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History log for Skick program


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(C) SinSoft 1992,93


3.32 (139.122
-

18.1.93)

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KILLTAGS option included. This option allows to kill all

the KickTags and

MemTags as well as CoolCapture vector before installing SKick's ones.

This ensures that the machine is clear when the new kickstart starts.
Note

than this is done automatically when kicking 1.3 system (there is a risk
of

incompatibility
of the modules available for 2.0 only (like NewAlert)) or

when performing hard
-
load (risk that the modules or their parts are
located

in memory occupied by kickstart image later).


3.31 (139.121
-

17.1.93)

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1) FASTRES option added.
It allows the resident module space to be
allocated

in Fast RAM instead of Chip RAM. However, if 1.3 system is kicked, or if

there isn't enough fast ram to contain the module, Chip RAM is used
again.

This option may cause crashes under certain conditions;

if it is Your
case,

don't use it.

2) Skick now searches for the memory for kickstart image in 1/4 Meg
steps.

Formerly, it was done in steps equal to the kickstart size. It allows the

image to be loaded out of alignment specified by its size (for example,
1/2M

kickstart can be loaded to $X40000 or $XC0000 automatically).


3.30 (139.120
-

7.1.93)

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Four bugs fixed:

1) Bug in memory allocation which caused toggling between 2.0 and 1.3

after a reset and malfunction of expansion boards; t
his bug appeared
under

very special circumstances only and was hard to find. Thanks to Marc
Heuler

which first (and only) reported this.

2) Bug also in memory allocation which caused accidental system crash if

'hard load' method was used. This bug was di
scovered during debugging
process

of the previous one.

3) When GUI was activated by the mouse, switches from cmdline (like
NOREL)

weren't updated from GUI screen if the user didn't refresh them manually.

Thanks to
-
jis
-

for the report.

4) Alert timing feat
ure of the new 39.106+ OS is correctly maintained by
SKick

and value saved during a reboot; older revisions of Skick didn't do it so
alerts

weren't displayed at all!

Additions:

RELSTACK option added to allow easy kicking on 3.0 based systems with
Chip RAM

only (see manual and SKickOnA1200.txt)

From now, SKick should work on an A1200 !


3.22 (139.119
-

15.12.92)

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Added the option 32BIT to allow searching for the RAM space above
$1000000.

However, this is not recommended for general u
se
-

it was added only for
the

testing purposes, what will happen if kickstarts are loaded to such
space.


3.21 (139.118
-

11.12.92)

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Added the ability to load coded kickstart images from GUI mode too

(I forgot to add this to the p
revious release :
-
( )


3.20 (139.117
-

10.12.92)

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Added the ability to load coded kickstart images. Use of Recode

program not needed now! Reloc table for BETA 39106 (kick39106.BETA.RTB)
added

to the archive. Table names changed: th
ere may be an additional suffix
before

RTB/PAT to specify what kind of kickstart it is made for.

To avoid crashes when using reloc/patch tables not for the kickstart they
were

made for, file formats have changed. The first long of .RTB and .PAT
tables now

contains checksum of the kickstart image they are made for. When
incorrect

kickstart is used, error message 'Incorrect reloc/patch table used' is
issued

and kicking is terminated.


3.12 (139.116
-

9.12.92)

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Correction made for true
3.0 ROMs (like one for A1200) to be kickable.

Reloc table for A1200 ROM (kick39106.A1200.RTB) included to the archive.

/NOT SENT/RELEASED TO ANYBODY/


3.12 (139.115
-

8.12.92)

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Ranger Rescue facility added. Allows use of Ranger ($C0
) memory which is
nor
-

mally destroyed by destructive memory test during system init.

Only first part of Ranger memory remains unusable. Please load kickstarts

at least from $C40000. /NOT SENT/RELEASED TO ANYBODY/


3.11 (139.114
-

7.12.92)

===============
=========

1.3 image allocation improved. Now uses AllocAbs if possible (ExRAM)
instead

of MemList manipulation. /NOT SENT/RELEASED TO ANYBODY/



(139.113
-

7.12.92)


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Bugs fixed. Memory allocation code and loading procedures sim
plified and

improved. /NOT SENT/RELEASED TO ANYBODY/



(139.112
-

7.12.92)


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Bugs fixed.

39.110 A500/600 BETA ROM .RTB and .PAT included into archive.

/NOT SENT/RELEASED TO ANYBODY/


3.10 (139.111
-

6.12.92)

=====================
===

Some bugs fixed. MemTag handling improved, protection against MemTag
corrup
-

tion added (caused destruction of MemTag part by other ones such RAD or

Early Startup). Relocatable patch facility added. /NOT SENT/RELEASED TO
ANYBODY/


3.01 (139.100
-

?.11
.92)

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First distributed release.


2.XX (137.XXX)

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Versions without GUI.


1.XX (134.XXX)

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Single
-
purpose program to kick 1.3 system only.