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Offline eliyahu

Directory Opus 5 updated to 5.91
« on: August 31, 2015, 02:35:11 PM »
There is a new version of Directory Opus 5 from the DOpus5 development team, 5.91. Comprising bug fixes and new features after nearly a year of coding, the new release is available for AmigaOS 3.x, AmigaOS 4.x, and AROS. Grab a copy today from http://dopus5.org.

Full details on the new release are available from kas1e on amigans.net. Among the changes highlighted:

  • added/updated internal version checks of libs/modules to avoid crashes when users mix old and new setups
  •  removed the ~1MB upper limit for the stack of launched programs (Environment/Cli Launching/Stack)
  •  made default minimum stack size larger than 4000 bytes (8192 for OS3, and 16384 for OS4/AROS/MOS)
  •  many cosmetic changes, e.g., "about" window now contains more information, updated dopus5.guide to the latest one, etc.
  •  64-bit related fixes
  •   fixed 2 bugs in xadopus.module
  •  fixed most causes of crashes reported by users
  •  reworked LowMemory handler
  •   many OS3-only, OS4-only, and AROS-only fixes
  •  tons of little tweaks and fixes all over the place, check the ChangeLog for full details
-- eliyahu
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here."
 

Offline Cosmos

Re: Directory Opus 5 updated to 5.91
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2015, 02:49:03 PM »
Very good !!

Offline eliyahu

Re: Directory Opus 5 updated to 5.91
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2015, 02:54:38 PM »
@thread

looks like i goofed! kas1e submitted a news article on this already, but i didn't see it until after i posted this. :o

this is the official announcement text:

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After ~1 year since first opensource release, we happy to release a new version of Dopus 5 !
 
Download it from http://dopus5.org or from https://sourceforge.net/p/dopus5allamigas/ in the Files section.

Remember,
If you find any bug, plz report it here: https://sourceforge.net/p/dopus5allamigas/bugs/
if you don't, then pretty possible it will be forgotten somewhere in the different forum posts.

If you want new feature be added, plz report it here: https://sourceforge.net/p/dopus5alla...aturerequests/
if you don't, then pretty possible it will be forgotten somewhere in the different forum posts.

Morphos version still out of releases, as it have just 2-3 bugs which  make dopus5 unusable on morphos and till now none morphos developers  have interest to fix them. Probably it can be fixed by any skilled  morphos developer for 1 day.

Now, to requirements:

 68k version: os3 with ks3.0 minimum.
 
 If you on real-original amiga with something like 020 and without  graphics card (pure ESC/AGA or so), then you better to use old original  toolbar images set if you want to avoid startup delay because of new 256  color toolbar images which comes by default.
 
 AmigaOS4 version: Last one always better. Most of the tests done on OS4.1 Update6 and OS4.1 Final Edition.
 

 AROS: Last one always better. Just should be ABI V1.
 
 
  ! NOTE !
 
Because of adding more features and extend functionality, we had to  change config files structure. Old config files still can be used with  no problems, but any save of config files starting with 5.91 will make  it saves in new format, which mean they will not works on earler  versions like 5.90, 5.82, etc. That probably can be left unnoticed, as  probably no one will save configs in newer versions of any programm to  use them in previous version of programm, but it still worth of note  probably.
 
 What new:
 
  -- Increased embedded font filename sizes.
  -- added/updated internal version checks of libs/modules to avoid crashes when users mix old and new setups
  -- removed the ~1MB upper limit for the stack of launched programs (Environment/Cli Launching/Stack)
  -- make default minimum stack size a bit bigger that 4000 everywhere (8192 for os3 , and 16384 for os4/mos/aros)
  -- some cosmetic everywhere (like about window now contain more info, updating dopus5.guide to the latest one, and co)
  -- more 64bit fixes: experimental dospatches (dopus/dospatch env) & some of modules works as expected.
  -- fixed 2 bugs in xadopus.module which left unnoticed: trash of  memory when close lister with content, and wrong unpacking of  directories with half-same names
  -- fixed most of cases when user want to use new version of dopus over old 5.82 to avoid crashes
  -- reworked LowMemory handler
  -- many OS3 only fixes (i.e, crash when OS3 environment palette window  (configopus) closed, most of crashes because of mixing old and new  componenets (like crash if dopus5.library missing or outdated), etc).  Also now ks3.0 is minimum, not ks3.1 as it was with 5.90.
  -- many OS4 only fixes(i.e, making dopus5 works with recent MUIs,  fixing crash if "dopus/PatchWBInfo" environmental variable is set and  the WBInfo patch is used, filetype.module crash, join.module "split"  progress window graph, more 64bit fixes, lister up-scrolling problem,  etc)   
  -- many AROS only fixes (i.e, disks can now be hidden (Environment/Desktop /HiddenDrives:), saving the FTP options now works, fixig of lister's backgrounds,
     fixing of deadlocks with AmiStart, drag mask for screens with high color depth, popup menu icon, etc)
  -- All the little tweaks and fixes all over the place, check the ChangeLog for more details.
 

In end of all we need to say thanks to:

 - Olaf   : who deal with GPSoft to get source code and whole community who do donations and lately testing.
 - Xenic  : who actually start whole porting and fix/rewrite a lot of code, and who is one working on dopus5 currently.
 - Itix   : because of who morphos version even in current buggy form is  possible (we still looking for someone who can fix few mos-only bugs).
 - BSZili : because of who AROS versions is possible, bunch of bugs  fixed, done improvements like 64bit support, native icons, better  title-bar handling, proper removal of patches, and so on.
 - Rigo     : who make important fixes for aos4 version and improve look of dopus5 as well.
 - Mason  : for his artwork (icons/toolbar images/etc).
 - As well as to Thore, SBA, Jens and others who help with ideas and suggestions.
 - And to all others who support, betatest it and still use that uniq piece of amiga software from past.

 Enjoy ! (And remember to report bugs on sourceforge).
-- eliyahu
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here."