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 Post subject: FiwixOS 3.1 released!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:00 am 
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Hello everybody,

I've just released the new FiwixOS 3.1 version.

In this version I've patched GRUB 0.97 to support switching video modes using VESA 2.0+ BIOS calls. The patch includes two additional commands: vbematch and vbeset. It works pretty well either on real and virtualized hardware. This patch has permitted to include support for the frame buffer console, which makes the screen size bigger and improves a lot the user experience.

Also, and for the first time, the interrupts are kept enabled during system calls and exceptions. Unfortunately, this change raised a side effect and now the kernel behaves like if it loses some interrupts, and appears to be slower compared to the previous version. I'll try to fix these issues in the next version.

This new version also includes a massive kernel bug fixing and a lot of improvements in the user environment.

I'll appreciate any feedback if you install FiwixOS 3.1.
Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: FiwixOS 3.1 released!
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Nice! I've been following this OS project for a year or so now. Very cool :)

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 Post subject: Re: FiwixOS 3.1 released!
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nexos wrote:
Nice! I've been following this OS project for a year or so now. Very cool :)


Glad to know someone is watching this project.
Thank you very much.

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