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Old 02 October 2018, 17:14   #21
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I assume you meant "SYS:C/#?" If not that is a terrible idea. All files on SYS: are obviously not executable.
Of course they are not. No one in their right mind will execute an amigaguide.

You need to understand that some systems, despite all warnings, are created in non amiga friendly enviroments where they are literally stripped of all protection bits. It has happened to many users, just too many times to ignore it.

Restoring them by hand, one by one is a tedious process that no one will ever do. The only way to ensure that the machine will boot again under those circumstances is by doing what that ugly line does.

It is not nice I agree, but it gets the job done.
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Old 02 October 2018, 20:27   #22
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If we have the WarpDT datatypes, should we continue to use them or are these better? By WarpDT I mean the ones available for purchase at https://www.warpdt.co.uk
I would keep using them all, with the exception of the jfif/jpg one.
The one included in BestWB is faster and newer.
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Old 07 October 2018, 00:15   #23
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Are any of the contained tools customised somehow, or otherwise newer than the versions on Aminet? I like a lot of the choices you've made here, but I prefer to install things by hand
I'm with you on this. But seems there might be some stuff I've not know of. I collected almost all the cool stuff through the years. I love being a Power User. I might have a look at the package just because I've also made my own packages, but sometimes it's fun to see what others have created, too.
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Old 07 October 2018, 00:18   #24
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Of course they are not. No one in their right mind will execute an amigaguide.
HEY!! I've never been a right mind, maybe that's why alllllll these years I've been attempting to run AmigaGuide files all by themselves without success once in a while?

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I would keep using them all, with the exception of the jfif/jpg one.
The one included in BestWB is faster and newer.
I figured that one. No way am I doing without my WarpDT's. Hmmm!! Except the jfif/jpg one, you mean that WarpDT is included but as the newest version or do you mean made by someone else?
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Old 07 October 2018, 01:26   #25
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I'm with you on this. But seems there might be some stuff I've not know of. I collected almost all the cool stuff through the years. I love being a Power User. I might have a look at the package just because I've also made my own packages, but sometimes it's fun to see what others have created, too.
I do exactly the same thing
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I figured that one. No way am I doing without my WarpDT's. Hmmm!! Except the jfif/jpg one, you mean that WarpDT is included but as the newest version or do you mean made by someone else?
If you have 020+ I use this one:
http://aminet.net/util/dtype/JFIFdt44.lha

PS: BTW, I have registered WarpDatatypes a long time ago.
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No one in their right mind will execute an amigaguide.
Those of us with $VIEWER set to f.ex. Multiview do that all the time, and it only works when execution flag is not set.
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Those of us with $VIEWER set to f.ex. Multiview do that all the time, and it only works when execution flag is not set.
If you already have a customized amiga system, then you should not be installing BestWB.
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Setting one shell variable does not count as customising the OS, it's a matter of using a feature of the OS. A feature that your sledgehammer of a command slams to pieces. Were you even aware? May there be more files for which setting executable flag may change behaviour of OS? Have you consulted this with the developers? If BestWB is meant to be installed on a fresh 3.1.4, don't you then know already what flags should be set on each individual file? Why not set them accordingly?
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I have already explained why.

It is okay that you dont agree. You dont need to.
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Old 08 October 2018, 21:37   #31
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Which is utterly wrong, and changes functionality... don't believe me? Ask ThoR.
I can only see the point of the BestWB installer using the protect command marking all files as executables if your copying files from a NTFS volume (which doesnt know about Amiga files that contain Amiga protection bits) to real Amiga disks. Ive always installed files to a CF card or HDF volume so for me I remove that line from the installer.
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Not a single screenshot as what it looks like when installed on this topic or web page.
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Old 08 October 2018, 22:05   #33
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Not a single screenshot as what it looks like when installed on this topic or web page.
It looks a lot like a default Workbench 3.1.4 install. ;-)

Most of what Best added is support tools.
No docks, backgrounds, etc...
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Old 15 October 2018, 02:11   #34
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I really like this suite of tools and add-ons to Amiga OS 3.1.4 - It is a nice selection of useful items. I cover this a bit in my latest 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast, but I will be digging deeper into it! (As soon as I read through all those Amiga Guides that come with it!)
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Old 15 October 2018, 03:36   #35
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If you need help just let me know.

BTW, I will probably build an update in the near future. There are 3 bugs I want to address and a feature I want to add.
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