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Should We Install BB 3+4

Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1421
22 Jun 2018 08:17


I see unofficial OS 3.9 BBs 3+4 is still updated (as of April 2018). Its a patch-pack that was intended to further upgrade OS 3.9
 
  Download
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  EAB discussion
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  The author has other interesting projects like
 
  BestWB
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  and UltimateDraCo (which is good since everything is RTG/AHI)
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  Could this man became a Coffin contributor, and are this BBs safe and included in Coffin?

Even a FreeBench, a free AOS clone is promised?
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Renaud Schweingruber
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 307
22 Jun 2018 09:52


FreeBench looks very interesting to me, we will see where it goes.
 
Regarding the unofficial BoingBag3+4, coffin seems to be based on it, no need to install it over.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1421
22 Jun 2018 14:08


Thanks for clear answer.

Author had an interesting Dockie replacement PolyNet NG
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That has in newer incarnation gone MorphOS
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I hope FreeBench and BestWB will be done >:-)



Leigh Russ

Posts 132
22 Jun 2018 15:05


Regarding BB3&4 though, there are two branches of this and the releases of from http://amigan.1emu.net/releases/#bb are more up to date and fixes the problems people reported with the lilliput versions that put many people off of using them.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1421
22 Jun 2018 18:18


Leigh Russ wrote:

Regarding BB3&4 though, there are two branches of this and the releases of from http://amigan.1emu.net/releases/#bb are more up to date and fixes the problems people reported with the lilliput versions that put many people off of using them.

Thank you, Amigan Software is a great resource.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1421
17 Jun 2019 22:41


BestWB got updated to 1.1 March 2019

v1.0 EXTERNAL LINK  v1.0 to 1.1. update EXTERNAL LINK 

Feature list:

-A Find system tool so that the workbench menu "Find..." gets activated (SimpleFind).

-New and Improved datatypes for gif, jpg, bmp, png, pcx, tga, tiff, and wav media.

-New Removable media partition mounter (SCSIMounter)

-New System snooper (SnoopDOS)

-Fast and easy to use floppy disk copier application (SuperDuper)

-Libraries for cpu support and better hardware detection (MMULib+BoardsLib).

-A filemanager to copy, move and delete files in an easier manner (DirWork).

-Lots of of handy commodities that make user experience much more comfortable (GrabIFF, AssignWedge, CleverWIN, FreeWheel, Rewincy, ToolsMenu, ToolAlias, NewMode, yStart, DosPrefs, BenchTrash, PowerSnap, CronTask, PM, WindowTiler and MagicMenu).

-58 additional workbench printer drivers (take a peek at your SYS:Storage/printers drawer).

-Complementary commands like AddMem, DMS, WBCtrl, and showboards.

-ZIP and JAZ drive support and their corresponding mountlists (IOTools).

-XPKMaster offers a data compression/decompression library available to programs that support it.

-Charmap is a tool that helps dealing with all the characters of a given font. Useful for accents and uncommon characters.

-Prepcard+ helps the user to manage many hardware on the pcmcia port

-The popular LHA, LZX, GZIP and ZIP/UNZIP archiver commands are installed in their latest incarnation.

-Compact Disk audio player with lots of great features (ACDPlay)

-Midi support for many programs with camd.library and the Midiports preferences application.

-New graphic interface that lets you read and write back adf and dms floppy images (TSGUI).

-There is a new preferences program (WBStartupPrefs) that lets you easily handle the WBStartup and Commodities drawer.

-The light weight but otherwise efficient Redit text editor is also included.

-New monitors drivers for native Amiga chipset (Film24, HD720, HighGFX, SuperPlus and Xtreme).

-FontView is an app able to browse thru available fonts and report their characteristics.

-A Backup tool that can even be made to work with non Amiga partitions (ABackup).

-Shell with command completion, scrollbars and lots of other nice features thanks to VinCed.

-A workbench friendly NSD/TD64 compatible drive defragmenter (DiskOptimizer).

-Totalcalc is a replacement calculator that can even be configured as an advanced scientific one.

-Unpacker aids the user in uncompressing archived files with a GUI.

-A very fast antivirus that supports xvs.library is now deployed (Fungicide).

-TextView is an advanced text viewer that supports html between other formats.

-DTView2 is a simple and efficient picture viewer.

-IconLib 46.4 is a fast icon.library reimplementation that allows you to see all types of icons (standard, newicons, glowicons, png, etc.).

-FullPalette will let you lock and optimise palettes.

-IconSet lets you quickly switch between between standard icons and GlowIcons.

-A complete set of manuals that explain all these new features. They are inside HELP:.

-And much more…

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