Search found 554 matches

by chris
Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: General AmigaOS
Topic: Suggestion: Click Cursor Position in CLI
Replies: 14
Views: 8863

Re: Suggestion: Click Cursor Position in CLI

What if you have typed Assign blah: "RAM Disk:blah/" Will your proposed feature stop at the space? At the ':'? at the quote? EIther way you do it, it doesn't really work. It's either a "select word" or a "select volume", in any case the use of such a feature is extreme...
by chris
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: General AmigaOS
Topic: Application Package Woes
Replies: 12
Views: 7591

Re: Application Package Woes

@chris I can't speak for anyone else, but I don't use the Lisp-based installer because it's another (and quite strange!) language to learn, and I'd rather use that time for programming. Fair enough, but it's actually easier than it looks! Installing using Python would not help in this case, since I...
by chris
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: General AmigaOS
Topic: Application Package Woes
Replies: 12
Views: 7591

Re: Application Package Woes

As you say, there are no real guidelines, beyond using the official (Lisp based) Installer... which many developers (including myself) don't use! It might be worth considering why that is (finding it too complicated to write scripts for is probably the main one), and then looking at whether the new...
by chris
Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: AmigaOS Feature Requests
Topic: DTM_WRITE feature requests
Replies: 26
Views: 36001

Re: DTM_WRITE feature requests

salass00 wrote:
chris wrote:WAVE I have no idea about
My wave.datatype does support writing. I can't speak for the OS-included one though.
It's probably yours I have installed :-) I don't think there is one included with the OS, is there?
by chris
Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: AmigaOS Feature Requests
Topic: DTM_WRITE feature requests
Replies: 26
Views: 36001

Re: DTM_WRITE feature requests

Grand total of DataTypes I have installed that will create a blank DataType object in memory and attempt a write: FLIC GIFANIM WAVE WebP This was a "no data" test, so the save itself failed in all cases. FLIC does not support DTM_WRITE GIFANIM looks like it does, as I get a load of encoder...
by chris
Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: AmigaOS Feature Requests
Topic: DTM_WRITE feature requests
Replies: 26
Views: 36001

Re: DTM_WRITE feature requests

And, to add to this, it looks like the DTA_BaseName tag of NewDTObject doesn't work, even when using the correct DTA_SourceType of DTST_RAM. Calling ObtainDataType(DTST_RAM, "DataType Name") and then passing that to DTA_DataType works fine. So, to write a file using DataTypes, you need som...
by chris
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: AmigaOS Feature Requests
Topic: DTM_WRITE feature requests
Replies: 26
Views: 36001

Re: DTM_WRITE feature requests

The second is probably more important than the first, the lack of any way to find out if a subclass supports writing in their native format might explain why nobody ever uses it. As far as I was aware (having played around with saving via datatypes & discussing it on Utility Base), AmigaOS 3.x ...
by chris
Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: General AmigaOS
Topic: Generic_Keyboard.driver is wrong version
Replies: 3
Views: 3793

Re: Generic_Keyboard.driver is wrong version

@Timothy

Thanks.

@aclogic

lowlevel.library is a wrapper for AmigaInput.library under OS4. If the AmigaInput keyboard driver isn't loading then lowlevel keyboard functions aren't going to work, as AmigaInput has no keyboard devices to read.

The test was with a USB keyboard.
by chris
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: General AmigaOS
Topic: Generic_Keyboard.driver is wrong version
Replies: 3
Views: 3793

Generic_Keyboard.driver is wrong version

The version number of Libs:AmigaInput/Generic_Keyboard.driver is wrong - it is v51.3, however AmigaInput only loads drivers of v52 and higher. Hence the Generic Keyboard driver does not show up in AmigaInput prefs and (unconfirmed that this is the cause but) the lowlevel.library keyboard functions d...
by chris
Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: AmigaOS Feature Requests
Topic: DTM_WRITE feature requests
Replies: 26
Views: 36001

DTM_WRITE feature requests

I have been playing around with datatypes.library's DTM_WRITE method, and it seems to me to have two main flaws: 1. When calling DTM_WRITE (or via SaveDTObject) the only option is to save to a file on disk. It would be useful to be able to save to a memory location, maybe one automatically allocated...