A new AmiFox is released its the Version 0.5. The most important changes are the possibility to download Stuff from Itch.io, which is not possible with other browsers on Classic Amiga. Also if you want to continue your surfing on the mobile it is possible to show the current URL as QR-Code. Also again some bugfixes for size calculations and there are some old TCP/IP stacks outside with a bsdsocket.library lower than 4. To be honest I don’t know if we could work with Version 3 but I guess not.
I noticed some bugs in AmiTranslate and also got some suggestions how to improve the program. Firstly the scrollbars for the text edits did not work (where not connected to the actual textedit). The pdf did not care about returns or line wrap so a longer text are not readable. Now it cares about returns in the text and will also insert line wraps for longer texts.
A wish was to include a context menu for both edits to copy and paste text.
So it’s time for a new release 0.2, Download at the Programs Page
Usually when I translate texts from one language to an other I use DeepL to do it, it makes better results than Google translate in the most cases (at least if german is the target language). It also has an API to use and the first 500.000 chars are free, so I created a little program for Amiga to use that API.
It’s stupidly named AmiTranslate I know very unimaginative but hey seems the name is not used already, so why not. Of course the program needs an Internet connection and SSL (OpenSSL3 on MorphOS; AmiSSL on all other systems) because it talks directly with the DeepL server (via https) and it needs the texteditor.mcc.
Of course for some of the languages there is the problem of showing the chars (e.g. russian) for that I included a PDF writing function and a plain UTF-8 Text output then you can use other programs to read the actual text. of course nicer would be to make a real TTF output maybe later.
I also removed some languages which does not work at all (even the PDF output, like japanese, korean and chinese)
If you have an own DeepL key you can add the ToolType „DEEPLKEY=<key>“ to the icon, then even my 500.000 chars are used you can still use your own, it’s free so why not.
The AmiFox Server can already be used via docker container with everything you need installed, but this works atm only for x64 linux with docker installed. But the original WRP was already prepared to cross compile to multiple targets, so I made a release with all the platforms available which includes, Windows, Mac or Linux on a RasPi, there you can start the apps directly. You might need some additional packages though, for example a current Google Chrome / Chromium Browser browser must be installed.
A new version of AmiFox is ready for release, I fixed some more bugs the last days. The 0.3 Version is a big step forward for usability of AmiFox. Most of these features I already introduced in the blog entries here so just a short recap.
Copy Text from selected webpage (AmiFox-Server 0.2+)
Copy Clipboard from Server (AmiFox-Server 0.2+)
IFF Format (AmiFox-Server 0.2+)
send longer texts to page (needs texteditor.mcc)
Mouse wheel support
Shift cursor up/down send as Page up/Down (AmiFox-Server 0.2+)
Error message when Datatype could not load image
send Youtube URLs to AmiTube
send Google Maps and OpenStreetmap positions to Mapparium
AROS Version atm i386 and 64bit ABIv11
Read URL at Mouse position
direct download of catched URL at mouse position
save Webpage Image
Downloads as always on the AmiFox Page or with the Update check inside AmiFox.
If you using an own AmiFox Server please note that you must update to the latest Version to get all the Features, The Current Version should have the Version Number „AmiFox-Server 0.3“ visible in the AmiFox about (after at least one page was loaded) or in the footer of the AmiFoxServer webpage, next to the WRP Version number.
Finally after 4 alpha version and 6 beta versions we (McDope, Amix and me) think AmiFox, a new browser for classic Amiga, is ready for it’s first release. This is Version 0.2 so one can see it’s still in development and many things to improve but I guess many people want to try how it works. And we can test how the server behave under heavier load than in the beta tests.
There is a special page for AmiFox where you can download the program.
„Alex R“ found a AmiTube problem on Amiga OS4 and reported it to me. (some days before already) I tried to implement that AmiTube remembers the splitter position. Sadly I made a big error there resulting in a very small barely recognizable List on the left side of the window. I only tested it on m68k-Amiga where it did not happen, but after a bit of trying I found the culprit and fixed it.
Originally I planed to release that fix with the next version, but now I got some more bug reports about the exact same thing (hmm, nobody of the beta testers reported it). It seems that it is not only an OS4-problem but also happens on at least MorphOS and some 68 Amigas. Therefore I will release this new version now, with bugfixes only, no functional changes.
Sorry for the trouble, if you are affected by this bug.