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new Symbolics world available for 3600 users
A more up-to-date version of the Symbolics Release 5 Beta Test world
is available for 3600 users (with a CADR version to follow shortly).
A new microcode (tmc5-mic 270) should be installed in conjuction with
the new world. To install the new microcode and world load:
o Clear out 20000. pages of space in your FEP file system, by deleting
obsolete world loads, old scratch files, and such...
o Get the new microcode with (si:install-microcode 270.) assuming that
OZ is up and happy.
o Get the new world from Buddy or Janis or whomever else has a copy,
with (si:receive-band "buddy" "grape") [substitutions for "buddy"
are encouraged to spread the load off that machine]. If the band
transfer process offers to checksum the transfer, don't turn it
down! The checksum only takes an extra couple of minutes.
o Adjust whatever boot file was being used for booting Release 5.
Reboot the new world, and enjoy.
This new world has the following improvements over previous Release 5 worlds:
Hardcopying to the dover works again (finally!).
Boot time is shorter (about 1 minute).
Miscellaneous bug fixes [(si:print-patches 'system 266.) tells all].
As in the past, we ask that any worlds customized from this standard world
be saved with a significantly different name. It's a help to us when
a bug report says "Apiary Grape", "Grape MEF", "Moby GripeX", etc. as opposed
to the standard "Moby Grape".
Bugs to BUG-BETA-TEST@OZ, as usual. Thanks.