Amiga Viruses are still a threat? Fortunately, we have a team that is ever vigilant

Computer viruses aren’t things I would normally think about in the Amiga world, where the userbase isn’t nearly as large as Windows or Mac, since a virus is written by someone or a team.  However, viruses are still around.

I’m not sure which anti-virus software is the best or most updated but there is a team that is dedicated to the detection of Amiga viruses that are still on the job a quarter century after Commodore shut down.  Just yesterday a virus was uploaded to Aminet and detected within hours by that team. See their webpage –> here<–.

Yesterday, on April 30, 2020, something called the Jackal Trojan was detected, and just 19 days earlier, the Fuzz virus was caught.  Even though it is sad that this still occurs in Amiga-land, I’m glad there is a team warning about them and on the lookout.  Good job guys!

 

Fixing Broken AmiSSL in Amithlon

I recently have received a real, genuine Amithlon CD and plan to make a machine or two for myself using it.  While I wait for parts to arrive, I stumbled onto a video link about someone noticing that the latest AmiSSL doesn’t work on Amithlon due to a problem with the libraries.

Amithlon emulates an 040 but to get AmiSSL working, the 060 version of its library must be used.  To get Amithlon to use this one, the user had to run Make060 from Aminet in the user startup.

A video is here:

Amiga OS3.2 screenshot teaser

Spotted this on a facebook amiga development page. I thought it looked good!

amigaos32resizable

With the following text:

Work in progress on AmigaOS 3.2🤫
Actually this feature is done

From a programmer point of view nothing needs to be done as it applies to all windows that are re-sizable.

But the many new standard mouse pointers that is also implemented as part of this feature can be set on the window via the SetWindowPointer() function.

It is implemented as 7 new gadgets, that are invisible (like the drag bar) But contrary to the drag bar they are not accessible in the window structure, so there is no risk that programs going through the list of gadgets will suddenly find some new unexpected gadgets. Additionally these new gadgets will be disabled if it determined that they collide too much with user added gadgets in the window border

I am glad to see classic OS development continue. And I will support it when it arrives!

Restored images for Coffin OS WinUAE review

I did a 2 part mini-review of the Coffin r54 OS using WinUAE not long ago, but the ultraimg-hosted images weren’t showing up recently.  I’ve switched to hosting them on wordpress so now you can see them again.  I only did that because I still had the source images. Older posts are probably not going to be fixed unless I need to and can find them on web.archive.org or similar.

Here are the links: