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Software News : Jack v1.1 Released on OS4Depot
Posted by djrikki on 2011/5/23 21:54:44 (982 reads) News by the same author
Software News

Jack v1.1 is essential a quick fix to the numerous bugs spotted during the Beta release. But at the same time it also includes a number of new features to this version that I wish to share with you all.

(In the upload queue - Jack1.lha)


* Search Window: Preliminary search engine window implemented. Probably won't find it of any use as yet
as you cannot click through any of the found files. Also cannot get ESC to respond to cancelling the search.
Work in progress, stay chooned.

* Image Editor: You can now add Watermarks to any image. Comes pre-loaded with 11 watermarks to choose from.
Additionally you can select your own custom watermark to apply to an image. Feel free to place your own
watermarks in the Resources drawer if you wish, although you can save them anywhere you want.
It is also possible to Watermark many images in one go. NEW FEATURE

Thanks to Daytona675x for creating the default watermarks.

* Image Editor: In single-image mode, images can be cropped. Limited to highlighting out from
the top-left corner only. NEW FEATURE and a little buggy at present, don't rely on it for anything important.

* Image Editor: You can now resize the images using an Aspect Ratio Lock. ENABLED FEATURE

* Lister Window: Drag and Drop support added to change the directory being shown.
Either drag a file or a directory into Jack to update the lister. NEW FEATURE

* Image Processing Window: Sometimes the preview image was scaled incorrectly and overlaid the Finish button
and paging arrows across the bottom. FIXED.

* Lister Window: If there was no scroll bar, the datestamp for any files shown was missing. FIXED.

* Info Window: The height of a scaled image is now at a fixed value rather than maintaining aspect ratio which
was causing images to drop out of the visible window. CHANGE

* Startup: Volume names are now obtained directly from the Unit ID using GetVolumeInfo().
Thanks to Tompelli for his patience and his extensive testing.

* APPDIR vs SYS: Third-party applications are looked for in APPDIR first then SYS:C and/or SYS:Utilties before
launching. Thanks to Tompelli for his patience and his extensive testing.

* Spurcious empty lines or characters at the end of OS4Depot's readme list are now correctly ignored and Jack
can open. Thanks to Tompelli for his patience and his extensive testing.

* Lister Window: Keyboard shortcut for slideshow mode is now accessed by pressing V. CHANGE


* Tompelli just reported a problem with the 'Drives' button down the left-hand side. If you have a gazillion hard drives and partitions like him (!); you might find Jack crashes unexpectedly. This will be addressed in the next version; in the meantime you can always click the volume path and enter it quickly in my hand.

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Published: 2011/5/23 22:28  Updated: 2011/5/23 22:28
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 Re: Jack v1.1 Released on OS4Depot
can you get some one to make a youtube video.
when you released jack. you posted alittle about what it was. but i didnt get the picthure is it a dirupus megallan II replacement or what ?
Published: 2011/5/23 22:48  Updated: 2011/5/23 22:53
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 Re: Jack v1.1 Released on OS4Depot

Some previous screenies:


EDIT: Here a new one I just taken - Add Watermark: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/854/jack11.jpg/

As for a video.. I wonder if gtmooya will make one for me... I'll ask.

Its not a file manager replacement, it can be used as a file requester replacement in scripting as an alternative to c:RequestFile or integrated into any AmigaOS application by using Jack's extensive command line arguments.

It has things like an AppStore, a Preferences Manager/Centre, Screen Capture, you can also view an entire volume in slideshow mode. The in-built Image editor is also pretty neat - one of my favourite must-haves. It also combines common file handling tools like Delete, Rename, Make New Drawer etc... Jack can also do batch image processing. Why not give a quick download and have a look see for yourself. :)
Published: 2011/5/24 11:48  Updated: 2011/5/24 11:48
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Comments: 950
 Re: Jack v1.1 Released on OS4Depot
Quick update, Jack v1.11 now available in Upload queue. I came to start Jack today and it failed due to a typo error launching Wget. If you experience this please download this newer version.
Published: 2011/5/24 20:53  Updated: 2011/5/24 20:53
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Joined: 12/01/2006
From: Copenhagen, Denmark
Comments: 1099
 Re: Jack v1.1 Released on OS4Depot
So what happened to 1.2 through 1.10? Internal releases only?

Best regards,

Published: 2011/5/24 21:27  Updated: 2011/5/24 21:27
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From: Grimsby, UK
Comments: 950
 Re: Jack v1.1 Released on OS4Depot
I don't do double dotted version numbers.

1.11 is the same as 1.1.1 to me.

Perhaps thats just me.

Next version will be 1.2, if there are minor bugs between 1.2 and 1.3 they will be labelled as 1.21 etc.
Published: 2011/5/25 0:21  Updated: 2011/5/25 0:21
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From: Grimsby, UK
Comments: 950
 Re: Jack v1.1 Released on OS4Depot
Today's work on Jack:


The new Search Window.
Published: 2011/5/25 7:08  Updated: 2011/5/25 7:08
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From: Sweden
Comments: 3145
 Re: Jack v1.1 Released on OS4Depot

Then you are not using the legal Amiga version format. And the amiga version tools will not be able to handle your application.

http://openamiga.org/index.php?functi ... e&pageid=16#versionformat
Published: 2011/5/25 18:36  Updated: 2011/5/25 18:36
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Comments: 950
 Re: Jack v1.1 Released on OS4Depot
I wasn't aware of the Version format guidelines and will bare them in mind in future. Alas the next version will still be 1.2.
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