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FB-Basic icon set for Teradesk updated
2018-02-01:
One year after the initial release, the FB-Basic icon set for Teradesk receives a major update.

With the new 1.5 version, the total number of icons is up to 360, with more than 100 new entries.


New/Updated icons preview

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All the icons are available in 48p. with 256, 16 and 2 colours. The NVDI palette is essential to display correctly icons in 256 and 16 colours. For this update the author, L.Zanier, worked essentially on folders, and now most applications have a dedicated folder. In addition, about 30 new icons were included, and a few were modified or replaced (RSM, Draw and Paint app icons, just to name a few). As usual the set is shipped with a configuration file (teradesk.inf) optimized for the FireBee's "Official FreeMiNT Setup", with most of the icons already assigned.

Version 1.5 full preview

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Download: FB-Basic 15a (.zip 420kB)


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Firebee.org Server Problems
2018-01-28:
Sadly the project is facing bigger server issues at the moment. Since last Thursday the domain firebee.org is not accessible and our mailboxes are not reachable.

Today it turned out that this is a serious problem, that might take another week or two to get solved. Our admins are working at the problem.

We like to assure you that the ACP is still active, and that we try to get back completely online as soon as possible. In the meantime you can access firebee.org by the IP adress http://84.20.240.129/fb-bin/ and reach us by our fallback mailadress acpinfo (at) atari-home (dot) de


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GFA Basic v3.7 beta
2018-01-18:

GFA Basic v3.7 has reached beta testing stage and is available also for the FireBee. New features include:
- Added all missing AES calls up to AES v4.1, plus some N.AES calls.
- Added the most commonly used Bios, Xbios, Gemdos, VDI, and NVDI calls.
- Some new general purpose commands not related to the operating system.
- Just over 256 new commands.

It’s now possible to write medium to large application without having to write bindings. The beta is available at the newly reworked website. Follow the download link at http://gfabasic.net/

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MyAES 0.97 and patches
2018-01-12:
On the 30th of July 2017, Olivier Landemarre distributed MyAES 0.97.

It took almost three years, way more than initially planned, for Oliver to release the new version of MyAES. The MyAES kernel went trought an extensive review process: new features were added and various parts of the code were significantly reworked to improve the overall performance and compatibility. Just to name a few improvements:
- the multitasking management was revised;
- a new management of the windows/desktop redraws and a a new program configuration manager were added;
- a new video memory manager and AES call;
- The Yopla task manager and the MDesk desktop (although still at info level) were also improved;
- the background image is automatically resized.
But the full list of improvements and fixes is way longer. ...

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EmuTOS-2017 news
2017-12-31:
Versions 0.9.8 / 0.9.9 / 0.9.9.1 and Travis CI integration.

Dec 15th, the following bug in the version 0.9.9 was found:
When deleting desktop icons, it could ask you to delete a bunch of files, fortunately after confirmation dialog.
As this could cause data loss, there was the release of the 0.9.9.1 hotfix. Please update now if you are alredy using 0.9.9 :

On December 11th EmuTOS Development Team released version 0.9.9 of free Atari-compatible OS.

Major changes:
• AES: Allow mouse cursors to be loaded at boot time
• EmuDesk: Add 'Desktop configuration' dialog
• EmuDesk: Allow configuration of window/desktop backgrounds
• EmuDesk: Allow desktop window file mask to be specified
• EmuDesk: Omit unused desktop menu items
• EmuDesk: Open new window with Alt+doubleclick on folder
• ...

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Permanent Up-To-Date-FreeMiNT for the FireBee
2017-04-24:
As already announced we have some real great news. The last months Miro Kropáček worked extremely hard to catapult the FreeMiNT project into the 21st century.

FreeMiNT is now developed with with usage of git. The version control system leads to many many nice features for development and collaborative work on software. Beside this it has some huge advantages for the FireBee project as well. The main improvement is the integration of Travis CI into git(hub). Travis CI is a build service which offers building for free for any open source project, including ours. Thanks to github integration it all works completely autonomously. That means we got now an permanentely up to date FreeMiNT for the FireBee. As soon as any developer is contributing something to FreeMiNT or fixing any bug, Travis CI is automatically creating new updated binaries for the endusers. That leads to the satisfieing ...

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New Version of TosWin2
2017-03-11:
Today we are publishing a new "unofficial" version of the console "TosWin2".

The program was sadly very buggy the last years and drove some of us mad. Gladly during the preparations for an updated official FreMiNT-Setup for the FireBee, Miro Kropáček started to eleminate all the bugs of the program. Now the automatically opening if desired of the console at output of the operating system works, which often filled the desktop previously. All possible adjustments inside the program are working now solidly. Especially interresting is that the logging, means writing all output to a textfile, now works likewise very well, what simplyfies possible bugreports by users.

As TosWin2 is developed inside the FreeMiNT project, this is a an unofficial preliminary version. However you can directly and immediatly replace the old TosWin2 at ...

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AHCC 5.5
2017-01-30:
On January and as almost every six months, Henk Robbers has released a new version of its AHCC development environment.

For the record, AHCC (A Home Cooked Compiler C) is an Open-Source development environment that aims to be fully compatible with Pure C, very popular on Atari but sadly unavailable. The approach of AHCC is to create some Atari programs that can work, with the same binary, on all the processors, from 020 up to 060 including the ColdFires.

Henk Robbers is developing further AHCC extremely consequently and reliably. And this for years. By the fact of the open sources, all the work is in future usable and no existence-endangering relationship of dependence can evolve anymore. Furthermore AHCC is splendidly proper for even coding at the "small" original Ataris.

AHCC 5.5: http://ahcc.atari.org/

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FB-Basic icon set for Teradesk
2017-01-17:
FB-Basic is a new 48pts icon set for Teradesk 4.07 running in a Multitask OS (FreeMiNT+XaAES/MyAES on the FireBee).

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The set, created by L. Zanier, is composed by 251 icons in 256 (NVDI palette), 16 and 2 colors. The idea behind the set was to refresh the look of the FireBee's desktop with new, sleek and up-to-date icons. Although the ...

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Mail system and server infrastructure
2016-12-30:
During the first week of January 2017, our server will go offline for a few days because it will be set up from scratch again.

That means that our mailboxes acpinfo (at) atari (dot) org and acpinfo (at) firebee (dot) org won't be available during that time. The same goes for the domain firebee.org as our public mailinglist. This is a planned and temporary downtime! Don't panic! ;) As usual, you will always be able to reach this website through the IP address, http://84.20.240.129.

Thanks to Swiftconsult who once again generously supported us, we now also have acpinfo (at) atari-home (dot) de available as a fallback mail address. You will always be able to reach us through this address.

During the downtime in the first week of January, the other mail addresses won't work anymore. The reason is that we currently have pretty big ...

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Full-length report about the level shifter problem
2016-12-08:
What follows is the detailled background report about the killjoy of this summer...

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It all began with the fact that most of the finished boards wouldn't even start, after they had arrived at Medusa. The few that did consumed so much power that they caused the generously sized power supplies to fail. We don't ...

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