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New Version of Aros Vision for Vampire In Developmpage  1 2 3 

Olaf Schoenweiss

Posts 652
16 Feb 2020 20:58


I want to create a version of Aros Vision that runs on Vampire V4 and is imitating 3.1 as much as possible

one first picture:
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Allonsanfan %

Posts 56
16 Feb 2020 21:10


Looks nice!


Nixus Minimax

Posts 416
17 Feb 2020 10:53


Olaf Schoenweiss wrote:

I want to create a version of Aros Vision that runs on Vampire V4 and is imitating 3.1 as much as possible

This is great, a lot of people are asking for this type of look!


Olaf Schoenweiss

Posts 652
17 Feb 2020 11:17


Nixus Minimax wrote:

Olaf Schoenweiss wrote:

  I want to create a version of Aros Vision that runs on Vampire V4 and is imitating 3.1 as much as possible

 
  This is great, a lot of people are asking for this type of look!

good to know ;) I want to optimize it as much as possible to have the look & feel of 3.1


Herbert Markart

Posts 42
17 Feb 2020 12:19


Nice. Need :)
I assume that it will be V2 compatible?


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1717
17 Feb 2020 12:21


Olaf Schoenweiss wrote:

I want to create a version of Aros Vision that runs on Vampire V4 and is imitating 3.1 as much as possible

Its all fine and dandy, thanks :)

Just one Q: Why not a bit OS 3.5/OS 3.9 modern-glow-new icons style?

It will "compete" against AmiKit XE, give it a look too.
And pack much power under the hood :)



Olaf Schoenweiss

Posts 652
17 Feb 2020 12:33


there will be enough more colourful distributions I am sure ;)

Caffeine f.e. is more colourful too (and I assume that there will be others too)

my idea is to get as near as possible to 3.1 (including look)


Olaf Schoenweiss

Posts 652
17 Feb 2020 12:35


yes it should work on V2 too

currently there is a IDE problem at booting on V2, it seems to be a specific timing problem. One of the aros devs got the necessary hardware so I am optimistic that it will be solved. Then Aros should run on V2 too.


Sean Sk

Posts 379
17 Feb 2020 12:42


Vojin Vidanovic wrote:

Just one Q: Why not a bit OS 3.5/OS 3.9 modern-glow-new icons style?

   
The whole point of Olaf's setup is that this stuff isn't included, so why ask? It gives the user the opportunity to either keep it the way it is and have it look like a basic OS 3.1 installation, or to customize the look how he/she wants.

Nice one Olaf!


Olaf Schoenweiss

Posts 652
17 Feb 2020 12:51


under the hood I add components like a preconfigured whdload and add lots of libraries

the commands in C are covering almost all AmigaDOS commands

the look & feel after booting shall be like 3.1 (as much as possible)


Mr Niding

Posts 448
17 Feb 2020 12:51


Yeah.

I like the minimalistic look, while having more modern functionality (in Amiga terms :) ).

If someone wants a more colorful/blinged out version, there are always Coffine, Amikit, the AROS distro AMIGASYSTEM is working on etc.

It comes down to speed and responsiveness for me, over bling.

Thumbs up for your effort Olaf! :)


Ronnie Beck
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 191
17 Feb 2020 13:49


I like it.  It looks really clean and just that simple clean cut look gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling.  Really nice work!

When can we start testing this?  :-)


Sebastian Blanco

Posts 145
17 Feb 2020 15:18


very cool ! look much better than the terrible old gnome icons that the default aros use, and the windows borders.



Mr Niding

Posts 448
22 Feb 2020 16:41


@Olaf

One thing tho;

Will you include "quality of life" features like preinstalled usage of the V4 network protocol (whatever that might mean down the road).

Ive used Roadshow (register copy) and Miami (not quite registered), but hopefully this will be a thing of the past with V4.

Are you planning any other programs/applications/underlying systems to be part of the distro?


Olaf Schoenweiss

Posts 652
22 Feb 2020 17:46


I of course would like to include all what is available including network as soon it works

I limit it to 100 MB so I will not include many additional programs. After the basic distribution works I will certainly do a bigger one including more software

At the moment it includes many additional libraries, more or less all AmigaDOS commands (either Aros ones or replacements), full working WHDLoad (using aros roms to replace amiga roms) and google drive handler. The rest are the aros components


Olaf Schoenweiss

Posts 652
22 Feb 2020 18:02


what I forgot

it is based on magellan as desktop and of course many sound and graphic formats preconfigured to show/play by doubleclick

icons are freeware icons in 3.1. style (as visible on screenshot)

at the moment I work on menues and shortcuts (of course shall be as similar as possible too)


Mr Niding

Posts 448
22 Feb 2020 18:24


Thanks for the info :)


Michael Borrmann

Posts 133
23 Feb 2020 05:18


Very nice effort... :)


Ray Couzens

Posts 85
24 Feb 2020 10:20


Well that does look good.  I've just expressed my interest in a Vampire4 Standalone. I had originally put my name down for the Vampire V1200 V2 accelerator card, but decided the standalone was a nicer option for me.  I get to keep my A1200 as it is and have a new Vampire Amiga in it's own case with more memory.  I shall look forward to trying out Aros Vision when I get my V4.  Ray


Olaf Schoenweiss

Posts 652
29 Feb 2020 12:26


Mr Niding wrote:

    Yeah.
   
    I like the minimalistic look, while having more modern functionality (in Amiga terms :) ).
   
    If someone wants a more colorful/blinged out version, there are always Coffine, Amikit, the AROS distro AMIGASYSTEM is working on etc.
   
    It comes down to speed and responsiveness for me, over bling.
   
    Thumbs up for your effort Olaf! :)
   

   
    I have uploaded current version (for UAE) of my base distro and would like that people outside test it and give feedvack
   
    From my point of view (GUI, integrated software and so on) the final (vampire) version of my distribution will be the identical. I would like to get feedback what I should change or optimize, what additional I should integrate and so on and how the general impression is.
   
    Download conditions like on my regular download page
   
    EXTERNAL LINK   
    here is the link: EXTERNAL LINK   
    as I wrote... not final package just for testing/first impression and to give feedback
   
    EXTERNAL LINK   
  The final version is planned to be available also as preconfigured HDF file for Vampire

One thing is different... instead of integrating rom and ext files please just integrate boot/amiga/kick.rom in rom (no ext file)
   

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