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ASiegel 
Public Release of MorphOS 3.12
Posted on 2-Oct-2019 10:57:33
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The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the public release of MorphOS 3.12. This new version introduces brand new dual-monitor capabilities to various Powerbook laptops as well as G5 desktop systems, and features improved thermal management, fan control and dynamic CPU frequency switching, which provide increased energy efficiency and reduced noise levels. Additionally, the Helios Firewire stack has been fully integrated into the core OS and we added support for hundreds of modern printers and scanners.

Furthermore, the Odyssey web browser has been upgraded and now utilizes newer and more modern components for handling connections, encryption, spell-checking, and low-level drawing operations. Plus, it features a redesigned and more adaptive user interface.

In addition, our official integrated development environment Flow Studio has been substantially updated and extended yet again bringing numerous usability and LUA scripting enhancements, full support for Hollywood, and code sensing as well as function listing abilities for many additional languages.

Developers will also appreciate the inclusion of a new MUI text rendering engine that is capable of rendering Unicode text. This feature is currently enabled in selected applications and in all ObjC applications. Thanks to the addition of the new ObjFW runtime, it is now also possible to write native ObjC applications that utilize Automatic Reference Counting (ARC).

Moreover, MorphOS now offers a rewritten spellchecker that is based on Hunspell and libvoikko cores and uses UTF-8. Spell-checking is now supported in all of MUI's string input gadgets, Flow Studio and Odyssey.

For a more comprehensive explanation of these changes and a list of additional features, such as the ability to mute the boot chime on Mac computers from within MorphOS, please read our release notes.

We strongly urge new users to carefully read our installation and troubleshooting guides before they attempt to install MorphOS for the first time. Existing users can upgrade via the familiar procedure but are encouraged to read the guides as well. MorphOS 3.12 is available for download in our files section.

More information: morphos-team.net/news

Last edited by ASiegel on 03-Oct-2019 at 07:07 PM.

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Templario 
Re: Public Release of MorphOS 3.12
Posted on 2-Oct-2019 11:03:26
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@ASiegel
Thank you for this new update!

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Raffaele 
Re: Public Release of MorphOS 3.12
Posted on 2-Oct-2019 15:02:05
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No any improvements about limitations in usage of Videocards over 128 MB of VRam and headroom of system RAM limited to 1,5 Gigabytes???

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pavlor 
Re: Public Release of MorphOS 3.12
Posted on 2-Oct-2019 15:12:28
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Well done!

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dirkzwager 
Re: Public Release of MorphOS 3.12
Posted on 2-Oct-2019 15:29:15
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@ASiegel

Thanks a lot, job for in the weekend to install.
Morphos is a live and kicking.
No more apple chime any more, Not a big thing but i am very happy with that.
Dual monitor ... i will check it out. Great thing

Last edited by dirkzwager on 02-Oct-2019 at 03:29 PM.

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geit 
Re: Public Release of MorphOS 3.12
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@Raffaele

It is not possible to increase the system memory over 2GB. The limit depends on the System used. On a G5 it is 1.78 or so. The rest is used by the operating system.

AFAIK you can use more gfx memory if it is a single chunk. If a pci Scan is reporting two memory sections, then only one is used. No idea if that will change in the future or if the memory is exclusive for dual head support, which would make sense.

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wawa 
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@morphos people
congrats!

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Cheese 
Re: Public Release of MorphOS 3.12
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Very impressive! And dare I say free update...again....and again

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Trixie 
Re: Public Release of MorphOS 3.12
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Well done! Impressive!

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Zylesea 
Re: Public Release of MorphOS 3.12
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@ASiegel

Really nice! Update on my Powerbook went like a charm (as usually). Now am exploring the new features and improvements.

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bennymee 
Re: Public Release of MorphOS 3.12
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@ASiegel

Thank you for the effort!

3.12 is running fine, the updated webbrowser is running fine, now fiddeling with the dual monitor support on my Powerbook 5.9.

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Snorg 
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@ASiegel

Always loved the artwork on their release notes pages :)

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ASiegel 
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@Snorg

Quote:
Always loved the artwork on their release notes pages :)


Thanks!

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retro 
Re: Public Release of MorphOS 3.12
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@ASiegel

Now I just have to wait for X64 version??. If it not changes in the os 4.x front morphos will even have another update before oa 4.x I am so frustrated with Amiga os 4.x development I am now considering selling my Amiga one an buy an vampire v4 stand-alone just to run aros on 680x0

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ASiegel 
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@retro

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Now I just have to wait for X64 version??


Technically, no. You certainly do not "have to" wait. If you are interested, go and look for a second-hand PowerPC Mac. They are quite inexpensive. You can use MorphOS for free for 30 minutes at a time. If you do not like it, you can just resell the computer.

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If it not changes in the os 4.x front morphos will even have another update before oa 4.x


Well, MorphOS 3.13 will be a bugfix release and can be expected to be released in the very near future.

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I am now considering selling my Amiga one an buy an vampire v4 stand-alone just to run aros on 680x0


I am not sure that this is an equivalent replacement for your PowerPC set up. That said, whether you do buy a Vampire and / or keep your current system, why not buy a 15" Powerbook G4 and use MorphOS on it? That way you get a portable system that could complement rather than replace any of these other options.

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Aros will be one option... of course 3.1 or 3.1.4 will also work

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TRIPOS 
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Wow, what a pleasant surprise!

The most grown-up and mature OS in the entire Amiga sphere just got a little more mature! Very nice new features!



And...

...as Andreas_Wolf pointed out over at Morph.zone, there are indications in the release notes suggesting that it might now be possible to run MorphOS on these and on these, i.e. the very latest and the last PPC machines built by Apple, with PCI-e. I look forward to someone trying this out (remember that nVidia isn't supported by MorphOS).

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@retro

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retro wrote:
@ASiegel

Now I just have to wait for X64 version??


If it would turn out to be true that MorphOS now indeed runs on the last and latest Macs ever built, then I suppose the MorphOS Team has kind of hit the ceiling in the PPC space, and that they really have made the most out of the platform!

Only thing to do after that is a space-jump...

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bison 
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@ASiegel

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Technically, no. You certainly do not "have to" wait. If you are interested, go and look for a second-hand PowerPC Mac.

Is progress being made in porting MorphOS to X86_64, or has that stalled?

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Cheese 
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@TRIPOS

Well, I guess there's still Raptor

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