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Old 21 December 2021, 22:17   #1
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AmigaOS 3.2.1 Update released

Looks like it's now live on Hyperion's site. I think I'm ok to post the Changelog:


Summary Changelog
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Enhancements:

- TextEdit now provides an ARexx port.

- C:Eval adds support for $ notation and the HEX switch.

- The CDFileSystem, like old times, has a Resident tag again. When
invoked during system startup it will add a FileSystem.resource
entry for itself, in case it might be useful.

- ShowConfig's GUI has been extended show much more detailed
information regarding system memory, expansion, libraries, devices,
resources, residents and drives.

- IconEdit has seen a huge user interface makeover and added
functionality.

- Listbrowser gadget class now allows for sorting of list columns

- Workbench has a new menu item that allows users to eject disks. It
requires that the device driver and drive supports it. It will work
for ADF files. It will work for some CD/DVD drives.

- Workbench also now supports a public "wbdiskgaugeclass" gadget to get
the fill gauge gadget for a volume window and falls back to its own
internal class if that's not found. This offers thrid-party utililties
a simple and clean way to customize the look of the gauge by adding
such a public class to the system.

- WBInfo can invoke the display of the Workbench's icon information
requester from either a Shell or script, without requiring the
user to select the corresponding Icon "Information.." menu item.

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Fixes - general:

- Locale.library has a VERY important bug fix. In 3.2 signed values
would be printed as unsigned values.

- TextEdit received numerous bug fixes that improve its overall
stability.

- C:Execute is back as some software fails to install
or even work if Execute isn't physically in the C directory.

- Clipboard.device has been fixed. It had a bug since 3.1.4 that could
prevent copy pasting clips above 16 KB.

- In C:IPrefs when the Workbench screen could not be closed and
reopened due to it having some lock still pending, but no open
windows, the "Intuition is attempting to reset..." requester was
showing garbage in place of a list of window titles (which would
have been empty anyway). Now a different and more fitting message is
displayed to the user in this particular situation.

A window with a NULL or empty title string is now named "<No title>"
in the screen reset requester, rather than "<NULL>" or a blank line,
respectively.

- System/Find associated libraries and classes are fixed to ask for a
minimum required rather than blanket v47.

- Icon.library no longer has issues with the Eastern program.

- Workbench.library received many fixes to its window/drawer management
routines. See Release Notes for details.

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Fixes - Help subsystem:

- Documented ClickToFront's TOBACK_QUALIFIER option which was missing.

- Fixed issues in the Help subsystem guides when accessing from path
names that contained spaces.

- C:CPU documentation expanded.

- Improved indexing of HDToolBox documentation.

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Fixes - Reaction:

- chooser.gadget, clicktab.gadget, integer.gadget, layout.gadget,
listbrowser.gadget, palette.gadget, sketchboard.gadget,
speedbar.gadget, string.gadget, texteditor.gadget, window.class,
bevel.image, bitmap.image and led.image have been updated.

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Fixes - ROM components:

NOTE: The following fixes require either a new ROM or Modules disk applied
upon a previous installation and ROM, unless stated otherwise.

- Graphics.library included a wrong calculation in two display database
routines which were causing too much data to be copied to the
destination buffer when a record was queried or updated. This would
end up trashing 8 bytes of memory, with possibly fatal consequences.
Also the color distance function is now more perceptually accurate.

- The ROM shipped with 3.2 unfortunately would not display the boot animation
for some machines if neither a harddrive nor a diskdrive was connected.
If no boot device is detected, the screen will now
turn red and the disk image will blink.

NOTE: You obviously need to burn/flash a new ROM file (shipped with this
update) to benefit from this improvement. However, your machine will
happily work without it as long as you connect a boot drive.
New ROM is recommended for dealers and system builders.

- The ram handler has been improved so that the link made from ENVARC to
ENV now works more like it did before 3.2. It still copies on read,
but now it will now respect if files are deleted from ENV and will not
copy them over again before next reboot.

- Dos.library had a long-standing bug fixed in ChangeMode() which
resulted in crashes when performing some NIL: redirections.
Also, a workaround for old ram handler has been removed now that the
ram handler has been improved.

- Shell had several changes made to the tab completion functionality.

- SetPatch argument NODRIVELEDPATCH has been removed and this is now
default behaviour in 3.2.1. If you have an optical drive which causes
the IDE activity LED to be permanently on, you can enable this patch
with the argument DRIVELEDPATCH.
The reason for the change to not load this patch by default in 3.2.1
is that it only affects the IDE activity LED with a minority of machines
while causing a 3s delay.


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Plus lots of cosmetic and even smaller fixes - please refer to the full
change logs for details.
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Old 22 December 2021, 09:23   #2
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But not able to download it

You do not have access to this category

Have cdrom of 3.2 but cant register that since registration only works on 3.2 Disk version

So how do I get it ?
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Old 22 December 2021, 10:52   #3
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Did you register for an account on Hyperion's site? You then have to go add product after that and type in your amiga os 3.2 serial.
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Old 22 December 2021, 11:15   #4
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Can I purchase a digital copy? I don't need plastic and neither look forward for waiting for shipping over the Xmas period.
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Old 22 December 2021, 11:45   #5
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Have cdrom of 3.2 but cant register that since registration only works on 3.2 Disk version
Did you try? A Compact Disk is a Disk, too

Make sure that you enter the serial number correctly. For example I had a hard time learning that all those O's are actually zeroes.
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Old 22 December 2021, 12:05   #6
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While no new ROM images are provided, we do not suggest that you go buy new ROMs. If you are already using some kind of MapROM solution or if you or a friend have an EPROM burner, then go ahead. But it is possible that more ROM changes be rolled out in AmigaOS 3.2.2 so for everyone else we suggest that you use the file-based updating instead.
3.2.2 you say....
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Old 22 December 2021, 12:42   #7
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Did you try? A Compact Disk is a Disk, too

Make sure that you enter the serial number correctly. For example I had a hard time learning that all those O's are actually zeroes.
What Tomas said.

I have the CD version and just successfully registered it under the 3.2 disk option.
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Old 22 December 2021, 13:38   #8
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Did you try? A Compact Disk is a Disk, too

Make sure that you enter the serial number correctly. For example I had a hard time learning that all those O's are actually zeroes.
Funny

You where right. 1 letter 'O' change to number '0' and it worked perfectly. Thanks
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Old 22 December 2021, 14:03   #9
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Can I purchase a digital copy? I don't need plastic and neither look forward for waiting for shipping over the Xmas period.
AmigaOS 3.2 is only available via CD. In short it's simply due to legal issues. But the update is available when you register your copy on the hyperon website.

:-)
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Old 22 December 2021, 14:30   #10
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AmigaOS 3.2 is only available via CD. In short it's simply due to legal issues. But the update is available when you register your copy on the hyperon website.

:-)
LOL... yeah let's fill up more landfills
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Old 22 December 2021, 15:19   #11
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But not able to download it

You do not have access to this category

Have cdrom of 3.2 but cant register that since registration only works on 3.2 Disk version

So how do I get it ?
I ignored the “disk only” comment and successfully registered the code I got with my CD version of 3.2. I don’t know if this will work for others too. Just ensure the letters are upper-case when you enter the code. Successfully gained access to download the update.
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But not able to download it

You do not have access to this category

Have cdrom of 3.2 but cant register that since registration only works on 3.2 Disk version

So how do I get it ?
It was on the outer package of the CDROM. I threw my packaging away. I know I'm not the only one
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Old 22 December 2021, 19:52   #13
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It was on the outer package of the CDROM. I threw my packaging away. I know I'm not the only one
good to know that I was not the only moron to "do" so...

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It would be nice if hyperion would issue a new key to those who have lost it and can prove a purchase
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Old 23 December 2021, 00:28   #15
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AmigaOS 3.2 is only available via CD. In short it's simply due to legal issues. But the update is available when you register your copy on the hyperon website.

:-)
So on Hyperions site under the article AmigaOS 3.2 for all Classic Amigas released and available what does this statement mean at the bottom: Digital (machine type specific) downloadable versions will follow.

That was over 7 months ago so are you saying (and speaking on Hyperions behalf) that no such downloads will ever be available? Is there any valid confirmation that there will not be any downloadable version available?
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LOL... yeah let's fill up more landfills
Landfills would love a original copy of AmigaOS, they are still chocking to death from all the unsold Microsoft Surface Windows RT devices and Windows Phones. Give Landfills a quality product for once!
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Old 23 December 2021, 03:47   #17
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Hey, Windows Phone was a great platform. (I'll agree with you on the WinRT crap though.)
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We will have to agree to disagree on Windows Phone. I thought cow manure looked a smelled better but that’s just my opinion.
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Old 23 December 2021, 13:24   #19
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FastATA secondary channel with 3.2.1

Did anyone face problems with secondary IDE channel on FastATA after 3.2.1 update?
On my A1200 Ata3Prefs recognizes all 4 devices, but OS doesn't.
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Did you re-edit your S-S after OS 3.2.1 update?
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