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Short:P96 Preferences Editor
Author:thomas.richter at alumni.tu-berlin.de (Thomas Richter)
Uploader:thomas ricther alumni tu-berlin de (Thomas Richter)
Type:driver/video
Version:47.15.1
Requires:P96 >= 3.0.0, AmigaOs 3.2
Architecture:m68k-amigaos >= 3.2
Date:2024-01-09
Download:http://aminet.net/driver/video/P96Prefs.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/driver/video/P96Prefs.readme
Downloads:3070

P96Prefs is an alternative (and hopefully improved)
P96 Preferences editor.


What does P96Prefs offer:

- configuration of all P96 preferences including environment
  variables, monitor tool types, boards, resolutions and graphics
  modes.
- scalable font-sensitive GUI
- online help system
- fully localizable (Italian and German included)

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New in release 47.1:

- This is the first beta release.


Release 47.2:

- This is the second beta release.

The program now checks for duplicate mode IDs and re-assigns them
potentially when pasting or loading. The environment variables to
adjust the handling of the native blitter are now removed if the
"Native" driver is active as it overloads such settings anyhow. Added
an "Undo" button to the menu which will revert the edits in the
selected board, resolution or mode. The HELP key now works exactly
like the HELP menu item and loads the guide at a particular
page. Fixed handling of AmigaGuide infrastructure. Fixed handling of
out-of-range board types. Fixed handling of Cut, which forgot to
update the GUI and request a reboot. Fixed a couple of GUI glitches at
which entries or menu items were not updated correctly when making
changes. Added a configuration editor for monitors and
auto-configuration for monitors. Updated and restructured the guide.


Release 47.3:

- This is the third beta release.

More glitches of the GUI interface had been fixed, in particular when
restoring the GUI after iconification or when adding or removing nodes
to the configurable items. P96Prefs has now the ability to add monitor
specifications to its preferences, and verify whether modes are
compatible to the monitor. It also attemps to create modes such that
they are compatible to the monitor. P96Prefs can now also create such
specifications from binary dumps of monitor EDID data, and when
creating modes, it will include modes found there.


Release 47.4:

- This is the fourth beta release.

The GUI has been improved slightly, with some GUI elements moved or
rescaled a little bit. Also, the online help system provides now help
for each tool type or each variable setting. The online manual is now
also searched in the program installation directory.


Release 47.5:

- This is the fifth beta release.

The list view on the left window side now shows only the short names
corresponding to the tool types and viarable names instead of the full
names, saving some space. P96Prefs now also shows the modes injected
by boards rather than coming from the settings file.  Such modes
cannot be edited or copied, only tested. The gadgets of the mode
editor are thus all ghosted. The editor can now be aborted with
Ctrl-C.


Release 47.6:

- Another beta release, the sixth.

Resolution names were not correctly derived from the board name. In
case a settings file contained monitor information, this information
was not always added to the database. The monitor information was
formatted wrongly in the list view gadget. When modes were changed,
P96 did not always remind the user to verify them, the verification is
now also added when saving modes. The resolution ID of resolutions
added by the driver remained editable even though they should not have
been.  If the board and the settings contained duplicate IDs, both
were added, even though only those from the settings should have been
present. Tooltypes and variables are now sorted by type and name.
The cursor keys now navigate through the list view.


Release 47.7:

- Another beta, the seventh.

Saving did not show the reboot selection requester anymore, it
vanished shortly after being displayed. The board name and
configuration name were confused, this should be fixed now. In case
the board did not have an icon (yet, or not at all), the resolution
page did not show a board name, and it may have caused a MuForce
hit. Another MuForce hit was caused by saving configurations into
icons with tool types not containing an equals("=") sign. This release
comes now finally with a localization, this time for German.


Release 47.7.1:

- The first Aminet release.

The actual P96Prefs binary does not differ from the beta version
as no further defects had been identified so far. However, the
archive now includes also an Italian catalog by Samir Hawamdeh,
and catalogs are now placed in a properly named directory.

Thanks, Samir!


Release 47.8:

Enabling or disabling an element by the menu did not indicate this
as a change of the configuration, and thus the modifications were
never saved back. The error requester failed to show the error
message because the wrong function prototype was used for creating
the requester.
Samir kindly updated the italian translation of P96Prefs. Also,
Javier de las Rivas provided a spanish translation of the catalog,
thanks Javier!


Release 47.9:

This release adds support of tooltypes that are supported as of P96
3.4.0, namely the RainbowII and the CBMs only graphics card, the
A2410. The BSC FrameMaster is technically identical and thus also
supported by this release. Added some idiocracies of the above cards
as well when creating modes. Added support for the new monitor width
and height tool types added to P96 3.4.0. In case more than one board
was installed, P96Prefs could have shown a dummy resolution of 320x200
pixels that is only for internal use. P96Prefs disabled modes if the
requested clock frequency differed too much from the actual clock
frequency. This is no longer the case.
Again, I want to thank Samir and Javier for updating the Italian and
Spanish catalogs of P96Prefs.


Release 47.10:

One GUI glitch in the German translation was fixed where one string
in the control panel for numerical elements was taking too much
space.


Release 47.11:

In case a board is ghosted, P96Prefs now prints a reason under
the (assumed) board name, either providing information
that the board driver is not loaded, the monitor icon was not
found, or the settings are not assigned to a board.


Release 47.12:

P96Prefs now requests a reboot in case a board assignment changed
implicitly because an installed board was assigned to an already
existing preferences setting. P96Prefs now also loads the monitor
dimensions from the EDID data and fills them in. Setting the
knob position of numerical tool types was not always set to scale
correctly.


Release 47.12.1:

The binaries remained unchanged, just catalogs had been updated.
Thanks again to Samir and Javier!


Release 47.13:

Only very minor changes have been made in this release, this version
is now more verbose in case it cannot open its window and prints error
messages if opening the window fails. Note that P96Prefs is
designed for classical Amiga Systems, it will not work on PPC
systems.


Release 47.14:

P96Prefs re-evaluates now the double scan and interlace flags from
the board driver, and thus cooperates nicer with the A2410 driver
which turns off the double scan it does not support.


Release 47.15:

This release adds support for the new VA2000 driver and recognizes
its tool types and some card pecularities.


Release 47.15.1:

The P96Prefs binary is unchanged, but this release contains an
updated Italian catalog by Samir and an updated Spanish catalog
by Javier. Thanks folks!

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Installation:

- Copy P96Prefs and its icon to SYS:Prefs, or wherever you keep all
  other preferences editors. Any other place works of course, too.
- Copy the P96Prefs.guide to the directory to which HELP: or GUIDES:
  is assigned to.
- Copy the directory Catalogs entirely to LOCALE:. It contains the
  German and Italian catalogs.

P96Prefs can be, in addition, configured by the following tooltypes in
its icon:

SETTINGSFILE=<path>
defines the path where P96 stores its settings. This is by default
DEVS:Picass96Settings.

MONITORPATH=<path>
defines the path to all monitor icons that are loaded into the system
during startup. By default, this is DEVS:Monitors

HELPPATH=<path>
full path to the AmigaGuide documentation of P96Prefs. This is the
full path to the file name of the guide. By default, P96Prefs scans
HELP:, GUIDES: and subdirectories of the above, according to the system
default language. If you place the guide in some other directory,
please indicate the path to the guide in this tool type.

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                      The THOR-Software Licence (v3, January 2nd 2021)


This License applies to the computer programs known as the "P96Prefs"
and the corresponding documentation, known as ".guide" files.
The "Program", below, refers to such program. The "Archive" refers to
the package of distribution, as prepared by the author of the Program,
Thomas Richter. Each licensee is addressed as "you".


The Program and the data in the archive are freely distributable
under the restrictions stated below, but are also Copyright (c)
Thomas Richter.

Distribution of the Program, the Archive and the data in the Archive by a
commercial organization without written permission from the author to any
third party is prohibited if any payment is made in connection with such
distribution, whether directly (as in payment for a copy of the Program) or
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payment for some product or service that includes a copy of the Program
"without charge"; these are only examples, and not an exhaustive
enumeration of prohibited activities).


However, the following methods of distribution involving payment shall not
in and of themselves be a violation of this restriction:

(i) Distributing the Program on a physical data carrier (e.g. CD-ROM,
    DVD, USB-Stick, Disk...) provided that:

a) the Archive is reproduced entirely and verbatim on such data carrier,
   including especially this licence agreement;

b) the data carrier is made available to the public for a nominal
   fee only, i.e. for a fee that covers the costs of the data carrier,
   and shipment of the data carrier;

c) a data carrier with the Program installed is made available to the
   author for free except for shipment costs, and

d) provided further that all information on said data carrier is
   redistributable for non-commercial purposes without charge.


Redistribution of a modified version of the Archive, the Program or the
contents of the Archive is prohibited in any way, by any organization,
regardless whether commercial or non-commercial. Everything must be kept
together, in original and unmodified form.



Limitations.


THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY. THERE IS NO
WARRANTY FOR THE PROGRAM, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. THE ENTIRE
RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD
THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY
SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.


IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS LICENCE, YOU MUST DELETE THE PROGRAM, THE ARCHIVE
AND ALL DATA OF THIS ARCHIVE FROM YOUR STORAGE SYSTEM. YOU ACCEPT THIS
LICENCE BY USING OR REDISTRIBUTING THE PROGRAM.


                                                        Thomas Richter


Note that this program is also available under license from individual
Computers, Jens Schönfeld GmbH.

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Send ideas, improvements, bug reports (please as concrete as possible)
to:


        Thomas Richter


EMail:  thomas.richter at alumni.tu-berlin.de

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Thomas Richter,
       December 2023.




Contents of driver/video/P96Prefs.lha
PERMISSION  UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP     NAME
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[unknown]                 2814    6100  46.1% -lh5- 0d12 Apr 21 17:48 Catalogs/deutsch/P96Prefs.catalog
[unknown]                 2971    6726  44.2% -lh5- e422 Apr 21 17:47 Catalogs/italiano/P96Prefs.catalog
[unknown]                38101   69876  54.5% -lh5- 2c7d Apr 18 13:32 P96Prefs
[unknown]                 3463   10634  32.6% -lh5- 97ec Apr 17 19:12 p96prefs.cd
[unknown]                27117   79882  33.9% -lh5- 30c3 Apr 18 13:25 P96Prefs.guide
[unknown]                  241     487  49.5% -lh5- cf8f Apr 15 17:01 P96Prefs.guide.info
[unknown]                  433     739  58.6% -lh5- 8f43 Apr 15 17:01 P96Prefs.info
[unknown]                 3908    9191  42.5% -lh5- 02ec Apr 21 18:00 P96Prefs.readme
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ ----------
 Total         8 files   79048  183635  43.0%            Apr 22 03:09

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