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Offline TribbleSmasher

Amiga OS 3.2 released
« on: May 14, 2021, 05:59:09 PM »
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AmigaOS 3.2 for all Classic Amigas released and available
Brussels, May 14, 2021

Hyperion Entertainment CVBA is very pleased to announce the immediate availability of AmigaOS 3.2 for 68K based Amigas.

AmigaOS 3.2 comes packed with well over 100 new features, dozens of updates that cover nearly all AmigaOS components and a battery of bugfixes that will undoubtely solidify the user experience.

AmigaOS 3.2 is the result of more than 2 years of intense and relentless work from a team of over sixty people who have contributed to produce a new milestone in AmigaOS history.

Hyperion Entertainment CVBA has no words to express its gratitude to this talented and resilient team for its impressive work ethic.

The most comprehensive version of AmigaOS 3.2 is available now on CD-ROM and contains all the disks and AmigaOS Kickstart ROM sets for all Amiga machines ever produced allowing users to install AmigaOS 3.2 on multiple different types of Amigas at once.

Place your order now with your Amiga dealer of choice!

Digital (machine type specific) downloadable versions will follow.
https://www.hyperion-entertainment.com/index.php/news/1-latest-news/290-amigaos-42-for-all-classic-amigas-released-and-available
« Last Edit: May 14, 2021, 06:00:35 PM by TribbleSmasher »
 

Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2021, 06:00:07 PM »
AmigaOS 3.2 FEATURE LIST SUMMARY


ReAction GUI toolkit integration
Built-in ADF (Amiga disk file image) management
Integrated Help subsystem
Updated Data Type system
Workbench and other user interface improvements
Improved Tools, Utilities and System applications
Enhanced Shell behavior
New and reworked command set
Touched up Preferences
Polished MultiView
Revamped Commodities
Expanded BootMenu
Inclusion and refinement of the AmigaOS 3.1.4 feature set
Flexible delivery media
Many remarkable additions
1. REACTION GUI TOOLKIT INTEGRATION
The incorporation of the ReAction GUI Toolkit not only opens up a plethora of existing applications for AmigaOS 3.2 users, it also ensures much easier portability and cross-development between different versions of AmigaOS
No additional installation required, it just works, even on low-end 68000 systems
A new multi-file text editor called "TextEdit" is included as a show-case
ReAction has its own Preferences editor which lets you set backfilled patterns for ReAction based programs
Fresh and bug fixed Classes backport from AmigaOS 4.x with many exclusive characteristics and brushed up aesthetics

2.BUILT-IN ADF (AMIGA DISK FILE IMAGE) MANAGEMENT
DAControl & trackfile.device provide unprecedented functionality, as they enable users to create, mount, insert and eject ADF files
ADF images are handled just like any physical floppy disk
On "Workbench" you can mount an ADF image by double-clicking on it
ADF handling can be accomplished via Shell through the use of an extensive set of available options
Accessing such mounted ADF disk image files is fast and requires very little memory
Multiple ADF disk images can be mounted at the same time
A shared cache system is available in order to speed up ADF operations
3.INTEGRATED HELP SUBSYSTEM
A complete "Reference Manual" covers all commands and most complex topics
An AmigaGuide based central "Help hub" is available by simply pressing the HELP key
The Help database can be quickly queried from the Shell/CLI
Preferences and many other programs contain Help menu items
In the WBStartup folder, MenuTools adds the "Help" menu item to the "Tools" menu but can be customized to add other Tools as well
4.UPDATED DATA TYPE SYSTEM
New AIFF uncompressed audio data type
New GIF image data type
New WAV audio data type
New JPEG picture data type
New PNG multi-platform image data type
New BMP data type for Windows/OS2 bitmap images
New Icon.datatype enables use of ".info" files as images
New ACBM picture data type (used in AmigaBASIC & SpectraPaint)
The AmigaGuide data type can now display inline images
Text data type with search functionality
Faster and more configurable CDXL and ANIM data types
Sound.datatype manages bit rate samples of 8, 16, 24 and 32 bit
Picture.datatype is now stunningly fast even on low-end 68000 processors
5. AMIGAOS WORKBENCH AND OTHER USER INTERFACE IMPROVEMENTS
Resize windows from any border
Window iconification
Workbench title bar customization
Maximize a window by holding down the SHIFT key and clicking on the window zoom gadget
The [ESC] key quits easy requesters
Scalable "GadTools" user interface adapting to different font sizes
Workbench menu "Open volume"
Menu Window -> Sort Order (Forward or Reverse)
Off-Screen windows is a built-in default that is now configurable
Scrollers and sliders now feature 3D-style embossed knobs and a darker container background
Newer Look menus: Palette Prefs "Menu Bright Edges" + "Menu Dark Edges"
Newer Look menus: sub-menu indicator changed from "ยป" to a black filled triangle
Newer Look menus: checkmark glyph replaced by a black filled circle in mutually-exclusive options
Workbench Prefs defines drawer placing in text mode

6.IMPROVED TOOLS, UTILITIES AND SYSTEM APPLICATIONS
Interactive partition "Mounter"
"Find" allows you to quickly search for file names or file content
"ShowConfig" now has aesthetically pleasing user interface and displays AutoConfig hardware in a human readable form
HDToolBox can now operate from read-only media if needed
7.ENHANCED SHELL BEHAVIOR
Configurable TAB autocompletion
Ability to drop icons into Shell windows
Shell error redirection
"Execute" is now an internal Shell command
"History" is a new internal Shell command
Shell operators && and || for AND plus concatenation operations
A debug variable sends executed commands to the serial port
Shell-startup has been adjusted for easier customization
8.NEW AND REWORKED COMMANDS
C:Eval properly groups operations
C:Copy gains a FORCE option to overwrite targets
C:Protect gains USER, GROUP, OTHER, CLONE, CLEAR, FILES, and DIRS
C:SetDate can copy the date FROM a file
C:List provides FLAT, SORT, USERS, GROUP, LFORMATQUOTE options
C:Mount SHUTDOWN attempts to shutdown handlers
C:Assign incorporated DENIED and DISMOUNT switches
C:Type supports AUTO, TEXTONLY, WIDTH and BUFFER options
C:Reboot restarts your Amiga but waits for any ongoing write operations to prevent validation issues
C:Group and C:Owner commands added for networked environments
C:MD5Sum calculates and compares checksums of files and volumes
C:MountInfo command helps in the creation of MountLists
C:Break and C:ChangeTaskPri NAME handle wildcards options
C:DefIcons identifies files and applies a default icon to them
C:AssignWedge allows users to create or deny an assign on the fly
C:LoadMonDrvs simplifies and quickly starts monitor drivers.
9.TOUCHED UP PREFERENCE EDITORS
Custom printer output device and unit number
WBPattern has layout options for Backdrops, Screens and Windows which include both color and dithering
PointerPrefs has been overhauled to support 40 different pointer types
Font Preferences comes with Shadow and Outline font options
IControl received a massive makeover which introduced new functionality such as Window and screen border aspect ratios customization
10.POLISHED MULTIVIEW
A new "Edit/Paste" menu item opens the contents of clipboard unit 0 (thus complementing "Edit/Copy")
The "About" window now reports the width, height and depth of the currently displayed picture or animation
The names of ARexx scripts for user menus can now be up to 40 characters long and may contain "spaces"
Pressing the [Shift] key while the "Save as..." menu item is selected, forces MultiView to save the displayed document in IFF format
Now lists pattern matching in its ASL requester that, if removed, can also display icons (useful in conjunction with the new icon.datatype)
11.REVAMPED COMMODITIES
"RAWBInfo" is an improved replacement of the icon information tool
"AsyncWB" is an AmigaOS Workbench enhancement Commodity with divers functionality
"AutoPoint" KEEPSTRINGS prevents this Commodity from automatically stealing focus from a window with an active string gadget
"ClickToFront" TOBACK_QUALIFIER selects a qualifier for sending windows back (with a single click)
"ClickToFront" no longer brings Workbench windows to the front when double-clicking on an icon
"NumericPad" allows numeric pad keys to be remapped to the standard keyboard
The "AutoArrangeIcons" Commodity-like set of scripts automates the ordering and snapshot of icons in the active window
12.EXPANDED BOOTMENU
An option to trace the Startup-sequence line by line is now available
The user can disable ROM Module updates by clicking on a gadget
The hardware expansion screen displays expansion board addresses and sizes
A new option to redirect serial port output to a file is available with the "Enable System Log" option
The "Failsafe" boot gadget starts the Amiga in a robust and safe environment to carry out maintenance and troubleshooting tasks
More keyboard shortcuts for the majority of options
Displays AmigaOS Kickstart version numbers
13.INCLUSION AND REFINEMENT OF THE AMIGAOS 3.1.4 FEATURE SET
Support for storage media bigger than 4 GB
Modernized AmigaOS Workbench
DiskDoctor for disk diagnostic and salvage operations
Native support for pipes, softlinks, hardlinks and long filenames
CrossDOS supporting FAT 32 and long filenames
CD-ROM file system that supports Rockridge and Joliet extensions as well as UDF and now also Macintosh HFS
Both FFS (FastFileSystem) and the CD-ROM file system are now smarter, faster, and multi-threaded
Fully reworked and bug-fixed printer drivers
Built-in GlowIcons support as an installable option
More than 2100 icons in GlowIcon style included on the AmigaOS 3.2 CD-ROM
14.FLEXIBLE DELIVERY MEDIA
The distribution AmigaOS 3.2 CD-ROM contains ADF disk images that can be transferred to physical floppy disks or Gotek-type drives
All Modules disks perform as emergency boot disks too
The DiskDoctor disk can help users to quickly get back on their feet when facing disk failures
The AmigaOS 3.2 CD-ROM content can be copied "as is" to an Amiga formatted hard drive and booted right away for installation thanks to the "Amiga Preinstallation Environment" (AmigaPE)
All Amiga model disks and AmigaOS Kickstart ROM set images are available on the AmigaOS 3.2 CD-ROM
Attractive printable labels are available for all your favorite AmigaOS 3.2 storage media variants (AmigaOS 3.2 CD-ROM version only)
Experimental CD-ROM-based Amiga CDTV and Amiga CD32 support
15.MANY REMARKABLE ADDITIONS
Wheel mouse support for scrolling on AmigaOS Workbench windows
IPrefs stacks multiple changes and refreshes the screen only once
IPrefs points out names of blocking windows when refreshing
No more DF0:???? icons as disk.resource now does proper checking
Increased ROM Modules flexibility by loading more modules from disk without requiring an additional reboot for them
"HappyENV/ENV-Handler" functionality reimplementation incorporated
No more MaxTransfer values required for built-in Commodore and other well-known hardware controllers from various manufacturers
"Installer" is more compatible with previous AmigaOS versions
Multiple input events are supported by input.device
Two new alerts report module issues for easier system diagnosis
New API features for developers
Optional generic processor support libraries for 68K CPU boards
 

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« Last Edit: May 14, 2021, 06:16:00 PM by TribbleSmasher »
 

Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2021, 06:15:15 PM »
« Last Edit: May 30, 2021, 12:19:47 AM by TribbleSmasher »
 

Offline digiflip

Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2021, 07:07:46 PM »
how is it released if no amiga store sells this nor a digital iso of cdrom?

Should it not been announced until all amiga store's and/or hyperion updated its own store?
« Last Edit: May 14, 2021, 07:14:41 PM by digiflip »
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Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2021, 07:17:07 PM »
Physical copies will come first, to delay piracy a bit i guess.
Over here we have already friday evening so the announcement came a bit ill-timed.

Offline Lizard

Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2021, 07:31:44 PM »
Is there any news about an upgrade fee for existing 3.1.4 users?
 

Offline digiflip

Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2021, 07:45:43 PM »
I retract my statement one store is selling https://www.retropassion.co.uk/product-category/amigaos32/
« Last Edit: May 14, 2021, 09:01:08 PM by digiflip »
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Offline Pyromania

Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2021, 08:06:44 PM »
Release the Kraken!
 

Offline NinjaCyborg

Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2021, 08:07:50 PM »
Is there any news about an upgrade fee for existing 3.1.4 users?

Come on. Support your hobby, not nickel and dime it.
 

Offline Lizard

Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2021, 08:21:00 PM »
Is there any news about an upgrade fee for existing 3.1.4 users?

Come on. Support your hobby, not nickel and dime it.
I have 4 licences of 3.1.4, which I don't all use, thank you very much.
And I do want to support the developers, but as they stated before, they work for free.
So I still thinks it's a valid question.
 

Offline duga

Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2021, 08:23:19 PM »
Customers from Finland and Sweden interested in AmigaOS 3.2 should have a look at https://www.arosretrofit.se/product.html/amigaos-32
 

Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2021, 09:03:58 PM »
The CD (74MB) contains all versions for each supported model, plus extras.

There might be smaller floppy bundles with only the essential disks included, depending on the dealer.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2021, 09:38:17 PM by TribbleSmasher »
 

Offline Orphan264

Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2021, 09:34:44 PM »
Amazing list of features/changes! I am thrilled!
 

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Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2021, 10:08:27 PM »
WOW! Fantastic news! I'm gonna buy this! hehehe

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Offline goldfish

Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2021, 11:16:57 PM »
Nice cardboard box with 3.2 roms and CD and install guide would be nice. Cant see how they would fit roms in a dvd case.