MINIX 3.1.5 Release

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Arun Thomas

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Nov 5, 2009, 12:52:20 PM11/5/09
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Hi all,

We are pleased to present the MINIX 3.1.5 stable release. Many bugs
have been fixed since the last release, so we recommend you upgrade.
The major features of this release are:

* Better performance
* Shared memory support
* Open Source Sound System (OSSv4)
* Network card autodetection (for supported cards) and improved
network configuration
* More ports: PostgresSQL, QEMU, Sudo, more recent OpenSSH
* And more...

To find out more about this release, please see
http://wiki.minix3.org/en/MinixReleases. You can grab the ISO image
from the download page: http://www.minix3.org/download.

Thanks everyone for all your contributions and feedback. We hope you
enjoy the new release.

Arun

Colin Fowler

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Nov 5, 2009, 12:59:45 PM11/5/09
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Congratulations to the dev team :) Downloading now!

Colin

Errno-flow

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Nov 5, 2009, 1:17:02 PM11/5/09
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Wow many new good feature! Thx to the dev. Team

Jonathan White

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Nov 5, 2009, 1:20:35 PM11/5/09
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Great! Thanks for all your efforts.
--Jon

Jonathan White

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Nov 5, 2009, 3:05:08 PM11/5/09
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I had a quick question:
Release notes for 3.1.4 say that one of the new features included is "Virtual Memory Support".
What exactly did this mean?
I do understand what Virtual Memory means, but there could be different variations. Hence my question.
My understanding was that even 3.1.3 (even 3.1.0 book version for that matter) supported virtual memory, i.e. per-process address space (per process CR3, page table, pages, etc.). But this is just my definition of virtual memory.
Thx, Jon

On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 9:52 AM, Arun Thomas <arun....@gmail.com> wrote:

Tomas Hruby

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Nov 5, 2009, 3:43:59 PM11/5/09
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> My understanding was that even 3.1.3 (even 3.1.0 book version for that
> matter) supported virtual memory, i.e. per-process address space (per
> process CR3, page table, pages, etc.).

Nope, paging-based virtual memory was introduces in 3.1.4 and that was
the _big_ change. It replaced segmentation-only based virtual memory
of previous versions. People tend not to call using segments-only
virtual memory. Also paging has more meaning and hence the confusion.

T.

Althaf K Backer

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Nov 5, 2009, 6:14:38 PM11/5/09
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Thank you dev team and all contributors :)

Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim

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Nov 5, 2009, 7:28:45 PM11/5/09
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> We are pleased to present the MINIX 3.1.5 stable release.

May I know what "The current experimental MINIX release
is: n/a." means?

Thank you.

--
Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim.

Arun Thomas

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Nov 5, 2009, 7:36:27 PM11/5/09
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Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim wrote:
>> We are pleased to present the MINIX 3.1.5 stable release.
>>
>
> May I know what "The current experimental MINIX release
> is: n/a." means?
>
>
Sure. N/A stands for not applicable. There's no experimental release out
there currently; there's just the stable one. We could probably come up
with a clearer designation.

Arun

Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim

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Nov 5, 2009, 8:14:08 PM11/5/09
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>> May I know what "The current experimental MINIX release
>> is: n/a." means?
> Sure.

Thank you very much.

More basic questions: is Minix 3.1.5 the "kernel" or the "whole
system" (aka. distribution)? What are you going to call the kernel
build 5617? Minix 3.1.6 experimantal?

regards,

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Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim.

Arun Thomas

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Nov 6, 2009, 1:51:41 AM11/6/09
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Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim wrote:
>
> More basic questions: is Minix 3.1.5 the "kernel" or the "whole
> system" (aka. distribution)? What are you going to call the kernel
> build 5617? Minix 3.1.6 experimantal?
>
>
Minix 3.1.5 refers to the ISO image, including the base system and
packages. The SVN trunk revision (r5617) is not for widespread
consumption; it's for people who want to run the bleeding-edge code.
When the SVN trunk stabilizes a bit, we'll release a beta/experimental
ISO for widespread testing. We'll call it Minix 3.1.6. I hope that
clears things up a bit.

Arun

Sharavsambuu

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Nov 6, 2009, 4:24:14 AM11/6/09
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Congratulations!
Im very interested Minix3

Roman Ignatov

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Nov 6, 2009, 6:25:27 AM11/6/09
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Congratulations!
Downloading now!

best regards,
Roman

Althaf K Backer

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Nov 6, 2009, 6:53:16 AM11/6/09
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Dev teams please mirror the iso :)
its at its peak now , and always stalling :(


Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim

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Nov 6, 2009, 6:51:06 AM11/6/09
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Althaf K Backer wrote:

> Dev teams please mirror the iso :)
> its at its peak now , and always stalling :(

If you are inside Indonesia, you can download it from:
http://shol.vlsm.org/minix/ISO/
It is also available (worldwide) on
http://kambing.ui.ac.id/minix/ISO/
But, that site is currently busy handling ubuntu (over 50Mbps
day and night!).

Nataraj S Narayan

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Nov 6, 2009, 7:23:17 AM11/6/09
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Hi

Get me one for Arm7tdmi abd Arm9tdmi!

regards

Nataraj

Althaf K Backer

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Nov 6, 2009, 8:22:48 AM11/6/09
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Thank you Rahmat :)


Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim

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Nov 6, 2009, 10:04:57 AM11/6/09
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Althaf K Backer wrote:

> Thank you Rahmat :)

You are welcome! How slow is it from there?

--
Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim.

Dariusz Knociński

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Nov 6, 2009, 12:56:35 PM11/6/09
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Wonderfull, I am just working in VirtalBox with X11 :)

DKnoto.

Alex Sangiuliano

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Nov 7, 2009, 4:44:46 AM11/7/09
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Thank You

Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim

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Nov 8, 2009, 9:31:57 AM11/8/09
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Some additional notes:
* /etc/issue still has "this snapshot is an interim release".
* Step 2: what is full install?
* Step 8: AMD Lance (on VMPlayer 3.0 guest) WAS detected!

Arun Thomas

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Nov 9, 2009, 11:37:12 AM11/9/09
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On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 3:31 PM, Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim
<rahmatm.sa...@vlsm.org> wrote:
>
> Some additional notes:
> * /etc/issue still has "this snapshot is an interim release".

Ah. We missed that one. Fixed in the R3.1.5 branch, so the issue file
will be correct if/when we do a 3.1.5a release. Thanks.

> * Step 2: what is full install?

A Full Install overwrites the /home partition; a Reinstall doesn't as
mentioned on http://wiki.minix3.org/en/UsersGuide/DoingInstallation.

> * Step 8: AMD Lance (on VMPlayer 3.0 guest) WAS detected!

Great. Glad to hear it.

Best,
Arun

Rene Zatvo

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Nov 10, 2009, 5:13:57 AM11/10/09
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Hi,
On Nov 9, 5:37 pm, Arun Thomas <arun.tho...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 3:31 PM, Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim
>
> <rahmatm.samik-ibra...@vlsm.org> wrote:
>
> > Some additional notes:
> > * /etc/issue still has "this snapshot is an interim release".
>
> Ah. We missed that one. Fixed in the R3.1.5 branch, so the issue file
> will be correct if/when we do a 3.1.5a release. Thanks.
Congrats to new release. Does release 3.1.5[a-z] mean bug fix release?
When can we await such release?
Btw. no problem with current one.

When will be the rest of gsoc integrated?

--
Rene

Arun Thomas

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Nov 10, 2009, 6:29:10 AM11/10/09
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Rene Zatvo wrote:
>
> Congrats to new release. Does release 3.1.5[a-z] mean bug fix release?
> When can we await such release?
> Btw. no problem with current one.
>
>
Yes, the notation means a bug fix release to a stable version. We will
only do a 3.1.5a release if a critical fix is required.

> When will be the rest of gsoc integrated?
>
>

In the near future.

Best,
Arun

dsims

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Nov 11, 2009, 5:06:05 AM11/11/09
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