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paolone

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Icaros Desktop 2.2.4 now available for download
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:01:59 PM »
A brand new version of Icaros Desktop is now available to everyone. V2.2.4 includes new brilliant features and applications, small but important fixes and, for you Amiga lovers, a vintage GUI that can be selected after installation, which reproduces the plain old Amiga OS 3.1 interface.

For more information and screenshots, please click here:http://vmwaros.blogspot.com/2018/10/icaros-desktop-224-now-available-to.html

 New from Icaros Desktop 2.2.3
 - fixed OpenURL preferences to correctly forward URLs to OWB
 - added GlJewels to OpenGL/Games
 - added AmiTimeKeeper (Internet time NTP client) to Prefs
 - updated AmicastPlayer
 - updated AMath
 - updated FIG datatype
 - added INFO (Amiga icons) datatype
 - added ModExplorer to MultiMedia
 - added Open Gladiators to OpenGL/Games
 - updated OpusTools
 - added sox utilities to MediaEditors
 - added sfxr sound generator to MediaEditors
 - added Targa (TGA) datatype
 - added ZuneBrot to Misc
 - updated Vim to version 8.1 (now with graphical interface)
 - replaced AROS installer with InstallerLG on both i386 and 68K
 - added Super Mario War to Games
 - added Stunt Car Remake to OpenGL/Games
 - added UHCTools
 - updated ZuneView
 - updated ZunePaint
 - added WHD_Menu to FileSystem
 - added ICO (Windows icons) datatype
 - added vic script: shows current Icaros Desktop release
 - replaced SysMon with SysMon-XPT, which shows CPU-time too
 - updated VICE to version 3.1 and optimized for speed and sound
 - added icon to music and video examples in MyWorkspace
 - fixed (increased) default stack size for some file types
 - added RNOeffects to Design
 



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Re: Icaros Desktop 2.2.4 now available for download
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 10:12:12 PM »
See RNO Effects in action!

With this program, you can apply one or more effects to a whole set of images, no matter their size or their number. Just open RNO Effects, decide what to apply and where, and you're quickly done. Don't you believe it? I'm going to show you in the following video how quick and simple it has become, with this little great program, the formerly impossible task (at least on AROS, with cosy GUI-based applications) of converting 800 and more 128x128 PNG images into 64x64 pixel ones. And this is just an appetizer. I will try to show you something more useful in the next days.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLn33lidmyo



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Re: Icaros Desktop 2.2.4 now available for download
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2018, 01:33:26 AM »
Thanks Paolo!

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 09:35:55 AM »
Thank you  :)

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Re: Icaros Desktop 2.2.4 now available for download
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2018, 10:13:38 AM »
Greatz. Keep on the great work.

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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2018, 11:38:58 AM »
Great job as always. Thanks a lot!

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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 04:28:40 PM »
Thank you  :) paolone

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Re: Icaros Desktop 2.2.4 now available for download
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2018, 08:47:29 PM »
I like it. I'm happy to find fpc and although I've had issues configuring janus-uae2, I think it's getting better than linux. Adding a protection ring virtualizer (multi system so crashes only drop one desktop), and maybe user/task file lockers per desktop in the ring would improve the security to excellent. Multiple virtual boxes let lose on the same filesystem?

I might even promote it to dual boot.

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Re: Icaros Desktop 2.2.4 now available for download
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2018, 03:25:20 AM »
I like it still.

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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2018, 07:20:24 AM »
It will be absolutely if AROS can get its own native ports of many of the best Free/Libre Open Source Creativity Software like GIMP, Blender, Audacity, OpenShot, etc. I hope such ports will be included with future versions of Icaros

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Re: Icaros Desktop 2.2.4 now available for download
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2018, 02:44:57 PM »
It will be absolutely if AROS can get its own native ports of many of the best Free/Libre Open Source Creativity Software like GIMP, Blender, Audacity, OpenShot, etc. I hope such ports will be included with future versions of Icaros
You can get the best of both worlds using Icaros Desktop in hosted mode, on Linux. Just configure it to start with your window manager and set resolutions accordingly, then launch Linux applications with HostBridge.

http://vmwaros.blogspot.com/2018/11/basic-introductiontutorial-video-added.html
Unluckily I am not good at all with Linux, at least not at the point to be able to customize so much a Linux distro. Otherwise, I'd sincerely have at least tried to create one launching a basic window manager and Icaros Desktop, with hostbridge already configured to handle all mandatory linux programs. From the user point of view, it would have been like using Linux with the interface of Amiga.

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Re: Icaros Desktop 2.2.4 now available for download
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2018, 12:24:14 AM »
Paolo: I where little fast about the use of the new ata.device in AspireOS. There is one computer now that I tested where it did not work, but the old one does.

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Re: Icaros Desktop 2.2.4 now available for download
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2018, 01:48:31 AM »
When booting Icaros Light from CD-RW on real hardware (Fujitsu Siemens Amilo laptop), there is a dialog that appears at the end saying:

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System requester
Please insert volume "P" in any drive
Retry                  Cancel

Clicking Retry does nothing (the dialog reappears), clicking Cancel makes the dialog go away and everything still seems to work.


The slow installer is  slow from my slow CD-RW slow drive, don't know if that can be improved.  But its progress bar keeps resetting to 0% after each top level directory, without a global progress indicator to let me know how much longer it is likely to take, which is very frustrating... currently on System/timidity 94%, having taken about 45mins so far...  I do suppose a 1x speed CD takes over an hour to play as audio, so maybe slow is just how it is, not sure what speed my drive is being used at by AROS.


I also noticed some ".svn/" directories (Subversion revision control system metadata) being copied by the installer, these should probably be stripped out during the CD build process, or?


VESA 1024x768 true colour graphics seems to work fine with no issues, I haven't tried native yet, not any OpenGL stuff.