|[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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|New Years greetings from Hyperion : Comment 34 of 36||ANN.lu|
|Posted by Vexar on 28-Dec-2003 21:46 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 33 (ikir):|
I was kind of thinking the Amiga OS 4.0 would be out by now. Weren't they putting finishing touches on it in October? I wonder if the question "done by Christmas" was ever asked? The question in my mind is not whether it will be complete by a certain holiday, but whether it will be complete by the time Amiga Inc is dissolved as a corporation. That, to me, is significant. If Amiga Inc is gone, then Hyperion doesn't have to pay them a royalty of some sort, right?
Some day, we will all look back on these hard times and laugh. In the meantime, don't be sore for the folks who are already laughing. It is their way of dealing with the disappointment. I have no doubt in my mind that every one of the "storm crow" Amiga pessimists was at one point a fond, faithful Amiga enthusiast.
Vexar, the original (accept no substitutes)
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