Scalos v41.4 Released
Date 18-Oct-2006 7:40:06
Topic: Software News
|Scalos, a desktop replacement for the Amiga has been updated.|
Archives for both AmigaOS 68K and MorphOS.
We are proud to present the very first Scalos V41.3 alpha version for AmigaOS4
New in 41.4:
Improvement: Added optional drop menu to allow comfortable selection between copy, move, or create-link operation
Improvement: Added optional icon images for popup menus
Bugfix: errors on link creation were never reported
Improvement: In German translation, replaced all "link" by "Verknüpfung"
Improvement: Added single-window lasso mode, with scrolling window contents
This mode is invoked by dragging mouse with configurable qualifier key
Bugfix: Text icon selection was drawn incorrectly if "Name column selects text icons" was on and window was scrolled horizontally
Bugfix: Text icon lasso selection used to ignore "Name column selects text icons" flag
Improvement: Added support for backfilled thumbnail icons, with selectable color and transparency
Improvement: lifetime of cached thumbnail icons is now configurable for each drawer. Lifetime may now be set to "forever".
Improvement: Added option to always generate square thumbnail icons.
Improvement: Added ability to scale background images without guigfx.library.
Improvement: Added new parameter options for menu CLI commands. "%w" inserts path name of current window, "%d" inserts device name of argument icons (useful for "eject" tool).
Bugfix: Corrected naming of Scalos main process "Workbench" - should fix all remaining path inheritance problems.
Improvement: Added jpegpicture.pvplugin thumbnail generator for JPEG images. Thumbnails are generated 2 to 3 times faster than with default thumbnail generator
Improvement: Added filetype-specific preview (=thumbnail) generation plugin system. Standard defpicture.pvplugin behaves exactly like previous build-in thumbnail generation
Improvement: Windows are now updated immediately when drag-drop copying icons, moving icons, or creating links
Improvement: Borders around tooltip bubbles are now drawn with antialiasing (GFX card required)
Bugfix: Applying popup menus to all selected icons didn't work with a single icon under the mouse pointer that hasn't been selected before clicking RMB
Improvement: Added new user setting to always apply popup menus to every selected icon, regardless of qualifier
Improvement: Added selectable transparency for tooltip bubbles. Improvement: Clicking into startup splash window causes it to close immediately
Added setting: Switch on/off the displaying of image thumbnails to be shown if they have no icons
Improvement: SQL tables are initialized each time the database is opened, so the thumbnail database can be safely renamed or deleted anytime, and Scalos creates new database next time a drawer is opened
Improvement: Moved image scaling and dithering code to shared library scalosgfx.library
Download it here!