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util/boot/BootProgress.lha

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Short:Progress bar while booting w/ picture
Author:bdf11146 at fs2.bdtf.hu (Álmos Rajnai)
Uploader:bdf11146 fs2 bdtf hu (Álmos Rajnai)
Type:util/boot
Requires:Kick V2.04, iff.library V23
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Replace:util/boot/BootProgress.lha
Date:1998-04-11
Download:http://aminet.net/util/boot/BootProgress.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/boot/BootProgress.readme
Downloads:722

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 BootProgress V1.01

 Easy2use progress bar while your Startup-Sequence is running.

 Why BootProgress, and not an other one?

 * It is easy to use, needs just a few modification in your Startup-Sequence
 * Fully system friendly, no hacking at all
 * Can display an IFF/ILBM file
 * It can divide the bar by itself
 * It works after you or any program modified your Startup-Sequence
 * It is Freeware

 How does it work?
 -----------------

 The program consists two part: the main part is BootProgress, which shows
the IFF picture, sets up all it needs, and waits. Then come BumpProgress, it
tells the bumps to BootProgress. When a bump arrives (to the public port of
BootProgress), the progress bar raises one step.

 Usage
 -----

 Place to the beginning of Startup-Sequence the BootProgress. (It is better
to place right after the SetPatch, but it's up to you.)

 The template of BootProgress is:

 PICTURE/A,XPOS/A/N,YPOS/A/N,WIDTH/A/N,HEIGHT/A/N,COLOR/A/N,BUMPS/N

 those parameters are:

   PICTURE/A - the full path and name of your picture to display
   XPOS/A/N,YPOS/A/N - x and y position of left-up corner of your progress
bar on the picture (numeric of course)
   WIDTH/A/N,HEIGHT/A/N - width and height of your progress bar
   COLOR/A/N - the color to use for drawing the bar
   BUMPS/N - number of bumps (or steps, if you prefer) it is not need to be
set, if it is missing, BootProgress counts the calls of BumpProgress in your
Startup-Sequence, and uses as the number of bumps, you can override this by
using this parameter

 After every time you want to force a bumping, just call BumpProgress.

 Do not use BumpProgress in other boot-up scripts (eg. User-Startup), than
Startup-Sequence! If you want to use this way, you have to set bumps by
yourself using BUMPS parameter! (Not adviced anyway.)

 When the progress bar filled up, BootProgress exits. You are also able to
terminate BootProgress by starting again. (Both will be terminated of
course.)

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An example:
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c:setpatch >NIL:
c:patchopenwb >NIL:

run >NIL: c:BootProgress work:visual/pictures/own/bootpic.iff 2 40 635 5 255
; x=2, y=40, width=635, height=5, color=255

Resident >NIL: c:bumpprogress PURE

C:AddBuffers >NIL: DF0: 15

[...snip...]

FailAt 21
BumpProgress

C:MakeDir RAM:T RAM:Clipboards

[...snip...]

Assign >NIL: FONTS: Workbench:Fonts
BumpProgress

C:IPrefs
BumpProgress

BindDrivers
C:Mount >NIL: DEVS:DOSDrivers/~(#?.info)
BumpProgress

SetEnv Workbench $Workbench

[...snip...]

BumpProgress

C:ConClip
Path >NIL: RAM: C: SYS:Utilities SYS:Rexxc SYS:System S: SYS:Prefs SYS:WBStartup
SYS:Tools SYS:Tools/Commodities
BumpProgress

IF EXISTS S:User-Startup
  Execute S:User-Startup
EndIF
BumpProgress 
;That was the last bump, BootProgress terminates itself.

resident bumpprogress remove

C:LoadWB
EndCLI >NIL:
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Don't forget to use Run command on BootProgress!

Check out of the cases of BumpProgress!
BootProgress counts only when appears like "BumpProgress", and that is why I
used lowercase version ("bumpprogress") when it was made resident, and when
it was removed.

That's all.
(Easy? Let's say.)


Warranty
--------

   BootProgress is totally Freeware, you may use as you want, but

   THE AUTHOR DOES NOT ASSUME THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF ANY LOSS OF DATA OR
 DAMAGE CAUSED BY USE, MISUSE OR CRASH OF THE PROGRAM.  YOU USE THIS TOOL
 AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Thanks to
---------

  * Wouter van Oortmerssen for AmigaE
  * Christian A. Weber for IFF.library
  * Opi (Geo) of BiøHazard for support and beers together

Author
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    Álmos Rajnai (Rachy/BiøHazard)

    E-Mail: bdf1146 at fs2.bdtf.hu

    Normal mail:   H-8360 Keszthely
                  Bercsényi M.u. 46.
                        Hungary

 I am waiting for your bug report, suggestions etc...

History
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   V1.01 Width division fixed, thanks to Paolo Zanellati for bug report
         (9. March 1998)

   V1.0 First public release
        (6. March 1998)


Contents of util/boot/BootProgress.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
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[generic]                 2578    4536  56.8% -lh5- 35f3 Apr  8  1998 BootProgress
[generic]                 2060    4384  47.0% -lh5- 64c6 Apr  8  1998 BootProgress.lha.readme
[generic]                  134     180  74.4% -lh5- efcb Apr  8  1998 BumpProgress
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 Total         3 files    4772    9100  52.4%            Apr 11  1998

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