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Offline TrevorDick

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"Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
« on: February 24, 2012, 04:33:54 AM »
Wellington, 23rd February 2012

Following the recent release of the RadeonHD graphics driver for AmigaOS 4.1 Update 5, which made it's official debut on the AmigaONE X1000 "First Contact" system, we are pleased to reveal that we have now concluded a further agreement with Hans de Ruiter for the continued development of his RadeonHD drivers for the AmigaOS. In a statement De Ruiter commented, "I am currently working to get the driver fully ready for 3D, and to release quality. Thanks to the support of Trevor Dickinson (A-EON Technology), I will be able to devote more time to RadeonHD driver development over the next few months, and achieve this goal much sooner than would otherwise have been the case. The features being worked on include: Vertical blanking interrupt support for RadeonHD cards (no more wasting CPU cycles when double-buffering); Video RAM (VRAM) management for the RadeonHD_RM.resource (intelligent VRAM buffer paging)." De Ruiter added, "The last feature is essential for stable 3D operation. I look forward to delivering RadeonHD.chip version 1.x and, of course, to be able to run modern 3D applications using RadeonHD cards and AmigaOS." Dickinson said in reply, "I am really pleased to help fund Hans' RadeonHD driver work. This is excellent news for all AmigaONE X1000 owners, including myself ;-) and hopefully should benefit all AmigaOS 4 users in the future."

About Hans de Ruiter & HDRLab: Hans de Ruiter is an electrical & electronic engineer and leading AmigaOS developer and Amiga enthusiast. His website - HDRLab - details various projects, many of which are AmigaOS related. The biggest of these is the RadeonHD driver for AmigaOS, an ambitious project that aims to deliver modern graphics capabilities for the AmigaOS platform.
 

 About AmigaOS: The AmigaOS dates back to 1985 with the introduction of the landmark Amiga 1000. Today, under the guidance and control of Hyperion Entertainment, AmigaOS has evolved into a modern operating system without losing that intrinsic "Amiga" look and feel.  
 

 About the AmigaONE X1000: The AmigaONE X1000 is not like other computers. It is a culmination of efforts by real Amiga enthusiasts and developers to create powerful, modern desktop hardware for the AmigaOS. It is the natural evolution of the Amiga's PowerPC lineage and is based on the PA-Semi Dual-core PA6T-1682M CPU and includes Xena, a "Software Defined Silicon" co-processor. Above all it runs the latest version of the AmigaOS.
 
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Offline Pyromania

Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 12:16:26 PM »
Thats great news Trevor, it will come in handy for the AmigaOS 4.x version of Aladdin 4D.
 

Offline theamigaman

Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 12:54:01 PM »
WooooooHooooooo! Things are cooking right along! Thanks Trevor and Hans! Let's "Keep this party going!" :hammer:
 

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Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 03:06:41 PM »
As I read it this does not include 3D driver development. The single most important feature remains elusive still.
 

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Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 03:08:47 PM »
Great news.  Looking forward to getting my hands on an AmigaONE X1000 soon.
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Offline billyfish

Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2012, 07:04:04 PM »
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As I read it this does not include 3D driver development. The single most important feature remains elusive still.


Hmm..., didn't you spot the "I am currently working to get the driver fully ready for 3D"?
 

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Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2012, 07:36:42 PM »
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hey Troels, set up a bounty for this:)
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Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012, 08:16:21 PM »
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Hmm..., didn't you spot the "I am currently working to get the driver fully ready for 3D"?
I did. It doesn't say he is doing any actual 3D driver work.

The whole statement is very carefully worded to avoid stating that.
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Offline Rob

Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012, 08:56:25 PM »
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I did. It doesn't say he is doing any actual 3D driver work.

The whole statement is very carefully worded to avoid stating that.


I assumed that 3D would handled by Hans-Jörg Frieden since he's the one working on OpenGL for Amiga OS.
 

Offline Akiko

Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2012, 09:47:11 PM »
As I understand the 3D system is being completely overhauled in preparation for AOS 4.2, whatever form this takes, undoubtably having RadeonHD cards with modern GPUs and PCI Express support will greatly benefit this area.
 

Offline Derfs

Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2012, 09:49:59 PM »
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I did. It doesn't say he is doing any actual 3D driver work.

The whole statement is very carefully worded to avoid stating that.


wow. the lack of any evidence prooves it!!! /sarcasm

maybe i should refer you to Hans' own words on his own website

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Offline AmigaNG

Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2012, 11:04:34 PM »
Quote from: Piru;681445
As I read it this does not include 3D driver development. The single most important feature remains elusive still.

As I read this Piru is still not happy about any AmigaOS or Amigaone news and stil feels the need to troll any positive news story, but then it is very carefully worded to avoid call it trolling :)

Any way good news!
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Offline F1Lupo

Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2012, 11:40:08 PM »
@ AmigaNG
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Offline billyfish

Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2012, 12:08:12 AM »
Quote from: AmigaNG;681482
As I read this Piru is still not happy about any AmigaOS or Amigaone news and stil feels the need to troll any positive news story, but then it is cleverly worded that you can't really call it trolling :)


Lol! He does seem to have an overzealous need to find any OS4 parade to piss on that he can. Maybe his last girlfriend dumped him to run away with an OS4 disk ;-)

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Any way good news!


Absolutely! Trevor, you really are a credit to this community and Hans' work is top notch too.
 

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Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2012, 01:34:42 AM »
Thanks for yet another contribution toward software (and/or hardware driver) development Trevor.  Your continued dedication and actions to support development of software and hardware for the Amiga community is a true inspiration to the rest of us.

If more people do what ever they can to contribute and support the community, we will see even more progress sooner, instead of later.

One step at a time.
How are you helping the Amiga community? :)