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Short:GUI frontend for the UHC-Tools package
Author:DisasterIncarnate (Pete Swanston)
Uploader:geekpeter gmail com (Pete Swanston)
Type:util/wb
Version:0.9
Requires:util/misc/UHCTools.lha; util/cli/System.lha
Architecture:m68k-amigaos >= 2.0.4
Distribution:Aminet
Kurz:GUI-Frontend fuer das UHC-Tools-Paket
Date:2022-09-24
Download:http://aminet.net/util/wb/UHCGUI-Current.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/wb/UHCGUI-Current.readme
Downloads:202

This is a graphical user interface which you can use with the UHC Tools
package which is a collection of cli tools to make a real or emulated
Amiga which has internet access a lot easier to work with.

Full details for this you can find on the UHC Tools aminet page, this
readme simply covers this work in progress GUI which requires a
correctly installed UHC Tools.

Note: due to the nature of "Online" life, some sites may enforce http
redirects to https, in which case you may see a popup mentioning that
AMISSL is needed for some operations, currently Remix.Kwed enforces
a https redirect so AMISSL is needed, the same may apply to some of the
other sites supported by UHC Tools and may change 1 way or the other
over time.

---

In brief, the GUI lets you do pretty much everything important that
the cli tools do, you can Get+Retain files or Download+Extract, or
leave the GUI in Auto mode to decide for you.

UHC Tools supports downloading from these sites:

Aminet
AROS Archive
MorphOS Storage
OS4 Depot
WHDLoad
WHDownload
AmigaScene.org
Modland
Fred Fish Collection
Ascii Arena
Modules.pl

Not "Naturally" supported by UHC Tools, but with the use of it is
the option of also being able to download from RKO - remix.kwed.org
which hosts mp3 files for various c64 remixes and some Amiga remixes.

---

The cyclegadget containing the download sites lists all available
sites you can use and should default to "Aminet" unless another
is saved as your default, note the "Recent Uploads" button.  Not
all download sites support a recent list and must be searched
manually, if this is the case an information message should
warn you of this fact at the bottom of the GUI.

the GUI, i hope, should be pretty obvious in its form and function,
as default everything downloads to RAM: but again this can be changed
either temporarily or permanently.

To see the less obvious options, check the rightmouse menus:

Toggle Resize
- Enables or Disables the window Resize dragbar.
- Save preferences to keep this permanent.

Snapshot Window
- Snapshot/Save the windows default LR/UD/Width/Height values.
- This is saved right away and not when the save option(s) are used.

UnSnapShot Window
- Removes saved sizes/positions and uses defaults.

Center To Screen
- Use after a resize operation to center the window if needed.
- Remember to also snapshot the window to keep this position
- as your saved default.

Changes Are Saved; Changes Not Saved (The Text Toggles)
- Toggle Resize, Download Destination, Download Type (Get/Extract)
- and Download Site options are either saved on exit or are left as
- "Last Saved" when exiting, what you see in the menu is what it
- is currently set as, ie: "Changes Are Saved" means the above
- will save on exit, this preference is saved after exit and will
- remain as such until toggled.

Save Current Prefs
- Same as above but saves current preferences instantly rather than
- on exit, further changes are not saved unless you manually invoke
- this again or use the above method.

TXT Viewer
-  You can set which program you want to view readme files, once set
-  save changes to make your selection persist.

UHC-Tools Update
-  Quick online check for an updated UHC-Tools package
-  no further action required, it either updates and works or you
-  will get a message you are already up to date.

About
-  Tells you some boring stuff about the GUI, personally I wouldnt
-  waste my time with it.

Quit
- Banishes the GUI into the void where it slumbers until you invoke
- it once more for use.

---

Any issues/bugs?

Yes, oh yes, most likely, email me any issues or find me on the EAB
forum where i should have a thread you can post into regarding testing
the GUI.

Any feature requests for the more nitty gritty stuff should probably
go to the UHC Tools devs, this GUI is just a paperweight without their
amazing work which makes using and updating an internet enabled Amiga
a joy to work with.

Enjoy.

---

Minor Change Added on 24th Sept 2022:
- Under emulation on some x86 Linux Distro's a bsdsocket error would
- attach iteself to the end of search results but would not actually
- inhibit functionality, the error message has simply been hidden and
- should not appear on search results anymore.

Minor Changes Added on 23rd Sept 2022:
- Fixed menu color problem

Minor Changes Added on 18th Sept 2022:
- Added modules.pl to list of Download Sites to match recent addition from
UHC-Tools authors.


Contents of util/wb/UHCGUI-Current.lha
PERMISSION  UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP     NAME
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[unknown]                  709    1220  58.1% -lh5- c451 Sep  7 13:54 UHC-GUI.info
[unknown]                 6247    6294  99.3% -lh5- 0aa4 Sep  7 13:54 UHC-GUI/Alt-Icon.info
[unknown]                 8142    8153  99.9% -lh5- 6f48 Sep  7 13:55 UHC-GUI/Alt-Icon/UHC-GUI.info
[unknown]                 1723    3472  49.6% -lh5- d74e Sep 24 22:20 UHC-GUI/Read-Me
[unknown]                  566    1401  40.4% -lh5- 4406 Sep  7 13:54 UHC-GUI/Read-Me.info
[unknown]                   19      19 100.0% -lh0- 3a74 Aug 30 15:47 uhc-gui/uhc-gui
[unknown]                  877    1618  54.2% -lh5- c3b1 Sep  7 13:54 UHC-GUI/UHC-GUI.info
[unknown]                40880  100016  40.9% -lh5- c3f0 Sep 24 22:20 UHC-GUI/UHC-GUI.prg
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ ----------
 Total         8 files   59163  122193  48.4%            Sep 25 03:46

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