Workbench Release 1.3.2, v34.28

Release date: 1989 New software only
Shipped with: Amiga 500, 2000, available as update
Major enhancements:
  • Improved stability
  • FFS can handle hard disks up to 2.5GB (old limit was 308MB)
  • Better support of the printer.device for "multi pass" printers
  • Bugs fixed in commands Setpatch, LoadWB, Format, NoFastMem, FastMemFirst and CMD, as well as info.library, serial.device and printer.device
Screenshot:
  1. Note the Workbench 2.x-style Trashcan icon in the Workbench 1.3 directory window.
  2. The "copy" command is clearly displaying the Workbench 2.x ReadArgs()-style argument parsing, which wasn't actually available in the 1.3 ROM.
Hidden messages: same as Workbench 1.3, plus:

The following message appears, while the Disk.info of a disk which has been inserted is read and one of the above key combinations is pressed:

  • (WB 1.3D, v34.28): "Still a Champion"

Media information:

Descriptions & Part Numbers

Two (OFS) DS/DD diskettes
Amiga Workbench
Version 1.3.2 (Rev. 34.28)
PN: 317746-03
Workbench 1.3.2
UK
PN: 317789-03
Amiga Workbench
Version 1.3.2 (Rev. 34.28)
International
PN: 317787-03
Amiga Workbench 1.3.2
German
PN: 317791-03
Workbench
Version 1.3.2
PN: 367270-01
International A3000
Extras
Version 1.3.2
PN: 317788-01
Notes/comments:
  1. This update was placed on Amiga magazine cover disks.
  2. Chris Young recalls that booting from some disks on Kickstart/Workbench 1.3 would show "Workbench Release 1.2" in the titlebar, but when booting from the Workbench 1.3.2 disks, it just showed "Workbench Release".

    Thomas Kessler notes that this is due to a patch function called from C:LoadWB.

    Ross Vumbaca adds more detail: "the Workbench version message in the titlebar is typically patched by the command that starts Workbench—LoadWB. If you run the LoadWB command from a Workbench 1.2 disk (i.e. Workbench 1.2), it causes the "Workbench Release 1.2" message to appear in the titlebar, regardless of whether Kickstart is 1.2 or 1.3. If the LoadWB command is run from a Workbench 1.3.2 disk and I believe from a Workbench 1.3 disk, it simply says "Workbench Release.". That's about the extent of it—simple a case of booting disks with the old LoadWB command (which causes the "1.2" message to appear). This sort of patching continues to this day... the latest Setpatch command for example, patches the titlebar in Kickstart 3.x to say "Amiga International" instead of "Commodore-Amiga".

    Rodney Hester confirms that the titlebar "Workbench Release." appears in 1.3 as well as 1.3.2.