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Offline OlafS3

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Bounty to extend Workbook to replace 3.1.
« on: December 08, 2015, 10:08:09 AM »
Workbook is AROS 68k minimalistic desktop. Today its usability is quite limited. This bounty aims at extending the available functions to become a replacement of Workbench as found in AmigaOS 3.1

Bounty will be completed when these functionalities are available in Workbook:

    Support standard .info files
    Manually position & snapshot icons and windows
    Drag & drop icons to copy/move
    Make new directories
    Delete files & directories
    Rename files & directories
    View/edit file information/tooltypes
    Leave out/put away
    Make Show All Files/Show Only Icons work as per description


This functionality needs to be available in the ROM version of Workbook, that is
booting a disk only containing LoadWB command will allow usage of Workbook with
these functionalities.

Additionally the following functionalities can be added at the discretion of the developer:

    Support for ToolMenu
    List-view mode (view + manage files as in icon mode)


These functionalities are not required to mark bounty as completed.

Please support this bounty:
http://www.power2people.org/projects/profile/76

it is the chance to get a replacement of 3.1. even for low-spec amigas
 

Offline OlafS3

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Re: Bounty to extend Workbook to replace 3.1.
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2015, 10:36:33 AM »
to make it clear what the bounty aims to. Existing desktops on Aros are Wanderer (default), Scalos, Magellan and Workbook. Wanderer in its current form is too big, has bugs and needs too much resources. To be usable you needed 68060 right now. Scalos does not work on 68k right now. Magellan is great but some people dislike it (whyever). Workbook is very small (fits in the roms) so hardware requirement would be lower than using Wanderer or Magellan. The idea is to be on 3.9 level so more users might get attracted.

I also work on a slim version of Aros Vision who is based on Magellan, runs with both PAL/NTSC and RTG and is emulating feeling and optics of 3.1.. But it certainly will not fit in rom and be more dedicated to high-equipped amigas and FPGAs. So if you want something for low-spec amigas that is is development please support the bounty.
 

Offline Iggy

Re: Bounty to extend Workbook to replace 3.1.
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2015, 01:24:56 PM »
Quote from: OlafS3;799929
Workbook is AROS 68k minimalistic desktop. Today its usability is quite limited. This bounty aims at extending the available functions to become a replacement of Workbench as found in AmigaOS 3.1

I like it. The boundary between a rom'd OS and one contained on an SD card is a little fuzzy right now.
But something compact and quick on startup.
I can support that.
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Offline kolla

Re: Bounty to extend Workbook to replace 3.1.
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2015, 02:53:39 PM »
Supported :)
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