Browse 2.5.9 + AmiSSL 5.12 Released
IBrowse 2.5.9 is now available for download (OS4 users may use AmiUpdate instead), which is the ninth free update for registered owners of IBrowse 2.5. IBrowse 2.1-2.4 and 1.x owners may upgrade to IBrowse 2.5.9 by registering at discounted rates. Please note: IBrowse 2.5.9 requires AmiSSL 5.12, also released today, so you are advised to download it before updating IBrowse, otherwise you will be left without HTTPS access.
Unfortunately, the disk cache stopped functioning correctly in IBrowse 2.5.7, so this update has been mainly made to address this issue. We would recommend using both the disk cache flush, then the clean up function via the menus, after installing IBrowse 2.5.9, to restore your disk cache to a working state. You may also need to manually delete any remaining “tree” directories in your disk cache directory. Full list of changes:
- Fixed the disk cache, which became broken in 25.109
- Now requires AmiSSL 5.12 for secure connections
- Added workaround for AmigaOS 4.x Installer versions 53.1-53.7 which were unfortunately broken, with 53.2 being on the 4.1FE CD-ROM
- Copyright year bumped to 2023
A-eon announced the A1222, designed to be a low-cost system based on the P1022 1.2Ghz CPU in a Micro ITX design. Development of the board began in late 2015 however due to the CPU design not featuring FPU instruction set AmigaOS4.1 would require an FPU emulator baked into the OS for it to run on the system.
Browservice and Odyssey
You probably are aware that the browser experience for AmigaOS 4 is not that good. The reason is that there is no up-to-date browser available that supports the latest features of website technologies. So there is a need to find different solutions that help solve those issues.
An online application that helps somehow to bring modern websites to older browsers is the Browservice. This requires a separate system in your network that is used to load the websites, convert them to images and feed them into the old browser as a series of images.
If you would like to test it and use it then I would recommend having a look at Skateman’s tutorial video at the head of this article. He explains how to install and use it from AmigaOS 4 with Odyssey. His video is quite useful doing a great job helping other users.
Browservice: Browser as a Service
SSH into your linux box (as root) and add a user for the use of Browservice.
sudo adduser browservice
When done SSH into you linux box as the user you just created. In my case it is the user browservice
I create a Browservice directory in the homedir of the browservice user called Browservice
Cd into the Browservice directory
Download the latest version of Browservice.
chmod +x browservice-v0.9.6.5-x86_64.AppImage
Run browservice using the following command: (use the IP of your own browservice machine in the command.
Let install the Verdana Font as requested
Ready for Action
Now fire up Odessey browser on your Amiga and navigate to http://(ip.of.your.browservice):8080
The first time you navigate to this IP nothing might happen. The second time you will see the Browservice navigation bar appear.
Just upgraded my MorphOS 3.17 to the latest version 3.18. Downloaded the IMG file from the MorphOS site, burned to USB and booted my X5000 using the USB stick. All went fine without any isssues!! Great work MorphOS team.
MorphOS is a lightweight, highly efficient and flexible desktop operating system. It includes primarily proprietary as well as open – source components. Its many features range from a modern exceptionally customizable graphical user interface, which can utilize 3D hardware acceleration, to a high-performance Just-in-Time compiler that emulates the 68k family of processors and thereby allows to transparently execute legacy applications developed for the Commodore Ax00 series of computers.
More info: https://morphos-team.net/downloads
As posted on Amigaworld.net, a new version of AROS One has been released!
AROS One x86 v1.9 ReleasedNew release of AROS One x86, many new features included in this new version, the possibility to change all the Blue DualPNG icons of the system to the new White DualPNG icons with a simple click.Many software have been updated and new software has been added, even the games section includes new games installed.AROS One x86 v1.9 includes the “Aros One x86” manual in PDF, GUIDE, HTM and DOC (PC-Windows) formats.More information on all updates can be found in the attached list:
As posted on Stephen Jones kickstarter page..,,,
Checkmate 19″ IPS Retro Monitor Overview
What we are building is a modular display platform to take us into the future of retro computing and gaming or as we say, “Yesterday’s Technology Tomorrow”. It’s the base on which to build your own future proof display solution based on what you need, and with great build quality and good looks. And it’s flexible and upgradable enough for it to last you a lifetime.
“Checkmate really helps in keeping the Amiga alive and relevant. Professionally made new hardware products like these are so encouraging to see. The monitors give a clear and vivid display, providing an ideal all-in-one retro computer solution.”
Amiga Addict Magazine
CRT displays of the kind we all grew up with are terrific displays, but they come with a price. They are not modern tech and as such they are expensive and difficult to maintain, like classic pinball machines or arcade games. We knew we had to come up with a better, more future proof solution going forwards and what we’ve designed is the Checkmate Retro Styled Modular IPS Display platform. Modular inputs and modular outputs.
Modular outputs – it doesn’t come with a panel as standard, you have to add that afterwards depending on what you need. We had to do it this way, start with a base and add options. It’s the only way to be all things to all people.
RNOTunes is a GUI based audio player application with support for many different audio formats, embedded cover images, and Last.fm scrobbling. A video demonstration of the program is available on YouTube.
The program is available for AROS (i386), AmigaOS 3 (68k and WarpOS), AmigaOS 4, and MorphOS. Please visit its homepage for more information, screenshots, and download links.
More info: https://jpv.amigaaa.com/RNOTunes/
What a great day iit was, the 19th of November at the Amiga Apollo Meetup in Almaar the Nehterlands. Very well organized by Paul ‘Sananaman” Koster (owner of the dutch amiga website https://www.amigascene.nl) and the Dutch Apollo Vampire representative Willem Drijver. There was a lot to see. All Vampire flavours, but also classic amiga`s, ng amiga X5000`s a MiSTer FPGA in nice Checkmate case and the original arcade PCBs. Besides the good catering complete with sandwiches and snacks, there were many nice people to meet. Looking forward to the next episode!.