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Last post Author Topic: Directory Opus 9  (Read 96261 times)

Darwin

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Re: Directory Opus 9
« Reply #150 on: June 12, 2007, 09:45:42 AM »
OK here goes a third attempt at posting this (keep's timing out): just to note, there have been seven updates to DOpus 9 (9.0.0.1 through 9.0.0.6) since it shipped on April 27. Impressive for a two man development team that is also active on the users' forum. Take a look at the version history to see what they've been working on. I've no doubt that if the Foobar tagging issue can be solved from the GPSoft end, it will be.

The number of updates indicate to me that the team is very concerned about making sure that DOpus is a top-notch File Manager.
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Re: Directory Opus 9
« Reply #151 on: June 15, 2007, 03:13:37 AM »
There's now a "pre-release" version of a new MP3 plugin which should fix the Foobar/ReplayGain tag issues and some other Unicode problems. You can get it from here:

http://resource.dopu...viewtopic.php?t=5530

If you find any problems with the plugin report them to GPSoft or the Opus Resource Centre. Remember it's a pre-release version for people to test and not guaranteed to be perfect yet.

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Re: Directory Opus 9
« Reply #152 on: June 15, 2007, 08:27:44 AM »
Thanks nudel - checking it out now.
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Re: Directory Opus 9
« Reply #153 on: June 15, 2007, 09:54:23 AM »
JFY, I got an answer today about the foobar tagging issue.
DO will not hose your tag straight away but if you alter anyone and hit save, all your tags become ???????.

That was before they released the fix for the mp3 viewer.

I'm glad to say that everything works now.

Thanks to anyone involved in testing/fixing this. (Nudel?)

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Re: Directory Opus 9
« Reply #154 on: June 15, 2007, 10:17:41 AM »
Damn, It forgot that I had ogg and flac associated to the viewer too.

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Re: Directory Opus 9
« Reply #155 on: July 16, 2007, 02:22:13 PM »
The fixed MP3 viewer, plus a bunch of new features and bug fixes, are part of the new 9.0.0.7 release of Opus. Here's the full list of changes:

http://resource.dopu...viewtopic.php?t=5796

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(Comments are re-enabled on my blog. I apologize. I was getting so many porn/spam comments that I shut it down for a long time and forgot to turn them back on. Just deleted over 9,000 this week alone!)
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Re: Directory Opus 9
« Reply #156 on: August 02, 2007, 06:00:58 PM »
Something really strange happened to the colors in my DO9. Suddenly, all files and folders had turqouise backgrounds and pink letters. I didn't set it up that way and had to manually mess with changing colors in the settings. Quite the pain.. I was looking for an option to revert settings to default in the prefs and could not find that. Is there a way to do that?

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Re: Directory Opus 9
« Reply #157 on: August 02, 2007, 08:39:42 PM »
turqouise backgrounds and pink letters
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
sorry... pretty funny bug. Can't help you though.

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Re: Directory Opus 9
« Reply #158 on: August 03, 2007, 12:39:18 AM »
Something really strange happened to the colors in my DO9. Suddenly, all files and folders had turqouise backgrounds and pink letters. I didn't set it up that way and had to manually mess with changing colors in the settings. Quite the pain.. I was looking for an option to revert settings to default in the prefs and could not find that. Is there a way to do that?

I made a theme with the default color scheme.  Just unzip it, import it into DO, and apply it.  It should only change the color scheme, and not mess with anything else.

Get it here: http://www.carlthorp...om/defaultcolors.zip

theme1.png

theme2.png

themecolors.png
« Last Edit: August 03, 2007, 12:41:00 AM by cthorpe »

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Re: Directory Opus 9
« Reply #159 on: August 03, 2007, 03:26:40 AM »
Something really strange happened to the colors in my DO9. Suddenly, all files and folders had turqouise backgrounds and pink letters. I didn't set it up that way and had to manually mess with changing colors in the settings. Quite the pain.. I was looking for an option to revert settings to default in the prefs and could not find that. Is there a way to do that?
Open up Properties for dopus.exe. Is it digitally signed by GPSoftware?

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Re: Directory Opus 9
« Reply #160 on: August 03, 2007, 10:22:06 AM »
Something really strange happened to the colors in my DO9. Suddenly, all files and folders had turqouise backgrounds and pink letters. I didn't set it up that way and had to manually mess with changing colors in the settings. Quite the pain.. I was looking for an option to revert settings to default in the prefs and could not find that. Is there a way to do that?
Open up Properties for dopus.exe. Is it digitally signed by GPSoftware?

I'm at work now, but will check when I get home.
And thank you, cthorpe! Much appreciated :)

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Re: Directory Opus 9
« Reply #161 on: August 08, 2007, 04:04:49 AM »
Open up Properties for dopus.exe. Is it digitally signed by GPSoftware?
I'm at work now, but will check when I get home.

Dude, you work long hours. :)


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Re: Directory Opus 9
« Reply #162 on: August 08, 2007, 12:10:49 PM »
Open up Properties for dopus.exe. Is it digitally signed by GPSoftware?
I'm at work now, but will check when I get home.

Dude, you work long hours. :)


lol.. damn! Totally forgot about this thread! I'm at work again now and have a lot of crap on my mind until Monday (I go home for two weeks to Europe!) so I guess that's why. Hopefully I'll remember tonight.

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Directory Opus 9.1 released
« Reply #163 on: December 07, 2007, 08:20:23 AM »
Directory Opus 9.1 has been released, now in two separate flavours - 32 bit and 64 bit. Full details here. Main changes are:

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An update for Directory Opus is now available for download from the GP Software website.

Directory Opus 9.1 6th December 2007

New Features


Full 64-bit (x64) support

Directory Opus now comes in two separate versions– the classic, 32-bit x86 version for 32-bit versions of Windows, and the new x64 version for 64-bit versions of Windows.
Apart from being a native 64-bit application, there should be little or no difference between the two versions - all of the significant issues encountered when running the 32-bit version on an x64 OS should now be resolved.
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« Last Edit: December 07, 2007, 08:25:09 AM by Darwin »

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Re: Directory Opus 9.1 released
« Reply #164 on: December 07, 2007, 08:26:49 AM »
Note that on my XP Pro Sp-2 system DOpus 9.1 rendered my system VERY unstable on initial reboot and I had to kill both processes (dopus.exe and dopusrt.exe) via taskmanager and restart it to use it. Haven't done another reboot yet to see if this was just an anomaly but will do so now and report back.

UPDATE: All's well now... I'd be interested in knowing if anyone else experiences this, though.
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« Last Edit: December 07, 2007, 08:37:48 AM by Darwin »

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Re: Directory Opus 9.1 released
« Reply #165 on: December 07, 2007, 08:45:33 AM »
No problems here. It runs smoothly.
Dopus 9.1
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Re: Directory Opus 9.1 released
« Reply #166 on: December 07, 2007, 08:51:36 AM »
Great! The small part of the change log that I pasted in above really doesn't do justice to the details that have been tweaked. I'm playing with it as well, and it's as smooth as silk on my system as well  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Directory Opus 9.1 released
« Reply #167 on: December 08, 2007, 09:02:22 PM »
Fantastic! Always glad to see an app move to 64-bit, as long as it doesn't increase in size sevenfold.

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Re: Directory Opus 9.1 released
« Reply #168 on: December 09, 2007, 12:18:38 AM »
Well... there are two installers, and the one for the 64-bit version (22MB) is 33% bigger than 32-bit version (14.8MB)  :o So the size hasn't even doubled  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Directory Opus 9.1 released
« Reply #169 on: December 09, 2007, 01:20:41 AM »
Far be it for me to bring this up since i happen to think Directory Opus is an outstanding program.

Butdo we need to have some kind of informal understanding about when it's appropriate to post about a new release of a program?  I ask only because i'm slightly concerned that everyone is going to have their own favorite programs (and authors have their own programs) and they might feel like they want to post every time their is a new release.

I guess my first instinct is that we should discourage a new thread being started each time a new release of a program comes out.. If there is something important about it, or if it's a major new exciting release of an important program, etc. then that's a different matter.

Just my 2 cents, nothing more.

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Re: Directory Opus 9.1 released
« Reply #170 on: December 09, 2007, 01:33:54 AM »
Fair comment and it took me a moment to remember why I posted this here, in its own thread rather than in the Directory Opus 9 thread... (full 64-bit support). However, given that other thread runs to seven pages, I suppose I should have posted it there. Point taken, mouser  ;)
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Re: Directory Opus 9.1 released
« Reply #171 on: December 09, 2007, 11:51:33 AM »
PS Perhaps this thread should be migrated to the Directory Opus 9 thread I referenced above?
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Re: Directory Opus 9
« Reply #172 on: December 09, 2007, 12:29:18 PM »
merging this thread with another below..

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Re: Directory Opus 9
« Reply #173 on: December 09, 2007, 01:39:58 PM »
Thanks mouser  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Directory Opus 9
« Reply #174 on: December 09, 2007, 03:18:27 PM »
Well... there are two installers, and the one for the 64-bit version (22MB) is 33% bigger than 32-bit version (14.8MB)  :o So the size hasn't even doubled  :Thmbsup:
The 64-bit installer is bigger because it contains both the 32-bit and 64-bit binaries. This is so people can export the 32-bit version to a USB stick if they want to (since that's probably more useful than a 64-bit export, but you get the choice of either).

That said, the 64-bit binaries are slightly larger than the 32-bit binaries as well. That's just what happens when all the pointers double in size, I guess. (Bit like we pay for Unicode apps with slightly larger binaries as well.) I guess that anyone with enough RAM to warrant running 64-bit Windows isn' going to care about the difference anyway.