Chameleon Svn Source Tree


1- Added mountain lion icons for the default themes and LogintoLion (credit to Blackosx)
2- Added cpu_intel_amd.c (not by default, you need to edit the makefile in the libsaio directory to compile it)
3- Implemented a stack_protector (seems to work)
4- Sync'd libsa with Xnu
5- Removed lcc_kext dependency from the make file
6- Fixed some bugs
8- Updated the default theme to v 1.1 (credit to blackosx)
9- Updated LogintoLion with he haiku device logo (credit to blackosx)
10- Update for the gui
11- Chameleon can now boot the Lion Auto-Installer partition (additionally, on a GPT disk this enable the option "Localize my Mac" of iCloud)
12- Added a first version of amlsgn (NOTE: This tool can can sign an aml file for your machine (with the UUID) or for your machine model, this can be useful
13 with multiple machines w/o an identical model, combined with acpicodec and the option "LoadSignedAmlOnly", you can make sure that Chameleon will load the
14 good aml files for your machine (even if you have for example about 50 dsdt files named differently in your Acpi directory and each one for a different machine) )
15- Applied Guerrero's patch on gui.c (
16- Added a theme compatible with the OS detection/Volume feature (credit to Enzo for LoginToLion, see for more.)
17- Fixed a mistake with the smbios.plist loading process
18- Reworked the OS detection/Volume (NOTE: now embedded into the core and executed much earlier )
21- Added Haiku support (credit to scorpius)
22- Added EXFAT (FAT64) support (credit to dmazar)
23- Added JrCs fixes (see trunk v1716 v1719)
24- Gui can now detect the darwin version of each volumes
25- Applied some underthehood fixes and enhancements
27- Added an option to the check Oem revision of aml files, can be useful with multiple machines (a command line tool able to patch the aml files will be available soon)
28- Improved smbios support for some Intel Xeon models
29- BETA : Sync'd ati engine with the trunk
31- Small security fixes
32- Added a mechanism to strip the madt table
33- Ported the serial number randomizer to smbiosgetters,
34 Warning: smbiosgetters (and also the Gui module) still don't work when built with Xcode4.
36- Implemented a serial number randomizer in smbiospatcher
37(can be useful for icloud registration problems, especially when the serial number is already used by another machine,
39DISCLAIMER: Please read the iCloud License ( carefully before using this option.
40By using this option, you are agreeing to be bound by
41the terms of the iCloud License ( If you do not or cannot agree to the terms
42of the icloud License (, please do not use this option.
46- Chameleon (or at least this branch) can now boot OSX on Parallels Desktop 7, with full acpi and smbios support
47 (note: you will need to embed at least acpicodec and smbiosgetters since virtual machines don't like our module system),
48 see this vid ;-) :
49- Added a mechanism to boot the real Lion installer partition (with baseSystem.dmg as root device), you will just need to edit the kernelcache
50 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
52- Added a simple mechanism to embed a module into the core of the bootloader (useful for virtual machines
53 or for modules not yet compatible with xcode4), see internal_modules.h for more info.
54- Added JrCs's Keylayout support in Keymapper
55- Fixed an issue in AcpiCodec where the highest cpu frequency may not be added in the pstate package on some configurations
56- Improved detection of nb of core(s) and thread(s) for AMD processors
57- Updated keymapper ...
58- Applied scorpius's patch (to get an unstretched boot screen for nVidia cards on DVI) in boot0.s , disabled by default,
59 see -,2158.msg10345/boardseen.html#new - for more info.
60- Applied Vladimir Zidar's hibernate patch on hibernateEnabler.
61- Applied "Intel HD Graphics 3000" patch to gma.c (credit: ???) ,
62 found at - -
63- Added AMD support (most of the code is derived from the trunk, MUST BE ENABLED BY HAND IN CPU.C) see - -
64- Improved Core Ix support in AcpiCodec
65- Improved c-states support in AcpiCodec
67- Sync'd nvidia.c and gma.c (see GraphicEnabler module) to the trunk
68- Improved compatibility with xcode4 (afaik only the modules gui and smbiosgetters will not work with xcode4, even if they are built without any errors)
69- Applied JrCs's path for more protection against buffer overflow in some case (trunk v1449)
70- Added a mechanism to detect extra mkexts/kexts before loading the kernelCache
71- Moved smp code to Erich Boleyn's smp-imps (not fully implemented yet)
72- Added the UseKernelCache option only for compatibility with the trunk ("Yes" have no effect, since it's the default),
73 the Flag "-F" which do the same things is still valid
74- Re-worked SSDT generation, and merged with the Bits's code
75- Removed aml_generator from AcpiCodec, now use acpicode.c to generate aml file
76- Added YellowIconFixer module
77- Merged fsb detection with Bits's code in cpu.c (slightly faster)
78- Fixed a bug related to ACPI in AcpiCodec (thanck to StephN666 for testing)
79- Fixed a bug related to ACPI and the machine with a rsd table revision > 0 (acpi_tools.c) (thanck to StephN666 for testing)
81- Applied Andy Vandijck's Nehalem (i5/i9) spoof to kernelpatcher
82- Fixed an issue with kernelPatcher, it seems that kernelPatcher is unable to patch the kernelCache
83- Applied some fixes from the trunk
84- Applied many under the hood fixes
85- Added Andy Vandijck's Server spoof
86- Added a Patch from Andy Vandijck in SMBiosPatcher and SMBiosGetters
87- Added a Patch from Netkas in GraphicEnabler (ati.c)
88- Fixed an issue where the GUI module couldn't find the themes directory
89- Fixed an issue where the GUI module failed to display the GUI
90- Added AcpiCodec module
91- Re-wrote ACPI code in fake_efi.c
92- Fixed a bug with AcpiPatcher when built with xcode4
93- Optimized AcpiPatcher code
94- Minor change of SMBIOS code in fake_efi.c
95- Applied some changes to the CPU detection
96- Fixed Pict-FailedBoot allocation
97- Board-id fix is now handled by the smbios modules
99- Added boot-args in the device tree
100- Added BootCLUT and Pict-FailedBoot
101- Added Board-id spoof
102- Fixed kernelcache loading with 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7
103- Added Lion Compatibility
105- Re-enabled Ignore Boot File Flag option , now "-B"
106- 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
107 PM type set by the cpu features
108- Added new drop acpi table mechanism, now it's really able to drop any tables
109- 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)
110- Fixed the HelloWorld module (broken since i have increased module hook arguments number)
112- "-F" now mean do not use prelinked kernel
113- Fixed embedtheme resolution, random theme chooser now also include embedtheme in the list (if the GUI is compiled with the embedtheme option),
114 also fixed a potential memory leak in randomTheme()
115- Fixed a bug in modules.c introduced in the previous versions, the booloader should now load correctly
116 with or without modules
117- Boot helper support (raid) is now an option (992 bytes saved)
118- Fixed an issue where the prelinked kernel can't be found (the bootloader should now be fully compatible with the kextcache command line tool).
119 (Also merged both adler32 function previously located in drivers.c and boot.c into one (adler32) located in boot.c)
120- returned to malloc by default, instead of safe_malloc, safe_malloc(+1280 bytes) is now an option (as in revolution 616+)
121- APM support is now optional (704 bytes saved)
122- Fixed add_symbol function
123- Increased module hook arguments number to 6
124- Added Kabyl's pci subsystem id patch
125- Added Kabyl's smbios implemention (SMBiosGetters, see Kabyl's branch.) as a module (legacy smbios implementation (SMBiosPatcher) have been also rewritten as a module)
126- Added valv's experimental amd support in CPUFreq module (untested)
127- Added Slice's smbios_patcher fix
128- Increased Booter Log size according to the chameleon trunck (thanck to Azimutz)
130- Added BSD (OpenBSD and FreeBSD) support (Credits to: nawcom, valv)
131- moved hibernation and ramdisk into modules
132- Added a keyboard mapper module
133- Added CPUFreq module (Credits to: valv, cparm)
134- Added a random theme chooser in the GUI module
135- Added Slice's mobile detection fix
136- Added mozodojo's coreI fix in acpi patcher
137- Applied many fixes and optimizations to the core
138- Moved to meklort's core architecture
139- Added Andy Vandijck's Full ACPI tables override and ACPI V1 to V4 conversion patch
142- Added Booter Log Dump Tool
143- Added Booter message Logging (":/boot-log" ioreg property)
144- Removed obsolete -f option, use -x instead
145- Removed -x32 option, use arch=i386 instead
146- Added automatic SMBusspeed detection for lga1156 core i5/7 cpus
147- Added new iMac11,1 sbios default model for lga1156 core i5/17 mobos
148- md0 code. Notified xnu when an md ramdisk is specified
149- Added rollover image support for selected device icons.
150 Use device_<type>_o.png in theme folder. Credits goes to Blackosx.
151- Revisited theme resource embedding. Using the device_<type> icons are optional with
152 the exception of device_generic.
153- Optimized memory detection speed
154- Added displaying source device and partition number for file read operations.
155- Increased boot2's maximum size from 383.5k to 447.5k.
156 Updated stage 1 loaders for handling the new size limit.
157- Added alternate format for setting the default partition. The user can specify the selected
158 volume UUID for the "Default Partition" key.
159- Implemented SPD memory automatic detection and injection,seems to work really great ...
160- Factorized code to prepare a dynamic memory detection algorithm ...
161- Optimized smbios table address search
162- Optimized cursor spinout in textmode if no verbose mode is set
163- Added ram table structures definitions
164- Added getSmbios() a param permitting to select between orig and new smbios entries
165- Changed "Default Partition" behaviour to accept only native system volumes or foreign partitions.
166- Added NVIDIA new NVCAP customization support and support for ION gfx cards from aserebln
167- Added ATI new framebuffers support and new cards from PCEFI10.6
168- improved ACPI file search algo by implementing a cache.
169- Nvidia injection fix
170- pciroot would not always return correct uuid in autodection mode
171- Fixed the hibernation problem in boot2/resume.c
172- Fixed all new booter versions with SystemType would override the facp value even if correct,
173 now keeps the facp value if correct and no override has been done, implemented a best effort algo.
174 for maximizing the chance to get the most correct value before we decide to use a fixed value (1=desktop)
175- Fixed display cosmetics of UUID, now a convert.c file contains all
176 conversions api, to be completed by function that we should reuse.
178- Fixed SystemType would be always forced to a value, now optionally changed
179 only if ovveriden
180- Kept SystemID as the only option to change manually the system-id
181 For theses reasons, SystemId from bootConfig and SMUUID from smbiosConfig aer now DEPRECATED.
183- Integrated JrCs fadt patch (kept for RC5 the existing DSDT.aml retry algo that disapeared in his patch, should be more discussed for RC6)
184- Added JrCs modified convention name change to coding_standards
185- Now malloc (ex. MALLOC in Asere patch) is renamed malloc(size) and is an alias
186 to safe_malloc(size, file, line) with _FILE_ and _LINE_ prerocessor definitions
187- Added a new 'Rename Partition Feature', now permitting to rename partition
188 like 'System reserved' to a more meaningful name
189- Added SystemID option permitting to change the System UUID to a fixed value.
190- Added the PciRoot autodetection feature imported from pcefi10.5
191- Added automatic "system-id" injection from dmi bios, also compatible
192 with SystemID boot option and former SMUUID from smbios,plist
193- Added "system-type' automatic injection (1=Desktop) plus override possibility
194 with the new system-type option in bootConfig
195- Added SMserial and SMproductname new options for smbios.plist
196- Merged with asere patch, while keeping my fake_efi.c changes, and adding a new
197 stringForKey() API, also changed the DT__XXXX() set of functions
198 to handle const char * values instead of char*.

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