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Version 0.14 (March 7, 2010):
- Configuration option to set the default boot choice.
- Fixes for Snow Leopard and 64-bit kernel mode.
- Fixes for detecting recent versions of GRUB2 and Haiku, added detection for NetBSD.
- Support for various additional partition types in gptsync.
Version 0.13 (March 23, 2009):
- Support for the early-2009 Mac Pro models.
- Detection support for NetBSD.
- Fixes for running from a case-sensitive file system.
Version 0.12 (October 20, 2008):
- Support for the late-2008 MacBook models.
Version 0.11 (February 20, 2008):
- Support for the MacBook Air.
- Apple Hardware Test is no longer shown as a separate choice in the main menu. If present, it is now an option in the Mac OS X submenu.
- Additional configuration options to lock down rEFIt for a lab environment.
Version 0.10 (June 14, 2007):
- Supports the new “Santa Rosa” generation of MacBook Pro models.
- All binaries built as “fat” 32-bit and 64-bit. (May not work on non-Apple EFI firmwares.)
Version 0.9 (March 25, 2007):
- Includes the new “Partition Inspector” Mac OS X application to diagnose partitioning and boot problems.
- Shut down option in the rEFIt menu.
- gptsync: Work around parted bug (“active” partition marked as EFI System Partition).
- gptsync: Detect file systems and choose MBR type accordingly.
- Improvements in the file system drivers, including a binary to load them without going through rEFIt.
Version 0.8 (September 4, 2006):
- Supports booting legacy operating systems on the Mac Pro.
- The main menu accepts letters and digits as shortcuts for certain menu entries.
- Boot code detection was improved and now supports a wide range of operating systems.
- Customization of operating system logos has become more flexible.
- Supports booting legacy operating systems from external disks and from extended MBR partitions.
- EFI drivers for the ext2/ext3 and ReiserFS file systems can optionally be installed.
Version 0.7 (May 14, 2006):
- Includes a tool to synchronize the GPT and MBR partition tables.
- Configuration options to trim down and customize the main menu screen.
- Automatically installs generic BIOS boot code in the MBR if necessary.
- There is now a ‘textonly’ configuration option instead of a separate binary.
Version 0.6 (April 24, 2006):
- Directly boots into legacy operating systems installed via Boot Camp.
- Supports multiple legacy operating systems by detecting their partitions and changing the active partition flag in the MBR.
- Allows customization through a configuration file.
Version 0.5 (April 11, 2006):
- Supports legacy operating systems installed via Boot Camp.
- Improved boot options for elilo and XOM.
Version 0.4 (April 1, 2006):
- The boot menu now has a timeout of 20 seconds. When no key is pressed during that time, rEFIt will start the first entry, which will usually be Mac OS X on the internal hard disk.
- Each boot entry has a submenu with additional boot options.
- The volume icon is shown as a badge icon on each menu choice, so you can visually identify multiple Mac OS X installations.
- All icons have been moved into external .icns files. This makes them customizable and saves storage space.
- The icon shown for each boot option can be customized by providing a .icns along with the boot loader.
- The remaining internal images are compressed, further reducing the size of “refit.efi”.
- Apple Hardware Test on the Mac OS X install DVD is detected and displayed as a separate entry.
Version 0.3 (March 18, 2006):
- Graphical boot menu.
- Added detection of the “XpOnMac” bootloader (xom.efi).
Version 0.2 (March 13, 2006):
- Scan more folders for potential boot loaders.
- Updated the EFI Shell with a version that includes all built-in commands.
- Improved error handling.
- Lots of under-the-hood improvements.
Version 0.1 (March 2, 2006):
First public release.