From: torva...@klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Torvalds)
Subject: Finally: 0.98
Date: 29 Sep 92 21:11:21 GMT
Organization: University of Helsinki
Sorry for being late - I can't even show any great new features in 0.98,
but at least it's out now, and available at the normal place (ie at
nic.funet.fi, pub/OS/Linux/testing/Linus). So far there is only a
full-source version available, although I'll probably make it available
as a patch too tomorrow or so (but the patch won't contain the tcp/ip
0.98 is essentially the same as 0.97.pl6 - the changes are mostly:
- tcp/ip (0.8.1) is in. It's not compiled into the standard bootimage,
and you'd better be on the tcpip mailing-list to use it, but it's
there. I've been unable to test it further than just watch it
- extfs patch to correct the problem with big directories with holes.
- mouse patches (ie improved detection-routines)
- minor scsi patches (ultrastor driver change)
- swiss keyboard
- some serial driver patches
- the 32mb patches are in, so if you aren't using a DMA-SCSI driver,
and have more than 16MB physical memory, you can get it recognized.
- edited hd.c
- corrected core-dumping routines
I didn't get my mm patches working yet, so they'll have to wait. The
above are almost 100% by others - I have edited some of the patches, but
there is nothing major new by me. Most of it is minor bug-fixes, and
the only thing that might be a bit of a problem are the hd.c changes:
but I hope they'll solve more problems than they cause. Knock wood.
At nic.funet.fi you can currently find (a) the full sources (b) a
bootimage (US keyboard, floppy root, no tcp/ip) and (c) the protocols.h
file needed for compiling the tcp/ip directory (which should go into
/usr/include/netinet/). I hope people try it out, and that there are no
new problems with this release.