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Software News : New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
Posted by cygnusEd on 2012/11/14 20:36:32 (1453 reads) News by the same author
Software News

The two base packages "AmiCygnix-Base" and "AmiCygnix-Tools" are now available in the version 1.2. In the main part it is a bugfix release, which fixes some nasty bugs. New program packages will depend on this version.


New in the revised packages:

  • The whole system could freeze when the X server was finished (version 1.1
    and 1.1r2). This should now be fixed. Additionally the clients are stopped
    more clearly.

  • The whole system could freeze, if the existing assigns were listed in a
    file requester. The problem was fixed and the affected binaries were
    revised.

  • The preference editors "myX11Setup" und "myX11SetupLight" were revised and
    a spanish catalog was added.

  • The printing tool "lpr" did not open a status window anymore since version
    1.1 of AmiCygnix. The window is opened again.
    Additionally it is now possible to stop the printing process.

  • The content of USB mass storage devices were not displayed in the file-
    requesters. Fixed now.

  • It was possible, that the system mouse pointer was not removed in a
    X server display, so both mouse pointers were visible. Fixed now.

  • The web browser NetSurf was not able to load local files. Is also fixed
    now.


  • Download links:

    amicygnix-base.lha
    amicygnix-tools.lha


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    Antique
    Published: 2012/11/14 20:39  Updated: 2012/11/14 20:39
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    Nice work. Started up really fast too. Is it possbile to speed up the file loading of images in gimp?
    cygnusEd
    Published: 2012/11/14 23:26  Updated: 2012/11/14 23:26
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    Good to hear that it works

    To Gimp: Of course it is possible to make things better. To increase the speed of the Gimp plug-ins, I have to modify my code for plug-in handling. I have some ideas, but currently this is what we have.

    Did you install the first loader package? These loaders override the internal loader plug-ins, which are much faster than the external plug-ins in this package. If yes, delete the loader plug-ins in "Cygnix:CygnixPPC/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins".
    acefnq
    Published: 2012/11/15 6:59  Updated: 2012/11/15 6:59
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     New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    Ed
    Thanks for you hard work with this. I have done a clean install but I only get a grey screen with an X cursor. No background or programs load (I used Audacious). I have tried various graphics drivers with no luck. SAM 460 with Radeon 4650. Any ideas appreciated.

    ace
    sicky
    Published: 2012/11/15 9:23  Updated: 2012/11/15 9:23
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    From: Essex, UK
    Comments: 418
     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    Have updated my system, this is great news, AmiCygnix gives us so much more software and makes it possible to handle 'common' formats using our beloved Amigas, would be nice to have such things 'native' but this is a good option for us, well done all involved
    VooDoo
    Published: 2012/11/15 10:05  Updated: 2012/11/15 10:05
    Not too shy to talk
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    From: Croatia
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    thanx for update using it almost every day..but now hard times for me new sw is here but cant test it :( i miss my ua1c..ahh
    JTKirk
    Published: 2012/11/15 10:48  Updated: 2012/11/15 10:48
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    Great work, thanks.

    I have one question. When running Pidgin for example in a window, and I click elsewhere on the workbench screen to make AmiCygnix's window inactive, when I change screens in workbench and come back again AmiCygnix's window get active automatically all the time. Hope that you can fix this also.
    cygnusEd
    Published: 2012/11/15 10:52  Updated: 2012/11/15 10:52
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    @acefnq

    Do you have this problem with all the display drivers? Does the system freeze or just only the X11 display?
    And do you only have this problem since the update to 1.2?

    I have no idea, what's going wrong here. You could try to deactivate the systems user-startup (except the AmiCygnix part of course) and try it again.

    Maybe this helps me to understand the problem:

    * Open a shell and CD to "Cygnix:"
    * type "set ECHO on" + return
    * call "Start_AmiCygnix.bat"

    and post the output here.
    cygnusEd
    Published: 2012/11/15 11:02  Updated: 2012/11/15 11:02
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    @sicky

    Thanks! It was really hard work to find and fix the bugs. Special thanks goes to Tommysammy, who helped a lot while bug hunting!

    @VooDoo

    Sounds bad. Maybe you should switch to a SAM. I know it's a lot of money, but the AOne boards seems not to be very stable. My AOne XE died some years ago already.
    cygnusEd
    Published: 2012/11/15 11:23  Updated: 2012/11/15 11:23
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    @Phantom

    Please try this version of the display driver: xpicasso96wb.library. Copy it to "Cygnix:Libs".
    JTKirk
    Published: 2012/11/15 11:29  Updated: 2012/11/15 11:29
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    Thanks, that works.
    328gts
    Published: 2012/11/15 15:48  Updated: 2012/11/15 15:48
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    Wow! Great news

    An AmiCygnix & Hollywood update now that's the start of a great day in Amiga Land ! Many thanks
    VooDoo
    Published: 2012/11/15 16:31  Updated: 2012/11/15 16:31
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    @cygnusEd

    That is plan! Find and buy Sam board... I'm not complete without OS4 :) its my fix ...
    TSK
    Published: 2012/11/15 21:36  Updated: 2012/11/15 21:36
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    Thanks !
    acefnq
    Published: 2012/11/16 0:44  Updated: 2012/11/16 0:44
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    Ed
    Here is the output


    6.Workbench:> cd Cygnix:
    6.AmiCygnix:AmiCygnix> set ECHO on
    6.AmiCygnix:AmiCygnix> Start_AmiCygnix.bat
    EXECUTE Start_AmiCygnix.bat
    Cygnix:CygnixPPC/X11R6.3/bin/IsXRunning
    If WARN
    Execute Cygnix:S/Start_XGeek.bat
    stack 1000000
    Assign EXISTS Cygnix:
    If WARN
    If NOT EXISTS "ENVARC:Cygnix"
    If NOT EXISTS "LIBS:sysvipc.library"
    If NOT EXISTS "LIBS:threads.library"
    Assign EXISTS "AUDIO:"
    If WARN
    Assign EXISTS "RANDOM:"
    If WARN
    If " " EQ " "
    Set _DPYNUM_ ${Cygnix/DISPLAY}
    Else
    Set _OUTPUT_ "NIL:"
    Set _PIPENAME_ "NIL:"
    If 0 EQ 1
    GetEnv Cygnix/CYGNIX_CONSOLE
    If NOT WARN
    Set _OUTPUT_ "CON:10/125/500/100/Cygnix Console/AUTO/CLOSE"
    If "CON:10/125/500/100/Cygnix Console/AUTO/CLOSE" NOT EQ "NIL:"
    Set _PIPENAME_ "PIPE:amicygnix-log-pipe-${Cygnix/DISPLAY}"
    EndIf
    EndIf
    EndIf
    If "CON:10/125/500/100/Cygnix Console/AUTO/CLOSE" NOT EQ "NIL:"
    Run rx Cygnix:S/Logger.rexx "PIPE:amicygnix-log-pipe-${Cygnix/DISPLAY}" "CON:10/125/500/100/Cygnix Console/AUTO/CLOSE"
    EndIf
    Cygnix:CygnixPPC/X11R6.3/bin/IsXRunning
    If WARN
    GetEnv PATH
    GetEnv Cygnix/CYGNIX_SCREEN_MODE
    If WARN
    Echo "Launching X server (Mode = cybergraphx@1024x768x16, Display = ${Cygnix/DISPLAY}) ..."
    Run Cygnix:CygnixPPC/X11R6.3/bin/XGeekPPC :${Cygnix/DISPLAY} -su -pri 0 -screen cybergraphx@1024x768x16 >"PIPE:amicygnix-log-pipe-${Cygnix/DISPLAY}" *>"PIPE:amicygnix-log-pipe-${Cygnix/DISPLAY}" <NIL:
    EndIf
    Cygnix:CygnixPPC/X11R6.3/bin/XGeekPPC :${Cygnix/DISPLAY} -su -pri 0 -screen cybergraphx@1024x768x16
    Cygnix:CygnixPPC/X11R6.3/bin/WaitForX
    Cygnix:CygnixPPC/X11R6.3/bin/IsXRunning
    If WARN
    If "${Cygnix/LANG}" EQ "de"
    RequestChoice "AmiCygnix Error" "Can't launch X server, sorry." "O.K."
    Endif
    Echo "stop"
    Quit 20
    cygnusEd
    Published: 2012/11/16 9:35  Updated: 2012/11/16 9:35
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    @acefnq

    There is something wrong while getting the display number. What do you get, if you call

    rx Cygnix:S/GetDisplayNumber.rexx ${Cygnix/DISPLAY}

    ?
    acefnq
    Published: 2012/11/16 10:28  Updated: 2012/11/16 10:28
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    Ed I get the number 0.

    Today I did a complete fresh reinstall of OS4.1 up2 to up5. I have a KVM and I even tried using the onboard graphics but funnily enough I had huge problems getting the system to boot using the onboard SG502 after update5, the system just hung time and time again at the end of kmod loading.

    The previous version of AC worked perfectly fine.

    cheers
    ace
    acefnq
    Published: 2012/11/16 10:36  Updated: 2012/11/16 10:36
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    Ed
    I think I have exactly the same problem as Spectre660 as he outlined on AW.net. I think he is using the new RadeonHD driver (.54) as I am (but I only updated that today).

    ace
    acefnq
    Published: 2012/11/16 15:54  Updated: 2012/11/16 15:54
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    Ed
    I have sorted it. There seems to be a bad bug inUpdate 5 in relation to using onboard graphics on SAM460. I have spent the night tracking it down as it also causes clashes when trying to use a PCIe card as well. My miggy would just not boot after a clean install to update 5 and I have given up on trying the onboard graphics, having fiddled everything for hours I now have Amicygnix booting again.

    Cheers
    ace
    cygnusEd
    Published: 2012/11/16 17:09  Updated: 2012/11/16 17:09
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    @acefnq

    it seems that you were very busy - have a cup of tea now

    So there is no problem with the latest RadeonHD driver?
    Antique
    Published: 2012/11/16 17:12  Updated: 2012/11/16 17:12
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    @cygnused

    The tif is the one i think is very slow. I'm editing 60-80mb tifs from a dvd im borrowing. Takes ages to load. After its loaded its ok to edit etc. I think i have installed the extra stuff, but i think that this plugin is not part of the internal loaders???
    cygnusEd
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    @Antique

    There is an internal plug-in for loading and saving TIFFs. So you can delete "tiff-load" and "tiff-save" in "Cygnix:CygnixPPC/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins".
    Antique
    Published: 2012/11/16 20:39  Updated: 2012/11/16 20:39
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    @cygnused

    It seems that i do not have any loaders in that dir. So it seems it is using the interla loaders. I will try and see if there is any difference with the internal and external loaders. If there is an external tif loader that is.
    acefnq
    Published: 2012/11/17 0:09  Updated: 2012/11/17 0:09
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    Ed
    No I don't believe there is a problem with the latest Radeon HD driver. There appears to be a problem with the PCIGraphics.card file in Kickstart as my 460 will not boot with Siliconmotion with any update of this file, so I stopped trying and went back to a clean install using my Radeon 4650, I must say I found some wierd stuff in my old install (lots of protection bits cheanged etc).

    Anyway just wanted to say a big thank you for all your hard work with AC, it is a real quality piece of work and I know you work extremely hard on it and you always support boof heads like me when all doesn't go well.

    ace
    Antique
    Published: 2012/11/17 12:11  Updated: 2012/11/17 12:11
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    @cygnused

    Been testing some here. Seems like the inbuilt tiff is good enough. It uses 4secs to load and show a 94mb tif.But that was from the hd. I think i need to check the settings of my cdrom as its very slow.
    cygnusEd
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    @acefnq

    Thanks for the information. Always good to know, that it is not the fault of my baby - and thanks for the commendation.

    @Antique

    Four seconds for a 94 MB file sounds good. The only disadvantage of the internal driver is, that you cannot change any settings. This will change in Gimp 2.6
    Antique
    Published: 2012/11/17 14:30  Updated: 2012/11/17 14:30
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    @cygnused

    What kind of settings are we talking about?
    cygnusEd
    Published: 2012/11/17 18:38  Updated: 2012/11/17 18:38
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     Re: New version 1.2 of AmiCygnix released
    If you use the normal Tiff saver plug-in, you can choose a compression method or add a comment. The internal plug-in always uses "no compression". Same with JPEG and PNG plug-ins.

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