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Software News : Preferences 1.51 released (AOS4)
Posted by Marko on 2016/9/5 5:32:08 (1055 reads) News by the same author
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Preferences is program that shows a window with grouped icons for launching the prefs-programs found in "SYS:Prefs/", among others. You may see the snapshot(s) for examples of how it looks. Supports Tooltypes and a number of languages.


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FEATURES

- Groups the AOS4.1 default Prefs-programs into six main categories.
- Uses the same images as the current icons set.
- Supports localization.
- Supports Console prefs in AOS 4.1 FE.
- Supports MUI prefs.
- Supports Granite, AOS4 firewall.
- Possible to open the "Presets" WB drawer.
- Possible to open the "Prefs" WB drawer.
- Possible to open the "ENVARC:" WB drawer.
- Optional group for 3rd-party-program preferences.
- Amiga HELP key (Scroll-Lock) brings up the About window.
- Tooltypes.


CHANGES

1.51: (2016 Sep)
- Fixed issue, error when started from WB, with a workaround RunPreferences file for starting Preferences from WB if it doesn't start directly. (Hope- fully this issue will get fixed in future.)
- The Tooltype 3rd-partyGroup now set to NO as default. You need to set this to YES and give filepaths to the corresponding Tooltypes 3rd-partyPrefs1_path etc to use the third-party group.
- Updated Norwegian translation, by Ben Cato Malkenes.
- Fixed missing field in the Italian translation. Spotted by Samir Hawamdeh, thanks.
- Added that the About-window closes with the shortcut 'O', spotted by Samir Hawamdeh.
- Fixed that the version cookie can be read correctly with VERSION.
- Added error message when a 3rd-party path is not found.
- Added the Info_dt datatype into the archive, the drawers Classes and Devs.
- Added the drawer an icon and snapshotted all icons.
- Added missing tooltypes to readme.

1.50: (2016 Sep)
- Implemented optional group for 3rd-party-program preferences, see this tool's Tooltypes.
- Updated program icon image (old icon available as alt icon 2).
- Implemented Tooltypes for the line's top and bottom color, you can set these with LineColorTop and LineColorBottom.
- Made the menu fully localized as the rest of the program.
- Added Italian translation, by Samir Hawamdeh.
- Updated Dutch translation, by Johan Banis.
- Updated Finnish translation, by Janne Peräaho.
- Updated French translation, by Guillaume Boesel.
- Updated German translation, by Thomas Blatt.
- Updated Greek translation, by Anthony Iliakis.
- Updated Spanish translation, by Enrique Mecklenburg.
- Updated Swedish translation, by me Marko.
- Typo corrected in the Swedish translation, "bigragit" -> "bidragit", thanks Niclas "Nicsoft" Eriksson.
- Fixed that the About-window's OK button is also pressed visually when pressed, thanks zzd10h.
- Added that the About-window closes with the Enter key, suggested by Samir.
- Changed the CustomTitle Tooltype somewhat.
- Made the main window a little wider.
- Fixed weird typos in the (this) readme.

1.40: (2016 Jul)
- Fixed issue, mixed up language files.
- Greek charset implemented and Greek translation by Anthony Iliakis added.
- Russian charset implemented and Russian translation by Olga Wara (additional Ben Cato Malkenes) added.
- Norwegian translation by Ben Cato Malkenes added.


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cha05e90
Published: 2016/9/6 8:39  Updated: 2016/9/6 8:39
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 icon.datatype
I really like your Preferences, but I must admit that I won't use it until it doesn't depend on the icon.datatype. Since the beginning an active icon.datatype had and has side effects, so I stopped using it since AmigaOS 3.5. It would be very nice if you would redesign Preferences to use icons directly via icon.library or a similar way.
Marko
Published: 2016/9/7 1:24  Updated: 2016/9/7 1:26
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Joined: 09/20/2008
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 Re: icon.datatype
@cha05e90

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I really like your Preferences,

Thanks

Quote:
but I must admit that I won't use it until it doesn't depend on the icon.datatype.

:/

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Since the beginning an active icon.datatype had and has side effects,

May I ask, what kind of side effects?

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It would be very nice if you would redesign Preferences to use icons directly via icon.library or a similar way.

Since this program is written in Hollywood and it doesn't currently support the icon.library, I have to use the datatype to read the icons.

However, I can take a look and see if I can come up with some kind of workaround, that avoids the datatype altogether (this workaround may be little too slow, not sure though).
cha05e90
Published: 2016/9/7 9:25  Updated: 2016/9/7 9:25
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Joined: 03/10/2009
From: Germany
Comments: 641
 icon.datatype
Regarding the side effects I might make some tests. I remember that I had problems with icons without a progrma/file (aka single .info files). Those are part of the AmigaOS philosophy i.e. for starting scripts etc. - I'll try to reproduce that. Maybe you should ask Andreas if he could integrate access to the icon.library into Hollywood...maybe some day... :-)
Marko
Published: 2016/9/8 1:00  Updated: 2016/9/8 1:00
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Joined: 09/20/2008
From: Gothenburg, Sweden (via Finland)
Comments: 523
 Re: icon.datatype
@cha05e90

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Maybe you should ask Andreas if he could integrate access to the icon.library into Hollywood...

Already asked, http://forums.hollywood-mal.com/viewt ... 9&p=5815&hilit=icon#p5811


Regarding the side effects, ok I see.. Let's see if I can come up with a solution for this or if it gets fixed in Hollywood, so maybe in future releases
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