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by thomasrapp
Sat May 22, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: General AmigaOS
Topic: default drawer window postition
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: default drawer window postition

def_drawer.info doesn't seem to hold any information about that It should. Of course you don't see it in icon information. The normal way to change the default window position is to create a new drawer, open it, position and snapshot the window and then copy the changed icon back to envarc:sys/def_...
by thomasrapp
Mon May 17, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: General AmigaOS
Topic: Preparing a SSD disk with the correct geometry
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Low-level formatting of a SSD disk

I *never* recommended low-level formatting of anything. Just like nbache wrote, if you try it, it will at best be ignored by any IDE or SCSI device. What I recommend is to change the logical geometry which is written into the RDB. Alignment is a topic for SSDs and similar flash memory disks. By defi...
by thomasrapp
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: General Developer Support
Topic: Where to pick the default printed page size?
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Where to pick the default printed page size?

Reading prefs should not be necessary. You can query all the required settings directly from printer.device.
by thomasrapp
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: General Developer Support
Topic: How to free memory allocated by AddTrackable()
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: How to free memory allocated by AddTrackable()

I'd guess you don't need to. You destructor function has been called. This most likely means that the system called DeleteTrackable. Just exit from the destructor function and your trackable node will be freed automatically.
by thomasrapp
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Developer Support
Topic: Pens and colors
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Re: Pens and colors

GetColorMap will allocate a new color map independently from the current display. It is of no use for applications. If you need access to the color map of a screen you get a pointer from Screen->ViewPort.ColorMap. How you can get a certain color depends on the OS version and the screen mode. For tru...
by thomasrapp
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: AmigaOS Feature Requests
Topic: Sys:System/Format command split...
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: Sys:System/Format command split...

more thinking given a partitions DOStype (as something Format can read from the DOSdriver) possibly handling extended arguments, such as enabling Journalling (if optional) or Trashcan/.Recycled folder presence... Yes, I see what you mean. But putting all these options into the standard Format progr...
by thomasrapp
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: AmigaOS Feature Requests
Topic: Sys:System/Format command split...
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: Sys:System/Format command split...

with minimal modification to the OS It's not that easy. The assignment of a filesystem to a partition is determined by the DosType in the partition table. The partition table is read before AmigaDOS starts. When AmigaDOS starts it mounts all the partitions. That's long before the Format program can...
by thomasrapp
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General AmigaOS
Topic: AmigaOS DOS commands
Replies: 10
Views: 3352

Re: AmigaOS DOS commands

Yeah, that looks odd. It might look odd, but it's perfectly legal. It's just a positional parameter without a name. It only means the user is not able to move this parameter into another position by specifying the keyword because there is no keyword for it. As an example in IF "a" EQ &quo...
by thomasrapp
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General AmigaOS
Topic: AmigaOS DOS commands
Replies: 10
Views: 3352

Re: AmigaOS DOS commands

You should keep in mind that the argument substitution in scripts is a textual one. So if you run the script without any arguments the line IF NOT {loop} becomes IF NOT. This does not make any sense. To be honest even if you supply arguments, for example "4", it still makes no sense for me...
by thomasrapp
Sat May 30, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Forum Questions
Topic: OS3.1.4.1 direct scsi transfer
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Re: OS3.1.4.1 direct scsi transfer

Direct SCSI is not needed on the internal IDE bus. If you have a 3.1.4 ROM it is not needed at all, if you run without a ROM it only extends the limit for your boot partition from 4 GB to 7.8 GB. If your boot partition is inside the first 4 GB of the drive and the entire drive is larger than 7.8 GB ...