Minix 3.2.0 Release

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Thomas Veerman

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Feb 29, 2012, 4:14:51 AM2/29/12
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Hi all,

We are pleased to present the MINIX 3.2.0 stable release. The major
features of this release are:

* Clang is the default compiler (GCC is also supported)
* NetBSD C library
* ELF is the default executable format
* Asynchronous, multithreaded virtual file system (VFS) server
* FUSE support (GSOC project by Evgeniy Ivanov)
* NetBSD password file format (part of GSOC project by Vivek Prakash)
* NetBSD boot loader
* ProcFS: /proc file system
* Multithreading and NCQ support in the AHCI driver
* Debugging Improvements
* GDB and core dump support (GSOC project by Adriana Szekeres)
* Block device tracing
* New NetBSD userland utilities (part of them as a GSOC project by
Vivek Prakash)
* Better reliability
* Transparent recovery from block device driver crashes in file systems
* Transparent retry upon failing block device I/O in file systems
* New Faulty Block Device fault injection driver
* Servers and drivers run as unprivileged users
* Better virtualization support
* Added libvassert, to enable easier support for VMWare VAssert
* New !VirtualBox time sync driver

Other important differences:
* The MINIX project now uses `git` as its version-control system

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.

Just like last year we would like to thank our Google Summer of Code
students for their hard work this summer. Thanks also to Google for
generously supporting our students while they hacked on MINIX. We are
also grateful to the MINIX community for all your contributions and
feedback. We couldn't have done this release without your help. We hope
you enjoy the new release.

--
Thomas

Morgawr

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Feb 29, 2012, 4:33:36 AM2/29/12
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Awesome news guys :) Keep up the good work!

pikpik

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Feb 29, 2012, 8:15:05 PM2/29/12
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On Feb 29, 4:33 am, Morgawr wrote:
> Awesome news guys :) Keep up the good work!

It sure is awesome! It's been fantastic to be able to watch this
evolution take place.

François Pradel

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Feb 29, 2012, 10:58:06 PM2/29/12
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Thank you very much for the release!

Would anyone have a mirror link to the download, as it appears the download server may be down.

Best regards,
François Pradel

Erik van der Kouwe

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Mar 1, 2012, 1:59:12 AM3/1/12
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Hi,

> Thank you very much for the release!
>
> Would anyone have a mirror link to the download, as it appears the download
> server may be down.

We got Slashdotted, it should work again by now.

With kind regards,
Erik

Edgar Stoleru

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Mar 1, 2012, 7:15:42 AM3/1/12
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Still can't get the iso from www.minix3.org :(

Thomas Veerman

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Mar 1, 2012, 8:51:13 AM3/1/12
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On 03/01/2012 01:15 PM, Edgar Stoleru wrote:
> Still can't get the iso from www.minix3.org :(
>

We have some issues with our reverse proxy. If you keep trying it should
eventually work.

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Thomas

Arun Thomas

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Mar 2, 2012, 5:02:23 AM3/2/12
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On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 1:15 PM, Edgar Stoleru <stoler...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Still can't get the iso from www.minix3.org :(

The good folks at ibiblio have set up a torrent mirror for us:
http://torrent.ibiblio.org/doc/minix-3/215

Give that a try if you're still having trouble.

Best,
Arun

Andy Kosela

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Mar 2, 2012, 6:38:26 AM3/2/12
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And now we are also on osnews.com:

http://www.osnews.com/comments/25668

--Andy

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