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Another release of one of MirBSD’s subprojects. Now, both the 8x16 VGA (cp437-encoded) and the full Basic Multilingual Plane 8x16/16x16 proper font are also available, on all possible platforms, as “doubled”, that is, 16x32 and 18x36/36x36, version suited for e.g. hiDPI displays. (This was mostly done with simple pixel doubling for each axis, with only few glyphs fixed up afterwards to achieve a slighly improved, but still FixedMisc bitmap font, look. Thanks to apotheon for the suggestion (even if it ended up being a tad too large in his eyes, and to cnuke@ for testing and to both plus Sarah for feedback.

The APT repository was, of course, updated with xfonts-base/consolefonts-base and console-setup to match. It also, in mirabilos-support, ships an updated version of the Linux text/framebuffer console keymap.

Download and check:

  • SHA256 (FixedMisc-20200214.tgz) = 92cd16d302741be9314014960f2c57866b7e31f720b47df8efebfec7c6c35319
  • RMD160 (FixedMisc-20200214.tgz) = 9bbf24131664d201411294b633e265fc3d940fb1
  • TIGER (FixedMisc-20200214.tgz) = 92099b2a989d7a66b22aacf93836345581f8ba27aab0cab5
  • 758244556 5955999 /MirOS/dist/mir/Foundry/FixedMisc-20200214.tgz
  • MD5 (FixedMisc-20200214.tgz) = 546f492a4b0459cbf2689306560070a2

Mind this is slightly larger (6/46 MB download/decompressed) than the previous releases (1¼/10½ MB) because it now ships the fonts not only in regular and doubled versions but also the HW-only versions expanded and the full font (normal and doubled) for GRUB and the cp437 font in PSF and PSFU format (version 1 for 8x16, version 2 for 16x32). Enjoy!

I also wanted to give you a new release of the another MirBSD subproject, jupp, but I haven’t managed to finish my work on it in time. After that will, most likely, lead me to more mksh bugfixing, followed by the long-expected next regular release (it’s already cooking in Debian unstable).

And then, I hope I’ll manage to get a bit of time to get back to the BSD base and manage a rollup rolling release snapshot for those updating from binary, not from source themselves. (Rumours about being discontinued are just that, rumours; they originate (hah!) from Wikipedia, whose page about MirBSD has, incidentally, never been fully right.)

See you in IRC or around on conferences!

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