Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 00:02 UTC
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Hollywood 6.0 has been released. Since I'm not so sure most of you know what it is, here's the official description.

Hollywood is a multimedia-oriented programming language that can be used to create graphical applications very easily. It was designed with the paradigm to make software creation as easy as possible in mind. Thus, Hollywood is suited for beginners and advanced users alike. Hollywood comes with an extensive function library (encompassing almost 700 different commands) that simplifies the creation of 2D games, presentations, and applications, to a great extent. It has been in development since 2002 and hence is today a very mature and stable software package.

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I actually knew what it was!
by leech on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 05:31 UTC
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2006-01-10

I mostly knew what it was because I think (at least at one point in time) it was installed in Amikit. They even still support AmigaOS 3.x

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Ugly
by krakal on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 08:20 UTC
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2015-01-03

So 1996 called and wanted its GUI designer back: http://www.hollywood-mal.com/img/shotde06.png

That's one dated product...

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RE: Ugly
by Sauron on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 08:40 UTC in reply to "Ugly"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

That still runs on dated hardware and a dated OS. Your problem is?
You don't have to use it.

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v RE[2]: Ugly
by krakal on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 08:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Ugly"
RE[3]: Ugly
by Sauron on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 11:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ugly"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

Good. Your type isn't desired!

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RE[4]: Ugly
by sithlord2 on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 11:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ugly"
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2009-04-02

Well, the guy made a fair point in my opinion. When an application advertises itself as a "multimedia" application, the last thing I expect is something that looks like PowerPoint 97.

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RE[5]: Ugly
by Sauron on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 11:55 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Ugly"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

Looks are subjective. GIMP for example is butt ugly but it does the job well and doesn't stop folk from using it. Not everything has to look like OSX or Windows 8 you know?

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RE[5]: Ugly
by Kochise on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 11:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Ugly"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Well, if you want to go down that path :

http://www.jahshaka.com/
http://www.openmovieeditor.org/
...

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RE[5]: Ugly
by AmixG5 on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 12:21 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Ugly"
AmixG5 Member since:
2013-05-28

Hollywood is a language system for doing programs easier. Amiga users loves it and you should respect that. There is nothing on the Amiga that looks like PowerPoint design. Also! AmigaOS is one of the most flexible OS's in the world, which means you can justify as you want to. So people get totally wrong impression and many got lack of knowledge of AmigaOS. Media and Bill Gates have always put Amiga on the hate list. Do you know why? Because Microsoft sold BASIC license to Commodore very cheap! and because of this, he have hated Amiga so much.. so when Gateway 2000 had Amiga, he demanded Gateway 2000 to stop supporting Amiga.

AmigaOS is something different than Windows or OSX or Linux. The world should know this.

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RE[6]: Ugly
by sithlord2 on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 13:01 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Ugly"
sithlord2 Member since:
2009-04-02

My apologies, I didn't know that Hollywood was also an Amiga app. Makes sense there are some limitations, given the age of the platform.

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RE[7]: Ugly
by AmixG5 on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 14:23 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Ugly"
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2013-05-28

What sort of limitations? Do you think that Amiga was just Amiga 500 or what? I am using AmigaOS daily on my PowerMac G5 machine. I love it and I use it for writing this to you. There are limitations in any operating systems. All have their positive and negative sides, but to say its limited its very provocative.

The Amiga platform is now more alive than ever before. Yes, we have AmiStore, we have Aminet (which was years
ahead of AppStore) and we have lightning fast operating system. AmigaOS might be small (300MB in size) and require very little mem... but it doesnt mean that the platform got limitations. Its only on your mind that it is. AmigaOS got webkit browser with html5 support, with flash support , with SSL support+++ AmigaOS got great e-mail apps like YAM and SimpleMail. AmigaOS got its own twitter apps. AmigaOS got more audio players to choose from than OSX. AmigaOS boots in 5-7 seconds even on a 50MHz cpu. AmigaOS have way better memcard support than both OSX and Windows... supporting way more filesystems and can create Amiga HDs with an USB reader+++ the platform got nice DTP programs, graphical programs which is Amiga only.

You have to learn that AmigaOS is fully alive, its just that it got its own coders and its own programs which is as good as Adobe products just to mention.

Why so negative towards AmigaOS? I use it for daily work and I love it. Others also uses AmigaOS everyday. Please respect it.

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RE[5]: Ugly
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 12:32 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Ugly"
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2005-06-29

Right, because other IDEs are totally sexy and crazy hot.

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RE[6]: Ugly
by henderson101 on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 12:35 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Ugly"
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2006-05-30

Frequently? Yes.

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RE[6]: Ugly
by Sauron on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 12:45 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Ugly"
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2005-08-02

BeIDE was! ;)

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RE[6]: Ugly
by sithlord2 on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 12:55 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Ugly"
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2009-04-02

Yes, my favorite IDE (which is PyCharm) is quite a sexy beast :-)

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RE[7]: Ugly
by Sauron on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 13:07 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Ugly"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

Yes, my favorite IDE (which is PyCharm) is quite a sexy beast :-)

Hmmm, which is why I said looks are subjective. It doesn't appeal to me much at all, but if it does the job it's made for then great stuff, that's what counts!

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RE[6]: Ugly
by moondevil on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 13:35 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Ugly"
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2005-07-08

Outside GNU/Linux world, certainly yes.

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RE[6]: Ugly
by Soulbender on Tue 24th Feb 2015 09:38 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Ugly"
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2005-08-18

Most modern IDE's are quite sexy, hot and functional. Of course, they don't run on AmigaOS. For good reasons.

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RE[2]: Ugly
by henderson101 on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 12:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Ugly"
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2006-05-30

It's kind of an awful BASIC. With a kind of so-so but dated IDE. It is "compiled", in so much as the scripts are not interpreted from source at runtime, they seem to be run in a VM of some description. It seems like it's very niche. I'd, peronally, play with it under Amiga OS, but I'd never use it under any other OS as it seems painful at best and completely out dated. I'd rather use something compiled like Lazarus with Object Pascal rather than some odd little dialect of BASIC.

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RE[3]: Ugly
by sergio on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 16:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ugly"
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2005-07-06

Can you run Object Pascal/Lazarus GUI apps in obscure platforms like AmigaOS or MorphOS without changing a single line of code???

I think you are missing the point of Hollywood.

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RE[4]: Ugly
by henderson101 on Tue 24th Feb 2015 09:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ugly"
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2006-05-30

Can you run Object Pascal/Lazarus GUI apps in obscure platforms like AmigaOS or MorphOS without changing a single line of code???


No idea. But you can certainly do that across Windows, Mac, BSD/LINUX with X. Amiga is extremely niche.

I think you are missing the point of Hollywood.


Not really, because it seems like anything it can do is fairly uninteresting to me.

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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 18:09 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-12

Developers are Ruining the Grand Canyon!

OMG! This this is a Tech site! Environmental activism doesn't belong here! Boo!

Hollywood 6.0 Programming Language Released!

OMG! This is stupid! And old! And Ugly! Amiga is dead! Boo!

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You just can't win, Thom.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by Kochise on Mon 23rd Feb 2015 19:10 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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2006-03-03

Well, you know, some people just have nothing much constructive to say. That sum up their whole life, in fact. You should just pity them.

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