Nextor, the disk operating system for MSX computers built upon the source code of MSX-DOS, has finally gone out of beta: Konamiman has just released the final version of Nextor 2.0.
The last beta version published was already fairly stable, so there are no big changes in this release, just a few bug corrections. Namely:
- A misplaced internal pointer was overwriting a data area in page 3. No problems have been reported due to this bug, though.
- NEXTOR.SYS was not properly displaying the "Abort, Retry, Ignore" message for disk errors.
- For MegaFlashROM SCC+ SD users: the SD driver has been updated to version 1.2, the previous version had some timing problems in Panasonic FS-A1 machines.
As an added bonus, accompanying the release of this version two new Nextor-related downloads are available: the full source code of the external command-line tools supplied with Nextor, and the full source code of the FDISK tool that comes embedded within the Nextor kernel. So if you are a developer you can now take a look at the internals of these tools and even write custom versions.
Nextor 2.0 will not get further modifications unless bugs are found, but this does not mean that the development of Nextor has finished! New features will come with version 2.1.
Relevant link: Konamiman's MSX page