The MorphOS Team is proud to announce the immediate availability of the MorphOS 3.16 SDK, March 2022 release. This update includes GCC 11 and numerous enhancement to already available compilers, GG components and debugging tools. We've included link libraries enabling the use of a new, shared openssl3.library. Additionally, GCC4 and GCC7 have been dropped and are no longer supported.
Our new SDK requires MorphOS 3.16 and about 2 GB of free disk space and can be found in our files section. As usual, a separate source package is available for download as well.
As some of you may have read over the past days, there has been an ownership dispute over the Freenode network. The IRC network has been used by MorphOS and many other projects over the past decades as a platform for discussion and support. The dispute led to the exodus of most former Freenode staff from the network and the founding of a new network: Libera Chat
In light of these events, the official MorphOS IRC channel has been migrated and can now be accessed by visiting #morphos on irc.libera.chat. The old Freenode channel will stay online for the time being but could be closed down by the Freenode owners at any time.
For more information regarding the Freenode situation, here is a summary: Freenode IRC resign en masse after takeover by Korea’s crown prince (Ars Technica)
The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the immediate availability of MorphOS 3.15. This release includes numerous important performance, stability and security improvements. In particular, a number of serious bugs affecting wide range of system components and included applications have been fixed, and many components based on open source projects have been updated to their latest versions. The Odyssey web browser also performs better when browsing HTTPS web pages due to improved certificate validation performance.
Also, the MorphOS development team would like to announce the concurrent release of MorphOS Software Development Kit 3.16 (December 2020).
This release offers countless improvements in our compilers, includes, libnix, GeekGadget environment and tools. We've included GCC 10, GDB, unzip and nano, and removed GCC 8. GCC 7 and 9 received updates fixing various bugs. libpthread was fixed and improved in various ways to provide more complete threading support. Binutils, OpenSSL, Perl, cURL, Git and OpenSSH, among others, were also updated. The full list of changes may be found in the SDK.readme file included in the distribution.
Despite challenging circumstances, these two releases end one of the most fruitful years in recent MorphOS history. The developers would like to wish all MorphOS user a happy and successful 2021!
More information: morphos-team.net
The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the immediate availability of MorphOS 3.14. While mostly a maintenance and stability release, this update also brings multiple technological improvements in the kernel. Out of these, the most notable are TLS support in exec.library, updates to the Netstack and ixemul.library.
We would also like to thank all of our translators and beta testers for stepping up their efforts in the weeks leading up to this release. This update ships with over 230 new and more than a 100 improved translation files.
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 3.14 is available for download in our files section.
Today marks the twenty year anniversary of the very first public release of MorphOS, which ran exclusively on Commodore Amiga computers equipped with phase5 PowerPC accelerator cards.
The MorphOS development team would like to thank all MorphOS users for their on-going support and interest.
The release of MorphOS 3.13 exposed a long standing bug in ixemul.library: Due to an oversight the library defaults to a wrong FPU rounding mode. The bug can manifest itself in various ways, one example is "tinny" audio output in various games. Only applications using ixemul.library are affected. We have released a hotfix that addresses this issue.
Please download the archive, unarchive it, and follow the instructions in the accompanied README file to complete the installation.
The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the immediate availability of MorphOS 3.13. This new version offers more sophisticated text rendering including new font hinting and anti-aliasing modes to choose from. These include subpixel anti-aliasing for sharper and more detailed text on most LCD displays for any applications that allow text output via TTEngine. For those interested in testing this new feature, go to the Fonts section of System Preferences, enable "LCD" anti-aliasing, save your changes and then reboot. Next, run our integrated development environment Flow Studio, go to Editor Settings and switch on TTEngine mode.
In addition to general stability, performance, and security improvements, MorphOS 3.13 also brings important bug fixes for Pegasos I, Pegasos II, and Sam 460 systems as well as a driver for the on-board Gigabit ethernet controller found on A-EON P50x0 mainboards. For owners of Apple PowerMac7.x computers, there is a new shell tool for controlling the fan speed along with inspecting fan status and system sensor temperatures on these systems.
Existing users who have kept the built-in 'Default' choice for window skins will notice an altered appearance after upgrading. Anybody who prefers the previous look is advised to switch from "Default" to "Ferox" in the Screens section of System Preferences. Likewise, if your window skin was changed and you would like the rest of the user interface to look similar, please open MUI Preferences, click on the Settings button and choose the "Origo" theme. Please note that this step may overwrite personalized settings unless you choose to save them as a custom theme beforehand.
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 3.13 is available for download in our files section.
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.
The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the immediate availability of MorphOS 3.11. In addition to performance, stability and security improvements, this new version also features the first more substantial update of the Odyssey web browser in a while, which improves the rendering of and general compatibility with modern websites in several ways, as well as a more refined version of the recently introduced Flow Studio, our official integrated development environment. For a more extensive overview of the changes included in MorphOS 3.11, 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 3.11 is available for download in our files section.