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Archive 03/2016


31.Mar.2016
Amiga.org (Webseite)


Podcast: AmiCast 11 interviewed Mike Battilana (Cloanto)
In its eleventh episode, the English-language podcast AmiCast has interviewed Mike Battilana of Cloanto, who is now especially well known for his preservation effort Amiga Forever, but also was an active developer in the early Commodore/Amiga days. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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31.Mar.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Emulator: FS-UAE 2.7.9dev
Frode Solheim's FS-UAE is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and BSD and based on WinUAE and "includes an easy-to-use graphical configuration program which allows you to enjoy FS-UAE and Amiga emulation without writing configuration files. For the beta version 2.7.9dev the plugins have to be updated as well - you can get further information under the title link. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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29.Mar.2016
MorphZone (Webseite)


MorphOS: yWeather.sbar 1.14
Thomas Igracki's screenbar module yWeather "shows the current weather informations for a selected location". It is used with Ambient and gets its weather data from Yahoo. The default location is Berlin/Germany which you can change in the screenbar settings. You can also change the unit of the temperature to Celsius or Fahrenheit.


Changes Version 1.12:
  • Chg: Don't eat RMB over my sbar
  • Fix: Crash if you remove the sbar while trying to download weather infos
  • Chg: add the inputhandler after first successful download
  • Chg: if downloading of weather infos failed, try again after 10 seconds,
    if it fails 5 times in a row, deactivate auto-update!
    You have to left-click on the sbar to activate it again!
    Offline will be recognized and displayed
  • New: Recognize if yahoo sends no weather data, then "Yahoo error!" will be displayed
  • Fix: don't show the all-info-bubble, if there was no successful download!
  • Chg: If the conversion of the yahoo date failed, display the original date instead the localized22 in the bubble
    Dates like this "Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:00 AM CEST" fail, because of the "12:xx AM"
  • New: New strings to localize: msgDeactivated, msgOffline, msgYahooError


Changes Version 1.13:
  • Chg: Display "Update check..." in the sbar, if you press middle mouse button
  • Chg: The required icons are now located in Sys:Data/Screenbar/yWeather/ instead of Sys:Data/yWeather/
  • New: Added a simple installation script


Changes Version 1.14:
  • Fix: Wind-speed was always 0.00 [reported by jPV, 29-Mar-16]
  • Fix: the units for wind speed, chill, visibility and pressure were missing
  • New: added a version string in the all-info-bubble
Download: yWeather.lha (357 KB) (snx) (Translation: dr)

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28.Mar.2016
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Amiga Future: Download of full version of Gravity Power available
In the download section of the Amiga Future now the game Gravity Power is available which once was on the cover disk of the magazine "Amiga Power". It is a revision of Gravity Force 2 released in 1994. Additional levels you can find on Aminet. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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28.Mar.2016
Alexander Fritsch (ANF)


Voice output: speak-handler 39.1
Alexander 'selco' Fritsch has written a new speak-handler which is a replacement for the original one available on the Workbench disks starting with version 2.1. It is a new development and not a patch.

The new speak-handler can simultaneously use (experimentally) different versions of the translator.library and of the narrator.device. (In this way it is possible to use the retro sound of the old narrator.device provided by AmigaOS 1.3 as well as the modern sound of the device provided by AmigaOS 2.0.)

Download: speak-handler.lha (16 KB) (snx) (Translation: dr)

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28.Mar.2016
AROS-Exec (Forum)


AROS: Odyssey Web Browser 1.25 beta (version 26.03.2016)
Krzysztof 'Deadwood' Śmiechowicz' latest update of beta version 1.25 of Odyssey allows loading Google-spreadsheet and working with other of those applications (Draw, Drive etc. - partly some of them may need spoofing). Besides, the support of WebWorker was re-enabled and the internal threading support was changed to the POSIX-threads library of AROS. The diskcache now correctly works, so you can clean your it.

Download: owb-aros-1.25-20160326.zip (41 MB) (snx) (Translation: dr)

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28.Mar.2016
AROS-Exec (Forum)


AROS: A week in AROS (from 21.03.2016)
Weekly Krzysztof 'Deadwood' Śmiechowicz summarizes the latest progresses and developments of the AROS-programmers.

Week of March 21st:
  • Autodocs documentation has been updated from source code (mazze)
  • Diffutils have been updated to version 3.3 (Kalamatee)
  • pthread.library has been extended with pthread_detach and pthread_getschedparam (deadwood)
  • MUI Colorfield, Cycle and Pendisplay classes received a fix for modifying passed parameters (Kalamatee)
  • Corrupted image in About MUI class on 64-bit has been fixed (mazze)
  • Scalos is being adapted to work on 64bit (Kalamatee)
  • Chunkyimage class has been corrected to work on 64-bit (mazze)
  • FreeGadgets function of gadtools.library has been made more compabile in regards to message handling (stegerg)
  • AROS Amiga RTG driver has received threading and VMRA<->RAM swapping improvements (stegerg)
  • A crash has been fixed in MUIMine game (mazze)
  • Initial work on adding Clang/LLVM as optional cross compiler has started (Kalamatee)
  • A bug has been fixed in textengine of muimaster.library (mazze)
  • C:Info command now works correctly under 64-bit (jmcmullan)
  • Norwegian catalog has been added and German catalog has been fixed in Yahzee game (polluks)
  • Work started on GUI file searching tool integrated with Wanderer (mazze)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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