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AROS Hits the Papers.
« on: March 05, 2004, 11:54:02 PM »
A Status Update is overdue, we know that already, no need to remind us ;-) In the meantime, let me announce an important fact: thanks to Paolo Besser, this month's edition of the best selling Italian PC game magazine, TGM, is shipping with a copy of AROS on its DVD, a review of AROS and a full blown tutorial which will guide you trough the process of installing AROS on an hard disk.

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2004, 12:09:15 AM »
Cool. I've played with some of the AROS ISO images, but I haven't tried actually installing it to disk yet. That tutorial sounds useful.
 

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Re: AROS Hits the Papers.
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2004, 12:11:35 AM »
Im afraid its in italian :).

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2004, 12:13:33 AM »
Well, yes. But I meant that as more of a general statement. :-) I'm sure Italians will find it useful!
 

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Re: AROS Hits the Papers.
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2004, 12:16:31 AM »
Its quite easy to install AROS :) however it takes its time (the _very_ basic installer is slow)! on another note support for PNG icons has been added :Q + there is more goodies comming this and next month stay tuned.

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Re: AROS Hits the Papers.
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2004, 12:21:53 AM »
Is there a 68K JIT emulator in the works? When/if that's available, I'll have an x86 AROS box assembled faster than you can say "Operating System"
 

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Re: AROS Hits the Papers.
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2004, 12:25:01 AM »
This has probably been said to death before but ill repeat it anyways  no its not and its has not been planned at all (nobody in the current AROS team has any interest in it as far as i know! for us UAE inside AROS is more then enough).

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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2004, 01:26:44 AM »
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This has probably been said to death before but ill repeat it anyways no its not and its has not been planned at all (nobody in the current AROS team has any interest in it as far as i know! for us UAE inside AROS is more then enough).


The idea of having to write every single AROS app that will exist doesn't sound very appealing. What about existing system-friendly Amiga browers, paint packages, apps, etc? UAE is serious overkill for those. And 99% of the Amiga stuff I use here on MOS isn't open source and isn't ever going to be open source. Without it all I wouldn't really have much of a system.
 

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Re: AROS Hits the Papers.
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2004, 01:30:36 AM »
Id rather have native appz then emulated ones but maybe thats just me :) im quite confident AROS will gain more and more software as time passes by! some Amiga appz of course you will never see an AROS version of but you cant have everything you want here in life.

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Re: AROS Hits the Papers.
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2004, 01:38:20 AM »
I really, really think AROS people should rethink their position on 68k emulation. I mean, what are you going to do for a browser? AROS can't really sit without one until someone manages to port Mozilla or Firebird 3 years down the line (if ever). Voyager and IB are closed source and can't be recompiled. AWeb can, but needs ClassAct, which isn't open source, so you can't get that either!

And that's just the browers. There's a whole other bunch of stuff that Amiga ppl take for granted that would take major effort and time (and bounties?) to clone on AROS.
 

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Re: AROS Hits the Papers.
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2004, 01:43:23 AM »
Im sorry but as we have probably stated a zillion times ;) its quite hard implementing a 68k emulator in the same way as on MOS/OS4 in fact if we do it will dragg down the whole OS performance (on x86)  and thats NOT AN OPTION (at least in my eyes)! then we should also add that there is starting to be quite vocal requests for MP and other things its impossile to add without breaking compatibility with AmigaOS! you just cant have it all im afraid.

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Re: AROS Hits the Papers.
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2004, 02:37:51 AM »
Aros is open source, what license does it fall under?  If it's GPL, why not just "borrow" the UAE CPU emulator core?  It will benefit both projects, that's the whole point of open source after all.
 

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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2004, 03:31:39 AM »
It's under AROS Public License.  GPL can be used for certain things (not libraries), but it's pretty restricted within AROS in order to perserve the APL.  LGPL, OTOH, it's all good. ;)

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Re: AROS Hits the Papers.
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2004, 05:38:40 AM »
Nice! :-D
 

Offline BigBenAussie

Re: AROS Hits the Papers.
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2004, 11:00:27 AM »
Hmmmm....Let me get this straight. AROS is not compatable with any Amiga software at all?

Or is it a simple matter of recompilation?

Or do you have to write explicitly for AROS?

I guess...errr....cool..and all.....but what does it mean?

What can I actually do with AROS?

Except look like I am using an Amiga.