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Software News   Software News : Jack 2.1 released
   posted by djrikki on 5-Oct-2011 23:31:23 (2861 reads)
UPDATE: Jack v2.1 now available on OS4Depot.

Check upload queue for latest releases.
http://www.os4depot.net/?function=showfile&file=utility/workbench/jack.lha
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Jack 2.0 Released - NEW Google Currency Converter and lots more

Whats new in 2.0?

* Google Currency Converter
* You can now submit your own contributions to the 'Learn and get the most out of your Amiga' A-Z dictionary - GET INVOLVED NOW!
* Using the keyboard will now give visual feedback aka buttons will depress and icons will toggle
* Numerous bug fixes across the board and code optimisations
* See the readme for a full list

Read more...


What can I do with Jack

* Download applications directly from OS4Depot using Jack's Appstore
* Sign-up today and RATE your favourite software in the AppStore
* Take screen shots
* Crop, Rotate, add Watermarks and batch process your images
* Quick Access to AmigaOS Preferences
* Smart, tiny Commodity based window showing Weather Forecast for your location
* Iconify the Commodity window to your desktop as well if you so wish
* Spotlight-like calculator
* Multiview-like launcher
* Glorious full-screen slideshow mode, simply drag an image drawer over Jack
* Interactive File Finder, delete, add comment or rename directly from Search Results or Export Search results
* Word-Net Ready
* JackTunes (coming soon)
* Fully comprehensive File Manager which can even be called from the command line or used as a replacement to ASL requesters
* Learn and get the most out of your Amiga - A-Z dictionary of Amiga technology and software recommendations

Thanks to everyone for your support, suggestions, bug reports and general feedback.

*AND FINALLY.. On the previous news post (on AmigaWorld) a user mentioned problems with changing their password - please PM me on here and confirm your email address so I can wipe your account and you can get going again. Sorry, I haven't dedicated time to see what caused this to happen. All I can suggest at this point is that you stick to generic Alphanumeric characters in your password.

Download should be here: http://www.os4depot.net/index.php?function=showfile&file=utility/workbench/jack.lha

NOTE:
v1.9 is there now so wait until they replace it with v2.0.
    

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Moxee 
Re: Jack 2.0 released - NEW Google Currency Translator and l
Posted on 5-Oct-2011 23:44:43
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Nice!

Now all we need is a url.

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djrikki 
Re: Jack 2.0 released - NEW Google Currency Translator and l
Posted on 5-Oct-2011 23:47:30
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^.^

Always useful... damn ;p

Its on OS4Depot as usual.

Thanks Moxee

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Moxee 
Re: Jack 2.0 released - NEW Google Currency Translator and l
Posted on 5-Oct-2011 23:49:10
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Must be here: http://www.os4depot.net/index.php?function=showfile&file=utility/workbench/jack.lha

V1.9 is sitting there right now. I imagine that v2.0 will be there soon.

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djrikki 
Re: Jack 2.0 released - NEW Google Currency Translator and l
Posted on 5-Oct-2011 23:53:43
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Yes, everyone can check the upload queue. I look every other day in the hope that TW, OOO or some other miracle software is released. xD

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djrikki 
Re: Jack 2.0 released - NEW Google Currency Translator and l
Posted on 6-Oct-2011 0:04:02
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HELP REQUEST TO FIX A BUG:

Can everyone please type Avail in a shell and copy the contents into a Post on here please? The SQL Database is telling me some users have a total of 51MB installed so something is clearly wrong there. Thanks in advance.

EDIT:

If any developers are interested I have uploaded version 0.2 of my Hollywood Common Funtions to OS4Depot. Added a handful of new functions and made the odd correction to the previous 0.1.

Check the upload queue or go to:

http://www.os4depot.net/index.php?function=showfile&file=development/example/hollywood_common_functions.lha

Last edited by djrikki on 06-Oct-2011 at 01:12 AM.
Last edited by djrikki on 06-Oct-2011 at 01:11 AM.

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Re: Jack 2.0 released - NEW Google Currency Converter and lo
Posted on 6-Oct-2011 5:34:26
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Last edited by Petah on 06-Oct-2011 at 05:35 AM.

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vox 
Re: Jack 2.0 released - NEW Google Currency Converter and lo
Posted on 6-Oct-2011 9:44:40
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Jack is "a Jack"

Nice improvements, and its good to be v2.0!

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djrikki 
Re: Jack 2.0 released - NEW Google Currency Converter and lo
Posted on 6-Oct-2011 12:49:53
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@Petah

Hahaha I get it

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djrikki 
Re: Jack 2.0 released - NEW Google Currency Converter and lo
Posted on 6-Oct-2011 19:54:29
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QUICK FIX RELEASED ON OS4DEPOT:

Fixes crash after saving a Screen Capture.

Please check the upload queue (jack1.lha) or find it on under Utility/Workbench.

HELP REQUEST TO FIX A BUG (reposted from above):

Can everyone please type Avail in a shell and copy the contents into a Post on here please? The SQL Database is telling me some users have a total of 51MB installed so something is clearly wrong there. Thanks in advance.

Last edited by djrikki on 06-Oct-2011 at 08:04 PM.
Last edited by djrikki on 06-Oct-2011 at 07:54 PM.

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nbache 
Re: Jack 2.0 released - NEW Google Currency Converter and lo
Posted on 6-Oct-2011 22:34:27
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Why is that "clearly wrong"? On a classic machine, I'd say it was possible. Marginally so (if you want to run OS4 on it) but not totally impossible. Don't know how it would look if you add the footprint of a comprehensive Hollywood app, though ...

Best regards,

Niels

PS. By the way, here you go:

Quote:
> avail
Installeret: 2.147.483.648
Ledig: 1.603.751.936


(The forum wrecks the formatting, though, but hopefully you don't rely on that).

Last edited by nbache on 06-Oct-2011 at 10:38 PM.
Last edited by nbache on 06-Oct-2011 at 10:34 PM.

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djrikki 
Re: Jack 2.0 released - NEW Google Currency Converter and lo
Posted on 7-Oct-2011 0:49:18
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@nbache

At present there are 6 users :( who have signed up to rate software in the App-Store.

Your name is not present. If you Sign-up to the App-Store there is an option to view Community Statistics.

User data is stored in an online database.

All 6 users run AmigaOS 4.1 Update 3
3 users use a screen resolution of: 1920 x 1080
2 users use AmigeOnes
2 users use SAM 440
1 user uses a Pegasos II

There are no A1200/A4000 users in the database at present.

Edit: Your avail output seems as expected.

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Posted on 7-Oct-2011 5:39:16
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I'll do as you ask. A1 XE G3 4.1 u3


8.wb:> avail
Installed: 536,870,912
Free: 142,569,472

According to wb window:
5621.1 MB free
412 MB in use

According to Dopus 4.18.27 using check fit:
1,582,301,184 bytes in use
125,546,496 free

According to media toolbox:
size of partition 5.891 GB

So I do not understand what avail is saying at all
Dopus seems to be making a wild guess too

I did think avail gave me the ram in use and free but when I removed a 9.2 MB package from ram; the avail numbers did not change! I have 512 MB of ram.

Noel

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djrikki 
Re: Jack 2.0 released - NEW Google Currency Converter and lo
Posted on 7-Oct-2011 13:52:06
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Thanks NoelFuller

DOpus will be referring to disk usage. In the database some people have 51MB, I can only assume its dropping the 2 of the end.. 512MB.

Last edited by djrikki on 07-Oct-2011 at 01:52 PM.

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djrikki 
Re: Jack 2.0 released - NEW Google Currency Converter and lo
Posted on 7-Oct-2011 17:51:45
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From: Grimsby, UK

Jack 2.1 now available on OS4Depot.

Check upload queue for latest releases.

http://www.os4depot.net/?function=showfile&file=utility/workbench/jack.lha

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K-L 
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Posted on 8-Oct-2011 8:44:09
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Still this annoying erro SYS:S/Curl....

I have never managed to use anything from Jack unfortunately (unsupported resolution : 1366x768, CURL trouble...).

I test every release and each one brings the same problems

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Posted on 8-Oct-2011 14:22:44
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It seems like you've got a bunch of usefull things going on here but why on earth do you slab all your apps together into one weird monster app? It would make much more sense to split them up into separate apps. I bet it would be esier to maintain as well.
Keep up the good work!

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Posted on 8-Oct-2011 15:13:03
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excellent work as always! look forward to trying it out when I finally get an OS4 machine, come on X1000 I'm waiting!

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djrikki 
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Posted on 8-Oct-2011 16:59:43
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@spotUP

Yes, Jack is one big commodity application. Some people prefer separate applications for tasks, I like to turn on my Amiga have Jack auto-launch and bring me a myriad of features on tap. The drag-n-drop ability in the commodity window I find very useful. If I don't want Jack, I can iconify to the Workbench.

Maintaining Jack. When I started the project I knew zero about the language its made in so overtime Jack got a little clunky in code. Between versions 1.5 and 2 I knew enough about the language to start doing things better, adding more functions to perform repetitive jobs and reduce code length, restructing the inner workings, and going over old code and improving on it.

Regrettably the odd thing gets broken every now and again I release it, curse afterwards, fix it and re-release. Jack is pretty stable now.

The next thing I'd like to work on is text entry.

Last edited by djrikki on 08-Oct-2011 at 05:02 PM.

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@djrikki:
Quote:
At present there are 6 users :( who have signed up to rate software in the App-Store.

Your name is not present.
That's probably because I'm not a Jack user.

Quote:
There are no A1200/A4000 users in the database at present.
Okay, then I agree it does look like an error to have 51 MB of RAM installed.

Best regards,

Niels

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I like the new feature, cheers.

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