Thursday, August 14, 2008

And continuing ...

Well ive been quiet for a while now but things havent been completely on hold.

Ive recently put finishing touches to a network driver for SiS900/SiS7016 based NIC's, and also have an Intel Gigabit NIC driver roughly 95% complete. Once I have it working I hope to find the remaining problems with the RTL8139 code and try and get it finished up also.

Other than that ive been working away on Wanderer and finally enabled the snapshot menu options, so now you can snapshot drawer windows positions/size aswell as your icon positions, however currently wanderer doesnt display Icons with coords as they should be - something I will look into shortly.

Ive also been working in other parts of Wanderer .. so now for instance it will load the contents of .backdrop files listed in volume root directories and add the Icons therein to the desktop like on AmigaOS.

The menu options to add/remove the files arent yet operational but soon they will be ;)

Im also in the process of reworking the menu handling a little so that they are updated dynamically depending on selected icons, and "view" options.

Once these things are fixed - The only remaining menu option I will tackle will be the Empty Trash option =D

Then its back to trying to fix the buffered IconList handling since this is something id really like to get working soon!


Jaiminho said...

as allways...great! =o)

i didnt understood the .backdrop but i could understood the geral view!

btw, kal, have you saw this natami stuff? 3d gfx open source card? hw optimise for sdl ?

all sounds cool! (aros on 68k b4 your xmas!) =oD

Sleepless said...

Sis900 network drivers! nice! :-)

brutal said...


.backdrop stores the locations of icons that have been "Left Out", they will appear on the wanderer screen when you boot up until you "Put Away" it goes back to normal funtion. Or something like that!!

This is a very useful missing feature, glad to see it coming!!!

Jaiminho said...

WOW! greatcha, i didnt catch it b4, i will try to move the trashcan icon to wanderer or start do some labs on it.

im really having bad time with filesystem and file manager under aros, but besides that thing are really great!

asap, i will add my soundcard id to the ac97 ahi driver, i have the feel it should work.

thanks for the explanation, i would never guess that, and i had allready did some test with the snapshot feature (im not sure, but for me is not working, but as i said before, probably my problems with files (protections?) are reflecting all around)

kind regards,