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bloglite



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bloglite
The guys at GridWorks love this superior OS.

We use it for our everyday tasks more and more.

We've released several Distros.

The latest "EZ" Distro(s) (2-18-2005)

Floppy disk maker @ http://www.wemakeitbig.com/meos/P6EZB218.7z

iso @ http://www.wemakeitbig.com/meos/P6EZB.7z

This starts up w FAT32 enabled.

use EXITHD from desktop to auto-update HD (msetup.exe) use m.com as first line of autoexec.bat to have dual boot system.

see README for autoserver instructions.


Archived Distros

ez927.7Z (09/27/04)

www.wemakeitbig.com/meos/EZ927.7Z

0.78p3 on: (9/12/04) are available from

www.geocities.com/wemakeitbig * New AutoServer w/more NIC support.*


Archive DownLoad Sites:

www.geocities.com/MenuetUSA
or
http://www.geocities.com/bloglite

Try the DEMO "AutoBoot to Application" iso.

Burn a CD. Boot from it and it sets up mode 1 vga @640x480 /ps2mouse
and Automatically starts a Slideshow of 100 jpg images from the ramdrive.

Looping display is not escapable. Reset to quit.


New pdf w/schematic @ the end of this thread. Build a BlogLite blinking thing.


On a tangent . SVG Scalable Vector Graphics ** Menuet Server full of these

See Mark's SVG Maxi-Clock (5/25/04) *(F11) for full screen kiosk mode @


http://www.wemakeitbig.com/clock7a.svg

While viewing a svg right click and view source . Too cool.

Stay tuned to this forum for more information. Matt Wbshome@excite.com


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Post 26 Feb 2004, 22:43
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woodwizzle



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woodwizzle
Autoboot sounds amazing and I hope its gets integrated into the original MenuetOS as well!
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bloglite



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bloglite


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Post 27 Feb 2004, 22:53
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Mike Hibbett



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Mike Hibbett
>3. Currently working on a simple File Manager and Keystroke record and

'Guys',

Search the forum for the word FAR - Someone has already made a very good File Manager. Auto boot has been explained several times already too. If you would like to do some coding or design for menuet drop me an email and I'll give you some suggestions!

Mike.
Post 28 Feb 2004, 01:06
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New



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Mike,

Mike Hibbett wrote:

Search the forum for the word FAR - Someone has already made a very good File Manager.
Mike.


Do you try it? How to use?
Post 28 Feb 2004, 06:51
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spideros1



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spideros1
There's nothing wrong in making another file manager. It will extent menuet native application base, which is quite small now.
I'm working on my MGTK library in C++ Wink I'm working on text editor class now, so if you want to make simpliest text editor app you simply do:

Code:
GApplication * app; /* base application class */
GTextEditor * editor; /* pointer for editor object */
GRect R; /* defines rectangle */
...
...
extern "C" void app_main(void) {
...
...
R.Assign(10,10,320,200); /* put editor at 10,10 with size 320x200 */
editor=new GTextEditor(&r); /* allocate editor object */
app->Insert(editor); /* insert editor to application */

...
app->Run(); /* start application event loop */
app->Done(); /* this destroys everything */
}
    


I've skipped few lines of code (initializing app) to make it clear.
I have almost ready GEditorCore class which is core for editing text, e.g. searching text, cut, pase, copy, etc. It also has clipboard which can contain text,binary or image. GEditorCore doesn't display anything. Backends will for example be:
GTextEditor - simple text editor
GCodeEditor - editor for programming languages (with coloured syntax)


Description: MGTK library source code with example. If you'd like to test it copy lilie.jpg and test binary from libmgtk/test to menuet floppy, run test from Menuet
Download
Filename: libmgtk.zip
Filesize: 167.95 KB
Downloaded: 524 Time(s)

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Ivan Poddubny



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Ivan Poddubny
Lots of new programs and features! All sources are included.

Attachement deleted - new version in topic MENUET RE #6


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Post 29 Feb 2004, 07:08
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profkid13



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Ivan Poddubny wrote:
Lots of new programs and features! All sources are included.


nice, but dont like the green look.. :p
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Ivan Poddubny



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Quote:
nice, but dont like the green look.. :p

You can change it:
1) Run DESKTOP program and create new DTP file.
2) Change color in GRSCREEN.ASM,
Replace "CGREEN.DTP" by "<yourfilename>.DTP".
Compile it. Don't forget to save ramdisk!
3) To change skin you have to recompile the kernel.
Decompress it to some directory on the hard disk,
then copy all files from "oldskin" directory to the folder with sources,
copy FASM.EXE to that folder, run build_kernel.bat.
After all place KERNEL.MNT to floppy.

That's all!
Post 29 Feb 2004, 12:56
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profkid13



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profkid13
i know Razz
Post 29 Feb 2004, 13:38
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Czubin



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Czubin
oooh yeaah I always like new stuff.
Give me xmms and NTFS on it and i won't leave it. Wink
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bloglite



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bloglite
Obsolete info deleted



UPDATED INFO @

http://www.geocities.com/wemakeitbig


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Post 01 Mar 2004, 22:15
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bloglite



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bloglite
Moved->

New version on page 2 of forum Menuetbz.


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Ivan Poddubny



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Ivan Poddubny
I looked at your distribution and I have few questions to you:
1) Why did you translate russian strings in 15.asm?
Many programs in MeOS RE are both russian and english.
All you have to do in order to translate them to english is to change
one string ("lang equ...") in MACROS.INC and then recompile them by
running a special script for CMD. "15" support both russian
and english variants.
2) There are many new applications you did't find in my distro.
What about TINYPAD or VRR? I think this is very important thing.
VRR is used to set up screen resolution and vertical refresh rate;
new TINYPAD can compile and run applications by one mouse-click.
And why did you delete SYSFUNCS.TXT? Do you think that it's possible
to write programs without any documentation?!
3) I looked at the code of your kernel but did't find anything
related to autodetection of hardware!
Do you mean that defining "preboot" values is equal to "autodetection"?
You should know that kernel of MeOS RE supports this trick.
Just open PREBOOT.INC and you'll see! This can be done even in original
MenuetOS by editing KERNEL.ASM!
Setting harddisk read on is located at SETUP.ASM which is started
automatically by LAUNCHER. SETUP just restores user settings set at
previous boot. It's not difficult to set bmp file as a wallpaper
during boot process because there is BMPVIEW ready to do this work.

Sorry, maybe I'm too angry but you promised to make something completly new but you did not!

-----------
Sorry for my english...
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Kain



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Kain
bloglite wrote:
Will try one more time to upload file to this forum. Rolling Eyes


Very nice, thanks bloglite. With this distirbution, I was able to access my HD without any further modifications. Heh, my MenuetOS world is a lot bigger now.

I was able to read and write to the HD and it didn't seem to effect the stability of Menuet. (I'm not worried about killing the HD, it's 2 gig dedicated to DOS/Menuet).
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bloglite



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[quote="Ivan Poddubny"]I looked at your distribution and I have few questions to you:
1) Why did you translate russian strings in 15.asm?
Many programs in MeOS RE are both russian and english.
All you have to do in order to translate them to english is to change
one string ("lang equ...") in MACROS.INC and then recompile them by
running a special script for CMD. "15" support both russian
and english variants.
2) There are many new applications you did't find in my distro.
What about TINYPAD or VRR? I think this is very important thing.
VRR is used to set up screen resolution and vertical refresh rate;
new TINYPAD can compile and run applications by one mouse-click.
And why did you delete SYSFUNCS.TXT? Do you think that it's possible
to write programs without any documentation?!
3) I looked at the code of your kernel but did't find anything
related to autodetection of hardware!
Do you mean that defining "preboot" values is equal to "autodetection"?
You should know that kernel of MeOS RE supports this trick.
Just open PREBOOT.INC and you'll see! This can be done even in original
MenuetOS by editing KERNEL.ASM!
Setting harddisk read on is located at SETUP.ASM which is started
automatically by LAUNCHER. SETUP just restores user settings set at
previous boot. It's not difficult to set bmp file as a wallpaper
during boot process because there is BMPVIEW ready to do this work.

Sorry, maybe I'm too angry but you promised to make something completly new but you did not!

-----------
Sorry for my english...[/quote]

Anger ? Well here are answers.

1 Did not have a clue nor the ability to read the directions in russian to perform your language trick so I did it myself.

2. VRR Crashes incessantly on all machines I've used it on and I did not think people needed that lack of functionality. If you had mentioned your improvements in TinyPad they would have most probably been included.

3. In our review of previous posts there is no mention of autodetection only
AUTOBOOT. Which in fact we have released and it does seem to work for most. That was the intention.

If you wish to be angry please be angry at someone else as we are just old programmers seeing what we can still do for others.

Maybe your abilities far exceed others. But until the "uninformed" can see what can be done they won't endeavor to learn anymore.

Our intention once again. Expose others to a new idea.

For all those who wish to express an opinion on others posts. We suggest you spend that energy making this OS better and better.

Just our 2 cents worth. No more time for such.

Something new soon. Later
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Mike Hibbett



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Mike Hibbett
Hi Matt,

thanks for the jpeg code. Could you tell me where you got it, or who the original author is? It would be polite (and possibly a legal requirement) to get their approval for it use in Menuet. I would also like to ask some questions about the code ( since I don't speak spanish! ).

Thanks again for find the code.

Mike
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Sorry Mike, I found this in a search and wish there were more as far as comments.

Maybe someone here has an idea who to contact.

As far as usage. Since this is beta and I suppose GNU/GPL I'd guess you can try anything.

G'day

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Mike Hibbett



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Mike Hibbett
Would you have the url or search criteria you used? I've looked for jpegview jpeg viewer jpegview.asm and cannot find anything that links the original source.

Unfortunately, just because our code is GPL'ed doesn't mean that we can make other peoples code GPL!

Any info you can give to help me find the original author will be greatfully received.

Ta,

Mike.
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Matt



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Here is a distribution We hope makes amends to comments in previous posts.

www.geocities.com/wemakeitbig

Have Fun.

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