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Forum: News 29 August 2021, 13:30
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Posted By Olaf Barthel
This is indeed a good idea, but starting with...

This is indeed a good idea, but starting with AmigaOS 3.1.4 any secret messages and easter eggs have been removed from workbench.library altogether.

You may have read how the AmigaOS 3.5 and 3.9...
Forum: News 29 August 2021, 13:16
Replies: 998
Views: 141,923
Posted By Olaf Barthel
No, if you bought AmigaOS 3.2 then the easter egg...

No, if you bought AmigaOS 3.2 then the easter egg is directly in your reach and you do not need to go online in order to find it.
Forum: News 22 August 2021, 10:18
Replies: 998
Views: 141,923
Posted By Olaf Barthel
You are on the right track :)

You are on the right track :)
Forum: News 14 August 2021, 08:58
Replies: 998
Views: 141,923
Posted By Olaf Barthel
So far nobody has come forth to claim the prize,...

So far nobody has come forth to claim the prize, which might be due to the fact that the easter egg has been hidden so well and we didn't want to jinx it by dropping hints. Also, we didn't talk about...
Forum: News 20 July 2021, 11:24
Replies: 998
Views: 141,923
Posted By Olaf Barthel
The intention certainly was to improve the...

The intention certainly was to improve the consistency and the robustness of what the RequestFile command does. In practice it bumps against constraints within the shell itself and has to cover a lot...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 June 2021, 16:30
Replies: 1,506
Views: 294,674
Posted By Olaf Barthel
I'm curious if any of that material survived the...

I'm curious if any of that material survived the last 35 years. BIX was a subscription service in which, as far as I know, much of the early (1986 onwards) Amiga developer community thrived and in...
Forum: support.Apps 13 June 2021, 11:43
Replies: 15
Views: 2,808
Posted By Olaf Barthel
A simple (not necessarily simplistic) solution is...

A simple (not necessarily simplistic) solution is better than a clever solution which takes a long time to arrive :)

The best idea I had on how to achieve something similar would have involved...
Forum: support.Apps 13 June 2021, 10:29
Replies: 15
Views: 2,808
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Thank you very much! I'm looking at integrating...

Thank you very much! I'm looking at integrating the changes right now. There's still some left-over stuff in my working copy of post 2.22 changes that need some scrutiny before I can proceed.

Hang...
Forum: News 12 June 2021, 12:34
Replies: 998
Views: 141,923
Posted By Olaf Barthel
This still bears closer examination for sure. ...

This still bears closer examination for sure.

What seems odd to me is the combination of using the same destination file for redirecting the output and then also appending the console output to it...
Forum: News 10 June 2021, 16:07
Replies: 998
Views: 141,923
Posted By Olaf Barthel
The worst bit, in my opinion, is if nobody cared...

The worst bit, in my opinion, is if nobody cared any more about the Amiga beyond what assets and properties had been accumulated over the past 35+ years. While not as alive as it may have been in the...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 June 2021, 14:24
Replies: 1,506
Views: 294,674
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Nothing has been decided yet. It's still a...

Nothing has been decided yet. It's still a long-ish way off before a solution has to be in place and, if they let us, we would try to have one before there's really no more runway left ;)
...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 June 2021, 16:33
Replies: 1,506
Views: 294,674
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Not yet. We have a good idea now as to what's...

Not yet. We have a good idea now as to what's going on (the MMU setup which makes the SuperKickstart resident gets wiped out when the Kickstart is initialized for the first time). This still needs a...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 June 2021, 16:30
Replies: 1,506
Views: 294,674
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Version numbers of libraries cover the range of...

Version numbers of libraries cover the range of 1..255 for now unless program code uses the exec.library/MakeLibrary function (which is rarely used because there is a more convenient way to...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 June 2021, 17:29
Replies: 1,506
Views: 294,674
Posted By Olaf Barthel
As Marcus already mentioned newly introduced...

As Marcus already mentioned newly introduced operating system API dependencies are the best single criterion.

A weaker criterion are functional changes which are made to an older component, and...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 June 2021, 11:22
Replies: 1,506
Views: 294,674
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Irrational numbers are involved, too. Which would...

Irrational numbers are involved, too. Which would have meant 3.1.4 -> 3.1.4.1 -> 3.1.4.1.5, etc. This turned out to be impractical for a surprising number of reasons. One of which likely includes...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 June 2021, 11:18
Replies: 1,506
Views: 294,674
Posted By Olaf Barthel
To dispel any rumours, no producers, directors,...

To dispel any rumours, no producers, directors, screenwriters or script doctors involved in the making of the "Star Wars" franchise have contributed to AmigaOS 3.1.4, 3.1.4.1 or 3.2.

We didn't ask...
Forum: News 06 June 2021, 09:13
Replies: 998
Views: 141,923
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Long term you might be better off making a backup...

Long term you might be better off making a backup of the directory which the "include:" assignment points to, then replacing everything as I outlined before. You could always refer to that backup...
Forum: News 04 June 2021, 19:08
Replies: 998
Views: 141,923
Posted By Olaf Barthel
The NDK 3.2 comes with both FD and SFD files. The...

The NDK 3.2 comes with both FD and SFD files. The SFD files are actually reworked and updated, with CONST qualifiers for pointer parameters which are (according to a code review) referencing data not...
Forum: News 04 June 2021, 18:15
Replies: 998
Views: 141,923
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Camilla has already covered this, but in case you...

Camilla has already covered this, but in case you want to start from scratch and replace everything in your existing fresh SAS/C 6.5x installation with what's in the NDK 3.2, I would suggest the...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 May 2021, 14:29
Replies: 1,506
Views: 294,674
Posted By Olaf Barthel
As usual, not only is this more complicated than...

As usual, not only is this more complicated than most people (including myself) might expect, it's also a very obscure feature to boot.

The default file system (which is the FFS in Kickstart 2.04...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 May 2021, 10:05
Replies: 1,506
Views: 294,674
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Thank you, I learned as much today: the humour...

Thank you, I learned as much today: the humour behind the message, knowing what it means in context and the technical purpose behind it (debugging aid) is very powerful. But it was not necessarily an...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 May 2021, 09:45
Replies: 1,506
Views: 294,674
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Like everybody else, I have a peculiar personal...

Like everybody else, I have a peculiar personal perspective on this matter. Growing up with the software development environment in 1988/1989 made it terribly easy to crash the operating system and...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 May 2021, 11:22
Replies: 1,506
Views: 294,674
Posted By Olaf Barthel
I checked and there is plenty of room still (in...

I checked and there is plenty of room still (in excess of 20 KiBytes). The bonus code will fit and do its magic. Work is underway to make building the A3000-specific ROM file you would find on a...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 May 2021, 11:20
Replies: 1,506
Views: 294,674
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Well... that's a tough one for sure. As we all...

Well... that's a tough one for sure. As we all learned at a time, what makes you happy often isn't good for you and sometimes even does not make you happy once you have attained it. Not being able to...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 May 2021, 18:59
Replies: 1,506
Views: 294,674
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Yikes, now I'm uncertain if we actually built the...

Yikes, now I'm uncertain if we actually built the A3000 Kickstart files with the bonus code attached :( This is a feature of the build process which goes back to Commodore's times.

In any case,...
Forum: News 20 May 2021, 09:31
Replies: 998
Views: 141,923
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Um, while I appreciate the notion, this is not...

Um, while I appreciate the notion, this is not about Thomas and myself as such. The work done on AmigaOS 3.1.4/3.1.4.1 and now AmigaOS 3.2 is a team effort with everybody committing her or his spare...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 May 2021, 09:14
Replies: 1,506
Views: 294,674
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Can't think of a reason why it won't :) Come...

Can't think of a reason why it won't :)

Come to think of it, I don't remember if we actually baked a SuperKickstart disk as part of the distribution. Hm... but...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 May 2021, 13:44
Replies: 1,506
Views: 294,674
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Nothing has been deprecated, it's still good to...

Nothing has been deprecated, it's still good to develop even for Amiga OS 1.0 ;)

A great number of changes have been made for modern compilers (even if those modern compilers are now several years...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 May 2021, 11:04
Replies: 1,506
Views: 294,674
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Let's say it's not impossible on technical...

Let's say it's not impossible on technical grounds ;) The main issue would be that without Roadshow to come with it, its usefulness would be severely restricted.
Forum: News 14 May 2021, 21:16
Replies: 998
Views: 141,923
Posted By Olaf Barthel
We're mostly following what star we can harness...

We're mostly following what star we can harness right now ;) AmigaOS 3.2 is not (yet) the kind of long term development project which ended up reworking several complete parts of the operating...
Forum: News 14 May 2021, 19:47
Replies: 998
Views: 141,923
Posted By Olaf Barthel
There's some overlap and you might find that the...

There's some overlap and you might find that the shell commands in AmigaOS 3.2 are not functionally identical to the AmigaOS 4.x commands in terms of features. They still have some catching up to do....
Forum: support.Apps 04 March 2021, 10:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,643
Posted By Olaf Barthel
That would be: diskdoctor copy df1: ram:T/ You...

That would be: diskdoctor copy df1: ram:T/
You might want to tell Disk Doctor to check what's up with the disk first, though, to get an idea of what to expect: diskdoctor examine df1:
Please note...
Forum: support.Apps 09 November 2020, 14:00
Replies: 15
Views: 2,808
Posted By Olaf Barthel
This is a well-known technique, but if I remember...

This is a well-known technique, but if I remember correctly, once you request that file names should be returned in Unicode form, you lose access to the 8.3 format which the SMB server helpfully...
Forum: support.Apps 08 November 2020, 11:59
Replies: 15
Views: 2,808
Posted By Olaf Barthel
No, not yet. Unless you are forced to use an old...

No, not yet. Unless you are forced to use an old Windows system or old Samba version ("old" meaning 20 years or older) the names of files and folders will be represented using 16 bit Unicode...
Forum: Coders. System 21 October 2020, 14:35
Replies: 10
Views: 3,991
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Thank you for finding the problem, reporting it...

Thank you for finding the problem, reporting it and providing a fix :)

I have just updated the AddNetInterface command as well as bsdsocket.library itself which all were affected by the ReadArgs()...
Forum: News 06 October 2020, 16:24
Replies: 55
Views: 7,383
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Yes, this is somewhat off-topic but related in...

Yes, this is somewhat off-topic but related in more than one way (smbfs being a networked file system client and that the same guy who came up with Roadshow also spent years on making smbfs work).
...
Forum: News 06 October 2020, 16:15
Replies: 55
Views: 7,383
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Well, there's example code on how to do exactly...

Well, there's example code on how to do exactly that, and it ships as part of the free Roadshow SDK :) The complete source code of all the Roadshow shell commands is included.

Which is a...
Forum: News 04 October 2020, 17:39
Replies: 55
Views: 7,383
Posted By Olaf Barthel
Yes, definitely. A good pattern is to have a...

Yes, definitely. A good pattern is to have a three-part documentation: 1) the introduction which gets you up to speed and shows you how to set things up (with notes on what can go wrong and how to...
Forum: News 03 October 2020, 20:50
Replies: 55
Views: 7,383
Posted By Olaf Barthel
That was in more than one way not an option for...

That was in more than one way not an option for Roadshow which is designed to use everything which AmigaOS 2.x and 3.x provide to make it a better TCP/IP stack.

The issue with the GUI design was...
Forum: News 03 October 2020, 18:45
Replies: 55
Views: 7,383
Posted By Olaf Barthel
I reckon it's the combination of many small...

I reckon it's the combination of many small things adding up. Here is a small list off the top of my head:

Roadshow builds upon the 4.4BSD-Lite2 kernel code, and Unix kernels of that era tend to...
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