o1i's Planet AROS

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

Original Image

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

December 30, 2016


FinalWriter for Windows..

While searching for some old FinalWriter documents of mine (which I have so far not yet found..), I discovered the old Windows FinalWriter Demo Version..

by noreply@blogger.com (o1i) at December 30, 2016 09:09 AM

Icaros Desktop

Thank you and have a really nice 2017!

Hello, this will probably be the last post on this site for this year. So, first of all, I would like to thank everyone who followed us up to the end of 2016 and wish a happy happy happy 2017 to whoever is reading. Then, I need to apologize. Before building the X-mas preview of Icaros 2.2 I missed a little mistake in S:Icaros-Sequence, which makes a missing Libs error appear during startup, in

by Paolo Besser (noreply@blogger.com) at December 30, 2016 01:10 AM

December 27, 2016


Testing the GUI

and enabling some hardware ..

Not that those are working (haven't tried), but nice that they show up at least.

by noreply@blogger.com (o1i) at December 27, 2016 11:00 AM