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Software News   Software News : Bounty to extend Workbook to replace 3.1.
   posted by OlafS25 on 8-Dec-2015 10:11:41 (1967 reads)
Workbook is AROS 68k minimalistic desktop. Today its usability is quite limited. This bounty aims at extending the available functions to become a replacement of Workbench as found in AmigaOS 3.1

Bounty will be completed when these functionalities are available in Workbook:

Support standard .info files
Manually position & snapshot icons and windows
Drag & drop icons to copy/move
Make new directories
Delete files & directories
Rename files & directories
View/edit file information/tooltypes
Leave out/put away
Make Show All Files/Show Only Icons work as per description


This functionality needs to be available in the ROM version of Workbook, that is
booting a disk only containing LoadWB command will allow usage of Workbook with
these functionalities.

Additionally the following functionalities can be added at the discretion of the developer:

Support for ToolMenu
List-view mode (view + manage files as in icon mode)


These functionalities are not required to mark bounty as completed.

Please support this bounty:
http://www.power2people.org/projects/profile/76

it is the chance to get a replacement of 3.1. even for low-spec amigas
    

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OlafS25 
Re: Bounty to extend Workbook to replace 3.1.
Posted on 9-Dec-2015 10:32:25
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to make it clear what the bounty aims to. Existing desktops on Aros are Wanderer (default), Scalos, Magellan and Workbook. Wanderer in its current form is too big, has bugs and needs too much resources. To be usable you needed 68060 right now. Scalos does not work on 68k right now. Magellan is great but some people dislike it (whyever). Workbook is very small (fits in the roms) so hardware requirement would be lower than using Wanderer or Magellan. The idea is to be on 3.9 level so more users might get attracted.

I also work on a slim version of Aros Vision who is based on Magellan, runs with both PAL/NTSC and RTG and is emulating feeling and optics of 3.1.. But it certainly will not fit in rom and be more dedicated to high-equipped amigas and FPGAs. So if you want something for low-spec amigas that is is development please support the bounty.

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Re: Bounty to extend Workbook to replace 3.1.
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AmigaWorld.net may want to edit the news item and make the URL into a proper link. That way, more potential backers are almost guaranteed to visit the bounty site.


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ExiE 
Re: Bounty to extend Workbook to replace 3.1.
Posted on 12-Dec-2015 19:25:56
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Manually position & snapshot icons and windows

Hey, isn't time to move on at least a bit and make snapshot icons and windows automatically for example?

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Re: Bounty to extend Workbook to replace 3.1.
Posted on 12-Dec-2015 23:04:56
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Intrigued by this... basically if I understand this correctly, Workbook is a Workbench replacement on par with 3.9 in terms of features but with the low requirements of Workbench 3.1 (in a nutshell) ?

I tried ClassicWB and did NOT like it, so will watch this project with interest

Quote:
Hey, isn't time to move on at least a bit and make snapshot icons and windows automatically for example?


YES PLEASE!



If I may suggest some other features I would like to see

- Automatic un-archiving of LHA files - you double click on an .LHA and it unarchives automatically without using the unlha x command

- An option of a startup sound after boot-up

- A visible clock on the Workbench menu bar


Kind regards,
Spud.

 
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pavlor 
Re: Bounty to extend Workbook to replace 3.1.
Posted on 12-Dec-2015 23:19:01
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@spudisgood

Quote:
Automatic un-archiving of LHA files - you double click on an .LHA and it unarchives automatically without using the unlha x command


You may try DefIcons (part of NewIcons for 3.0/3.1 or in separate package for 3.5) or some GUI for archivers (eg. I use BurnGUI on my A1200).

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An option of a startup sound after boot-up


Most important WB feature ever. Really.

Quote:
A visible clock on the Workbench menu bar


There are numerous small programs with such function. I use BarClock (this one works on anything since OS2.0 including 4.1FE ).

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Leo 
Re: Bounty to extend Workbook to replace 3.1.
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Quote:

Intrigued by this... basically if I understand this correctly, Workbook is a Workbench replacement on par with 3.9 in terms of features but with the low requirements of Workbench 3.1 (in a nutshell) ?


The bounty says "it is the chance to get a replacement of 3.1. even for low-spec amigas".

So it's supposed to meet 3.1 functionnalities, certainly not 3.9.

Plus "low-spec amigas" means floppy-disk based amigas with 68000/68020 and 1-2Mb memory, so it rules out automatic snapshot,..

At least that's how I understand it.

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Last edited by Leo on 13-Dec-2015 at 09:29 AM.


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Re: Bounty to extend Workbook to replace 3.1.
Posted on 13-Dec-2015 16:22:47
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@Leo

Correct understanding


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