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Re: SFSSALVE sourcecode

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i dont know in what state aros sfs is, and i dont want to distract anyone from any contribution, but wouldnt it be better to switch to pfs3 as default file system and improve that instead, especially that the sources are open, maintained by toni, aros associate, and that it has an apparently working repair tool.


It seems like I get sfs errors every time I use Aros, so I would like to try another file system. If there's ever a bountry for pfs3, I would be happy to contribute.

Posted on: 10/14 16:05
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Re: Build an Aros based Amiga computer from scrap parts Part 2

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Interesting set of videos clusteruk, I hope you don't mind a few comments.

First off, AspireOS was mentioned as alternative distro. But the libs have not been updated for years. So many current Aros programs will probably not run right, including Owb. It's a very nice lightweight Aros distro, but personally I would not recommend AspireOS at this time.

I think you're wise to go for Nvidia based graphics. The current Nvidia driver can run anything in the Aros arsenal.

Otoh, my Radeon x300 can only run Aros in Vesa mode. And the Intel 945 driver, which was good for it's day, is now outdated and lacks performance. Imo both drivers are overdue for an update, since many people just use the default graphics found on their converted 'Aros' computer.

As mentioned by others, some 'scrap' mainboards have a bios with compatability mode, so an IDE drive is not an automatic choice, depending on the era of the board. I would say the same about the Creative card. Many old mainboards have audio on board that is already supported by Aros (thanks in part to your efforts). Although it's nice to have that extra audio card, just in case.

Also, I agree that many OS4 users feel more comfortable with the official Amiga branding. I am not an OS4 user, but iirc, many of them also prefer the 'look and feel' of OS4, and would not want to step back to a more basic 3.1 style system, despite the speed advantage of using more modern Aros hardware. Another issue is that some OS4 programs are not MUI based, so they would not be available on Aros any time soon.

All in all, the videos were very informative for both new and old users, or anyone who would like to build their own personal Aros machine. You definately gave me serious food-for-thought on my next Aros system. And also kudos for mentioning the Sata situation. I didn't realize the issues with recent hardware. Thanks.

Posted on: 9/30 14:34
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Re: Compile a shared library

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Also if possible, try to avoid -fPIC. Since AROS gcc does not normally create shared libs, fPIC may not be fully supported. And the _GLOBAL_OFFSET_TABLE_ symbol is probably coming from -fPIC.

Posted on: 8/6 19:05
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Re: Compile a shared library

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Sorry I don't know much about Aros .so files, but this link to Aros dll stuff from BSzili may help.

https://github.com/BSzili/aros-stuff/tree/master/dll

Posted on: 8/5 19:43
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Re: ScummVM and multiple libs of same name

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Last time I tried, Scummvm used a customized configure script that was not aware of Aros and did not set an os for the game to link with.

So in the makefile I added to DEFINE -DPOSIX and in config.mk I added line, POSIX = 1, then main linked




EDIT: I checked my notes, and what I eventually did was to edit configure to add aros to the list of posix compatible systems so that _posix=yes.

But imo the main problem is that there are too many engines to link statically and the binary becomes huge (they are designed to be called dynamically).

Good luck beezle

Posted on: 7/22 15:58

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Re: Icaros Desktop 2.2.1 released!

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The MUI game Soliton seems to be broken on my system. And it looks like the nightly version has problems too.

If you have a problem with Soliton, the version from Icaros 2.1 seems okay here.

Posted on: 7/10 16:18
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Re: Plan B for Spam Attacks!

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Is it possible to limit the number of posts you can do in a session normal users do one or two posts in a row?


Problem is, like with me, sometimes there are several questions/problems that need addessing. I don't know about you, but I'd rather not have to wait a 24 hour period and/or having to end a session and start another one to continue with my issues. Like the time I posted the answer to running Icaros hosted under OpenSuse, I posted 4 or 5 seperate posts that day.


No need to limit posts for all users. But I like the idea to limit the posts for new accounts, if that would help.

Posted on: 7/4 15:12
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Re: Icaros Desktop 2.2 released!

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Luckily I did not have any of the issues mentioned, but I did have a problem during the post install phase. At first I tried the complete installation and ZUnZip seemed to get stuck after a few minutes. But later I chose the standard installation instead, and the install script finished okay.

On my x300 desktop, Icaros still boots into a broken workbench with no icons. If there is a problem with the Radeon driver, perhaps the radeon.hidd could possibly be moved into storage. Then my Radeon system would have booted Icaros in a working Vesa mode.

I Also noticed that the make command did not seem to work correctly. Configure seems to be okay, but then make does not seem to recognize the makefile. I replaced Development/bin/make with another version and it worked fine after that.

On the plus side, the new text buttons are a pleasure to use, since I am not a regular Magellan user and am not familiar with the icons.

And also the Linux hosted install worked the very first time. Nice surprise.

Thanks

Posted on: 6/10 17:19
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Re: lowlevel.library enhancements

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Btw at a glance, lowlevel.h looks like it might have a typo.

Line 144, is repeated on line 145,
#define RAWKEY_PORT1_BUTTON_BLUE 0x172

And it seems like there might be a line missing on line 156, something like,
#define RAWKEY_PORT2_BUTTON_BLUE 0x272

No big deal, unless someone wants to try three joysticks

Posted on: 5/22 16:33
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Re: Question about Locale Preferences

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No objections here, but what if only cities in the current highlighted timezone were displayed. Would that be less messy?

Posted on: 2/15 17:16
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