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AfA_OS 4.8 Realized

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AfA_OS VideoTube

You can find the newly released AfA_OS 4.8 in The Zone!(eab.abime.net)
You are free to share it and upload it to Aminet.

Thanks to Bernd Roesch

AROS for AmigaOS

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This is the release version 4.8 of AfA_OS.

Features:

Realtime Skin System, which can change Skins without closing the screen first,
and supports user defined border sizes for every border.
See Screenshot under the following link:
http://amidevcpp.amiga-world.de/AfA_...%20develop.png

It can be selected between Visualprefs, Birdie or the AfA-Skin system via
AFA_Prefs and a customized startup-sequence.

ReAction (ClassAction), KingCON and MUI Windowgadgets are supported and replaced
by the Skinsystem with code and help from Dieter Groppé.
DOpus5 Iconify and tbiclass Windowgadgets are also supported and replaced by the
Skinsystem by pushing and with help from Thomas Klein.

A user configurable Blacklist where you can exclude programs from using bigger
than normal borders as some programs do not work with increased border size
properly. The blacklisted programs will then open with standard border size.
Please drop me a line if you mention that programs do not work properly with
increased bordersize.

Many user configurable real time parameters like three different Borderlines.
The user can change the pre defined Skin parameters over a GUI.

Window Titel Font autonomous from AOS attuned Window Font selectable.
Position of Window Titel Font and shadow with adjustable depth selectable.

Skins consist of several parts: Screentitle, For- and Background for the verti-
cal and horizontal sliders and window frame parts like top, bottom, left and
right frame.

Now are 22 Skins from Ken Lester are usable. Here is a link to a screenshot
where 21 skins are shown:
http://www.five-star.com/kens_icons/...themes_all.png

AfA_OS allows you to use 32bit Dual Image PNG Icons, OS4 32bit Icons, "Palette"
GlowIcons and NewIcons with full Colorprecision and also faster than with the
original because colours must not be remapped to Workbench Palette. It works
in conjunction with DOpus Magellan and Workbench. Dragging of Icons works in
full 32bit colours with P96 and CyperGraphics V2. With CGX 3 and 4 icons will
only be shown in four colours while dragged.

OS4/PNG Icons can be scaled in realtime due to a high quality scale code by
Thilo Köhler. On a Classic (060) Mason-Icons with 30 pixel size can be rendered
faster than in original size.

Alpha-Channel support for picture datatypes.

TrueTypeFonts are supported with antialiasing.


Attention!!!!

Since AfA Version 3.96 NewIcons will be treated like GlowIcons. That means you
have to be the following things in mind: Icons will be converted into Glow-
Icons if you change anything on them (e.g. change or fix position, Tooltypes,
...).



Changes for this version:

The icon_lib.exe use now a buffer that fix Hits by displaying Icons in the
NewIcon format.

The saving of the Font cache was disable in the diskfont_lib.exe this fix
problems with write protected Volumes.

In the graphics_lib.exe a problem with RecFill was fixed that occure if it was
used in the Border area.

The blacklisting are extended that the program TypeSmith now works with the
ToolType entry "bxxxTypeSmith" in the BlackList Icon. "bxxx" indicates that
the hight of title bar are not set back to the defaults.

The max posibile value of the Icon-Size in the Afa_Prefs program are set to
256.

Thomas Klein has fix a Hit in morelibspace, reported by Frank Weber.

He also extend AfA_OS_Loader to support the parameter "OPTIMAL" with it the
AfA_OS_Libs are started in its optimal order.

The AfA_Prefs program are reviced by him, it is now complete localisable.
There are two new ToolTypes "ForceSkin" tries to close and open the Workbench
that the settings are used for all windows at the end of the program.
With "Layout=(0-2)" it is possible to switch between three layouts of the
Window settings, 1 is the default its the one that are used in older versions.
At 0 and 2 the stettings are grouped.

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Re: AfA_OS 4.8 Realized

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I don't like this kind of development without a backport of the changes and improvements, which are really impressive by the way. Is it opensource at least?

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aha i can not answer, if you want you can discuss it here

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But it wasn't "Aros for Amiga"?

now it evolved and it is "something that was Aros for Amiga" WAfA (in italian does not looks so polite)

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i dont know. imho, bernd was always way practical guy.he would likely still refuse aros68k today, even if its his vwey own prctical goal, because its not ripe enough. he or his associates still provide a valid opportunity today. thats worthwhile in my book.

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Do you know if the author of AFA_OS he still works on this project in my opinion the best OS3 ever had, both for quality and compatibility.

This is my customized AFA OS, what do you think?

https://youtu.be/LPVhDsAkkbg

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@aha
The improvement you noticed in the video i did it with the various new software released for OS3.9, AFA_OS is compatible to 100%100 con il software 3.x

@ilbarbax
Per tanti anni ho utilizzato software in lingua Inglese, ora non vedo cosa ci sia di tanto strano in un Workbench italiano, in questo specifico caso la lingua non era poi così importante.

Riguardo AFA OS, si è basato su librerie grafiche Aros, ma questo non significa che non si possa aggiornare con software OS 3 standard.

This is my version AFA OS PPC

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@amiga

I was asking you if it is opensource? If it is not, it has not much incommon with Aros anymore in my opinion, which is very sad.

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I can not answer you, this is your site:

http://amidevcpp.amiga-world.de/afaupload.php

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I was asking you if it is opensource? If it is not, it has not much incommon with Aros anymore in my opinion, which is very sad.


for what i know it is open source. however to work on it you need to familiarize yourself with and use somewhat obscure offshot of blitz basic, namely amiblitz3, which is exclusiely 68k.

therefore, with all symathy for afaos, id prefer to invest all the effort in aros m68k, especially considering it is c and some 68k asm inlines.

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