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Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Donationware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:08 am
by Gribnif
After much urging and assistance from tenox, I have finally completed the recompilation of Geneva, the multitasking environment, and NeoDesk 4, the desktop replacement. They can be downloaded from the official Gribnif Software site: http://www4.pair.com/gribnif/ .

I hope to make the source code available in the coming months.

Thank you all for your patience and, especially, to tenox, without whom this certainly would have taken even longer.

Dan Wilga
Gribnif Software

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:48 am
by Dal
Hi Dan. Thanks for the post and a huge thanks for the effort and thought you put in to allowing and making this happen.

Your work is hugely appreciated.

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:24 am
by Orion_
Woah ! That's awesome, a huge thank you for this release :)

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:34 am
by Cyprian
Great new.
Many thanks.

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:39 am
by spiny
Thankyou very much :)

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:42 am
by stormy
Thank you Dan for all your hard work, just wondering if either would ever become open source? I think that was the original petition

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:03 am
by dimfil
Thank you so much about this! Really appreciate the hard work and efforts on these projects!

I see on the downloads section that you mention a "Neodesk Icon Disk". But I cannot find a link for that. I kindly ask if there is a possibility that we can have it as well.

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:03 am
by marss
Thanks

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:26 am
by Moulinaie
Thanks a lot for that work!
the links "Al Fasoldt's "Secrets of..." series" are appreciated!

Guillaume.

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:57 am
by mikro
mzry wrote:just wondering if either would ever become open source?

It's right on the title page:
We hope to make the source code available in the coming months.


Thank you Dan and tenox for making this happen. I still remember the smart asses in the FB group telling us how futile and naive this attempt is. ;) Can't wait to see the source code.

EDIT: There's a typo on the download page, it's not NeoDesk 4.08 but 4.06 (yes, I've installed it already! :)

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:23 am
by itaboy
Thank you Dan for your work. And thank you Tenox for your resilience and help.

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:26 am
by Atarieterno
Thank you very much for this magnificent job of Dan, and many thanks to the insistence and assistance of tenox to recover this useful and legendary software.
For things like this I am proud of the Atari community.
Now there is the challenge of translating these programs into Spanish, I will try.

:cheers:

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:47 am
by wongck
Thank you Dan for the software and your support on the ST platform !!
Thank you Tenox for holding on and making this come true.

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:58 am
by shoggoth
Hats off, huge thanks Dan, We've been waiting for this! Looking forward to the source code too; this software deserves to live on!! Great work!

EDIT: Big thanks also to Tenox and other people who have contributed and made this happen.

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:01 pm
by Gaiyan
This is awesome! Thanks Dan! I have now declared victory at change.org. Thanks to all who signed the petition. https://www.change.org/p/dan-wilga-open ... u/22377488

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:07 pm
by TheNameOfTheGame
Thank you!

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:18 pm
by viking272
Wow, such an amazing achievement, thanks Dan and Tenox. Looking forward to testing this out and seeing on some of the high spec systems... Eg CT63 and SV or Radeon graphic cards!!
Anyone got nice screenshots to share??

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:33 pm
by Faucon2001
Wow, great news.
Thank you Dan and Tenox for this fantastic effort of preservation of computer history.

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:16 pm
by Bama
Much Appreciation and Gratitude!!!

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:29 pm
by Bikerbob
As one of the last few to sign the petition (a month ago) I like to think I pushed it over the edge ;)

Thank you. I assume the donation button on the website is good?? ;)

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:38 pm
by jury
HUGE THANK YOU to Dan and Tenox for making this happen!

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:04 pm
by Neurotoxic
This is really great. Thanks for your work and contribution to the community! I really appreciate it!

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:07 pm
by soviet9922
This is great, thanks !

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:10 pm
by LuigiThirty
Awesome! Thanks!

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:48 pm
by Marakatti
Wow! Thank you very much. I've still running Geneva after all these decades on my Mega STe, bought as original ofcourse back in the day :)