Hollywood 6.0: Epiphany out now

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Hollywood 6.0: Epiphany out now

Postby softwarefailure » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:45 pm

Three years after the release of Hollywood 5 Airsoft Softwair is proud to announce the immediate availability of Hollywood 6: Epiphany. Hollywood 6 is a massive update with a myriad of new functions. The most important new feature is the complete abstraction of the core components display, audio and DOS. These can now be completely replaced by plugins which opens up totally new possibilities. For example, it is possible to replace Hollywood's inbuilt display driver with a custom implementation now. A plugin, which uses this new interface to make OpenGL available to Hollywood, will be released shortly.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of new features in Hollywood 6:

- Complete abstraction of the display, audio and DOS core components
- Support for multiple monitors
- Support for OS-native menu bars
- ARM-Linux is now supported (e.g. for the Raspberry Pi!)
- Stand-alone versions of Hollywood for Linux and Mac OS X are now included
- Videos can be used as normal Hollywood layers now including all effects and filters
- Hardware-accelerated video playback on AmigaOS 4 with the new RadeonHD driver
- Full AmiDock support including animated dockies and context menus
- AHI driver completely rewritten: it no longer blocks the audio of other applications now
- Hollywood's IO implementation is ready for streaming now
- Script execution on AmigaOS is significantly faster now
- Support for multiple Xservers on Linux
- Massive extension of the plugin interface: its size has doubled!
- Support for HTTP upload and authentification
- Inbuilt vectorgraphics renderer for perfectly smooth antialiased shapes
- 300kb of new documentation
- New example scripts
- Standard library set encompasses almost 700 functions now!
- Lots of other changes, optimizations and bug fixes

Hollywood 6: Epiphany is the ultimate Multimedia experience and a must-have for all creative people. Hollywood is available on a CD-ROM and as a download version. Both versions include Hollywood builds for all supported platforms. If you order the download version, you will have to download an ISO image which you need to burn on CD-R then. If you already own Hollywood, you can buy a discounted upgrade version.

Hollywood is the ultimate bridge between all the different AmigaOS compatible platforms and the other three modern desktop systems, Windows, Mac OS, and Linux! Additionally, Hollywood also supports the Android platform. A truly unique feature is the ability to cross-compile native executables for many different platforms including: AmigaOS3, AmigaOS4, WarpOS, MorphOS, AROS (x86), Windows, Mac OS X (x86 & PPC), and Linux (x86 & PPC & ARM). You don't even have to own these platforms in order to compile executables for them. It's enough to run Hollywood on one of the supported platforms and then compile programs for all the others! Only Hollywood makes it possible. If you want to learn more about Hollywood, please visit the the official Hollywood portal which also has a forum for all questions concerning Hollywood.

All this makes Hollywood The Cross-Platform Multimedia Application Layer. Join the Multimedia revolution and get your personal copy of Hollywood 6: Epiphany now because life begins at 6.0!
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Re: Hollywood 6.0: Epiphany out now

Postby Tuxedo » Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:37 pm

GREAT!

I'll place my order right now!

PS plz as asked in cooment provide also a download link, the physycal copy was only for collection :)
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Re: Hollywood 6.0: Epiphany out now

Postby jalih » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:12 pm

Huh!

This was a surprise! I have to start saving some cash for the update. It will be interesting to see, if I can get more speed for my tile map routines. Also, I am currently working to create a byte code interpreter for Hollywood. It all started as a scanner and parser for my tile map data loader but thanks to Ed Davis, it evolved to become a simple interpreter. My interpreters syntax will be Pascal like and it will support numeric and string data types. REXX like stem arrays will be supported too.
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Re: Hollywood 6.0: Epiphany out now

Postby Juan Carlos » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:32 pm

WELLLLLLL :D Thanks for the new version I hope that the problems in the different Amiga OSs are resolved!
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Re: Hollywood 6.0: Epiphany out now

Postby Juan Carlos » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:38 pm

Payment done! :P
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Re: Hollywood 6.0: Epiphany out now

Postby ntromans » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:51 pm

Great news - I'll be ordering this evening. One question as we're on the topic of updating; is there any possibility of a MUIRoyale style GUI builder for the other platforms (Windows, Linux & Android) at any point in the forseable future? It would just be nice to know if that was scheduled before I spend hours trying to cobble one together from e.g. lua and wxWidgets.

Many thanks for the continual development of Hollywood,
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Re: Hollywood 6.0: Epiphany out now

Postby tolkien » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:12 pm

Fantastic news! Sounds exciting. I think I have to save a few euros. And with raspberry support!
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Re: Hollywood 6.0: Epiphany out now

Postby djrikki » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:48 pm

Well it goes without saying I didn't mess around, I've already got my order in. :!:
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Re: Hollywood 6.0: Epiphany out now

Postby youyise » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:00 am

Updates sound great, but Hollywood was already too powerful for my needs anyway, unlike the IDE (I didn't feel like buying UltraEdit on top of it) - is the new Hollywood still using the old one? I see it still uses the "burn to CD" method... Well I won't be using it on my laptop I guess.

softwarefailure wrote:300kb of new documentation

To me this is the most exciting part of the announcement :-)

softwarefailure wrote:If you already own Hollywood, you can buy a discounted upgrade version.

So how much is the upgrade from 5.3? I was unable to find it explicitly stated anywhere... Or maybe I missed it :-)
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Re: Hollywood 6.0: Epiphany out now

Postby djrikki » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:10 am

No doubt it will be delivered as ISO, which can easily be mounted on Workbench, has worked for me in the past if I remember correctly
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