Icaros Desktop 2.2 released!

Date 4-Jun-2017 17:29:27
Topic: software AROS

After so many months of development, Icaros Desktop 2.2 is now available for download. The new release expands the ability to run the distribution in hosted mode (introduced with last Xmas Preview), allowing Linux and Windows users to run their applications - with no limitations - from the AROS shell and graphic interface. The new "HostBridge" technology can also open files and even set Linux/Windows programs as default tools for AROS projects. But that's not the only news about Icaros 2.2. The most popular AROS distribution for PC has now a brand new look, with new decoration theme, new desktop and new Magellan toolbars; it also includes new programs (like Slarti and ZunePaint), and brings all included software to the latest release.


- Updated AROS system files to feb 20th nightly build, plus some further updates here and there
+ introduced more than 16 Months of changes from AROS developers
- Added Windows hosted environment option
+ installation script for Windows 2000/XP/7/8.x/10
+ Documents directory automatically mounted on AROS
- Added HostBridge for Icaros in hosted mode
+ users can access Windows and Linux programs
+ use Windows or Linux apps to open AROS files from GUI and AROS shell
+ transparent path conversion from AROS to native format
+ use Windows or Linux apps as default tools
+ add whatever Linux or Windows application you like
+ you may use Icaros Desktop as GUI to drive your host OS
- Updated Windows hosted installation script
+ easy access to Windows volumes and Linux filesystem
+ added warning about current status of Windows port
- New desktop theme with modern "flat-white" decoration
- Updated user interface using Magellan
+ no more confusing toolbar on the top right corner
+ new lister toolbar with labels for common file operations
- Added MuiMapparium and updated Mapparium
- Added ZunePaint, a handy brilliant AROS image editor
- Added minipicolisp to development languages
- Updated ZuneView to latest version
- Updated ZuneFig to latest version
- Added icoutils, wput, gsar and other utilities in C
- Updated MUIRoyale to version 1.6
- Updated Zune MCC classes to latest release
- Updated HFinder to latest release
- Updated SnapIT to latest release
- Added ogg encoder-decoder to utilities
+ integrated HFinder in Magellan to search for files
- Fixed: Zune prefs now shows class icons on the left
- Fixed: OWB now displays images correctly
- Fixed: AROS 68K in coherency mode now works again
- Added Linux hosted environment option
+ ubuntu/mint-based distros compatible installation script
+ network and audio setup automatically performed on the AROS side
+ user Home directory automatically mounted on AROS
+ implementing Icaros-daemon for Linux (still work in progress)
- Updated SFSundelete to a newer version
- Updated SYSmon to a newer version
- Updated dgen and MAME to latest releases
- Added protracker to multimedia tools
- Added complete AISS package to distribution
+ Installation performed only under user request, within Icaros installation
- Changed directory structure in Extras
- Moved FryingPan and Cinnamon Writer back to Extras
+ this makes them available on Icaros Live! edition only
- Moved Protrekkr and LunaPaint to Utilities
+ this makes them available on Icaros Light edition too!
- Cleaned some parts of S:icaros-sequence startup script
- Updated user manual to version 2.2
- Fixed some little bugs in Icaros installation procedure

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