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util/boot/wbwait15.lha

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Short:WBWait 1.5 - Blank WB during WBStartup load using DMA.
Author:Bozo (e-mail N/A) (#amiga,#amigaswe)
Uploader:Bozo (e-mail N/A)
Type:util/wb
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:1996-06-15
Download:http://aminet.net/util/boot/wbwait15.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/boot/wbwait15.readme
Downloads:401

*** Introduction ***

Ever hated the shitty period of time when the damn WBStartup programs
are beeing loaded? I'm sure you have. And why? Becouse you can see the
whole shit on the screen. It's totally awful. Well, here is a solution.
I probably should tell you that the present version was coded faster
than this damn doc was written. (Good or bad?)

I might release a version that checks for completion of the WBStartup
so you don't have to bother with the delay value. Not very probable
though, mainly becuse I plan to write a similar program with nuke/fade
features. I don't understand why such a program has been made or
attempted, couse it will blow you mind off. (and mine too)

I apologize for the irony, but please understand that this doc was
written 04:30 at night in a desperate need of food.

*** Installation ***

WBWait HAS to be put in your startup-sequence just BEFORE the LoadWB
command. The execution line for WBWait MUST look like this:

RUN >NIL: WBWAIT D seconds >NIL:

That's it. Just replace 'seconds' with your preferred value. You should
test your way to a good value. Try measuring the time it takes for
disk-activity to stop.

*** Requirements ***

WBWait will PROBABLY run under anything over WB2.0 but I'm not giving
any guarantees, since it only has been tested on AGA/WB3.0. BTW, check
out the great sentence before this one. :) (hint: running under over?)

*** WARNING ***

Since version 1.5 WBWait has been transformed from a kludgy OS-friendly
program to a nasty, evil and gruesome piece of code. Basicly, this means
that it uses a cool hardware feature of the amiga, to be more exact the
DMA. If you do not know what the DMA is and/or why I use it, you should
probably delete this program before your amiga blows up.


Contents of util/boot/wbwait15.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                  590    1233  47.9% -lh5- 1e9c Jun 25  1996 WBWait.info
[generic]                  543     716  75.8% -lh5- c778 Jun 25  1996 WBWait/WBWait
[generic]                 1058    1912  55.3% -lh5- f6d5 Jun 25  1996 WBWait/WBWait.readme
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         3 files    2191    3861  56.7%            Jun 15  1996

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