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util/boot/2b_Spiral.lha

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Short:Pretty nice toy to improve Your WB look even further!
Author:Tomasz Wiszkowski <error at albedo.art.pl>
Uploader:Tomasz Wiszkowski <error albedo art pl>
Type:util/boot
Version:0.1
Requires:OS 2.0, Datatypes system, some patterns ;)
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Name:Spiral
Status:audioware (see below)
Date:2001-08-19
Download:http://aminet.net/util/boot/2b_Spiral.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/boot/2b_Spiral.readme
Downloads:2554
I bet some of You have been disappointed after 0.1a  version  has
been  released.  Well,  I  hope  You  will be satisfied with this
version.

Yet it can't do too much, however I did my  best  to  change  the
worst  thing  in our OS look imo.. And this time it does not only
mean screen bar.

I know there have been some patches written  which  make  exactly
what  spiral does now... well, although it is not so flexible and
configurable [only one parameter so far ;)], it can do one  thing
no  other  patch can. It fills menus with nice patterns [actually
same as titlebar, but this may of course change in future]..

TROUBLES..?

I don't know if it works properly with  all  the  other  patches,
however,  here  is  actually only one tip: launch Spiral *BEFORE*
birdie! Birdie patches some functions with  possibly  buggy  code
[atleast I can't draw lines over the bar layer if I launch birdie
before spiral - it simply trashes my screen, I  don't  know  why,
yet]. I've checked Spiral on my configuration [A1k2, 040/40, 32M,
patches: BlazeWCP, CMQ060, FastBlit, MCP1.33] and encountered  no
problems  so  far.  Should  You  have any please, let me know. My
address can be found at the top and bottom of this text

Spiral will recall its presence every 2h or  so,  it's  not  very
often,  since  it  is  a patch which was made to make Your system
look better rather than bugging Your head. I hope noone will  try
to crack it, or else...

FUTURE

I am afraid I have to say that not really entire menu system  has
been  introduced.  There  are  some  lacks which shall be filled,
soon, like mutually exclusive or "checkable" items.. I know  this
is  a really big misfeature, but... ok, there's nothing I can say
for myself :)

moreover I think I've found some great way to parse screenbar. It
looks  like  soon  I  shall  be  able to put, ehm, anims over the
screenbar [starting with self-calculated  ones,  like  fire].  it
will be really easy, I think, but..:

SPIRAL's FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS!

For those who feel like this project is really cool, I  would  be
really  gratefull to get some feedback from You, and since I am a
terrible melomaniac, it would be great to get some music  of  any
kind  in  any  format [starting with chip modules and ending with
mp3s/cdda]. I suppose it's not really expen$ive to burn one cd or
floppy  and  send  it  [if it's cheap in Poland, it must be cheap
everywhere else hehehe ;)]. If You feel like sending me something
- here's my address:

   Tomasz Wiszkowski
   Katowicka 23/4
   44-335 Jastrzebie
   Poland

I've got only one response so far (greetings to Jurgen  Jaschka),
and  I  don't  feel  like  developing  the  project  if  noone is
interested in it. Sorry...


Contents of util/boot/2b_Spiral.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                 1617    3014  53.6% -lh5- c4bc Aug 19  2001 2b_Spiral.readme
[generic]                 7158   18208  39.3% -lh5- 72dc Aug 19  2001 Spiral
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         2 files    8775   21222  41.3%            Aug 19  2001

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