Below you will find an extensive list about the work that went into MorphOS 2.7. Please note that this is just an overview and does not mention or explain every new feature. In order to download the time-limited demo version, please go to this page.

The change notes for the previous 2.x and 3.x releases of MorphOS are available via the following links:
3.6 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.0

 

 

 

Release 2.7 boot.img Changes

The following is a (probably incomplete) list of changes made between the 2.6 and 2.7 releases of MorphOS to the ROM (boot.img) based components.

 


Quark and Related Modules

  • Fixed PowerPC 7410 support
  • Fixes in PowerPC 7450 support
  • Experimental PowerPC 7448 support
  • Fixed CPU information for CPU cards that do not update the OpenFirmware information (L2 cache size, AltiVec, etc.)
  • Fixed not to use NAP on Power Mac systems that do not support it

Intuition

Fixed opaque resizing of MUI windows on non-enhanced screens

Layers

  • Fixed a deadlock when switching screens
  • Fixed a compatibility issue with MUI

 

 

Release 2.7 Disk Changes

Following is a (probably incomplete) list of changes made to the disk based components of MorphOS. While not necessarily mentioned for every component translations were updated for most of them. Also various cosmetical fixes were applied here and there.


Ambient

  • Increased the maximum string length for bookmarked locations
  • Too long bookmark strings are now displayed with an ellipsis

Application/Elements

'Look up on Wikipedia' feature now supports linking to localized variants of Wikipedia. Currently enabled for German translation.

Applications/OWB

Updated to 1.11

Applications/ShowGirls

Updated to 1.2

C/Installer

  • Fixed directory creation bug at several locations.
  • Fixed various commands to improve compatibility with legacy scripts.


 

C/SetClockNTP

Fixed day saving time, which was switched one hour too late.

Classes/MUI/Lamp.mcp

Improved UI layout.

Classes/MUI/Hyperlink.#? [NEW]

A new MUI custom class for user-configurable URI objects.

  • Supports all URI schemes supported by the OpenURL system.
  • Handles additional URI schemes (amigados:, workbench:, etc.)
  • Includes a wrapper for obsolete legacy class 'Urltext.mcc'.

Classes/MUI/Pantheon.mcc

  • Makes use of the new Hyperlink.mcc.
  • Improved keyboard control.
  • Other improvements.

Classes/Screenbar/Debug.sbar

Fixes in locale handling.

Classes/Screenbar/Eject.sbar

Support for the second ide.device of Power Mac systems.

Classes/Screenbar/Volume.sbar

Reworked to support multiple mixers

Devs/Audiomodes/AppleI2S

Set default hw audio volume for eMac (ID PowerMac6,4) as well

Devs/Audiomodes/EMU10kx

  • Workarounds for Audigy models
  • Fixed to report correct output names

Devs/Keymaps/pc104_al

New keymap for Albanian keyboard layout.

Devs/Keymaps/pc105_by

New keymap for Belarusian keyboard layout.

Devs/Keymaps/pc105_m

New keymap for Maltese keyboard layout.

 

 

Devs/Keymaps/pc105_ru

Fixed caps lock handling for some keys.

Devs/Monitors/Radeon

  • Fixed Radeon 9800 PRO display on Power Mac systems
  • Fixed hardware cursor support on some Radeon 9600 and Radeon 9800 cards

Devs/Monitors/Rage128

Fixed card initialization which caused random clipping problems

Libs/tinygl.library

Fixed clipping when user clip planes were used

Locale/Countries/Malta.country

New country descriptor for Malta.

Locale/Languages/malti.language

New language descriptor for Maltese.

MUI

Fixed a hit when closing popup windows

Utilities/Grabber

Fixed grabbing of 3D screens

Utilities/Multiview

Fixed rendering of documents with wrapping enabled

Utilities/Taskmanager

  • Properly resort the list after task priorities were changed.
  • Command line interface improvements.

Tools/HDConfig

Fixed a hit when changing filesystems in the Mac partition layout