AROS 68k updates from ApollOS repository

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Reply #60 on: November 24, 2021, 12:58:41 PM
there is some sort of incompatibility in aros that should be fixed if possible in my view, changing the programs is not a option in all cases, be it that not all programs have sources that are accessible, be it that the developer behind not want to do it.



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Reply #61 on: November 24, 2021, 01:02:11 PM

If you are about it, does printing in file work for you?
With which tool would you print to File, is there a virtual printer on Amiga ?

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It would be a workaround for real world using because it is possible to convert Postscript in PDF and the PDF could be printed on another system or even directly printed with certain printers.

Why do so much work? on Amiga/AROS x86/68k thanks to an Italian user/developer there is a small program that converts text directly to PDF, you can also use it as an editor and print directly to PDF, see my little video attached.

TXT to PDF on AROS 68k
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rMs1YjWj0PXsmtfEKq-BKUIE9uMo8df1/view

I know the converters but I also think of complex applications like final writer and not just plain text. Or you want to print a picture. And so on... of course you could easier that do on a modern system not using Aros at all... but I would like to offer at least a path to even use Aros more seriously



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Reply #62 on: November 24, 2021, 03:41:31 PM

If you are about it, does printing in file work for you? Also do amiga applications work with it?

Tried it and on AROS One 68k it works, I loaded a text with Multiview and printed it to file, see screenshot !
« Last Edit: November 24, 2021, 03:45:03 PM by AMIGASYSTEM »



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Reply #63 on: November 24, 2021, 05:33:04 PM
New roms: https://axrt.org/development/aros-rom-20211124.zip

They don't have any of the Apollo team changes yet, but should work unlike previous ones. Please let me know if you notice any issues compare to "Nightly build" ROMs.

your roms boot aros vision normally to me



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Reply #64 on: November 24, 2021, 05:36:59 PM
New roms: https://axrt.org/development/aros-rom-20211124.zip

They don't have any of the Apollo team changes yet, but should work unlike previous ones. Please let me know if you notice any issues compare to "Nightly build" ROMs.

your roms boot aros vision normally to me

What settings do you use in Printer?



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Reply #65 on: November 24, 2021, 05:52:29 PM
New roms: https://axrt.org/development/aros-rom-20211124.zip

They don't have any of the Apollo team changes yet, but should work unlike previous ones. Please let me know if you notice any issues compare to "Nightly build" ROMs.

your roms boot aros vision normally to me

Thx for the confirmation.



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Reply #66 on: November 24, 2021, 06:57:44 PM
your roms boot aros vision normally to me

Yes they work with Aros Vision, I use only, and always the roms included in the latest Nightly builds

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What settings do you use in Printer?

With your Aros Vision i printed to file without problems, to activate the printing after setting "Print To File" in "Printer Preferences " i have to click on "Save".

Once this is done from the Multiview menu go to Print and you will get a Request to Save File.

By the way, you are using the old Multiview version by Miker that doesn't allow to resize the window.


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Reply #67 on: November 24, 2021, 11:27:39 PM
Yes "save in file" works for me too...

the problem was I had to select the driver in driver preferences. Postscript was shown but obviously not used if not selected and then saved. It is ok now. I will see how it will work in future



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Reply #68 on: November 25, 2021, 12:29:21 AM
For file printing to work, the file "printer.prefs" must be present in the path Prefs\Env-Archive\SYS, without this file you cannot print to file. For this reason I said that you must first save, this creates the file "printer.prefs".


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Reply #69 on: November 25, 2021, 12:32:35 AM
For file printing to work, the file "printer.prefs" must be present in the path Prefs\Env-Archive\SYS, without this file you cannot print to file. For this reason I said that you must first save, this creates the file "printer.prefs".

that was not enough...

you also must select the postscript driver before saving. I saw it and thought it was selected already but it was not.



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Reply #70 on: November 25, 2021, 12:50:46 AM
Yeah right, i always found them selected by default.


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Reply #71 on: November 25, 2021, 10:47:30 AM
Here is first ROM with some Apollo changes integrated:

https://axrt.org/development/aros-rom-20211125.zip

Here is a list of changes that are non-SAGA related. Please let me know if you see any regression/improvement.

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df4845030f ("Send a handshake and set CIA serial in input mode during keyboard initialization. This helps against keyboard missing after reset.", 2020-03-09)
2bddf34f2d ("Alternate fix for Early Boot on NTSC. Buttons should be correctly placed", 2020-07-17)
5c8b858746 ("Fix that enables NTSC modes", 2020-08-06)
f0e3be2fd7 ("Increase speed of PutPixel in AmigaVideo driver", 2020-08-15)
226c2faa3d ("- Set nominal bit depth for the Amiga GFX driver to 2 bit. This ensures that booting without startup-sequence results in at least a 2 bit colour screen (before it was 1 bit which is horrible).", 2021-02-22)
67b3424ce6 ("Fix Workbook filter Icons and AllFiles", 2020-08-12)



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Reply #72 on: November 25, 2021, 12:55:24 PM
Tested the new roms and they work fine, I don't see any particular difference though, on startup without startup I don't notice the 2 bit difference, I think even the previous roms already had a 2 bit color screen on startup without startup-sequence.



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Reply #73 on: November 25, 2021, 02:45:23 PM
Noi problems either

the first fix also is vampire V4 related as far as I can remember

sometimes keyboard was lost after boot and that fix solved the issue



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Reply #74 on: November 25, 2021, 02:51:29 PM
About AROS 68k I would like to report a problem "GURU" with the application "FTPManager", the problem occurs even with the Nightly Build and with any Rom, the cause could be the freetype2.library