Archives for OS4

Mapparium 0.6

Posted by ALB42 on 10. Juli 2016No Comments

A new Mapparium release bring the image position showing to public including some AREXX commandos for it. But there are more changes. Finally I added a Menu for the Main Window. There are some problems with the menu on MorphOS, and I want to prevent bug announcement about this. I should really again try to find a clue about it. Besides this added overall statistics.

Changes
  • ADD: Image List with EXIF position Data
  • ADD: Image preview
  • ADD: AREXX commands for Add images to imagelist
  • ADD: Menu for Main window and ImageList
  • ADD: Active Route color
  • ADD: Overall statistics
  • FIX: Color settings

Download as always on Mapparium Page

Remember, remember… the holidays

Posted by ALB42 on 3. Juli 2016No Comments

On request I added a nice little feature to Mapparium. It can now extract GPS informations saved in the EXIF of JPG photos. Usually smartphones and better cameras with GPS chips add them to the photos.
Really nice to remember where the photos are taken. a little preview of the image is included, sadly the JPG loading is very slow on MorphOS. I’m not sure whats the reason for this maybe some x86 optimization or general endian problem. So I decided to make the preview with a small preview of the image loaded and call MultiView to show the whole image on request. Mostly the small image is enough to have an idea whats on it. And with MultiView you can inspect in detail. Of course it would be nice to make it configurable later.
 
Little movie to show how it will work:
 

The GPS support will have to wait a version more I think, still need a lot of work, and if included track recording and so on should also be implemented, so still a lot of work.

Mapparium 0.5

Posted by ALB42 on 27. Juni 2016No Comments

The new Mapparium has some basic route calculation support. I found two usable services, YOUR and OpenLS. Both have positive and negative sides, YOUR is much more reliable but only support the orders as text without coordinates where the direction order is active. OpenLS had on my tests some speed issues, sometimes very slow, even 1 day offline as it seems, but it supplies orders also with position informations.

Changes
  • FIX: AROS invisible search text
  • ADD: Routing calculation via YOUR or OpenLS
  • FIX: better Prefs window
  • ADD: Save/load routes from GPX
  • CHG: Open TrackView or RouteView on Show/Edit Button
  • CHG: Moved Track title edit into TrackView
  • ADD: Context sensitive Add Button
  • ADD: Possibility to hide/show tracks/route
  • FIX: Faster drawing for 68k Amiga

Download at Mapparium Page

Mapparium 0.5 on MorphOS

Mapparium 0.5 on MorphOS

Show me the way

Posted by ALB42 on 16. Juni 2016No Comments

I got already some requests for easy route planning inside Mapparium, for me thats not so important, because mostly I just drive without a plan. But it’s funny to play around. In fact I plan both ways of planning, online search “from to” and manual planing by defining some points. But first make the online search, rather easy with “YOUR”. Sadly the by turn announcements are only supplied as text wit no relations to the route. That means you cannot click onto a announcement and zoom to the map where it should happen. I found another one from the university of Heidelberg, and it has map coordinates for every turn. But today when I tried to implement it’s offline :-O I’m a little bit hesitated to include such a service, if it is this unstable to use. Especially because it’s not just offline, but just lagging some minutes to timeout, which is very annoying, because it looks like the application is crashed. (But just waiting for the answer.)

Mapparium 0.4

Posted by ALB42 on 12. Juni 2016No Comments

New Version of Mapparium for all Amiga systems.
Most important changes are, AREXX Port (not available on AROS, due to Zune restriction), Find by IP, Check position, localized search and support for Garmin FIT data. Have fun for me it works already better than my other route inspector programs, I also use it on Linux as my default. I just notice when adding many routes it becomes a litte messy, because the start of every route is the same, maybe I need an option to hide routes from the view.

Changes:

  • ADD: Clear HD Cache by Button in Prefs to a certain zoom level
  • ADD: Find current position (by ip)
  • ADD: Search position by ip (type: ip:x.x.x.x to search)
  • ADD: Get address for current position
  • ADD: Zoom in by double mouse click
  • ADD: AREXX port with commands “goto” and “addwaypoint”
  • ADD: Loading of Garmin FIT data
  • ADD: Other color for active track
  • FIX: Umlauts fix in search header
  • FIX: Search by Return press in search box

Download at Mapparium Page

AREXX on the map

Posted by ALB42 on 10. Juni 2016No Comments

Polluks wrote a little AREXX script to extract positions from JPG exif informations to show on the map, it also create geo: URIs suitable for Mapparium. He also asked me if it would be possible to include AREXX support directly to Mapparium. I always played with the idea to try some AREXX support things, but never had a reason. In principle is rather easy to get a message and return a error value.
 
I added two simple commands to Mapparium, goto and addwaypoint.
 

Mapparium with AREXX

Mapparium with AREXX


 
At AROS sadly I didn’t get the AREXX (or Regina) to work, thats the reason I implement for Amiga Classic at the moment.

Whats written there.

Posted by ALB42 on 5. Juni 2016No Comments

Strange problem appeared with Mapparium on AmigaOS4, all texts are invisible. The funny thing: on my UAE and the OS4 computer at Amiga meeting it was working, difficult to debug. But thanks to some guys at amiga.org I was able to solve it. First I thought it was some Font issue but then I found an informations about color setting in AmigaOS4 and that the given color also contains an alpha value and this was of course always zero for my setting now. MorphOS/AROS/Amiga does not need there a value. And after a failed try (I missed one call) I got a positive feedback from Amiga.org.

 

Besides this I fixed some little things and implemented Garmin tcx reading (also a xml format but seems only for tracks). Because of this I decided to make a new release for all platforms not only for AmigaOS4 and called it 0.3.

 

Mapparium 0.3

OpenStreetMap viewer for all Amiga systems.

0.3

  • FIX: Invisible texts on OS4
  • FIX: Go offline if internet is down
  • FIX: Start folder for load/save dialogs
  • FIX: Filter for dialogs
  • FIX: Version informations
  • ADD: Load tracks from Garmin TCX files
  • ADD: Set size of middle marker
  • ADD: Support for geo: URIs
  • ADD: DblClick to lower panel copies middle position to clipboard as geo: URI

Download at Mapparium Page

Mapparium 0.2 Release

Posted by ALB42 on 2. Juni 20162 Comments

New version of Mapparium released this time for all Amiga systems. (Also for m68k Amiga, take care it needs a GFX Cards and a FPU to work).
 
Changes:

  • ADD: Show Height/Speed map of recorded tracks
  • ADD: Marked position in curve mark also on the map
  • ADD: Support for KML/KMZ Loading
  • FIX: Optimized image keeping

 
Check out the Mapparium page.

Virtual Lazarus v2

Posted by ALB42 on 16. Mai 2016No Comments

New Version for the Virtual Lazarus crosscompiler, some crashes with mouse events (OnClick, OnMove, OnEnter, OnLeave), Redrawing and resizing problems and of course the biggest change adding support AmigaOS4 (PowerPC). I removed some not needed files and installations, so the download is much smaller this time.
 
Changes in short:

  • FIX: Redraw problems on AmigaOS3
  • FIX: Size problems
  • FIX: Mouse event crashes
  • ADD: Support for AmigaOS4
  • CHG: Striped image from unneeded things, reduced download size

 

Download the new Virtual Lazarus crosscompile setup (1.2 Gb)
 

 

I am thinking how to make an online updater, in principle not so difficult with a script, svn update from repository, recompile/install all compilers/crosscompilers, update lazarus repository, recompile and install lazarus, done.

AmigaOS 4 Free Pascal Release

Posted by ALB42 on 8. Mai 2016One Comment

I created a Release for the Free Pascal Compiler including RTL, Packages and a pre-alpha version of the Lazarus component Library.
For me the AmigaOS 4 implementation is considered as “done”. I will take care only that changes in FPC does not break the OS4 port and also the LCL changes not break OS4 compilation.
 
Download the Release Version at the FPC AmigaOS 4 Page.

I also uploaded the current archive to OS4Depot.net where it should be soon available for public use.