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Software News   Software News : DirectoryOpus 4.18.12 OS4
   posted by zerohero on 17-Oct-2008 16:26:59 (8081 reads)
*** Released 4.18.12 fixing one nasty crash bug that crept in there at the end, and the "PrintDir" command.

A quick release of the legendary file manager DirectoryOpus 4 that fixes the crashes that occur when opening external modules on OS 4.1. Launching ConfigOpus and DOpus_Print should now work as usual again.

Other things fixed are all internal, like changed a few function calls to use new 4.x features. Also some of the requesters are now using ReAction instead. A lot more work is needed but since this is quite an important the release is here now. (Read more)


Sources for this release is available here.
Archive available here.

Special thanks to Colin Wenzel (as usual) for helping me out (again).

Regards,
Joachim Birging
    

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Re: DirectoryOpus 4.18.10 OS4
Posted on 18-Oct-2008 19:06:12
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@zerohero

Fantastic!!! Works a treat. I'll carry on trying it out.

Thanks for the very quick response.

Looks like the end of 4.16 for me.


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@Swoop

No idea why it works, as far as I can tell it's in the AREXX part of the code. Good that it does though.


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Re: DirectoryOpus 4.18.10 OS4
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I have uploaded a new fixed version to AmiNet. It fixes one nasty crash bug that could happen if you deleted deep nested dirs. Also fixes the "PrintDir" command. It should appear on AmiNet recent as soon as someone approves it.


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Re: DirectoryOpus 4.18.10 OS4
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@ _Steve_

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@Moxee
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Hmm... I tried DOpus years ago and found it much too involved for me. I've been using DiskMaster 2 all these years. I think DM2 may have reached an end of development. I don't really know. I never hear anything about it any longer.


I am surprised that you found DOpus a more complicated beast to use. From their base installs, DM2 and DOpus4 are very similar, but IMO, DOpus4 is a much more powerful and configurable tool.


That is most likely hitting the nail on the head. I am a meat and potatoes man who likes simple ways. If a less powerful program does what I want I will favor it over others. I really don't need hundreds of choices to do one thing.

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It is nice however to see work still being made on the public sources for DOpus4, so that OS4 users can still benefit from this great application.


Yes, I am glad to see it being worked on also. Darn, I forgot to grab this new version to check it out. I just might be converted, who knows.

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Re: DirectoryOpus 4.18.12 OS4
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Cool.

Thanks Zerohero. Some donation coming through http://www.zerohero.se/


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@Moxee

Too involved?
Who ties your shoelaces for you?


One of my many slaves, shhh. Actually, I gave up shoelaces in the early 1960s when I left the military. Before and after I always wore boots.

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You've got to give it another go, it's a great piece of software.
Can't do without it.


Yes, my friend, I plan on doing so. I've got so many irons in the fire right now that I forgot about getting it.

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It's really old and yet windoze explorer comes nowhere near it for usefulness.

After all this time, I'm quite surprised.

If I used windoze at home, I would definitely try the version of DOpus for that.


Oh you are going to hate this. Beside my AmigaOne, I do have a Gates Crate with DOpus installed. I didn't like the Windoze version either.


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@elwood

Thank you very much!


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Re: DirectoryOpus 4.18.12 OS4
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@ zerohero

Got it and it is looking good so far, nice work!

@ _Steve_ and TiredofLife

Ok, I've installed the new version. I'll be using it to see if I can pinpoint just what it was that I did not like. Maybe it was just that I was too comfortable with DM2 and did not want to learn the ways of a new program. At my age one tends to get set in their ways. My avatar photo is only 10 months old, but I am closer to 70 than I am to 60. Sigh...

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@Moxee

If my memory serves me right (It often doesn't so take this as gospel) there are ready made configs available.
I think they were on Aminet.

They usually linked to the most popular programs, so they might be able to save you a bit of effort.

What version did you have on windoze?
Never seen it myself but am curious.

Considering how popular it is on the miggy and how many miggy owners bought windoze machines, I'm suprised it's relatively unknown.


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@Moxee

I've been using DOpus since about '97 and only use it for a few functions but couldn't be without it.

@zerohero

Just made a small donation.

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@Rob

Just received the notification mail about it. Thank you!


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@ TiredofLife

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What version did you have on windoze?
Never seen it myself but am curious.


I have Directory Opus v8.2.0.2 U Nov 22, 2005

Gee, almost three years. I should say that I have used it. I just do not use Windoze that much.

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@Moxee

Use windoze in work but that's about it since I got AOS4 classic.

Was using windoze at for home for the odd time I needed to use see or modify something produced using MS Office or to watch the odd youtube video.

But OS4 is there is Pointrider for Powerpoint, Mplayer for youtube and the Cynix software for Word and Excel sheets.

Youtube clips can often be a bit much for my classic setup, so I tend to convert clips to mpg using ffmpeg. (Only takes a few mins)

Cygnix is also a tad on the sluggish side.

Trusting my dodgy memory (again), you have an A1 so no worries there for you.


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Thanks Jocke :D

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Thanks Joachim. Your effort is much appreciated.

Regards
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@zerohero

I noticed a few issues with this vesion:

The search function doesn't work anymore in the text viewer. neither the buttons at the bottom nor the 's' or 'n' keys.

The Protect and Comment functions set protection bits and file comments recursively when applied to directories! This created some havoc for me as it destroyed some file comments on files in a diretory. The shell commands protect and comment does not do this.


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Posted on 26-Oct-2008 21:20:23
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@Deniil

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The search function doesn't work anymore in the text viewer. neither the buttons at the bottom nor the 's' or 'n' keys.


"Works on my machine" (tm)... It might be something I've worked on lately though. I'll show up on IRC and send you a copy.

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The Protect and Comment functions set protection bits and file comments recursively when applied to directories!


This is not something I have changed, DOpus has always done this. I have been meaning to change to to behave like DOS, just haven't got around to actually do it yet.


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@zerohero

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This is not something I have changed, DOpus has always done this. I have been meaning to change to to behave like DOS, just haven't got around to actually do it yet.


No, it has probably always been there, but I noticed it and think it is wrong. It should only go recursive with a specific flag or something I think.


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Have a strange bug with Opus.

If I have it minimised and then drag and drop a file from one folder to another on my desktop, the mouse often freezes for a second and the file is no longer held by the mouse pointer.

This is with 4.1 for Sam.


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