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Offline novaburst

Interview: AROS Developer Robert Norris
« on: January 31, 2007, 05:23:49 AM »
Promising new AROS Developer Robert Norris is interviewed by The AROS Show.


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Offline itix

Re: Interview: AROS Developer Robert Norris
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2007, 11:38:20 AM »
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I worry about ports of GUI tools, or even whole GUI toolkits like GTK+. We gain nothing by having popular Unix apps like (say) GIMP available on AROS. No matter what the quality of the port, the fact remains that an application will always be more stable and better supported on the platform it was specifically designed and implemented for. If all we have are ports, then there's no compelling reason to run AROS - Linux can do it better.


I think he is making good point although I'm sure nobody would object if GIMP was ported to Amiga (AROS or something else).
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Offline Louis Dias

Re: Interview: AROS Developer Robert Norris
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2007, 02:38:44 PM »
AROS FTW!
 

Offline jahc

Re: Interview: AROS Developer Robert Norris
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2007, 01:09:25 AM »
@Piru

Ahh, I wasnt aware of the 68k port. Thanks for the heads up!

Doesnt look like its on aminet (I just did a quick search). Might be a good idea for someone to upload it sometime.
 

Offline dr_no

Re: Interview: AROS Developer Robert Norris
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2007, 02:07:08 AM »
Explanation of DOS packets was really good. It is good to see someone so entusiastic and optimistic about Amiga future.
And I agree completely with the comments on porting other software to AROS, specially if it involves getting a foreign GUI on top. Why bother when it can be done much better natively in AROS?
Good work :-)
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