ZoneXplorer 2.0 beta
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    Divinity
    Posts: 498 from 2009/9/8
    Elena Novaretti, developer of the fractals program ZoneXplorer, has made her latest, final version of her program publicly downloadable for free, not having more time to be able to continue its development.

    ZoneXplorer 2.0 is compiled for MorphOS, requires at least MorphOS 3.9 and works correctly even in MorphOS 3.15 from various tests.

    There are many new features in this latest public version 2.0 of 2017 compared to the previous 1.3 of 2004, detailed in the internal history txt file.

    Elena specifies that this software is to be considered beta, not complete and no longer supported, but freely usable.


    ZoneXplorer 2.0 beta

    [ Edited by Divinity 04.05.2021 - 21:54 ]
  • »04.05.21 - 20:49
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    Tomo
    Posts: 91 from 2003/7/29
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    Wow! Thanks, Helena, for this update!
    The rendered pictures are still amazing.

    Tom
  • »05.05.21 - 09:03
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    Templario
    Posts: 464 from 2012/4/28
    Good news Elena is back, I remember her png power icons for AmigaOS3.9, MorphOS needs more female programmers!
  • »05.05.21 - 09:24
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11719 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    >> Elena Novaretti […] has made her latest, final version of her program
    >> publicly downloadable for free, not having more time to be able to
    >> continue its development. […] this latest public version 2.0 of 2017 […].
    >> Elena specifies that this software is […] no longer supported […].

    > Good news Elena is back

    Is she?
  • »05.05.21 - 11:49
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    Divinity
    Posts: 498 from 2009/9/8
    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    Is she?


    yes
  • »05.05.21 - 19:53
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11719 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    >> Good news Elena is back

    > Is she?

    > yes

    That must be the reason she waves goodbye forever in the readme:

    "THIS VERSION WON'T BE UPDATED ANY MORE - GOODBYE
    In 2017 I decided to bring ZX to a new life before closing any amiga/fractals related chapter FOREVER. […] Please do NOT contact me, do NOT report any bugs or anything else. As I said I won't work at this any more being from then on involved with more important and productive projects.
    "

    I'm eager to see what more will come from her for MorphOS now that she's back, as you say.
  • »05.05.21 - 22:19
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    maurensen
    Posts: 358 from 2003/10/3
    From: Padova - Italy
    Elena was one of the promoter of Pegasos and MorphOS here in Italy.
    I bought my first peg thanx to her demostration in a fair where I live here in Padua (yes, in '90s morphOS was demoed in IT exibithions :-) nice days).
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  • »06.05.21 - 06:42
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11719 from 2003/5/22
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    > I bought my first peg thanx to her demostration in a fair
    > where I live here in Padua (yes, in '90s morphOS was
    > demoed in IT exibithions :-)

    MorphOS demonstration in the 1990s?

    12/1999: MorphOS announced
    08/2000: MorphOS v0.1 for PowerUP released
    12/2000: Pegasos announced
    08/2001: MorphOS v0.8 on Pegasos demonstrated
    10/2002: MorphOS v1.0 on Pegasos released

    Going by that timeline, I suspect that Elena's MorphOS demonstration took place end of 2002 at the earliest.
    Your mention of Padua/Padova made me research and I found the Webb.it IT show that took place in May 2003.
  • »06.05.21 - 10:52
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    polluks
    Posts: 717 from 2007/10/23
    From: Gelsenkirchen,...
    Maybe 2003 but it feels like the 90's ;-)
    Pegasos II G4: MorphOS 3.9, Zalman M220W · iMac G5 12,1 17", MorphOS 3.17
    Power Mac G3: OSX 10.3 · PowerBook 5,8: OSX 10.5, MorphOS 3.17
  • »06.05.21 - 13:09
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    maurensen
    Posts: 358 from 2003/10/3
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    Yes my memory is surely broken i have to replace it maybe I need an april fix? :-)
    Yes probably was first years of 2000 era ... btw good old times
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    polluks
    Posts: 717 from 2007/10/23
    From: Gelsenkirchen,...
    "16 bit screens support has been discontinued starting from v2.0)"
    No, it still works if you start from a 24 bit screen :-)
    Pegasos II G4: MorphOS 3.9, Zalman M220W · iMac G5 12,1 17", MorphOS 3.17
    Power Mac G3: OSX 10.3 · PowerBook 5,8: OSX 10.5, MorphOS 3.17
  • »06.05.21 - 16:44
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    guruman
    Posts: 461 from 2003/7/21
    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    >> Good news Elena is back

    > Is she?

    > yes

    That must be the reason she waves goodbye forever in the readme:

    "THIS VERSION WON'T BE UPDATED ANY MORE - GOODBYE
    In 2017 I decided to bring ZX to a new life before closing any amiga/fractals related chapter FOREVER. […] Please do NOT contact me, do NOT report any bugs or anything else. As I said I won't work at this any more being from then on involved with more important and productive projects.
    "

    I'm eager to see what more will come from her for MorphOS now that she's back, as you say.

    You are correct (and Divinity probably misunderstood your question and answered about Elena being back meaning that she has recently re-appeared to announce this release). Elena interests have shifted away from fractals and Amiga/MorphOS, and she is now involved in music and DSP and synthesizers programming under Windows.

    Kind regards,
    Andrea
  • »06.05.21 - 21:46
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    guruman
    Posts: 461 from 2003/7/21
    Quote:

    maurensen wrote:
    Yes my memory is surely broken i have to replace it maybe I need an april fix? :-)
    Yes probably was first years of 2000 era ... btw good old times

    Hi Mauro, how are you? Andreas is again correct, Elena was in Padova for Webb.it 2003, in May. This means your Peg would be almost 18 years old now... Mine is not that much younger!
    Yeah, good old times! Sometimes amusing still today: I spent 5 minutes to check if it was indeed 2003 and in ANN Archives Webb.it 2003 thread I found one of the laughable quotes from BenH. ;)

    Kind regards,
    Andrea
  • »06.05.21 - 21:53
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    maurensen
    Posts: 358 from 2003/10/3
    From: Padova - Italy
    Hi Guruman,
    nice to hear you again! Hope you are fine!
    I randomly come here on morphzone to see how MorphOS is evolving but I'm not using Morphos anymore. Btw my love for Amiga is still here and now I'm amusing myself with a classic machine configuration.
    Have a nice day my friend!
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  • »10.05.21 - 09:41
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