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Software News   Software News : Alarm Clock 1.5 released (Huge update)
   posted by amipuzas on 5-Oct-2006 17:45:28 (3202 reads)
Alarm clock ia a nice fullscreen clock, with extra features, and it´s updated again:

- Up to 6 alarms.
- Configure custom MP3 file, for each alarm.
- Posibility of random MP3 play from a selected directory.
- Nuclear Power plant alarm MP3 file included.
- Blanker activation posibility.
- Auto Scale blanker pictures.
- Use TTF antialiased fonts.
- Save or load different alarm configurations.
- Set transparency level between images and alarm clock, to have
a nicer effect.
- Set the time between images in slideshow (Blanker)



You can copy your own photos, images etc to the blanker drawer, and you
will see it, in an slideshow, with transparency effect over the clock,
really a nice effect to customize it.

Thanks go to... sekta crew (Doraemon, Novi, Pipo, Neko, Travol), Nowee,
Gogeta, and other betatesters...

History

v0.5: Internal release
v1.0: First public release
v1.1: Updated, cleaned code, bug fixed, faster.
v1.2: Updated again, added cleaner prefs, left and right mouse
actions supported now, time to slideshow, AROS, MorphOS
and Amiga OS 4 executables.
v1.3: Added WarpOS support, clean code.
v1.4: Added load and save alarm status, transparency level in
blanker mode.
v1.5: Reworked preferences screen, added quit button, added
custom images drawer option to preferences, added posibility
to use alarm clock in window mode, or request a custom screen
mode (Via tooltypes), added autoscale of pictures to 640x480
before display it, added time between images in slideshow mode.

Tested under Morphos and UAE, please report bugfixes if you found.

Contact with amipuzas... xufle at vodafone.es

To download the last version...
http://aminet.net/search.php?name=alarmclock&o_date=newer&date=20060101&q_desc=OR&desc=alarmclock

    

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Re: Alarm Clock 1.5 released (Huge update)
Posted on 5-Oct-2006 20:39:50
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This is a cool little piece of software.

Thank you

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Re: Alarm Clock 1.5 released (Huge update)
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Works okay here running on OS3.9 on Amithlon, but when I click on the "Save" button I get error requester

"Cannot open reqtools.library !
File: despertador (current line: 556 - In function: StringRequest)"

Any ideas, I do have reqtools.library in Libs: ?

PS: Is there any way to run it in a window on Workbench?

Last edited by sicky on 05-Oct-2006 at 08:45 PM.


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Re: Alarm Clock 1.5 released (Huge update)
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maybe can you use another reqtools library?
to use it in window mode use the tooltype : window and disable fullscreen :)

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Re: Alarm Clock 1.5 released (Huge update)
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Still frells up here, and what idiot decided to put the quit button on the 'windiws' side? hmmmm?


Edit:

ok, using screens prefs to force and 800x600 or bigger screen curse the 'only see the top left corner' problem...

Last edited by Severin on 05-Oct-2006 at 09:57 PM.


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Thanks. Very cool clock.


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Re: Alarm Clock 1.5 released (Huge update)
Posted on 6-Oct-2006 12:19:28
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Thanks for the update!
Having the ability to pick the image dir and transparency is great.

Some problems:

It tries to use reqtools.library to save the settings, and that fails.

Reqtools isn't included with OS4, but even if the user installed it, it just can't work on OS4 without a glue file (reqtools.l.main) as the hollywood exe is PPC while the library is 68k.

It's possible to open PPC libs from 68k apps, but not the other way around unless a glue file is provided.

If someone could port the reqtools.library AROS backport from Aminet or at least create a glue file that would help, but ideally hollywood shouldn't use reqtools for OS4 compiles but requester.class from ReAction instead.

I was able to save the prefs by using the 68k version of Alarm Clock, but unlike the previous versions v1.5 runs really badly on OS4 (very slow, 100% cpu load) but at least it's a way to save the prefs.

In any case it saves the default settings when setting an alarm so that's not a show stopper.

Another issue is it's not possible to exit from the settings window without saving, there's no "Cancel" button and Esc doesn't work either.

Finally, the "windowed" tooltype doesn't work as expected, even though it does put the clock in a window, it still opens on its own screen. I presume that isn't the intended behavior.


Some suggestions:
Replace the Load/Save/Quit buttons with a _Load/_Save/(About _?)/_Quit RMB menu as it looked much nicer without the buttons.

Make the filerequesters open in the drawers that are already specified in the settings for mp3 and images.


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Re: Alarm Clock 1.5 released (Huge update)
Posted on 6-Oct-2006 18:22:46
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sorry, the correct tooltype is not windowed is window.
i´m fixing the problem with the save requester, you don´t will use reqtools library in the next version.
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In any case it saves the default settings when setting an alarm so that's not a show stopper.
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alarm clock save the current 6 alarms status, and you can switch between your different configs in anytime.
about the buttons, and rightmousebutton to exit.... i´m working on something now.

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Re: Alarm Clock 1.5 released (Huge update)
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Hi amipuzas

sorry, the correct tooltype is not windowed is window.

I changed it to ASK to see the gfx switching was correct. It works fine at
1024x768x32. I think this proggy would be nice on it's own screen. Pull
down WB screen to show off Amiga OS4!


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Re: Alarm Clock 1.5 released (Huge update)
Posted on 7-Oct-2006 20:13:52
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you cannot create a 640x480x32 screenmode? this program will work fine on this screenmode

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