Good news for Greek users of Aros who wish to use their distribution with the Greek Language.
Aros-exec user walkero603 put up a nice tutorial on how to setup Aros language and keyboard to be used with the Greek language. And ofcourse the tutorial itself is written in Greek.
At the same time walkero asked in this post if there are any volunteers that could help him with translating Aros into the Greek-language. If you like to help walkero out, then you can do so by sending walkero a pm over at aros-exec.org.
Oh, and if you're into Greek then make sure to checkout the Greek amiga website http://www.amiga.gr/ as it looks like walkero is running that show.
Aros Vision is the first and (currently) only distribution available that runs on original m68k computers (or emulator). This distribution a milestone for Aros and, its development also aids other distributions with integrating Janus-UAE.
So, checkout OlafS3's Aros Vision and report any issues you encounter in this thread. OlafS3 would really appreciate it if people report back to him, about things you like (or dislike), what you think could be improved etc.
In this new version one of the most exiting additions is the support of CD's including automounting, and playing of music CD's. Videos can be played with ffplay or mplayer. The Amistart menus are extended and different other utilities were added including FAT95 support and TwinVNC.
Aros Vision is available in a classic (light) version as well as the normal (full) version. The light (classic) version is the same as the full version (same libraries, MUI-Classes, Virus checker, packer) but many of the applications removed (approximately half the size of the full version). All versions include Wanderer, Scalos and Magellan. On the download-page are instructions and tips to add f.e. Arexx or change to Scalos.
Nikolaos Tomatsidis announced a new update package for his AspireOS distribution and made it available for us to download.
AspireOS is a lightweight distribution, originally designed for netbooks such as the Acer Aspire One but could run on other machines as well. It tries to keep things as simple as possible and the programs included are well tested.
This update package brings a fix for some NVidia graphicscards, adds faster graphics, a brand new updated ESI Juli@ soundcard driver, Mazze's new help command and an up-to-date kernel.
Users with an existing AspireOS 1.97 installation can download the Update-Package and update their 1.97 installation whilst new users need to download the Complete 1.97 distribution, install it and thereafter apply the update package.
FS-UAE is an Amiga Emulator based on Toni Wilen's UAE-core, and uses a modern and sophisticated approach to present itself. FS-UAE supports online play and an on-screen GUI which is controllable with keyboard and gamepad controllers.
In this updated version from version 2.0 so many things where updated, improved, bugfixed and more that we advise to read the releasenotes.
Please remember that in order to emulate a classic Amiga it requires a copy of an original kickstart that is owned by you. Using the Aros kickstarts circumvents this limitation.
magorium on March 17 2013 ·
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Game: Flare 0.17.1
Brand new aros-exec-user kioniro asked for someone to port the newest version of Flare, but took matters in his own hands (with a little help from others) which resulted in a brand new version of this game which he then uploaded to the archives for us to download.
Flare is a single player fantasy action RPG using the FLARE engine (the Free/Libre Action Roleplaying Engine). Both are opensource and has many contributors although it's main developer is Cliff Bellanger. It uses isometric tiles in a Diablo style setting.
Since the last Aros-port by deadwood (version 0.14) many moons ago, so much additions and changes were made that mentioning them would be beyond the scope of this post. Both the FLARE engine as well as the game Flare show tremendous progress.
What is interresting to mention though is that lead developer Cliff decided he wants to release a new version of Flare each month and that kioniro wants try to maintain it. More information can be obtained from this thread.
magorium on March 16 2013 ·
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Blogpost: AROSWorld.org get noticed ?
João "Hardwired" Ralha was kind enough to write an excellent article in his blog about our website AROSWorld.org.
In this blogpost he shares his view on AROSWorld.org, and ofcourse we like that kind of (positive) attention.
In reflection to João's post we must admit that indeed AROSWorld.org was almost gone and did not seem to have a sturdy base for it's existence.
In fact, this became even more evidently when the AROS Playground website opened his portals with their focus on all important games that are released for AROS. Unluckily we from AROSWorld already had talked behind the scenes on doing something similar. So, instead we started focusing on our newsposts.
Indeed we are now getting more visitors by the day, and we have to thank the AROS developers, the distribution maintainers, all the people that port games and other software developers for giving us material enough to be able to post about.
At the same time we do realize that the current website still needs some polishing and get things more in shape. If you think you can be of assistance in that matter or think you are able to contribute then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Because just like João mentioned: AROS is getting better and stronger just like it's userbase. And as such those users deserve different hide-outs to communicate and share their thoughts. So please join us and make AROS stronger.
As editor i like to thank amigamia and cavemann for their unbiased and everlasting support, rebraist for his contributions, our other members for their posts and all others that visit us from time to time.
Thank you João for your blogpost and your kind words.
magorium on March 16 2013 ·
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News: (WIP) Raspberry Pi native AROS port
Aros developer Nick 'Kalamatee' Andrews presented his first picture of AROS running native on his Raspberry Pi computer.
The Raspberry Pi is a very popular credit-card-sized single-board computer with an ARM processor onboard.
After (literally) a couple of months of hard work, Nick is now able to boot AROS from an sd-card into Wanderer. For people reading this news and are unfamilair with Aros: Wanderer is Aros' Workbench replacement (also developed by Nick) and can been seen as the desktop environment for Aros.
Nick's work is still a work in progress and still need some finishing touches (one big hurdle being the port of our full USB stack implementation) before the Aros team can even think of putting up a nightly build for the Raspberry Pi.
We congratulate Nick on all his work and time he put into this projects sofar and wish him luck with his progress.
DestructionBombs is a Bomberman-clone for 1-5 Players written by Manuel Gonzalez. The goal of the game is blow up the other players by leaving bombs in a maze, so that you are the only one left! To gain an advantage over the other players, you can pickup various power-ups.
Pushover is a faithful (opensource) reimplementation of the original Pushover game published by Ocean. It is a puzzle game in which you control an ant which can move along platforms that are connected with ladders. Each platform contains a number of dominoes that need to fall according to certain rules.
This new version adds support for profiles, a new type of domino, several translation, improved help, newly added music, bugfixes and more.