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Hey, big news, the 3.3.0 branch is merged with mainline now.
We need your help testing it for the coming 3.3.0 release.
A new dev iso is available on http://download.minix3.org/iso/snapshot/
This week we've just been doing a lot of final stuff like building packages to make the last pieces come together and it's all done now - all seems fine. So we've done it!
There are lots of changes compared to the old mainline; as you know the original motivation was to do a big NetBSD-aligning ABI break, but the scope has crept a bit so now there's more. See http://wiki.minix3.org/MinixReleases for a (growing.. we have to remember it all) list.
Worth mentioning explicitly: clang and the sources are currently not on the CD due to space limitations. You have to get the sources and clang and binutils after installing in order to rebuild the system. (In the future I think one or both will be there in compressed form.)
A few known limitations to be fixed later:
- Clang is default now, also for crosscompiling but it doesn't support Minix/ARM yet. There's a workaround in the ARM script that selects GCC using BUILDVARS. So if you set BUILDVARS, include the GCC options already there.
- The current 3.3.0 package set is quite minimal, a bit smaller than it was, but we'll rebuild a full set soon.
- Xorg is missing for now.
Please help test the new state for the best Minix release ever!
Ben on behalf of the Minix team