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Old 02 December 2014, 08:38   #1
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aminet.net - how to add screenshots to readme files

For a long time now there is a screenshot function in the readme view on aminet.net, but for some reason there is no detailed instructions on how to make it work or how to upload a screenshot to your archive.

Maybe it's simple like a readme ? filename.???

Anyone any ideas?
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Old 02 December 2014, 18:40   #2
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It's not implemented yet. It sort of works (in a very crude way) for pictures that have been uploaded, for there's no way to provide a screenshot for an archive yet.

Aminet activity took a nosedive years ago, when all the NG variants decided to establish their own repositories - there's not much activity left in the m68k-amigaos area. That sort of dampened the motivation of our PHP coders, so we're mostly fixing bugs these days.
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Old 02 December 2014, 19:03   #3
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That's a shame, really. Aminet was so great once and should still be. It's much worse situation when you have to hunt programs all over the net to find them be removed.

I'd still want to see Aminet progressing and getting some new features though, and will support it even if uploading elsewhere too.

There are always general files for all camps too, which get harder to find when spreaded on several places. And I'd like to see what new files come to platforms I don't use and follow that closely. ATM I don't have any idea what comes for OS4 and AROS for example (or does AROS even have its own repository?), if they aren't uploaded to Aminet. It's a shame.. I'd like to keep myself on the map more.
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Old 02 December 2014, 21:00   #4
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AmiNet is also nice since it was centralized, and if you needed something for several OS's you could/can just download the respective archives and keep an eye what got updated where. Even with the independent depos that are good it would have been nice to see mirrored uploads to aminet, sadly they don't happen. Or maybe you can find an automatic mirroring solution from OS4 and MOS ones? Or the 'WAR' thing has become 'COLD WAR' and everybody is happy in their own corner ?
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Old 03 December 2014, 01:32   #5
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But OS4depot, AROS, ... don`t have 68k software, right?

I`m interested in 68k and gerneric, so I only use Aminet. However, if you publish anykind of software it would be stupid to don`t upload to Aminet. That is the place people know and serach. It is still the number one IMHO. I`ve never seen someone links to OS4depot or the others, only to Aminet.
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Old 03 December 2014, 16:31   #6
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You guys don't have to convince me, I'm all for Aminet becoming the next big thing again

It's not just about people not supporting Aminet anymore - there's simply not much activity in general. It's not like dozens of m68k programs or updates get released every month that don't end up on Aminet...

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Or maybe you can find an automatic mirroring solution from OS4 and MOS ones?
OS4depot offered crossuploads initially, but only if the uploader specifically demanded a crossupload to Aminet. That didn't make much sense, and was disabled as soon as they had established themselves as the biggest os4 related archive anyway.

Nobody's really interested in automated mirroring, they probably fear their own archives wouldn't get much attention in that case.

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Or the 'WAR' thing has become 'COLD WAR' and everybody is happy in their own corner ?
There's no war, people simply weren't interested in cooperation. There's always someone who'd rather open his own repository, and many NG users seem to be keen on having specialised repositories for their architecture of choice.
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Old 03 December 2014, 18:23   #7
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It seems spliting rules.
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