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Offline PulkoMandy

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ACE for Haiku
« on: 00:19, 14 November 17 »
Hi there!


Well, it's been work in progress for some years, but finally here it is, a public release of ACE for Haiku!


ACE is an Amstrad CPC emulator originally written by OffseT for MorphOS. It is very accurate and has a nice GUI and debugging/development features.


Haiku is a free operating system for PC compatible computers.


I ported ACE to Haiku in order to make it possible to use the emulator without the need to buy specific hardware and software licences.


This port is quite complete and comes with a GUI, REXX scripting, and native integration with the OS wherever possible. There are some unfinished or incomplete features, however it is now complete enough for my own use, so I will be waiting for your complains before implementing things. If no one notices the missing stuff, probably I don't need to care.


This is based on version 1.6. I wanted to complete (or mostly) a port of a fixed version first, and then upgrade to new versions later. I will now be trying to get sources for the next versions from OffseT.


Download and installation instructions:


Requirements: any machine running the 32-bit version of Haiku. A recent nightly build is recommended. Alpha4 is too old to run this.


Download from here: http://pulkomandy.tk/drop/ACE%20Haiku%201.6beta3.zip


Installation:
- pkgman install brexx_x86
- Unzip ACE anywhere
- Run it!


Extended installation
- It is a good idea to install iff_catalog (available in HaikuDepot) to fully enjoy ACE in French. Otherwise only the English version is available. Later versions will include more languages as I integrate changes from the MorphOS version.


Usage instructions and notes
The software is still Amiga-ish in some ways. I did my best to integrate it cleanly with Haiku. In particular, the command line uses Amiga-style readargs syntax. I'm sure you can figure it out. It is possible to create links to the executable and add arguments as xattrs to replicate the Amiga icon-file and tooltypes feature. I will provide some samples, but only in a future release (the 1.6 release of ACE on MorphOS didn't provide any).


I'm now waiting for your feedback on this: bugreports, problems getting it to behave the way you want, etc. Feature requests should go to OffseT first, as I'm just copying features from the MorphOS version, unless it is already implemented there.
« Last Edit: 15:21, 13 January 18 by PulkoMandy »

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Re: ACE for Haiku
« Reply #1 on: 20:48, 14 November 17 »
Congratulation for this great achievement!



I hope you will soon be able to update this port with a more recent version of ACE. ACE 1.6 is quite old now.
ACE 1.15 should be out soon, and it includes some helpers for portability.

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Re: ACE for Haiku
« Reply #2 on: 21:00, 14 November 17 »
Wooohoooo! The last few days feel like Christmas!  Awesome! :D
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Re: ACE for Haiku
« Reply #3 on: 21:20, 14 November 17 »
Haiku got it's killer app ! :)

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Re: ACE for Haiku
« Reply #4 on: 21:44, 14 November 17 »
Marvelous.
Haiku is ultra fast to install (less than 10 minutes to create a virtual machine/download/installation).

However naked installation is not enough libPortManager.so is missing

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Re: ACE for Haiku
« Reply #5 on: 22:00, 14 November 17 »
ACE official web site was updated with Haiku port.
All information and download for Haiku will be available directly here from now.


http://ace.cpcscene.net

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Re: ACE for Haiku
« Reply #6 on: 18:55, 15 November 17 »
However naked installation is not enough libPortManager.so is missing
Same here. Clean install with the latest 32-bit nightly (hrev51543). Get a dialog complaining about libPortManager.so missing. I also could not find BeBrexx nor iff_translator in HaikuDepot (tried the different repositories in pref/repositories).

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Re: ACE for Haiku
« Reply #7 on: 19:04, 15 November 17 »
Same here. Clean install with the latest 32-bit nightly (hrev51543). Get a dialog complaining about libPortManager.so missing. I also could not find BeBrexx nor iff_translator in HaikuDepot (tried the different repositories in pref/repositories).
On my side, I found the sources of BeBrexx, compiled it; but was unable to install it (I do not remember the error)

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Re: ACE for Haiku
« Reply #8 on: 19:29, 15 November 17 »
All of this is just fresh out of the box, so iff_catalog and bebrexx have not landed in the official depots yet.


You have two options:


1) Switch to the experimental repos for 3rd party packages (recommended, but may break from time to time as packages go into that repo without too much testing):
pkgman add-repo http://eu.hpkg.haiku-os.org/haikuports/master/repository/x86_gcc2/current/
pkgman install iff_catalog_x86 brexx brexx_x86


(you can achieve the same using Preferences->Repositories then Applications->HaikuDepot)


2) Install the packages manually (not tested, but should work in this case):
wget http://eu.hpkg.haiku-os.org/haikuports/master/packages/iff_catalog_x86-0.2-1-x86_gcc2.hpkg
wget http://eu.hpkg.haiku-os.org/haikuports/master/packages/brexx-1.3.2-3-x86_gcc2.hpkg
wget http://eu.hpkg.haiku-os.org/haikuports/master/packages/brexx_x86-1.3.2-3-x86_gcc2.hpkg


Then pkgman install or just double click the hpkg files to install them.


I will soon make an hpkg file for ACE which will then take care of this automatically. But it needs some further testing to make sure ACE is fine with living in a package.

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Re: ACE for Haiku
« Reply #9 on: 01:32, 16 November 17 »
I am so installing this soon!

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Re: ACE for Haiku
« Reply #10 on: 20:53, 16 November 17 »
All of this is just fresh out of the box, so iff_catalog and bebrexx have not landed in the official depots yet.


You have two options:


1) Switch to the experimental repos for 3rd party packages (recommended, but may break from time to time as packages go into that repo without too much testing):
pkgman add-repo http://eu.hpkg.haiku-os.org/haikuports/master/repository/x86_gcc2/current/
pkgman install iff_catalog_x86 brexx brexx_x86


(you can achieve the same using Preferences->Repositories then Applications->HaikuDepot)


2) Install the packages manually (not tested, but should work in this case):
wget http://eu.hpkg.haiku-os.org/haikuports/master/packages/iff_catalog_x86-0.2-1-x86_gcc2.hpkg
wget http://eu.hpkg.haiku-os.org/haikuports/master/packages/brexx-1.3.2-3-x86_gcc2.hpkg
wget http://eu.hpkg.haiku-os.org/haikuports/master/packages/brexx_x86-1.3.2-3-x86_gcc2.hpkg


Then pkgman install or just double click the hpkg files to install them.


I will soon make an hpkg file for ACE which will then take care of this automatically. But it needs some further testing to make sure ACE is fine with living in a package.


pkgman seems to freeze the os when installing brexx. I have tested from command line, gui, direct dwnload from the web browser.

Sadly, I think I will not investigate more time on that. Hopefully I have morphos at home ;)

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Re: ACE for Haiku
« Reply #11 on: 08:31, 17 November 17 »
I noticed that too, but the package was still installed after a reboot. I'll report the bug on Haiku side.

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Re: ACE for Haiku
« Reply #12 on: 15:20, 13 January 18 »
Hi there,
Not so much news from ACE but Haiku is making progress.


The new repositories are now official, and today I finally found the problem with brexx (silly mistake on my part, of course  :doh: ) and fixed it.


So, here are up to date instructions to get started with ACE on Haiku:
- Download a recent Haiku nightly build
- pkgman install brexx_x86
- download ACE from http://pulkomandy.tk/drop/ACE%20Haiku%201.6beta3.zip
- Unzip and run


The zip comes with HTML documentation. Not everything was adjusted to Haiku and some parts still refer to the MorphOS version.

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Re: ACE for Haiku
« Reply #13 on: 16:35, 11 March 18 »
Hi there,
Not so much news from ACE but Haiku is making progress.


The new repositories are now official, and today I finally found the problem with brexx (silly mistake on my part, of course  :doh: ) and fixed it.


So, here are up to date instructions to get started with ACE on Haiku:
- Download a recent Haiku nightly build
- pkgman install brexx_x86
- download ACE from http://pulkomandy.tk/drop/ACE%20Haiku%201.6beta3.zip
- Unzip and run


The zip comes with HTML documentation. Not everything was adjusted to Haiku and some parts still refer to the MorphOS version.

Indeed, this time ACE work properly thanks.
However Vritual box guest additions do not work and I cannot share folders with my host.Not sure I'll test again later

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Re: ACE for Haiku
« Reply #14 on: 06:09, 17 March 18 »
If you want to share folders, you can use sshfs (or good old scp) or run an FTP server on either side.


For mouse integration, a trick that works well is to tell your virtual machine to emulate a tablet rather than a mouse.


But of course the goal of all this is to get people to run Haiku natively, not in a virtual machine (emulating an emulator now?)  ;D