Talk:Workbench (AmigaOS)

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This just seems to be mostly a copy of the WB section of the AmigaOS article. It could do with some more detail. Firthy 01:31, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

WTF? This should be merged with AmigaOS[edit]

Workbench is really just the desktop of AmigaOS, does it really need a separate section? Maybe even it is less than this. Since AmigaOS 3.5, they stopped calling it workbench. It's really silly. Really.

And what happened to all the info about AmigaOS 4. This is the current release but there is hardly any info here, or at AmigaOS or at Amiga. Strange?? 59.167.243.34 (talk) 00:30, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

The desktop was still called Workbench in AmigaOS 3.9 (and I presume 3.5) - you can see in the screenshot. There seems to be enough information here for its own article. Mdwh (talk) 02:00, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Cairo in OS4.1[edit]

Thre was question (from Xorxos) regarding integration of Cairo in OS4.1. I hope this link will answer it: http://friedenhq.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47:porterduff-image-composition-part-1&catid=34:amigaos&Itemid=56 Pavlor (talk) 22:01, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

It doesnt state the Workbench is using Cairo. Xorxos (talk) 22:27, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
You are right. I got response from OS4 developers: "The intuition window compositing feature uses Composite() function from graphics.library (not Cairo). Incidentally this function is also used by the OS4.1upd2 Cairo implementation."Pavlor (talk) 20:30, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Do "Workbench 5 by Commodore USA" belong in this article?[edit]

I believe "Workbench 5 by Commodore USA" has nothing to do in this article which is about the "Workbench" in AmigaOS, except that it shares the same name. Workbench 5 by Commodore USA belong to its own article, if any. Or what do you think, should it be included in this article?

I dont see any reason to include CUSA's Workbench 5 into this article. Xorxos (talk) 19:35, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Missing lead section[edit]

The article lacks a lead section describing what Workbench actually is. JIP | Talk 20:28, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

I added "lead too short" template. -- Marko75 (talk) 12:29, 4 November 2011 (UTC)