I give up...

Submitted by Chris Marshall on Fri, 2006-10-27 16:37.

I guess I am not supposed to test SkyOS natively...

I recently rebuilt my native machine for the 3rd time due to power supply issues and installed the recently Alpha 3, however I was never able to use it because it would hang after booting.

I then downloaded Alpha 4 last night to test again and now the machine will not boot up at all, it simple shows me the start up screen and stops doing anything after the memory tests.

At least I still have my VMware setup for testing.

Preparing For Another Beta Release

Submitted by Tomasz Dominikowski on Tue, 2006-10-24 19:08.

Both Robert Szeleney and the Alpha Team are working hard to bring you the best next beta release possible. It nearly seems as if there are daily alpha builds of SkyOS (four released already). Here is the unofficial changelog for alpha builds to show you what's been achieved through this relatively short period of time (careful, this is confidential information, don't tell anyone):

DMA Support!

Submitted by Tomasz Dominikowski on Thu, 2006-10-12 14:14.

Oh yeah ladies and gentlemen, Robert Szeleney is at it again. USB Support, Printing Support and now a new PATA/SATA driver with DMA Support! There's support for VIA, AMD, Intel and SiS chipsets, more will come. What does it mean? Less CPU usage and a huge speed increase for the supported PATA/SATA controllers, just check the changelog for initial benchmarks.

Game Support and SkyOS

Submitted by Kelly on Wed, 2006-09-20 21:09.

I originally posted this as a response to a forum posting, but I figured it would be good to get our current position regarding the subject of games and video hardware support onto the front page. So here it is:

Ok, so here is the bottom line for anyone interested in this subject. If you follow this logic progression, it tends to make more sense.

1. We want games for SkyOS. That means that...

2. Game companies have to develop games for SkyOS. Which means...

3. Hardware developers (ATI, NVIDIA, Intel, etc) have to write device drivers, or give us the necessary tools to do this.

USB here we come!

Submitted by Tomasz Dominikowski on Tue, 2006-09-12 20:16.

Hurray for USB Support!

Well, we're not quite there yet, but we're close. The SkyOS USB Stack only supports UHCI. We will have to wait a while for Robert to implement OHCI/EHCI support. I'm sure many who visit this website know what I'm talking about, those who do not should read Wikipedia.