The IRIX 6.5.2 release is a special event as it represents the first release
to deliver both the maintenance (6.5.2m) and feature (6.5.2f) streams. This
release marks the next major step in the implementation of the new release
In addition to approximately 550 fixes, IRIX 6.5.2 contains the following
new hardware support and major software changes.
- New Hardware Support in the Maintenance and Feature streams
Flatpanel with 1600x1024 resolution for the O2 product line
16 pipe graphics support
Support for GSN network adapter
- Major Software changes
Feature stream only
Motif 2.1/ViewKit 2.1
IRIX Oplock Support
Support for Non EUC encoding and locales (SJIS)
- Maintenance and Feature streams
AutoFS extended to use UNS for map information
Support for DCShare application sharing extension
Fibre channel support to Dmnet
3 new HP printer drivers
FCS (first customer ship) occured on November 17, 1998.
The System & Site Support Tools were updated to recognize the installation
of individual 6.5.n releases rather than just base 6.5. The goal is track
these releases into the field and determine their impact on system stability
IRIX 6.5.2 is available on SupportFolio for customer download.