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Old 24 August 2013, 22:56   #21
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What abot the management of the chip mem when opening large drawers?
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Old 24 August 2013, 23:52   #22
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Yep, plain WB 3.1 looks, with some extra tools and utilities. You pretty much install it for the patches and updates, but here's a screenshot if anyone finds WB 3.1 interesting

@Gulliver:

Thanks a lot for the update! There's a problem with DirWork, nothing happens when I click Edit or select the external editor from the DW menu, so there doesn't seem to be a way of editing files from within DW, or a way of configuring it. How can I fix this?
Thank you. Every time I see the Workbench screen I get chills in the back... so many memories
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Old 25 August 2013, 12:28   #23
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It just looks like WB3.1
so if it like old 3.1 why he or her say it betterwb that like say i get bettera500 same inside old a500 just add more ram
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Old 25 August 2013, 12:51   #24
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so if it like old 3.1 why he or her say it betterwb that like say i get bettera500 same inside old a500 just add more ram
If you read the description it will tell you what extra's are included:

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-New and Improved datatypes for gif, jpg, bmp, png, pcx, ilbm, tga, tiff, wav and cdxl media
-Modern backup tool (ABackup) that replaces the ancient one from 3.1
-New Removable media partition mounter (SCSIMounter)
-New System snooper (SnoopDOS)
-Fast and easy to use floppy disk copier application (SuperDuper)
-Say, the text to speech utility is back again
-New commodities: GrabIFF, WBGauge, SwazInfo, AssignWedge, SmartWin, IconAppearer, AltTab, UnixDirs3, ToolAlias, ClickNot and AddMenu, DontShowIborder, ModePro and MagicMenu
-66 additional workbench printer drivers (take a peek at your SYS:Storage drawer)
-Three new monitor drivers for improved video support (HD720, HighGFX and SuperPlus)
-A complete set of manuals that explain all these new features (See inside HELP: )
-New more flexible handlers (GrabIFFHandler, port-handler and speak-handler)
-A couple of upgraded, and new system commands (Info, Installer, Reboot, SetPatch, Version, Break, Join, Copy, Sort, Avail, WBRun, Add44k, DMS)
-XPKMaster offers a data compression/decompression library available to programs that support it
-Reworked WBPattern preferences with more options
-Hypercom and IOblix, parallel and serial port expansion boards, support
-New Finder utility that lets you search for any given pattern
-ShowConfig has been replaced by the powerful WhichAmiga
-New text editor with a huge feature set (TextEngine)
-HDInsTools replaces the aging HDToolBox, supporting more storage media and alternative filesystems out of the box
-Totalcalc is a replacement calculator that can even be configured as an advanced scientific one
-MinStack increases the default stack size for programs to 8KB (Can be configured to any size)
-Enhanced Serial prefs program with more options
-FastFileSystem 44.5 patches NSD64 devices to support drives bigger than 4GB (upto 8GB)
-PatchRam fixes a long standing bug in ram-hadler. The Ramdisk now displays correct usage, and not 100% all the time
-Smaller and faster picture.datatype that speeds up image display operations
-Bugfixed and faster serial.device
- A greatly enhanced Shell console with a ton of neat features (ZShell)
-The famous LHA archiver command is installed in its latest incarnation
-Queue-Handler has been bugfixed
-An incredibly faster mathtrans.library with an extra feature is included
-Jaztools is a commandline tool to handle ZIP and JAZ drives
-A low resource and flexible filemanager is now present (DirWork)
-Support for FAT and FAT32 volumes is achieved with fat95
-The fastest Amiga filesystem, PFS3, and its associated tools are now included
-Corrected the ancient "Pure" bit omision in the original AmigaOS 3.1 distribution
-Macintosh floppy format (HFS) and proper mountlist (MAC0) implementation
-Highly enahnced and optimised cdrom filesystem with many new features such as: Long filename support, Macintosh HFS, multiple
session, hybrid (audio+data), and iso 9660 cdrom support
-Rexxsyslib.library got bugfixed (WaitDosPacket)
-Mathieeedoubbas.library has now the MathIEEE comparision fixed that was broken in its earlier version
-IPrefs features now an increased stack to avoid stack overflows when loading worbkench backdrop pictures
-Mfm.device got a stack increase to avoid problems with some programs
-New and powerfull workbench system format
-Compact Disk player with lots of great features (ACDPlay)
-SetJoyPort is a program that improves the chances of using a CD32 style joypad with all games

-Midi support for many programs with camd.library and the Midiports preferences
-New graphic interface that lets you rad and write back adf and dms floppy images.
-There is a new preference program that lets you easily handle the WBStartup
and the Commodities drawer.
-TagLiFE is a simple patch for the utility.library that installs a
new set of optimized assembler routines to get faster TagList support.
-PatchWB solves many workbench bugs
-Many minor tweaks and other bugfixes
This Workbench pack isn't too add extra eye candy it is to add extra datatypes, fixes, libs and useful utilities that are not included with the original Workbench 3.1
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Old 25 August 2013, 19:50   #25
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Thank you all for your support.
For those that want pictures, there isnt much too see, as many have pointed out.

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@Gulliver:

Thanks a lot for the update! There's a problem with DirWork, nothing happens when I click Edit or select the external editor from the DW menu, so there doesn't seem to be a way of editing files from within DW, or a way of configuring it. How can I fix this?
Thank you for your report, I will look into this matter
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Old 26 August 2013, 20:02   #26
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wow.. great work Gulliver,
my last update was 2.3 so it's kind of a long time ago I last looked..

thanks :-)
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Old 27 August 2013, 13:49   #27
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I used BWB to upgrade/degrade/change some non 68000-components on the WB to build a "nearby" WB3.9 for Zeus/MiniMig-Systems.
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Old 27 August 2013, 14:06   #28
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Nice WB Ratte !!
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Old 28 August 2013, 12:14   #29
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How can I update from 2.4 -> 2.9 without doing a fresh install?
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Old 28 August 2013, 12:27   #30
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Good question!
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Old 28 August 2013, 13:54   #31
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I used BWB to upgrade/degrade/change some non 68000-components on the WB to build a "nearby" WB3.9 for Zeus/MiniMig-Systems.
In other words you just molested the idea of BetterWB

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How can I update from 2.4 -> 2.9 without doing a fresh install?
Hey Bamiga2002, I can clearly smell an installation script added to BetterWB 2.9.1 edition
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Old 28 August 2013, 14:22   #32
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I used BWB to upgrade/degrade/change some non 68000-components on the WB to build a "nearby" WB3.9 for Zeus/MiniMig-Systems.
Could you find a way to load the icons into FastRam?

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Old 29 August 2013, 00:05   #33
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How can I update from 2.4 -> 2.9 without doing a fresh install?
Dont do a fresh install. Just backup your startup-sequence and install on top.
After the instalation is complete add to the new startup-sequence the modifications, if any, that you added in your old 2.x version (only if there is something that you added/modified on your previous 2.x version). Reboot and voila!

BTW, this information is in the BetterWB.guide, in its FAQ, which is present in your help drawer, and in the first disk of the BetterWB set.

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Old 01 September 2013, 22:36   #35
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Could you find a way to load the icons into FastRam?
It dont seems so ... still some work to do.
(Silly funstuff like most of my work )
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Old 02 September 2013, 23:01   #36
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It dont seems so ... still some work to do.
(Silly funstuff like most of my work )
It seems to be impossible to load the icons into FastMem on 68000 systems, since FBlit needs a 68020+ CPU.

But if anybody likes to try out my icon.library for the 68000 CPU, there is a new test version available now. Please give me some feedback or send bugreports for any remaining issues. Thank you !

http://eab.abime.net/coders-system/6...-versions.html
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Old 14 September 2013, 11:37   #37
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not complaining just point out no hard drive it will not work that all
For Pete's sake... Have you entirely missed the fact that he listed the hardware requirements to use it?

Anyway, this is a great update to WB3.1, I have been using the previous version for my A600 with ACA630 fo quite a while and will upgrade to the new version pretty soon. :-)

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Old 15 September 2013, 00:04   #38
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Icon.library 46.4.326 has been released on Aminet:

Aminet - util/libs/IconLib_46.4.lha

The 68000 version is included now and seems to work as reported (successfully tested on 3 Amiga 500+ systems).

Try it out ! You will get the best profit if you use it together with one of the original workbench.libraries v44+ up to v45.127, which can also be installed on any 68000 system, either with LoadResident or SetPatch v44 as explained in the icon.library readme file.

Of course, the icon.library has support for the older workbench.libraries v39 and v40, too.


Recompiled Stephan Rupprecht's CopyIcon for the 68000 CPU and WB 3.0+

This CopyIcon version needs no 020+ CPU and can be used without any files from OS 3.5+.

http://eab.abime.net/coders-system/6...-versions.html

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