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Offline OlafS3

Re: Call for Amiga Developers from A-EON Technology
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2015, 11:47:18 PM »
Quote from: kamelito;798165
Trevor in his speech says " 14 developers engaged under NDA..." Which is common in the software industry so I see no problem here.
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it depends on what is in the NDA. Most devs left have their own projects and are active on other platforms.
 

Offline OlafS3

Re: Call for Amiga Developers from A-EON Technology
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2015, 11:50:19 PM »
Quote from: matthey;798177
I sincerely believe A-Eon wants to encourage Amiga development albeit with a focus on AmigaOS 4 and PPC. They need to convert more 68k Amiga users and developers to expand their user and developer base. I doubt that the AmigaNG is competitive enough to attract many outside users and developers.

amiga api is very different to what people learn and use today. There are no outside devs with experience with it except perhaps some old ones but I doubt that they want to get involved again
 

Offline 7valleys

Re: Call for Amiga Developers from A-EON Technology
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2015, 12:06:15 AM »
Trevor is the best thing to happen to AmigaOS in a long time. AmigaOS can survive and even thrive as a niche only if it has new software.
 

Offline matthey

Re: Call for Amiga Developers from A-EON Technology
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2015, 12:24:04 AM »
Quote from: OlafS3;798181
amiga api is very different to what people learn and use today. There are no outside devs with experience with it except perhaps some old ones but I doubt that they want to get involved again


The Raspberry Pi was a new system with weak CPU performance (~300MHz Pentium II single core performance) and now has thousands of developers, good "official" compiler support and about 30 operating systems have been developed for it. Cheap hardware attracts users and users attract developers. Learning new APIs and hardware doesn't seem to be a problem when there is plentiful cheap and standard hardware.
 

Offline dschallock

Re: Call for Amiga Developers from A-EON Technology
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2015, 12:45:37 AM »
Quote from: matthey;798183
The Raspberry Pi was a new system with weak CPU performance (~300MHz Pentium II single core performance) and now has thousands of developers, good "official" compiler support and about 30 operating systems have been developed for it. Cheap hardware attracts users and users attract developers. Learning new APIs and hardware doesn't seem to be a problem when there is plentiful cheap and standard hardware.

+1
 

Offline buzz

Re: Call for Amiga Developers from A-EON Technology
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2015, 02:11:20 AM »
Quote from: dschallock;798184
+1


yep.
 

Offline Acill

Re: Call for Amiga Developers from A-EON Technology
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2015, 03:06:56 AM »
Does this include MorphOS application development as well if a developer wants to work on both platforms?
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Offline kolla

Re: Call for Amiga Developers from A-EON Technology
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2015, 06:48:32 AM »
Quote from: matthey;798183
The Raspberry Pi was a new system with weak CPU performance (~300MHz Pentium II single core performance) and now has thousands of developers, good "official" compiler support and about 30 operating systems have been developed for it. Cheap hardware attracts users and users attract developers. Learning new APIs and hardware doesn't seem to be a problem when there is plentiful cheap and standard hardware.


You forgot a few important points:
* open hardware, free documentation
* no need for proprietary drivers
* no company that tries to dictate what you run on it
* no legacy demands
* tiny, low power consumption

And the rpi is just one of many and nothing new or special. What the RPi really brought was lower price. And a great expansion port. I used to have a few gumstix and various other boards, but they were all way more expensive. As for APIs, nothing was new with the RPi, Linux and BSD on ARM is old news.
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Offline OlafS3

Re: Call for Amiga Developers from A-EON Technology
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2015, 09:34:43 AM »
Quote from: matthey;798183
The Raspberry Pi was a new system with weak CPU performance (~300MHz Pentium II single core performance) and now has thousands of developers, good "official" compiler support and about 30 operating systems have been developed for it. Cheap hardware attracts users and users attract developers. Learning new APIs and hardware doesn't seem to be a problem when there is plentiful cheap and standard hardware.

Yes cheap hardware sells and that creates a market but... anything custom PPC related will be much more expensive than Raspberry is. In my view porting AmigaOS to another ISA like ARM would have made more sense economically than building new PPC boards that have to be expensive because low sales have to cover high development expenses.
 

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Re: Call for Amiga Developers from A-EON Technology
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2015, 10:07:03 AM »
@Acill

Yes of course.
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Offline OlafS3

Re: Call for Amiga Developers from A-EON Technology
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2015, 11:11:17 AM »
Quote from: amigakit;798194
@Acill

Yes of course.

this press release is a little vague to attract anyone...

what projects are open, what conditions are offered, what contracts have to be signed? Most devs left have projects and are active on different platforms. Forcing them only to develop for AOS in future is certainly not interesting to them
 

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Re: Call for Amiga Developers from A-EON Technology
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2015, 11:19:28 AM »
You have to remember we attended many shows around the world and have met many developers prior to this face to face discussing many details.

For example, I met Acill personally at Amiwest and after talking with him would be happy to work with him on projects.
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Offline broadblues

Re: Call for Amiga Developers from A-EON Technology
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2015, 11:21:46 AM »
Quote from: OlafS3;798197
this press release is a little vague to attract anyone...

what projects are open, what conditions are offered, what contracts have to be signed? Most devs left have projects and are active on different platforms. Forcing them only to develop for AOS in future is certainly not interesting to them


Where is anyone being forced to only work on AOS?

Offline OlafS3

Re: Call for Amiga Developers from A-EON Technology
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2015, 11:35:05 AM »
Quote from: broadblues;798199
Where is anyone being forced to only work on AOS?

Thomas Richter has told that... he is not allowed to do anything on Aros 68k because of signed contract
 

Offline OlafS3

Re: Call for Amiga Developers from A-EON Technology
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2015, 11:36:22 AM »
Quote from: amigakit;798198
You have to remember we attended many shows around the world and have met many developers prior to this face to face discussing many details.

For example, I met Acill personally at Amiwest and after talking with him would be happy to work with him on projects.

the number of active developers in the community is pretty limited. Why not simply contacting them and offering them specific tasks?