Icaros Desktop is a pre-configured AROS desktop environment for the PC platform, distributed on a bootable live media. The AROS Research Operating System is a open source lightweight, efficient and flexible desktop operating system, aiming at being compatible with AmigaOS 3.1 at the API level, while improving on it in many areas.

Nearly a month after Icaros 2.1 release, it's already time for an update. Icaros Desktop 2.1.1 does not introduce new features, but updates OWB 1.25 to its final version and fixes a couple of nasty bugs: VICE does not crash anymore on exit, and HDToolBox will now show text on the right panel again. Newer OWB improves stability and compatibility over the beta version published with Icaros 2.1, and most of all now allows to update files in Google Drive accounts, as explained here. The other addition is obviously the improved LiveUpdater released yesterday, which can now be used to install next Icaros update packs.

NEW FROM ICAROS 2.1
- Updated OWB to final release 1.25
- Updated VICE ermulators to version 2.4 (n/a on Light version)
  + Fixed crashing on exit
- Fixed HDToolBox right panel text
- Updated LiveUpdater
  + fixed bug with user-startup being moved to RAM: without motivation
  + Updates are now performed at startup, when no program is running

AVAILABILITY
Icaros Desktop 2.1.1 comes in the usual flavours: Icaros Desktop Live!, tailored for DVD-ROM media and provided with an already configured QEMU virtual machine for Windows; Icaros Desktop Light, the "core system" which can easily fit on a CD-ROM and a small pendrive; and a Update Pack for current Icaros 2.1 users.

UPDATING ICAROS FROM VERSION 2.1 TO 2.1.1

Icaros Desktop 2.1, although not mandatorily, should be upgraded to version 2.1.1 using the improved LiveUpdater released yesterday. This should make sure that some little modification to startup files will be handled correctly when upgrading to the latest release.

Once LiveUpdater has been updated, please complete the following steps:
1. download IcarosUpdate210-211.zip from our download page
2. run LiveUpdater on your current installation, set the job for next reboot or reboot immediately
3. choose File option and locate the IcarosUpdate210-201.zip file
4. wait for the updating job to finish
5. proceed with reboot
6. enjoy Icaros Desktop 2.1.1!

Update Pack for Icaros 2.1.1 will not work on Icaros 2.0.3. Icaros Desktop 2.0.x users should update their systems to Icaros 2.1 before upgrading to v2.1.1.

HDToolBox is correctly running again

NEW IN OWB 1.25
This is a list of modifications introduced by Krzysztof Smiechowicz from v1.23:

- Updated to WebKit r187682 (July 2015).
- Ported Odyssey directly on top of WebKit repository.
- Enable HTML5 video feature.
- Bookmarks management panel has been made functional (needs updated MUI components).
- Cookies management panel has been made functional (needs updated MUI components).
- Fixed "second download crash".
- Updated to ffmpeg 2.6.2.
- Fixed problem with Odyssey not remembering window width after closing.
- Fixed problem with pressing enter not being handled in search window.
- Added a "graceful exit" option on crash of Odyssey allowing to close the application and free memory.
- It is possible to disable JavaScript Just-in-Time compiler using NO_JSC_JIT tooltype.
- WebKit codes revision is now presented in AboutBox.
- Browser spoofing agents are updated for Firefox and Chrome.
- Added option to disable/enable MP4 support (enabled by default).
- Fixed crash when closing bookmarks panel (needs updated MUI components).
- Double-clicking on bookmarks opens it in current tab.
- Fixed list-related code that was trashing memory.
- Lists (download, mime settings, history) now have a scroll bar (needs updated MUI components).
- Fixed "division by zero" error in Quick Links handling
- Synchronized display of checkboxes and radioboxes
- Updated Russian and Italian catalog
- Provided HTML documentation
- Messages console is enabled
- Fixed continuous allocations of memory when browsing
- Made memory freeing more aggressive
- Enabled disk cache by default
- Fixed setting proxy users/password
- Fixed cookie handling on numerous sites