Submitted by Robert Szeleney on Thu, 2002-03-21 11:57.

New network applications available:

- Telnet server
- Telnet client
- FTP client

Following protocols are working well now:
- Ethernet
- IP
Also the socket interface is berkley compatible now.

There is also a new Virtual Console Interface and terminal. (Better I/O redirection).


Submitted by Robert Szeleney on Thu, 2002-02-28 05:02.

I uploaded a preliminary kernel version 3.7.
This kernel will boot up until the init application gets loaded, then it halts.
Please let me know if the kernel boots up or not. (Because I have changed a lot in the boot/init phase, and I will release the kernel only if it boots on all systems)
Look at the download section.

P.s: Please email to robert@skyos.org


Submitted by Robert Szeleney on Wed, 2002-02-27 10:28.

Additionaly to the system wide resource manager tree, there is now a task-local resource manager. SkyGI makes heavy use of this tree. (e.g. storing FontCache, Created windows, Queue messages,.....).

Upgraded to freetype 2.0.8 (Thanks to Eugenia for this tip).


Submitted by Robert Szeleney on Tue, 2002-02-26 08:42.

Huge SkyGI performance increase. As you may know, the graphical user interface of SkyOS uses FreeType2 for truetype support. With this library, rendering 255 characters (20x20, Arial) needs about 680ms on a P200.
So I decided to implement a FontCache. With this fontcache, the same 255 characters are renderd in 15ms now.

If you ever plan to implement FreeType2 in your OS, implement a Font-Cache too. You will get a factor 40 performance increase .


Submitted by Robert Szeleney on Mon, 2002-02-25 03:56.

Uploaded preliminary SkyOS programmers book documentation. Look at the documents section.