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miker1264:
This may be controversial for some but I ordered an Amiga OS 4.1 FE install disk and it arrived in the mail yesterday. I will attempt to use an OS 4 version of DiskMaster2 to see what it can do. For the immediate future I need a File Manager for AROS 64bit for file and icon operations and file transfers. DiskMaster2 can be easily configured and maybe easily ported to AROS.

For a while I tried to imagine what changes or additions were needed to make Magellan use Dual Listers which I prefer over two single listers. That option isn't even a possibility for AROS 64bit. Magellan doesn't work there and Scalos doesn't either, just Wanderer. Then I discovered DM2.

miker1264:
If anyone is interested here are some customization instructions that shows some of what DM2 can do as a file manager.

magorium:
fwiw: i could have sworn there was a 64 bit version of dopus on their build-server (back then). At least there used to be a v1 version (so that only the (address)pointers would have been affected).

In case not, making it 64 bit aware would be a problem for almost any piece of software and requires the painstaken process of reviewing/overhauling the code.

as ar as my recollection goes bszili, deadwood, miker (is that you?) and our russian friend (sorry forgot his name) used to work on (old) dopus.

DM2 would be fun to run as well of course  :)

miker1264:
I'm miker. It will be an interesting journey trying to get DM2 to work on AROS. It will also be fun to see what OS 4 can do as well. I'd especially like to look at one of those PowerIcons in my hex editor to see what they are made of. It's all interesting.

magorium:

--- Quote from: miker1264 on October 18, 2019, 01:51:53 AM ---I'm miker.

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In that case re-welcome (and sorry for being so daft not having recognized the name sooner).


--- Quote ---It will be an interesting journey trying to get DM2 to work on AROS. It will also be fun to see what OS 4 can do as well.

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Working with the same source-base can be a bit daunting. At least i know i did not like having 3 sdk's open at the same time (3th being mos)


--- Quote ---I'd especially like to look at one of those PowerIcons in my hex editor to see what they are made of. It's all interesting.

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Powericons ? Aren't those that consist of two png images with a ic0n header stuck in between ?

In case you are interrested in all that icon stuff. afair scalos has some libraries for supporting all kind of different icon formats (wether those libraries work correctly this day and age i do not know).  AROS supports those png icons as well (i believe support was added with wanderer) and handling them can be seen from the source-code of AROS. Usually standard library stuff (unless you wish to tinker yourself).

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