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[News] Official Hyperion OS4 Screenshots now on-lineANN.lu
Posted on 07-Jun-2003 22:00 GMT by Mikey_C149 comments
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AmigaWorld.net has posted 4 Screenshots on their website from Hyperion - you can view them via this Link
Official Hyperion OS4 Screenshots now on-line : Comment 1 of 149ANN.lu
Posted by Bladerunner on 07-Jun-2003 20:09 GMT
Ah, al least even OS 4.0 now has gradients ;-)))))
What a surprise... Wonder when it willhave a real 32 bit Workbench
like Other Systems had before...
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Posted by Ben Hermans/Hyperion on 07-Jun-2003 20:19 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Bladerunner):
You aren't talking about that Sandbox thingy are you?
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Posted by The_Editor on 07-Jun-2003 20:22 GMT
NICE !!
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Posted by George on 07-Jun-2003 20:27 GMT
Does any one have a mirror of the pictures? Amigaworld.net seems to be having some issues (Good sign I suppose)
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Posted by CnlPepper on 07-Jun-2003 20:31 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (George):
I think Amigaworld is certainly being well "hit" at this moment!

CnlPepper - Thinking a mirror may be a good idea if problems persist!
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Posted by Frodon on 07-Jun-2003 20:32 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
Hello,

"You aren't talking about that Sandbox thingy are you?"

I think we've time before seeing AmigaOS 5 ;-)

Regards
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Posted by Don Cox on 07-Jun-2003 20:35 GMT
Very nice as a default. That looks like a GUI that I could live with and get some work done.

IMO at least as good as any Linux screens I've seen.

The Prefs requesters could be improved by setting a higher spacing in the Reaction Prefs - they look a bit cramped.

IMO the Gradient needs an option of RGB or HSV - usually HSV gives a nicer color range.
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Posted by Paul H on 07-Jun-2003 20:51 GMT
Looking good! I also like the fact that the lens "thingi" can sit on a dock bar, like an task bar applet in KDE or Windoze or something. Gradients at any possible angle as well..

Good stuff.
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Posted by Mikey_C on 07-Jun-2003 21:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Paul H):
Just a reminder! If you have a BPPC and would now like AOS4 to run on it, please take part in Hyperion's BPPC Survey, email timdg@hyperion-entertainment.com and express an interest

Thanks

:)

Mikey C
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Posted by Ian Shurmer on 07-Jun-2003 22:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Mikey_C):
Who wants OS4 for their BPPC Mikey?

:-) :-)

Ian
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Posted by wilhelm on 07-Jun-2003 23:59 GMT
Can't see the screen shots..........can some one mirror them elsewhere?
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Posted by Anonymous on 08-Jun-2003 03:58 GMT
Got Boinged? Looks like AW did. :)
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Posted by Ray A. Akey on 08-Jun-2003 04:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (wilhelm):
http://os.amiga.com/os4/OS4GUIPre.php
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Posted by Wilhelm on 08-Jun-2003 05:14 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Ray A. Akey):
Thanks!!!
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Posted by Remco komduur on 08-Jun-2003 05:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Ian Shurmer):
I do! I do!

But first for the AmigaOne.....then, if it will not take them much time and to many resources( I don't want to see a full stop on OS 4.1 and 4.2 just to get a BlizzardPPC release) a BPPC version would be great.
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Posted by DaveP on 08-Jun-2003 06:04 GMT
They look OK.
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Posted by Hagge on 08-Jun-2003 06:05 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Ray A. Akey):
must say both windows and buttons looks ok, especially focused windows.

now it would be good to know what's new in amigaos4 except a little enhanced gui.
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Posted by z5 on 08-Jun-2003 06:20 GMT
Sorry but i don't see any work from a graphics artist here. Hope a lot changes in the last 20%. It looks dull, boring, cluttered,... And those glowicons don't really do it anymore for a modern OS design.

A big dissapointement, which ofcourse won't stop me buying it but a missed opportunity.
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Posted by ExiE on 08-Jun-2003 06:20 GMT
WHAT IS AMIGA Development LCC ???????
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Posted by Niclas A on 08-Jun-2003 06:38 GMT
It looks great.. Clean and efficient just like an amigaos should be.
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Posted by Anonymous on 08-Jun-2003 06:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (ExiE):
I think that is the former "Gateway-Amiga", as they still own the name and the IP. Amiga Inc. has only licensed the IP from Gateway.
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Posted by Don Cox on 08-Jun-2003 07:07 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (Hagge):
"Now it would be good to know what's new in Amigaos4 except a little enhanced gui."

http://os.amiga.com/os4/features.pdf


I agree with you that the GUI of the Workbench program is not the most important thing. Workbench is not the whole of AmigaOS, it's just one program. However, it can help to sell the system if it looks good.
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Posted by AmigaFan on 08-Jun-2003 07:32 GMT
Just one word : GREAT !!!!!!!!
As soon as OS4 for Aone is ready, i'll buy an Aone and of course OS4.

Very good work Ben !
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Posted by Ben Hermans/Hyperion on 08-Jun-2003 07:52 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (AmigaFan):
Can't take any credit for it.

The design is by Matt from ZeoNeo, implementation by Massimo.

Fonttechnology provided by Detlef.
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Posted by z5 on 08-Jun-2003 07:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
Design? Where?
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Posted by takemehomegrandma on 08-Jun-2003 08:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
> You aren't talking about that Sandbox thingy are you?

Aawwww, comments like that is so unnecessary. But pretty much what I expected from you.
:-(

OK, back on topic. I think that this default look is really dull. Functional, perhaps (the appearance of OS3.1 was functional too), but I would not call this good looking. It's dull, grey, dry and boring.

1) Could you please show us some of the other themes?

2) Could you please release a video, showing the OS and applications in action? This gives people a better feeling of how the OS "feels".

I must say I was a little disappointed at this. After all your talk about "you only get one chance to make a first impression", this is what you show us? Perhaps you should take a look at some of the "sandbox" screenshots ...
:-p

Well, I'm hoping that things will improve. Perhaps my "second impression" will be better ...
;-)
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Posted by takemehomegrandma on 08-Jun-2003 08:29 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (ExiE):
> WHAT IS AMIGA Development LCC

That is a company that holds the right to use the name "Amiga" on computer magazines.
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Posted by Argh on 08-Jun-2003 08:39 GMT
It looks good to me. :)

Of course the release of screenshots to show off the GUI is going to generate lots of discussions about the look of the GUI (duh!), but let's not forget that the point of OS4 is to get AmigaOS onto a PPC native machine. Provided it looks *reasonable* (and how many times have Hyperion told us it's reconfigurable?) then the artistic among us can do the colourful (and some would argue O.T.T.) designs and post them on Aminet as themes. OS4 is an OS, not a skin for WB.
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Posted by Argh on 08-Jun-2003 08:42 GMT
Don't know if it's an artifact of a mock-image or a problem with the font system, but some icon text has the tails chopped. (eg "System" and "Expansion" in pic#3)
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Posted by Mark Cheetham on 08-Jun-2003 08:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 29 (Argh):
Looks to me like badly aligned icons. The icons below the system and expansion icons are overlapping them. Hopefully a `Clean Up` from the icon menu should sort that out.
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Posted by Mark Cheetham on 08-Jun-2003 08:52 GMT
In reply to Comment 29 (Argh):
Oh, and by the way these cannot be mock-ups considering they are on-show at the AOS4 tour. I don't see why people have to go the conspriacy route every time they is a slight discrepiecy.
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Posted by Don Cox on 08-Jun-2003 08:59 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
"The design is by Matt from ZeoNeo, implementation by Massimo.

Fonttechnology provided by Detlef."

Thanks to all of them.

Feature request - it would be useful to be able to set a different "System Default Font" for particular screens. I'm thinking of older programs which can be mode promoted but were designed to expect Topaz 8. You don't want to have to set the font to Topaz 8 for the whole system just so that a couple of programs can work.

(This is not an opening for comments from those who think using an older program is morally wrong.)
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Posted by Ben Hermans/Hyperion on 08-Jun-2003 09:11 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (takemehomegrandma):
The design was done by Matt Kille of ZeoNeo who has credentials in the field of UI design.

It was subsequently vetted by others with professional experience in this field like Andrew Korn.

Matt will be doing a write-up on to how and why of the design.

It's a conservative default but that's the intention: recognisable as Amiga yet still clean and sleek.

it can be customised quite extensively for people who like a more fancy design.

If I recall the fuss some people made about MUI gradients and anti-aliased fonts in the past ...

"Beware - it's coming".
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Posted by Ben Hermans/Hyperion on 08-Jun-2003 09:12 GMT
In reply to Comment 32 (Don Cox):
Don: I would need to check but I do believe that is already taken care of.

Detlef is our miracle worker when it comes to font technology.
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Posted by takemehomegrandma on 08-Jun-2003 09:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 33 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
> The design was done by Matt Kille of ZeoNeo who has credentials in the field
> of UI design. It was subsequently vetted by others with professional
> experience in this field like Andrew Korn.

OK, now it's suddenly looks beautiful and alive. :-p

> "Beware - it's coming".

Looking forward to it. :-)
How far away is it BTW?
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Posted by z5 on 08-Jun-2003 09:50 GMT
In reply to Comment 33 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
Andrew Korn should have sticked to writing amiga magazines.

So when is this going to be released then?
Quick calculation: september - october for Cyberstorm, meaning end of the year for AOne at the earliest. Seems Ben Yoris was not that far off.
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Posted by Ben Hermans/Hyperion on 08-Jun-2003 10:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 36 (z5):
I'm sorry but Andrew also has a background in this area.

He isn't "just" one of the best Amiga journalists.

As a rule, I tend to favor people who actually know what they are talking about.

If you see what kind of considerations came into play when designing the current default appearance (colorblind people for instance), they you'd understand that there is more, much more to UI design than aesthetics.
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Posted by z5 on 08-Jun-2003 10:35 GMT
In reply to Comment 37 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
>As a rule, I tend to favor people who actually know what they are talking about.
Next time, tell it a bit more direct, thank you.

OS4, rocking and on schedule! But maybe it's my age? Right Ben? Probably because of my age that i seem to recall that you were definately going to release something before the end of 2002?
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Posted by Don Cox on 08-Jun-2003 10:42 GMT
In reply to Comment 38 (z5):
"OS4, rocking and on schedule! But maybe it's my age? Right Ben? Probably because of my age that i seem to recall that you were definately going to release something before the end of 2002?"

Everyone knows the time estimates were way, way out. There's no need to go on and on about it.

What matters is that real progress is being made. A lot of people have been working very hard on this project, for little or no money. Some appreciation is in order rather than nagging.
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Posted by z5 on 08-Jun-2003 10:58 GMT
In reply to Comment 39 (Don Cox):
@Don:

i've supported the project for the last 1,5 years with all my heart, even sending out mails of encouragement to Hyperion developers. But somehow, the promises don't work for me no more.
Official Hyperion OS4 Screenshots now on-line : Comment 41 of 149ANN.lu
Posted by ikezzz on 08-Jun-2003 11:20 GMT
In reply to Comment 40 (z5):
Seems for me thats afaik something a
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Posted by ikezzz on 08-Jun-2003 11:20 GMT
In reply to Comment 40 (z5):
Seems for me thats afaik something are out of the wood :))

ikez
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Posted by Xisp on 08-Jun-2003 12:17 GMT
In reply to Comment 40 (z5):
May be you should not put so much heart on it.
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Posted by Chris Young on 08-Jun-2003 12:44 GMT
Hey Ben, since you're replying here... I notice that the Shell window on one of the screenshots doesn't have a scroll bar. Is it possible to scroll back through the history on OS4 Shell? I've been using KingCON for years and I would really miss this feature (in fact, it is the only reason I bothered to reinstall KingCON when my HD crashed some time ago)

Thanks
Chris
Official Hyperion OS4 Screenshots now on-line : Comment 45 of 149ANN.lu
Posted by Ian Shurmer on 08-Jun-2003 12:55 GMT
In reply to Comment 38 (z5):
Oh STFU.
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Posted by Ben Hermans/Hyperion on 08-Jun-2003 12:55 GMT
In reply to Comment 44 (Chris Young):
You'll have to stick with KingCON for now.

Console.device is in 68K ASM and we didn't have time to replace it with a new version which would also meet our other requirements.

The upside is that KingCON works fine under emulation.
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Posted by Tryo on 08-Jun-2003 12:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 33 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
> The design was done by Matt Kille of ZeoNeo who has credentials in the field of UI design.

It doesn't show.

> It was subsequently vetted by others with professional experience in this field like Andrew Korn.

It doesn't show.

> Matt will be doing a write-up on to how and why of the design.

Good.

> It's a conservative default but that's the intention: recognisable as Amiga yet still clean and sleek.

Amiga, yes. Clean and sleek: It doesn't show.

> it can be customised quite extensively for people who like a more fancy design.

It doesn't show.

> If I recall the fuss some people made about MUI gradients and anti-aliased fonts in the past ...

Cheap shot. Nothing else to expect from you.
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Posted by Ben Hermans/Hyperion on 08-Jun-2003 13:02 GMT
In reply to Comment 40 (z5):
And those e-mails of encouragement were very appreciated.

But like I had said many times in the past, the delays were primarily due to insufficient funding which forced us to take on outside contract-work.

This in turn slowed down development.

Add to that the fact that we needed to duplicate all the 3.5-3.9 code which was unavailable to us and the fact that we initially considered a MorphOS like design but ended going for something more ambitious.

The upside is that OS 4.0 is now a much more complete package than originally envisaged.

I can understand your frustration but I dare say that under the circumstances we have not done such a bad job especially when you compare it to those other would-be saviours of the Amiga: VisCorp, Escom and Gateway.
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Posted by Ben Hermans/Hyperion on 08-Jun-2003 13:13 GMT
In reply to Comment 32 (Don Cox):
Don, bad news I'm afraid regarding your feature request.

This is what Detlef had to say:

"No chance, sorry. The "System Default Font" is a public pointer in the
public graphics.library base guaranteed to point to a struct TextFont
(or ColorTextFont or AATextFont) of a fixed-width font. Its initialized
by graphics at boot time with topaz 9 (not 8!), I suspect intuition does
something with it later so topaz 8 becomes the default system font, and
then IPrefs sets it to the fixed-width font specified with Prefs/Font.

Requesting different GfxBase structures for different screens does not
make sense..."`
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Posted by Don Cox on 08-Jun-2003 13:22 GMT
In reply to Comment 49 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
Hmm. Thanks for asking.

Usually when people say something cannot be done in AmigaOS, it is done sooner or later. ;-)
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