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Offline kolla

Re: Amiga Kit Acquires AK-Datatypes
« Reply #14 from previous page: September 13, 2019, 04:47:13 AM »
I thoght AK are the developers mainly in charge of everything the OS related.
Yeah, no... there are two AKs here, well, three actually. Andreas Kleinert, who wrote the datatypes that is the topic, and AmigaKit, who bought them. And lastly, AmiKit that has been using them for years.
* AmigaKit is not "developers", though they hire developers to do their products
* AmiKit is sort of a distribution of AmigaOS 3, with all kinds if bells and whistles, primarily aimed at running under emulation, though there is also "AKreal" aimed at real hardware. AmiKit licensed the AK datatypes to be included from Andreas K, from what I understand, how AmiKit will be affected by the AmigaKit acquisition... probably not at all.
* If you speak of OS development, that is currently Hyperion, who also are not developers themselves
* But there really is no OS4 development going on, as Hyperion has no resources to hire developers and most developers already involved are fatigued and/or fed up, and even as there are components that have been improved, there is little incentive to coordinate a new OS upgrade, so these upgrades are just collecting dust currently.
* AmigaKit and AEON have merged, sort of... and are organizing "enhancement kits" as some sort of remedy for the lack of development of OS4 itself. Through hired developers they are maintaining a set of their own "OS components" like boopsi classes, various drivers etc. This could be extended to datatypes too of course, especially if these are written in C and not 68k assembler.
* Hyperion is currently "focusing" on OS3, as that's where a handful of developers are currently doing volunteer work, and Hyperion acquired ownership over the "Reaction" classes to allow them to be included in OS3
* Why on earth AmigaKit/AEON didn't buy Reaction a long time ago already, one can wonder... as they have spoken, for years, of "enhancer kit" for OS3 as well.
* enough for now :)
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Offline number6

Re: Amiga Kit Acquires AK-Datatypes
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2019, 01:50:33 PM »
@kolla

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* Why on earth AmigaKit/AEON didn't buy Reaction a long time ago already, one can wonder... as they have spoken, for years, of "enhancer kit" for OS3 as well.

Hyperion licensed Reaction. Likely the contract either did -or- was interpreted -as- giving them a right to purchase as well. In other words, you can not assume someone else did not wish to purchase it or make the attempt.

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Offline kolla

Re: Amiga Kit Acquires AK-Datatypes
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2019, 02:23:55 PM »
@kolla

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* Why on earth AmigaKit/AEON didn't buy Reaction a long time ago already, one can wonder... as they have spoken, for years, of "enhancer kit" for OS3 as well.

Hyperion licensed Reaction. Likely the contract either did -or- was interpreted -as- giving them a right to purchase as well. In other words, you can not assume someone else did not wish to purchase it or make the attempt.

One. Can. Wonder.
(as you just did)
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