Can we do this on MorphOS too?
  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Acill
    Posts: 1915 from 2003/10/19
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    Saw THIS over at AW.met and was wondering if we could do something like this? It wold be nice to have this app working on MOS.
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  • »21.04.07 - 13:05
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  • Fab
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    Fab
    Posts: 1331 from 2003/6/16
    This is something you could do 10 years ago already on amigaos (with older versions of course) with geekgadgets.
    There are a few X11 servers available for amigaos, geekgadgets one, amiwin (shareware) and xami.

    Basically someone just needs compile native X11 sdk libraries so that upper layers such as gtk can be compiled and at last high-level applications like abiword.

    Now, do we really want to run sluggish alien linux applications on a separate screen, with very little integration?
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    GK_LKA
    Posts: 481 from 2004/3/28
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    This is not as easy question as you think. My opinion is that we need more native applications, but as everybody knows, there are not much developers on this platform. :( So I think it's even better to run linux applications on a seperate X screen than reboot every time to linux wheen I need to open some Word document or do something what is not possible on MOS. :(
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Wishmaster
    Posts: 342 from 2003/6/29
    If you want word documents, use MS Windows.
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    itix
    Posts: 1516 from 2003/2/24
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    Well, if you want to experiment with it, porting cygnix to MorphOS is trivial. Someone just must watch configure scripts running in MorphOS and that is the most boring part of it.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    SoundSquare
    Posts: 1213 from 2004/12/1
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    from the few OS4 users i know it's pretty slow actually.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    BatteMan
    Posts: 282 from 2003/2/24
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    They also say it's pretty usable and stable.
    Proud user of MorphOS since 2003 !
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    SoundSquare
    Posts: 1213 from 2004/12/1
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    pretty stable is meaningless, it's stable or it's not ;-)
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    Kamul
    Posts: 121 from 2004/6/9
    From: Poland, Katowice
    Quote:


    Wishmaster wrote:
    If you want word documents, use MS Windows.

    And if I don't want to use Windows? Besides the point is not only have
    a possibility to open word documents. The problem is that we don't
    have any good word processor on Amiga and Amiga like systems.

    I'm not a "Linux on Morphos" follower, but it would be good for a
    temporary solution. As GK_LKA said, it's easier to run AbiWord on
    second screen than switching to Linux.
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    Schlonz
    Posts: 131 from 2004/4/16
    From: Langen, Germany
    I agree with Kamul and GK_LKA. I think every useful, needed App would be good to have on MorphOS. AbiWord for instance seems to offer quite a lot stuff we currently not have on any other word processor running on MOS.
  • »21.04.07 - 23:24
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  • Fab
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    Fab
    Posts: 1331 from 2003/6/16
    As said previously, if someone really wants it badly, it's trivial to port.

    You basically just have to type ./configure and make, and eventually tweak a few settings or configure scripts until it works.

    There's even cygnix sources archive available on os4depot as a reference.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Posts: 744 from 2003/4/6
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    I have to say that it would be nice of course to be able to run linux/x11 apps on MorphOS but I think its easier to install a linux distri where you have always up-to-date compiles of the needed application.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Acill
    Posts: 1915 from 2003/10/19
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    Well, if anyone wants tp give it a shot, please do! I'd love to see a package put together with an install guide to get it working once its done too.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    serge
    Posts: 725 from 2003/2/20
    I tryed with old 68K X&& servers on morphos, but there's only th server working . Never could run applications. Dont know why.

    It would be very curius to try this why running sofware we dont have. It should be faster than running Operating system emulations and easier than rebooting on linux for some word processing.
  • »22.04.07 - 09:28
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  • MorphOS Developer
    zukow
    Posts: 643 from 2005/2/9
    From: Poland
    mos port (without ppc emul) of sheepshaver with macos9.0 and office 2001 would be the best solution
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    magnetic
    Posts: 2129 from 2003/3/1
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    If you are going to start talking like that then best solution is Mac ON Linux with OSX and Office 2007...


    magnetic

    Or for free use oo.org... it would be nice to see abiword for mos native though
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    zukow
    Posts: 643 from 2005/2/9
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    MOL doesn't work in morphos window. Sheepshaver doesn't require to recompile (x11) programs like cygnix. One emulator and hundreds programs, games, etc.
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    itix
    Posts: 1516 from 2003/2/24
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    Porting Sheepshaver to MorphOS just isnt feasible. I once looked into it but it is no go.
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  • »22.04.07 - 21:02
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  • MorphOS Developer
    zukow
    Posts: 643 from 2005/2/9
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    @Itix

    Are you talking about problems with mos.1.4.5?
    Maybe in mos2.0 it would be feasible.
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  • MorphOS Developer
    itix
    Posts: 1516 from 2003/2/24
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    MorphOS 2.0 does not make it possible. It just is not possible in a shared address space OS.
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  • »22.04.07 - 21:56
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  • tom
  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    Posts: 147 from 2003/7/22
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    If you want a texteditor, why don't you use Pagestream? I'm using it for years and it is a very powerfull textprogram. I've to use Word on my office, but at home I prefer Pagestream altough it isn't the newest version (4.1, i'm waiting for an update for Morphos). It is way better then Word.......

    regards Tom
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Posts: 2053 from 2003/6/4
    As long as it regards only to view and read ms-word docs on MOS I recomend these online services:

    https://www.pdfonline.com/convert_pdf.asp online word 2 pdf converter (works with V)
    http://view.samurajdata.se/ online word doc viewer works with Aweb
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Posts: 661 from 2004/11/3
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    For viewing MS Word documents, you could also use:


    Antiword (for converting to PDF/HTML)
    http://aminet.net/package/text/misc/antiword

    Next (great program!)
    http://aminet.net/package/text/show/Next

    EvenMore (also great)
    http://www.evenmore.co.uk/downloads/EvenMore.readme
  • »23.04.07 - 18:59
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    jcmarcos
    Posts: 1178 from 2003/3/13
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    Quote:

    Zylesea wrote:
    As long as it regards only to view and read ms-word docs on MOS I recomend these online services:

    https://www.pdfonline.com/convert_pdf.asp online word 2 pdf converter (works with V)
    http://view.samurajdata.se/ online word doc viewer works with Aweb



    About file conversion, be sure to check media-convert.com. It does amazing things, with text, database, spreadsheets, image, sound, music and video. For example, I used it to successfully convert a "FLV" video (done in Flash, coming from YouTube) into MPEG4.
    It's absolutely free, and they accept files up to 150 MB!
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  • Leo
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    Leo
    Posts: 417 from 2003/8/18
    @Itix: what prevents ShapeSheever from working on MorphOS ?

    Leo.
    Nothing hurts a project more than developers not taking the time to let their community know what is going on.
  • »24.04.07 - 08:21
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