[Amiga] BetterWB - rozszerzenie Workbencha 3.1

[2] @ Czwartek, 20 Lutego 2014 22:43CET

BetterWB podobnie jak AIAB czy ClassicWB pozwala rozszerzyć środowisko okienkowego systemu amigi o dodatkowe narzędzia, próżno w nim szukać "wodotrysków", oferuje on jednak sporą ilość dodatkowych narzędzi, które ułatwią korzystanie z tego systemu. Rozszerzenie przyda się każdemu, kto ceni bardziej funkcjonalność od estetyki. 

 

Features:

  • New and Improved datatypes for gif, jpg, bmp, png, pcx, ilbm, tga, tiff, wav and cdxl media
  • Modern backup tool (ABackup) that replaces the ancient one from 3.1
  • New Removable media partition mounter (SCSIMounter)
  • New System snooper (SnoopDOS)
  • Fast and easy to use floppy disk copier application (SuperDuper)
  • Say, the text to speech utility is back again
  • New commodities: GrabIFF, WBGauge, SwazInfo, AssignWedge, SmartWin, IconAppearer, AltTab, ToolAlias and AddMenu, DontShowIborder, ModePro, MultiHelp, yStart, WintoFront, BenchTrash, DosPrefs, PowerSnap and MagicMenu
  • 66 additional workbench printer drivers (take a peek at your SYS:Storage drawer)
  • Three new monitor drivers for improved video support (HD720, HighGFX and SuperPlus)
  • A complete set of manuals that explain all these new features (See inside HELP: )
  • New more flexible handlers (GrabIFFHandler, port-handler and speak-handler)
  • A couple of upgraded, and new system commands (Info, Installer, Reboot, SetPatch, Version, Break, Join, Copy, Sort, Avail, WBRun, Add44k, DMS, zDir, RequestChoice, dd and Showboards)
  • XPKMaster offers a data compression/decompression library available to programs that support it
  • Reworked WBPattern preferences with more options
  • New Finder utility that lets you search for any given pattern
  • ShowConfig has been replaced by the powerful WhichAmiga
  • New text editor with a huge feature set (TextEngine)
  • HDInsTools replaces the aging HDToolBox, supporting more storage media and alternative filesystems out of the box
  • Totalcalc is a replacement calculator that can even be configured as an advanced scientific one
  • MinStack increases the default stack size for programs to 8KB (Can be configured to any size)
  • Enhanced Serial prefs program with more options
  • FastFileSystem 44.5 patches NSD64 devices to support drives bigger than 4GB (upto 8GB)
  • PatchRam fixes a long standing bug in ram-hadler. The Ramdisk now displays correct usage, and not 100% all the time
  • Smaller and faster picture.datatype that speeds up image display operations
  • Bugfixed and faster serial.device
  • A greatly enhanced Shell console with a ton of neat features (ZShell)
  • The famous LHA archiver command is installed in its latest incarnation
  • Queue-Handler has been bugfixed
  • An incredibly faster mathtrans.library with an extra feature is included
  • Jaztools is a commandline tool to handle ZIP and JAZ drives
  • A low resource and flexible filemanager is now present (DirWork)
  • Support for FAT and FAT32 volumes is achieved with fat95
  • The fastest Amiga filesystem, PFS3, and its associated tools are now included
  • Corrected the ancient "Pure" bit omision in the original AmigaOS 3.1 distribution
  • Macintosh floppy format (HFS) and proper mountlist (MAC0) implementation
    • Highly enahnced and optimised cdrom filesystem with many new features such as: Long filename support, Macintosh HFS, multiple session, hybrid (audio+data), and iso 9660 cdrom support
  • Rexxsyslib.library got bugfixed (WaitDosPacket)
  • Mathieeedoubbas.library has now the MathIEEE comparision fixed that was broken in its earlier version
  • IPrefs features now an increased stack to avoid stack overflows when loading worbkench backdrop pictures
  • Mfm.device got a stack increase to avoid problems with some programs
  • New and powerfull workbench system format
  • Compact Disk player with lots of great features (ACDPlay)
  • SetJoyPort is a program that improves the chances of using a CD32 style joypad with all games
  • Midi support for many programs with camd.library and the Midiports preferences
  • New graphic interface that lets you read and write back adf and dms floppy images.
  • There is a new preference program that lets you easily handle the WBStartup and the Commodities drawer.
  • TagLiFE is a simple patch for the utility.library that installs a new set of optimized assembler routines to get faster TagList support.
  • PatchWB solves many workbench bugs
  • The new icon.library is active by default (Now you can see all Amiga icons)
  • The powerfull BootUte replaces NoFastMem
  • Incorporated a system font cache that requires no extra memory (Fontcache)
  • CopyIcon is a tool that allows you to copy and replace any Amiga icons
  • The vintage Ed editor is now replaced by the superb Redit
  • IconSet is a new preferences program to switch icon types

History & changelog:

3.3 – Back again

  • Updated icon.library to version 46.4.332
  • Added showboards command so that we can detect some ACA accelerators (WhichAmiga fails with some of them)
  • Added PowerSnap commodity for enhanced clipboard functionality
  • Redit 1.8 replaces the aging Ed and gives you much more functionality
  • Added a new "IconSet" preferences app that lets you switch between different built-in icon types
  • Plus Many more fixes and minor enhancements

3.2 - End of year rebuild ;)

  • DosPrefs is a commodity that replaces both Clicknot and Unixdirs3 and adds wildcard support
  • A powerful system Trashcan is now included as a commodity
  • MagicMenu has now a preferences program and is configured to use less resources (Thank you SS454 !)
  • Boards.library got updated to its last incarnation
  • A bugfixed requestchoice command fixes 3 bugs that were previously available
  • Tooltype tweaking on some commodities for more comfortable use
  • Workaround for an icon.library bug regarding internal deficons
  • Format GUI now works without problems
  • Plus Many more fixes and minor enhancements

3.1 - Bugs everywhere 10-10-2013

  • Added WinToFront commodity (replaces ClickToFront)
  • Format64 lets you format big hardrives (Thanks to Megacz)
  • Many minor fixes and enhancements

3.0 – Milestone...yeah 06-10-2013

  • Added zDir which is an enhanced Dir command replacement
  • Included a clone of the popular unix dd command (the data duplicator)
  • KeyPressed is a usefull command for handling keypresses in scripts
  • The new icon.library is active by default (Now you can see all Amiga icons)
  • The powerfull BootUte replaces NoFastMem
  • Incorporated a system font cache that requires no extra memory (Fontcache)
  • CopyIcon is a tool that allows you to copy and replace any Amiga icons
  • MultiHelp is a commodity that comfortably allows you to view manuals, docs, and amigaguides
  • yStart is a commodity that automatically generates a Windows like startmenu
  • Reworked the default Iconset
  • Plus Many fixes and minor enhancements

2.9 – No, we are not dead ...yet - 23-08-2013

  • camd.library and Midiports preferences for midi supported programs
  • DMS command writes and reads its floppy images from cli
  • Gzip, the very popular multiplatform compressor is now included
  • LZX is yet another compressor
  • PFS3 All in one (now requires less memory for usage and autodetects large drives)
  • SuperPlus has been updated and no longer shows the infamuos beta warning message
  • TSGUI lets you read and write adf and dms floppy images with an easy to use interface
  • WBStartup preferences enables you to select the commodities you want to run when workbench loads
  • New commodities: DontShowIBorder (removes icon borders), ModePro (screen promotion) and MagicMenu (flying menus)
  • Printfiles tool has been updated with plenty of features and an arexx port
  • TagLiFE is a simple patch for the utility.library to install a
  • new set of optimized assembler routines to get a faster TagList support.
  • Now boot in CLI mode with maximum ram to run memory demanding games and demos by booting without startup sequence and running add44k from CLI
  • Text datatype was rolled back, due to printing bugs
  • Lha can now adequately work under low memory condition (Thanks Dwyloc)
  • Boards.library allows proper identification of Amiga hardware
  • WhichAmiga replaces showconfig, as it has plenty more features
  • PatchWB solves many workbench bugs
  • Many minor tweaks and bugfixes

2.4 - Going forward - 20.10.2011

  • Some minor components got updated
  • Compact disk player with lots of great features (ACDPlay)
  • SetJoyPort is a program that improves the chances of using a CD32 style joypad with all games
  • ClickNot commodity prevents floppy drives from issuing those excessive clicking sounds
  • Break command can now accept multiple targets, find a program by CLI number, command or task name, etc
  • Copy command has increased its functionality quite a lot
  • Sort command uses standard I/O channels as a default, which makes Sort quite useful in I/O pipes. It will sort as much text as fits in your RAM
  • Join command has been heavily enhanced and includes lots of new options
  • Avail command now has a few more options

2.3 - The bugfix update - 25.08.2011

  • Macintosh floppy format (HFS) and proper mountlist (MAC0) implementation
  • Highly enahnced and optimised cdrom filesystem with many new features such as: Long filename support, Macintosh HFS, multiple
  • session, hybrid (audio+data), and iso 9660 cdrom support
  • Rexxsyslib.library got bugfixed (WaitDosPacket)
  • Mathieeedoubbas.library has now the MathIEEE comparision fixed that was broken in its earlier version
  • IPrefs features now an increased stack to avoid stack overflows when loading worbkench backdrop pictures
  • Mfm.device got a stack increase to avoid problems with some programs
  • New and powerfull workbench system format

2.2 - Another small update - 06.06.2011

  • New Exchange commodity replacement with lots of features (CX)
  • ToolAlias, a new commodity
  • Replacement for the C:Version command with a four digit year field one
  • Pure bit omision from Commodore, corrected on the default 3.1 install

2.1 - Minor update - 04.06.2011

  • Many cosmetic changes
  • Installation requires less disks swaps
  • The fastest Amiga filesystem, PFS3, and its associated tools are now included

 

wstecz20/02/2014 22:43
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