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software OS4   software OS4 : New version 1.7 of AmiCygnix available
   posted by CygnusEd on 11-Jan-2023 10:39:32 (529 reads)
The version 1.7 brings some innovations around the topic "start of external programs" (remote start).
In addition, a Unix shell and an Amiga shell adapted to AmiCygnix are now available.
By the complete revision of the utility library "libaos4util" for AmiCygnix some bugs have been fixed again.
The addition of the coreutils package also removes some dependencies on the OS4 SDK.

Read more for details



New in AmiCygnix-Base:
  • All display drivers for the Workbench now have a menu for starting a Unix or an Amiga shell. The environment of these shells is specially adapted to AmiCygnix. A further menu item can be used to open a preference editor for changing the access rights to the X server.
  • Until AmiCygnix 1.6 there were some dependencies to the OS4-SDK. The commands of the coreutils package needed by some shell scripts were not included in AmiCygnix. Especially the ROX-Filer was affected by this. These commands are now included and can also be used in the shells.
  • Due to an error in Newlib the arguments of some shell commands were not read correctly. Especially the backslash "\" was affected. This has now been fixed.
  • The shell commands of AmiCygnix compiled with Newlib did not have wildcard support (resolution of "*" in filenames). The versions of the OS4-SDK compiled with Clib2 did. This has now been implemented so that no Unix shell is required anymore for the affected shell commands.
  • Contains now a special version of the ABC shell adapted to AmiCygnix called "acxsh" for better compatibility with AmiCygnix.
  • In the new directory "Prefs" is a preference editor to edit the access rights to the X server. Important for the call of remote applications.
  • A script named "Start_XServer_Only.bat" allows to start an X server without starting an application. Is mainly intended for starting external programs.
  • Update of the SSL/TLS layer "GnuTLS" to version 3.7.3. Fixes some problems with certificates.
  • The integrated root certificates for GnuTLS and OpenSSL have been updated.
  • Now includes the new GTK default theme "Adwaita", which is now also the default theme for GTK+ 2 and GTK+ 3 programs.
  • Support for GTK+ 3 programs was buggy. Bug has been fixed.
  • Revised version of the preference editors "myX11Setup" and "myX11SetupLight".
  • When using the window manager "dwm" (Dynamic Window Manager) introduced with AmiCygnix 1.5, key combinations with ALT could not be used. For key commands of "dwm" the left Amiga key is now used.
  • The library "libaos4util" used in all AmiCygnix programs has been completely revised and all programs have been re-linked to it.
  • The support of the old "threads.library" has been removed. This is no longer needed by any of the current programs.
  • The printer tool "lpr" could crash. Has been fixed.
  • The data for the time zones has been updated.
  • With installed AmigaOS4 SDK the commands of the SDK are preferred now with the environment variable "PATH" of the ABC Shell. Basically general environment variables are set at the start of AmiCygnix only if they are not present in ENVARC:.
  • Many more bugfixes...


  • New in AmiCygnix-Tools:
  • All binaries are now linked with the revised version of the utilitiy library "libaos4util".
  • The browser "NetSurf" and the included "curl" command are now linked with the latest version 3.7.3 of the SSL/TLS layer GnuTLS. This fixes problems with certificates and SSL connections.


  • Download links:

    http://os4depot.net/index.php?function=showfile&file=network/misc/amicygnix-base.lha
    http://os4depot.net/index.php?function=showfile&file=network/misc/amicygnix-tools.lha

    or on Aminet

    http://aminet.net/comm/misc/amicygnix-base.lha
    http://aminet.net/comm/misc/amicygnix-tools.lha

    Snapshots:

    The base package






    The new Unix shell






    The new prefs editor for X server access

        

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    pavlor 
    Re: New version 1.7 of AmiCygnix available
    Posted on 15-Jan-2023 18:32:53
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    @CygnusEd

    Returning to our discussion (which disappeared, AW bugs?). I tried AbiWord under AmiCygnix 1.7 (both desktop and standalone with OpenBox). for a hour and half, but was not able to reproduce my issue. Either it was fixed, or I'm lucky today.

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    CygnusEd 
    Re: New version 1.7 of AmiCygnix available
    Posted on 17-Jan-2023 20:45:37
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    @ pavlor

    the post disappeared because of a misunderstanding. The news text was not correct and it was deleted completely.

    Good to hear that it works for you now! Then the new update seems to fix your problem


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    Templario 
    Re: New version 1.7 of AmiCygnix available
    Posted on 19-Jan-2023 9:54:02
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    I like your enviroment when I used AmigaOS4, will be possible a MorphOS version?
    Thank you.

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    CygnusEd 
    Re: New version 1.7 of AmiCygnix available
    Posted on 19-Jan-2023 10:03:22
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    @ Templario

    Basically it is possible, but I will not have the time for this. It's even not enough to keep the OS4 version up to date.
    But if someone want's to port it, I can give him some support. The sources are all public.


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    Templario 
    Re: New version 1.7 of AmiCygnix available
    Posted on 19-Jan-2023 11:06:09
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    Thank you for your answer, now waiting a brave programmer for the port.

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