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28.Dec.1999
Andreas Magerl in ANF


Data loss
Andreas Magerl writes:
We, too, have a millenium problem... or not, well, perhaps yes, even if you cannot call it like that, probably yes...

In any case, all charts, reader mails, cheats and wish lists, which have been submitted by the online forms on our page in the AKTIONS-area, have been lost. This affects the time from 21.12.99 to 28.12.99, 21:00 PM (MET). If you haven't submitted yet, you should do so now. Please resubmit your votes and submissions. Thanks. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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28.Dec.1999
Aminet [recent]


Aminet uploads 28.12.1999
2b_XBaseSP.lha       biz/dbase    9K+Spanish catalog for XBase 6.0 v1.0
addidevV1.19.lha     biz/dbase  131K+Sourecode for Addipro in MaxonPascal
addiproV1.22.lha     biz/dbase  116K+German Adress database OS2.X written in 
OnyxBase.lha         biz/dbase   73K+Great address book manager with lots of 
TCom202DEMO.lha      biz/demo    63K+An Amiga order program, (COMMESSE ITALIA
TFat280DEMO.lha      biz/demo   105K+An Amiga Invoice program, (FATTURE ITALI
dvbcontrol.lha       comm/misc  286K+V1.25 D-Box/Mediamaster Settings Editor
nc_update.lha        comm/news  133K+Newsreader Version 1.23 (MUI)
newscoaster.lha      comm/news  280K+Newsreader Version 1.23 (MUI)
slrn.lha             comm/news  1.4M+Slrn 0.9.6.0 (slang 1.3.10)
vlink.lha            comm/tcp    27K+AmiTCP<->MacTCP via virtual ethernet
thor26upd.lha        comm/thor  320K+Upgrade of Thor 2.6
HTTPResume_Fre.lha   comm/www     3K+French localization for HTTPResume v1.8
nah-speed49.lha      demo/mag   1.2M+Speed #49 packmagazine by Nah-Kolor
obligement18.lha     demo/mag   826K+Obligement #18 - Famous FRENCH fanzine !
powerd.lha           dev/e      235K+New programming language based on E
PPC_in_E.lha         dev/e       48K+PowerUp PPC includes converted to E
MCC_TipOfDay.lha     dev/mui     52K+V15.6 - 'Tip of the day' class (MUI)
MCC_TipOfDay_S.lha   dev/mui     51K+V15.6 - 'Tip of the day' class (SRC)
SortCopyGUI.lha      disk/bakup   6K+ReAction GUI for SortCopy
LS_Mac.lha           disk/misc    2K+LS-120 MAC4: Mountlist
LS_Mount.lha         disk/misc    3K+LS-120 DF4: & PC4: Mountlists
stccg.lha            docs/hyper 1.4M+AmigaGuide to Star Trek CCG from Deciphe
Zorro.lha            docs/hyper  15K+HTML & Guide of ZorroII/III & Power_Conn
Greetings.lha        game/gag    55K+Virtual Christmas Card
Colmaped.lha         game/hint   60K+YEAH! >>> map editor for 'Colonization'
WDreamsSolv.lha      game/hint   36K+WastedDreams Solution
ParrotIsland.lha     game/role  1.4M+Full release of the Adventure
cybershow94.lha      gfx/board  138K+SlideShow&Viewer(incl.PCD)for CybGfx&AGA
SmartScale.lha       gfx/conv    11K+A CLI program used for graphics conversi
REDFiX.lha           gfx/ifx    135K+Powerful ImageFX v1.5...v4.1 enhancer. v
photoalbum65.lha     gfx/misc   229K+Picture management (incl.PCD) for AGA&Cy
Frogger.lha          gfx/show   340K+Ultimate MPEG video player (68k & PPC v1
SoftCinema.lha       gfx/show   325K+Ultimate Movie Player (PPC) V0.8
IOBlixUsr.lha        hard/drivr 287K+V37.13, IOBlixZ2 and IOBlix1200 software
Spitfire.lha         hard/drivr 426K+A Palm Desktop for the Amiga!
BSNESMagyar.lha      misc/emu     3K+Hungarian Catalogs for BlackSNESGui
FusLoadPatch.lha     misc/emu    10K+Workaround for FUSION DMA loding problem
SavagePPC.lha        misc/emu    10K+The PPC VideoDriver for ShapeShifter (4/
imdbDiff991217.lha   misc/imdb  2.2M+Diffs for the Internet MovieDatabase
Xmas99.lha           misc/misc  148K+Decorate your own x-mas-tree!
DAlmanac_Exe.lha     misc/sci   1.0M+Next Generation Planetarium (1.7.7)
FireIce_Xmas.lha     mods/demo   22K+The great Fire&Ice Christmas music
VK-WSDM.lha          mods/house  17K+Housy 8bit
VK-Herbst.lha        mods/jungl 141K+Jungle/D&B 6+2bit
VK-NMP2.lha          mods/jungl 172K+Jungle/D&B 16bit
rNO-L017.lha         mods/misc  557K+Rno-label release no.17 by roz (techno/t
rNO-L018.lha         mods/misc  260K+Rno-label release no.18 by tang (funkyho
lnsM10_selo.mpg      mods/mpg   5.0M+Selofan clouds - ambient record (part 4/
lnsM11_read.mpg      mods/mpg   5.6M+Thought reader - ambient record (part 5/
lnsM12_time.mpg      mods/mpg   5.5M+Timelords - ambient record (part 6/7) 
lnsM13_misp.mpg      mods/mpg   1.9M+Misplaced - ambient record (part 7/7) 
lnsM7_lostm.mpg      mods/mpg   5.0M+The lost machine - ambient record (part 
lnsM8_sleep.mpg      mods/mpg   5.8M+Sleeping on a mule - ambient record (par
lnsM9_narco.mpg      mods/mpg   4.8M+Narcosis - ambient record (part 3/7) 
LoveMeTender.lha     mods/pop   361K+Superficial but nice Love-Song by R.KAPP
DJH_OFRM.lha         mods/sidew 257K+Merry Christmas '99!  (OctaMED SoundStud
crs_50th.lha         mods/techn 2.1M+CRS00050: megamix anniversary release
crs_awak.lha         mods/techn 1.6M+CRS00051: 'awaken' ep by phase
lns64_blaa.lha       mods/techn  18K+Blaa opt - hard minimal acid by Maytz
EP_RobHubbardO.lha   mus/play     3K+EaglePlayer "Rob Hubbard Old" external r
XMasRachel99.jpg     pix/art    294K+Rachel Raccoon Lights up her tree
gdnsnail.jpg         pix/fauna  192K+A garden snail facing some serious troub
LS_Glow.lha          pix/icon     4K+LS-120 GlowIcon for OS3.5
LaptopTr.jpg         pix/trace   81K+Ray Traced LapTop (Lightwave Quickie)
swglacier.jpg        pix/views  181K+Glacier in Switzerland
db-socwb.lha         pix/wb     274K+Screenshots of sOCIETY/rSE wB3.5
BlizKick.lha         util/boot  162K+MapROM tool for Blizzard turbos. V1.19.
fixfile.lha          util/cli     6K+FixFile: Fixes downloaded files
FixNI.lha            util/cli    12K+Fix NewIcons for OS3.5
RCD10.lha            util/cli     7K+Smallest CD Player
VersCheckV2.lha      util/cli   830K+Check your libs,MUI,devs,dtypes,classes,
MIDI2asm.lha         util/conv    2K+Convert MIDI data to assembler source + 
AmyTree24.lha        util/dir   126K+Tree FS Explorer
calculator.lha       util/misc   14K+Fully functional calculator
xfdmaster.lha        util/pack  216K+Rel1.29 Decrunch packed files (exe/data)
rxmui.lha            util/rexx  142K+RxMUI 2.3 - MUI gui in ARexx
splitter.lha         util/sys    26K+Multiplatform secure JOINER and SPLITTER
WBCtrl.lha           util/sys     3K+Controls undocumentated wb3.5 features (
backclock.lha        util/time  126K+Transparent clock. You must try this !!!
Safe.lha             util/virus  30K+Best new linkviruses detector v12.2
IconHandler.lha      util/wb     20K+V1.9 Drop file on AppIcon to change icon
NewInstaller15.lha   util/wb    460K+THE Ultimate Addon Tool for C= Installer
(ps) (Translation: (unk)

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28.Dec.1999
Heise [Newsticker]


Two articles that get under your skin
Subject on the Chaos Communication Congress: Tron (again)
This year, too, Tron's ghost is spooking the halls of the Haus am Kölnischen Park in Berlin, where the Chaos Communication Congress closes today. The cause of death of the star hacker is no longer in doubt after two autopsies. The suicide theory of police and prosecutors is criticised by the CCC, Tron's parents and their attorney even more than before, however. "It could not have happened without outer force", Chaos spokesman Andy Müller-Maghun brings the murder theory to the point after detailed studies of the autopsy report and prosecutor files. Police research has been focused only on the suicide theory from the very beginning, Müller-Maghun criticises. Other hints have been ignored on purpose.

GPS under your skin
According to plans of US manufacturer Applied Digital Solutions (ADS), online shoppers will carry their customer card under their skin in the future. The Florida company has now filed a patent for a maintenance free implant, which is (among others) able to recieve and send GPS signals. The transciever can be implanted in the human body with little effort, says the company in an ad, provided with power by muscle movements. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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28.Dec.1999
Czech Amiga News


EXODUS The Last War
You find new screenshots of the space strategy game. The game is scheduled to be finished between February and April 2000. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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28.Dec.1999
ANN


ANN celebrates 3rd anniversary :-)
ANN (Amiga Network News) celebrated its third anniversary yesterday. Happy birthday, and thanks to Christian Kemp, who is studying the newsgroups since 1996, and supplied us with news from this area. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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28.Dec.1999
PerSuaSiVe SoftWorX


akMPEG version 3.07 for 68k+PPC (25.12.1999)
Download: akMPEG2.lha (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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28.Dec.1999
Amiga.org


Amiga 2K announces the first exhibitors
On April 1st/2nd, 2000, the Amiga 2K show is again taking place in St. Louis. The first exhibitors have announced themselves, and Petro Tyschtschenko will have a speech at the show. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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28.Dec.1999
Amiga.org


Amazing Amiga Computing Magazine closing
With Amazing Amiga Computing Magazine, another Amiga print magazine is closing down. The magazine was mainly distributed in North America, and now had to file for bancuptcy. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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28.Dec.1999
Atéo


New AteoBusPrefs version 2.310
Download: ateobusprefs.lha (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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28.Dec.1999
Detlef Wojtaszkiewicz in ANF


PPT version 6.18
The freeware image processing program PPT has just been released in version 6.18. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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28.Dec.1999
Oliver Wagner by e-mail


Voyager 3.0 final released
Download: V3_30.lzx - 1.03 MB (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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28.Dec.1999
Olaf Köbnik by e-mail


Amiga Arena News: redesign finished!
After many delays, the Amiga Arena is online again, and looks forward to a year 2000 with you! The Amiga support continues! The Amiga Arena wishes all of you a happy new year! :-)

Visit the Arena at the title link. Special offer with GeoWorld online! (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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28.Dec.1999
Wegar in dcsam


AMC-mailbox to be closed
Wegar writes:
The AMC mailbox, and with it the support forum for the Amiga point program TheAnswer will be closed. The mailbox goes offline December 31st, 1999, at noon.

I will still be available for contact at wegar@cube.net or my homepage www.wegar.de. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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28.Dec.1999
John Chandler in aros-dev-ML


KOSH book list updated
The book list of the KOSH project has been updated. New are the following books:

General Programming & Algorithms:
  • Programming Pearls (2nd Edition) by J.L. Bentley

Operating Systems:
  • Beginning Linux Programming (2nd Edition) by R. Stones & N. Matthew

(New URLs for recommended OS projects:)
  • Amiga (German page updated)
  • AROS (Amiga Research Operating System)
  • Linux for Alpha, PowerPC and 680X0
  • MINIX
  • PalmOS (main page plus developer area)
  • QNX (Amiga Neutrino Support Site updated)

Programming Languages:
  • Tcl and Tk Toolkit by J.K. Ousterhout

Web/Internet Development:
  • Webmaster in a Nutshell (2nd Edition) by S. Spainhour & R. Eckstein

The book list is availabe at www.snowcrash.u-net.com/kosh/booklist.html or kosh.convergence.org.

If you are interested to add to the list, preferably with a short review, or want to write a review for a listed book, send to metaljoe@snowcrash.u-net.com with "RFB" or "KOSH Books" in the subject line. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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28.Dec.1999
Joerg Deckert in amiga.ger


Connectline v5.2.beta2
Joerg Deckert writes:
This is an update for version 5.1 of Connectline. All components are in there, but there was not enough time for a completely new version, since there was a Y2K bug to fix and the new year is near. For a full version an updated documentation and complete tests are missing.

New:
  • Now Freeware (no keyfile needed)!
  • removal of (hopefully) all Y2K bugs.
  • completely new Fido part, fully node-/hub enabled
  • files are now stored in the filebase carrying their original names.
  • mailinglist server for all networks.
  • PPP-Login.
  • Netcalls over preconfigured providers, depending on time.
  • switching some parts of the program to the NList MUI custom class.

Features:
  • multi-net support: ZConnect/RFC/Z3.8/Fido incl. gating
  • multi-port support. Nine ports. Up to eight ports freely configurable. ISDN, modem, network, local, etc. + one sysop port
  • interactive control of the box, by WWW (with PD WEB Server), by AmigaGuide or by ANSI choice
  • clever Cron system. Events can happen, programs be started on any time, by month, weekday, day, hours and minutes
  • uses MUI, therefore fontsensitive and freely configurable outfit
  • interface to internet (remote telnet login, (C)SLIP/PPP user login)
  • configurable routing, by sender and/or reciever. Domain server configurable for multiple domains.
  • Developer Pack for C and ARexx available
  • very low memory usage with many ports due to clever server-/client-management
  • fully optimized for Amiga multitasking, therefore very low ressource usage
  • own locale system for language adjustments by domain, and if wanted online for system texts, error message, and commands
  • output of all commands and system messages freely configurable
  • online interface is a standard 100% shell, and all online commandos are AmigaOS commands
  • whole drives can be mirrored as boards, like including CD-Roms
  • user passwords are stored encrypted. Access rights are granted by groups and levels
  • big ARexx port with unlimited possibilities for own expansions, with much more than 200 commands
  • virtual memory, automatically enabled on memory shortage
  • chat system (also available as standalone version) connecting multiple CL systems and points by internet or Hydra Netcall
  • detailed, pictured manual
  • and many more

Requirements:
  • System: Amiga or compatible, MC68030 or better
  • Memory: for box usage minimum 4 MB (recommended: 16 MB)
  • Programs:
    • MUI 3.8 or better
    • NList MUI Custom Class
    • (MiamiDX or compatible TCP/IP-stack for internet connection)

Complete source code available on request!
Download: ConnectLine.lha
Fido-Filerequest: Magic "CL" at 2:248/4001 (analog and ISDN).
The website is preliminary so far, so only the archive is available there for download. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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27.Dec.1999
Marc Albrecht by e-mail


A.C.T. with new layout
The draft of the new A.C.T. pages is online. The "News" frame carries a time limited special offer for Samplitude Opus Amiga. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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27.Dec.1999
Amiga Flame


Amiga Flame survey
Vote the top 10 games of 1999 at Amiga Flame. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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27.Dec.1999
Fun Time World


New Area at FTW: Zone 2000
In this area, Fun Time World lists Amiga programs having a Y2K bug, and offers download tips for fixing the problem. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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27.Dec.1999
AmigaGames.com


Alltime Amiga Games Top 50 updated
The Top 50 list of all Amiga games ever released has been updated. Currently, "The Settlers" are ranked 1st, "Monkey Island 1" 2nd and "Civilisation" 3rd. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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27.Dec.1999
Andreas Magerl in ANF


Wanted: Programmer of "Erben der Erde"
Andreas is urgently looking for the up-to-date address, phone or something else from the programmer of the Amiga game "Erben der Erde". (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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27.Dec.1999
DJ Takka in ANF


311 techno music tracks for the Amiga
DJ Takka of THE RAVEBUSTERS writes:
We have uploaded all our Amiga modules we could find to our homepage. Since we were among the top trackers in those Amiga times, a visit could be worth your while! CU, and merry christmas, and a happy new year! (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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27.Dec.1999
Stefan Robl by e-mail


Christmas / New Year greetings
Dear friends, aquaintances and users of my software!
Another year is almost gone, and I want to write what has happened this year from my point of view.

For one, my studies are doing well (I am in my 5th half-year), but it takes me more time than I expected. This sometimes causes significant delays in my coding projects and / or in writing e-mails. I want to say sorry for this, but my studies have to be top priority.

In the summer break I wanted to use every free hour for coding - and that's what I did, resulting in good progress in my projects. At first, the WizardClasses, an object-oriented C++ development system, recieved a major update, allowing me to develop others more efficiently. I planned to release this system to the public midtime next year, to make life easier for other programmers.

The first remarkable release this year was my new FrameMachine driver system "FMdriver", which has been accepted very well by the users of this video board. It is now also possible with FMdriver to watch TV on Workbench, with full PPC support for super fast color space conversions.

Afterwards I was planning to finish ArtecScan 2.0 - the scanner driver for Artec scanners. With my recently updated WizardClasses, I was able to finish it faster than usual. But then, the worst thing for every coder happened: my system hard drive was defective, and I lost my complete data (source codes, e-mails and other data). With the help of Petra Struck (author of the German "AmigaNews"), which published my need for an identical hard drive, and Hendrik Hanke, who did lend me his hard drive, I was able to recover my lost data by exchanging the defective controller board. Thanks again!!

Well, this did cost me roughly two weeks work, and by summer brak was over. ArtecScan was not finished again... :( Of course I tried to continue with the ArtecScan development, but with this it took some more weeks.

I demonstrated the results of my work on a little computer exhibition, the "Computronika" end of October in Germany. Afterwards, I released the alpha versions of ArtecScan to the public on my homepage.

After I released ArtecScan, I wrote a FrameMachine driver for the hardware independant video driver standard (VHI) by Felix Schwarz.

Two weeks later, the most important Amiga event of the year took place, the HomeElectronicsWorld'99 in Cologne. Of course I was there, too, and met a lot of people. It was a nice event, and it made clear that the Amiga will live on!

In the very least I will continue programming for the Amiga, and use it, and I hope you do, too! If Haage & Partner, Amiga Inc. and DCE do the right thing, we can have a great new computer by the end of next year!

At the end I wish you all a merry christmas (a little delayed), and a happy new year!! Yours, Stefan Robl. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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27.Dec.1999
Martin Endres by e-mail


camd driver for the Triple-Play MIDI interface
Martin Endress writes:
Sometimes we are asked for a camd driver for the Triple-Play MIDI interface. We are looking for such a driver, or a manual for this interface. The driver will then be released on the CamX / Camouflage homepage. Contact: endres@work.de. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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27.Dec.1999
Torsten Dudai


New cartoon: Once Upon A Time, part 1




(ps) (Translation: (unk)

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27.Dec.1999
N.A.


Software News
  • Airsoft Softwair: AHelp version 1.5 - Download: AHelp1_5.lha
  • Trogladite Software: New versions of MakeDir, KalbOS, HandleMyClip
  • Picasso96: New rtg.library version 40.3992 (25.12.99) as fix for the last version - Download: rtg.lha
  • ZeusBBS: ZMailer update version 1.3.1 - Download: zmailer1_3_1.lzx
  • Jens Schönfeld: The first ethernet cards reached customers, and a small bug has been found: With 68030 CPUs, the x-surf.device could not be opened on occassion. The error has been fixed in x-surf.device v1.1. Many thanks to the company Eternity, which helped in locating the bug!
  • Mark Sheeky: Mark Sheeky from Scorpius Software made a great christmas present by releasing "Blade" as Freeware. Many thanks to Manfred Müller for this info.
  • clickBOOM: News on TNT, PPC-support and Nightlong specification
  • Ralph Debusmann: EasyPlayer version 1.0 - on time for christmas, version 1.0 of the alternative music playback package EasyPlayer was finished. - Download: EasyPlayer.lha.bin
  • VWP: TCounter 1.0 for Java®, additionally to the unchanged latest version of TCounter in native code for AmigaOS® is now available as platform independant Java® variant. This can be downloaded from the VWP homepage as JRE® (Java® basic installation) and Swing® version, or for JRE® only. A comprehensive (German) manual for installing Java® including links to the free Java® packages is also available from the VWP homepage. TCounter is a counter for online fees, which has been prepared for T-Online® fees, but can be used for other providers as well, since fees can be edited freely.
    Friendly Links: To get an overview over comparable or similar pages, there are now the Friendly Links. This is a special link list with the Top 20 pages submitted to the VWP homepage by users. This list is generated autmatically by a CGI script. The more users are send to http://www.VirtualWorlds.de by other pages, the higher the corresponding link is rated in this list.
    FTP-server partially down: Due to maintenance work, the FTP server (link on the VWP homepage= might be unavailable in the next few days. Downloads are however possible by HTTP from our homepage or the Aminet.
  • Vapor: Microdot-II version 1.4.4 (Y2K fix) - Download: md2_14.lzx
  • EmuClassics: A/NES CGFX version 1.17 - Download: anescgfx.lha
  • SecondSpin - Download Page - (old URL non-functional)
  • Nils Görs or AWNPipe: T.H.E. version 1.2 - Download: THE.lha
  • Frank Fenn: Beta trial version of AmiMDC800, a software for controlling of and downloading images from the Mustek MDC 800 digital camera - Download: amimdc800.lha
  • Thomas Wenzel: AHIRecord version 1.7, this version now also supports 24bit AIFF recordings, if the selected AHI driver supports the resolution. This will be the case for the soon-to-come Arpeggiator-2496 module for the Prelude. Download: AHIRecord17.lha
  • Thomas Wenzel: PreludeAHI v2.32, a first version of the Prelude AHI driver with built-in support for the Arpeggiator module. 24bit and 96 kHz are fully supported. Since the Arpeggiator is not yet available, this driver does not make a difference yet. However, I also optimized the general 16bit HIFI transmission subroutines. So, if you want to test the driver, go ahead and install it. If there are problems, please send a short e-mail to me. Since Aminet is currently down for maintenance, the two new versions are only available from my homepage for now.
(ps) (Translation: (unk)

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24.Dec.1999
AmigaOS 3.5


AmigaOS 3.5 Boing-Bag 1 available
On-time for the quiet days we were able to complete the first update of AmigaOS 3.5, which contains bug fixes and expansions. And there is a christmas surprise... :-)

boingbag1.lzx - 3,6 MB or
boingbag1.lha - 5,2 MB (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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Brad Webb by e-mail


Amiga Update Newsletter by Brad Webb #991223
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                  K R U S E   N O W   A   R E B O L

     C O S A   L A U N C H E S   O P E N   A M I G A   G R O U P

         F R E E   A U C T I O N S   A T   C L I C K B O O M

    C O S A   R E P S   F O R   G E R M A N Y ,   P O R T U G A L

     C H R I S T M A S   G R E E T I N G S   F R O M   A M I N O

       A M I G A   F O R E V E R   H O L I D A Y   B U N D L E

        A M I G A   A C T I V E   D E C E M B E R   I S S U E

         A M I G A   C D   M A G A Z I N E   I N   I T A L Y

          W I N   W I P E O U T   2 0 9 7   F R O M   A Y P

      T U R B O P R I N T   V .   7   N O W   A V A I L A B L E

   " I M M O R T A L "   -   A M I G A   G A M E   M U S I C   C D

                    A U D I O L A B S   O F F E R

        " F R E E S P A C E "   C O M I N G   T O   A M I G A

      " I N F R A B O X "   -   I N F R A R E D   C O N T R O L

              M K / 2   K E Y B O A R D   A D A P T E R

       A E M A I L   V .   2 . 2 0   N O W   A V A I L A B L E

            M I C R O D O T   I I   1 . 3   V E R S I O N

          M E T A L W E B   4 . 0   P R E R E L E A S E   2

         M I L L E N N I U M   F O R   T H E   T O A S T E R

               N O T   M U C H   T I M E   L E F T ! !

               S E C O N D S P I N   F O R   M P E G S

               S I M O N   T H E   S O R C E R E R   2

              N E T I N F O   2 . 5   A V A I L A B L E

Editor's Thoughts and Introduction:

 The old saying "the only constant is change" is certainly true in the
Amiga community. It sometimes seems that you can't count on anything
staying the same from one day to the next.
 Unfortunately, much of the change we've seen in this year now ending
has been anything but good. The most recent change seems to be the
sudden vanishing of the "Amiga's" only remaining North American print
publication.
 We can tell you this, however. There are a lot of people working very
hard to make changes that will ensure a future for the Amiga. There's
just not much to say about these activities right at the moment. We'll
keep you informed as we are able.

Take a look at Amiga Realm
--------------------------
 Received a note a while back from our friend Paul Andrews in the UK
suggesting we take a look at his site "Amiga Realm". He reports he's
been working long and hard on it in the last few months. The effort
shows. It's well worth your stopping by if you haven't, with a wealth
of Amiga information. Find it at:

http://www.amigarealm.com

 We have a wide variety of stories to bring your way this time, and
it's all pretty much positive for once! Hope this brightens up your
day. For those of you celebrating one holiday or another at this time
of the year, we wish you all the joy such holidays can bring! To all
our readers, we say thanks for being with us throughout 1999, and we
hope to have a prosperous, pleasant and re-invigorating last year of
the century with you and Amiga in 2000!
 Best regards,
 Brad Webb,
 Editor
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E-mail to the E-ditor:

15 Dec 1999

Hello Brad,

 Any idea as to what has happened to Amazing? I haven't received any
mag. for three months I have made 5 or 6 calls to their phone # and
all I get is a taped message to fax or E-Mail. I've e-mailed Don Hicks
several times and have gotten no response.

 PS thanks for keeping Amiga Update going I feel like it is the only
Amiga resource I can depend on.

Kind regards
--
Don S.
~~~~~~
Don,
 I have no idea - and I did try to find out. We've received several
letters similar to yours. It's very disappointing - and disconcerting
- to have the venerable "Amazing" just pull an amazing vanishing act.
 Don Hicks, are you still there?
 Brad
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                K R U S E   N O W   A   R E B O L

The following announcement was posted recently on the web site of
Holger Kruse, developer of many of the Amiga's best pieces of
software:

Changes for the year 2000

 I am happy to announce that starting January, 2000 I will work for
REBOL Technologies in the capacity of Director of Network
Technologies.

 For those of you who have not heard about that company before: REBOL
Technologies (www.rebol.com) is a privately held company that was
founded by Carl Sassenrath, one of the premier developers of AmigaOS.
REBOL Technologies develops and distributes the scripting language
REBOL, a very intuitive programming language and run-time environment
with built-in Internet support and messaging capabilities. REBOL is
available for over 50 computer platforms, AmigaOS being one of them.
The basic version of REBOL is available for free, extensions are
available for license fees.

 Declining revenues from Amiga software sales and increased software
piracy in 1999 finally forced me to look for a full-time job outside
of my own company. Between several job offers I decided to accept the
offer by REBOL for several reasons. The most important one is that in
my opinion REBOL is currently one of the few truly innovative products
in the software market, and with Carl Sassenrath's history with
AmigaOS his company and its product in many ways reflect and represent
the Amiga spirit.

 With my background in AmigaOS and TCP/IP I am excited about the
opportunity to participate in the development of REBOL, in particular
in the improvement of its networking capabilities, the AmigaOS port
and ports for possible Amiga successors.

 I am afraid this new job means that I will no longer be able to work
full-time on my own Amiga software (Miami, Daytona etc.). This does
not mean that the software becomes unsupported or that I am leaving
the Amiga platform though. I intend to still provide updates and
support for existing software, as my time permits. Here are some
details about current plans for my Amiga software:

 - AmiWin: still supported. An update with 24-bit support and a newer
X11R6 kernel is still planned, but unlikely to be ready soon.

 - Daytona and related products: I am afraid Daytona and its planned
extensions have to be cancelled. There are two reasons for this: one
is lack of time: with my new full-time job I have to cut back
somewhere, and doing it on a project that is still in development
seems to be the most reasonable solution. The other reason is a
possible conflict of interests, because Java and REBOL are competitors
in the market of languages for distributed computing, which may make
it unethical for me to remain involved in Java-related software. I
have not yet determined what will happen to the Daytona sources. There
are several options, somewhat restricted by Sun's licensing
conditions, and I will try to find a solution that will somehow still
allow the existing Java VM of Daytona to be released to the Amiga
community, without future involvement or support from me though.

 - Miami: still fully supported. Version 3.3 is planned for release in
the year 2000.

 - Miami Deluxe: fully supported. After several delays and many
improvements the first full release including documentation will
probably be ready before Christmas, and after that development will
continue. Subject to demand the planned improvements for future
versions may include IPv6, IPsec, named, extensions to IP-NAT and
possibly dial-in support.

 - MiamiSSL: fully supported. A new version that incorporates the
latest OpenSSL changes and protocols is planned.

 - MiamiTelnet: fully supported, as part of the Miami Deluxe package.
Telnet encryption and support for running in a shell window are
planned for future versions.

 - ppp.device: still supported, but no new versions are planned. Miami
and Miami Deluxe should be considered successors of ppp.device.

 - ReOrg: not supported at this time. A version with support for NSD
and disks > 4 GB is something I am considering though, time
permitting.

 I will also have to move my residence from Winter Park, Florida to
Ukiah, California, where REBOL headquarters are located. This means my
LAN will have to move as well, including the server that handles Miami
registrations and orders. Because of that there will be some service
outages affecting my Internet presence during the months of December
'99 and possibly January 2000. Please see my separate announcements
about that. On the up side, chances are my LAN will get a DSL
connection in Ukiah, which should provide better reliability and much
faster responses, in particular for mailing lists, than the current
56k connection.

 Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and a successful year 2000.


Holger Kruse
Nordic Global Inc.
kruse@nordicglobal.com
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     C O S A   L A U N C H E S   O P E N   A M I G A   G R O U P

 COSA HEADQUARTERS -- December 22, 1999 -- COSA (the Campaign to
Open-Source AmigaOS) today officially launched it's new sister
project, the Open Amiga Group, at Amigakernel.org.

 The Open Amiga Group has been created, in the spirit of the Christmas
season, to encourage and help developers, by providing a system where
Amiga projects and applications can be openned up to the contributions
of a team of Amiga developers, using the open-source model as a guide.
It is hoped this will lead to the creation of new high-quality Amiga
applications, and to the revival of stalled or abandoned projects,
which could be continued by a team of open-source Amiga programmers.

 Amiga developers will be able to use the Amigakernel.org website to
join existing projects (currently aMozillaX and AROS, with AmigaOS "in
reserve"), or to easily create projects of their own using the forms
available on the Amigakernel.org website.

 Through a variety of mailing lists, the Open Amiga Group will keep
developers who have registered with us informed of the latest projects
that are being set up, and in contact with other developers working on
the same projects. (It is our intention there be a mailing list for
users and a mailing list for developers for each project hosted by the
Open Amiga group.)

 Open-source projects can then either be hosted by Open Amiga using
our own resources - website, mailing list and tools (and the resources
of sourceforge.net), or we can simply provide links and references to
your own websites, mailing lists and tools.

 The Open Amiga project is a natural extention of COSA's charter,
which is to promote open-source within the Amiga community, and to
campaign for the release of the Amiga operating system as open source.
(It should be noted that negotiations with Amiga Inc's Tom Schmidt on
this matter are ongoing.) We also felt it would be wasteful not to
offer the 130 developers who have already registered with COSA as
"probable developers for an open-source AmigaOS" a chance to work on
other projects.

 For more information, or to register as a developer, or register an
existing open-source Amiga project on our pages, please visit
http://www.amigakernel.org to visit the Open Amiga Group's website, or
http://cosa.amigakernel.org for more information on COSA, the Campaign
to Open-Source AmigaOS, and for the latest news on the status of our
negotiations with Amiga Inc.

 In the spirit of this season of co-operation and friendship, we wish
the Amiga community a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May
the millennium mark a turning point in the Amiga's history, where we
finally reap the mainstream attention and respect that our platform
and it's powerful, speedy OS deserve.
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       F R E E   A U C T I O N S   A T   C L I C K B O O M

FREE AUCTIONS FOR EVERYONE
============================

 Starting 16 Dec. 99, and for the next 60 days after, holding an
Auction at clickBOOM's Amiga Auctions is absolutely FREE for everyone!

 There are no limits to what you want to sell, how many Auctions you
want to hold or how long you want them running. Use all three types of
Auctions, use photographs, layouts, all FREE !


GAME AUCTIONS
===============

 But, that's FAR from everything.

 We want you to come every day and check the latest Auctions.

 Every day, for the next 15 days, we will auction one copy of each of
our games!

 The highest bidder takes it, so you can walk away with a brand new
clickBOOM game of your choice for as low as a few dollars !!!


COMPARING CLICKBOOM AMIGA AUCTIONS TO EBAY
==============================================

 Sure, eBay is the name in online auctioning, however, when it comes
to selling Amiga goods, clickBOOM's Amiga Auctions are simply a better
choice:

 1. Amiga Auctions are free !

 2. Auctions held at Amiga Auctions actually have a better selling
rate than eBay !

 3. Amiga Auctions support English and German !

 4. Amiga Auctions have several layout designs to choose from !

 5. At Amiga Auctions you can choose from a list of Amiga hardware
photographs, and having a photo Auction is free !

 6. Amiga Auctions show approximate price in 3 other currencies !

 7. Amiga Auctions are ran by the Amiga community, for the Amiga
community !

 Bidding, of course, as always is free, so come to
http://clickboom.com/auctions and get in on the Auction action.
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   C O S A   R E P S   F O R   G E R M A N Y ,   P O R T U G A L

New COSA Country Contacts for Germany and Portugal

December 7, 1999

 COSA are pleased to announce the creation of two new "country
contacts". Country Contacts are COSA members who have volunteered to
act as representatives for COSA in their home country and provide
translation services.

 There are current two Country Contacts. They are Volker Mohr from
Germany, who runs the Project IMP website, and Rui Manuel, from
Portugal.

 If you speak German (Deutsch) or Portugese (Portuguese), you should
feel free to contact either Volker or Rui and discuss any comments,
questions or suggestions you have about COSA or Open Source with them.
They'll be happy to help you.

 COSA wants to take this time to thank Volker and Rui for their help,
and for providing this valuable service. With their help, COSA is also
to reach out to people in other countries.

 Volker and Rui are also helping to translate the COSA webpages into
German and Portugese, and these translations will be put online when
they are ready. But this is hard work, so why not drop them an e-mail
and thank them? Or offer to help? They'd like to hear from you!

 English-speakers should still feel free to write to me, Steve
Crietzman. I will try my best to respond as quickly as I am able.

 Once again, our thanks to Volker and Rui! Welcome aboard the COSA
Team! :-)

-- Steve, Volker, Rui, and the ever-growing COSA Team

 {NOTE: the story didn't give information on how to contact these
folks. You might start at http://www.savetheamiga.org.uk and work from
there. Brad}
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    C H R I S T M A S   G R E E T I N G S   F R O M   A M I N O

{The following little note was posted to the Team Amiga list by
Amino's Fleecy Moss. We thought it would brighten everyone's week,
whether you have holidays to celebrate or not, so we're including it
here. Brad}

23 Dec 1999

 Fleecy Moss

 ...to everyone here.

Just to let you know that Amino is still working away
at trying to provide a real future for the amiganauts,
and that this list is one of our inspirations, showing that
there is still talent, passion, nutjobs, and fun, and that the
flame of the Amiga is still burning despite the best efforts
of some to put it out.

Happy holidays to all, and here's looking forwards
to a better tomorrow.

Cheers

the three Aminos...
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       A M I G A   F O R E V E R   H O L I D A Y   B U N D L E

 For all Amiga emulation enthusiasts who ever wondered what Workbench
1.0 looked like, or what the late Jay Miner, "Father of the Amiga",
has to say in his own voice about the Amiga and other interesting
issues, Cloanto just released the Amiga Forever Plus Pack, which
contains new Amiga ROM, Workbench and MP3 audio files! The Plus Pack
joins the Amiga Forever family of emulation and support products,
which are officially licensed by Gateway's Amiga companies.

 Only for the next few days, the Online Edition of Amiga Forever 3.0
($29.99 stand-alone) and the Amiga Forever Plus Pack ($14.99) are
available in a special holiday bundle for only $34.99!

 The Amiga Forever Holiday Bundle includes the Amiga Forever Online
Edition package, with its preinstalled Amiga emulation environment
(1.3 and 3.1 Amiga ROM and OS) and the Amiga Explorer networking
software, plus the following new items, which are part of the Plus
Pack:

- Amiga Workbench ADF files v. 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 2.04 and 2.1
- Amiga ROM files v. 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and 2.04 (WB 2.1 uses 2.04 ROM)
- Jay Miner MP3 Track 1: Birth of the Amiga
- Jay Miner MP3 Track 2: Computers and Society
- Jay Miner MP3 Track 3: A New Job
- New HTML pages, including instructions to play MP3 audio files

 For download convenience, the items are archived in two files which
can be downloaded separately, also with the help of an optional
download wizard. It is always possible to resume an interrupted
download, or to download the same file again at no additional cost.
The Plus Pack is cross-platform, while Amiga Forever Online Edition is
for Windows systems only.

 The Amiga Forever Holiday Bundle is available now from the Amiga
Forever Home Page at http://cloanto.com/amiga/forever/

 The Cloanto Team wishes all Amiga fans great holidays and a very
happy New Year!
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        A M I G A   A C T I V E   D E C E M B E R   I S S U E

26 Nov., 99

 The December 1999 issue of Amiga Active magazine is out now in
newsagents around the UK. Visit our web site (and click the "issues"
button) for more information about what's in this jam-packed issue -
it's definitely one you shouldn't miss, and we're not just saying that
- take a look for yourselves!

 http://www.amigactive.com

 If you can't get hold of Amiga Active locally, you can now order
individual issues to anywhere in the world, direct from the
publisher... read on...

 *** Credit Card Subscriptions and Backissues

 Pinprint Publishing are pleased to announce that credit card
subscriptions to Amiga Active magazine can now be taken out online,
simply by filling in a form. You can also phone us, or send us your
credit card order by post.

 For more information about how you can order individual issues as
well as subscriptions to anywhere in the world via credit card, visit
the web site!

    http://www.amigactive.com
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      A M I G A   C D   M A G A Z I N E   I N   I T A L Y

November 5, 1999

        Softwave Announces a new CD based Amiga Magazine


Dear Amigans,

 My name is Giorgio Signori, and I am the director of Softwave, a new
company born in Italy this summer. I have been writing on the only
Italian Amiga magazine, Enigma Amiga Run, in the past years, and I am
in Amiga environment since years. After years writing for Amiga, I
decided to build up a new company to publish an Amiga-only, CD-based
magazine. After a lot of work, at the Amiga show Softwave was there
with the first issue of Amiga.it, showed during the conference with
Petro Tyschtschenko. After this, we decided to publish Amiga.it, under
the name Amiga.news, also outside Italy. We put much effort in this,
translating, for now, the whole magazine in English. We will show and
sell the first issue of Amiga.news at the next Home Electronics World
of Cologne, on 12-14 November.

 We hope that the public response will be enough to convince us to
keep doing a multi-language magazine also for the next issues. If so,
since the 3rd issue, we will translate it also in German, as many of
you already requested. In the next days in this site will be published
the summary of the first issue.

 But now, some of the highlights of Amiga.news:

 The magazine part count many important writers here in Italy. Editors
like ing. Massimo Gais, system administrator of the Italian Aminet
node and of the Astronomic Observatory of Naples, like ing. Alessio
Cappelli, expert in Amiga and NetBSD environments. People like Massimo
Marino, writer for the biggest selling videogames magazine in Italy,
The Games Machine, and Nick Mordock, experienced Amiga writer since
years. Not to mention Andrea Favini, the 3000+ staff and Laura
Falzone, writers of proved experience.

 The CD part of Amiga.news differs from what we are used to see on the
market. it will not be a simple shareware collection. Of course it
will contain the recent shareware software from month to month, with
index and search function, but it will be thematic. The first issue of
Amiga.it, published only in Italian, had Linux as theme of the month,
with a RedHatPPC distribution and a serie of articles dedicated to
installation of Linux, but not only. Every month a different theme
will fill the CD. I can anticipate that on the issue that will be
presented at Cologne, there will be a much requested Linux68k/RedHat68
distribution, and a special on Star Wars on Amiga.

 I am available for every question, I will be happy to give all the
answers you may need, if you are a user or an Amiga
distributor/reseller. You can find me at the mailbox yurex@tin.it.
Website: http://www.skylink.it/ear

 Giorgio Signori Director of Softwave
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         W I N   W I P E O U T   2 0 9 7   F R O M   A Y P

22 Dec 1999

 Finally our 26,000 hit is almost upon us! (It would have been 25,000
but the Amiga used to update Amiga Yellow Pages broke - OK?)

 To celebrate this great occasion, Amiga Yellow Pages have teamed up
with Amiga retailer FORE-MATT Home Computing to give away a copy of
WipeOut 2097.

 Don't despair if you already own it or don't have the required specs,
because those nice people at FORE-MATT will let you take your pick
from their £30.00 range which includes hits such as Wasted Dreams,
T-Zero and many more. Or even better! you can opt to choose two games
from their £15 pound range, with a choice of Foundation DC, Moonbases,
Pheonix Fighters and many more.

 Take a peep at the FORE-MATT Home Computing advert, on Amiga Yellow
Pages http://ayp.amiga.tm and take your pick. Alternatively why not
download their December catalogue which contains more goodies than the
advert.

 To Win.. Just save the 26000 counter as a gif file and email to A.Y.P

 FORE-MATT Home Computing can also be reached by telephone on: +44
(0)1793 853802. Mon-Fri. or by email to: sales@forematt.idps.co.uk

 Best wishes for the festive season and all the best in the New Year,
from every one at FORE-MATT Home Computing and Amiga Yellow Pages!
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    T U R B O P R I N T   V .   7   N O W   A V A I L A B L E

9 Dec., '99


 NEW: Turboprint 7.09beta2 with new drivers for BJC1000, BJC2000,
BJC6000 and BJC7100 for download is now available! From IrseeSoft

Features in the brand new version 7 are:

 o Interface to Postscript interpreter "GNU Ghostscript" makes every
printer Postscript compatible.

 o Print Postscript and PDF files from the Internet or a CD, improved
quality and speed with many programs like Final Writer, PageStream (24
bit / 16 mio. colours!), TurboCalc or Wordworth.

 o GNU Ghostscript and 35 fonts are included in the package.

 o New GfxText mode: Print scalable Intellifonts with any printer,
print text on printers that support only graphics (e.g. Canon BJC7000,
Epson StylusColor300)!

 o Zoom function in GraphicsPublisher: Magnify the page view as
required, make precise alignment of pictures or work with smaller font
sizes more comfortable.

 o TurboSpool printer spooler can now produce multiple copies in one
go. As a result, output speed in copy mode is drastically improved.

 o New printer drivers

 o Lots of other improvements.

http://www.irseesoft.com/
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   " I M M O R T A L "   -   A M I G A   G A M E   M U S I C   C D

17 Dec 1999

Hello!

 I'm pleased to announce that "Immortal" - The Amiga game music album
has been released and is now available to order from
http://www.monteiro-music.com


 'Immortal' is a music CD featuring some of the best soundtracks ever
composed for Amiga games. Includes the full soundtrack from "Shadow of
the Beast", as well as the best music from "Superfrog", "Turrican",
"Space Station 3000", "Utopia", "Harlequin" and other all-time great
Amiga games.

 The CD also includes a 3D rendered video clip, allusive to the theme
of the album.

 For more information, please visit our website at
http://www.monteiro-music.com


All the best,

Ruben Monteiro
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                 A U D I O L A B S   O F F E R

December 1999:

 To celebrate the last ProStationAudio release of this millennium,
AudioLabs is offering, until December 27th 1999, the fresh new
ProStationAudio v2.50 with a special discount.

 When ordering before the deadline, you can get v2.50 for US$299
instead of US$395.

 Starting January, AudioLabs will expand the ProStationAudio family of
products for AmigaOS with the hi-end ProStationAudio Millennium. The
new version, among other features, includes 32 channel support on the
timeline, by handling 16 stereo tracks.

http://www.audiolabs.it
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 " F R E E S P A C E "   C O M I N G   T O   A M I G A

15 Dec., '99

 Hyperion is pleased to announce it has acquired a license from
Interplay to port Volition's best-selling space-combat simulator
"(Descent) Freespace: The Great War" to the Amiga.

 System-requirements include PPC processor (WarpOS), graphics-card
(AGA under review) and 32 MB RAM with full support of 3D accelerators
through Warp3D. A 68060 version is not ruled out but would most likely
require 3D acceleration. The game is tentatively slated for release
early Q2 2000 and will be published by Titan Computers.
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     " I N F R A B O X "   -   I N F R A R E D   C O N T R O L

7 Dec., '99

 HILVERSUM, The Netherlands - Amiga developer
 Leon Woestenberg is pleased to announce that
 the infrared tranceiver hardware called
 InfraBox for Amiga computers is now
 available.

 Together with the freely available InfraRexx
 and InfraFace software, it allows Amiga
 users to use their Amiga's for infrared
 remote control. Users can control their
 consumer electronics such as Compact Disc
 players, video cassette recorders, tuners,
 television sets etc. from the Amiga
 Workbench. Or, from any other application
 that supports ARexx or the
 infraremote.library that comes with
 InfraFace.

 Also, in the other direction, Amiga
 applications can be controlled using a
 consumer electronics remote commander.

 The InfraBox, InfraRexx and InfraFace
 products further enhances the Amiga's
 strength in the field of multimedia and
 system interconnectivity.

 The author has been developing infrared
 remote control applications for the Amiga
 since 1994, and is dedicated to support
 Amiga, AmigaOS and Amiga users well beyond
 the current millenium into a next exciting
 era of computing.

 Leon Woestenberg,
 InfraRexx and InfraFace author, InfraBox
 hardware designer

 InfraBox support website:
 http://www.esrac.ele.tue.nl/~leon/infrabox/
 InfraFace support website:
 http://www.esrac.ele.tue.nl/~leon/infraface/
 InfraRexx support website:
 http://www.esrac.ele.tue.nl/~leon/infrarexx/
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            M K / 2   K E Y B O A R D   A D A P T E R

10 Dec., '99

 This model is specifically for the Amiga 2000 and 3000.

 Need a new keyboard for your Amiga? Find out its next to impossible
to get them anymore? How about a mouse? Same deal, and you cannot just
plug in one of those common PS/2 devices that you would find at your
common PC shop.. until now..

 The InsertMK/2 adapter will adapt a PS/2 mouse AND a PS/2 keyboard to
your Amiga 1200, 2000, 3000 4000 (* adapters needed for 1200/4000 *)

 Plug a PS/2 mouse and keyboar dinto this small 6x6x3cm box, then plug
the cables from the box into your keyboard adn you are set.

 The Amiga keys are now mapped to the Winodws keys on your standard
104-key Windows keyboard. The extra keys can be specifically
programmed with software at a later date

 The mouse adapter is unique. You can use a standard PS/2 mouse
(Logitech, Genius, Microsoft, etc..) and even one with a scroller
wheel. The whell is mapped to the up/down cursor keys. Its quite cool
to scroll through a webpage in your browser this way. :)

 They are also flash upgradable. Meaning any changes and upgrades
needed in the future can be performed with a simple flash upgrade
(just like a flash BIOS on a PC)

 This product is now in testing and is scheduled for release in late
December 1999. In the mean time, we need to know how many parts to
order to start assembly with!

 Dealer and distributor enquiries for quantity pricing is welcomed.
60.84 USD $89.95 CAD

Other Related Items:
· MK/2 Keyboard Adapter for Amiga 1200 (2000/3000)
· MK/2 Keyboard Adapter for Amiga 4000 (2000/3000)

Contact Us:

URL  : http://www.nationalamiga.com/
Sales Questions
Technical Support
Phone: +1-519-858-8760
Fax: +1-519-858-8762
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       A E M A I L   V .   2 . 2 0   N O W   A V A I L A B L E

16 Dec., '99

 AEMail Version 2.20 is now available. It can be obtained from AmiNet
or my web page:

 http://www.calweb.com/~jzachar/

 My web page is probably the best source for the AEMail archive since
it is "up to the minute". With AmiNet, it can take some time for the
archive to be replicated to the various mirror sites.

 AEMail Version 1.51 is a minor upgrade that corrects some last minute
bugs found after Version 1.50 was released. It also adds an additional
ARexx script "Addtogrp.aem" to the ARexx directory.

 AEMail Version 2.20 is a major revision of AEMail. This version has
restructured the Menus in AEMail providing a separate menu for
ARexx/DOS commands. It also allows you to call ARexx or DOS commands
from a menu list in addition to the function keys. The ARexx/DOS menu
has also been added to the "Edit and save message line to clipboard;
set ARexx variable" requester.

 AEMail Version 2.20 now also allows you to re-arrange your folder
lists and has added the "Move..." menu item to the Folders menu.
Additional edits have also been added when creating new folders to
prevent assigning illegal names to the folders. Any folder containing
the special characters :, \, or / are illegal as well as the name
"folder".

 The folder strip when, it extends beyond the visable window, is now
correctly displayed on systems using display boards and CyberGraphX
software. Previous versions displayed garbage in that part of the
folder strip when it was moved into the visable portion of the window.
Also, instead of specifying a display mode in the Configuration
Edit/General Page, you can select a clone of the workbench display
mode. Whatever you have selected as the display mode for the workbench
(from the Preferences/Display Mode setting) will be used for the
display mode for AEMail.

 Mime attachments that use the "multipart/alternative" mime
type/subtype are now correctly handled. This mime type/subtype is
widely used in the Macintosh and PC world. Also, headers using
Quoted-Printable notation are correctly handled.

 AEMail Version 2.20 also corrects some bugs found in Version 2.01.

 A complete list of new features, changes and the bugs corrected with
version 2.20 is given at the end of the AEMail.readme file. The readme
file is given in the AEMail archive and can also be found on my web
site which can be displayed with a browser.

 With the release of Version 2.00 at the Amiga '99 show in March of
this year, AEMail now utilizes ClassAct which has become part of the
new Amiga OS 3.5. The ClassAct Classes required are included with the
archive for OS Versions before 3.5. Amiga OS 3.5 includes the required
classes as part of the OS.

 For those of you with a version of AEMail prior to 2.00, AEMail no
longer automatically sends the special "Notification" message when you
send your first message. Instead, when you first load the new version
of AEMail a special requester will appear asking if you want to send
the notification message for updates and giving you the ability to
select what information you want to send. You can cancel this message,
but if you do, the requester will appear each time you load AEMail. Tf
you are a registered user and you cancel, you will be given the
opportunity to suppress the message the next time you load AEMail. For
unregistered users the requester will appear each time you load AEMail
whether or not you send the notification or cancel.

 The installation script also had been completely re-written starting
with AEMail 2.00 to allow you to create multiple icons for multiple
users of AEMail. Please read the INSTALL.TXT document before
attempting to install this version of AEMail.

Thanks,

John
====

From: John Zacharias
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           M I C R O D O T   I I   1 . 3   V E R S I O N

 Microdot-II is an integrated email and news program, using the same
familiar interface to to integrate news, mail and mailing lists 'as
one', performing real threading of email or news correspondence to
make it easier to follow conversations between multiple people.

 Under development for some time by Oliver Wagner, Microdot-II 1.0 was
released in the NetConnect v2 package from Active Technologies.
Updated beta versions have been available to the public in beta form
for some time, and version 1.3 has just been released.

 Microdot-II is easy to use for the novice user, with the most common
functions assigned to toolbar buttons at the bottom of each window.
These toolbars are fully configurable for the power user, and may be
set up to perform any function they like, including the use of ARexx
functions from Microdot-II's large function base.

 Please remember, Microdot-II is shareware. If you use it, please
register the software and help support Amiga software development.

 Download Microdot-II now, and try out the Amiga's professional email
and news client.

 There is a Microdot-II Mailing List run by VaporWare for users to
discuss the software. Please feel free to sign up for it, your
question may be answered there.

Features

   o Easy to use!
   o Powerful filtering system
   o Multiple POP Accounts
   o Full PGP support
   o High speed message database
   o User-configurable buttons
   o User-configurable shortcuts

   o Interaction with other Vaporware programs
      o Voyager - email
      o AmIRC - notification
   o ARexx Port
   o Flexible sorting of messages
   o Fully supports Contact Manager

http://www.vapor.com/
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          M E T A L W E B   4 . 0   P R E R E L E A S E   2

17 Dec., '99

MetalWEB 4.0 Prerelease 2
=========================

 MetalWeb is the first WYSIWYG HTML editor for AmigaOS. The philsophy
behind the software is that you should not need to understand HTML in
order to create pages within MetalWEB. You can create web pages via a
DTP style editor or the 'old way' via a tabbed, coloured text based
source window. Indeed, like the award-winning Dreamweaver you can
open both the edit and source window, work within one of the windows,
whilst the other window updates, automagically!


 Programmer: Pedro Luis 'MultitasK' Mieza
 <multitaskers@retemail.es>

 <multitask@vapor.com>

 Co-Programmer: Josep 'MetalGear' Rubiralta
 <pep-multitask@retemail.es>

 Even better, highlight an area (ie. some text) within the editor
window, and the specific HTML source is updated concurrently.

 MetalWeb also ships with a MetalMap module, allowing you to create
advanced imagemaps, via an easy to use interface.

 Please don't use a pirated copy :(.

New Features:
=============

    - Memory Use Reduced a lot (Requires 2 megs aprox)
    - Drag'n'drop keep out
    - Cursor to edit text as a DTP editor
    - Mark option enable to cut, copy and paste
    - New Imagemap Editor
            now it's an external program linked by arexx commands
    - Speedbar.mcc
    - TearOff.mcc
    - TextInput.mcc
    - Nlist.mcc
    - New Source Editor.
            With coloured html tags.
    - Cut, Copy, Paste to clipboard.
    - New WYSIWYG <-> Source
    - Single edit window
    - New Colourtext Class
    - Visual Size image edition
    - Visual Size table edition
    - Wordwrap


Features:
=========

    - Support most important HTML tags
    - WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)
    - Easy Graphic Interface
    - Use datatypes to see pictures
    - No HTML knowledge
    - FRAMES support!
    - HTML 3.2 parser
    - Direct edition on final window
    - Metatools editor
    - Complete Documentation (comming separately "metalweb_docs.lha")
    - Embed object soported
    - Source edition
    - Recent files option
    - Print Source
    - Easy WYSIWYG Imagemap edition!
    - Arexx Commands
    - Resize Images supported
    - Font Colors
    - Font Size
    - Horizontal Bars support
    - Bold, Italic, and Underline on direct edition!
    - Basic TABLE Support
    - MetalWEB could be linked with Amiga best browsers using Arexx



Metalmap 1.0 features:
======================

    - Imagemap can be loaded/saved in HTML format ready to be added
        on your HTML documents.
    - Supports Rectangles, Polygons and Circles.
    - WYSIWYG
    - Arexx
    - Speedbar.mcc



System Requirements:
====================

    Minimum:
        - 2MB of free memory
        - 68000 processor
        - ECS
        - MUI 3.8

    Recommended:
        - 4MB of free memory
        - Hard drive
        - 68060 processor
        - Workbench 3.0
        - Gfx card
        - MUI 3.8
        - PPC Card with PPC datatypes



 To get more information about MetalWEB and another Multitaskers
projects please visit:

    http://www.earthcorp.com/multitask
    http://personal3.iddeo.es/multitaskers
	http://www.vapor.com/metalweb

There is also a mailing list devoted to discussing MetalWEB specific
issues; please see

    http://www.vapor.com/lists/


Or ask me by email:

    multitask@earthcorp.com
    	or
    multitask@vapor.com


Enjoy it!
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        M I L L E N N I U M   F O R   T H E   T O A S T E R

11 Dec., '99


Nova Design and Newtek Announce Availability of Millennium

The Millennium is Here!

 Millennium for the Amiga Video Toaster/Flyer is here now. It's
extremely cool, it's wildly powerful, and it will give your Toaster
and Toaster/Flyer amazing new powers to help you make your work look
better than ever before!

 The Millennium package is presented by Newtek and has been produced
by Nova Design, Inc. in cooperation with all prominent Toaster/Flyer
developers. It is not to be missed.

What's Inside

 Millennium is not merely a single package. It is a collection of
software, scripts, effects, fonts, backgrounds, and other content
designed to update your Video Toaster and Flyer dramatically.
Millennium was designed to be the largest, most comprehensive, upgrade
you could put on your system. Millennium is for the Toaster owner as
well as the Flyer owner.

 You'll find some old favorites are now part of the Millennium
package. Some packages you will be familiar with and some will be
brand new to you. Some existing packages have been upgraded
significantly for the Millennium release and some have been made
Toaster-friendly and Flyer-friendly as well. Here is a list of what
you will find in Millennium.

 o Wipe Studio - You may be familiar with the 'lite' version-but this
is the complete package! Use it to create your own wipes and effects
for the Toaster and Flyer.

 o RenderFX - Upgraded for Millennium, this package allows you to
render your FlyerClip sequences down to a new FlyerClip. You can then
layer more video, CG, and effects for a far more impressive
production.

 o Flyer Utilities - Includes utilities for converting Toaster wipes
between 3.x and 4.x formats, Undeleting FlyerClips, Timecoding and
much more.

 o ProMix - Also upgraded for Millennium, this package provides audio
tools to let you add audio to video, import/export audio formats, add
audio to FlyerClips and animations, and more.

 o Fast Frames - Allows you to 'Toasterize' your Video Flyer by
pre-recording CG sequences, Framestore montages, and create flying CG
effects and more.

 o Fast Fuel - Adds video deck control to the Toaster/Flyer interface
for automatic clip recording.

 o Electric Scene Knife - This can save you literally hours of work.
The Knife can take a FlyerClip and automatically find the different
scenes within it, mark them, and even offer to cut them into separate
FlyerClips for you.

 o Flyer Backup - A script based system that can backup your actual
FlyerClips to a hard drive or to removable media.

 o CGPilot - The famous CG ARexx scripts that automate many time
consuming CG tasks.

 o Toaster Wipes and Effects - There are hundreds of these and most
are available for both Toaster 3.x and 4.x so both Toaster and Flyer
owners can use them. These include wedding wipes, fire wipes, basic
animated wipes, cool soft gradient wipes, and fully rotoscoped motion
matte wipes.

 o MegFX - 41 Flyer-project croutons, which produce real-time
dual-stream split-screen effects and real-time layer-mixed dual-stream
effects directly in Flyer projects.

 o Backgrounds - Hundreds of full color, professionally drawn,
backgrounds for you to use in your CG pages or in ToasterPaint.

 o Control Tower - Adds tons of new effects and macros to your Flyer
 system.

 o Full motion backgrounds - FlyerClips of animated scenes, fire, and
more. You can use these with your Flyer for CG backgrounds or as
royalty-free stock footage.

 There are many other features of Millennium. We've really just
touched the surface of all the tools and content that are included in
Millennium to make your Toaster and Flyer more productive for you.
Millennium also includes hundreds of new ARexx commands for scripting,
programmer's manuals for the ProMix and RenderFX tools and more.

The package will include three CDROMs filled with wipes, effects, fonts,
backgrounds, software and more; full printed documentation, a video tape
containing demos of the package, tutorials, and promotions for other
Toaster/Flyer products.

Check this out!

 Millennium is available from your favorite Amiga Video Toaster/Flyer
reseller. The suggested resale price is only $349.95 and you can order
now!

 This upgrade is the largest-ever for the Toaster and the
Toaster/Flyer. Order today!

 For more information or to order Millennium for the Amiga
Toaster/Flyer directly, you can call 1-800-462-4369 Monday-Friday or
fax at (804) 282-3768.

 You can also find information, and screenshots, on Newtek's web site
and Nova Design, Inc.'s web sites at http://www.newtek.com/ and
http://www.novadesign.com/ on the Internet.

Welcome...the new Millennium!
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               N O T   M U C H   T I M E   L E F T ! !

17th December 1999
For Immediate Release

 Due to the huge success of the 5th anniversary special offer, it has
now been extended until December 25th. Paul Nolan would like to thank
those who have purchased Photogenics for their support, and wishes
everyone a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

 For those who missed the sale details, they are as follows. Paul
Nolan is offering the full version of Photogenics 4.x at a 25%
discount. This brings the price down from $99.99 - to $75, or just $65
if upgrading from a previous version of Photogenics. The special is
only available direct from Paul Nolan Ltd, either online at
http://www.PaulNolan.com, or the StarByte order hotline on 1 800 243
1515, extension 400. Callers outside of North America should prefix
this with their international dialling code for the US (for example
dial 00 1 800 243 1515 from the UK).
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             S E C O N D S P I N   F O R   M P E G S

11 Dec., '99

 SecondSpin is a fully working freeware project to give the complete
conversion sollution to mpeg audio. It's mainly meant to help you to
make perfect mp3 files easily with your amiga, but it's also able to
decode mpeg audio back to aiff files to be burnt back to a cd.

 The program is already almost 100% to completed and is currently in
heavy betatesting stage in order to make it commercial quality. It's
really absolutely free and will always be so. The current release can
be downloaded at many unofficial places, like the one here plus the
docs are online here to give you some impression of what to come. I'v
decided to put online some kind of online forum to help us all to
discuss about SecondSpin. If you've got good ideas, what approach
should we use, please contact me

 o will easily convert audiocds (CDDA) to mpeg audio files or
additionally only leech the tracks as aiff files.

 o will also easily convert your existing AIFF or WAV files to mpeg
audio

 o also converts mpeg files back to AIFF for general use.

 o outputs mpeg audio layers 1, 2 (mono/stereo/j-stereo and 3
(mono/stereo/j-stereo) with bitrates of 320, 256, 192, 160, 128, 112,
96, 64, 32, 24, 16, 8 kbps

 o a full fontsensitive and easy GUI

 o supports all amigas (with or without fpu) as well as amigas
equipped with a ppc.

 o supports www.cddb.com, so it's able to fetch track information from
the site.

 o fully localized

Contact:  second.spin@pp.inet.fi / lauri.ahonen@pp.inet.fi
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               S I M O N   T H E   S O R C E R E R   2

20 Dec., '99

 Yeah!!! that`s right Simon the Sorcerer 2 is finally being released
on the Amiga, and about time too.

 Reserve your copy now. There will be a limited number manufactured -
So chances are if you don`t reserve your copy, you won`t get one.

 Simon the Sorcerer 2 - This isn't just any old 'Child in fantasyland'
story. For starters, no other kids have to put up with useless old
wizards, unattractive heroines, baddies that simply don't know when to
stay dead and being the last one in school to discover puberty.

 Armed with a pointy hat (stupid looking), a pony tail (even more
stupid looking) and a tendency to irritate people twice his size,
Simon returns in this action packed sequel which promises to be more
entertaining, amusing and fun than any other adventure of it's type
(allegedly). It's amazing the sort of rubbish you can read on these
sales leaflets. `s right Simon the Sorcerer 2 is finally being
released on the Amiga, and about time too.

 Reserve your copy now. There will be a limited number manufactured -
So chances are if you don`t reserve your copy, you won`t get one.

 Simon the Sorcerer 2 - This isn't just any old 'Child in fantasyland'
story. For starters, no other kids have to put up with useless old
wizards, unattractive heroines, baddies that simply don't know when to
stay dead and being the last one in school to discover puberty.

 Armed with a pointy hat (stupid looking), a pony tail (even more
stupid looking) and a tendency to irritate people twice his size,
Simon returns in this action packed sequel which promises to be more
entertaining, amusing and fun than any other adventure of it's type
(allegedly).


 So stop hanging around looking blankly at your monitor, like a total
anorak. Order the game! Who knows, you might even enjoy it.

 Technical Specs:

 * Fall a long way and go 'splat!

 * Meet pirates and take the mickey out of them!

 * Puke until your shoes are full!

 * Admire the pseudo-gothic architecture!



              Epic Club CARD Holders, Reserve your copy for £25

              Not a Club CARD Holder? Reserve your copy for £30

            Specs: 030 or better AGA or GFX Card  8 meg of memory

 Reserve your copy with Credit/Debit card - No money will be taken
until day of release.

                      Estimated release date: Feb 2000*

//www.epicmarketing.ltd.net/amiga/newpage/cd960.html
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            N E T I N F O   2 . 5   A V A I L A B L E

20 Dec., '99

From VaporWare

 NetInfo-II is a network information viewer utility. It integrates the
functionality of the well known standalone Traceroute, Ping, Whois and
Finger programs into one seamless GUI application.

 Instead of gathering the information about a host and the Internet
route to it manually, you just enter a hostname and click Start.
NetInfo-II does the rest for you!

Features

 o "quick traceroute": Sends a series of packet in quick succession to
get a route overview very fast, then does accurate timings for the
individual hops

 o graphical display of hop min/last/max timings

 o integrated smart WHOIS function: double-click on a IP, Host or
Network column to automatically receive WHOIS information for the
given object. NetInfo determines the WHOIS host to query.

 o automatically retrieves WHOIS network information for hosts

 o automatically scans destination host for Web (HTTP) and FTP server
versions

 o history for all queried hosts

 o integrated FINGER client

 o integrated "classical" WHOIS client with on-disk cache

http://www.vapor.com/products/
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Amiga Update on the net:
 All back issues available at:
    http://www.globaldialog.com/~amigaupdate/index.html
Stop by and check out our archive!
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Haage &amp; Partner


H&amp;P News
The best wishes for 2000...
We want to very much thank all Amigians which stayed faithful with Amiga and us in 1999. We wish everyone a calm christmas, and a cheerfull new year 2000...

Between December 24th and January 3rd we are unavailable officially. We won't be idle really, but we don't want to be distracted ;-)

PenPartner Tabletts available again
We purchased a small leftover of the well-liked Wacom PenPartner graphics tablet, which is out of production. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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24.Dec.1999
Ralph Schmidt by e-mail


MorphOS PowerPC OS announcement
Today we announce the availability of a new Amiga next generation PowerPC
OS project, called MorphOS, to the public.

In its current state it provides a modern memory protection microkernel
which runs a virtual amiga emulation.  This microkernel will be the base
for a new OS layer.

Research for this project started in early 1998, while at the end of 1998
an early implementation was ready.  In 1999, we started on the virtual
amiga emulation to make the current AmigaOS available without requiring 68K
hardware. The basic design goals behind MorphOS are

- memory protection
- resource tracking
- asynchronous message system
- low interrupt latency
- virtual memory (optional)
- distributed computing
- symmetrical multi processing (SMP)
- recursive memory management
- task/thread and clan/chief model
- clean design with an elegant API
- micro/pico kernel mixture

The developer release is planned for end of January.  Minimum system
requirements are
- A4000 with CyberStorm PPC/604e and Symbios 770 SCSI
- CyberVisionPPC
- at least 32MB memory installed
- Kickstart 3.1 (Version 40.68) and Workbench 3.1 or up
Hardware requirements might change as soon as more hardware setups are
tested and implemented.


As the success of this project will also depend on your feedback/support,
we suggest that interested developers visit our project webpage for a
general MorphOS overview and information on how to join us to help.

Feel free to enter the project webpage at

http://www.morphos.de or
http://www.morphos.ch
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24.Dec.1999
amiga-news.de


The amiga-news.de team wishes all readers a merry christmas!
Frohe_Weihnachten
© Airbrush Paradise Tingler

ARABIC: Saiid yom al-milaad wa senat jadiida
ARMENIAN: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
AZERI-AZERBAIJAN: Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun
BASQUE: Zorionstsu Eguberri. Zoriontsu Berri Urte
BULGARIAN: Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo. Tchestita Nova Godina
CHINESE-CANTONESE: Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun
CHINESE-MANDARIN: Kung Ho Hsin Hsi. Ching Chi Shen Tan
CZECH: Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
DANISH: Glædelig jul og godt nytår
DUTCH: Zalig Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
ESTONIAN: Roomsaid Joulu Phui ja Uut Aastat
FINNISH: Hyvää Joulua. Onnellista Uutta Voutta
FRENCH: Joyeux Noel et heureuse Anne
GAELIC-IRISH: Nollaig mhaith Dhuit Agus Bliain Nua Fé Mhaise
GAELIC-SCOT: Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ur
GERMAN: Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr
GREEK: Kala Khristougena kai Eftikhes to Neon Ethos
HAWAIIAN: Mele Kalikimake me ka Hauloi Makahiki hou
HEBREW: Mo'adim Lesimkha
HUNGARIAN: Boldog Karacsonyl es Ujevl Unnepeket
ICELANDIC: Gledlig jol og Nyar
INDONESIAN: Selamah Tahun Baru
IRISH: Nollaig shona diobh
IROQUOIS: Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson honungradon nagwutut
          Ojenyunyat osrasay
ITALIAN: Buon Natale e felice Capo d'anno
JAPANESE: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
KOREAN: Sung Tan Chuk Ha
LATVIAN: Priecigus Ziemas Svetkus un Laimigu Jauno Gadu
LITHUANIAN: linksmu sventu Kaledu ir Laimingu Nauju Metu
LUXEMBURGHISH: Schéin Chrëschtdeeg an dudden
               Rutsch an d'néit Joer
MANX: Ollick Ghennal Erriu as Blein Feer Die
      Seihil as Slaynt Da'n Slane Loght Thie
NORSE-DANISH: Gledlig jul og godt Nytt Aar
POLISH: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia i szczesliwego
        Nowego Roku
PORTUGUESE: Feliz Natal e prospero Ano Novo
RAPA-NUI (Easter Island): Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi
                          Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua
ROMANIAN: Sarbatori Fericite. La Multi Ani
RUSSIAN: Pozdrevly ayu sprazdnikom Rozhdestva Khristova
         is Novim Godom
UKRANIAN: Veselykh Svyat i scaslivoho Novoho Roku
SAMOAN: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
SLOVAK: Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
SERB-CROATIAN:Sretam Bozic. Vesela Nova Godina
SINGHALESE (Ceylon/Sri Lanka): Subha nath thalak Vewa
                               Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa
SLOVENE: Vesele Bozicne. Screcno Novo Leto
SPANISH: Feliz Navidad y prospero Ano Nuevo
SWEDISH: God Jul och ett Gott Nytt År
TAGALOG (Filipino): Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon
TURKISH: Yeni yiliniz kutlu olsun
WELSH: Nadolic Llawen. Blwyddn Newdd Dda
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24.Dec.1999
Andreas R. Kleinert by e-mail


SatTrack
Andreas R. Kleinert writes:
I recieved a request from an english Amiga user:
Colin Knight is looking for a year2000-compliant update for the satelite tracking program SatTrack (Aminet:misc/sci/SatTrack_v42.lha) or a comparable replacement.

There has to be a German author involved in the program, but there is no e-mail address contained in the archive, and the contact information seems to be outdated.

If someone is also interested in this area, or can provide further information, should please contact Colin Knight by e-mail (disabled right now, but it shouldn't be bounced), or with a quick phone call at +44-703-613855. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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24.Dec.1999
Steve Crietzmann in STA-ML


Official open-source AmigaOS development page
There is now a developer's list for people who want to work as a developer to help build the future of AmigaOS! The list is for all those people who said "Yes, I will help you work on AmigaOS. I want to be part of the team that writes AmigaOS in the future." The list is for YOU. Please send a blank e-mail to:

amigaos-dev-subscribe@egroups.com And you will be added to the NEW "AmigaOS Developers List".

I would like to see as MANY of you there as possible. If, when AmigaOS goes Open Source, you want your name to to go up in lights as being on the first team of programmers, you can do that by joining the list above. This list is meant to discuss the "how" issues of developing AmigaOS, so that we are ready to go once we've got the source code.
See also Press Release:

From:         "Steve Crietzman" president@amigakernel.org
To:           savetheamiga@egroups.com
Date:         Wed, 22 Dec 1999 14:44:18 -0000
Organization: Campaign to Open Source AmigaOS
Subject:      [cosa] Open Amiga Group Formed (Press Release)

URL: http://www.amigakernel.org/AmigaOS/

Press Release
For Immediate Release
22 December 1999

Tel: +44 (0)1778 393472 (Steve Crietzman)
E-Mail: president@amigakernel.org

ANNOUNCING THE OPEN AMIGA GROUP AND AMIGAKERNEL.ORG,
A NEW ORGANISATION AND WEBSITE FOR AMIGA DEVELOPERS

WILL ENCOURAGE OPENNESS, CO-OPERATION AND TEAMWORK IN AMIGA SOFTWARE
DEVELOPMENT, AND PROVIDE A
COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR OPEN-SOURCE
AMIGA PROJECTS

COSA HEADQUARTERS -- December 22, 1999 -- COSA
(the Campaign to Open-Source AmigaOS) today officially launched it's new
sister project, the Open Amiga Group, at Amigakernel.org.

The Open Amiga Group has been created, in the spirit of the Christmas
season, to encourage and help developers, by providing a system where Amiga
projects and applications can be openned up to the contributions of a team
of Amiga developers, using the open-source model as a guide. It is hoped
this will lead to the creation of new high-quality Amiga applications, and
to the revival of stalled or abandoned projects, which could be continued by
a team of open-source Amiga programmers.

Amiga developers will be able to use the Amigakernel.org website to join
existing projects (currently aMozillaX and AROS, with AmigaOS "in reserve"),
or to easily create projects of their own using the forms available on the
Amigakernel.org website.

Through a variety of mailing lists, the Open Amiga Group will keep
developers who have registered with us informed of the latest projects that
are being set up, and in contact with other developers working on the same
projects. (It is our intention there be a mailing list for users and a
mailing list for developers for each project hosted by the Open Amiga
group.)

Open-source projects can then either be hosted by Open Amiga using our own
resources - website, mailing list and tools (and the resources of
sourceforge.net), or we can simply provide links and references to your own
websites, mailing lists and tools.

The Open Amiga project is a natural extention of COSA's charter, which is to
promote open-source within the Amiga community, and to campaign for the
release of the Amiga operating system as open source. (It should be noted
that negotiations with Amiga Inc's Tom Schmidt on this matter are ongoing.)
We also felt it would be wasteful not to offer the 130 developers who have
already registered with COSA as "probable developers for an open-source
AmigaOS" a chance to work on other projects.

For more information, or to register as a developer, or register an existing
open-source Amiga project on our pages, please visit
http://www.amigakernel.org to visit the Open Amiga Group's website, or
http://cosa.amigakernel.org for more information on COSA, the Campaign to
Open-Source AmigaOS, and for the latest news on the status of our
negotiations with Amiga Inc.

In the spirit of this season of co-operation and friendship, we wish the
Amiga community a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May the
millennium mark a turning point in the Amiga's history, where we finally
reap the mainstream attention and respect that our platform and it's
powerful, speedy OS deserve.

## END

Note: Anyone with questions about this release should contact Steve
Crietzman, President of COSA/Open Amiga on the number at the
top of this release.
(ps) (Translation: (unk)

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24.Dec.1999
Stefan Ossowski by e-mail


Schatztruhe
The team of Schatztruhe GmbH wishes you a merry christmas, and a quiet and happy time. Enjoy the quiet christmas day, and celebrate a great new year 2000. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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24.Dec.1999
Andreas Falkenhahn by e-mail


NewInstaller v1.5 released
The NewInstaller v1.5 has been released on the Airsoft Softwair homepage. Numerous bugs have been fixed in this version, and some things improved.

Merry Christmas to you! (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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24.Dec.1999
Andreas Magerl by e-mail


APC &amp; TCP
Since Andreas is facing a prolonged visit to the hospital, the APC & TCP computer club will be unavailable from mid January to early March. During this time, neither e-mails, fax nor phone calls can be answered. The homepage will not be updated, either. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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24.Dec.1999
Martin Strobl by e-mail


COOL bits
We wish all our customers (and all others too, of course) a merry christmas and a happy new year. I have one request: Drink as much as you want during these days, but please don't drink and drive!! THANKS.

Please note:
Between December 24th and January 3rd, our shop is closed. We are available again on Tuesday, January 4th. The special offers on our homepage will be updated. A list of new releases etc. will be posted shortly. Please note our changed shop times starting January 1st. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

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