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AmigaOS 3: SSL-connection to 1&1, GMX, might fail
According to Jens 'damato' Maus (YAM-Team) in the Amiga-News-forum, currently problems could occur if YAM or SimpleMail are trying to establish a SSL-connection to the mail servers of 1&1, GMX or

Some weeks ago, the configuration of the mail servers have been changed: The mail programms have only little time (few seconds) to establish a SSL-connection. For computer systems which are buzy or slow - like real Amiga hardware - the time could be not long enough and the connections cannot be established.

According to Jens Maus, an update for AmiSSL is being developed which is supposed to speed up the initialization of SSL-connections. (cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 13. Jul. 2014, 16:58] [Comments: 0]
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Aminet-Uploads until 12.07.2014
The following packages have been added to Aminet until July 12th, 2014:
BackUp.lha               disk/bakup 61K   68k A simple backup tool.. v1.80
Fussball-WM-2014.lha     docs/misc  10K       TurboCalc Spreadsheet WM-2014...
anotherworld_os4.lha     game/actio 329K  OS4 Game engine for Another World
MCE.lha                  game/edit  1.3M  68k Multi-game Character Editor
MCE-MOS.lha              game/edit  1.5M  MOS Multi-game Character Editor
MCE-OS4.lha              game/edit  1.5M  OS4 Multi-game Character Editor
Xenomorph_1.0.lha        gfx/conv   52K   MOS A bitmap to vector tracing tool
AmiArcadia.lha           misc/emu   3.5M  68k Signetics-based machines emul...
AmiArcadiaMOS.lha        misc/emu   3.8M  MOS Signetics-based machines emul...
amath.lha                misc/math  86K   68k Simple command line calculator.
InstantZip_2.1.3.lha     util/arc   180K  MOS InstantZip - A easy ZIP archi...
IconLib_46.4.lha         util/libs  337K  68k free icon.library in optimize...
MPlayer-GUI.lha          util/misc  206K  OS4 GUI for MPlayer for OS4                 util/misc  182K  68k new ripper and monitor with GUI
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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OS4Depot-Uploads until 12.07.2014
The following packages have been added to OS4Depot until July 12th, 2014:
libgmp.lha               dev/lib 1Mb   4.0 OS4 port of GMP ( GNU Multiple P...
e-uae.lha                emu/com 3Mb   4.0 E-UAE with EasyUAE GUI
amiarcadia.lha           emu/gam 5Mb   4.0 Signetics-based machines emulator
lix.lha                  gam/puz 6Mb   4.0 Interactive Rodent Simulator (Le...
mce.lha                  gam/uti 2Mb   4.0 Multi-game Character Editor
dcraw.lha                gra/con 3Mb   4.0 CLI converter for camera raw files
fastview.lha             gra/vie 3Mb   4.1 Show, crop & scale pictures ...
evenmore.lha             uti/tex 452kb 4.0 Freeware Textviewer
mplayer-gui.lha          vid/mis 206kb 4.0 GUI for MPlayer for OS4
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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MorphOS: Xenomorph 1.0
Carsten Siegner's Xenomorph is a MUI-programm based on potrace, which can convert black-and-white pictures into vector graphics. Among others the file formats PNG, JPG, GIF and BMP are supported.

Download: Xenomorph_1.0.lha (52 KB) (snx) (Translation: dr)

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Project: Graphic board as partly equipped platine for A500 and Zorro-slot
Currently Amiga-user Matthias "Matze" Heinrichs is reworking the design of a clone of a 20 years old graphic board Picasso II+ developed by Georg Braun. The final product is supposed to be working in a Zorro-Slot as well as (after removing a part of the connector block) in the expansion port of an Amiga 500:

In order to to be suitable with different cases, the VGA-port is on a separate platine which is connected with the graphic board by cable. This second platine also also can be connected with the Scandoubler Indivision. An integrated switcher automatically provides the required signal (graphic board or Indivision) to the VGA-port.

Heinrichs is going to sell the board as partly equipped construction kit: RAM-chips, VGA-chip, video switcher and the CPLD have been already soldered up. The other parts (resistors, condensers, wired parts) the user has to assemble by himself.

Currently it is not possible to say when the board will be available. Due to the sale as construction kit, a private sale without a trade intermediary is possible. Currently the CPLD is programmed: Autoconfig is largely implemented, according to Heinrichs programming the memory/IO-statemachine and the monitor switcher is still missing.

For the moment the well-known Picasso driver of the Picasso96 distribution can be used. It is planned to adapt this RTG-system, which currently requires at least a 68020-processor, to the 68000: the planned accelerator board Zeus contains a 50 Mhz 68000 which would be fast enough to supply the graphic board with data. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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09.Jul.2014 (Webseite)

Full version: "Erben der Erde" available for download
The website of the Amiga Future offers the full version of "Erben der Erde" for download. Due to the size of the file, you have to register at to access the download-link. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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MorphOS: Installation guide for E-UAE and WHDLoad (English)
Paolo 'Jambalah' Russo has written a detailed English language tutorial about E-UAE-installation under MorphOS and about launching WHDLoad-games out of Ambient. Additional to the PDF-file there is also a Word document giving you the chance to translate the text.

Download sites:
E-UAE_installation_on_MorphOS.docx (snx) (Translation: dr)

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