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NOTE1: WHEN INSTALL, DO NOT MESS IT WITH PREVIOUS INSTALLS !! FRESH LOCATION WITH NO ADDITIONAL 3D PARTY FILES ARE MUST !! NOTE2: Because of adding more features and extend functionality, we had to change config files structure. Old config files still can be used with no problems, but any save of config files starting with 5.91 will make it saves in new format, which mean they will not works on earler versions like 5.90, 5.82, etc. That probably can be left unnoticed, as probably no one will save configs in newer versions of any programm to use them in previous version of programm, but it still worth of note probably. Requirements: Any version of amigaos4 may works fine. Just with latest one less problems can be, and most of the tests done on os4.1 update 6 and os4.1 final edition. What new since 5.90 release: -- Increased embedded font filename sizes. -- added/updated internal version checks of libs/modules to avoid crashes when users mix old and new setups -- removed the ~1MB upper limit for the stack of launched programs (Environment/Cli Launching/Stack) -- make default minimum stack size a bit bigger that 4000 everywhere (8192 for os3 , and 16384 for os4/mos/aros) -- some cosmetic everywhere (like about window now contain more info, updating dopus5.guide to the latest one, and co) -- more 64bit fixes: experimental dospatches (dopus/dospatch env) & some of modules works as expected. -- fixed 2 bugs in xadopus.module which left unnoticed: trash of memory when close lister with content, and wrong unpacking of directories with half-same names -- fixed most of cases when user want to use new version of dopus over old 5.82 to avoid crashes -- reworked LowMemory handler -- many OS3 only fixes (i.e, crash when OS3 environment palette window (configopus) closed, most of crashes because of mixing old and new componenets (like crash if dopus5.library missing or outdated), etc). Also now ks3.0 is minimum, not ks3.1 as it was with 5.90. -- many OS4 only fixes(i.e, making dopus5 works with recent MUIs, fixing crash if "dopus/PatchWBInfo" environmental variable is set and the WBInfo patch is used, filetype.module crash, join.module "split" progress window graph, more 64bit fixes, lister up-scrolling problem, etc) -- many AROS only fixes (i.e, disks can now be hidden (Environment/Desktop/HiddenDrives:), saving the FTP options now works, fixig of lister's backgrounds, fixing of deadlocks with AmiStart, drag mask for screens with high color depth, popup menu icon, etc) -- All the little tweaks and fixes all over the place, check the ChangeLog for more details. What new since old 5.82 release: -- Everything ported to GCC and code are cross-platform. For more detailed details check hangelog included in archives. And yes, porting to GCC do not make it any slower: dopus5.9 are the same fast as previous SASC's based original. -- Nightly builds at http://dopus5.org, so new version every night for brave ones. -- Widely tested AOS3, AOS4 and AROS versions. -- Better default environments: you just unpack it, run and use. No need to dig in into details at first run. -- Fixes of the original 5.82 bugs (there was a bunch, see changelog). -- Documentation now in PDF (based on original PageStream files). -- No more registration need it (of course). -- Bunch of new features added, such as: 1). 64bit disk/dos support for aos4 and morphos, 64bit disk support for os3. 2). Native icons support for os4 and aros. 3). Reworked title-bar info handling for os4, morphos and aros , so no more ugly look. 4). No needs for additional "parent" module to fix original limitations (all oses) 5). Added system's window gadgets in listers: no more custom ones, or hacks for (os4, aros and mos) 6). Proper removal of patches on exit as well as freeing of all resources taken by dopus5 on running. 7). New environment variable for those who not like patching - env:dopus/NoSysPatch. But be aware, if you disable patches, some things not works. (all oses) Modules: -- configopus.module: native icons, better scrollbar gadgets, few new options (such as WB Emulation/Show Workbench Leftout icons) -- diskcopy.module: 64bit support. -- diskinfo.module: 64bit support, clever use of code between os3 and other oses (to keep it fast), recognize of more FS (all new and popular ones) -- filetype.module: fixes of original bugs -- format.module: 64bit support -- ftp.module: lots of rewrite, improvements, speed-ups and fixes. -- icon.module: native icons support as well as recognize of more FS (same as for diskinfo.module) -- play.module : improvements , fixes and some logic of usage reworked to be more clever (stop/play now reacts more logical). -- register.module: we get rid of it as no more registration need it. -- xadopus.module: are in-build and default with dopus5 now. fixed few original bugs, added password protected archives support -- about, cleanup, fixicons, join, listerformat, misc, pathformat, print, read, show and themes modules also have heavy clean-up in porting process as well as small fixes there and there. And of course more. You always can see full changelog for details (included in the release archive). You may ask: will new release get rid of some old bugs, but bring new bugs ? Pretty possible that yes, dopus5 are beast and work in progress, so you have https://sourceforge.net/p/dopus5allamigas/bugs/ In end of all we need to say thanks to: - Olaf : who deal with GPSoft to get source code and whole community who do donations and lately testing. - Xenic : who actually start whole porting and fix/rewrite a lot of code - Itix : because of who morphos version even in current buggy form is possible. - BSZili : because of who AROS versions is possible, bunch of bugs fixed, done improvements like 64bit support, native icons, better title-bar handling, proper removal of patches, and so on and so on. - Rigo : who make important fixes in general, improve look of dopus5, added new options, fixed os4 related issues in some parts. - Mason : for his artwork (icons/toolbar images/etc). - As well as to Thore, SBA, Jens and others who help with ideas and suggestions. - And to all others who support, betatest it and still use that uniq piece of amiga software from past. Sorry if i forgot someone. Enjoy !
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