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Forum: Amiga scene 28 May 2020, 14:40
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Posted By Olaf Barthel
Not so sure about the TCP/IP stack in there ;) ...

Not so sure about the TCP/IP stack in there ;)

Disk Doctor is a tool of last resort when everything else has failed or let you down. It's designed to work under difficult conditions, when a single...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2020, 12:57
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Posted By Olaf Barthel
Hm... the AmigaOS 3.5/3.9 icon.library both...

Hm... the AmigaOS 3.5/3.9 icon.library both supports NewIcons as well as the quirky IFF icon file format I cooked up at the time. The Amiga icon file format is not intended to be extended, so...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 May 2020, 15:28
Replies: 516
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Posted By Olaf Barthel
Would be lovely if it were portable, but this...

Would be lovely if it were portable, but this seems to be geared towards the PowerPC platform which means that the entire toolchain to support GCC will be involved.

The only AmigaOS 2.x/3.x native...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 May 2020, 14:09
Replies: 516
Views: 49,082
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Could be, but then the author probably deserves a...

Could be, but then the author probably deserves a rest for having written the book :)

I just ordered a printed copy and am mighty curious about the contents. The page preview omits the operating...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 May 2020, 13:57
Replies: 516
Views: 49,082
Posted By Olaf Barthel
What exactly do these programs accomplish, and...

What exactly do these programs accomplish, and what is not working as intended? I can see that these predate the AmigaOS 3.9 release, so that might explain why the icon.library from that release...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 May 2020, 13:54
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Posted By Olaf Barthel
I never knew that, thank you! And the library and...

I never knew that, thank you! And the library and tools even come with source code.

I am a lazy person, so I stuck with the first solution that provides something similar, for use with CygnusEd...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 April 2020, 16:22
Replies: 516
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Posted By Olaf Barthel
As far as I know, specialfx.library was designed...

As far as I know, specialfx.library was designed to close the "gaps" in the graphics.library API which either made it very hard to use chipset features in the first place, or which lacked proper...
Forum: support.Apps 23 April 2020, 08:40
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Sorry! I should have written "core", because...

Sorry! I should have written "core", because that's the default mode for smbfs at the moment. "nt1" can work, too, and I spent a lot of time towards that, but it still seems to get to down to being...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 April 2020, 11:37
Replies: 516
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Posted By Olaf Barthel
Tough one, graphics.library being what it is. A...

Tough one, graphics.library being what it is. A small step towards making it better would be to review the AutoDocs, take notes on what is lacking in quality and content and then finally edit the...
Forum: support.Apps 22 April 2020, 11:26
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By Olaf Barthel
I'd say from the log that your guest access is...

I'd say from the log that your guest access is not working with smbfs as it is. Just the once the error message smbfs printed seems to correspond to what the authentication function reports.

I...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 April 2020, 09:27
Replies: 516
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Posted By Olaf Barthel
No, not with this BltMaskBitMapRastPort() anyway....

No, not with this BltMaskBitMapRastPort() anyway. Most of the graphics.library blitter operation building blocks use two sources only. Which means that BltMaskBitMapRastPort() reuses the available...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 April 2020, 21:05
Replies: 516
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Posted By Olaf Barthel
In the end, nothing was really resolved. The bug...

In the end, nothing was really resolved. The bug remained, and the workaround found its place in various operating system components, as well as Picasso96. Trond Werner Hansen's solution still...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 April 2020, 21:02
Replies: 516
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Posted By Olaf Barthel
Yes, as far as I can tell. When I came up with...

Yes, as far as I can tell. When I came up with that workaround in 1997 I did not know how much was broken in the BltMaskBitMapRastPort() code, but Thomas fixed the many bugs more than a year ago. It...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 April 2020, 12:42
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Posted By Olaf Barthel
The developer's name was Michael Erwin and...

The developer's name was Michael Erwin and "ToolMaker" was in development during 1991-1992 until it seems to have ground to a halt. Archival copies of the source code for "ToolMaker" exist, but it's...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 April 2020, 16:11
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Views: 49,082
Posted By Olaf Barthel
The left Amiga key (used to be the Commodore key...

The left Amiga key (used to be the Commodore key briefly for some Amiga machines manufactured in the 1980'ies) is reserved for the operating system's use.

This is why you can use the right Amiga...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2020, 16:58
Replies: 516
Views: 49,082
Posted By Olaf Barthel
You can't not use them. Even the "show by name"...

You can't not use them. Even the "show by name" option falls back onto the same drawer scanning code that makes the icon scanning process work.
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2020, 16:57
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Posted By Olaf Barthel
This is doable. Tradeoffs will need to be made,...

This is doable. Tradeoffs will need to be made, of course. For example, resizing a drawer window while the drawer contents are still being scanned will interrupt the scanning process and take a while...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2020, 10:44
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Views: 49,082
Posted By Olaf Barthel
What do you need it to accomplish? In...

What do you need it to accomplish?

In 1985/1986 the title was an oblique humorous reference to one of the peripheral game devices which Amiga, Inc. made for the Atari VCS 2600. That was the...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2020, 10:36
Replies: 516
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Posted By Olaf Barthel
We're still stuck with how Workbench has been...

We're still stuck with how Workbench has been doing its icon wrangling since 1985. The cleanup still works, though, but I'd say one could do better. The Macintosh Finder had a feature which would let...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 April 2020, 13:45
Replies: 516
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Posted By Olaf Barthel
We'll paint that bridge, eventually, when we've...

We'll paint that bridge, eventually, when we've built it ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 04 April 2020, 14:00
Replies: 516
Views: 49,082
Posted By Olaf Barthel
In the long term there has to be a different...

In the long term there has to be a different compiler at the centre of the build process. We are using the tried and tested compilers that were used to build the operating system in the years leading...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 April 2020, 10:54
Replies: 516
Views: 49,082
Posted By Olaf Barthel
You knew that this answer was coming: it's...

You knew that this answer was coming: it's complicated.

There is enough common ground among the AROS, MorphOS, AmigaOS4 and AmigaOS 3.1.x/3.2 to share ideas or code which could be beneficial for...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 April 2020, 10:48
Replies: 516
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Posted By Olaf Barthel
How dare you to try and apply logic to this ;) ...

How dare you to try and apply logic to this ;)

Seriously, the work that went into what became AmigaOS 3.1.4 and beyond builds directly upon the AmigaOS 3.1 foundations. That is where the numbering...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 April 2020, 11:36
Replies: 516
Views: 49,082
Posted By Olaf Barthel
I believe that the current behaviour is the best...

I believe that the current behaviour is the best compromise, given how MultiView, the animation.datatype and its anim.datatype/cdxl.datatype classes are designed to play together.

The...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 April 2020, 17:22
Replies: 516
Views: 49,082
Posted By Olaf Barthel
You are not wrong, but the full picture is more...

You are not wrong, but the full picture is more nuanced. AmigaOS 3.5/3.9 did consist of major operating system changes in components and application software, with every contributor putting something...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 April 2020, 17:07
Replies: 516
Views: 49,082
Posted By Olaf Barthel
The gdbserver command is helpful indeed, since we...

The gdbserver command is helpful indeed, since we seem to lack just about any slightly sophisticated interactive debugger which would complement the 'C' compilers available today.

We are currently...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 April 2020, 16:56
Replies: 516
Views: 49,082
Posted By Olaf Barthel
The APPDIR: concept works well for AmigaOS4...

The APPDIR: concept works well for AmigaOS4 because the dos.library component was rewritten from the ground up and then some. This was a major accomplishment and one of the many benefits it brought...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 April 2020, 10:10
Replies: 516
Views: 49,082
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Well, I still have my CDTV in storage. That might...

Well, I still have my CDTV in storage. That might help in a pinch, but the general problem is currently lack of knowledge/understanding and manpower.

Knowing how to cater for the CDTV or the CD32...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 April 2020, 09:59
Replies: 516
Views: 49,082
Posted By Olaf Barthel
What, specifically, is in need of attention?

What, specifically, is in need of attention?
Forum: Amiga scene 01 April 2020, 09:50
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Views: 49,082
Posted By Olaf Barthel
CTDV support, as well as CD32 support, given how...

CTDV support, as well as CD32 support, given how thin we are currently spread, are not a focus at the moment.

Access to real hardware for testing and those knowledgeable in how the hardware was...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 April 2020, 09:38
Replies: 516
Views: 49,082
Posted By Olaf Barthel
90%? Yikes. I thought that the updated memory...

90%? Yikes. I thought that the updated memory management system I built into my clib2 'C' runtime library specifically for NetSurf should make a difference. While I do not know the details, the...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 March 2020, 18:05
Replies: 516
Views: 49,082
Posted By Olaf Barthel
There is still work to be done regarding the...

There is still work to be done regarding the shell commands. For example, the changes that were migrated from the Envoy List/Protect to the AmigaOS4 versions have not been backported (and the Envoy...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 March 2020, 17:52
Replies: 516
Views: 49,082
Posted By Olaf Barthel
I hear you... But (sorry!) the reason why...

I hear you...

But (sorry!) the reason why this forum thread came to happen is that we, as the people involved in the AmigaOS 3.2 work, have a very peculiar agenda.

It has become very difficult...
Forum: support.Apps 26 November 2019, 13:44
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Tell that to the Apple Macintosh users: in 1984...

Tell that to the Apple Macintosh users: in 1984 it shipped with as much memory as the C64 had: 64 KBytes. For the Amiga 256 KBytes of memory must have appeared to be really massive by comparison ;)
Forum: support.Apps 23 November 2019, 14:08
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By Olaf Barthel
This was a different kind of bug, if I remember...

This was a different kind of bug, if I remember correctly.

No matter, the Workbench should not have needed to make sure that you would not move a directory within its subdirectory tree. The file...
Forum: support.Apps 23 November 2019, 14:06
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By Olaf Barthel
This was a bug in the Intuition state machine....

This was a bug in the Intuition state machine. Timer and input events (keypresses, mouse movements, mouse clicks) flow through Intuition, and what actions are permissible is defined by what...
Forum: support.WinUAE 30 June 2019, 19:17
Replies: 17
Views: 1,776
Posted By Olaf Barthel
The "bsdsocket.library" in Roadshow is a...

The "bsdsocket.library" in Roadshow is a disk-loaded shared library, very much like the vast majority of libraries you would find in "LIBS:", such as "diskfont.library" or "iffparse.library". That...
Forum: support.Apps 17 June 2019, 13:52
Replies: 33
Views: 3,512
Posted By Olaf Barthel
I've been so thoroughly burned by trying several...

I've been so thoroughly burned by trying several times over to get a comprehensive GUI for all that Roadshow does off the ground, and failing, it's hard for me to even think about trying again now :(...
Forum: support.Apps 10 June 2019, 11:51
Replies: 33
Views: 3,512
Posted By Olaf Barthel
I totally agree to that. For example, the GUI can...

I totally agree to that. For example, the GUI can validate the IP address entered and refuse to accept invalid/unsuitable input (explaining why it is invalid/unsuitable). By the time Roadshow gets to...
Forum: support.Apps 05 June 2019, 13:47
Replies: 33
Views: 3,512
Posted By Olaf Barthel
One you can depend upon (it never works), the...

One you can depend upon (it never works), the other you cannot (it may not work as intended, but it's hard to predict under which circumstances). Sort of like the old saying that a stopped mechanical...
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