Search
lxdream.org :: lxdream :: r1163:034252e0689d
lxdream 0.9.1
released Jun 29
Download Now
changeset1163:034252e0689d
parent1162:a10d0d254f1f
child1164:01b45ca393c6
authornkeynes
dateFri Jan 21 06:41:34 2011 +1000 (8 years ago)
Update release notes for 0.9.2
RELEASE_NOTES
1.1 --- a/RELEASE_NOTES Fri Jan 21 06:40:05 2011 +1000
1.2 +++ b/RELEASE_NOTES Fri Jan 21 06:41:34 2011 +1000
1.3 @@ -1,37 +1,44 @@
1.4 -Release notes for lxdream 0.9.1 "Turtle"
1.5 +Release notes for lxdream 0.9.2 "Slippery Turtle"
1.6 ===================================================
1.7
1.8 -Lxdream 0.9.1 is mostly a performance release (core emulation is a good
1.9 -33-50% faster, although rendering performance is still bad), with a few new
1.10 -features like VMU and LIRC support. As for 0.9, the majority of software can
1.11 -be expected to "just work" with minimal problems.
1.12 +Lxdream 0.9.2 primarily focuses on improving rendering performance, which is
1.13 +up to 3x faster than 0.9.1 (depending on hardware and scene details). The
1.14 +CD-ROM device layer has also been rewritten to provide more flexibility and
1.15 +introduce some new features.
1.16
1.17 Nevertheless this should still be considered an alpha release, with many
1.18 unimplemented features remaining. You're unlikely to see 'perfect' emulation,
1.19 and we're nowhere near being bug-compatible (in other words, don't expect your
1.20 code to work on the real hardware just because it runs correctly in lxdream).
1.21
1.22 -Changes since 0.9
1.23 +Note that command-line options for running binary executables have been changed in this
1.24 +release:
1.25 +
1.26 + lxdream -e homebrew.bin
1.27 +
1.28 +will load and execute the binary directly, while
1.29 +
1.30 + lxdream homebrew.bin
1.31 +
1.32 +will now embed the binary into a bootable disc image, and then boot into the
1.33 +disc.
1.34 +
1.35 +Changes since 0.9.1
1.36 -----------------
1.37 -* Lots of core performance improvements, especially with the MMU turned on
1.38 -* VMU support (memory card only)
1.39 -* GDB remote debugging support
1.40 -* Quick-save states
1.41 -* LIRC driver
1.42 -* Now uses the ~/.lxdream directory (by default) to store runtime data
1.43 -* Audio + input drivers are now built as plugins
1.44 -* OSX: fullscreen support, minor UI improvements
1.45 +* Lots of tuning of rendering performance.
1.46 +* Can now boot and run homebrew discs without requiring the BIOS rom image.
1.47 +* Automagic wrapping of executable files in disc images.
1.48 +* New dependency on libisofs
1.49 +* Minor bugfixes
1.50
1.51 Known issues
1.52 ------------
1.53 -The following are known problems in 0.9 that will be fixed in the next major
1.54 -release - in other words, you don't need to report them - we already know :)
1.55 +The following are known problems in 0.9 that will be fixed before 1.0 -
1.56 +in other words, you don't need to report them - we already know :)
1.57
1.58 * Graphic artifacts related to translucent triangle intersections, sorting errors
1.59 and/of lack of depth precision.
1.60
1.61 -* Rendering performance ranges from barely acceptable to abominable.
1.62 -
1.63 * The SH4 emulation is not cycle accurate, and (by default) usually runs
1.64 slower than the real one. This cause some programs to have timing problems
1.65 or to break completely. In some cases this can be worked around by
1.66 @@ -50,7 +57,7 @@
1.67 or GLX_SGIX_pbuffer extensions.
1.68
1.69 OS X:
1.70 - System 10.4 or later
1.71 + System 10.5 or later
1.72
1.73 GCC, Make, etc.
1.74
1.75 @@ -67,6 +74,18 @@
1.76 Older History
1.77 ================
1.78
1.79 +Changes since 0.9
1.80 +-----------------
1.81 +* Lots of core performance improvements, especially with the MMU turned on
1.82 +* VMU support (memory card only)
1.83 +* GDB remote debugging support
1.84 +* Quick-save states
1.85 +* LIRC driver
1.86 +* Now uses the ~/.lxdream directory (by default) to store runtime data
1.87 +* Audio + input drivers are now built as plugins
1.88 +* OSX: fullscreen support, minor UI improvements
1.89 +
1.90 +
1.91 Changes since 0.8.4
1.92 -------------------
1.93 * Improved accuracy + compatibility (many bugfixes)
.