SkyOS Beta - Build 6132

Submitted by Robert Szeleney on Wed, 2006-07-26 18:26.

SkyOS Beta - Build 6132 is available for download.
The main changes from build 5550 to build 6132 include:

  • Desktop composing. The entire GUI subsystem was rewritten to support desktop composing including flicker free drawing, double buffering, full alpha transparency, plugable composing effects, etc. Read more...
  • New binary format ELF. PE support was completely dropped, all libraries, application, drivers and the kernel are now ELF binaries.
  • Toolchain updates. Everything is now compiled with GCC 4.1.1 (ELF) and latest binutils. All standard and SkyGI header files have been updated for better C++ compatibility. Factory has been updated to build all recipes as ELF binaries
  • libtool. Finally libtool is fully supported, making it very easy to compile libraries without changing any single line of code.
  • New libc and libm.
  • New versions of various applications and new recipes
  • 440 bugs fixed and minor enhancements
  • Subnecto service
  • New indexfeeder plugins like People file converter
  • New factory packages
  • Changelog...

Desktop

Composing

Furthermore, don't forget to download Lukas Linemayrs "People". Using People you can add/change people files and with the SkyOS query system (Video) you can search for all your contacts really quick now.



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Congrats!

Since no one had commented yet I'll go ahead and say congratulations on a fine release. The system as a whole feels much more stable. Great work!