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Software News   Software News : Jack 2.4 Now Available
   posted by djrikki on 10-Nov-2011 0:19:21 (2180 reads)
Jack 2.4 is now available

Download/Installation instructions:

* Existing Users - Simply start your current version of Jack as normal and when prompted click the confirmation button to proceed with the download**. Open the Installation Drawer and click on the Install Jack icon - after that simply select the location where you already have Jack installed and the installation is complete.

** Once Jack has left OS4Depot's Upload queue.

* New Users - Visit OS4Depot and type Jack in the search box. Installation is simple, just press the Install Jack icon and select a location where you would like Jack to be installed. Jack will now appear on your Dockbar.


Users can enjoy Jack on their Workbench all the time if they wish, simply press F6 inside Jack's Commodity Window and select WBStartup - alternatively open up your system disk and select the Prefs drawer. Next click the Add button, find and double-click Jack and then save.

So what's new in Jack 2.4? A couple of new additions, noticibly the Calendar window which can be themed and also native textfields throughout the application - amongst the bugfixes - users running on a resolution of 1024x768 now have access to the App-Store. Here is the official changelog:


* Server: The log-in problem associated with the App-Store has been corrected. Existing users will have to sign-up
again as old accounts have been removed as it is understood that the bug has been present for some time.

* Native textfields added through Jack's many interfaces.

* App-Store: Removed Storage overview feature, it proved much too slow.

* Global: Third-party application detection routine has been updated again, APPDIR: is checked first and if
still not found - for a select number of applications another common/usual location is checked. Configuration
window has been updated to reflect these changes.

* Global: Excluding the http:// handler in the File Manager, all other Url requests now have OpenURL Support if available.

* Calculator: Updated to open below the Commodity Window at the correct position. However, does not auto-snap
when Calendar Window is opened/closed.

* Currency Converter: The Currencies button will now open the associated text file.

* Commodity Window: SideBar and Calendar window can be hidden. Changes are saved automatically.

* AppStore: Now supports users running on a 1024x768 resolution as originally intended.

* Capture Screen: Now passes through the File Manager to reach the Image Editor.
Removes all associated 'CloseWindow' crashes.

* Consolidated Window, Drag and Drop, DropFile and Keyboard event-handling into a new
p_InstallEventHandler() function.

* Further modulisation of core components within the source code.

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Re: Jack 2.4 Now Available
Posted on 10-Nov-2011 6:30:06
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Great work. I really like the calendar and the inline string fields.

Keep it up!
Bill "tekmage" Borsari

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Re: Jack 2.4 Now Available
Posted on 10-Nov-2011 7:14:05
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Good work brorsan

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Re: Jack 2.4 Now Available
Posted on 10-Nov-2011 7:15:28
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Ok, tested, launched : weather updates and Jack freezes using 100% CPU and no way to stop it. Reboot, retested, and same behaviour.

Too bad, Jack has never ever worked for me.

You should find some beta testers before releasing new versions I think (or at least some with AmigaOne).

Thanks for your work nonetheless.

PowerMac G5 2,7Ghz - 2GB - Radeon 9650 - MorphOS 3.14
AmigaONE X1000, 2GB, Sapphire Radeon HD 7700
FPGA Replay + DB 68060 at 85Mhz

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Re: Jack 2.4 Now Available
Posted on 10-Nov-2011 12:15:51
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I would love to get your issue sorted, I'll have to send you a debug version at some point so I can see how far through the code you are getting before the crash.

Jack has been added to the OS4Depot Bug Tracker: (Thanks Origin!).

If you can add your bug on there please for me.

Eleborate as much as you can.. do you see a window open at all or are you seeing nothing? When the window appears - does it get stuck on 'Refreshing weather forecast?' etc...


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Re: Jack 2.4 Now Available
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good to see youre making good progress for every update!.

See my blog and collection website! .

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Re: Jack 2.4 Now Available
Posted on 11-Nov-2011 22:16:03
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Fastest updating software DJ Rikki`s Jack

Future Acube and MOS supporter, fi di good, nothing fi di unprofessionals. Learn it harder way!

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