3.2.2 Update released
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2023, 11:45:27 PM »
Amiga OS 3.2.2 update completed.

I currently use emulation:
- one using A2000 ROM, OCS, NTSC and boring non-coloured icons.
- one using A1200 ROM, AGA, Picasso96, uaegfx and beautiful coloured icons.

Amiga OS 3.2.2 running on e-uae running on Amiga OS 4.1 Final Edition Update 2.

"Host" computer is my ancient MicroAmigaOne, which I purchased in 2004.

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Re: Amiga OS 3.2.2 Update released
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2023, 12:35:11 PM »
3.2.2 TextEdit (and IconEdit) has issues with 68000 CPU @ 7MHz (Almost certainly a bug hidden on faster processors)
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Re: Amiga OS 3.2.2 Update released
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2023, 07:42:31 PM »
Be careful with applying the update as it replaces your startup-sequence. I made that mistake and then managed to mess up my install when I 'fixed' it. Also replaces icon library so if you are using Peter Keunecke icon.library you will need to restore it. Wish Id figured that out before I applied the update and made copies of my SS and icon.library as it would have saved me a lot of issues. All fixed now though.

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Re: Amiga OS 3.2.2 Update released
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2023, 09:19:49 PM »
Heh, people trust the installer script?!

I unpack the .Z files to a directory tree, copy over the few bits that are not compressed (diskdoc, dacontrol, trackfile.device) and then run a oneliner that prints out md5sum of both installed and new files, and removes from update tree those that just duplicates of existing installed files (then another that compares version strings… just for heck of it). By doing it like this I get a better picture of what components really have changed since last update.
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Offline TribbleSmasherTopic starter

Re: Amiga OS 3.2.2 Update released
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2023, 10:38:47 PM »
Maybe the installer should get a big overhaul.
 

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Re: Amiga OS 3.2.2 Update released
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2023, 01:53:27 AM »
Sorry to see that some of you had issues with this update.

In my own case, I had a very generic install of OS3.2.1 and I made a backup before I applied update 3.2.2.

I learned my lesson with OS4.  Unfortunately, some of the A-EON Enhancer components had the same filenames as OS4 system components.  Installing these Enhancer components over wrote the original OS4 components and the latest release of OS4 over wrote any Enhancer components with similar filenames.  Grrr!!

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Re: Amiga OS 3.2.2 Update released
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2023, 05:10:36 AM »
@alexh

Confirmed.  I didn't notice the sluggish jerky mouse pointer in TextEdit because I was emulating CPU at max speed.  When I set CPU speed to real (7mHz) I see the issue.

As per a video from 10MARC a temp fix has been found.
Replace the layout.gadget file with the one from OS3.2.1.
Temp fix works for me. :)

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Re: Amiga OS 3.2.2 Update released
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2023, 11:13:24 AM »
@redfox

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Confirmed.  I didn't notice the sluggish jerky mouse pointer in TextEdit because I was emulating CPU at max speed.  When I set CPU speed to real (7mHz) I see the issue.

As per a video from 10MARC a temp fix has been found.
Replace the layout.gadget file with the one from OS3.2.1.
Temp fix works for me. :)

Good work, however not ideal as part of the update rolllout I'm still just about getting OS3.2.1 setup so It'll be a while unitl I try this!
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Re: Amiga OS 3.2.2 Update released
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2023, 08:26:47 PM »
I found another bug in AmigaOS 3.2.2 update.

When I try to change other resolution with screenmode, then it won't reset the screen and cuases lock up.

When I dowengrade to 3.2.1, then this problem doesn't occur.
 

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Re: Amiga OS 3.2.2 Update released
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2023, 09:41:54 PM »
Is there any way to report these bugs?
 

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Re: Amiga OS 3.2.2 Update released
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2023, 10:46:09 PM »
Is the bug still there in the just released v2 of 3.2.2 update?
 

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Re: Amiga OS 3.2.2 Update released
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2023, 04:08:54 AM »
The version I tested is from 1st March.