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AROS : Icaros Desktop 1.4.2 is ready for download
Posted by paolone on 2012/5/23 21:53:01 (1866 reads)
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A new update to the popular AROS distribution Icaros Desktop is now available for download. The new version brings back the ability to play YouTube videos within OWB and MPlayer, improves speed and stability, and adds some new features like the MIDI player/library WildMidi. A more detailed list of new features and improvements are published on the project's website at www.icarosdesktop.org. Here's a list, however, of what's changed from Icaros 1.4.1:



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- system files updated to May 4th, 2012
- added unarc
- updated OWB to version 1.16.2
+ added ability to play YouTube movies via JavaScript
+ improved rendering speed
+ fixed some issues
- improved Duke Nukem 3D experience
+ audio and music now enabled, improved graphics
- updated AmiFig to latest version
- updated Janus UAE to version 1.2
+ better AROS M68K support with UAEGFX modes
+ improved speed and reliability
+ recompiled using latest AROS libraries
- updated MPlayer to version 1.0-v4
+ improved speed
+ can now work with OWB to play YouTube videos
- updated PortablE to latest version
- updated AmiLUA to latest version
- updated LoView to version 2.50
- updated Jabberwocky to latest version
- added pixman.library
- added WildMidi library and shell MIDI player
- added EAW GUS patches for WildMidi

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Shufflepuck
Published: 2012/5/24 1:21  Updated: 2012/5/24 1:21
Joined: 2009/9/23
From:
Comments: 240
 Re: Icaros Desktop 1.4.2 is ready for download
Way to go, thank you Paolone, downloading now!

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stefff285
Published: 2012/5/24 3:32  Updated: 2012/5/24 3:32
Joined: 2010/1/24
From: cote d'or
Comments: 169
 Re: Icaros Desktop 1.4.2 is ready for download
yes great news !

my aresone 2012 is on command, being payed by people i worked for
and then i hope this will be this version installed on my new
computer

yesyesyes

is there any way to update within broking the grub (icaros + debian
it seems) via the update packages i can find on icaros webpage ?

thanx a lot for work !

regards

steff

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Manu
Published: 2012/5/24 11:51  Updated: 2012/5/24 11:51
Joined: 2004/3/30
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 Re: Icaros Desktop 1.4.2 is ready for download
Thx!

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demether
Published: 2012/5/25 9:20  Updated: 2012/5/25 9:23
Joined: 2009/6/5
From: dax (landes, france)
Comments: 1180
 Re: Icaros Desktop 1.4.2 is ready for download
Great !

Downloading it already. This release is welcome, since I'm building my new aros box these days.

Thank you !


EDIt : by the way, on icaros website it seems the "donate" button doesn't work, at least on my PC (linux mint 11 chrome).

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paolone
Published: 2012/5/25 14:55  Updated: 2012/5/25 14:55
Joined: 2004/4/7
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 Re: Icaros Desktop 1.4.2 is ready for download
@demether

It's a war between me and PayPal: every time I change that button, it will work for some time and then it will stop working again, again and again. The problem is that PayPal button doesn't like at all being clicked from a nested/hidden frame (which is actually what's preventing you from seeing the real address of icaros site). Right click on the icaros page, choose "this frame -> show this frame only" (if you're using Firefox), and click again on the Donate button: it will work.

In the past I added a target=_new or _blank (don't remember) to make it open on a new/whole page. It worked for some time. Then, it died again. If you wish to donate, install the distribution, open OWB, and click on the Donate button you'll fin there, on the top left corner. Or just wait for me fixing the issue once forever.

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xenon
Published: 2012/5/25 11:33  Updated: 2012/5/25 11:33
Joined: 2010/4/19
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Comments: 90
 Re: Icaros Desktop 1.4.2 is ready for download
Thanks very much :)

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spihunter
Published: 2012/5/26 4:46  Updated: 2012/5/26 4:46
Joined: 2006/9/10
From: Durham, NC USA
Comments: 24
 Re: Icaros Desktop 1.4.2 is ready for download
Running live update now on my Aros Dell D630! ;). Thanks!

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ntromans
Published: 2012/5/27 3:39  Updated: 2012/5/27 3:39
Joined: 2007/3/13
From: West Midlands, UK
Comments: 384
 Re: Icaros Desktop 1.4.2 is ready for download
Hi Palone,
Brilliant, as usual. Very smooth update via LUPD. Janus 1.2 is noticeably faster when running PageStream (under AmigaOS 3.5), although you still need to have 'column outlines' turned off to stop stuttering in the text rendering. Must try it with 68k AROS when I have a few minutes - I need to roll out the update on all my machines first (it's just on the AresOne at the moment). Then I'll look for this 'donate' button in OWB.

Many thanks,
Nigel.

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Phantom
Published: 2012/6/18 12:32  Updated: 2012/6/18 12:32
Joined: 2005/8/16
From: Chania, Hellas
Comments: 157
 Re: Icaros Desktop 1.4.2 is ready for download
Great distro as always. Keep up the good work Paolo.
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