Release Notes: This release fixes a problem when UNIT ATTENTION is pending when mtx is started. This can occur if the door is opened on some libraries or the SCSI bus is reset. The change eliminates the requirement to rerun the mtx command. Debian packaging support has been added. The unsupported program nsmhack is no longer built by default nor is included in any of the binary packages. It is still included in the source tar and can be built manually using "make nsmhack".
Release Notes: This release adds the scsieject utility. This utility is used to perform the SCSI operations start, stop, load, unload, lock, and unlock. It is primarily used with a data transfer device after loading media or before unloading media. Loaderinfo has been enhanced to provide more information. The mtx command previous has been implemented and the last command has been fixed.
Release Notes: This release adds support for the Microsoft Windows and Linux AMD64 platforms. Support for the Sony Vaio VGP-XL1B Media Changer has also been added.
Release Notes: This release changes to using the SG_IO ioctl on Linux rather than the write/read SG interface, adds a test for SG version to make sure that the version of the SG driver it's running against is what it was compiled to handle, and has some code cleanups. The main mtx tool (as compared to other programs in the tarball) should be fairly stable, but please test carefully before rolling this version into production.
Release Notes: This release fixes a few problems and ports to AIX.
Release Notes: A core dump caused by invalid inputs was fixed in mtx.c, and the Makefile was changed to work with systems whose 'install' program accepts only one argument.The Exabyte hack in the drive parsing code was uncommented so that it works with ATL loaders again, and a hack to keep ATL stacked loaders from reporting ghost slots was added. AIX support was added with the GSC driver, and __WEIRD_CHAR_SUPPRESS is now the default to stop barcode garbling.
Release Notes: Tape position reporting has been added. Core dumps on invalid user inputs in mtx.c have been fixed.
Release Notes: This release fixes a buffer overflow in the bar code parser.
Release Notes: This release adds an 'exchange' command for exchanging media between two slots (or optionally putting the media in the second slot into yet a third slot). The new feature only works for changers that implement the EXCHANGE_MEDIUM SCSI command. The 'qdbackup' (Quick'n'Dirty Backup) script is included in the 'contrib' directory, which can help you use 'mtx' in your own backup scripts.
Release Notes: This release starts the new unstable development branch with many new features, such as a new Linux SCSI subsystem, POSITION_TO_ELEMENT, etc. Please use the 1.2.x series for production work unless you need the new features.