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Offline System

Twenty-Five
« on: August 04, 2010, 07:40:04 PM »
Twenty-Five years of Development

As a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Amiga computer,  Hyperion Entertainment has made a video using the Gource CVS  visualization software showing a time-compressed version of 25 years of  Amiga development, from the early days of AmigaOS 1.0 to the present. Personal commentary added by one of the current  core full-time AmigaOS developers,* Hans-Joerg Frieden (a.k.a.  "Rogue").



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Offline Karlos

Re: Twenty-Five
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2010, 07:50:18 PM »
Gource FTW :)
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Offline MaximvsPayne

Re: Twenty-Five
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010, 08:12:14 PM »
http://hyperion-entertainment.biz/media/video/eLAP_AmigaOS.mpg <-how cool is this, an amigaos4 version for an handheld!!! i want it!!!
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Offline Argo

Re: Twenty-Five
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2010, 08:14:39 PM »
Wow! That was neat.  I like the programmers looking like busy little worker bees zapping the source tree and growing it.
 

Offline Karlos

Re: Twenty-Five
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2010, 08:59:57 PM »
Quote from: Argo;573430
Wow! That was neat.  I like the programmers looking like busy little worker bees zapping the source tree and growing it.


I didn't realise they had repository information going back that far in order to visualise it.
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Offline Rogue

Re: Twenty-Five
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2010, 09:41:42 PM »
Quote from: Karlos;573440
I didn't realise they had repository information going back that far in order to visualise it.


The first check-in in our log is by "kodiak" (Bob Burns) and is dated 29th of January, 1985 at half past twelve ;-)
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Offline Karlos

Re: Twenty-Five
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2010, 09:43:45 PM »
Quote from: Rogue;573448
The first check-in in our log is by "kodiak" (Bob Burns) and is dated 29th of January, 1985 at half past twelve ;-)


Blimey. What where they using back then? RCS or something?
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Offline xeron

Re: Twenty-Five
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2010, 10:08:37 PM »
Quote from: Karlos;573449
Blimey. What where they using back then? RCS or something?


Yep, RCS.
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Offline Karlos

Re: Twenty-Five
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2010, 10:09:16 PM »
Quote from: xeron;573457
Yep, RCS.


And to think I complain about subversion :)
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Offline Karlos

Re: Twenty-Five
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2010, 10:17:43 PM »
Quote from: MaximvsPayne;573429
http://hyperion-entertainment.biz/media/video/eLAP_AmigaOS.mpg <-how cool is this, an amigaos4 version for an handheld!!! i want it!!!


It's certainly a lot snappier than I expected. I guess a major problem would have been creating a more suitable touch-driven user interface for such a device. As nice as Workbench is, it's very much a desktop UI, to my mind.
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Offline Trev

Re: Twenty-Five
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2010, 11:04:31 PM »
The eLAP bit is cool, although I doubt you would have seen Workbench in a finished product. (Is also provides a small bit of validation for all the PDA talk coming out of various Amiga talking heads over the years.) PDAs and smartphones have had the same PIM-centric interface for as long as they've been around. Apple successfully did away with the stylus, but it's still the same paradigm. EDIT: And, I want to see Rogue's PS3 running OS4. ;-)
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Offline Rogue

Re: Twenty-Five
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2010, 11:09:26 PM »
Quote from: Karlos;573459
It's certainly a lot snappier than I expected. I guess a major problem would have been creating a more suitable touch-driven user interface for such a device. As nice as Workbench is, it's very much a desktop UI, to my mind.


I had actually started to work on a new file manager/program launcher type of application for the eLAP version, which ran on an AmigaOne and which was used to make screenshots form. It could use normal AmigaOS icons but presented them in a different way.

I stopped working on it when the project was canned.

AmigaOS was actually quite responsive on the device. It's a shame it never came to be.
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Offline Karlos

Re: Twenty-Five
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2010, 11:12:26 PM »
Quote from: Rogue;573466
I had actually started to work on a new file manager/program launcher type of application for the eLAP version, which ran on an AmigaOne and which was used to make screenshots form. It could use normal AmigaOS icons but presented them in a different way.

I stopped working on it when the project was canned.

AmigaOS was actually quite responsive on the device. It's a shame it never came to be.


Quite. Such is life, I guess.
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Offline Pyromania

Re: Twenty-Five
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2010, 11:50:57 PM »
@Rogue

This is awesome, thanx for sharing this with us.
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: Twenty-Five
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2010, 12:16:08 AM »
Quote from: Rogue;573466
I had actually started to work on a new file manager/program launcher type of application for the eLAP version, which ran on an AmigaOne and which was used to make screenshots form. It could use normal AmigaOS icons but presented them in a different way.


Is that what the "Scalability" picture on the old OS4 site showed (Wayback Machine page, image is gone)? Or was that just a mockup?

Thanks for sharing all this. It's great to see.