Looks like a new update is available for AmigaOS4.1. This one seems to really only introduce the AmiUpdate application as a standard system utility so that users can use it to carry out system updates much like Linux does.
I can see this being a good thing for incremental changes since it means Hyperion will be able to release a driver upgrade or bug fix as they are ready rather than waiting for a bunch of updates to be done to make it worth while rolling out an update archive. With the said, I personally hope they keep releasing update bundles along the way. Having the updates on hand can save a lot of time if you have to carry out a reinstall not to mention that the update bundles often have extra information contained within them which is easy to access.
Official release information below.
AmigaOS 4.1 Update 6 has now been released.
More details and a place for registered users to download the update can be found at Hyperion’s main web site.
The following AmigaOS platforms are supported:
- AmigaOne X1000
- AmigaOne 500 (460ex)
- Sam440ep and Sam440ep-flex (all variants)
- AmigaOne XE
- Pegasos II
- CyberStorm PPC
- Blizzard PPC
Update 6 is a rather unique update in that it includes no bug fixes. What Update 6 does include is a new and more efficient way of delivering bug fixes. A new “Update software…” menu item on Workbench now launches AmiUpdate which will now handle all future AmigaOS software updates.
Since AmiUpdate does not do much without a back end database, a new AmigaOS update database has been created. This database tracks dependencies between components so that users can be assured they are applying the correct updates to their specific systems. The rollback facility may be used to undo updates in the event of problems.
Users are strongly encouraged to install Update 6 as it will be the only way to receive future AmigaOS updates between major releases.
Special thanks to Simon Archer for his amazing AmiUpdate product and the AmigaOS testing team for their invaluable effort on this release.