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Archive 04/2003


30.Apr.2003
Amiga Future (E-Mail)


Amiga Future: Interview with Samuel Rydh (Mac-on-Linux)
At the Amiga Future homepage there has been a German interview with Samuel Rydh published at the article area. "Mac-on-Linux" (short "MOL") is discussed hotly within the Amiga community since some months, does it enable the use of MacOS incl. MacOS X at the AmigaOne and the Pegasos. Anton Preinsack has talked to Samuel Rydh, the main developer of MOL. (ps) (Translation: ub)

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30.Apr.2003
Jabberwocky (Website)


Instant messenger: Jabberwocky V1.4
Tom Parker and Matthias Münch have released the version 1.4 of the instant messenger 'JabberWocky' for Amiga computers. Jabber is an open XML protocol for a direct message exchange.

A connect with other instant messengers like AIM, ICQ, MSN and Yahoo is possible by using gateways.

Download: Jabberwocky030429.lha

Changes within this version:
  • http.c - Added Content-Type and Filesize to Transfer Header and eliminated null character in the Header. File transfers using WEB Browser now work. Apr 5, 2003
  • transfer.c - Eliminated superflous gadgets from File Transfer window to reduce user confusion. Apr 6, 2003
  • userinfo.c - Added seperate update procedure for Transports to avoid double roster entries. Apr 15, 2003 (Bug ID 584725)
  • roster.c - Replaced double contact removal with seperate removals for Users and Transports. Eliminated subscribing to Transports to avoid double roster entries. Transports are supposed to be registered and not subscribed anyway. Apr 16, 2003
  • agents.c - Added line to clear agents list when connecting. Eliminates multiple agents lists when disconnecting and reconnecting. Apr 20, 2003 (Bug ID 550881)
  • presence.c - Eliminated duplicate subscription requests when disconnecting and reconnecting. Eliminated enforcer hit that occurred if the Subscription Window "Accept" or "Reject" buttons were clicked after the last subscription request was removed. Apr 21, 2003 (Bug ID 554328)
  • roster.c - Added functions to close any open user windows before removing a contact. Also added error_pix to the roster dispose function. Apr 24, 2003 (Bug ID 549722)
  • roster.c - Added functions to close all open user windows before disconnecting. Fixes enforcer hits that occur if you disconnect, reconnect and attempt to use windows that remained open. Apr 25, 2003
Note - The changes I made in roster.c and userinfo.c clear up the enforcer hits that are present in the current prerelease of v 1.4. It doesn't fix the source of the problem though. I think the hits are actually originating in the iksemel library when some unexpected or unusual XML is received. Something may have to be changed there eventually. (nba) (Translation: ub)

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30.Apr.2003
Bjorn Lynne (E-Mail)


Audio track "Call to Ancestors" by Bjorn Lynne online
Bjorn Lynne writes:
"First of all, many many thanks to those of of you who already bought the new CD "Power Liquids", which I released about two weeks ago. This is an album of trance / electronica that I made toghether with my friends in Aural Planet, and it has been extremely well received so far. Thanks again to those of you who have given your support so far, by ordering the CD.

Due to popular demand (!) I have now made one full-length track from the album available to hear online at http://www.mp3.com/bjornlynne. It's the first mp3 track there. This is in addition to the short mp3 clips from ALL the songs on the CD, which you can still hear at: http://www.lynnemusic.com/powerliquids.html

While you are at my mp3 page, please give all my other tracks a play as well, as it may help them to get higher in the mp3.com charts and make more people "discover" my music through the mp3.com site. Thank you!

And for those of you who have still not discovered the new album: "Power Liquids", you can read all about it (or even order it) here: http://www.lynnemusic.com/powerliquids.html. Your order (should you place one!) will be shipped out within 24 hours by me, personally." (nba) (Translation: ub)

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30.Apr.2003
Martin Heine (E-Mail)


Pegasos: Summary of all the things regarding the Articia
Within a comment at OSNews.com Raquel Velasco and Bill Buck sum up all the mess regarding the Articia chip and confirm the use of the Marvell-Northbridge for the Pegasos II. The support by Marvell and their interest for the Pegasos II is said to be very high.

The Articia-S versions were specified. The northbridges used for the Pegasos I are said to be Articia S #A660BNGP, these were not produced any longer. For testing purpose some of the new Articia S #A660BNGE were purchased.

The specs for the G4 cards (July) and the Pegasos II (September) were confirmed within the comment.

Furthermore links to BeOS pages are listed which cover Genesi's attendance at the BeGeistert show: BeGroovy, BeForever and LeBuzz.

Again the Pegasos II will be offered for a reduced price to the Phoenix members after the demand for the Pegasos I has not been feeded completely.

Finally they tell that Eugenia Loli-Queru, chief editor of OSNews, received a Pegasos so that there will be a report by her soon. (ps) (Translation: ub)

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30.Apr.2003
WHDLoad (Website)


Installer: WHDLoad - New packages until 04-29-2003
With WHDLoad you can install games to the hard disk which were aimed for floppy disk use only. The following packages were added or improved since the last release:
  • 29.04.03 improved: Defender of the Crown (Cinemaware) memory config changed
  • 29.04.03 improved: Shadow of the Beast (Psygnosis) misc changes
  • 29.04.03 improved: Body Blows Galactic (Team 17) complete rework
  • 29.04.03 improved: Strip Poker 2+ (Anco) supports another version and data disk
  • 29.04.03 new: Simon The Sorcerer (Adventure Soft) done by Psygore
  • 25.04.03 new: Combo Racer (Gremlin) done by Psygore
  • 22.04.03 new: Shock Wave (Lightsource Productions/Digital Magic) done by Galahad
  • 21.04.03 New WHDLoad V15.2, minor fixes and changes
(ps) (Translation: ub)

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30.Apr.2003
AND Software (Website)


Context menu: ContextSAS V1.72 and ContextPrefs V1.34
The programm ContextSAS by Andre Dörffler provides the possibility to create and use context sensitive menus for AmigaOS3.5+. The DefIcons system is supported. With some additional tools it is possible to iconify Workbench windows and to create system links.

Since yesterday the version 1.72 of ContextSAS and version 1.34 of ContextPrefs is provided for download. This time mostly bugs were wiped out and the look was polished. Some new features wee added:
  • AutoSelect: Selects icons at the WBDesktop automatically.
  • Title: Shows the object name as title.
  • Prefeences: The internal menus can be configured now.
Downloadbereich (ps) (Translation: ub)

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30.Apr.2003



Bill McEwen, President/CEO of Amiga, Inc., to attend AmiWest 2003
Amiga, Inc. announces that Bill McEwen the CEO of Amiga, Inc. will once again attend AmiWest.

McEwen: "There is a great deal of activity going on at Amiga, and I am looking forward to sharing it all with you. We have kept ourselves focused and stayed the course toward success. I look forward to seeing all of you again in Sacramento." (nba)

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29.Apr.2003
Patrick Henz (E-Mail)


Digital Album "Brasil" Version 2.6
The Digital Album "Brasil" is a huge collection which shows the most interesting and beautiful places of Brasil. It includes more than 530 photos. It can be used on all computer platforms and beside that on many DVD-Players, which feature the Kodak PictureCD-(JPG)-format.

Content:
Bahia / Bahia ... 009
Bahia / Salvaor ... 051
District Federal / Brasilia ... 057
Minas Gerais / Minas Gerais ... 006
Minas Gerais / Pirenopolis ... 002
Minas Gerais / Sao Joao del Rei ... 021
Minas Gerais / Tiradentes .... 015
Rio de Janeiro / Arraial do Cabo ... 019
Rio de Janeiro / Buzios ... 010
Rio de Janeiro / Cabo Frio ... 005
Rio de Janeiro / Niteroi ... 005
Rio de Janeiro / Petropolis ... 025
Rio de Janeiro / Rio de Janeiro ... 220
Rio de Janeiro / Saquarema ... 024
Rio Grande do Sul / Porto Alegre ... 066


Beside the photo archive the CD-ROM includes Brazilian background themes for Amiga and Windows (with sound), two audio tracks (Samba de Smurfet, Verao), the digital postcard system to send postcards over the Internet and a webpage with interesting links to the different places. Price: 8 Euro. (nba)

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29.Apr.2003
Chris Seward (ANF)


Magazine: Amiga Information Online to close...
In what will be exactly six years in the making of the long running and popular magazine Amiga Information Online will see it finally cease publication. We would like to thank the Amiga community for their continued support.

Please feel free to email your goodbye commets to goodbye@aioworld.com or use the form on our website www.aioworld.com.

The May 2003 due for release at the end of May will be our last. (ps)

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29.Apr.2003
HSC (Website)


HTML-Tool: HSC Version 0.930
The HTML preprocessor "HTML Sucks Completly" (HSC) (origin from Thomas Aglassinger) was released in version 0.930 from Matthias Bethke. The source code can be compiled onto all supported platforms; tested are Linux, HP/UX 10.20, and AmigaOS. A documentation in HTML is online available. The download file contains also the latest prefs- and macrofiles. The version 0.930 contains some minor bugfixes. (ps) (Translation: gf)

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29.Apr.2003



Aminet Uploads until 29.04.2003
Here are the latest uploads for the Aminet:
TGest2DEMO.lha       biz/demo   475K+V2.2.0 TurboGest (PACHETTO GESTIONALE IT
Babelfish.lha        comm/irc     3K+Use babelfish from AmIRC/Shell
UnrealIRCd-bin.lha   comm/irc   554K+UnrealIRCd 3.1.5.1 ported to AmigaOS
amifish.lha          comm/tcp    27K+Quick And Easy interface for babelfish
OpenURLDevBas.lha    dev/basic   43K+Using OpenURL library from HBasic
EasyACDDA.lha        disk/cdrom 335K+Play&Save CD tracks with Gui - EasyACDDA
CyberGFX4-ITA.lha    gfx/board   10K+Italian Catalog for CyberGraphX 4 (4.3)
imdbDiff030418.lha   misc/imdb  2.6M+Diffs for the Internet MovieDatabase
Carta-Go.mpg         mods/mpg   6.0M+Trance-MP3 (6:28 min) by BiT-X
NewHomer.lha         util/misc  112K+Talkin' Homer V1.87 (latest bugs fixed, 
EBGuide.lha          util/rexx    3K+(REACTION GUI) Australian TV Guide progr
Ghosty.lha           util/wb     27K+NEW! Transparent default icons on hi/tru
(ps) (Translation: gf)

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29.Apr.2003
OSNews.com


Port of NewOS for Pegasos
As stated by Nicholas Blachford, member of Genesi and former BeOS developer, in the online magazine OSNews.com the BeOS based Open Source operating system NewOS will be available for Pegasos. (nba) (Translation: gf)

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28.Apr.2003
Dennis Lohr (E-Mail)


Music: New amiga-news.de theme by Psyria
On the occasion of the MesseCD by Andreas Laaser of Elastic Images and because of an interview of Petra Struck Dennis 'Psyria' Lohr published a new amiga-news.de theme 2003. The execellent result can be downloaded at the title link.

Dennis, thanks a lot for this incredible Song! (ps) (Translation: sk)

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28.Apr.2003
CUCUG (Website)


CUCUG: Status Register 04/2003
The CUCUG status register of April 2003 published. In the status register the club reports regularly about their own meetings and about Amiga, Linux, Macintosh and PC. (ps) (Translation: sk)

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28.Apr.2003
Ron van Schaik


Report of the 19th April C= show
Hello C= fans!

You can find some pics of the last show at our website. On this page you see Thomas Margolf with his SIDsyn and Arndt Oevermann who's working at the demo show. On this page you can see the stereo C64 from Dirk Kledtke. This was a great success and the sound of this machine was unbelievable!

Also there's an English report of the show. The next show we will organize is at June 28! This is a change of date because of some accomodation problems. As extra we organize than an Amiga Party! We want every Amiga freak to join us at this party! Look here for more information. Look here for latest news and new at our homepage is a boulderdash page and a Dutch software page where we wanna archive all Dutch C64 software. Both pages are under construction and will be soon 100% active.

Greetings Ron van Schaik (ps)

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28.Apr.2003
IOSPIRIT (ANF)


IOSPIRIT: Server moves on 29th of April
Our server hardware moves on the 28th of April to another part of the same computer center. Also, we'll get new IP-addresses and thus our website and email may be temporarily unavailable, although we'll of course try to keep the downtime to a minimum. Thanks for your understanding! (nba)

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28.Apr.2003
Amiga XFR (Website)


Music: eXternal Format Rippers 2.3 available
Who does not know XFD and XAD by Dirk Stoecker and the Exoticripper or Eagleplayer. XFR is a similar system, which combines the best from all for the purpose of finding music pieces and pictures in demos. XFR offers a LIBRARY and many Clients for the individual sound formats. A genius for the Delitracker and the Eagleplayer and a few Shell/WB Tools, with which one knows whole listings and disks scanning in the hand turning, also participate. (ps) (Translation: sk)

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28.Apr.2003
Amifish (Website)


Translation Tool for Babelfish: Amifish of 25.04.2003
Amifish is a small tool, which helps you to translate texts with Babelfish. Since the some routines of Babelfish were changed, there is a new version of Amifish available. Besides the program the following is needed: amarquee.library V54, MUI 3.8, betterstring.mcc, nlist.mcc and busy.mcc.

Download: amifish.lha (ps) (Translation: sk)

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28.Apr.2003
Lars Ghandy Sobiraj (ANF)


Demoscene: Jurassic Pack#12
Shortly after the end of the BREAKPOINT 2003 party issue no. 12 of the Amiga demoscene diskmags Jurassic Pack was released. You can find the mag as well as some pictures of the party under the title link. (ps) (Translation: sk)

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28.Apr.2003



Aminet Uploads until 28.04.2003
Following the Aminet uploads which were added since our last message:
dvbcontrol.lha       comm/misc  187K+V1.33 D-Box/Mediamaster Settings Editor
facts.lha            comm/tcp   201K+NTP clock time synchroniser AutoDST/GUI
YAM24.lha            comm/yam   944K+MUI Internet mailer V2.4 (Main archive)
YAM24con.lha         comm/yam   648K+MUI Internet mailer V2.4 (Contributions)
YAM24cpu.lha         comm/yam    80K+MUI Internet mailer V2.4 (68040/68060)
YAM24loc.lha         comm/yam   957K+MUI Internet mailer V2.4 (Translations)
YAM24mos.lha         comm/yam   366K+MUI Internet mailer V2.4 (MorphOS)
frsh_strptease.lha   demo/aga   294K+Striptease by Fresh in 1997
tbl-magia.lha        demo/aga   4.9M+"Magia" The winner demo from Break Point
gen4asm.lha          dev/asm    182K+Generation4 Sources Disk
blitzgtfix.lha       dev/basic   89K+Blitz2 fix for many Gadtools problems
IdentifyDevBas.lha   dev/basic   58K+Using Identify library from Basic
insomnia.lha         dev/e       89K+E Source Editor 
WHDLoad_dev.lha      dev/misc   870K+HD-Installer for OS-Killer
WHDLoad_usr.lha      dev/misc   295K+HD-Installer for OS-Killer
check4gb.lha         disk/misc   16K+Check if your HD setup is 4GB-ready
Scalos_PL.lha        docs/help   22K+Polish locale for Scalos 40.27
AIOV70.lha           docs/mags  410K+Amiga Information Online, Issue 70 (Apri
bouldercaves.lha     game/jump  472K+V5.17, BoulderDaesh RTX Caves Archive
boulderdaesh.lha     game/jump  920K+V5.17, BoulderDaesh RTX Main Archive
boulderfull.lha      game/jump  4.5M+V5.17, BoulderDaesh RTX Full Archive
bouldergames.lha     game/jump  2.9M+V5.17, BoulderDaesh RTX Games Archive
bouldergraph.lha     game/jump  196K+V5.17, BoulderDaesh RTX Graphics Archive
bouldersound.lha     game/jump  184K+V5.17, BoulderDaesh RTX Sound Archive
WHDIDemos.lzh        game/patch 3.4M+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIGames0-9.lzh     game/patch 278K+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIGamesA-B.lzh     game/patch 5.4M+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIGamesC-D.lzh     game/patch 5.1M+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIGamesE-F.lzh     game/patch 2.8M+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIGamesG-I.lzh     game/patch 3.7M+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIGamesJ-M.lzh     game/patch 4.7M+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIGamesN-R.lzh     game/patch 5.3M+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIGamesS-T.lzh     game/patch 6.0M+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIGamesU-Z.lzh     game/patch 2.9M+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIMags.lzh         game/patch 203K+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
wipes.lha            gfx/ifx      9K+Wipe/Transition Arexx Script v0.8 for IF
Sv5-1.lha            gfx/misc   557K+SView5 V1.21 (21.4.2003) - Part 1/8
Sv5-2.lha            gfx/misc   155K+SView5 V1.21 (21.4.2003) - Part 2/8
Sv5-3a.lha           gfx/misc   127K+SView5 V1.21 (21.4.2003) - Part 3a/8
Sv5-3b.lha           gfx/misc   326K+SView5 V1.21 (21.4.2003) - Part 3b/8
Sv5-4.lha            gfx/misc    38K+SView5 V1.21 (21.4.2003) - Part 4/8
Sv5-5.lha            gfx/misc   143K+SView5 V1.21 (21.4.2003) - Part 5/8
Sv5-6.lha            gfx/misc   158K+SView5 V1.21 (21.4.2003) - Part 6/8 (opt
Sv5-7.lha            gfx/misc   158K+SView5 V1.21 (21.4.2003) - Part 7/8 (opt
newkernel2.lha       hard/drivr 1.0M+GNU/GPL updated kernel for AMIthlon
Carta-Go.mpg         mods/mpg   6.0M+Trance-MP3 (6:28 min) by BiT-X
dream_of_art.lha     pix/trace  976K+3rd in Raytrace compo at Equinoxe Party
le_chien.lha         pix/trace  515K+1st in Raytrace compo at Equinoxe Party
the_blue_buggy.lha   pix/trace  936K+2nd in Raytrace compo at Equinoxe Party
petcom.lha           text/misc    6K+ASCII <-> PETSCII converter
RemTVModes.lha       util/boot    6K+Remove 15KHz modes from display database
zlib-library.lha     util/libs  145K+Shared library for zlib-(de)compression 
afind.lha            util/misc  175K+V1.63 Fast AminetCD search utility
Frogger-GUI.lha      util/misc   25K+Reaction GUI for FroggerNG
FroggerNG_GUI.lha    util/misc   34K+Control Panel for FroggerNG
NewHomer.lha         util/misc  106K+Talkin' Homer V1.86 (one bug fixed, + a 
WRip_26.lha          util/misc   34K+Rips various pack-formats from Disk/File
backclock.lha        util/time  130K+Transparent clock. You must try this !!!
backclock_src.lha    util/time   15K+Source code from backclock
(ps) (Translation: sk)

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