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by andymc
Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Visopsys 0.7 release candidate
Replies: 20
Views: 50386

Re: Visopsys 0.7 release candidate

See the release announcement in this thread: http://visopsys.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=75
by andymc
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Visopsys 0.7 released
Replies: 5
Views: 18069

Visopsys 0.7 released

Visopsys 0.7 has been released: http://freshmeat.net/projects/visopsys/releases/328454 . The ISO, floppy image, and source downloads are available here: http://visopsys.org/download/index.php There's a detailed change log here: http://visopsys.org/download/changelog.php Here's the summary: More than...
by andymc
Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Visopsys 0.7 release candidate
Replies: 20
Views: 50386

Re: Visopsys 0.7 release candidate

espectalll123 wrote:Wow! 0.7 final released! Installing it! ;)
Yup, pulled the trigger late last night. Haven't been by the computer much today, not enough time to put together a proper announcement!
by andymc
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Visopsys 0.7 release candidate
Replies: 20
Views: 50386

Re: Visopsys 0.7 release candidate

That mouse bug is very tricky. Even though mice are very simple, initializing them can be a PITA. Interrupts need to be enabled for some of the initialization phase, so I need to find a way to make that work without allowing data reporting - i.e. mouse wiggling - to interphere with the startup stuff...
by andymc
Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Booting issue
Replies: 24
Views: 52211

Re: Booting issue

Hey there, OK, I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and worked out all the issues I found there. There were a whole bunch of compiler warnings (errors) about a silly thing - passing a non-constant first argument to printf()-style functions - and I fixed all those. I saw the same errors as you when using the scr...
by andymc
Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Visopsys 0.7 release candidate
Replies: 20
Views: 50386

Re: Visopsys 0.7 release candidate

No no, that can't be a filesystem error. Those error messages are generated before any filesystem is mounted. Those are hardware detection errors. Actually, it sort of looks like a problem was generated during mouse detection. There is a known bug wherein moving the mouse during PS/2 mouse detection...
by andymc
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Visopsys 0.7 release candidate
Replies: 20
Views: 50386

Re: Visopsys 0.7 release candidate

Well alright then :P Here's the new release candidate: http://visopsys.org/files/visopsys/visopsys-2011-02-11-iso.zip It has changes to the IDE drive detection code, which should fix the problem seen in VirtualBox. It works in VmWare also, and a couple of real systems I've tested, but it would be he...
by andymc
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: USB
Replies: 5
Views: 19697

Re: USB

That's right, yes, I think the top-level USB layer should be implementation-agnostic enough, meaning you can add other host controller types. In the current version, there's even a kernelUsbOhciDriver.c file that detects them, etc. So, implementing it would mean taking that file and expanding it by ...
by andymc
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Visopsys 0.7 release candidate
Replies: 20
Views: 50386

Re: Visopsys 0.7 release candidate

Cheers for the info! I think I've fixed the IDE problem, so it works in VmWare and VirtualBox, but I have to test on a few systems to make sure it doesn't break them. Turns out I was previously booting VirtualBox from a floppy disk image, and didn't notice that it wasn't detecting the IDE disks :doh:
by andymc
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Visopsys discussion forum
Replies: 66
Views: 161393

Re: Visopsys discussion forum

Don't have time to type it up right this minute, but I can do later. Have a look at the messages files stuff in Linux (.po and .pot files). All the strings get extracted into a text file, and you just add the translations. Then the locale variables can be set to tell the application which language f...