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Software News   Software News : Prerelease 3 of Cygnix available
   posted by CygnusEd on 8-Feb-2007 18:25:15 (4606 reads)
The third prerelase of the X-Window environment Cygnix is now available on OS4-depot.

This are the most important changes:

<Read more:>


* Support for GTK 2 and some related libraries. GTK 1 and 2 has now a working localisation.

* New window manager Enlightenment. Supports themes, virtual desktops, is highly configurable
and much more...

* Soundserver Esound from the gnome project for audio support.

* A documentation in amigaguide format.

* Everything is now PPC native. The GeekGadgets drawer was removed.

* The unix shell abc-shell is now included (Thanks to Henning Nielsen Lund!)

* Bugfixes.
    

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Re: Prerelease 3 of Cygnix available
Posted on 8-Feb-2007 19:15:07
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This is great.
I will try it now.

Keep up the good work.


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Re: Prerelease 3 of Cygnix available
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I'll be downloading this when I get home.

I hope that the AMIZILLA team take note. Cygnix would be the perfect vehicle to getting an initial non-native compile of Firefox running.

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Re: Prerelease 3 of Cygnix available
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the better window manager looks a lot better. x11 doesnt feel like a stone age app now. :)

also, is it just my imagination, or can I switch between screens with ramiga + m without leaving a little "m" in my x11 environment now??

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Re: Prerelease 3 of Cygnix available
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@jahc

> the better window manager looks a lot better. x11 doesnt feel like a stone
> age app now. :)

Yes - that's really true

> also, is it just my imagination, or can I switch between screens with
> ramiga + m without leaving a little "m" in my x11 environment now??

No, this problem still exists. Have to modify the server for this.

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Re: Prerelease 3 of Cygnix available
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Good work it's looking great now I like the OSX style.
Now for the sad news I get a DSI grim reaper every time I launch one of the apps from the icon bar, if I ignore the app loads and works. This also happens when shuting down using the close button. Another problem is when I move or resize a window the displayed co-ordinates are corrupt.
I installed gimp 1.2.5 and that launches ok with no errors.

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Re: Prerelease 3 of Cygnix available
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This is great but I suffer from the same issues as Arnie. Anyone else?

ace

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Re: Prerelease 3 of Cygnix available
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What is the difference between a CygNix and a CygWin?


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Re: Prerelease 3 of Cygnix available
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Poster: acefnq Date: 8-Feb-2007 23:29:24

This is great but I suffer from the same issues as Arnie. Anyone else?

ace


Same here. Also using the BackScreen gadget. And I still get an error when installing Gimp that shuts it down completely.
Another question that comes up is how do you use the icons at the bottom of the screen? When I try some of them they give me a 'missing command' error. Do you need to install the Add-on from Release2?

Last edited by Valiant on 09-Feb-2007 at 02:57 PM.
Last edited by Valiant on 09-Feb-2007 at 02:56 PM.


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Re: Prerelease 3 of Cygnix available
Posted on 9-Feb-2007 16:12:40
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@ Arnie, acefnq, Valiant

Please can you send me / post a stack trace? I don't have this problem here.


æValiant

> Another question that comes up is how do you use the icons at the bottom of
> the screen? When I try some of them they give me a 'missing command' error.
> Do you need to install the Add-on from Release2?

The icons are configured to use the other packages I have published. This is
only the base package - a kind of OS. The applications have to be installed
separately. You can use all the other packages from prerelease 2.
Some icons have links to recently unpublished programs. If you want to change the paths,
please have alook at the Cygnix.guide section "Enlightenment".

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Re: Prerelease 3 of Cygnix available
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@ChaosLord

> What is the difference between a CygNix and a CygWin?

They have nothing in common, except the fact, that they are unix environments
built on top of an other OS. CygWin is for Windows, Cygnix for AmigaOS 4.

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Re: Prerelease 3 of Cygnix available
Posted on 9-Feb-2007 18:29:16
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I'm using this quite successfully as a terminal for my Linux server, I can run most apps with only the following issues:

a 32 bit screen means I cant open any remote applications
OpenOffice opens, but as soon as I click on a menu it freezes the whole system.

I dont think this is an issue with the debian box because I also have a MacMini running OSX and Apples X Server which can display OpenOffice menus (run from the debian server) and runs on a 32 bit screen.

I will admit to not having tested the 32 bit screen yet under the pre-release 3 version.

Regards

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Re: Prerelease 3 of Cygnix available
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I get the Dsi errors.
I tried it as an upgrade after having problem with a fresh install.
The upgrade works better because it finds previously installed programs like the Gimp.


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Re: Prerelease 3 of Cygnix available
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Hans:
Quote:
I hope that the AMIZILLA team take note. Cygnix would be the perfect vehicle to getting an initial non-native compile of Firefox running.


Not really- we use Linux, as it has full GCC suppport, and is just easier all round. Cygnix may be ok for it though. What we really need is a newer version of GCC- as the older versions choke on complex Templates- probably need at least V4.0. We can compile the NSPR, but some String code needs it in XPCOM.

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Re: Prerelease 3 of Cygnix available
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@all

I cannot remove these DSI bugs without further informations. Please post (or send me by mail - look at the profile) a crashlog.

How to create a crashlog:
When the GrimReaper is displayed, click on "more..." and the on "Write Crash Log". The logfile is written to the ram disk.

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@ CygnusEd

I mailed 3 examples of the dsi errors yestaday did you receive them?

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@All

If your getting DSI's make sure you update your abcshell. It looks like the SH that comes with the last SDK doesn't work with this version of Cygnix.

As soon as I update abc-shell the DSI's went away for me.


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Re: Prerelease 3 of Cygnix available
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@BobW

Just downloaded and installed the latest abc-shell from OS4depot, all programs now launch ok.
Thanks for the great tip

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@ Arnie

Sorry, I did not receive them. Did you use eds at rz-online.de?

@ BobW

Thank you for your information!!

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Thanks, BobW. That took care of the GR's from icon launching and using the back gadget.


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@CygnusEd

Quote:

The icons are configured to use the other packages I have published. This is
only the base package - a kind of OS. The applications have to be installed
separately. You can use all the other packages from prerelease 2.
Some icons have links to recently unpublished programs. If you want to change the paths,
please have alook at the Cygnix.guide section "Enlightenment".


I installed the AddOn package and the icon path is the same as where the Mahjong game is installed, but when I click on the Mahjong icon nothing happens. When I was getting the GR's due to lack of the most recent abc-shell I did get an error message that said it couldn't start the Start_xmahjong.bat, but after installing the news abc-shell I don't even get that message anymore.


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