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25.Apr.2006
Scout Open Source team, Thore Böckelmann (ANF)


System monitor: Scout 3.6
The system monitor Scout is now available for AmigaOS/68k (from version 2.04), AmigaOS 4 and MorphOS in the version 3.6.

In the following you can find the most important innovations, a complete overview can be obtained from the ChangeLog file.

24-Apr-2006, Release 3.6, programme version 37.290:
  • Scout_window_detail.c: now displays correctly number of colours for 32bit screens
  • Scout_resethandlers.c: the OS4 specific list of reset callbacks is now also scanned for entries, because the list of reset handlers is normally not used anymore
  • Scout_fonts.c, scout_fonts_details.c: added tf_Extension field, if a font offers this
  • Scout_arexx.c: added the missing remove function for reset handlers. Until now this has never been implemented. Also the last direct poking in the base structure of input.device to obtain the list of input handlers has been replaced by a proper function which acts the same way as does the scanning function in scout_inputhandlers.c
  • Scout_tasks.c: added now function which returns the usual name of all known signal bits
  • Scout_tasks_details.c: the old Task field tc_TrapAlloc and tc_TrapAble don't exist anymore for OS4. Instead they always represent a pointer called tc_ETask. Hence this one is shown now. Furthermore Scout can now recognize a process' code type by using the new V51 DOS function GetSegListInfo(). Additionally for OS4 the SegList pointers are now obtained via GetProcSegList() instead of hacking through pr_SegList and pr_CLI->cli_Module. If there is a clean way, then USE IT!
  • Scout_tasks_details.c: added the extended V50/V51 process fields. These will only appear in the OS4 build
  • Scout_window_details.c added the embedded fields ViewPort, RastPort, Bitmap (and all attributes) and LayerInfo of "struct Screen". Therefore the entries "UserPort->SigTask" and "WindowPort->SigTask" of "struct Window" have been dropped since these can be inspected by clicking on the port button
  • Scout_mount_details.c: the capacity calculation is now done with native 64bit math for the OS4 and MorphOS builds. Hence i64.c is no longer needed for these, but only for the OS3 build, because SAS/C cannot do 64bit math itself
  • Scout_extras.c, tblib/errormsg_ErrorMsg.c: somehow I never realized that exec/RawDoFmt() cannot do parameter sorting by using something like "Hello %2$s %1$s", "second", "first". Hence the function ErrorMsg() got always passed one parameter too less and that completely crashed on OS4. The catalog description has been modified accordingly. The prototype for ErrorMsg() was missing the usual "VARARGS68K" definition anyway. All in all this made Scout crash when it tried to complain about outdated or missing external MUI classes
  • Scout_print.c: somehow I deleted a NULL-check before copying one string to another, which caused crashes when trying to print information of a window to a file
  • Lots of minor changes
Download:
Scout_os3.lha (944 KB)
Scout_os4.lha (1,2 MB)
Scout_mos.lha (1,1 MB) (snx) (Translation: iw)

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