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software OS4   software OS4 : Fresh port of Odyssey 1.16 for AOS4 !
   posted by kas1e on 25-Dec-2013 13:05:26 (4345 reads)
GRAB IT FROM OS4DEPOT (currently in upload query).
http://os4depot.net/index.php?function=uploads

This is port of 1.16 version (with webkit revision from 1.17), sources of which i got from Fab about year ago and those sources are the last one which I have. For get latest sources and all new ones feel free to donate to Fab's bounty to have it done (that will include also opening of long awaited html5 media player).

Read more----->







You can donate on http://power2people.org/projects/odyssey/

At moment 78% done and just about 22% left which is only ~1700$. There is no time lines for AOS4 port after bounty is done (of course), but it should be quite easy after all hard working with mui4 and previous porting done and noted.

What new in this version in compare with v1.9 you can read in changelogs (a lot). There is direct link: bang

Personally I, for myself, found good ability to setup for any URL special settings: For example you have some mailbox on web, which are heavy, and with all that scripts/images/etc. can cause not so fast scrolling on slow machines. So, you setup for your mail url to spoof it as let's say, IE6, and in case with mail.yandex.ru it auto switch you to "lite" mode : faster experience in end.


What need to say in terms of os4 port:

-- MUI4 minimum So you forced to update, sadly for some of you, but yes. MUI4 worth of update even if you don't like my ports.

Don't forget to donate to Thore at tboeckel @ gmx . de, man who works 3 long years to make MUI4 and a bunch of related classes from scratch to OS4. Its because of him even first port happens. Donations will motivate him to fix remaining bugs, and work on it more. If you don't see Thore in the forums a lot, its not that he is not active, its just because he everyday works on mui4 (and yam, and whatever else), so Do it right now !

-- port now uses new dynamic tabs of mui4 without our buggy custom hacked tabs code, this in turn means:
a). as told MUI4 minimum.
b). Because of new dynamic tabs in mui4, os4 port now have: pressable gadgets, look/size/etc of tabs can be designed via mui4 settings as you wish.
c). In our previous custom hacked tabs code there was bugs, now as pure Fab's code in use as intended, you haven't them (you may not have noticed those previous bugs, but they were there).
d). There is some quirks in terms of dynamic tabs, and Thore deal with them at the moment, and all updates will be available later via Amiupdate, so Odyssey tabs will be better and better with each mui4 update. What this means, is that in 98% of all the problems with titles are known.

-- threaded DNS resolver in curl is here at last, so no blocking of GUI any-more. The problem there was everywhere, but if some of you in interest in details then to start with RoadShow have "shared mode" for library bases (and that is pretty good), and it works for almost all the RoadShow api, but not with those DNS based ones like gethosbybame(), gethostbyaddr(), etc. The DNS related code only works for one client at a time, owing to the use of data structures which only exist once, which in turns messed all the requests/answers. But specification and standards also do not says that those DNS related functions should be thread-safe and/or re-entrant, so for example on unixes they come up with gethostbyname_r() and gethostbyaddr_r() replacements, which make use of that threaded DNS resolver works. So, while Olaf come up with some ideas and already fix crashing issue as well as working on implementations of those re-entrant and thread_safe functions, Joerg help me to make threading curl works on public roadshow as well : the solution is to open for each gethostbyname new instance of bsdsocket library (as the static data for non-thread-safe functions like gethostbyname() is different for each ISocket as long as we don't use SBTC_CAN_SHARE_LIBRARY_BASES), and so it works. Sadly that such a simple stuff take years, but that it. At least from that come-up some new add-ons in RoadShow as well as we have all we need right now.


-- you can type in language of your choice. Just be sure you have set in mui prefs font which have your language inside (for example for Russian it should be dejavu which 100% have it), as well as right settings in the Odyssey prefs.

-- no html5 media-player: that one will be opened once Fab's bounty will be done.

SHORT FAQ:

q: will it again crashes on some sites ?
a: yes. the better webkit revision the more they fix, the more sites works. In compare with 1.9 in 1.16 there huge difs, but still it possible to found sites which will crash you. That mean only new version of webkit will help (=> new versions of odyssey)

q: why it ask for RANDOM: device at starup ? Why you didn't use RAND() instead ?
a: few years ago webkit guys add new function which used to generate encyption during ssl tranfer etc, and while RAND() may work, its not random enough, and so on unixes they use /dev/random, and on mos/os4 RANDOM: is used. Install it from STORAGE to DEVS (lately that can be default in the os4 itself).

q: why acid3 tests do only 99/100, and not 100/100 ? and failed test is "getSVGDocument missing on element."
a: it was regression in webkit revision used to build this version (i.e. on 1.17 version of odyssey on morphos its the same), that will be auto fixes by newer than our version of odyssey and newer webkit's revision (i.e. in 1.18 version on morphos its already was fixed).

q: will my bug reports taken in account at all ?
a: bugs related to os4 port and bugs in mui4: yes (Thore always fix any bugs). All the suggestions/improvements is up to Fab. Reports like "it crashes on site xxxxxxxx" probably will make no big sense, as it will be auto-fixes by newer webkit, but just in case to collect crashlogs and to see how them all looks like, why not. All bug-reports throw on
http://bugs.os4depot.net/?function=viewissues&softwareid=15

q: where i can download all previous versions for os4, if you overwrite one on os4depot by new one ?
a: http://kas1e.mikendezign.com/aos4/odyssey/

In end of all, don't hesitance to donate me for port as well via paypal at kas1e @ yandex . ru. Not that I need your money for port of Fab's work, just it motivate to worry about at all later including all those boring moments on which most of time is spend and which I of course better spend on chiling :) As well as of course do it to Thore because of who mui4 (and odyssey, and muimplayer) even possible, and as says before for Fab's bounty: not only because of opensource his work and to have source of mediaplayer, but because for few years some of us use his browser and his mplayer with gui on os4, and it pretty worth to just say "thanks".

Let's get now some crazy pils ! Oops, I mean Merry Christmas of course :)

    

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kyle 
Re: Fresh port of Odyssey 1.16 for AOS4 !
Posted on 25-Dec-2013 21:15:35
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Great release! Thank You Kas1e and Fab

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Re: Fresh port of Odyssey 1.16 for AOS4 !
Posted on 25-Dec-2013 21:22:48
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@kas1e

a massive thanks to you, thore, and jens for making this possible. you've made me a very happy amigan.



-- eliyahu

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Re: Fresh port of Odyssey 1.16 for AOS4 !
Posted on 25-Dec-2013 21:38:09
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Well done!

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Re: Fresh port of Odyssey 1.16 for AOS4 !
Posted on 26-Dec-2013 0:35:48
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Thank you!

Using it now. A fantastic browser.

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Re: Fresh port of Odyssey 1.16 for AOS4 !
Posted on 26-Dec-2013 0:54:47
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@kas1e

Odyssey is really fast new even with sites such as Facebook and Twitter (previousl y they were just unusable), thanks Roman and merry christmas to you too.

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Re: Fresh port of Odyssey 1.16 for AOS4 !
Posted on 26-Dec-2013 1:58:35
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Thanks for your work.

I was hoping new spoof options would get HTML5 video to work given it supports the codecs according to settings. But it looks not. I use Safari 5.0.6 on my PPC laptop which would be an old version now days and YouTube works on that somehow. A friend gave up his love for PPC Mac and went Intel as his YouTube wouldn't work.

I do have one recommendation. Can you please remove the "OWB" and "OWBLauncher" contraption? This just looks confusing and isn't necessary. The programmer can start it how he likes but the user shouldn't be confused with two icons. It should be possible to drag one icon into AmiDock instead of messing around and modifying it lie one has too. I don't ant to fix my friends machines again. If it isn't really "OWB" anymore perhaps supplying one icon called Odyssey will suffice.


That way it won't be so odd.

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Re: Fresh port of Odyssey 1.16 for AOS4 !
Posted on 26-Dec-2013 3:00:23
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@Hypex

The HTML5 media player source code was not included, so there's no chance HTML5 video/audio would work in this version.

It will be available when i release 1.21+ sources.

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Posted on 26-Dec-2013 3:11:51
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Works really well on my AmigaONE X1000. Well done guys.

TrevorD

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Re: Fresh port of Odyssey 1.16 for AOS4 !
Posted on 26-Dec-2013 4:28:38
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Tested for some time, very fast and stable

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Re: Fresh port of Odyssey 1.16 for AOS4 !
Posted on 26-Dec-2013 5:49:13
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I'm delighted to find that sites without text now have text, sites I could only
view in Timberwolf are now viewable in odyssey. One of these is Earth Wind map. Beware it's addictive.

It opens with an orthagonal [O] projection. Click the word "earth" bottom left
to get a menu where you can select altitudes for instance ( the lower the
pressure the higher the altitude. Click "about" to get an explanation or hold
your mouse over items.

OR
With the mouse drag the globe to a position of interest, click on a point to get
coordinates and zoom.

OR
If you're in luck the new wind animation will write it's info back in the url bar like this:
http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/500hPa/orthographic=-191.35,-47.47,450

This link, including those numbers, might give you a short cut to getting the urls updating.
It is centered on New Zealand - I'm biased! I've deliberately not set it up as an active link
so you can see what I'm talking about below.


You can edit these numbers - change 500 (vorticity) to 250 for jet streams
The numbers after "orthographic" are longitude, latitude, zoom. If you select
250, and alter the orthographic numbers to 0,90,450 you will center the jetstream
image on the north pole with London directly below - where's that storm now? The redder
the colour the faster the wind.
A super-computer updates the display every 3 hours.

Changing the point of view by dragging is faster than TW but I look forward to
the further speedup Kasle says is possible.

Last edited by NoelFuller on 26-Dec-2013 at 05:55 AM.

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Ok. Wow. I have 0.034 second keyboard repeat speed in Input prefs and this browser... maybe I'll start using a wheel.

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Posted on 26-Dec-2013 14:52:30
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Thanks guys, a big well done work, at the end something of very usable and not like something else

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Context Menus donnot work properly? At least german version... select text, right mouseclick, two menu options selectable, but not shown? Anybody else got that problem?
Besides from that, it works really fast and way better, than what we had before.

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Quote:

Hypex wrote:
I use Safari 5.0.6 on my PPC laptop which would be an old version now days and YouTube works on that somehow.


Safari offer HTML5 video playback using the QT, from version Safari 3. On the PPC the best version is 3.2.3. Newer versions of Safari on PPC is a misunderstanding.

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@ Hypex:

Instructions to use mPlayer as external HTML5 viewer and playing all youtube videos:

http://www.amigax1000.blogspot.it/2012/07/how-to-watch-youtube-videos-using-mui.html?m=1

Last edited by Raffaele on 26-Dec-2013 at 07:15 PM.

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Re: Fresh port of Odyssey 1.16 for AOS4 !
Posted on 26-Dec-2013 23:29:13
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@fab

thanks for sharing the source to 1.16 , it is an awesome update and it is really stable on my machine too unlike the crashy muiOWB release(s).
Your efforts and hard work will not go unoticed in the Amiga community for sure!.


@kas1e

well done, you hereby deserve a praise .

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Posted on 26-Dec-2013 23:37:56
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Congratulations guys, thank you very much!

Here is my feedback regarding this version: no more delays/GUI freezes, I can finally write in Ελληνικά!

Some strange behaviour noticed when open many tabs, the screen/window disappears. Specifically a 1360 pixels screen with 16 tabs is enough, over 15 tabs with 1280 pixels horizontal will vanish the browser!

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@Cass

I opened a number of tabs and noticed the browser window grows horizontally, after the number is much larger than I care about. So maybe the window vanishes when it doesn't fit onto the screen?

Last edited by Thematic on 27-Dec-2013 at 01:46 AM.

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@gerograph

Quote:
Context Menus donnot work properly? At least german version... select text, right mouseclick, two menu options selectable, but not shown? Anybody else got that problem? Besides from that, it works really fast and way better, than what we had before.


I'm experiencing the same problem regarding the Context Menus, with the Swedish version. Perhaps a Locale issue? That it's not completely translated yet..?

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The swedish locale doesn't work well at all so I simply deleted it and now it works fine although in english.

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