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Software News   Software News : Idle A68K v1.70d available
   posted by x303 on 27-Mar-2009 12:12:03 (2619 reads)
Just recently Michel 'DMX' Bagmeijer made some bugfixes to his Idle a68k program.

A 68k CPU Monitor


Changes:
- Small fixes.
- Should work just a little better with WinUAE.
- Recompiled with vbcc 0.9.

You can find it here.

Also on Aminet.
    

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Templario 
Re: Idle A68K v1.70d available
Posted on 27-Mar-2009 15:23:47
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Good job, I hope that your new version works better in UAE than previous because your great program sometimes was freeze and I left to use, and I like it.

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Re: Idle A68K v1.70d available
Posted on 27-Mar-2009 17:13:41
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AmigaWorld.net officials - do you mind telling why you accept news posts like this one? It fails to explain what the software in question does, it doesn't provide any link to its proper homepage, it doesn't contain any screenshots - it virtually doesn't communicate anything that end-users are likely to want to know.

Quality usually surpasses quantity. I'd very much like you to address this properly. Don't be afraid to reject news posts - it just shows that you are keen to protect the AmigaWorld.net brand and ultimately respect your audience. After all, they do deserve the very best - right?


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Re: Idle A68K v1.70d available
Posted on 27-Mar-2009 19:27:18
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@Tempario

If you mean you can't close the window when it says '100%', your right. As a safety, you can only close the window if it's < 100% busy.

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Re: Idle A68K v1.70d available
Posted on 27-Mar-2009 19:32:03
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@Petah

Quote:
do you mind telling why you accept news posts like this one?

If you have any questions or remarks, put them directly to me.

Quote:
t fails to explain what the software in question does

Well, if you *can* read the program name, you know what it is and what it does !!!

Quote:
it doesn't provide any link to its proper homepage

Maybe, he hasn't got a proper homepage.......
And if you can't even be bothered to click the link, which is from aminet (you see the link if you put your mouse over it), well.............

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Re: Idle A68K v1.70d available
Posted on 27-Mar-2009 20:26:46
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Well, at least you could have posted the three news together....

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Re: Idle A68K v1.70d available
Posted on 27-Mar-2009 23:00:50
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Quote:

Quote:

It fails to explain what the software in question does

Well, if you *can* read the program name, you know what it is and what it does !!!

Huh? So you're saying you have updated a program which does nothing? Or isn't that what idle means - not busy doing anything? I may lack imagination, but I am also at a loss trying to guess what this is about.

That's simply not good enough. The least we should expect from a software announcement is a few words classifying or describing the software in question. And no, a link to an LhA archive - or even a home page - is not enough. I'm not going to bother checking it out if I can't see that it is even vaguely within my areas of interest.

Dear author: Get a clue. We're not all sitting around waiting for news about exactly *your* program, even if you -- understandably -- think it's the center of the world.

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Posted on 28-Mar-2009 11:50:36
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@x303

You could have told us what the program did in the time it took you to argue with Petah.

It would have been more helpful for everyone, espically yourself.


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Posted on 28-Mar-2009 12:18:56
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I have to agree with nbache & Stephen_Robison. While I can MAYBE make a wild guess at what "Idle A68K" does, I am probably wrong. And if x303 cannot take the time to give us basic info, why should he expect users to take the time to investigate his program? The simple truth is that most users have better things to do than look-up every program they see in a news item.

The GP2X news page has often had the same problem - someone posts a news item about the game, but doesn't give any clue as to what it is like, let alone any screenshots. Upshot: User cannot be bothered to download it, extract it, copy to SD card, read ReadMe how to install/run it, put SD card in GP2X, run program, and try to work out what it is like. Why should they, when they haven't a clue whether the game is worth the effort, or is even the type of thing they like? Thankfully most such news items get complaints pretty quick.

Rant over!


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Re: Idle A68K v1.70d available
Posted on 28-Mar-2009 15:38:34
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Hey, even the CPU is less to 10% the program doesn't can closed.

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Posted on 28-Mar-2009 18:51:17
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@ ChrisH

Quote:

I have to agree with nbache & Stephen_Robison. While I can MAYBE make a wild guess at what "Idle A68K" does, I am probably wrong. And if x303 cannot take the time to give us basic info, why should he expect users to take the time to investigate his program? The simple truth is that most users have better things to do than look-up every program they see in a news item.


Let me say first that I did not approve this item. Now let me also add that I agree with the lot of you. I don't have the slightest idea either! If reading the item does not tell me what it does I forget about it.

One should always submit a news item as if he is submitting to newbies who don't have a clue.

From what I understand this is a 68k CPU Monitor. I've edited the item to reflect what I know. Hope this helps.

Last edited by Moxee on 28-Mar-2009 at 07:02 PM.
Last edited by Moxee on 28-Mar-2009 at 06:57 PM.


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Posted on 28-Mar-2009 20:19:14
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I may lack imagination, but I am also at a loss trying to guess what this is about.


Once I was told by someone, when I asked to put a description in the news item and not only 'this new xxx program is out', that 'when you dont know what it is you probably dont need it...'

Stupid ####s !

Just explain with one sentence whta your program does !! Thats not to much to ask IS iT ???

sigh...


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Posted on 29-Mar-2009 14:46:27
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[serious]
Any news item containing only 1 sentence, should probably be rejected out of hand. [/serious]


By reading this thread, I figured out what Idle does:

Description: Idle is a program that converts idle Amiga users into armed users who post messages to news items with tire irons, flamethrowers and large igneous rocks.


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Posted on 29-Mar-2009 15:12:04
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Quote:
Description: Idle is a program that converts idle Amiga users into armed users who post messages to news items with tire irons, flamethrowers and large igneous rocks.


That's good one. I'll put that next time in the description.

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If someone has an issue, he/she can ask it nicely and it will be changed. But don't try to call in the administrators directly or flame me while not even knowing who I am and what I do.
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Re: Idle A68K v1.70d available
Posted on 29-Mar-2009 15:32:44
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@everyone

I have known x303 dmx michel for many years and he is usually "a man of few words". He is like a Clint Eastwood Western. He doesn't talk much, but he gets things done. Writing a lot always seemed to be against his personality.

If you ask him nicely to do something he will do it. For example I asked him nicely for a noixemul version of Shorten so I know he will make one

He already promised elsewhere to write a description next time. So no need to be mad anymore. Everything is fine. Lets all be friends. :GroupHug:


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