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Old 13 November 2003, 14:58   #16
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Re: Differences in 3.0 and 3.1 Kickstart rom

Originally posted by Unknown_K
What are the major differences between Kickstart 3.0 and 3.1 roms on an A1200, also Differences between 3.0 and 3.1 workbench.
Some of the differences you're asking about are detailed below:

Personally, I wouldn't upgrade beyond Workbench 3.1 with just an 030/50 and 16Mb. Workbench 3.5/3.9 is quite sluggish for anything under 040. You would be better off just building on Workbench 3.0/3.1 using Aminet system patches/applications or similar.

Also, contrary to what some people might say, there's no guarantee that Workbench 3.1 will run stable under Kickstart 3.0, especially on an A1200. At the very least, some library functions won't be properly utilised. Moreover, your machine may not even boot, or alternatively you will get random gurus.......things I've experienced on both the A500/600 and A1200 in such circumstances.
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