- Feb 11, 1996
- Released 0.6.5. This version was kindly prepared by Griff, because I'm
quite busy at the moment. It features bug fixes, a code-cleanup and fullscreen
SVGAlib support for Linux.
- Apr 15, 1997
- Woke up and realized that I had been sleeping for the last 14 months.
No, seriously - I had and still have to sort out many things in my life,
career etc. and so the development on STonX had to suffer. Check out the
list of things that have been implemented and not yet released above and
forgive me for garbage-collecting my life and being lazy. Plus, wish me
that I won't have to take up a new job in June - government-enforced
slavery work in a place where old people are put when their families want
to get rid of them, earning approximately 1/12th of my current salary and
being deprived of many of my rights as a citizen (e.g. I can't leave
the country). This is for refusing to join the army on moral grounds,
while also considering the practice of recruiting young men in times of
useless and certainly improper for a country that considers itself civilized.
I'm sorry for this political message, but it best explains my current
feelings and why I can't put my mind on more productive things. Thanks
- Apr 18, 1997
- Created the STonX-current archive for
snapshots of work in progress.
- Apr 21, 1997
- Compiled the current beta version on Alphas running Digital Unix and Linux.
Look at this screenshot!. Even very simple machine
instructions are fast on this machine (despite the large constant dispatch
overhead): e.g. a moveq runs in 0.7 8MHz cycles (92 ns), an add.l d1,d2 in 0.9,
a bsr/rts pair in 3!
- Apr 27, 1997
- About to release a new beta version with some fixes. Also started to write
- May 9, 1997
- I can't believe what I just saw! This is how
the Little Colour Demo looks like running under my current version of STonX
(note the Rasters!).
- May 24, 1997
- Finally got round to releasing another beta version. This will hopefully
be the last one before the final STonX 0.6.7 is released, after which
beta versions of the current development tree will be released (the aim
for 0.6.7 is to provide a stable version of STonX to replace version 0.6.5,
until the new code becomes useable).