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Offline hishamk

How many editions of the Amiga RKMs were published by C=?
« on: March 23, 2013, 12:48:44 PM »
I'm hoping that someone can help shed some light on official Amiga RKM releases, print or digital.

I'm aware of two print versions:

1. One which has the white cover and kind of boring text and comes in four volumes, which I think was published in 1986?

2. The other is the blue version with a pixelated Amiga logo (the one with a swoosh under it), which I think was three volumes and was published in 1989?

As for digital versions, there was an updated edition in the Amiga Developer CD published by H&P during the Amiga Technologies period, which I believe was official?

Also, the NDKs with autodocs from 1.2 to 3.9 have been released to developers on disks, and I believe the 3.9 was released on the Amiga Developer CD from H&P?

If anyone has proper info on the above mess, do tell!
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Offline nicholas

Re: How many editions of the Amiga RKMs were published by C=?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 01:04:56 PM »
There were three printed editions. The books in the third edition have dark grey covers.

I have all the books from each series, but they are boxed up at the moment.
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Offline Matt_H

Re: How many editions of the Amiga RKMs were published by C=?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 04:18:22 PM »
There were 3 print editions of the RKMs, and the number of volumes in each edition varied. The third edition covers up to the A3000 and consists of Includes/Autodocs, Devices, Libraries, Hardware Ref Manual, and the UI style guide.

The Dev CD v2.1 includes the only digital release of the RKMs (amigaguide format, I think) and NDKs up to 3.5. The 3.9 NDK can be found here
 

Offline matthey

Re: How many editions of the Amiga RKMs were published by C=?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2013, 11:15:46 PM »
Quote from: hishamk;730007
How many editions of the RKMS where published by C=?

There are 3 versions of the Rom Kernal Reference Manuals.

Quote from: hishamk;730007
Where some editions 4 volumes while others 3?

There are Libraries, Devices, Includes and Autodocs, Hardware and UI Style Guide in the 3rd edition. I do believe there was an AmigaDOS manual earlier but I don't know if it was officially part of the RKRMs.

Quote from: hishamk;730007
The white cover editions are 1986? The blue with a pixelated Amiga logo are 1989?

My 3rd edition are Copyright 1992 and dark grey/black with colorful squiggly lines. They cover up to AmigaOS 2.04 (v37).
« Last Edit: March 24, 2013, 02:14:48 AM by matthey »
 

Offline psxphill

Re: How many editions of the Amiga RKMs were published by C=?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2013, 12:12:25 AM »
Quote from: matthey;730105
There is Libraries, Includes and Autodocs and Hardware in the 3rd edition.

There is also http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Amiga_user_interface_style_guide.html?id=5sxQAAAAMAAJ
 
Quote from: matthey;730105
I do believe there was an AmigaDOS manual earlier but I don't know if it was officially part of the RKRMs.

The AmigaDOS manual was published by bantam, the last edition covered 2.04.
 

Offline kamelito

Re: How many editions of the Amiga RKMs were published by C=?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2013, 07:54:02 AM »
Another good question is how many will be published in the future :) Kamelito
 

Offline hishamk

Re: How many editions of the Amiga RKMs were published by C=?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2013, 11:55:30 AM »
Thanks all for shedding light on this.

As for the future, I would think print editions would be anachronistic. Digital editions, on the web or otherwise, would make more sense.

That being said, it would be cool if we had one site that was a one-stop shop for all APIs from AmigaOS 1.1 - 3.9, AmigaOS 4.x, MorphOS and AROS :)

We'd have to get permission for the text of the print editions from Amiga Inc. I suppose? (or better yet, H&P) :)
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Offline hishamk

Re: How many editions of the Amiga RKMs were published by C=?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2013, 06:49:19 PM »
2x A1000, 2x A2000, 1x A3000, 2x A1200, 2x A500, 1x CDTV, 1x CD32, 2x Pegasos II, 1x EFIKA
 

Offline eliyahu

Re: How many editions of the Amiga RKMs were published by C=?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2013, 07:04:00 PM »
@thread

guys, a quick heads up: i went ahead and merged matthey's posts from the duplicate of this thread into this one and closed the duplicate thread. just in case you were wondering where it went.

-- eliyahu
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"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here."