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Offline deadwood

AROS Browser Bounty progress
« on: January 12, 2009, 04:54:22 PM »
Hi,

Stanislaw recently posted progress update on his work on porting OWB to AROS.

If you are interested in reading it, follow this link: http://sszymczy.rootnode.net/index.php?menu=projects&submenu=owb

PS.

The bountu is still open for donations: http://www.power2people.org/bounty_020.html
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Offline paolone

Re: AROS Browser Bounty progress
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009, 05:29:26 PM »
ehehe that's great...

p.bes

 

Offline trip6

Re: AROS Browser Bounty progress
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009, 05:43:53 PM »
Sorry for being completely stupid about this, but can AROS (Amiga Replacement OS) be run on a classic amiga, if so which ones (minimum spec for running)? Are there any/many known compatibility issues?

On a second note, if those are actual screenshots... This browser looks amazing...
 

Offline ferrellsl

Re: AROS Browser Bounty progress
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 06:00:14 PM »
There was a 68K version of AROS a while back but I'm not sure if it's still being developed or not.  Several people on here mentioned installing it and seemed quite pleased but that was many months ago.  Most of the development, including OWB, is for the x86 version of AROS.
 

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Re: AROS Browser Bounty progress
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009, 06:55:18 PM »
There is no full install of 68K AROS at the moment, but you can try out AFA by Bernd which will give high-end 68k machine some advanced AROS features.

Those screenshots are real :-)

Offline wawrzon

Re: AROS Browser Bounty progress
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009, 07:40:59 PM »
if only there was some way to contribute to the bounties without paypal, i would, even though i'm not that interested in aros_x86 just for now.
 

Offline cicero790

Re: AROS Browser Bounty progress
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009, 08:46:19 PM »
And there will be tabbed browsing also if I understand. Amazing work. Thank you Stanislaw.
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Offline Colani1200

Re: AROS Browser Bounty progress
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009, 09:15:14 PM »
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trip6 wrote:
can AROS (Amiga Replacement OS) be run on a classic amiga, if so which ones (minimum spec for running)?

Why bother? Just throw it onto an old PC from the junk yard and be amazed how lightning fast it runs...

I'm really looking forward to this browser.

PS: AROS means "AROS research operating system".  ;-)
 

Offline wawrzon

Re: AROS Browser Bounty progress
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2009, 12:24:54 AM »
lol. windows usually also makes a nice impression as long as you have no (3rd party) software installed on. so why bother with an os like aros_x86 as long as there isnt even something to install on?

edit:68k has at least already enough software to justify an os replacement or upgrade.
 

Offline paolone

Re: AROS Browser Bounty progress
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2009, 10:25:08 AM »
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wawrzon wrote:
lol. windows usually also makes a nice impression as long as you have no (3rd party) software installed on. so why bother with an os like aros_x86 as long as there isnt even something to install on?


I like these wrong assumptions, specially when they are thrown into a forum where other people can easily laugh at 'em. AROS used to lack of software long ago, but now it has good quality applications that can be used for different purposes, and others are rapidly coming. Just to give you a plain idea, when I composed the first 'concept' version 0.1 of my AROS distribution, it needed just 300 megs or so on the hard drive. Now it requires at least 1 GB. This process required only 12 months. I don't exactly know how an operating system without third party software could let you play dozens of games, read PDF files, extract files from multiple archive types, play AVI VMW MOV MPEG etc movies, show pictures, make fine photo-retouch and painting works, send and receive emails, compose music, play songs, create data-bases, browse the web, emulate other systems and so on. But with VmwAROS 1.0.1 you can do all these things and many others, so the possibilities are only two: either we are all dreaming, or your assumptions on AROS' third party software are wrong.

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edit:68k has at least already enough software to justify an os replacement or upgrade.


That's questionable as well, since 68k applications are generally obsolete, and current software on actual platforms mostly give better results in less time, requiring also less efforts from users. So a replacement OS for 68K can be good for retrocomputing, that's something only a strict niche of people does. Moreover, you can easily use 68k apps within AROS using the E-UAE emulator: this also assures the BEST compatibility, since they are working in a completely emulated, original environment.
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Re: AROS Browser Bounty progress
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2009, 11:20:57 AM »
I should point out that the vmaros requires a gig of HD space for 3rd party apps... The actual AROS OS fits happily on a single 1.44Meg floppy disk :-)

Offline Manu

Re: AROS Browser Bounty progress
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2009, 12:04:07 PM »
@wawrzon

With all the other alternatives you got to invest 800-1000 €
to even look at it and see if you like it.

Condsidering most people have some kind of wintel box at home at home nowdays, the cost for you is the price of a DVD or CD.

You decide whats worth it for you.
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Offline DBAlex

Re: AROS Browser Bounty progress
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2009, 01:00:33 PM »
@deadwood

Best screenshot is this one:



 :-o  :-o  :-o  :-o  :-o  :-o  :-o

When can we get a stable release of this? (With the Zune GUI of course)
Machines:
- A1200, Blizzard 1260 w/ 64MB RAM, 1.2GB HD, PCMCIA WiFi, AGA w/ RGB Adapter, OS3.9
- Pegasos I, G3 600Mhz, 512MB, Radeon 9200se, 80GB HD, AmigaKit WiFi Card, MOS 1.4.5
- Mac Mini, G4 1.5ghz, 512MB (1GB Soon), Radeon 9200 64MB, 80GB HD, OSX 10.5 (Leopard)
- PCs, Laptops... *yawn*... :D
 

Offline wawrzon

Re: AROS Browser Bounty progress
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2009, 01:21:50 PM »
ok, maybe thats just me, but last time i gave vmw_aros a try it didnt even want to load. i will have another look soon if you say thats wort it, not that you think i refuse aros completely. on the other hand the so called classic although outdated software and performancewise still seems offer roughly similar functionality and it doesnt need to be hosted on windows.
 

Offline Manu

Re: AROS Browser Bounty progress
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2009, 02:28:35 PM »
If you have XP installed, you could always dowload
Vmware player, and the VE version of vmwaros.
That way you can very easily have a look.

There is no secret AROS can be problematic to boot on certain
hardware I've dealt with a few myself. We can only hope for
more devs and more drivers in the future.

But if you really (after looking at AROS in the VMWare virtual
environment) want to build your own working machine you could
look at the Aros Wiki in search of which hardware currently
gives the best results.


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