Monday, November 4, 2013

Another build for the bravest ones

Hello! I hope you're all OK because a new public work-in-progress version of Icaros Desktop is now available for download. Deadwood has fixed a lot of bugs (see our bugtracker for more infos) and I have made some little modifications and additions to default Magellan config. You can now test the "create thumbnail" button I talked about some weeks ago. I've also started updating some applications, beginning with Lunapaint (updated) and ZuneFIG (added).

As like as the last time, I have to warn you. This version of the distribution is not based on mainstream AROS nightlies, but instead on a more advanced (in many areas) custom version by Deadwood, who's backporting from ABIv1 everything which won't hurt (so much) binary compatibility with current software. This means, in a nutshell, that this work-in-progress version of Icaros Desktop is formally NOT compatible with the mainstream one, and you should NOT mix its files with the ones on your hard drive, NOR try to update your current setup with this one. Why? Because 1) it won't work and 2) I won't help you fixing the mess, since you've been warned. Please dowload it and install on a spare computer, on a new virtual machine, and test it, test it, test it! This version of Icaros Desktop is a benchmark for me, for Deadwood, for BSzili and for everyone involved in the "next Icaros revolution" program which in a few words means: new AROS, new GUI, new Experience. We need to catch and fix bugs, compatibility issues, and everything which might bring problems to users. Remember, it's just a TEST, not something we consider suitable for your daily Icaros fun.

By downloading this, you AGREE you have read all above, and you'll also expected to help us. How? Simple!
> You can download Icaros Desktop 1.5.2 Experimental WIP here.

If you find a bug, please test it again on your regolar installation and, if you spot differences, don't forget to tell us. Where? Easy.
> You can report bugs and other issues in our little on line bug tracker here.

Have you got hints and suggestions? (I mean clever ones, like: please set this option like this or like that, move this thing from here to there, and NOT "make Icaros run on my iPhone", thanks). Please follow this thread on AROS-EXEC!

DO NOT, under ANY circumstance, mix executabiles and other binaries of this version with your regular Icaros 1.5.2 installation, or you'll mess it. Keep the testing environment separed from your "production" one.