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 +====== MINIX Past Releases ======
 +This page provides some information about the previous MINIX 3 releases.
 +
 +You can download release media from the [[http://​www.minix3.org/​download|download page]].
 +
 +  * **[[:​releases:​3.2.1:​|3.2.1]]**
 +  * **[[:​releases:​3.2.0:​|3.2.0]]**
 +
 +====== Older ======
 +===== Release 3.1.8 =====
 +Release date: October 4, 2010
 +
 +Major Features:
 +
 +  * New package management infrastructure:​ pkgsrc and pkgin (contributed by Gautam Tirumala)
 +  * Unix Domain Socket support (contributed by Thomas Cort)
 +  * Multiboot support (contributed by Feiran Zheng)
 +  * Ext2 support (contributed by Evgeniy Ivanov)
 +  * [[:​acpi|ACPI]] driver
 +  * full APICs
 +  * Experimental AHCI support
 +
 +Known Issues:
 +
 +  * VirtualBox: Minix 3.1.8 cannot be installed w/o hardware acceleration support (VT-x, AMD-V)
 +    * Workaround: See [[:​UsersGuide:​RunningOnVirtualBox]]
 +  * VirtualBox 3.1 cannot boot Minix. Please use VirtualBox 3.2.
 +  * Some packman packages have not been ported to pkgsrc yet
 +
 +===== Release 3.1.7 =====
 +Release date: June 16, 2010
 +
 +Major Features:
 +
 +  * Userspace scheduling and a scheduling server (contributed by Bjorn Swift)
 +  * Proper support for multiple ethernet cards of the same type
 +  * Bugfixes (such as workaround to run on recent KVM)
 +  * Debug features ("​verbose"​ boot monitor variable, access to debug registers DR0-DR7 in kernel)
 +  * Boot monitor allows loading images > 16 MB
 +  * Root partition size increased to 64MB (and setup script can now more or less safely deal with root partitions with non-default sizes)
 +  * Buildsystem support for building MINIX with GCC
 +  * Source tree reorganization/​cleanup
 +  * New ports: Git, GCC updated to version 4.4.3
 +  * Secondary FS cache layer in VM that uses all available memory, reducing I/O wait time a lot
 +  * Support for the cp1251 and koi8-u charsets (contributed by Roman Ignatov)
 +
 +Known Issues:
 +
 +  * VirtualBox: Minix 3.1.7 cannot be installed w/o hardware acceleration support (VT-x, AMD-V)
 +    * Workaround: See [[:​UsersGuide:​RunningOnVirtualBox]]
 +  * VirtualBox 3.1 cannot boot Minix. Please use VirtualBox 3.2.
 +  * VirtualPC: the DEC Tulip network driver is broken
 +    * Fix: upgrade to SVN-trunk
 +
 +===== Release 3.1.6 =====
 +Release date: February 8, 2010
 +
 +Major Features:
 +
 +  * New drivers: Atheros L2, Intel E1000, Realtek 8169, DEC Tulip
 +  * VirtualPC Network Support (DEC Tulip)
 +  * PipeFS - removed pipe handling from filesystem drivers
 +  * HGFS - support for mounting VMware shared folders as file system
 +  * VFS: supplemental group support
 +  * VFS: sticky bit support
 +  * FPU support
 +  * System Event Framework (SEF)
 +  * Experimental APIC support (disabled by default)
 +  * More ports: more recent QEMU, BSD utilities, Benchmarks
 +
 +Known Issues:
 +
 +  * VirtualBox 3.1 cannot boot Minix. Please use VirtualBox 3.0 for now.
 +  * Qemu/KVM 0.12 cannot boot Minix. Please use Qemu/KVM 0.11 for now.
 +  * VirtualBox: Minix 3.1.6 cannot be installed w/o hardware acceleration support (VT-x, AMD-V)
 +    * Workaround: See [[:​UsersGuide:​RunningOnVirtualBox]]
 +
 +===== Release 3.1.5 =====
 +Release date: November 5, 2009
 +
 +Major Features:
 +
 +  * Better performance
 +  * Shared memory
 +  * setitimer function
 +  * ISO9660 FS
 +  * Open Source Sound System
 +  * Trap NULL accesses now, for user convenience
 +  * Improved signal handling
 +  * Better support for debuggers (ptrace improvements,​ etc.)
 +  * Network card autodetection (for supported PCI cards), improved network configuration
 +  * More ports: OpenSSH, Tcpdump, Nedit, Gnu Go
 +
 +Known Issues:
 +
 +  * VirtualBox: Minix 3.1.5 cannot be installed w/o hardware acceleration support (VT-x, AMD-V)
 +    * Workaround: See [[:​UsersGuide:​RunningOnVirtualBox]]
 +  * VMware: after working correctly for a period of time, the lance driver may stop working silently, causing all network traffic to be dropped for some period of time.
 +    * Workaround: when this happens, run "​service refresh lance" as root to restart the lance driver.
 +    * This issue has been fixed in the Minix trunk available from Subversion.
 +
 +===== Release 3.1.4 =====
 +Release date: June 9, 2009
 +
 +Major Features:
 +
 +  * Virtual Memory support
 +  * Improved Virtual Machine support (when MINIX runs as guest)
 +
 +===== Release 3.1.3a =====
 +Release date: June 8, 2007
 +
 +  * Fixes to 3.1.3
 +
 +===== Release 3.1.3 =====
 +Release date: April 13, 2007
 +
 +Major Features:
 +
 +  * Virtual File System (VFS)
 +
 +See http://​www.minix3.org/​download/​releasenotes-3.1.3.html.
 +
 +===== Release 3.1.2a =====
 +Release date:  May 29, 2006
 +
 +Major Features:
 +
 +  * Packman package manager
 +
 +Known Issues:
 +
 +  * Installation issue when auto-partitioning disks.
 +
 +===== Release 3.1.0 (Book Release) =====
 +Release date: October 24, 2005
 +
 +First release of MINIX 3
 +
 +Corresponds with source discussed in OSDIv3.
  
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