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amiga-news: Commentary-links on start site for registered visitors
On demand of the many readers the team of amiga-news has changed the the commentary system: The commentaries to the news can be accessed from the start page if the visitor is correctly logged in via cookie.

Visitors who are not registered first must click the news message itself to get to the corresponding commentary.

Hint for registered visitors: If the links are not shown on the start site please log out and then log in again.

Further changes to the commentary system are not planned. (nba) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 31. Mar. 2006, 17:00] [Comments: 0]
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MorphZone (Webseite)

MorphOS-Team: Server maintenance
According to the MorphOS team during the next days some services may fail because the server is maintained. (snx) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 31. Mar. 2006, 16:47] [Comments: 0]
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31.Mar.2006 (Webseite)

MorphOS: HTTP streaming class for Reggae
With "" Grzegorz 'Krashan' Kraszewski has published another class for his MorphOS library for Stream medias. With you can get ressources (that means files) with theHTTP protocol in order to decode with Reggae or an external application. supports HTTP 1.1, HTTP-Proxies and "chunked transfers" and with the API you can access the HTTP response header. According to the author is also interesting for programmers (because of the simple connection to own applications) who must access files with their applications via HTTP protocol. is available as LhA archive as well as MorphUp-Index. Programmers should use the last one because only this contains the latest version of the Header files.

Download: (23 KB) (Autodocs)
MorphUp-Index: teleinfo.pmi (cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 31. Mar. 2006, 16:13] [Comments: 0]
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Amiga-History: Premiere record and TV-Spots
The creators of the website "Industrial Technology and Witchcraft" together with Rüdiger "Granada" Engel and Jim Patterson have found further videos from the glorious time of the Amiga: Additional to the record with Frank Elstner of the Amiga premiere in Frankfurt there are also three TV-spots from Commodore with famous persons.

Download: (nba) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 31. Mar. 2006, 12:30] [Comments: 0]
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Andreas (ANF)

Print medias: Interview magazine Galore talked to Dave Haynie
The current issue of the interview magazine "Galore" contains an interview with the Amiga legend Dave Haynie. (cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 31. Mar. 2006, 00:30] [Comments: 0]
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MorphOS: Sound Datatypes Pack 3
Grzegorz 'Krashan' Kraszewski has released updated sound-datatypes for MorphOS, as a bug in the mp3.datatype was found: The frame counter was expecting 1152 instead of 576 samples per frame for MPEG-2 Layer III-files. Besides the bugfix the debug output of the sound.datatype was removed.

sounddatatypespack3.lha (70 KB)
MorphUp-Index (snx) (Translation: ts)

[News message: 30. Mar. 2006, 18:56] [Comments: 0]
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30.Mar.2006 (homepage)

Iconbar: Iconlauncher 0.3
The iconbar Iconlauncher is meanwhile available in the Aminet as version 0.3 for AmigaOS, AmigaOS 4, MorphOS and AROS under the title link(Screenshot). Two files are required: The common archive iconlaunchermain.lha as well as the specific program for your operating system.

Among other things Iconlauncher supports skins, catalogue files, text below the icons and animated icons when you move the mouse over, as well as the playback of sounds oder music when clicking them. Last of all a screen blanker and playback of an audiofile during the bootup of the computer was added.

  • Icon launch bar
  • Customizable
  • Skinable (6 skins included)
  • 3 included catalog files (catalan, spanish, english)
  • Text under icons
  • Selectable color text
  • Work with Dockies (around 300 images included)
  • Sound support on mouse click over icon
  • Animated icon on mouse over
  • Added one screen blanker - more blankers to follow
  • Added jukebox - automatic playback of random mp3-file at start
  • Information screen for mp3 files - no id3-read yet, though
  • A lot more of new dockies - now in lila style XD
  • AROS, AmigaOS 4, MorphOS, WarpOS and AmigaOS/68k executables
(snx) (Translation: ts)

[News message: 30. Mar. 2006, 18:14] [Comments: 0]
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Diskmag: Jurassic Pack #15 released
Who claims the Diskmag-scene for dead, will be confronted with new facts: Besides EuroChart #48 two days ago the 15th issue of Jurassic Pack was published with the following and other topics: Tagwall Epidemic, 4k - a new playground?, BP05 Stories, The Making Of Ocean Machine, Trip To Breakpoint - the game, The Madness Of Collecting and The Book of Contacts. The Diskmag in English language, which is arranged from Lars "Ghandy" Sobiraj, is available in a version for the 68k-Amiga and can be freely downloaded from the official Jurassic Pack website under the title link. (nba) (Translation: ts)

[News message: 30. Mar. 2006, 16:14] [Comments: 0]
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Demo-Scene: Eurochart 48
The demo group IRIS has published the 48th issue of their chartmag Eurochart. Versions are available for AmigaOS 3/4, MorphOS, Linux and Windows.

The magazine's engine is now available for all people interested in own productions: Anybody who wants to create a magazine like Eurochart for AmigaOS 4 or MorphOS, should feel free to get in touch with Chris Dragan. (cg) (Translation: ts)

[News message: 30. Mar. 2006, 01:52] [Comments: 0]
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AmigaOS 4: aPod 1.1 manges iPod library
aPod manages and synchronizes the MP3 files on Apple's MP3 player iPod (screen shot). aPod is written in Perl and requires Perl 5.8.5 as well as perl_reaction. (cg) (Translation: ub)

[News message: 29. Mar. 2006, 17:04] [Comments: 0]
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29.Mar.2006 (website)

WinUAE: Update package 1.1.0 for AmiKit
For AmiKit, a full distribution for WinUAE users, ther is an update package to version 1.1.0 available. The update requires version 1.04 to be installed already. New in AmiKit 1.1.0:
  • AmiKit now supports antialiased TrueType fonts
  • Loading speed of icons has been increased
  • Quality of icon rendering has been improved
  • WinUAE emulation software updated to version 1.2.0
  • AmiKit now contains the largest collection of AmigaOS3.9 patches

Important note: This update includes AfA_OS (AROS for AmigaOS). In case AfA_OS is installed already, it must be removed before updating AmiKit. (cg) (Translation: ub)

[News message: 29. Mar. 2006, 02:15] [Comments: 0]
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29.Mar.2006 (website)

AmigaOS 4: Update of the instant messenger epistula
A new version of the modular instant messenger epistula is available fo both, registered and unregisteres users. Also there is an update of the MSN plugin. Many bugs have been removed, which caused a slight change of the plugin interface  - latest plugins won't work with recent versions of Epistula. (cg) (Translation: ub)

[News message: 29. Mar. 2006, 02:04] [Comments: 0]
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