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MiNT 0.95 pl13

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!!!

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New features for MiNT 0.95:



Bug fixes:



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.





Enhancements:



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

boxes.



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.





INCOMPATIBILITIES:



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

correctly).


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