Qemu 1.0.1 released

nothing much to see here…. but here it is.

Also the changelog:

  • (commit) Version 1.0.1
  • (commit) Merge branch ‘s390-1.0’ of git://repo.or.cz/qemu/agraf
  • (commit) Merge branch ‘ppc-1.0’ of git://repo.or.cz/qemu/agraf
  • (commit) e1000: bounds packet size against buffer size
  • (commit) s390: fix cpu hotplug / cpu activity on interrupts
  • (commit) s390x: add TR function for EXECUTE
  • (commit) pseries: Don’t try to munmap() a malloc()ed TCE table
  • (commit) pseries: Populate “/chosen/linux,stdout-path” in the FDT
  • (commit) pseries: Add a routine to find a stable “default” vty and use it
  • (commit) pseries: Emit device tree nodes in reg order
  • (commit) kvm-ppc: halt secondary cpus when guest reset
  • (commit) pseries: Fix array overrun bug in PCI code
  • (commit) console: Fix segfault on screendump without VGA adapter
  • (commit) Merge branch ‘master’ of ssh://git.qemu.org/pub/git/qemu-stable-1.0
  • (commit) rbd: always set out parameter in qemu_rbd_snap_list
  • (commit) Documentation: Add qemu-img -t parameter in man page
  • (commit) qemu-img rebase: Fix for undersized backing files
  • (commit) coroutine: switch per-thread free pool to a global pool
  • (commit) qiov: prevent double free or use-after-free
  • (commit) PPC: Fix linker scripts on ppc hosts
  • (commit) target-sh4: ignore ocbp and ocbwb instructions
  • (commit) usb-ohci: td.cbp incorrectly updated near page end
  • (commit) usb-host: properly release port on unplug & exit
  • (commit) usb-storage: cancel I/O on reset
  • (commit) Fix parse of usb device description with multiple configurations
  • (commit) pc: fix event_idx compatibility for virtio devices
  • (commit) pc: add pc-0.15
  • (commit) cris: Handle conditional stores on CRISv10
  • (commit) configure: Enable build by default PIE / read-only relocation sections on OpenBSD amd64/i386.
  • (commit) target-i386: fix cmpxchg instruction emulation
  • (commit) hw/9pfs: Use the correct signed type for different variables
  • (commit) hw/9pfs: replace iovec manipulation with QEMUIOVector
  • (commit) hw/9pfs: Use the correct file descriptor in Fsdriver Callback
  • (commit) hw/9pfs: Add qdev.reset callback for virtio-9p-pci device
  • (commit) hw/9pfs: Reset server state during TVERSION
  • (commit) hw/9pfs: use migration blockers to prevent live migration when virtfs export path is mounted
  • (commit) hw/9pfs: Improve portability to older systems
  • (commit) exec.c: Fix subpage memory access to RAM MemoryRegion
  • (commit) malta: Fix regression (i8259 interrupts did not work)

sixteen year aniversary of the Qtest1 (quake test) release

OK, well it actually was 2/24/1996 …

iD still has the download on their FTP server..

Anyways I managed to meet the right people and score a beta copy of Quake! The mysterious 0.8 or ‘beta 3’ version.  So I thought you guys would love it, and what better way to enjoy these old things than jdosbox.

And of course I’ve put up all the versions I’ve been able to find so far.  Now I just need a fun way to network all of this stuff.

3 1/2″ disks vs the 5 1/4″ disks…

So I’ve been talking with Frank Sapone about recovering old data and how I’ve had the worst luck with old 3 1/2″ disks.  Even sealed stuff like the MS-DOS client components of SQL Server 4.21a which Microsoft chose not to put on the CD-ROM, but rather on floppy diskette … which are not readable.

What is surprising is that not only has he had the same luck with 10-15 year old 3 1/2″ disks, but with 26 year old 5 1/4″ disks is that he can read them fine.

That is right, 26 year old  disks work fine with a good Panisonic 5 1/4″ drive mechanism, including a box of random disks he bought on e-bay that went through the old fashioned metal scanners, that he thought at best was a bulk lot of junk, he could read 100% of them with no errors.

I can only wonder how many people are sitting on ‘good media’ still factory sealed to only find out they are completely worthless.

If you’ve got old stuff, you better read it NOW… Otherwise it’ll probably never work, esp if it is 3 1/2″.

Dell 4100 networking kerfuffle!!!!

So I’ve had this old Dell 4100 I’ve bought from the salvation army…

Anyways, if you look at the dell page..

You’ll see clearly that the networking component is a 3com 3c905c.

Instead, thanks to an OpenBSD cd-rom I was able to find out, that it is an Intel 82562 aka 100B.

Talk about way off the mark!  And at least I’ve managed to get my OS/2 2.11 backup’d and restored onto the disk..!

QuakeWorld for DOS updates..

Remember my old Quake port to MS-DOS that included that WatTcp package so that you could play on the internet under glorious MS-DOS?  Well it’s kind of taken a life onto its own, and thanks to the hard work of Frank Sapone, it picked up all kinds of updates including:

Whew isn’t that great?

I’ll have to check to see how much of this I can backport to OS/2

You can download it, and more here.  And in the meantime I’ve put up my server on … Enjoy!