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 +====== MINIX Release 3.2.0 ======
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 +===== Documentation =====
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 +  * [[.:​UsersGuide:​]]
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 +  * [[.:​DevelopersGuide:​]]
 +
 +
 +===== Release Notes =====
 +Release date: **February 29, 2012** (Leap Day)
 +
 +==== Major Features ====
 +  * Clang is the default compiler (GCC is also supported)
 +  * NetBSD C library ​
 +  * ELF is the default executable format
 +  * Asynchronous,​ multithreaded virtual filesystem (VFS) server
 +  * Experimental SMP support
 +  * FUSE support (GSOC project by Evgeniy Ivanov)
 +  * NetBSD password file format (part of GSOC project by Vivek Prakash)
 +  * FS types infrastructure:​
 +    * Use a proper /etc/fstab file
 +    * Clean/​unclean FS flag in MFS
 +    * Full base system ext2 integration:​ newfs, fsck, can install on ext2
 +    * Do proper ''''​fsck -p''''​ on each boot for all fstab-listed filesystems
 +  * NetBSD bootloader
 +  * Smaller boot images (using gzip)
 +  * ProcFS: /proc file system
 +  * Multithreading and NCQ support in the AHCI driver
 +  * Debugging Improvements
 +    * GDB and core dump support (GSOC project by Adriana Szekeres)
 +    * Block device tracing
 +  * New NetBSD userland utilities (part of them as a GSOC project by Vivek Prakash)
 +    * ext2 fsck&​mkfs,​ gzip, m4, man&​tools,​ mkdep, mkdir, mkfifo, mktemp, rm, rmdir, tic, uniq
 +    * libcurses, libcrypt, libprop, libterminfo,​ libutil
 +    * bzip2, date, indent, mdocml (mandoc), sed, zoneinfo ports
 +  * Better reliability
 +    * Transparent recovery from block device driver crashes in file systems
 +    * Transparent retry upon failing block device I/O in file systems
 +    * New Faulty Block Device fault injection driver
 +    * Servers and drivers run as unprivileged users
 +    * Fix all (potential) bugs found by Clang'​s more elaborate warnings
 +  * Better virtualization support
 +    * Added libvassert, to enable easier support for VMWare VAssert
 +    * New VirtualBox time sync driver
 +
 +==== Other important differences ====
 +  * The MINIX project now uses ''​git''​ as its version-control system
 +
 +==== Known Issues ====
 +
 +  * VirtualBox: Minix cannot be installed w/o hardware acceleration support (VT-x, AMD-V)
 +    * Workaround: See [[.:​usersguide:​runningonvirtualbox|RunningMinixOnVirtualBox]]
 +  * Build warnings: Clang has much better diagnostics than ACK, so clang reports more warnings on the MINIX codebase. These warnings are being fixed over time.
 +  * Clang performance:​ On MINIX, clang builds more slowly than GCC. We are working on this. In the meantime, you have the option to build MINIX with GCC (CC=gcc).
  
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