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software OS4   software OS4 : Cinnamon Writer v. 0.80 is ready for download
   posted by Desler on 13-Mar-2012 10:03:32 (2918 reads)
It is a pleasure to announce that version 0.80 of Cinnamon Writer is available for download at desler.be or at OS4Depot.net

Get the new version here

Cinnamon Writer is a compact and efficient word processor developed especially with Amiga and Amiga-like systems in mind. CW have all of the basic functionality expected of a modern word processor. This includes changeable layout style, support of anti-aliased truetype fonts, infinite "intelligent" Undo/Redo history, user defined page setup and file compatibility with other word processors as Word and OpenOffice that can use RTF or DocX files.


New in version 0.80:
CW now supports spell checking while you type: I have been able to port a small and very efficient spell checker and integrate it into CW. As a result, you now have the possibility to have your document checked for spelling mistakes while you are working with it. You are able to work with as many different languages within the same document as you wish. When a miss-spelled word is detected it is highlighted and, if possible, suggestions for replacement are given. Please read the supplied manual for usage.
English and German dictionaries are supplied as standard with CW 0.80 and dictionaries of other languages will be made available from the download section of Desler.be in the near future. If you have access to a comprehensive list of words within your language of choice, please send me the list or a link to it at projects@desler.be. I will build a dictionary file and make it available as fast as possible. However, please make sure that the licensing of the file allows distribution.
If you are a software developer who would like to add spell-checking abilities to your program, feel free to contact me for the source codes for CW spell-checker. You are also welcome to use the CW dictionary files for your own projects as long as you abide to the licenses that may follow a dictionary. Please contact me at projects@desler.be.

Better integration with AOS: The focus of CW has so far to implement functionality and not necessarily implement the typical Amiga feel that people would expect from a project like this. As the feature list is now becoming more and more comprehensive I will start integrating the small things that make the program more “amiga” like and ease the daily use. Implemented in this version are a comprehensive collection of short-cut keys and the introduction of a right-click menu. This work will continue in future versions of CW

Known Issues / bugs:
The RTF file format is not being developed further. With the introduction of DOCX support I have decided to out phase RTF support. It is simply too much work to support different file formats and DOCX is the de facto standard within most areas. CW also supports load/save of unformatted text

The first time the spell checker needs to spell check a word in a specific language, it will have to load the corresponding dictionary. As a result there will be a small lag until the file has been loaded. This lag is dependent on the size of the dictionary and the speed of your harddrive / system. This is not a bug. If you find the spell checking to be slowing down CW, you can turn it off. CW is quite usable on my G4 @ 800. But I do not know how it runs on lower specced machines

Printer / PDF functionality of CW 0.80 has not been improved since the prior version. Any inconsistencies therefore still exist. This will be improved in a future version

A lot of work has been put into this version, however bugs may still persist. If you find a bug and it is not described in "Known problems" in the manual, please submit it to me at bugs@desler.be. You can also use the new bugtracker, which you can find here

Visit the homepage for more information here

Donations:
If you like this product and would like to see its development continue, please consider a donation
    

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Re: Cinnamon Writer v. 0.80 is ready for download
Posted on 13-Mar-2012 11:43:33
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Cool!
Is there a chance for another AROS-version?


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In the works. Basically CW on AROS compiles and then hard-crashes upon startup without me being able to see where the crash is. I will try to compile again on the new AROS distribution ASAP. It is a clear goal for me to support AROS (and MorphOS)

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Excellent , this is perfect software! Using it for writing all my txt document !

Thanx for this update! I will write to you about new idea for future ;)


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Poster: Desler Date: 13-Mar-2012 12:04:45

In the works. Basically CW on AROS compiles and then hard-crashes upon startup without me being able to see where the crash is. I will try to compile again on the new AROS distribution ASAP. It is a clear goal for me to support AROS (and MorphOS)


Thanks! If you need a beta tester for AROS, let me know.


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That's good news Desler.

Looking forward to trying it on my Icaros 1.4 machine.


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Would love to see this on AROS too :D

Good work.

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Excellent, thanks for your work Desler! I'll give it a whirl when I get home.

I'm delighted that the interface is becoming more "Amiga-like" as it's something I found a little jarring in previous releases, being a heavy user of right-click menus and shortcuts myself... Keep up the good work!


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Really nice work & progress.

A couple of comments though:
- I cannot type in greek (I suppose the codepages are not fully supported).
- I cannot copy from Cinnamon Writer & Paste to other app running (not the same clipboard?).

Looking forward to seeing an OpenOffice clone or even better


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Congratulations for this excellent work Desler!

Last edited by vision on 13-Mar-2012 at 09:23 PM.

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Desler

Thanks for the release and your hard work. I ll have to try it on my peg2. How good is the formating support of DOCX documents?

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@desler

Thanks for working on this important project! As money speaks louder than words, I've donated 20 EUR.


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@Cass
Clipboard support is certainly something that is high on the priority list, so are the problem with codepages.

@Realize
DocX support covers all functionality of CW. So whenever a new feature is added to CW the corresponding compatibility is added to the DocX import / export

@Trixie
Thank you for the donation. This project relies on two things: Peoples feedback and donations. While feedback gives me an idea of where to take the project and what people would like to have changed, donations allows me to run the homepage, allows me to invest in software to develop CW with and hopefully in the future enough to fund other developers writing code for CW or other projects in the future

@AROS and MorphOS users
Im very honored by your interest in this project. Porting is in progress. There are however some problems: I had problems bug hunting on AROS and I do not have access to a MorphOS machine, so please have patience

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@desler

Do you plan to add Unicode support to CW in the near future ?

Currently I can't type Turkish (ISO-8859-9) letters in CW..


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@Desler

Like the new right click menus, feels more natural to use now.

The new version seems a lot more stable. I tried loading various docx files, however CW crashed on one I tried with lots of tables and text boxes.

Looking forward to improved PDF export, would be nice to produce future versions of 'Get the most out of your Amiga' with CW.


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Installed on my SAM440ep-M9-667Mhz, works nicely.
Thanks!

Very important application for Amigas.
I prefer native Amiga applications over 68k ones or ported apps etc...


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@SinanG
I will look into codepages. Didn't know that this problem existed. Which characters proves to be problematic?

@KimmoK
Im so glad to hear. How is the speed? I know I need to make optimizations for the hypothetical laptop, but it would be nice if the program as it is now is usable on a machine specced like yours :)

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Hi Desler,
I really like the program so far, although on my micro Cinnamom gives the grimreaper, when i use the 'smart' arrow-button selection of font size, otherwise thanks for a nice program

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Quote:
I had problems bug hunting on AROS


If you use "-g" flag for both compiling and linking and then run the app in a debug build of AROS hosted under Linux (or send your app to someone who has this version of AROS) then you can get a detailed backtrace like this after a crash:

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(gdb) bt
#0 Graphics_RectFill (rp=0xb4c00db0, xMin=18, yMin=99, xMax=81, yMax=111, GfxBase=0xb3ca80a0) at rectfill.c:60
#1 0xb425b0d2 in __inline_Graphics_RectFill (__arg1=0xb4c00db0, __arg2=18, __arg3=99, __arg4=81, __arg5=111, __GfxBase=0xb3ca80a0) at /usr/local/arosv0/AROS/bin/linux-i386/AROS/Development/include/inline/graphics.h:544
#2 0xb425b771 in zune_penspec_drawdirect (psi=0xb4bfdec4, rp=0xb4c00db0, mri=0xb43b7d1c, left=18, top=99, right=81, bottom=111) at penspec.c:256
#3 0xb4252c42 in zune_imspec_drawbuffered (spec=0xb4bfdec0, rp=0xb4c00db0, mri=0xb43b7d1c, left=18, top=99, width=64, height=13, xoffset=0, yoffset=65, state=0, dx=0, dy=0, mode=0, abs_l=18, abs_t=99, abs_r=82, abs_b=112)
at imspec.c:796
#4 0xb4252f4f in zune_imspec_draw (spec=0xb4bfdec0, mri=0xb43b7d1c, left=18, top=99, width=64, height=13, xoffset=0, yoffset=65, state=0) at imspec.c:857
#5 0xb427b19b in List__MUIM_Draw (cl=0xb494a850, obj=0xb4a4d120, msg=0xb46fba14) at /usr/local/arosv0/AROS/workbench/libs/muimaster/classes/list.c:1316
#6 0xb427d652 in List_Dispatcher (cl=0xb494a850, obj=0xb4a4d120, msg=0xb46fba14) at /usr/local/arosv0/AROS/workbench/libs/muimaster/classes/list.c:2267
#7 0xb425c20e in metaDispatcher (cl=0xb494a850, obj=0xb4a4d120, msg=0xb46fba14) at support_classes.c:258
#8 0xb42a686a in DoMethod (obj=0xb4a4d120, MethodID=2151837503) at domethod.c:74
#9 0xb42482f8 in MUIMaster_MUI_Redraw (obj=0xb4a4d120, flags=2, MUIMasterBase=0xb4117330) at mui_redraw.c:140
#10 0xb4278554 in __inline_MUIMaster_MUI_Redraw (__arg1=0xb4a4d120, __arg2=2, __MUIMasterBase=0xb4117330) at /usr/local/arosv0/AROS/bin/linux-i386/gen/workbench/libs/muimaster/include/inline/muimaster.h:182
#11 0xb4279d57 in List__OM_SET (cl=0xb494a850, obj=0xb4a4d120, msg=0xb46fbbb0) at /usr/local/arosv0/AROS/workbench/libs/muimaster/classes/list.c:889
#12 0xb427d59c in List_Dispatcher (cl=0xb494a850, obj=0xb4a4d120, msg=0xb46fbbb0) at /usr/local/arosv0/AROS/workbench/libs/muimaster/classes/list.c:2259
#13 0xb425c20e in metaDispatcher (cl=0xb494a850, obj=0xb4a4d120, msg=0xb46fbbb0) at support_classes.c:258
#14 0xb7db8f6e in DoMethodA (obj=0xb4a4d120, message=0xb46fbbb0) at domethod.c:62
#15 0xb7d56a68 in Intuition_SetAttrsA (object=0xb4a4d120, tagList=0xb46fbc14, IntuitionBase=0xb3ceb2c0) at setattrsa.c:83
#16 0xb4278510 in __inline_Intuition_SetAttrsA (__arg1=0xb4a4d120, __arg2=0xb46fbc14, __IntuitionBase=0xb3ceb2c0) at /usr/local/arosv0/AROS/bin/linux-i386/AROS/Development/include/inline/intuition.h:1198
#17 0xb427b982 in List_MakeActive (cl=0xb494a850, obj=0xb4a4d120, relx=46, rely=79) at /usr/local/arosv0/AROS/workbench/libs/muimaster/classes/list.c:1442
#18 0xb427bbdb in List__MUIM_HandleEvent (cl=0xb494a850, obj=0xb4a4d120, msg=0xb46fbd18) at /usr/local/arosv0/AROS/workbench/libs/muimaster/classes/list.c:1504
#19 0xb427d686 in List_Dispatcher (cl=0xb494a850, obj=0xb4a4d120, msg=0xb46fbd18) at /usr/local/arosv0/AROS/workbench/libs/muimaster/classes/list.c:2269
#20 0xb425c20e in metaDispatcher (cl=0xb494a850, obj=0xb4a4d120, msg=0xb46fbd18) at support_classes.c:258
#21 0xb42a661e in CoerceMethod (cl=0xb494a850, obj=0xb4a4d120, MethodID=2151837030) at coercemethod.c:73
#22 0xb4296689 in InvokeEventHandler (ehn=0xb4a4d2d0, event=0xb46fbd80, muikey=4294967295) at /usr/local/arosv0/AROS/workbench/libs/muimaster/classes/window.c:1886
#23 0xb429702b in HandleInputEvent (win=0xb43b7d00, data=0xb43b7d1c, event=0xb46fbd80) at /usr/local/arosv0/AROS/workbench/libs/muimaster/classes/window.c:2264
#24 0xb4297198 in _zune_window_message (imsg=0xb3d1b4f4) at /usr/local/arosv0/AROS/workbench/libs/muimaster/classes/window.c:2315
#25 0xb42608d4 in Application__MUIM_NewInput (cl=0xb4118280, obj=0xb4330d00, msg=0xb46fbf64) at /usr/local/arosv0/AROS/workbench/libs/muimaster/classes/application.c:1431
#26 0xb4262034 in Application_Dispatcher (cl=0xb4118280, obj=0xb4330d00, msg=0xb46fbf64) at /usr/local/arosv0/AROS/workbench/libs/muimaster/classes/application.c:2023
#27 0xb425c20e in metaDispatcher (cl=0xb4118280, obj=0xb4330d00, msg=0xb46fbf64) at support_classes.c:258
#28 0xb4546b1e in DoMethod (obj=0xb4330d00, MethodID=2151824294) at domethod.c:74
#29 0xb453b195 in loop () at zune.c:787
#30 0xb453b339 in main () at zune.c:846
#31 0xb4539901 in __startup_main () at startup.c:126
[...]
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@Realize DocX support covers all functionality of CW. So whenever a new feature is added to CW the corresponding compatibility is added to the DocX import / export


Hey dont really know what that means? Can you elaborate? My question is does the page and text formating get screwed up when importing DOCx files? Is it as good as say Libre Office (ooo.org) Thanks

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@Realize

I think he means that currently it works the other way, a document created in cinamon would open correctly in word or whatever, but a more complex document from word will likely not open right just yet.


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