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Re: Geneva

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:53 pm
by iceman
This is amazing. Just when you start to lose faith in human nature, someone comes along and does something like this.

I can't believe the recovered data was so error-free it compiled!

Re: Geneva

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:11 pm
by leech

Re: Geneva

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:30 pm
by wongck
Kind of corrupted by windows ( down in the comments section)

Re: Geneva

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:37 am
by leech
Yeah, I noticed that. Though I do find it funny that someone said NeoDesk was better than Windows 10 :)

Re: Geneva

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:44 am
by christos
It's not only better than Windows 10, but it beats Gnome out of the water!

Re: Geneva

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:26 am
by leech
Ha, I like Gnome. Itching to put Geneva / NeoDesk 4 on my Falcon. Though I've got to wonder what I need to do to get STiNG working, I'm assuming I won't be able to use MiNT-Net under it.

Re: Geneva

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:02 am
by calimero
Heh... I used to read OSnews.

and now I remember why I stopped :)

Thom Holwerda: "People always scoff at IBM and Microsoft when it comes to PCs and DOS/Windows, but they did put a computer on every desk and in every home, at affordable prices"

when I read something like this I need to vomit 8O

- Commodore 64 make computers affordable and put it in every home, not PC.

Re: Geneva

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:08 pm
by leech
Ha, yeah I thought the same. Well, more like "that crap wasn't affordable until way after the 16bit era where the A500 and Atari ST were more affordable and usable until about the early to mid 90s, when they went bankrupt. It wasn't until Windows 95 that MS even had an OS that wasn't completely terrible to use.

People these days like to whine that you have to use command line for things in Linux. Apparently they still associate that with the painful pile of crap that was DOS.

Re: Geneva

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:32 pm
by calimero
leech wrote:Ha, yeah I thought the same. Well, more like "that crap wasn't affordable until way after the 16bit era where the A500 and Atari ST were more affordable and usable until about the early to mid 90s, when they went bankrupt. It wasn't until Windows 95 that MS even had an OS that wasn't completely terrible to use.
yes, to prove this, I open topic:

"Programs born on Atari, Amiga, Mac... and then ported to Windows" - to show that all programs was born on non-Microsoft platform and only later migrated to Windows.

http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=22856

Re: Geneva

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:39 pm
by leech
That is awesome! Wish I could get Pagestream to work on my Falcon, may have to buy a license for Calamus SL 2005, though I wish they provided a cross-platform license. Probably will end up buying Pagestream for Linux soon anyhow

Sorry for going off topic, still eagerly awaiting Geneva / NeoDesk 4.

Also, out of curiosity, I know Teradesk has been open sourced for years, and it's still getting development on it. Are we hoping we can get some maintainer/developers updating Geneva / NeoDesk?

Re: Geneva

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:52 am
by KLund1
leech wrote:Decided to spread the joy.

http://www.osnews.com/story/29903/Atari ... en_sourced
So what can you, really smarter then me, do with this?!?!?
(Hopefully, make the install process automatic, regardless of AUTO folder config)

Re: Geneva

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:44 pm
by leech
I always thought Geneva was pretty much just drop it into the auto folder, then configure up the desktop you want, right? It's not like MiNT / XaAES / $desktop, where you have to do it in a bunch of cnf/ini files. It has been since around '93-'94 since I really tried though.

Re: Geneva

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:37 pm
by Neurotoxic
I donated a few days ago. I hope that a future release of geneva might also run on my Milan. I'm eager to test that. If it's combined with MiNT as AES I might have access to FAT32 volumes and I could use long file names or is it planned to add such features to geneva in the near future?

Re: Geneva

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:49 am
by Desty
This is absolutely amazing news... Fair play to tenox and of course Dan Wilga for getting this ball rolling, it's really exciting!

Re: Geneva

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:44 am
by leech
Any news on when/where a newer compiled version will be released? Github, sourceforge, etc?

Re: Geneva

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:10 am
by joska
Neurotoxic wrote:If it's combined with MiNT as AES I might have access to FAT32 volumes and I could use long file names or is it planned to add such features to geneva in the near future?
Geneva only replaces the AES, so it's not possible to add such features.

The Geneva/MiNT-combination used to be a bit unstable, hopefully this can be resolved when the sources has been released.

Re: Geneva

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:18 am
by joska
leech wrote:I always thought Geneva was pretty much just drop it into the auto folder, then configure up the desktop you want, right? It's not like MiNT / XaAES / $desktop, where you have to do it in a bunch of cnf/ini files.
IIRC you have to edit Geneva's GEM.CNF to change things like desktop, environment variables, accessory-path, file-extensions etc. It's the Geneva equivalent of xaaes.cnf.

Re: Geneva

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:07 pm
by leech
As always, Joska, you are correct. I set it up on my Falcon about a week ago, and you have to change the GEM.CNF. Sadly both Geneva and NeoDesk4 crash outright when running on the 060.

Re: Geneva

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:32 am
by joska
leech wrote:Sadly both Geneva and NeoDesk4 crash outright when running on the 060.
Yes, it crashes on my MIlan060 as well. Fortunately, this is one of the things that probably will be easy to fix when the sources are released.

Re: Geneva

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:44 am
by Neurotoxic
Will there be also a coldfire version for the firebee? That would be great! 8)

Re: Geneva

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:50 am
by joska
"All" you have to do is to compile it with AHCC or gcc. Probably easiest with AHCC, as it compiles PureC code with few changes. However, I'm quite sure that there's assembler sources in Geneva too, and these would have to be converted to ColdFire assembler.

Re: Geneva

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:36 am
by KLund1
WOW! A Lot of interest in this!!
Great for a interesting piece of code.
Has anyone installed this original software with Neodesk 4 on a generic 14mb Falcon?

Re: Geneva

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:23 am
by DarkLord
I've had it running on my stock Falcon, IIRC. However, it does
not work on my CT60 equipped Falcon.... :(

Re: Geneva

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:49 pm
by ryan
Any update on the availability of the source code?

Re: Geneva

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:48 pm
by leech
DarkLord wrote:I've had it running on my stock Falcon, IIRC. However, it does
not work on my CT60 equipped Falcon.... :(
Yeah, sadly it just crashes out and you get nothing. I think once the source code is released that'll probably be the first work going into it. Better support for 030+ CPUs.

Curious about something here, is there anything outside of MiNT that adds support for ext2+ partitions?

I need to work on a full backup, then re-install probably since I want to add a few more TOS partitions that are 1GB since I am running out of space... Also I may end up doing different boot partitions since HDDriver supports that, and it'd be more sane than the xboot weirdness I have now that the SV_XBIOS doesn't like :)