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OS 3.2 announced for this Spring
« on: March 02, 2012, 09:45:04 am »
Texas Instruments has officially announced the arrival of OS 3.2 for this Spring, although we do not recommend upgrading right away when it comes out.

Of course, this OS comes with plenty of new features for math purposes. This year, as seen in the TI-Planet news post about the new OS, a lot of graphing features are being added, such as parametric 3D graphing and the ability to switch the 3D view. As mentionned on IRC by some people a few times before, Lua is supposed to be improved a lot as well, most likely something that goes with the eventual release of the Lua SDK that is supposed to be this Summer unless things changed. According to TI-Planet, the latter should be built-in the TI-Nspire Student Software, meaning that you may only have to purchase it if you bought your calculator on Ebay without the linking software or if you got an older model.

While this OS may improve a lot of math and Lua programming-related things, like before, we do not recommend upgrading to the OS immediately after its release. It may block Ndless 3.2 permanently, or at the very least, the next 6 or 8 months, and install an anti-downgrade protection on your machine! Wait until the TI community have tested this OS before upgrading, in case you still want to use Ndless again after the OS release.

The two PDFs on this page may contain a few more information about this upcoming release.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2012, 04:07:09 pm by DJ_O »
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Re: OS 3.2 announced for this Spring
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 10:02:07 am »
Well, the new features looks pretty great, but always remember to pass your upgrade file through TNOC before installing it.

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Re: OS 3.2 announced for this Spring
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 02:39:04 pm »
Well, the new features looks pretty great, but always remember to pass your upgrade file through TNOC before installing it.

Note that this trick which is very usefull on classic Nspire won't help with downgrading CX Nspire at all.

Without Ndless, to my knowledge it's impossible to bypass the OS downgrade protection.

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Re: OS 3.2 announced for this Spring
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 03:14:43 pm »
This OS looks great, but I have to stay with ndless. It's extremely tempting though.

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Re: OS 3.2 announced for this Spring
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 03:20:02 pm »
This OS looks great, but I have to stay with ndless. It's extremely tempting though.
I think they made it on purpose so you think about giving up Ndless. But I don't upgrade unless they include a GBC emulator in their OS.
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Re: OS 3.2 announced for this Spring
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 03:20:28 pm »
GBC emu in their OS?
That means never! XD
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Re: OS 3.2 announced for this Spring
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 03:58:52 pm »
I think they made it on purpose so you think about giving up Ndless.

They had most of these new stuff before they even heard of Ndless 3.1 ;)

This OS looks great, but I have to stay with ndless. It's extremely tempting though.
Well, it's not yet out you know :P
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Re: OS 3.2 announced for this Spring
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 04:09:37 pm »
From what I remember Lua will considerably be improved, but for the community to adopt it it would have to achieve much better speed than it currently does, and much better getkey speed. Also a lot of people will still want gbc4nspire, nDoom, etc, which will never be possible in Lua, so those people better wait before upgrading and hope their teacher won't force them to upgrade.
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Re: OS 3.2 announced for this Spring
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 04:10:50 pm »
This OS looks great, but I have to stay with ndless. It's extremely tempting though.
Well, it's not yet out you know :P
I'm allowed to be tempted by a potential upgrade even though it's not out.

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Re: OS 3.2 announced for this Spring
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 04:13:01 pm »
Of course, but I sounded like you thought it was already out  :-\

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Re: OS 3.2 announced for this Spring
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2012, 04:24:18 pm »
 XD I don't have to worry about this because I have a Prizm!!!!
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Re: OS 3.2 announced for this Spring
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2012, 04:51:00 pm »
Some of those new features sound nice, I hope the OS update does not block Ndless...


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Re: OS 3.2 announced for this Spring
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2012, 05:24:51 pm »
I hope the OS update does not block Ndless...

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Re: OS 3.2 announced for this Spring
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2012, 06:45:42 pm »
NICE!!! I love Nelson. Best character from the simpsons XD XD XD
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Re: OS 3.2 announced for this Spring
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2012, 10:21:46 pm »
Totally getting the new OS, the 3d parametric graphing outweighs the nDoom, but not much.