Icaros Desktop 2.3.0

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paolone

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on: October 11, 2019, 04:55:21 PM
Time to announce the next 'point release' of Icaros Desktop (32 bit).


http://vmwaros.blogspot.com/2019/10/icaros-desktop-230-mid-term-preview-for.html


A mid-term preview version is already available for download. Links have been sent to beta testers, developers and supporters on Patreon.com.


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Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 06:41:54 PM
Great paolone, for information and for you, deadwood owb works fine especially for youtubers

Icaros on itel i7 870, SSD 32 Gb, 4 Gb Ram DDR3, Nvidia Geforce GT 216 1 Gb Ram DDR5


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Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 06:51:39 PM
also i have on suggestion for the distribution, is this if possible, add the command on opus for converting video file with mencoder :D

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Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 11:26:41 PM
also i have on suggestion for the distribution, is this if possible, add the command on opus for converting video file with mencoder :D
No problem really, if you just provide to me the needed syntax


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Reply #4 on: December 20, 2019, 09:22:39 AM
Icaros Desktop 2.3.0 XMAS PREVIEW has been released. The new version will be initially available to beta testers and ALL patrons.
http://vmwaros.blogspot.com/2019/12/icaros-desktop-230-christmas-preview.html





Here's the unsorted list of current changes, from v2.2.8



- fixed a bug in LiveUpdater not copying new Icaros settings in Env-Archive
- backport from Icaros 64: updated icaros launcher for linux hosted mode
+- added options to reset, stop, add/change/delete parameters at startup
+- Magellan now shows Linux user when hosted on Linux
+- replaced all 'more' instances with 'cat' to enhance reliability
- modified Linux installation script to allow 32bit Icaros run on a 64bit system
+- fixed Linux installation script to install ifconfig command, if missing
- updated fpc and components to latest release
- added LUA Scripts filetype to Magellan
- added Leu 0.07 to system/Utilities
+- replaced Leu icon with a new one from Icaros Desktop
- added Spreadsheet filetype to Magellan
- edited Spreadsheet def_info file to open them with Leu
- added Saga to Extras/Games
- added deark to sys/C
- updated EasyRPG-Player to v0.6.1
- updated SQLMan to latest release
- updated Timekeeper to v1.09
+- removed duplicated DOpus manuals to save space
+- removed pointless double check when deleting files
- changed behaviour of Magellan's "Archive" button
+- destination archive filename now requested to user
+- fixes former single-files compression errors
- added LilCalendar to Utilities
+- Icaros now loads LilCalendar at startup to follow your schedule
+- added LilCalendar hide/show script in S:, with icon in AmiStart
- added IconPoser to Tools
- moved IconEditor from Utilities to Extras/Design
- removed DigiClock from WBstartup, now running from Commodities
- cleaned up DigiClock directory, sources now in Extras/Documentation
- updated Icaros Settings to add options for calendar and clock
- updated MCC TextEditor to v15.53 beta (i386 and M68K)
+- This version is setting RPTAG_PenMode for AROS in every situation
- added/replaced many missing icons (shell, AAEDT and others)
- created a new directory in Extras, "Trackers" for all audio trackers
- moved all trackers out of Extras/MediaEditors, changed description
- moved Protrekkr to Extras/Trackers: no more available in Light edition
- created the new alias 'ltasks' to replace broken TaskList command
- created S:ctask to check if a specific task is running
- backport from Icaros 64: MyWorkspace management scripts
- updated windows and linux hosted setup scripts to reflect changes


  (new since october preview)

[/size][size=78%]- Lua is mandatory: moved it from Development stuff to SYS:Tools[/size]
- fixed: AmiStart now saves its settings in Envarc:Icaros
+- no more overwriting of AmiStart settings during updates
+- Added the new Hosted setting to AmiStart for Linux hosted environments
+- AmiStart settings now identified as 'Custom' after modifying bar items
- MyWorkspace now using HOME: for hosted version
- updated all TrueType fonts definitions
+- disabled sharing of fonts between x86 and M68K environments
+- Magellan now shows user name in the top bar, in hosted mode
- Added AmiFish and StockFish to Extras/Games
+- Added a collection of styles for AmiFish
- updated AnimWebConverter to v3.00
- added new BMPX datatype from Miker
- updated Hollywood's AHX plugin to latest version
- Added terminus bitmap font
- Added flac and ViewT to C
- Added Picture Datatype creation package in Extras/Development/Build
- Added ZuneHexEditor to Extras/Development/Tools
- updated VAMP to latest release
- updated ZunePaint and ZuneView to latest release
- updated spu.datatype to latest release
- added UserMenus to Commodities
- updated HivelyTracker to new version 1.8
- updated InstallerLG to latest build
- updated VIM to latest release
- updated ModExplorer and cut off _AROS from program name
- updated ActivateWin to handle windows from process name and id
- updated HostBridge files (PathConv) to handle ASSIGNs
- updated MyWorkspace scripts to handle localized user directories
+ installation script does this as well!
- no more pointless "pendrive installer" on Linux hosted
- begun work on installation manager
- fixed: Icaros linux scripts now use 'cat' instead of 'more'
- added Frets-on-fire-CPP to Extras/OpenGL/Games
- HostBridge: added 'dotconvert' and 'sync_app' to handle .desktop files
- HostBridge: Linux applications can now be added at startup
- HostBridge: HostApp now replaced by sys:Linux and sys:Windows
- updated potrace to latest version
- updated MUIMapparium to latest version
- added Ezekiel to Extras/Misc
- fixed Lilcalendar database



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Reply #5 on: December 20, 2019, 12:46:30 PM
it is a great idea to use linux, before your anticipation of icaros desktop I wanted to try, and still the aeros distribution is installed on my computer, but it needs some tricks to use it because it is very dated
« Last Edit: December 20, 2019, 07:51:07 PM by salvo »

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Reply #6 on: December 24, 2019, 01:52:17 AM
PAOLONE Great,
I'm in a community manager course,
where are we going to focus, for what kind of people,
and make clear something that as a user we all know:
a full office suite,
surf the internet and watch videos,
Fornite type games could be seen in the future?



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Reply #7 on: December 24, 2019, 07:39:29 PM
After a short early access on Patreon, Icaros Desktop 2.3.0 Xmas Preview is now available for download. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with your brand new AROS distribution!

https://vmwaros.blogspot.com/2019/12/icaros-desktop-230-christmas-preview.html


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Reply #8 on: December 24, 2019, 08:14:32 PM
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Icaros on itel i7 870, SSD 32 Gb, 4 Gb Ram DDR3, Nvidia Geforce GT 216 1 Gb Ram DDR5


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Reply #9 on: December 25, 2019, 04:19:17 AM
Merry Christmas to all. Thank you.



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Reply #10 on: December 25, 2019, 04:50:37 PM
1 where are we going to focus, for what kind of people,
 and make clear something that as a user we all know:
2 a full office suite,
3 surf the internet and watch videos,
4 Fornite type games could be seen in the future?
1. depends on the operating mode you choose for Icaros. I can guess native users will be the ones who would have bought an AmigaOne if it only made sense, but decided to use a spare cheap PC for their Amiga tasks, instead. In hosted mode, you can use Icaros for a broader range of applications, since you can use Linux or Windows ones when AROS ones are not enough. Things will start to be more interesting when the upcoming DE mode will be fully available: then you will use a combination of Linux and AROS x86 to add Icaros simpliness and user friendlyness to Linux, which I guess would be fine for many people out there.
2. In native mode you can use LEU for spreadsheets and hopefully soon FinalWriter for word processing. In hosted/DE modes you can use LibreOffice and all scanners and printers already supported by Linux.

3. See above.
4. I am afrain nothing nowhere near to Fortnite will happen on AROS, but, in hosted mode, you can use everything Steam provides under Linux


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Reply #11 on: December 25, 2019, 06:09:01 PM
1. AROS flavors mode,
Don't buy an Amiga One,
or the Icaros version I have a Power Mac G5 with Morphos and a Power Mac G4 350 Mhz for Icaros when?
2. I am looking for new users in native mode.
I know it could be OpenOffice,
and they would thank us,
users have lost by LibreOffice this last one also I know that it could be ported to AROS,
but a new user will not know how to install it, having the Suite enjoy it, watching videos and Youtubers and videos from AROS.

3. I know you're working and a lot,
but if we talk to the Morphos team.
We pass Nvidia drivers and they ATI Drivers in 3D,
Idem Sound drivers and Network Card drivers, Printers, scaners, ect. we remove that problem from Controllers,
solved this we would see people programming games for AROS,
A Blender, people would be encouraged to work at Odyssey 1.25,

4. Nothing is impossible, Speed ​​Dreams 2.0:
MorphOS version
AROS version (obsolete) (programmers needed)
AmigaOS4 version

Friend Racer, WipeOut, ect.

The project must ascend this 2020,
The AROS Research Operating System.

It's Christmas, I'm not Santa Claus.



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Reply #12 on: December 25, 2019, 08:00:42 PM
I found out that my GTS250 works with Icaros 2.2.8. The mother board is an Asus and the processor is a Core i3.
I always miss out on the Christmas version of Icaros. :(

Hopefully, we will see more 64 bit development action in 2020.
Merry Christmas everyone.



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Reply #13 on: December 25, 2019, 09:02:33 PM
Icaros Desktop 64bit works Hosted on Linux. But the last I heard the Native 64bit installs but won't boot up. Work continues on 64bit. There are some issues with MultiView 64bit that have been fixed but not committed yet. Work continues on new 64bit datatypes as well. In some ways 64bit seems more stable than 32bit. But maybe it's just my perception.



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Reply #14 on: December 25, 2019, 11:43:28 PM
How many distinct view does this thread get?
I see putting down Aros and Icaros.
It looks like there is still plenty of interest in Aros.