o1i's Planet AROS

May 18, 2017


Recursion Computer Fair: Sat 1 July Stratford-upon-Avon

Now in its 4th year, the Recursion Computer Fair is back and will take place at King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday 1 July 11.00-16.00.

Join us to celebrate 30+ years of Amiga computers and OSes - meet up with user groups, have a play on the latest hardware and have a chat with Amigans of all shapes, sizes and flavours! AROS, MorphOS, Classic Amigas, AmigaOS4 all side-by-side and not a pointless argument in sight!

The fair is completely free to all visitors and exhibitors and we are always keen to cram in another table of goodness: pm me or email rmbATkesDOTnet if you'd like to be added to the list of exhibitors. I'd especially like to hear from more user groups willing to bring along some kit to show off. Exhibitors get free on-site parking for the day and free refreshments all day.

In addition to the Amiga-like madness, the RISC OS Midlands User Group will be holding their annual summer show as part of Recursion and there will be more retro and vintage systems from the 70s, 80s and 90s than you could possibly play on in just 5 hours! Over 50+ systems to play with are currently booked.

There will be plenty of new stuff to have a go on too: hundreds of Raspberry Pis and Micro:Bits to play with; virtual reality experiences thanks to Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PSVR; unmanned drone flight training; electronics and programming workshops and loads, loads more. Robotics and cool technology galore, with local Makerspace and Hackerspace stands. Hackathon competition for 10-18 years olds. Oh and an indoor planetarium from the NSA.

Recursion is the ideal fair for geeks of all ages and vintages - an ideal day out. See the Recursion website (run by KES students) for more details: Recursion 2017

Previous show reports and photos can be found here and here

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May 18, 2017 01:50 AM

April 28, 2017

AROS Playground

Help wanted! - AROS Playground is hiring! Of sorts...

Fresh blood is needed to keep up AROS Playground.

To maintain the steady flow of contents for AROS Playground, I'm asking for someone to step forward and pick up the torch and not let die this project started in early 2012.

I'm unable to maintain this and the other contributors have a lot on their hands as well.

If you wish to apply or at least lend a hand, please refer to AROS EXEC forum post.

by noreply@blogger.com (Hardwired) at April 28, 2017 07:33 AM

April 27, 2017

AROS Wanderer

AROS Playground - Help Wanted

First of all - I'm sorry that I have been away, but unfortunately I had to deal with RL issues, and AROS had to be a part of something that I had to leave behind.

I always planned in coming back, but it's not the time now.

So after stumbling in the last weekend by accident on this forum post at EAB: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=84284 I have to try to make a mend with myself.

You all know that back in 2012 I, with the help of a few people started a blog page regarding AROS games - to publicize them and and helping the global awareness of the potential of AROS.

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That blog was: http://arosgamer.blogspot.pt/

I wished it continued, but when I offered to Paolone to carry the work he already had much on his hands, also other people declined.

So I'm coming here to ask if anyone wishes to carry the torch.
Even if it's only for posting about the new games on AROS - which is simple since it's a blog...

If anyone wishes to apply just leave a comment in AROS-EXEC and PM. And I'll make the arrangements to pass the admin rights to the site.

If you wish only to post I can give access as well.

If not, Maybe I'll just shutdown the site.

And hopefully one day I'll be back with time and passion to carry on with AROS.

To all that carry on, specially the devs - my deepest thanks to a project that I hold dear in my heart.

by noreply@blogger.com (Hardwired) at April 27, 2017 08:37 AM

April 25, 2017

Icaros Desktop

It's working!!!

Today a new piece of Icaros 2.2 has started shaping up. HostBridge (temporary name, I don't really like how it sounds) will allow running host applications from hosted Icaros and, best of all, it will allow handling of files. Just look at the following screenshot. I opened the AROS shell and entered this command: gedit sys:S/Icaros-sequence and, immediately after that, Linux program gedit

by Paolo Besser (noreply@blogger.com) at April 25, 2017 12:52 AM

March 27, 2017

Icaros Desktop

New pages added to the site

This is just a little service information. We've added to the site two missing pages: a more explaining page about Icaros Desktop itself (what is, how can run, what you should expect) which replaces the old "versions comparison" page, and a screenshots page. We sincerely hope you will appreciate these little additions to Icaros' home on the Internet.

by Paolo Besser (noreply@blogger.com) at March 27, 2017 05:27 PM

March 23, 2017

Icaros Desktop

New ZunePaint in action

ZunePaint is a fresh new image editing and 2D painting application from Yannick Erb. Due to its flexibility and size, we've decided to place it into both Icaros Desktop Live! and Light editions. Release after release, Yannick added many functions to his program, from gradient filling to text tool. The most recent one is the chance to copy a piece of an image, resize it on the fly with the mouse

by Paolo Besser (noreply@blogger.com) at March 23, 2017 09:35 AM

March 16, 2017

Icaros Desktop

Support us on Patreon.com!

Icaros Desktop is now on Patreon! This means that if you really really like this distribution, and you would really really help us some way, but you haven't a clue about how to do that, you may at least help Icaros donating some money. You know that Icaros Desktop is, will be, and has always been free, but mantaining it is getting more and more difficult and time consuming. I am using my spare

by Paolo Besser (noreply@blogger.com) at March 16, 2017 12:04 AM

March 07, 2017


AmiCloud 1.2 available

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Due to the recent changes on what request are accepted by the server, Fabio had to rewrite large portions of the AmiCloud client.

You can grab the latest clients here.

March 07, 2017 05:16 AM

February 28, 2017

Icaros Desktop

Let's use that third button!

Just a little update to the new default settings for Magellan which, incidentally, will also be the default GUI for Icaros Desktop 2.2. I've decided to listen to some very helpful hints from Neil Cafferkey and the AROS community, and applied these little changes: - removed the help button, it won't be useful anymore - relableded all buttons using minuscule (and not capital) lecters - added

by Paolo Besser (noreply@blogger.com) at February 28, 2017 05:59 PM

February 23, 2017

Icaros Desktop

Details make the difference

There's a little thing which made me angry every time I tested a new build of Icaros Desktop: for obvious reasons, the default layout setting for keyboard is US (which is the most common one, and makes sense, since the default language for the system is English). I generally open shells and enter some commands and, every time, I make mistakes with paths due to different position of characters

by Paolo Besser (noreply@blogger.com) at February 23, 2017 05:02 PM

February 15, 2017

Icaros Desktop

How to edit images for Magellan buttons

When I started modifying Magellan's toolbar for Icaros Desktop 2.2, I stumbled upon a very puzzling issue: what program should have I used for that? I've never been into artistry making or picture editing back in my Amiga days, so I've never been accustomed to all those mythic applications like Deluxe Paint, Personal Paint or TV Paint (I am still including the latter in Icaros, though), because I

by Paolo Besser (noreply@blogger.com) at February 15, 2017 11:00 AM

Some love for Zune

Works on Icaros Desktop 2.2 are still going on. Today I would like to thank Mathias Rustler and Neil Cafferkey. The former for accepting the little icons I drew for the Zune preference program and integrating them in AROS sources, the latter for backporting the app to ABIv0 and sending me the resulting binary. I have included it in Icaros Desktop and this is the result: I agree they might

by Paolo Besser (noreply@blogger.com) at February 15, 2017 10:10 AM

New hosted pref

Hosted users of Icaros Desktop will find in version 2.2 a new, small Preferences program called, simply, Hosted. It will allow to enable or disable "à la Icaros way" two features only available when using Icaros hosted on Windows or Linux, the "Icaros daemon" and the automatic rescan of host drives at startup. Icaros daemon is a very quick hack which allows starting host OS' applications from

by Paolo Besser (noreply@blogger.com) at February 15, 2017 09:58 AM

February 02, 2017

Icaros Desktop

New site!

Welcome back to Icaros Desktop's official website. After some years with the old black/grey theme, we felt the need of a complete refresh, more similar to Icaros Desktop 2.2 colour scheme. This time, we adopted and adapted a great template from Sora Templates called Automax, which has been originally aimed to cars and automotive-related sistes, but, as we're demonstrating, can be easily adapted

by Paolo Besser (noreply@blogger.com) at February 02, 2017 04:01 PM

February 01, 2017

Icaros Desktop

Some thoughts about Icaros GUI

Although many people still prefer using Icaros Desktop with Wanderer (AROS' default Workbench replacement), there's no doubt that Directory Opus 5 "Magellan" offers a great wider range of features and options which, once mastered, allow to do with files whatever we like, and the fact that Dopus5 can be still customized to perform any modern task with no issue, after so many years since its

by Paolo Besser (noreply@blogger.com) at February 01, 2017 04:38 PM