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1- Improved smbios support for some Intel Xeon models
2- BETA : Sync'd ati engine with the trunk
4- Small security fix
5- Added a mechanism to strip the madt table
6- Ported the serial number randomizer to smbiosgetters,
7 Warning: smbiosgetters (and also the Gui module) still don't work when built with Xcode4.
9- Implemented a serial number randomizer in smbiospatcher
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19- Chameleon (or at least this branch) can now boot OSX on Parallels Desktop 7, with full acpi and smbios support
20 (note: you will need to embed at least acpicodec and smbiosgetters since virtual machines don't like our module system),
21 see this vid ;-) :
22- Added a mechanism to boot the real Lion installer partition (with baseSystem.dmg as root device), you will just need to edit the kernelcache
23 for you platform, step 2 of the installation process (booting from the kernelcache in the "Mac OS X Install Data" folder) is still in progress
25- Added a simple mechanism to embed a module into the core of the bootloader (useful for virtual machines
26 or for modules not yet compatible with xcode4), see internal_modules.h for more info.
27- Added JrCs's Keylayout support in Keymapper
28- Fixed an issue in AcpiCodec where the highest cpu frequency may not be added in the pstate package on some configurations
29- Improved detection of nb of core(s) and thread(s) for AMD processors
30- Updated keymapper ...
31- Applied scorpius's patch (to get an unstretched boot screen for nVidia cards on DVI) in boot0.s , disabled by default,
32 see -,2158.msg10345/boardseen.html#new - for more info.
33- Applied Vladimir Zidar's hibernate patch on hibernateEnabler
34- Applied "Intel HD Graphics 3000" patch to gma.c (credit: ???) ,
35 found at - -
36- Added AMD support (most of the code is derived from the trunk, MUST BE ENABLED BY HAND IN CPU.C) see - -
37- Improved Core Ix support in AcpiCodec
38- Improved c-states support in AcpiCodec
40- Sync'd nvidia.c and gma.c (see GraphicEnabler module) to the trunk
41- Improved compatibility with xcode4 (afaik only the modules gui and smbiosgetters will not work with xcode4, even if they are built without any errors)
42- Applied JrCs's path for more protection against buffer overflow in some case (trunk v1449)
43- Added a mechanism to detect extra mkexts/kexts before loading the kernelCache
44- Moved smp code to Erich Boleyn's smp-imps (not fully implemented yet)
45- Added the UseKernelCache option only for compatibility with the trunk ("Yes" have no effect, since it's the default),
46 the Flag "-F" which do the same things is still valid
47- Re-worked SSDT generation, and merged with the Bits's code
48- Removed aml_generator from AcpiCodec, now use acpicode.c to generate aml file
49- Added YellowIconFixer module
50- Merged fsb detection with Bits's code in cpu.c (slightly faster)
51- Fixed a bug related to ACPI in AcpiCodec (thanck to StephN666 for testing)
52- Fixed a bug related to ACPI and the machine with a rsd table revision > 0 (acpi_tools.c) (thanck to StephN666 for testing)
54- Applied Andy Vandijck's Nehalem (i5/i9) spoof to kernelpatcher
55- Fixed an issue with kernelPatcher, it seems that kernelPatcher is unable to patch the kernelCache
56- Applied some fixes from the trunk
57- Applied many under the hood fixes
58- Added Andy Vandijck's Server spoof
59- Added a Patch from Andy Vandijck in SMBiosPatcher and SMBiosGetters
60- Added a Patch from Netkas in GraphicEnabler (ati.c)
61- Fixed an issue where the GUI module couldn't find the themes directory
62- Fixed an issue where the GUI module failed to display the GUI
63- Added AcpiCodec module
64- Re-wrote ACPI code in fake_efi.c
65- Fixed a bug with AcpiPatcher when built with xcode4
66- Optimized AcpiPatcher code
67- Minor change of SMBIOS code in fake_efi.c
68- Applied some changes to the CPU detection
69- Fixed Pict-FailedBoot allocation
70- Board-id fix is now handled by the smbios modules
72- Added boot-args in the device tree
73- Added BootCLUT and Pict-FailedBoot
74- Added Board-id spoof
75- Fixed kernelcache loading with 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7
76- Added Lion Compatibility
78- Re-enabled Ignore Boot File Flag option , now "-B"
79- Fixed a bug in get_PM_Profile(), where the function return the profile 0 = 'Unspecified' when the facp is incorrect or not found, and so, override the
80 PM type set by the cpu features
81- Added new drop acpi table mechanism, now it's really able to drop any tables
82- BootHelp is not anymore embed by default in the bootloader core, if you need the help at boot time, just install your BootHelp.txt in /Extra/ (for now GUI module still embed it)
83- Fixed the HelloWorld module (broken since i have increased module hook arguments number)
85- "-F" now mean do not use prelinked kernel
86- Fixed embedtheme resolution, random theme chooser now also include embedtheme in the list (if the GUI is compiled with the embedtheme option),
87 also fixed a potential memory leak in randomTheme()
88- Fixed a bug in modules.c introduced in the previous versions, the booloader should now load correctly
89 with or without modules
90- Boot helper support (raid) is now an option (992 bytes saved)
91- Fixed an issue where the prelinked kernel can't be found (the bootloader should now be fully compatible with the kextcache command line tool).
92 (Also merged both adler32 function previously located in drivers.c and boot.c into one (adler32) located in boot.c)
93- returned to malloc by default, instead of safe_malloc, safe_malloc(+1280 bytes) is now an option (as in revolution 616+)
94- APM support is now optional (704 bytes saved)
95- Fixed add_symbol function
96- Increased module hook arguments number to 6
97- Added Kabyl's pci subsystem id patch
98- Added Kabyl's smbios implemention (SMBiosGetters, see Kabyl's branch.) as a module (legacy smbios implementation (SMBiosPatcher) have been also rewritten as a module)
99- Added valv's experimental amd support in CPUFreq module (untested)
100- Added Slice's smbios_patcher fix
101- Increased Booter Log size according to the chameleon trunck (thanck to Azimutz)
103- Added BSD (OpenBSD and FreeBSD) support (Credits to: nawcom, valv)
104- moved hibernation and ramdisk into modules
105- Added a keyboard mapper module
106- Added CPUFreq module (Credits to: valv, cparm)
107- Added a random theme chooser in the GUI module
108- Added Slice's mobile detection fix
109- Added mozodojo's coreI fix in acpi patcher
110- Applied many fixes and optimizations to the core
111- Moved to meklort's core architecture
112- Added Andy Vandijck's Full ACPI tables override and ACPI V1 to V4 conversion patch
115- Added Booter Log Dump Tool
116- Added Booter message Logging (":/boot-log" ioreg property)
117- Removed obsolete -f option, use -x instead
118- Removed -x32 option, use arch=i386 instead
119- Added automatic SMBusspeed detection for lga1156 core i5/7 cpus
120- Added new iMac11,1 sbios default model for lga1156 core i5/17 mobos
121- md0 code. Notified xnu when an md ramdisk is specified
122- Added rollover image support for selected device icons.
123 Use device_<type>_o.png in theme folder. Credits goes to Blackosx.
124- Revisited theme resource embedding. Using the device_<type> icons are optional with
125 the exception of device_generic.
126- Optimized memory detection speed
127- Added displaying source device and partition number for file read operations.
128- Increased boot2's maximum size from 383.5k to 447.5k.
129 Updated stage 1 loaders for handling the new size limit.
130- Added alternate format for setting the default partition. The user can specify the selected
131 volume UUID for the "Default Partition" key.
132- Implemented SPD memory automatic detection and injection,seems to work really great ...
133- Factorized code to prepare a dynamic memory detection algorithm ...
134- Optimized smbios table address search
135- Optimized cursor spinout in textmode if no verbose mode is set
136- Added ram table structures definitions
137- Added getSmbios() a param permitting to select between orig and new smbios entries
138- Changed "Default Partition" behaviour to accept only native system volumes or foreign partitions.
139- Added NVIDIA new NVCAP customization support and support for ION gfx cards from aserebln
140- Added ATI new framebuffers support and new cards from PCEFI10.6
141- improved ACPI file search algo by implementing a cache.
142- Nvidia injection fix
143- pciroot would not always return correct uuid in autodection mode
144- Fixed the hibernation problem in boot2/resume.c
145- Fixed all new booter versions with SystemType would override the facp value even if correct,
146 now keeps the facp value if correct and no override has been done, implemented a best effort algo.
147 for maximizing the chance to get the most correct value before we decide to use a fixed value (1=desktop)
148- Fixed display cosmetics of UUID, now a convert.c file contains all
149 conversions api, to be completed by function that we should reuse.
151- Fixed SystemType would be always forced to a value, now optionally changed
152 only if ovveriden
153- Kept SystemID as the only option to change manually the system-id
154 For theses reasons, SystemId from bootConfig and SMUUID from smbiosConfig aer now DEPRECATED.
156- Integrated JrCs fadt patch (kept for RC5 the existing DSDT.aml retry algo that disapeared in his patch, should be more discussed for RC6)
157- Added JrCs modified convention name change to coding_standards
158- Now malloc (ex. MALLOC in Asere patch) is renamed malloc(size) and is an alias
159 to safe_malloc(size, file, line) with _FILE_ and _LINE_ prerocessor definitions
160- Added a new 'Rename Partition Feature', now permitting to rename partition
161 like 'System reserved' to a more meaningful name
162- Added SystemID option permitting to change the System UUID to a fixed value.
163- Added the PciRoot autodetection feature imported from pcefi10.5
164- Added automatic "system-id" injection from dmi bios, also compatible
165 with SystemID boot option and former SMUUID from smbios,plist
166- Added "system-type' automatic injection (1=Desktop) plus override possibility
167 with the new system-type option in bootConfig
168- Added SMserial and SMproductname new options for smbios.plist
169- Merged with asere patch, while keeping my fake_efi.c changes, and adding a new
170 stringForKey() API, also changed the DT__XXXX() set of functions
171 to handle const char * values instead of char*.

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