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Changes between Version 15 and Version 16 of ReleaseNotes/0.5.0


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2011-02-16T22:40:14Z (9 years ago)
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Jakub Jermář
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  • ReleaseNotes/0.5.0

    v15 v16  
    1717 * New boot infrastructure
    1818   * The new boot infrastructure is more unified and offers similar boot behavior on all supported platforms.
    19    * Except for HelenOS/ia32 and HelenOS/amd64, the boot image will be deflated.
     19   * Except for HelenOS/ia32 and HelenOS/amd64, the boot image will be deflated to conserve space. Unfortunately, this also increases the boot time of such images because they first need to be inflated.
    2020 * PearPC support discontinued
    2121   * PearPC was the original PowerPC simulator used for the development of HelenOS/ppc32 port. However, since this simulator is no longer in active development and even severe flaws have not been fixed for more that 4 years (OFW memory management calls, etc.), we have decided to drop support for this simulator completely instead of adding more quirks to our bootloader and kernel code. Qemu/PPC is currently our PowerPC simulator of choice.
     
    3535   * New root driver.
    3636   * New virtual root driver and a set of sample test drivers.
    37    * New DDF platform driver for each platform.
    38    * New DDF driver for the Intel PCI bus controller.
    39    * New DDF driver for the ns8250 serial port.
     37   * New platform driver for each platform.
     38   * New driver for the Intel PCI bus controller.
     39   * New driver for the ns8250 serial port.
     40 * Removed the old ```pci``` driver.
    4041 * ```file_bd``` can take the block size as a parameter.
    4142 * Minimalistic support for ATAPI CD-ROM in ```ata_bd```.
     
    6364   * Added ```top``` utility which can print nearly real-time statistics for various system entities.
    6465   * Added ```stats``` utility which prints various system statistics, such as list of tasks, threads, processors, and the information about the system load.
    65  * Languages
     66 * Programming languages
    6667   * Added ```sbi``` interpreter of the [wiki:Sysel] experimental programming language.
    6768 * ```klog``` writes its output also to /log/klog.