|[News] AmigaX86 unveiled
|Posted on 02-Jan-2003 21:28 GMT by pixie
The much rumbling about amigax86 has been disclosed...
"Amigax86 is the name of a product that combined product known as Umilator (formerly known as "Amithlon") emulation with the Amiga Operating System (v3.9). This was to be a standalone product release by Extreme Computing that combined all available programming done by Bernt Meyer, with license from Amiga Inc., and several other software developers to give you the following on a single CD product:
Umilator Emulation Layer
*Improved Graphics Drivers
*Improved Sound Drivers
*Improved Ethernet & Modem Drivers
and the list goes on...
ImageFX (Full version 3.x)
Several high end games
A plethora of Amiga Utilities (both AmigaOS & x86-enhanced)
More x86 enhancements for full functionality of notebooks & other space saving technology. (We were so close!)"
The reason for not continuing with this product is mainly due to the recent announcement by Bernt Meyers to "retire" the product.
As we have spent much time, effort, and many thousands of dollars to get this project out by the holiday season 2002, we are simply unable to release the product at this time. We are still very committed to this project, but have other commitments and priorities to tend to.
The Amigax86 project is "shelved" until further notice.
Amithlon is still available under the AmigaOS XL package, and still very functional on Desktop computers. Notebooks, and other space saving technology will either have to wait until we have more demand to create a new AmigaX86 code from scratch, or until
Amiga OS 5 & AmigaDE is ready.
Extreme Computing is currently developing other software products
for future developments of the Amiga OS/DE. Please go to our web sites for further details. http://www.extreme-computing.com/ http://www.extremeamiga.com/
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|AmigaX86 unveiled : Comment 21 of 45
|Posted by z5 on 03-Jan-2003 16:20 GMT
|In reply to Comment 17 (darklite):
well, i don't see it either (mind you, i haven't followed it that closely).
So Bernd Meyer and Harald Frank work on Amithlon (which i bought). Suddenly, they don't want to work together anymore. Ok, fair enough.
Isn't it true that Harald Frank's work wasn't that big on Amithlon (or so i've read somewhere)?
So? You rename your product (that is allowed isn't it?) and you replace the code that Harald wrote?
What am i missing (not that is that important anymore as it is dead but this was something i have never understood).
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