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Operating System Specific Discussions => Amiga OS => Amiga OS -- Development => Topic started by: Pyromania on April 02, 2019, 12:29:59 PM

Title: NewTek sold!
Post by: Pyromania on April 02, 2019, 12:29:59 PM
I had thought this was April Fools since it happened on the 1st but it still looks real today.

https://www.newtek.com/press-release...quires-newtek/

Can it be true? Could the company that pioneered a great many things on the Amiga finally be sold?
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: Rotzloeffel on April 02, 2019, 12:34:25 PM
Page not found.....  ???
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: Pyromania on April 02, 2019, 01:04:31 PM
https://www.redsharknews.com/business/item/6251-vizrt-buys-newtek-in-one-of-the-biggest-disruptive-moves-for-decades

https://www.newtek.com/press-releases/vizrt-acquires-newtek/
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: tonyvdb on April 02, 2019, 05:15:03 PM
On one side I see the value in the merger of these two companies as they do compliment each other. Negatively this will mean that there legacy products like Speed Edit certainly wont get any more support and there was no mention of Lightwave in this article.

Newtek has been around since the beginning of non liner affordable production in the early 90s and although parts and availability to do repairs on the old Toaster/Flyer boards they honored their warranty forever (I sent my toaster 4000 board to them in the mid 2000s and they fixed and sent it back free of charge) who offers that kind of support these days!
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: Pyromania on April 02, 2019, 08:38:37 PM
Hopefully it all goes well for NewTek.
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: Pyromania on April 03, 2019, 11:16:40 PM
New interview about the merger.

https://www.tvtechnology.com/news/newteks-andrew-cross-talks-about-the-acquisition-discusses-nab-show-plans
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: Pgovotsos on October 19, 2019, 05:16:22 PM
@tonyvdb it's not as if SpeedEdit has gotten any support for years. It's sad because it is one of the best editers.
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: Pyromania on October 20, 2019, 02:39:29 AM
Yea, I was sad when SpeedEDIT died, I own two copies of it. Windows Movie Maker died too, I was happy about that.

 :D
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: F1Lupo on October 20, 2019, 05:59:21 PM
I just hope (if true) things go well fro NewTek...I was so inspired by the original Lightwave on Amiga in the early 90s..truly amazing for its time
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: slaapliedje on October 23, 2019, 04:29:03 AM
Wow, I know I'm late to the game, but just got a Toaster Oven variety of system, and trying to put some other things in it and get it all working happy, and am just about to post something about a potential bug I found in 3.1.4 related to the toaster.  Kind of always thought that's the one reason to go real hardware instead of emulation, can't emulate a Toaster yet!
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: giZmo350 on October 23, 2019, 04:33:50 AM
........ can't emulate a Toaster yet!

I thought you could with "Open Toaster". 
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: Pgovotsos on October 23, 2019, 04:50:35 AM
just about to post something about a potential bug I found in 3.1.4 related to the toaster.

What's the bug you found? Is it something new with 3.1.4 or one of the old ones from under 3.1?
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: slaapliedje on October 23, 2019, 05:42:54 AM
just about to post something about a potential bug I found in 3.1.4 related to the toaster.

What's the bug you found? Is it something new with 3.1.4 or one of the old ones from under 3.1?
I am not sure, but I think it might be the long filenames.  Pfs3 gets further along, but 3.1.4 with ffs and long filenames craps out at "Installing AI.dat"  I created a different post for it.  https://forum.amiga.org/index.php?topic=74351.msg845830#new
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: slaapliedje on October 23, 2019, 05:45:01 AM
........ can't emulate a Toaster yet!

I thought you could with "Open Toaster".
Huh, everything I saw about Open Video Toaster I could find was that you had to compile it yourself and the compile was broken currently.  Maybe I am thinking of something else though because I have been jumping around looking things up.
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: giZmo350 on October 23, 2019, 05:53:02 AM
Figures!  :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::)
I mean about Open Toaster.........
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: slaapliedje on October 23, 2019, 11:17:58 AM
I assumed from this on the Open Video Toaster that it's really software meant for not AmigaOS 3.x  https://www.discreetfx.com/openvideotoaster.html
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: Pyromania on October 23, 2019, 11:53:45 AM
Parts of the Amiga Video Toaster can be run in emulation without the Toaster hardware. They should also run fine in AmigaOS 4.1 & MorphOS. I haven’t tested it with 3.1.4 yet.

Best regards

Bill P
Founder
DiscreetFX

Open Video Toaster is hosted on DiscreetFX

http://www.discreetfx.com/openvideotoaster.html

Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: slaapliedje on October 23, 2019, 09:41:44 PM
Hmm, good point I should be able to run the Aros version, right?  Considering in theory it is 3.1 API compatible?  Granted, I would also assume it would have to contain a 68k binary vs a PPC or x86_64 one.
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: Pyromania on October 23, 2019, 11:00:11 PM
I have no idea if it would run under AROS, give it a try. If it does not run the full source is available so it could be updated to run.
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: Pyromania on October 23, 2019, 11:04:11 PM
........ can't emulate a Toaster yet!

I thought you could with "Open Toaster".
Huh, everything I saw about Open Video Toaster I could find was that you had to compile it yourself and the compile was broken currently.  Maybe I am thinking of something else though because I have been jumping around looking things up.

Direct link to the binary.

http://discreetfx.com/DownloadToasterlessSwitcher.html
Title: Re: NewTek sold!
Post by: Pyromania on October 23, 2019, 11:11:47 PM
@slaapliedje

The link below should help you too.

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=1092769#post1092769