Not long time ago, MorphOS got updated and now MorphOS 3.9 is out for every MorphOS user out there. This alternative PowerPC operating system is still active and here we got all the details straight from MorphOS Team! Read on..!

MorphOS 3.9 is out with some Important Bug FixesWith only few days apart, MorphOS Team releases yet another MorphOS update. Now the OS have been updated to 3.9 with many bugfixes and updated OpenSSL.

MorphOS 3.9 Boot.img Changes

The following is a (probably incomplete) list of changes made between the 3.8 and 3.9 release of MorphOS to the ROM (boot.img) based components.

FatFS

  • Fixed access to objects which are stored in first entry in root directory

hid.class

  • Fixed setup of some keyboards which refused to initialize properly (e.g. Rapoo E9050)

Quark

  • Properly detect and add the AGP bridge on PowerMac7,2 machines
  • Disabled unconditional debug on Pegasos 2 machines

MorphOS 3.9 is out with some Important Bug FixesMorphOS 3.9 Disk Changes

Following is a (probably incomplete) list of changes made to the disk based components of MorphOS.

Applications/Flacapella

  • Fixed a crash when dropping a CD icon onto the application window

Applications/Odyssey

  • Updated to OpenSSL 1.0.1o

Applications/RemoteShell

  • Updated to OpenSSL 1.0.1o

Applications/Scribble

  • Improved handling of a number of file types that were only partly supported.

MorphOS/Classes/Datatypes/bmp.datatype

  • Now properly loads BMP-files where lines are stored from top to bottom

MorphOS/Classes/Multimedia/ms-adpcm.decoder

  • Fixed problem with stream rewind.

MorphOS/Devs/Monitors/Radeon

  • Fixed a stability problem when using an R300 chip or newer with certain Powermac machines
  • Added support for the AGP bridge found on PowerMac7,2 machines
  • Disabled unconditional debug for RadeonHD cards

MorphOS/Devs/Networks/802.11/Atheros5000

  • Fixed the handling of non-standard WiFi data frames (e.g. AVM´s WDS frames)

MorphOS/Devs/Networks/802.11/B43

  • Fixed the handling of non-standard WiFi data frames (e.g. AVM´s WDS frames)

MorphOS/Libs/thumbnail.library

  • Fixed a problem that could cause very large pictures to not load

MorphOS/Libs/tinygl.ibrary

  • Fixed a problem where enabling the normal array before setting any data for it could cause spurious debug output or crashes

MorphOS/Libs/TinyGL/r200.library

  • Fixed an issue when using compressed textures with a width of 32 pixels or less

MorphOS/Libs/TinyGL/r300.library

  • Fixed an issue when using compressed textures with a width of 32 pixels or less
  • Worked around a hardware bug where combining compressed textures and regular textures with multitexturing would cause graphics corruptions
  • As a result of the work around above, some applications might show slightly increased performance

MorphOS/Locale/Countries

  • Fixed first day of week for some countries

MorphOS/MUI

  • Fixed image rendering for tiled external images with alpha channel

MorphOS/Prefs/Laptop.mprefs

  • Enabled keyboard backlight timeout setting for PBook5,2/5,3/5,4/5,5 as well

OpenSSL

  • Fixed a security issue where an attacker could downgrade certain connections to use weaker security, as described in CVE-2015-4000
  • Updated to OpenSSL 1.0.1o

Final Words about the MorphOS 3.9 Release

In right time before Amiga 30th anniversary in Amsterdam. MorphOS Team releases a new update. I suspect that the summer time is the reason for quicker development of MorphOS. Anyway,.. its nice to see it come. Thanks to all at MorphOS Team for keeping up the fire and supports all of those loving a great Amiga compatible OS.

About MorphOS

Alternative operating system for PowerPC systems like Mac Mini G4, eMac G4, PowerBook G4, iBook G4, PowerMac G4, PowerMac G5, Efika, Pegasos, Pegasos II and SAM460. The operating system requires ATI Radeon graphic card. Nvidia wont work. The operating system is fast, takes less than 300MB in size and works flawlessly on slow PowerPC systems even. MorphOS also got AmigaOS support thru its native Trance 68K JIT emulator which only emulates the 68k CPU instructions. Rest is handled by MorphOS itself. Both PowerPC and 68k apps can use either types of libs and classes. For more info, please goto MorphOS Team website: www.morphos-team.net

 

 

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