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Software News : Jack 4.0 (MUI) Released
Posted by djrikki on 2013/5/17 10:37:28 (11313 reads) News by the same author
Software News

At long last the wait is over, I am pleased to announce the release of Jack 4.0.

Jack is a multi-purpose commodity for AmigaOS, AROS and MorphOS.

The AmigaOS version can be downloaded from http://www.os4depot.net, versions for AROS and MorphOS will appear in the next few days.

If your eager to download straightaway please remember to check the 'Uplload' queue on OS4Depot first.

Jack 4.0 has been completely written from the ground-up, bye-bye to the custom interface, Jack now fully embraces MUI.

Main Features:

* Comprehensive AmigaOS App-Store piggy-backing onto the already brilliant
OS4Depot.net. Includes integrated Arexx Support for developers

* Donate easily to your favourite AmigaOS third-party developers

* Quick access to AmigaOS Preferences

* Screen snapshoter

* AmigaOS Knowledge Base

* Image Editor, includes Batch-image processing

* Speedy access to all your connected devices

* Support for Push4Dock - quick access to your Documents, Images,
Music and more...

* Quick Access to WordNet - Thesaurus

* Basic file-management, Make New Drawer, Delete, Rename and Add Comment

* Open your files in Helper Applications

* Integrated Weather Forecast for any location in the world

* In-built file-search

* Currency-Converter

* Quick Filer access, opens two instances in one simple click

* Access Popular Amiga websites quickly and easily from the Dashboard

Be sure to read the known bugs and limitations mentioned in the documentation.

Jack 4.0 fully takes advantage of MUI Royale 1.0, however a few limtiations have been identified in the documentation and Andreas of Hollywood fame is working hard to resolve them. When this is complete I can in turn update Jack itself.

I hope you enjoy the new release of Jack.

http://www.facebook.com/jackforamigaos
http://jackforamigaos.wordpress.com

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djrikki
Published: 2013/5/17 12:33  Updated: 2013/5/17 15:00
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 Re: Jack 4.0 (MUI) Released
Jack has been re-uploaded again because the .ZIP was broken.

Please use the LHA Archive instead, sorry for any inconvenience caused.
kas1e
Published: 2013/5/17 15:40  Updated: 2013/5/17 15:40
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 Re: Jack 4.0 (MUI) Released
I give a try for combain because of mui, and download jack1.lha from query:

bug #1:

unpack, dbl-click on install icon. It do something without progress bar (can be handy to have it, and see what files copys and how much left) and then says:
"cannot open "plug-insAmigaOS/avcodec.hwp" for input - copy: object not found.

What mean, you miss "/" between "plug-ins" and "amigaos" dirs in installer script , in line 159.

Because of that on running it will fail with words: "This program requeres avcodec.hwp".

bug #2:

then it ask me for "every time on boot", i press no.
then it ask me for "jack in your dock", i press no.

then i go to work:jack where i install it, dbl-click on icon and it bring me a window with Language choice. I choice "english".
After that, it do something for about 30-40 seconds i assume (pretty slow in others words, but ok for tests), and then just that:

"Cannot read fie applaunchicon !
File: calendar.hws (current line: 350 0 in function LoadBrish).
RIBDEVIL
Published: 2013/5/19 20:58  Updated: 2013/5/19 20:58
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Joined: 01/22/2010
From: VIGO SPAIN
Comments: 386
 Re: Jack 4.0 (MUI) Released
The same error here.
Sam 440Flex with 4.1u6
djrikki
Published: 2013/5/20 11:43  Updated: 2013/5/20 11:43
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From: Grimsby, UK
Comments: 950
 Re: Jack 4.0 (MUI) Released
I have this evening to work on these bug reports/problems. I will also look at replacing the DOS scripts with a standard 'Installer'.

If anyone wants to post a link where I can find out all I ever need to know about 'Installer' please do so now.
djrikki
Published: 2013/5/20 23:23  Updated: 2013/5/20 23:23
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From: Grimsby, UK
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 Re: Jack 4.0 (MUI) Released
LISP has to be the most anal language ever.
djrikki
Published: 2013/5/21 21:25  Updated: 2013/5/21 21:25
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From: Grimsby, UK
Comments: 950
 Re: Jack 4.0 (MUI) Released
Update 4.0.1 on OS4Depot, check the uploads queue first.

Fixes a number of issues. I'd like to re-code the installation at some point into 'Installer', but having some troubles understanding LISP.... its a bit anal with all them brackets!
kas1e
Published: 2013/5/22 8:18  Updated: 2013/5/22 8:20
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 Re: Jack 4.0 (MUI) Released
@djrikky
Imho better to use that python based installer (system:utilities/installation utility if i remember right)
djrikki
Published: 2013/5/22 9:44  Updated: 2013/5/22 9:44
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 Re: Jack 4.0 (MUI) Released
Problem is lack of documentation.
kas1e
Published: 2013/5/22 10:06  Updated: 2013/5/22 10:08
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From: Russia
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 Re: Jack 4.0 (MUI) Released
As far as i know, there few devs who use it already without documentation (Huno if i remember one of them). I assume they just grab those os/tw installation scripts, and use them as base from which build their own
328gts
Published: 2013/5/23 2:19  Updated: 2013/5/23 2:19
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 Re: Jack 4.0 (MUI) Released
I'm getting HollywoodPlayer popup with:

'Cannot read file applaunchicon!
File: calendar.hws(current line: 350-In function"LoadBrush)
Minuous
Published: 2013/5/24 4:27  Updated: 2013/5/24 4:27
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 Re: Jack 4.0 (MUI) Released
There is no lack of Installer documentation. The documentation is available on the ADCD2.1. Or there is a less current version on Aminet:

http://aminet.net/util/misc/Installer-43_3.lha
kas1e
Published: 2013/5/24 14:02  Updated: 2013/5/24 14:03
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 Re: Jack 4.0 (MUI) Released
Quote:

There is no lack of Installer documentation


We talk about python based installer on os4 only, which looks fancy and good in compare with old one
Minuous
Published: 2013/5/25 9:34  Updated: 2013/5/25 9:35
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 Re: Jack 4.0 (MUI) Released
Well, at least until if/when the Python-based Installer docs are released (and I have given up holding my breath for the OS4 SDK being updated in a timely manner), it would be better to use the LISP-based Installer, in preference to the DOS scripts which in this case don't work properly (it wouldn't install due to pathname handling problems like kas1e mentioned earlier).
BTW is there any info available about what features this Python-based Installer offers that the other one doesn't?
kas1e
Published: 2013/5/28 5:29  Updated: 2013/5/28 5:51
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 Re: Jack 4.0 (MUI) Released
@Minuous
Quote:

BTW is there any info available about what features this Python-based Installer offers that the other one doesn't?


Dunno, i only can see that it looks better visually. Btw, few days ago we create on wiki base page where info about python based installer will be placed. Nothing done yet, but at least it noted and will be done soon for sure.
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