Bounty proposal
Poll: Who wants a good word processor
Ended on 28.09.2012 - 04:59:30
Total Voters: 0

  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11062 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > I am often too lazy to type out obvious parts of my statements.

    As it's obvious you were referring to already supported PowerBooks, just "(G4) PowerBooks" would have been even less to type than "1.67GHz G4 PowerBook's". So obviously, applying the economical aspect didn't work here for me, which in turn made me think you've had have a reason for typing more than was required and at the same time restricting your statement to those (G4) PowerBooks that are running at "1.67GHz".

    > To my knowledge, all Airport Extreme cards are compatible with
    > each other, so a driver for one Airport Extreme will probably
    > support all Airport Extreme cards in all Mac models.

    Yes, that's probably true I think and is what my statement is based on. That said, there are three different Broadcom chipsets that have been used for AirPort Extreme, which are the BCM4306, the BCM4318 and the BCM4320. I don't know how compatible with each other they are on a driver level, nor do I know which Apple machines have which chipset, but I know that the MorphOS-supported 1.5 GHz G4 PowerBook model has the same chipset as the 1.67 GHz model of the same generation.

    > I am not sure your post helped clarify my post to anyone

    I think my post helped clarify your post to everyone who was made to think that you had had a reason for typing more than was required and at the same time restricting your statement to those (G4) PowerBooks that are running at "1.67GHz".
  • »24.09.12 - 08:44
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    KimmoK
    Posts: 102 from 2003/5/19
    It seems there are various projects of word processors on Amigalikes. If bounty would be made, I think it would be difficult to choose what to support.
    Some options:
    -port of some good 68k app
    -new NG app
    -native port of AbiWord
    -stripped down PageStream (with PDF in + out)

    Perhaps a reward bounty for the person(s) that is the first one to deliver a free word processor (AOS4+MOS+AROS) that meets some tight specs?
    Another interesting SW could be just a document converter that can handle all mainstream document formats and some key Amiga fileformats.
    :-x :-P 8-)
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Crumb
    Posts: 717 from 2003/2/24
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    hardware accelerated Cairo would probably boost OWB performance but I don't know if any coder would be interested in doing that
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Fraggle
    Posts: 203 from 2012/9/2
    connor,
    Quote:

    BTW: I wonder why all the bounty proposals have the same thread name instead of the poll's name. Should be fixed.


    Yes I was a bit confused about the bounty forum, sorry about that. This was really meant as a discussion thread. I will be more careful before making any more threads/polls.

    [ Edited by Fraggle 30.09.2012 - 11:31 ]
    Fraggle
  • »30.09.12 - 12:27
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  • MorphOS Developer
    geit
    Posts: 945 from 2004/9/23
    Porting of calibre shell tools would be nice.

    Of course it would require a MUI GUI, but having all the tools, the GUI is quite simple.

    For those who have no clue about calibre. It is an ebook converter tool, which inputs and outputs pdf, html, epub and other formats. The GUI also contains an ebook reader.

    I use it quite often to create epubs for my ipad. I write them with MorphOS and I upload them from MorphOS, but inbetween I need to use OSX or Windows to create proper epub files, so that is my choice for a useful bounty. :D

    Geit
  • »09.10.12 - 14:43
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  • MorphOS Developer
    CISC
    Posts: 617 from 2005/8/27
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    Quote:

    Porting of calibre shell tools would be nice.


    They are pure Python and don't really require any porting...


    - CISC
  • »09.10.12 - 14:54
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  • MorphOS Developer
    geit
    Posts: 945 from 2004/9/23
    It requires at least porting onother python, as it is not a python version we have already. Phython versions are not compatible to each other, as they reinvent the well over and over.

    And there are several shell tools which I guess will be needed, too.

    Geit
  • »09.10.12 - 15:36
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Intuition
    Posts: 1078 from 2013/5/24
    From: Nederland
    A newer version of SMBFS that doesn't have atrocious transfer speeds would be nice.

    Anyone up for it?
    1.67GHz 15" PowerBook G4, 1GB RAM, 128MB Radeon 9700M Pro, 64GB SSD, MorphOS 3.9

    2.7GHz DP G5, 4GB RAM, 512MB Radeon X1950 Pro, OSX 10.5.8, 500GB SSHD, MorphOS 3.9
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    bash64
    Posts: 898 from 2010/10/29
    From: USA
    I would love to help you out but I need an easier way to develop apps than C.
    Any other languages out there?
    :-D
    I can program perl, basic, assembly.
    Powerbook G4 1.67ghz 2GB, ATI 9700M Pro 128mb
    1TB hd, DL-DVD Burner, Netgear pcmcia wireless card.
    Powermac G5 2.3ghz 2GB, ATI 9600 Pro
    ImageFX 4.5, PageStream 3.3, PhotoGenics 5.0
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11062 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > A newer version of SMBFS that doesn't have atrocious transfer speeds would be nice.

    Geit once mentioned another SMB/CIFS filesystem implementation called FuseSMB. This would be feasible I think because MorphOS already has a FUSE-compatible filesystem layer.
  • »07.07.13 - 21:09
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    Intuition
    Posts: 1078 from 2013/5/24
    From: Nederland
    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > A newer version of SMBFS that doesn't have atrocious transfer speeds would be nice.

    Geit once mentioned another SMB/CIFS filesystem implementation called FuseSMB. This would be feasible I think because MorphOS already has a FUSE-compatible filesystem layer.


    That would be something I'd donate to or even buy a copy of if it were released as a downloadable package.
    1.67GHz 15" PowerBook G4, 1GB RAM, 128MB Radeon 9700M Pro, 64GB SSD, MorphOS 3.9

    2.7GHz DP G5, 4GB RAM, 512MB Radeon X1950 Pro, OSX 10.5.8, 500GB SSHD, MorphOS 3.9
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    Intuition
    Posts: 1078 from 2013/5/24
    From: Nederland
    Quote:

    bash64 wrote:
    I would love to help you out but I need an easier way to develop apps than C.
    Any other languages out there?
    :-D
    I can program perl, basic, assembly.



    I understand C but lack the time and the inclination to make smbfs 1.74 compile on MorphOS. I have even less inclination to make improvements to it.
    :-x
    1.67GHz 15" PowerBook G4, 1GB RAM, 128MB Radeon 9700M Pro, 64GB SSD, MorphOS 3.9

    2.7GHz DP G5, 4GB RAM, 512MB Radeon X1950 Pro, OSX 10.5.8, 500GB SSHD, MorphOS 3.9
  • »07.07.13 - 21:26
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    bash64
    Posts: 898 from 2010/10/29
    From: USA
    NTFS-3G is an example of a fuse file system for morph.
    Powerbook G4 1.67ghz 2GB, ATI 9700M Pro 128mb
    1TB hd, DL-DVD Burner, Netgear pcmcia wireless card.
    Powermac G5 2.3ghz 2GB, ATI 9600 Pro
    ImageFX 4.5, PageStream 3.3, PhotoGenics 5.0
  • »07.07.13 - 21:57
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