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Posted on 15-Feb-2001 03:29 GMT by Christian Kemp109 comments
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Ralph Schmidt announces the MorphOS 0.4 Release with a lot of new native OS modules, an OS Module Plugin, a WarpOS/Warp3d emulation and a 2hour timeout.
Finally, the 3rd MorphOS Release is available.
Quite a while has passed since the 2nd release
but we hope that the new features and overall
improved stability are appreciated.
This is a snapshot of our current version with
the timeout increased to 2 hours.

Major new functionalities are

o support for AmigaOS3.5/3.9 update rom
No need anymore for dangerous resets.

o support for external rom modules so that
everybody can write his own rom module
replacements and put them into the load

o WarpOS emulation, finally you are able to
play HereticII with Warp3D while running

o new native modules

o exec(fully independent)
o expansion.library
o romboot
o input.device
o keyboard.device
o battclock.resource
o battmem.resource
o cardres.resource
o cia.resource
o potgo.resource

o Improved CyberGraphX PPC with native

o Improved BlizzardPPC support

o native jfif.datatype for completeness

o better devpackage

o more efficient ppc/68k switch which
results into better compiled code and
lower latencies.

New native 3rd party software

o Bochs(PC Emulator)

o New MUIPPC Snapshot

o New MagicMenuPPC

o xpk

o cnet.device


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Comment 1Christophe Decanini14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 2Kay Are Ulvestad14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 3Sinan Gurkan14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 4Marcin 'Cooler' Kulinski14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 5Ben Hermans/Hyperion14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 6Amifan14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 7Anonymous14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 8Ben Hermans/Hyperion14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 9Ben Yoris14-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
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Comment 14David Shipman15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 15Amifan15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 16its about time15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 17its about time15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 18Ralph Schmidt15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 19Thomas Würgler15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 20Nicolas Sallin15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 21Anonymous15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 22Menthos15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 23Ralph Schmidt15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 24Anonymous15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 25Darrin15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 26Anonymous15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 27Thomas Würgler15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 28Darrin15-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 29Nicolas Sallin16-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 30SimplePPC16-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
Comment 31Ralph Schmidt16-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
New MorphOS 0.4 Release : Comment 32 of 109ANN.lu
Posted by Darrin on 16-Feb-2001 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 31 (Ralph Schmidt):
<:You mean his comments about your precious MorphOS were almost as bad as the
:comments you and your henchmen have made about the Mediator? Careful Ralf, your
:halo may slip.
He hasn't talked about the product...he talked about its developers.
I'm quite sure that he hasn't even tried it ever.
My comments about Mediator were about its implementation limitations
and their obvious desinterest to licence sw they need and the reaction
of people about the whole deal.
(Even Hyperion people agreed about that on ann...surprisingly:-)
It gets pretty tiring to repeat myself the xth time about this issue
as it was discussed to death by now.>
Your comments on certain limitations were WRONG. I haven't seen a retraction of them yet. I believe, like a lot of people, that Elbox have done nothing wrong with the driver situation and it is the responibility of the Mediator user who also uses Picasso96 (rather than CGX) to register P96 and pay the registration fee - so cough up you cheap gits and pay!!! :) And I agree with you - it's DEFINATELY been discussed to death...
<:At least Hyperion and H&P have delivered solid products. Apparently Phase5 had their
:own version of the Mediator years ago which they failed to release as the last thing they
Phase5 hadn't failed to release it because they never planned to
release it.
Phase5 wasn't in any Tower Amiga business..they only were interested
to test their pci chipset and get a working driver for the final ppc
card which must work in std 4000/1200 cases.
You probably think that this was a wrong decision...i may even agree
but what's the point here and now ? This isn't about Elbox or Phase5.
This was about saying something publicly and saying/doing the exact
opposite outside the public viewpoint.>
Yes, but they did develop it so someone, somewhere in the company saw a market for it or they wouldn't have wasted the R&D costs. And how did anyone expect to jam a PCI card interface into a standard A1200 case? Come on - it's a major undertaking to fit a 3.5" hard drive.
<:wanted was Amiga users with the ability to use cheap PCI cards instead of their
:expensive hardware. PCI for the A3k, A4k and A1200 several years ago would have
:resulted in a much larger existing user base today. What have you actually delivered to
And ?..So be it. I wasn't the owner of Phase5.
Neither do you have any idea about the financial situation of
the company at that time.>
Very true - I don't know their financial situation, but it may have been a hell of a lot better if they sold a Phase5 PCI card/cheap PCI graphics card bundle.
<:the Amiga community? Misinformation, community splits and an "interesting"
You ? Who is you here ?
Misinformations about what ?
Do *you* have any more inside informations than I about the whole situation
at that time. Surely not...only 3rd hand informations.
Besides that...most left Amigausers use Phase5 HW and SW in their system
which kept the amiga market alive for the last 6-7 years so if it sucks
so badly you're free to remove it.>
The "You" is "You". According to your previous statements, the Mediator wouldn't work, but it obviously does - despite your very informative and technical aguments to the contrary. Never mind - according to the laws of physics and aerodynamics the bumble bee should be able to fly either.
I didn't (and never will) say that Phase5 products "suck" - I am the proud owner of 2 Phase5 boards and they still work perfectly. I was sorry to see Phase5 go to the wall too - nobody likes to see a company fold unless they're a rip off merchant and nobody can say that of Phase5.
<:example of a possible OS which runs for less time than Windows without crashing.
And ?..It's beta. I haven't seen a bug report yet by some Darrin where
he describes what crashes. We *really* appreciate detailed bugreports
and technical critism as they improve the product which should be also
in your interest..if your interest is to have a PPC AmigaOS.
This is a really honest paragraph:-)>
I know it's beta - which is exactly my point. When you deliver an Alpha version then feel free to attack your competition. Personally I'd like to see a PPC Amiga OS, however I wan't it "official" and called OS4.0. As far as I can see there should be no reason for MorphOS to be released as OS4.0 as long as you swallow your pride and ensure that MorphOS has perfect WarpOS compatibility AND runs the software of firms on your hit-list with no "hidden code" designed to take them out with creative Gurus. :)
<:I have no problem with you "blowing your own trumpet", but why do you feel the need
:to attack some of the few producers left in this shrinking Amiga market? Perhaps you
Look..it would be such a nice life if Mr. Hermans wouldn't do his 2face
actions here and elsewhere concerning MorphOS.
Then i would have believed what he said in this thread but as his actions
collide with what he writes here publicly it has bothered me to document
this hypocracy.>
So come on - tell us exactly what's going on... pleeezzze!!! :)
<:should get a girlfriend and let her "blow your trumpet" - it might make you more
:relaxed :) Try a trip to Hamburg with DM150 in your pocket if all else fails.
Where is the argument ?>
There is no argument here - it's a statement of fact. Better still, take Ben with you, find some high class strip joint, get drunk on Grolsh while some old slapper rams a buzzing plastic phallus where only Customs Men dare to probe. You might find you both have something in common (like the Amiga) and you may actually like each other. It's just a thought...
#37 Ralph Schmidt #55 Amifan
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