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Software News : Jack 3.1 now available for all Amiga-like operating systems
Posted by djrikki on 2012/4/15 22:42:25 (592 reads) News by the same author
Software News

Jack 3.1 is now available for immediate download for all Amiga-like operating systems. Non-AmigaOS 4 users should read the notes outlined below.


For the time-being Jack can only be downloaded from OS4Depot.net.

SO WHAT'S NEW?

* Comprehensive Download Manager in the App-Store
* Added support for AROS, Classic and MorphOS computers into the Community Statistics panel and elsewhere
* App-Store Donation Database: Download applications and then donate directly to the developer (SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!)
* Improved general caching within the AppStore and increased archive name recognition database
* Platform-indepency and removal of all (most) third-party tools and applications including Curl/Wget
* From now on all URLs are called via the OpenURL suite
* Watermarks fixed in single-image mode
* All fonts are now anti-aliased
* Many more numerous bug fixes and optimisations
* For full list of changes and bug fixes, read the .readme or the documentation included

AROS: (status: Release Candidate)

* Installation Problem: Will extract to the current directory and not to the chosen destination drawer, AROS gurus must fix this for me.
* Optical media is not picked up in the filemanager
* Mouse pointers have been temporarily disabled

Classic Amiga OS: (status: BETA/untested)

* Completely untested, assuming it even loads some features maybe broken or missing.
* Likely installation problem as AROS

MorphOS: (status: BETA/Untested)

* Completely untested, assuming it even loads some features maybe broken or missing. I do intend to get my hands on a MorphOS machine to bring up to the same level as enjoyed by AmigaOS4 users.

IN ALL CASES please subscribe to the Jack Beta Mailing List, send all your bug reports, feedback, suggestions etc... especially non-AmigaOS4 users.

jack_beta@freelists.org - ensure you write the word 'subscribe' (without quotes) in the subject of your email.

Thank you, I hope you continue to enjoy Jack for... everyone!

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samo79
Published: 2012/4/17 3:48  Updated: 2012/4/17 4:03
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 Re: Jack 3.1 now available for all Amiga-like operating s...
I have the usual problem with JackTunes button, if i click on it (on the main Jack GUI i mean) nothing happen and the entire Jack GUI will be "freezed"

I can't even close it !

If i understand correctly (and if we are talking about the same bug) it should have been already fixed in version 1.6

Quote:
* JackTunes: Program will no longer hang if no music is found in library.


However some problem still

Edit:

Just found another crash-issue on the App-Store section (clicking on "recent upload" option)

Here the error:

Quote:
Double buffering mode is not currently active!
File: baselibrary.hws (current line: 2493 - In function: Flip)
djrikki
Published: 2012/4/17 7:15  Updated: 2012/4/17 7:15
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From: Grimsby, UK
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 Re: Jack 3.1 now available for all Amiga-like operating s...
Yeah JackTunes has been on the back-burner until I see better audio support arrive in Hollywood which has been promised shortly. However, for me it never freezes here if no music is found. I assume you have updated the Mount JackTunes file according to your smb setup? It will only work on SMBFS0: not 1, 2, 3 etc...
samo79
Published: 2012/4/17 15:03  Updated: 2012/4/17 15:04
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 Re: Jack 3.1 now available for all Amiga-like operating s...
For now i didn't setup any smb (almost for what i remember since i installed my first Jack version looong ago and then i never touch any other releted things)

Aniway smb setup or not i think that the program would just skip or atleast report a specific error to the users rathen than freeze the entire GUI if somethings wrong happen ..

Please if possible fix or workaround it

BTW: What about the other Hollywood error in AppStore ?
djrikki
Published: 2012/4/17 18:04  Updated: 2012/4/17 18:04
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 Re: Jack 3.1 now available for all Amiga-like operating s...
Well I need more information, how and when it appeared, under what conditions etc...
samo79
Published: 2012/4/18 12:18  Updated: 2012/4/18 12:19
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Nothing special but also nothing specific that i can reproduce each time with precision .. just open the App-Store section and click on "Recent Uploads", then on other links on the same page and then again on "Recent Uploads"

After i while you will have this Hollywood crash:

Quote:
Double buffering mode is not currently active!
File: baselibrary.hws (current line: 2493 - In function: Flip)
djrikki
Published: 2012/4/18 20:09  Updated: 2012/4/18 20:09
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 Re: Jack 3.1 now available for all Amiga-like operating s...
Okay, gonna try and fix this now,

Also noticed 'Bundles' appearing in Red at the same time as 'Recent Uploads' - fixed.
samo79
Published: 2012/4/18 20:16  Updated: 2012/4/18 20:18
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From: Italy, Perugia
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 Re: Jack 3.1 now available for all Amiga-like operating s...
Good, thanks

Please if possible make also a sort of workaround for the JackTunes buttons, even if i know that it freeze Jack in a moment or another i surely click on it !
djrikki
Published: 2012/4/18 20:24  Updated: 2012/4/18 20:24
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 Re: Jack 3.1 now available for all Amiga-like operating s...
I am trying hard to get the double buffering error to appear, I saw it earlier before fixing the red text bug, I am sure that wasn't the problem- will try to find it lol

@JackTunes- will take a look and see what I can do.
djrikki
Published: 2012/4/18 22:17  Updated: 2012/4/18 22:17
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 Re: Jack 3.1 now available for all Amiga-like operating s...
@all

Jack 3.1.1 now available in OS4Depot upload queue, addresses a few problems reported from users in addition to other general bug fixes.

* MorphOS: Runs in debug mode, please copypasta the result here if you manage to reach it in this release
* MorphOS: Fixes to installation icon.
* MorphOS: References to SYS: are now MOSSYS:

* Began adding connection detection around downloading of data across the
internet; due to this being a quick fix release this has yet to be implemented
into the App-Store. More to do here.
* Donation database broken due to error in decryption algorithm.
* Fixed error in opening file manager from the shell using arguments.
* File Manager: Fixed downloading of URLs that contained uppercase.
* App-Store: Fixed error with Recent Uploads and Bundles both appearing in Red
under AmigaOS4; seems to have cleared up double buffering error present in 3.1.
* Commodity Window: Added temporary warning requester to JackTunes in case the
user presses this icon by mistake.

@samo79

Couldn't get the double buffering error message to re-appear, fingers crossed I squashed it.
samo79
Published: 2012/4/19 1:12  Updated: 2012/4/19 1:14
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@djrikki

Very good, problem with JackTunes is now perfectly workarounded, also buffering issue seems a lot better now (crash happen less often here) however i got it again when i turn back from "Search App-store" to "Recent Upload":

Quote:
Double buffering mode is not currently active!
File: baseline.hws (current line: 2521 - In function: Flip)


Note that even on the same function the specific line about the error is now different than before!

Seems the usually "very annoying hidden small bug", sometimes i can reproduce the crash with this function, sometimes not .. we need some more deep testing ...

I have also some other general request but eventually i will tell you later, for now is better to check the bug and fix it
djrikki
Published: 2012/4/19 18:27  Updated: 2012/4/19 18:41
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 Re: Jack 3.1 now available for all Amiga-like operating s...
@samo79

Okay I've pinpointed how to re-produce this bug. It will only happen when the user moves from the Search engine to the Recent Uploads and ONLY after Jack detects that the day of the month is different to the one stored in the local copy. Also happens moving to Recent Uploads from any other part of the interface after a resync has taken place. So likelihood of seeing it is twice as a day, once when you first boot in the morning and again if your up after midnight and restart Jack.

Easy to reproduce, just delete FULLINDEX.common from envarc:Jack and restart the application.

Now just need to find out why
djrikki
Published: 2012/4/19 19:16  Updated: 2012/4/19 21:51
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 Re: Jack 3.1 now available for all Amiga-like operating s...
Okay its fixed. I'll release it later tonight with any other updates I have time to do before sleep.

Problem was during a resync not only was the contents of the 'cache' drawer in envarc:jack/ being deleted, but the drawer itself was being deleted as well which was never meant to happen.

Done.
djrikki
Published: 2012/4/19 22:32  Updated: 2012/4/19 22:32
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 Re: Jack 3.1 now available for all Amiga-like operating s...
Uploaded to OS4Depot,

Check upload queue first, jack_1.zip.
samo79
Published: 2012/4/20 5:01  Updated: 2012/4/20 5:01
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From: Italy, Perugia
Comments: 2745
 Re: Jack 3.1 now available for all Amiga-like operating s...
Just tried and seems rock stable now thanks !

But .. do you believe me ? I think to have found another bug!

I've just switched from Calendar to Weather forecast interface and then i opened the App-Store ..

When it start to load (the icon of Jack was iconified) i got this crash:

Quote:
Could not find brush 54!
File: gui.hws (current line: 1794 - In function: DisplayBrush


I'm trying again and again to see if i can reproduce it again, please if possible take a look
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