|[News] New Years greetings from Hyperion||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 25-Dec-2003 22:34 GMT by Anonymous||36 comments|
Hyperion Entertainment and the OS 4.0 development team are pleased to announce that OS4 development has now sufficiently advanced for a comprehensive Developer Pre-release of Amiga OS 4.0 to be distributed to all current AmigaOne owners shortly after the New Year.
In view of the fact that quite a few of you reminded us that you do not have broadband internet access, the original idea to offer an initial version of OS 4.0 for download was abandoned in favor of an "easy to install", self-contained distribution on CD.
Whilst this will obviously entail more cost to Hyperion and require more time for duplication and distribution, the upside is that we will be able to provide developers with everything they need to start developing for OS 4.0.
The developer material will include sample source-code, an initial version of the AmigaOS 4.0 SDK as well as native OS 4.0 compilers (GCC 2.95.3, GCC 3.4 and VBCC) and cross-compilers for various platforms (Linux x86/PCC, Mac OS X etc.).
The Developer Pre-release will require an upgrade of the AmigaOne firmware which was bumped from U-Boot 0.1.1 to U-Boot 1.0 and which is currently undergoing final testing.
Further details will be announced shortly.
Hyperion Entertainment and the OS 4 development team would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your continued support and patience.
The fact that you are still here, 10 years after the demise of Commodore, has been a tremendous encouragement to us during these 2 years of laborious development.
Make no mistake: your patience will finally be rewarded with the fastest and most powerful incarnation of AmigaOS ever.
Merry X-mas and a prosperous 2004 to all of you!
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|Posted by BrianK on 26-Dec-2003 17:55 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 14 (Hans-Joerg Frieden):|
I'm confused I'd think an early-bird system would come with a warranty to fix or replace anything not caused by the end user at least until 30 days after the offical OS was released. Ugh, how horrid for those early early-bird purchases to get a system that's incompatible and be told to spend more money. It appears that Amiga has made future boards with a flash writeable BIOS because they realized they'd be changing the BIOS. My 2 cents is a free retrofit for those users whose systems now won't run AmigaOS due to the BIOS not being able to be upgraded.
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