Atmosphere 1.0.0

[MAJ du 09/09/2021] La période de pre-release est maintenant terminée. Aucun bug majeur n’ayant été détecté depuis, elle est donc officiellement intronisée « version 1.0.0 ».

SciresM a décidé qu’il était temps de passer à la version 1.0.0 du fameux custom firmware Atmosphère. De nombreux changements ont été opérés, autant sur le fond que la forme. Attention d’ailleurs, plusieurs binaires ont été renommés pour l’occasion, il faudra veiller à mettre à jour vos fichiers INI, si vous passez par hekate pour booter Atmosphère. Parmi les bonnes nouvelles, la vitesse de démarrage devrait être accrue du fait de la réécriture de fusee en C++ (aussi rapide que hekate, au moins).

Il s’agit ici d’une version pre-release, qui peut être sujette à des bugs de dernière minute. Si les tests sont concluants, la version finale sera officialisée le 9 septembre.

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1.0.0 is Atmosphère’s fifty-fourth official release.

Please be sure to update fusee when upgrading to 1.0.0. fusee-primary no longer exists, and will not work any more.

Please note: Atmosphère 1.0.0 is currently in pre-release.

  • If any bugs are reported while Atmosphère is in pre-release, they will be fixed and the build will be updated.
  • Barring exceptional circumstance, 1.0.0 will transition to release on September 9th, or after a short amount of time has passed without pressing bug reports afterwards.

With thanks to the @switchbrew team, Atmosphère 1.0.0 is bundled with hbl 2.4.1, and hbmenu 3.4.1.

The following was changed since the last release:

  • fusee was completely re-written in C++ to use the same atmosphere-libs APIs as the rest of atmosphere’s code.
    • The rewrite was performed with a big emphasis on ensuring a good boot speed, and generally boot should be much faster than it was previously.
      • Depending on SD card/environment, boot speed may now be slightly faster than, roughly the same as, or slightly slower than when booting with hekate.
      • The obvious low-hanging fruit for performance improvements has been picked, so hopefully the improved performance is to everybody’s liking.
    • SD card compatibility was improved: fusee should now have SD card compatibility identical to the official OS driver.
    • Please Note: various components were renamed (fusee-primary.bin -> fusee.bin, fusee-secondary.bin -> package3).
      • If you use another bootloader (like hekate), you may need to update your configuration to use the new layout.
    • Please Note: BCT.ini no longer exists, nogc configuration has been moved to /atmosphere/stratosphere.ini.
      • If you rely on custom nogc configuration, please be sure to update accordingly.
    • Custom splash screen BMP parsing is no longer supported (as it slows down boot for 99% of users).
      • To compensate for this, a script to insert a custom splash screen into a package3 binary has been added to the utilities folder of the atmosphere repository.
      • The release build should be equivalent to running the following command from the root of the atmosphere repository: python utilities/ img/splash.png fusee/package3
  • A number of pending changes were made, following the end of the relevant testing periods:
    • mesosphere is no longer opt-out, and stratosphere code will begin depending on its being present/in use.
    • NCM is no longer opt-out.
    • The cleanup to ease the transition from < 0.19.0 to 0.19.0 has been removed.
  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.

For information on the featureset supported by 1.0, please see the official release notes