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Software News   Software News : Scout 3.6 released
   posted by tboeckel on 25-Apr-2006 8:26:25 (2770 reads)
Scout 3.6 has just been released!

Scout comes in 3 builds: OS2.x/3.x, OS4.0 and MorphOS.

It can be downloaded at sourceforge.net, os4depot.net and Aminet



These are the release notes. They are quite short because of too many mini
changes. A complete list of changes can be found in the ChangeLog file in the
archives.

24-Apr-2006 Release 3.6 Program version 37.290

o scout_window_detail.c: now displays correctly number of colours for
32bit screens.

o scout_resethandlers.c: the OS4 specific list of reset callbacks is now
also scanned for entries, because the list of reset handlers is normally
not used anymore.

o scout_fonts.c, scout_fonts_details.c: added tf_Extension field, if a font
offers this.

o scout_arexx.c: added the missing remove function for reset handlers.
Until now this has never been implemented. Also the last direct poking in
the base structure of input.device to obtain the list of input handlers
has been replaced by a proper function which acts the same way as does
the scanning function in scout_inputhandlers.c.

o scout_tasks.c: added now function which returns the usual name of all
known signal bits.

o scout_tasks_details.c: the old Task field tc_TrapAlloc and tc_TrapAble
don't exist anymore for OS4. Instead they always represent a pointer
called tc_ETask. Hence this one is shown now. Furthermore Scout can now
recognize a process' code type by using the new V51 DOS function
GetSegListInfo(). Additionally for OS4 the SegList pointers are now
obtained via GetProcSegList() instead of hacking through pr_SegList and
pr_CLI->cli_Module. If there is a clean way, then USE IT!

o scout_tasks_details.c: added the extended V50/V51 process fields. These
will only appear in the OS4 build.

o scout_window_details.c added the embedded fields ViewPort, RastPort,
Bitmap (and all attributes) and LayerInfo of "struct Screen". Therefore
the entries "UserPort->SigTask" and "WindowPort->SigTask" of "struct
Window" have been dropped since these can be inspected by clicking on
the port button.

o scout_mount_details.c: the capacity calculation is now done with native
64bit math for the OS4 and MorphOS builds. Hence i64.c is no longer
needed for these, but only for the OS3 build, because SAS/C cannot do
64bit math itself.

o scout_extras.c, tblib/errormsg_ErrorMsg.c: somehow I never realized that
exec/RawDoFmt() cannot do parameter sorting by using something like
"Hello %2$s %1$s", "second", "first". Hence the function ErrorMsg() got
always passed one parameter too less and that completely crashed on OS4.
The catalog description has been modified accordingly. The prototype for
ErrorMsg() was missing the usual "VARARGS68K" definition anyway.
All in all this made Scout crash when it tried to complain about outdated
or missing external MUI classes.

o scout_print.c: somehow I deleted a NULL-check before copying one string
to another, which caused crashes when trying to print information of a
window to a file.

o lots of minor changes.
    

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lylehaze 
Re: Scout 3.6 released
Posted on 25-Apr-2006 10:11:01
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Wow, that's a lot of details.. except one.
When you post news, you have to remember
the stupid people like me.

What is it? What does Scout do?

Any release is good news!

Thanks for supporting the community.

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Re: Scout 3.6 released
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Agreed, we should always say what a program does in release notes, this is a short bit of the description from OS4 Depot

Quote:

What is Scout?
==============

Scout is a tool that allows you to monitor your computer system. It displays
many different things -- like tasks, ports, assigns, expansion boards, resident
commands, interrupts, etc. -- and you can perform some certain actions on them.



Now I know what it is, I want it If I was busy, I might have overlooked it


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Re: Scout 3.6 released
Posted on 25-Apr-2006 11:03:01
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Excellent! Another useful program for my Amiga 1200, I need more useful programs like these

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Re: Scout 3.6 released
Posted on 25-Apr-2006 12:50:10
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@Lylehaze

Hehe. Its like asking what is snoopdos. What can it do.
Or what is dopus4. But then just because i have used it
for years on classic and continue on os4 dont need to mean
everyone knows it and use it :)

Scout is all in one program for checking stuff like system,
assigns, commodities, windows whatever. I believe this is
a must for every coder/user. Like me. I like one program
that does most stuff then having a lot of hacks/tools.
The same is for prefs drawer. I like the one that they
have on MOS systems. One guy for all :)
But then i dont use MOS.

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Re: Scout 3.6 released
Posted on 25-Apr-2006 15:01:22
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Thanks for the newest version. A great software.


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Re: Scout 3.6 released
Posted on 25-Apr-2006 16:20:49
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The best system monitor got even better.


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Re: Scout 3.6 released
Posted on 25-Apr-2006 16:23:09
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I tried it, looks like there are lots of DSI error to be fixed in the OS4 version, anyway think “Scout” is one of the tools that’s going to be considered illegal by the OS when the memory protection improves slowly during the next OS4 updates or minor versions (OS4.x) upgrades.


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Re: Scout 3.6 released
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Scout's awesome, thanks!


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Re: Scout 3.6 released
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@NutsAboutAmiga

What did you do in Scout that gave you DSI errors? I went through every button on the main window and never once had any crashes from it.

BTW to Scout team, seems to be nice and stable here, but sure do wish we could get back the "in %" option for the Tasks window.

Last edited by DWolfman on 25-Apr-2006 at 08:44 PM.


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Re: Scout 3.6 released
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Downloaded, gonna give it a go.

Thanks

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Re: Scout 3.6 released
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Downloaded, thanks.

Hopefully won't have to use it much though.


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Re: Scout 3.6 released
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@ NutsAboutAmiga

Quote:

I tried it, looks like there are lots of DSI error to be fixed in the OS4 version


There were some DSI errors before v3.6, but not now. v3.6 is running fine on my OS4 system. I think Scout v3.6 is great!

The author wants a bug report on sourceforge.net if you have found any bugs.

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Re: Scout 3.6 released
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I've gotten crashes from the ScreenModes button in every version of OS4 Scout including this latest one. I'm using a A1 so maybe it works for XE users. All the other buttons work fine. I just have to remember not to hit the ScreenModes button.


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@Xenic:

Here it works fine on my A1. No crashes at all.

Greetz

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Re: Scout 3.6 released
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Hi Xenic

->'...I'm using a A1 so maybe it works for XE users...

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I'm using an XE and I'm getting DSI, in some of the menus, maybe you need the SDK installed?


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Quote:

Poster: NutsAboutAmiga Date: 27-Apr-2006 9:30:33

I'm using an XE and I'm getting DSI, in some of the menus, maybe you need the SDK installed?



Same here, except I have an SE!

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I'm using the new Update4 monitor system (settings in Radeon.info) and only have a few screenmodes set. I'll have to take a look at the settings. I know what screenmodes I have and don't really need the Scout ScreenModes window. I would prefer if it didn't crash though.


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@NutsAboutAmiga, @firbodi, @Xenic

If there are so many problems with Scout, why didn't I get a bug report yet?

I prefer to get them via sf.net, so that they don't get lost.


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