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Software News   Software News : AmiStart 0.65 released
   posted by MikeB on 9-Nov-2004 11:51:57 (3495 reads)
Darius Brewka has released version 0.65 of his Starbar utility AmiStart.

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Re: AmiStart 0.65 released
Posted on 9-Nov-2004 12:35:34
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Wow!

Looks good!

When will there be an Amiga OS 4.0 version?


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Re: AmiStart 0.65 released
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nice! I love Amistart! Now where's my OS4 version!?

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Re: AmiStart 0.65 released
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One of the feature that i like in MS-Windows, Hyperion could be integrate the start bar in OS4


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Re: AmiStart 0.65 released
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Amistart is what I would want amidock to be. An amistart that did dockies would be ideal.

Amistart as a docky perhaps? Or meld amistart and amidock together into one single program. Hyperion, talk to this guy!

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Re: AmiStart 0.65 released
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Hyperion could be integrate the start bar in OS4

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo please nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Amistart is good... but i don't want to have a start bar in OS4 by default!

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Re: AmiStart 0.65 released
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Ehm, why not Ikir ?, start bar does not means "Windows (TM)"

I think an implementation as Docky would be cool

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That looks fantastic, please please do an OS4 PPC native version.

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Downloading it NOW....


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I don't like start bars, not because they look "Windows"..... Amistart is good, an impressive piece of software... but i don't want it as default on OS4. I love Amidock.

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Agree with the previous posters, that's one mighty neat looking app!


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I don't like start bars, not because they look "Windows"

Try thinking of it as a step towards KDE-functionality, and you'll feel better about it.

Quote:
i don't want it as default on OS4.

I see your point, but there's always the ever enticing contrib-drawer.


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@mjohnson

Quote:
Try thinking of it as a step towards KDE-functionality


Nooo, I hate Linux more then a I hate windows. Last think I want the OS to become is a linux look-a-like.

I do agree that windows with all its faults does have some good ideas, the start bar being one of them.

If it was ever bundled with OS 4 it wouldn't have to be enabled by default anyway.

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I understand you point of view Ikir, but imagine a star bar menu as Docky, i don't want to replace start bar with AmiDock !!

Just a sort of integration of the two metods

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Re: AmiStart 0.65 released
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There is no OS4 native version, but does this m68k version work on OS4 ?

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Looks great. But I never liked and still don't like startbars! I like right mouse button WB menu or something like Amidock or the one on MAC OS X which still interacts with animated icons like email notification, clock update and calendar info.


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Nooo, I hate Linux more then a I hate windows. Last think I want the OS to become is a linux look-a-like.


Amiga OS will never be a Linux look-a-like because they are fundamentally different.

KDE runs on Linux, but it is merely an X Windows Desktop for X11 systems, not Linux.

This is a nice looking 'startbar' ... dunno if it is very "amiga" though. I think the functionality would be better integrated into the standard Amiga menubar somehow.

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as contrib is an ideal solution but not as standard!


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Looks like a nice utility, however I hate start bars. Not because they're "windows" but because they suck. Each to their own, however


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cool stuff but...ummm NO thanx....im done with making my wb looking like something it aint....

i will try this just for the kick of it but i'm 110% sure i will go back to the wonderfull docky's...


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>but because they suck

That's basically what I think about the current amidock. Too darn limited. Can't even scale icons or freely position groups of icons/dockies inside a docky.

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I gather by start-bar, you're talking about The start button and the Taskbar.

Make no mistake the Windows Start-button is a hideous piece of GUI design which is why desktop shortcuts are so damn popular. Do a google search and you're bound to find dozens of essays as to why.

The taskbar on the over hand does give a decent amount of control for applications, but isn't necessarily the best method.

AmiDock is definately a step in the right direction. If some degree of application control could be integrated and some of the configuring niggles ironed out then it will be excellent.

 
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