MiNT is Not TOS: A Multitasking Operating System Extension for the Atari ST
Copyright 1990,1991,1992 Eric R. Smith. All rights reserved. See the file
"copying" for conditions of redistribution.
MiNT COMES WITH ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, NOR WILL I BE LIABLE FOR ANY
DAMAGES INCURRED FROM THE USE OF IT. USE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
New features for MiNT 0.95:
Bconmap() should work now. Some bugs have been fixed in Dlock()
(and it now returns ELOCKED if used on a drive that is locked).
Hardware scrolling has been fixed to work on the TT.
If the right shift key is held down when mint.prg runs, it will ask
you whether or not you want to start MiNT.
MiNT now automatically runs everything after it in the auto folder, so
it no longer needs to be the last thing in that folder.
If (and only if) no mint.cnf configuration file is found in the current
directory, MiNT tries to load one from the \mint directory.
MiNT loads .XFS files from the current directory and from the \mint
directory; first it loads ".\*.xfs" and then "\mint\*.xfs".
The serial ports can now be controlled via Fcntl (at least in theory;
in practice this works well only for MODEM1). This should make porting
Unix programs much easier.
A new directory, u:\shm, is provided for programs that wish to share
their memory. See the file "shm.doc" for details.
New system calls, Psigpause() and Psigaction(), provide additional
signal handling features.
The logical screen base is now per-process (unless the hardware scrolling
has been turned on; in that case it must be global or hardware scrolling
loses). Also, the critical error vector is now per-process so that TOS
programs can print "Abort,Retry,Fail?" and GEM programs can use alert
The Dpathconf() system call now has an option to describe the case
sensitivity (or not) of file systems.
Two new system calls, Pgeteuid() and Pgetegid(), have been provided
to get the effective user and group id's.
The date/time stamp of a process is now the date & time when the process
started. The amount of CPU time the process has used is available via
Fcntl calls (which ps and top have always used, so these still work