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New Screenshots

February 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Hello readers,

So the weekend is nearly upon is again, I am working late in the office again tonight in the race to release something substantial by the end of February.  However, its looking likely that nothing will be released until early March.  In the meantime I wanted to keep in touch with users as to what’s going on exactly, so here I present some screenshots for your entertainment!

Jack 3.2.5 Released for all (Amiga-like) Platforms

September 27, 2012 Leave a comment

The latest version of Jack is now available it fixes numerous issues for AmigaOS and even more for the other operating systems in which it supports.

AmigaOS – http://os4depot.net/index.php?function=search&tool=simple

Classic (now available with or without FPU) – http://aminet.net/search?query=jack

MorphOS Beta – http://www.lakemarketingandevents.co.uk/jack/Jack_MorphOS.zip (Debug mode enabled – I need someone to test it!)

WarpOS – http://aminet.net/search?query=jack

CHANGES SINCE 3.2.4

  • AmigaOS 4.1 Update 5’s introduction of asynchronously loading the TCP/IP at Workbench startup exposed a new bug in Jack. The DELAY tooltype was previously being ignored, this has now been fixed. If you still see an error message if starting Jack this way simply increase the value of the DELAY tooltype. Value is no. of seconds.
  • Python ITC Extractor has been updated to version 0.3.2 which adds support for Apple’s use of ARGB images in album cover artwork. Thanks to Simon Kennedy. www.sffjunkie.co.uk/python-itc.html
  • Moved php scripts to another server, older versions of Jack will continue to run for a limited time only.

This update brings everyone up to the same base-line so more fixes/enhancements apply to other releases in addition to the above list.

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Jack 3.2.4 now available

September 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Jack 3.2.4 is now available over on OS4Depot.

As this is a small update, versions for other operating systems are not yet available.

CHANGES SINCE 3.2.3

  • Local playback functionality (of an iTunes Library) in JackTunes is now working, however, there are a still a number of known bugs and features yet to be implemented. Please feel free to have a play around.
  • Improved AmigaOS Version detection (Community Stats/Get Info)
  • AmigaOne 500 is now identified under CPU detection (Community Stats/Get Info)
  • Improved identication of SAM 440 EP and Pegasos
  • Colour Commodity changes caused Jack problems with running from the command line, now fixed.
  • JackTunes: Notification messages are now sent to Ringhio as a new song starts – but only when music interface is closed.
  • JackTunes: Returning into the interface will always show the correct Artist and Title for the currently selected track.
  • JackTunes: Configuration window will now dismiss on selecting Later/Cancel.
  • JackTunes: Mini Window now includes Title and Artist text.
  • AppStore: Small advert area with links to my company Lake Marketing and Events ( www.lakemarketingandevents.co.uk )
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Progress Update

September 2, 2012 Leave a comment

It’s been a little while since Jack had a major update, this is a quick blog post confirming my long-term commit to it’s future development.  Since the last major version I have been working whenever I can (between supporting a new business venture and a love-interest <3) which unfortunately isn’t as much as previously.

So what has happened since then and now?

I completed JackCharts (other OS versions are awaiting a minor Hollywood 5 update, cmon Andreas!) ( http://www.os4depot.net/index.php?function=showfile&file=audio/play/jackcharts.lha ).

Work is continuing on Jack’s internal music player, I finally added support for local iTunes playback today, other bits and bobs including auto-play between tracks (one ends another starts), Ringhio notifications when the music interface for when the music player is in a closed state.  I want to eventually have the music player handle iTunes purchased music videos – I am assuming at this stage Apple removed the DRM-measures as it did with plain audio back-in-the-day.

Just a few more bugs and features to implement in the music player and then I can set it out in the wild – in the meantime have fun with Jack – I know I am it saves me so much AmigaOS heartache!

Did you know?

1. Type ‘f’ to open two Filer windows side-by-side
2. Type ‘TAB’ and enter a URL
3. You can drag video, images and other media to the top-left of Jack to have it play/show.

Jack 3.2.1 Released – Hello Asynchronous Downloads

I am pleased to announce the release of version 3.2.1 of Jack for AmigaOS and Amiga-like operating system.

Please visit OS4Depot, Aminet, AROS Archives or MorphOS Files and check it out today.

What’s New?

The most significant change in this version is the introduction of asynchronous downloads in the App-Store.. asynchronous what?  This means you can now download more than one item at once or continue to use as normal without ‘blocking’ the interface.
This new version of Jack also sports an arexx port with (initially) a small selection of Arexx commands on offer.

What’s Fixed?

See the changelog.

 

Thanks for your continued support, I hope you enjoy this latest release.

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Jack 3.1 released

April 15, 2012 2 comments

Jack 3.1 is now available on OS4Depot.

In the distribution you will find versions available for OS3/4, MorphOS and AROS.

SO WHAT’S NEW?

  • Comprehensive Download Manager in the App-Store
  • Added suport for AROS, Classic and MorphOS computers in the Community Statistics panel and elsewhere
  • Improved general caching within the AppStore and increased archive name recognition database
  • Platform-independency 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

Both the MorphOS and OS3 are untested and require through testing by myself, and the Amiga community.

Please join the new Jack Beta Mailing ( jack_beta@freelists.org ) – ensure you include 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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Download Manager (Update)

A quick update on the progress of the alll-new singing and dancing Download Manager for Jack.

At present the Download Manager doesn’t allow for asynchronous downloads, this will come in the future when I’ve learnt some more about the HTTP Protocol, but for now just about everything is working and the next update of Jack will be available shortly – fingers crossed for the weekend.

Jack for AmigaOS, Jack for MorphOS, Jack for AROS, Jack for Classic….

Yeah thats right I’ve started porting Jack to the other Amiga-like OSes in the last couple of weeks and so far have most of it working under AROS, still a fair way to go mind.

I have set up a mailing list, if you want to Beta Test Jack under one of the ‘Other OSes’ please send an email to jack_beta@freelists.org with ‘subscribe’ in the subject heading.

For the time being check out the increased number of options now available against each and every software released on OS4Depot.

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Calling All Developers

Are you a developer? If the answer is Yes read on.

Do you receive any donations for all your hardwork? If the answer is a little or not much, please continue to read on.

Looking for yet another way to reach out to end-users? Of course you are!

Introducing the new Download Manager coming soon to Jack.

The new Download Manager can allow end-users to send a donation direct to the developer.

All you need is a PayPal account in order to receive donations.

Check out the images below to see how the process works.

“So how can I get involved as a Developer?”

How much does this cost me? Nothing, but the time it takes to get in touch with me by email; see my profile on AmigaWorld.

Still Interested? Simply provide the following information in your email:

1. Send URLs to files hosted on OS4Depot*:

* Fully qualified URL to the file
e.g. http://www.os4depot.net/share/audio/misc/ahirng.lha

2. Your preferred currency to receive payments in, e.g. GBP, USD.

3. The paypal email address in which you would like to receive payments into.

Mission: Platform-Independence

March 11, 2012 6 comments

Hi,

Quick weekend update, made a start on porting Jack for another OS.  What’s this Icaros Desktop no less?

Not sure why the window transparency is not in effect, Hollywood or AROS limitation perhaps?  Also the mouse pointer is all skewed and non-recognisable.  Still, nice start.  Configured a few helper applications along the way, foreinstance ArosPDF is called instead of AmiPDF, MultiView instead of NotePad, FinderV3 instead of AmigaOS4-centric Find and a few more fixes to get this working in a new environment.  Still a little way to go to get everything working correctly, the hardest part was getting TO the interface.  Enjoy!

Wanna help speed up the porting effort?
 
Join the Jack Beta Mailing List: jack_beta@freelists.org. Don’t forget to insert subscribe in the Subject. Thanks I look forward to hearing from you.

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Download Manager

March 10, 2012 2 comments

Screenshot preview of the next upcoming version of Jack for AmigaOS.

Currently working on introducing asynhcronous downloads, in other words support for downloading multiple items at the same time.

Please comment and tell me what you think!

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