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MirageOS v1.2 Released
Posted by Michael on 15 May 2004, 03:25 GMT

Detached Solutions has released the eagerly anticipated update to its popular flash shell, MirageOS. MirageOS v1.2 fixes all problems with BASIC programs crashing the calculator, sorts programs faster, has a "smart writeback" for archived programs, and is compatible with the TI-84 Plus.

The sorting is incredibly fast - from 3.5 minutes to 5 seconds on my calculator.

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Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
jedbouy  Account Info

i've bever really understood the 'alpha on' thing that it has in the options menu... can en1 tell me wat that is all about???

Reply to this comment    16 May 2004, 09:33 GMT


Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Mayco  Account Info
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when you enable alpha, you can enter lowercase letters. Press alpha twice to enable lowercase when you can enter some text.

Reply to this comment    16 May 2004, 11:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
benryves  Account Info
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Nope:
Alpha+On puts the calc into APD mode (doesn't switch it off, but puts it in a low-power state) - try it! If you're in a menu or something, 2nd+On then On again returns you to the homescreen, but Alpha+On the On again and you're back where you were.

Reply to this comment    16 May 2004, 15:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info

Oh... That's why my batteries were draining faster than normal when I used that.

Reply to this comment    17 May 2004, 03:39 GMT

Random RAM clear
Caboose  Account Info

I have actually gotten 2 random RAM clears outside of MirageOS that I'm pretty sure were caused by it. I never had this problem when I used to use CrunchyOS...

Reply to this comment    17 May 2004, 01:27 GMT

Re: Random RAM clear
Caboose  Account Info

and yes this is in v1.2

Reply to this comment    17 May 2004, 22:11 GMT


Re: Random RAM clear
Rob van Wijk  Account Info

If they were /random/ crashes, /outside/ of Mirage, what makes you think Mirage caused them?
DS has a pretty solid reputation, and if you want to call one of their programs buggy, you'd better come up with some good evidence if you want people to believe you.

Reply to this comment    17 May 2004, 22:21 GMT


Re: Re: Random RAM clear
Caboose  Account Info

well you do have me with that one. But I switched to CrunchyOS for that very reason. When I was using v1.1 of Mirage, I got one of those RAM clears probably once a day. For whatever reason, I blamed it on Mirage, started using Crunchy, and then never got a single one the whole time I was using Crunchy, which was about 4 months. I'm just saying that they recently came back when I started using Mirage again. Not to put down Mirage, or anyone involved with it's development, because it obviously out-performs any other shell, ever, period.

Reply to this comment    17 May 2004, 22:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Random RAM clear
Andree Chea  Account Info

I suspect (just a suspicion) that there was a memory leak. What I do to remedy it is to backup programs, reset RAM and ARC VARS (not the APPS) and load the programs again. After that, everything works again.

Reply to this comment    18 May 2004, 19:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Random RAM clear
Caboose  Account Info

Thanks I'll try that. I got another RAM clear today except it was within the the shell this time while garbage collecting from a basic program. Has anyone else had trouble using garbage collect from within a basic program being run by mirage?

Reply to this comment    19 May 2004, 01:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Random RAM clear
KRoot Account Info
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I dont know about you, but i have never had my calc crash because of one of Detached's applications, and ive been using them for ~3 years. Maybe its something else on your calc or just your calc. Or then again, it could be the basic program running in mirage that might be causing them inside of mirage, but not outside of it. Ive never really used this option because do not use basic programs at all.

Reply to this comment    19 May 2004, 01:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Random RAM clear
W Hibdon  Account Info
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I destrotyed 3 83+ courtesy MirageOSv1.0. Hidded programs did not handle well during a grabage collect.

-W-

Reply to this comment    19 May 2004, 17:07 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Random RAM clear
W Hibdon  Account Info
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I am pretty sure that should have been "hidden"....

-W-

Reply to this comment    19 May 2004, 17:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Random RAM clear
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Yep, and I didn't even notice the error the first time reading through. That just shows you how observant I am. Heh.

Reply to this comment    19 May 2004, 20:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Random RAM clear
Tzazak Account Info

It's probably just cause we're all used to people doing type-os so we just ignore them. Anyway, how are you supposed to spell type-o?

Reply to this comment    21 May 2004, 01:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Random RAM clear
CajunLuke Account Info

typo

Reply to this comment    21 May 2004, 20:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Random RAM clear
Caboose  Account Info

now that i think about it, the prog was hidden at the time. that may have had something to do with it :)

Reply to this comment    20 May 2004, 00:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Random RAM clear
Jason Malinowski  Account Info

All my programs (13 or 14) are hidden and archived, and garbage collects don't seem to cause any ill effects.

Reply to this comment    20 May 2004, 02:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Random RAM clear
W Hibdon  Account Info
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Are you using v1.0? If so, you should be shot. Also, you would not have an 83+ to speak of, unless you kept returning it.

-W-

Reply to this comment    20 May 2004, 16:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Random RAM clear
Jason Malinowski  Account Info

I'm using 1.2

And I assure you I have an 83+. And it's still working quite well (I have yet to break it in any way)

Reply to this comment    20 May 2004, 21:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Random RAM clear
W Hibdon  Account Info
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Good. I did not want to have to do any shoting. It is also good that you have not utterly destroyed your cacl in the past.

-W-

Reply to this comment    21 May 2004, 00:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Random RAM clear
Nick_S  Account Info

How does that prgm hide thingy work anyway? Does it simply delete/edit/move the progs vat data or something?

Reply to this comment    29 May 2004, 04:12 GMT

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