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Offline paolone

Icaros Desktop 1.2 has been released!
« on: December 09, 2009, 01:16:20 AM »
New "point release" for the most popular AROS distribution. The new version provides direct ADF support for old games and demos in AmiBridge, adds dozens of new features, games and programs, and has a completely new look! A incomplete list of improvements from version 1.1.5 includes:

- new official Icaros Desktop themes and theme manager
- Updated SDL, MESA and many other libraries
- Grub2 hack to use netbook resolutions on Intel GMA900 GPUs
- Poseidon now available as kernel module
- Improved 68K apps integration in AmiBridge
. no double pointer anymore using workbench applications
. added more uaegfx resolutions in full integration mode
. Added Amiga games/demos ADF support with sound
- added ZuneARC to manage zip, lha, rar, tgz and other archives
- updated PortablE
- updated development chain with newer include files
- updated wookiechat to latest beta
- added support for audio CDs (PlayCDDA)
- added desktop wallpapers from artist Wilhelm Steiner
- added desktop wallpapers from abraXXious
- added many new games and emulators
- updated DosBox to latest revision
- added BOH demo from Simone Bevilacqua
- updated NoWinED to latest version
- added first Gallium3D demos for GeForce cards
- updated OWB to release 0.9.9
- added SDLBasic 1.0.2
- system files updated to December 2nd, 2009

For more informations, screens and download links please follow this link to the Icaros Desktop web site.
p.bes

 

Offline Gulliver

Re: Icaros Desktop 1.2 has been released!
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2009, 06:02:13 AM »
I am really impressed! Cheers to everyone involved!
 

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Re: Icaros Desktop 1.2 has been released!
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2009, 07:46:41 AM »
I'm gonna try this on my laptop asap! Thanks!
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Offline buzz

Re: Icaros Desktop 1.2 has been released!
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2009, 10:47:03 AM »
on virtualbox 3.0.12 it seems to reboot just after the amiga mouse pointer appears at least on my system.
 

Offline paolone

Re: Icaros Desktop 1.2 has been released!
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2009, 04:59:42 PM »
Quote from: buzz;533156
on virtualbox 3.0.12 it seems to reboot just after the amiga mouse pointer appears at least on my system.

Have you used the VE version, or have you installed live/light on a new virtual machine? in this latter case, please set up a better virtual machine (eide drive, 256 MB ram minimum, single core processor, pcnet II card, etcetera).
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Offline Acill

Re: Icaros Desktop 1.2 has been released!
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2009, 07:48:39 PM »
I would love to see an easy installer for this. I like the live version a lot, but its just a pain to get it to install as a stand alone system. Or maybe I am missing something?
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Offline Heinz

Re: Icaros Desktop 1.2 has been released!
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2009, 08:27:28 PM »
Quote from: Acill;533222
I would love to see an easy installer for this. I like the live version a lot, but its just a pain to get it to install as a stand alone system. Or maybe I am missing something?


Maybe you are missing /Tools/InstallAROS ?
 

Offline Fats

Torrents
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2009, 09:26:55 PM »
Quote from: paolone;533123
New "point release" for the most popular AROS distribution.


For torrent-minded people I am providing torrent versions of the files.
IcarosLight_1_2_0.7z.torrent
IcarosLive_1_2_0.7z.exe.torrent
IcarosLive_1_1_5.7z.exe.torrent

enjoy,
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Offline AeroMan

Re: Icaros Desktop 1.2 has been released!
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2009, 11:34:35 PM »
Quote from: paolone;533123

- Grub2 hack to use netbook resolutions on Intel GMA900 GPUs


Does it means it runs on Netbooks like the EEE ??
 

Offline buzz

Re: Icaros Desktop 1.2 has been released!
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2009, 12:15:19 AM »
Quote from: paolone;533205
Have you used the VE version, or have you installed live/light on a new virtual machine? in this latter case, please set up a better virtual machine (eide drive, 256 MB ram minimum, single core processor, pcnet II card, etcetera).


I used the VE version and imported the virtual config file/disk into virtualbox.
 

Offline Colani1200

Re: Icaros Desktop 1.2 has been released!
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2009, 09:14:34 AM »
Quote from: AeroMan;533232
Does it means it runs on Netbooks like the EEE ??


Why not? It is PC hardware after all, so the same rules more or less apply here. Of course you have to be lucky to find a model with full hardware support (especially audio and LAN). Not sure if anybody made a successful install on the EEE especially, but have a look at this:

http://vmwaros.blogspot.com/2009/11/posting-this-from-my-icaros-netbook.html

http://aros-exec.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?start=30&topic_id=3718&viewmode=flat&order=ASC
 

Offline AeroMan

Re: Icaros Desktop 1.2 has been released!
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2009, 11:46:17 PM »
Quote from: Colani1200;533255
Why not? It is PC hardware after all, so the same rules more or less apply here. Of course you have to be lucky to find a model with full hardware support (especially audio and LAN). Not sure if anybody made a successful install on the EEE especially, but have a look at this:

http://vmwaros.blogspot.com/2009/11/posting-this-from-my-icaros-netbook.html

http://aros-exec.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?start=30&topic_id=3718&viewmode=flat&order=ASC


Cool !!! I was concerning about hardware drivers. I will test from a pen drive ....
 

Offline persia

Re: Icaros Desktop 1.2 has been released!
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2009, 02:36:58 AM »
Can you install it from the DVD?

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Offline Manu

Re: Icaros Desktop 1.2 has been released!
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2009, 06:34:54 AM »
@persia

Boot DVD.
Got go and click InstallAros under Tools.  (AROS:Tools)
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Offline Rebel-CD32

Re: Icaros Desktop 1.2 has been released!
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2009, 07:39:40 AM »
To install Aros on your PC, it's best to use your current OS to free some space on your hard drive for a new partition. This should be at least 4GB of unpartitioned space. When you use the InstallAros tool, it will use this unpartitioned space to format its own SFS AROS: and Work: partitions, then it will reboot the PC, and clicking on the InstallAros tool the next boot will allow you to install Icaros onto your new partitions.

Once its installed, your PC will have the GRUB menu installed which will pop up when you boot up, allowing you to choose between your installed operating systems.
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