Enhancer Software 1.2

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Introduction

Enhancer Software Icon.png The Enhancer Software is a collection of utilities, commodities, classes, datatypes and libraries with the aim of enhancing the AmigaOS experience.

It is distibuted both as a digital download from AMIStore App Store and as a boxed CD.

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Releases

Version 1.2 released on 27th December 2016 for AmigaOS4 platform.

It was succeeded by Version 1.3 of the Enhancer Software when released on 19th July 2017.

Contents

These components which are installed across the system as follows:

C


Commodities:


Classes and Gadgets:

  • DateSheet Gadget Class
  • OptionButton Gadget Class
  • PieChart Gadget Class
  • Shared Image Class
  • Select Gadget Class
  • Sliderbar Gadget Class
  • TickBox Gadget Class
  • Time Gadget Class


Datatypes:

  • Info Datatype
  • MPEGA Datatype
  • MOD Datatype
  • SimpleHTML Datatype
  • WAV Datatype



Kickstart:

  • Diskcache Library


Libraries:

Prefs:


SDK:

  • OptionButton Gadget Class
  • PieChart Gadget Class
  • Progressbar Gadget Class
  • Shared Image Class
  • TickBox Gadget Class
  • Translations


System:


Utilities:

  • AmiDVD
  • AmiPDF
  • PartitionWizard


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Installation

Please read these important notes before installing the Enhancer Software on your hard disk drive.


To install the Enhancer Software to your system, please double click the Install_Enhancer_Software icon as shown below:


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The End-User Licence Agreement will be displayed which needs to be reviewed. If you agree to the terms, then click the Agree button to continue to the main Installation of the software.


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The Installation will then ask you if you wish to backup any files that could be overwritten by the Enhancer Software Installation process. It is recommended that you select Yes. If you do this, once you press Proceed button, you will then be asked the location to store on your hard disk where the files will be backed up to.


There are two icon drawer sets available to install for selected Utilities and Commodities. The standard blue icon set mimics the default look of OS4.1 drawers. Alternatively the black icon set introduces the new icon style that the Enhancer Software uses. The installation process will prompt you to choose the icon set you want to use.


The components of the Enhancer Software sections are installed in this order:

1. Datatypes:

   Info Datatype
   MPEGA Datatype
   MOD Datatype
   SimpleHTML Datatype
   Sound Datatype    
   WAV Datatype
   

2. Gadgets and Classes:

   Clock Gadget Class
   DateSheet Gadget Class
   InfoWindow Class
   OptionButton Gadget Class
   PieChart Gadget Class
   ProgressBar Gadget Class
   Select Gadget Class
   Shared Image Class  
   TickBox Gadget Class
   Time Gadget Class  

3. System:

   Format 
   NotificationServer

4. Utilities:

   AmiDVD
   AmiPDF
   CANDI and CANDI Preferences ¹  
   Clock  
   InfoWindow    
   MultiEdit ¹
   MultiViewer ¹
   PartitionWizard
   TuneNet
   X-Dock

5. Commodities:

   ClipViewer ¹
   Exchanger ¹

6. Libraries

   OpenGL ES 2.0
   Warp3D Nova

7. Kickstart:

   Diskcache Library
   RadeonHD
   SmartFileSystem 2    

8. CLI Commands and Tools:

   RequestChooser     

9. Preferences:

   Notification Prefs
   Sound Prefs
   Time Prefs


¹ Some components from the Enhancer Software will install the image data they require for their User Interface in the Prefs/Presets drawer of your system partition. it is recommended not to change this, however, some more experienced users may want to install this data in an alternative location on their hard disks. If this is the case, you can change the default location from Presets to another bespoke location on your hard disk drive.


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Gadgets and Classes

The majority of content in the Enhancer Software requires the gadgets and classes that are supplied and will not operate correctly without these being installed.

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Documentation

By default, all documentation for the components of the Enhancer Software are stored in the Documentation drawer of your system partition. There are options to install the documentation to an alternative location of your choice.

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Software Development Kit (SDK)

If you are a developer and have the SDK installed on your system, then any components with SDK files available can be optionally installed.

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Catalog Language Files

A lot of the Enhancer Software components have support for various languages. These Catalog files can be optionally installed wherever available.


For both the SDK and Catalog language files, there is an option to skip the prompt and let the installer automatically remember your choices. The first time the SDK or Catalog Language files prompt appears, a requester window will ask if you wish to apply the installation choice to every supported component in the Enhancer Software. Click the Apply To All button to do this. Alternatively if you wish to continue to receive prompts, then click the Always Prompt button.


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At the end of the installation, a message will report how many installed components need a "soft" or "hard" reboot of your system. The installed components that require a "soft" reboot either start from the WBStartUp or require an assign in your system's s/user-startup file. The components that require a "hard" reboot may need adding to the system's Kickstart/Kicklayout file and are activated during the initialisation of the Kickstart.

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