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Forum: support.Apps Today, 21:11
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Posted By Thomas Richter
Not quite sure what the purpose of this exercise...

Not quite sure what the purpose of this exercise is, except as an exercise in masochism....

First, which graphics card is that? Note that the Cybervision/BVision family is not following Os...
Forum: support.AmigaOS Today, 20:30
Replies: 51
Views: 1,403
Posted By Thomas Richter
The problem with this approach is, and Mac...

The problem with this approach is, and Mac developers understood this much better, the lack of forward compatibility. What does your game help iyou if it won't run on the next generation of the...
Forum: support.AmigaOS Today, 14:48
Replies: 51
Views: 1,403
Posted By Thomas Richter
MacOs works different from AmigaOs. You typically...

MacOs works different from AmigaOs. You typically don't draw graphics by BltBitMap wjere you push a pixel array onto the screen. Rather, you would describe your interface by coordinates and abstract...
Forum: support.AmigaOS Today, 14:38
Replies: 51
Views: 1,403
Posted By Thomas Richter
For the Mac, there is not much hardware to take...

For the Mac, there is not much hardware to take over, and there is only one screen that sits at a predefined place. (Actually, two for the early Macs, one being reserved for MacsBugs, the system...
Forum: support.AmigaOS Today, 03:51
Replies: 51
Views: 1,403
Posted By Thomas Richter
Well, that's a tautology and thus does not...

Well, that's a tautology and thus does not provide any insights. On AmigaOs, you *can* bang certain hardware on system level if you ask the system to provide access. OwnBlitter(), for example,...
Forum: support.AmigaOS Today, 03:41
Replies: 51
Views: 1,403
Posted By Thomas Richter
No, but if the majority of "applications" are,...

No, but if the majority of "applications" are, and the majority of users care only about that, it generates a particular reputation on what the Os can deliver.



Except that the games you find...
Forum: support.Apps Yesterday, 12:27
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Thomas Richter
As a hack, depending on intuition and layers...

As a hack, depending on intuition and layers implementation internals. Actually, both CGfx and PowerWindows depend on such. In a situation like this, do you think Os development should be taken...
Forum: support.AmigaOS Yesterday, 12:23
Replies: 51
Views: 1,403
Posted By Thomas Richter
Exactly, a toy system. I'm not saying anything...

Exactly, a toy system. I'm not saying anything else. Other systems weren't used as toys, despite an operating system that wasn't much better (actually, worse in terms of multitasking) and hardware...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 02 December 2022, 23:21
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By Thomas Richter
Please remember, #pragmas are compiler specific....

Please remember, #pragmas are compiler specific. The pragmas described here are SAS/C compiler specific, and the same logic may not hold for other compilers. You typically do not generate these...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 02 December 2022, 23:15
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By Thomas Richter
A "doubt"? This is not a religion here. You mean...

A "doubt"? This is not a religion here. You mean "a question" probably? A "doubt" is something that is customary believed to be true, yet you have indications that it could be false. A question is...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 02 December 2022, 20:30
Replies: 51
Views: 1,403
Posted By Thomas Richter
And instead made the users to pay.... The problem...

And instead made the users to pay.... The problem is, "nothing is for free in this universe", and the problem by bypassing the Os is... that you cannot use the services of the Os. If such "software"...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 02 December 2022, 14:11
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By Thomas Richter
It's taken from ##bias, and then auto-incremented...

It's taken from ##bias, and then auto-incremented (or decremented, if you want to say so) automatically for each slot defined.



Only because its author defined it to be so. Typically, address...
Forum: Coders. Language 02 December 2022, 07:50
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Thomas Richter
Unfortunately, if ARexx does not provide this...

Unfortunately, if ARexx does not provide this functionality, there is no possibility on the shell level. The "command not found" is printed by the shell, through its standard output, and not by the...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 02 December 2022, 07:46
Replies: 51
Views: 1,403
Posted By Thomas Richter
No, it doesn't. Actually System 7 is in that...

No, it doesn't. Actually System 7 is in that regard worse than AmigaOs since it only offers cooperative multitasking. If a program did not give up the CPU by itself, MacOs 7 had no means of stealing...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 01 December 2022, 21:43
Replies: 51
Views: 1,403
Posted By Thomas Richter
If you dare to look at the calendar, it's not...

If you dare to look at the calendar, it's not 1985 anymore.
Forum: support.AmigaOS 01 December 2022, 18:46
Replies: 51
Views: 1,403
Posted By Thomas Richter
AmigaOs is a toy system. A single system call...

AmigaOs is a toy system. A single system call (Forbid() namely) successfully prevents any other task getting CPU time. Disable() or Supervisor() have the same effect. (Though through different...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 01 December 2022, 17:06
Replies: 51
Views: 1,403
Posted By Thomas Richter
We're talking about AmigaOs. If a program takes...

We're talking about AmigaOs. If a program takes over the system, it takes over the system, and there is no way around anymore. If it does not, well, then CBM+M/CBM+N helps.

IOWs, such a program...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 01 December 2022, 15:27
Replies: 51
Views: 1,403
Posted By Thomas Richter
You are confused. There is no one-to-one relation...

You are confused. There is no one-to-one relation between screens and tasks. You can always switch between screens by the screen rearrangement buttons to the top right. That's it. There is no such...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 01 December 2022, 11:30
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Thomas Richter
This is actually not erratic. The workbench...

This is actually not erratic. The workbench regularly polls all known drives. If a DF0:BAD appears then this means that the file system could not read the disk (for whatever reason) even though the...
Forum: Coders. Language 01 December 2022, 08:15
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Thomas Richter
The problem is most likely the shell and not...

The problem is most likely the shell and not Arexx. What the "Run" command does is that it takes the rest of the command line without even looking, then spawns a new shell, and leave it to the new...
Forum: News 29 November 2022, 18:24
Replies: 1,141
Views: 232,291
Posted By Thomas Richter
All the components you find in 3.2 are reworked,...

All the components you find in 3.2 are reworked, updated and bugfixed versions of the components you had in 3.9 already. Just at a newer version. So that's hardly "behind".


3.9 was more a...
Forum: News 29 November 2022, 13:07
Replies: 1,141
Views: 232,291
Posted By Thomas Richter
That's actually the territory of DiskSafe, which...

That's actually the territory of DiskSafe, which will install a reset handler to ensure that the FFS (or any other file system) has written out its cache before the reset reaches the system.
Forum: Coders. System 29 November 2022, 08:16
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Thomas Richter
In that generality, no. If you want to overwrite...

In that generality, no. If you want to overwrite a file, close the file handle of the file. Re-open the file with MODE_NEWFILE. No seeking necessary.

Note that if you keep the file open, and you...
Forum: News 28 November 2022, 20:16
Replies: 1,141
Views: 232,291
Posted By Thomas Richter
Well, Olaf, I wouldn't be so modest. Actually, I...

Well, Olaf, I wouldn't be so modest. Actually, I am much more afraid of alternative RAM handlers knowing all the pitfalls (and the long development history of the RAM-Handler). As you know, writing a...
Forum: Coders. System 28 November 2022, 20:03
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Thomas Richter
I am sorry, but I do not quite understand which...

I am sorry, but I do not quite understand which problem you attempt to solve. If you open a file for writing (MODE_NEWFILE), then if there is a file of the same name exists, it will be erased first,...
Forum: News 28 November 2022, 16:07
Replies: 1,141
Views: 232,291
Posted By Thomas Richter
What does it do CrossDos doesn't? I bought MSH...

What does it do CrossDos doesn't? I bought MSH before CrossDos arrived (at 2.1 times, if I recall), but it was even more limited than CrossDos.


Just to name a couple of things, CrossDos does now...
Forum: News 28 November 2022, 16:02
Replies: 1,141
Views: 232,291
Posted By Thomas Richter
Improve on *what* exactly? I mean, if you request...

Improve on *what* exactly? I mean, if you request features, what are the features?



RAM: and RAD: are fast, but they are two very different things, and they are not the solution for...
Forum: News 28 November 2022, 14:18
Replies: 1,141
Views: 232,291
Posted By Thomas Richter
Protect *from what*? Again, if this is for...

Protect *from what*? Again, if this is for ROM-Modules, you have this at your fingertips. LoadModule loads modules and "protects them from a reboot", so you do not have to load them again....
Forum: News 28 November 2022, 12:36
Replies: 1,141
Views: 232,291
Posted By Thomas Richter
ENV: on RAD: does not really buy you anything....

ENV: on RAD: does not really buy you anything. Remember, the RAM handler is now smart enough to pull in data only when they are needed, which is pretty late in the system.

Why are you so obsessed...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 28 November 2022, 09:12
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Thomas Richter
There is a manual that comes with the program....

There is a manual that comes with the program. You can double-click on the trashcan icon and there select the location, or put that into the tool types.
Forum: support.AmigaOS 28 November 2022, 07:23
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Thomas Richter
The Os 3.9 trashcan is provided by BenchTrash, a...

The Os 3.9 trashcan is provided by BenchTrash, a program that should be run in WBStartup or the startup-sequence. In case you lost the program, a newer version can be found in aminet.
Forum: News 27 November 2022, 19:35
Replies: 1,141
Views: 232,291
Posted By Thomas Richter
The mathieee libraries are, in the presence of an...

The mathieee libraries are, in the presence of an FPU, just simple wrappers around single instructiosn, so something must be seriously wrong in your setup. The only exception that comes to my mind is...
Forum: News 27 November 2022, 18:09
Replies: 1,141
Views: 232,291
Posted By Thomas Richter
Actually, I don't really see anything crawling...

Actually, I don't really see anything crawling here on my A1200 with its current ACA 1211 (68020 card) installed. The GUI system of the Os is gadtools, and it's quite lightweight, it also became...
Forum: News 27 November 2022, 14:29
Replies: 1,141
Views: 232,291
Posted By Thomas Richter
The Os already has a GUI system. Thank you. ...

The Os already has a GUI system. Thank you.



Why? Again, Kickstart modules, or actually anything ROM-able you can load with LoadModule, reset-resident. The rest, why do you care?
Forum: News 27 November 2022, 13:46
Replies: 1,141
Views: 232,291
Posted By Thomas Richter
No, as they should not. They do not scale to...

No, as they should not. They do not scale to various CPU models. The system math libraries work on any CPU, no matter whether 020, 000, 060, with or without FPU. These libraries do not. This is just...
Forum: News 27 November 2022, 13:44
Replies: 1,141
Views: 232,291
Posted By Thomas Richter
This is not such a great idea. Note that you...

This is not such a great idea. Note that you still need the FFS in ROM to boot from floppies, so you cannot get rid of it. ROM space is limited, and even some third party hardware can only boot from...
Forum: News 27 November 2022, 13:42
Replies: 1,141
Views: 232,291
Posted By Thomas Richter
No, they don't. A2000, A500 and A600 cannot, and...

No, they don't. A2000, A500 and A600 cannot, and even then, the lower ROM is rather reserved for the CD32 modules. Even worse, some third party hardware makes use of this extended ROM area.


...
Forum: News 27 November 2022, 10:40
Replies: 1,141
Views: 232,291
Posted By Thomas Richter
Cough. The standard math libraries of the system...

Cough. The standard math libraries of the system *also* contain specific versions for the hardware FPUs. Just integrated into one binary. These binaries provide no advantage on FPU-equpped binaries.
Forum: support.Other 27 November 2022, 10:25
Replies: 125
Views: 7,882
Posted By Thomas Richter
Please make that MuRedox as the above projects...

Please make that MuRedox as the above projects are dead as a dodo. This is next on my list, namely update MuRedox, but for that, first SoftIEEE needs to become stable, and I need input on that -...
Forum: support.Other 27 November 2022, 09:42
Replies: 125
Views: 7,882
Posted By Thomas Richter
Sorry, I'm completely confused on what you are...

Sorry, I'm completely confused on what you are proposing here. First, you say "coprocessor circuits present in the 68020 and 68030 were offloaded to an external chip on the 68040 and 68060". Nothing...
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