20 years to get Amiga Workbench 3.1 update, and only a fortnight to get first patch

What will happen if this momentum continues?


After 20 years, Workbench, the graphical file manager for AmigaOS, received its first update earlier this month, and it's only taken a fortnight to get its first bugfix too.

The updates arrived for Workbench 3.1 and Kickstart 3.1 earlier this month, and can be purchased for €9.95 (including VAT). They have been re-built from the original source code, according to Hyperion, and "include a number of enhancements and bug fixes and are fully compatible with both real Amiga hardware and Classic Amiga emulation software".

The bugfix for Workbench 3.1 was announced by Hyperion Entertainment yesterday, and includes a free copy of Workbench 1.3.3. It follows reports that the Workbench disk image it had previously offered was not bootable, and that the installation script could wrongly copy the contents of the Install disk into FONTS:.

Registered customers will be able to download the bugfix update from the restricted customer area on Hyperion's website for free.

Chatter is flowing about the cause of this update over on the Amiga Love forums, where the Site Admin wrote: "It’s fair to say that this was an update most of us never expected to see." ®


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