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[News] Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fairANN.lu
Posted on 21-Oct-2001 11:31 GMT by Christian Kemp39 comments
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David Scheibler compiled a short summary of the Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair, taken from amiga-news.de:
  • H&P showed AmigaOS XL (i.e. MooVid playing two films)
  • VirtualWorks showed the GRex4000D and the Mediator4000 PCI cards (not runing)
  • TitanComputer presented CandyFactoryPro running on a Pegasos computer with MorphOS v0.8
  • there will be a new Italian print magazine called Bitplane
  • Mirko Cippola showed a A1200 with a Mediator1200 with Voodoo, Soundcard and TV card.
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 1 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Amigans in Black on 21-Oct-2001 15:48 GMT
This day is one to be remembered.
Pianeta Amiga was the place when, since June 94 and Commodore's bankrupty, we could see a brand new machine (unfortunately I can't write "Amiga machine") with PPC, a very cool OS and all the applications we like to run.
The Pegasos is what we should have had for a very long time. A new PPC mother board, with standard extension capabilities. Moreover, the OS is able to run not only existing 68k or PPC apps but also new ones written especially for the new OS capacities. Both are exactly what the community has been waiting for.
And this marvel hasn't been made by Amiga Inc., still trying to sell their DE ideas to uninterested Amiga fans. No, the Pegasos and Morphos are made by people who kept faith into the Amiga spirit and didn't wait for a contract or some money to start the works.
Long live the Amiga. Long live the Pegasos.
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 2 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Amigans in White on 21-Oct-2001 16:43 GMT
It is a black day since the so-called Amigans in Black pretend to speak on behalf of the Amiga community. We are the Amigans in White (as you know the good guys always wear white) and we await the come of the True New Amiga. The one from Amiga Inc.
In the meanwhile we will enjoy the brilliant games on the DE Player..
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 3 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Troels Ersking on 21-Oct-2001 17:00 GMT
ohhhhhhh no! NOT THIS THREAD AGAIN, please!!!
Troels E
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 4 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Amigans in Plaid on 21-Oct-2001 18:09 GMT
It is a grey and cloudy day in the highlands of the Amiga community. We are the Amigans in Plaid and we await the new Sheep programming language (moan... sheep).
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 5 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Elwood on 21-Oct-2001 18:51 GMT
I don't know what MorphOS is like but I know that I, with some good guyes, are coding a
stunning software for any operating system. I would like to make it available for
AmigaOS4 but it seems that no people that should be involved in this project want it :((
Where are the dev guides ?
Maybe we'll port it to MorphOS instead of OS4 ?
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 6 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Paolo D'Urso on 21-Oct-2001 18:51 GMT
We're just back from Pianeta Amiga... it was small but veeery interesting. Many exibitors (more than last year), and many cool news. The stand near us featured the Pegasos board running very well, and Mr.Haage sold the first copies of AmigaOS XL. And, btw, we're the only exibitors present since the first edition of PA :)
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 7 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Bill Hoggett on 21-Oct-2001 19:27 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Paolo D'Urso):
Can anyone give me some idea as to what Haage & Partner did as part of their AmigaOS XL launch? Did they show a demo, did they let people use it, did they play a video, present comparative figures... what? Did they show both products, just one , or nothing? I'm just curious since I won't have any idea of what they're doing, and they won't attend the UK shows.
Will anyone post an in-depth review of the show? We don't have AmigActive to do it anymore, and those of us that don't speak German are a bit stuck for news.
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 8 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by David Scheibler on 21-Oct-2001 20:09 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Bill Hoggett):
Well there is not much information about that on amiga-news.de either.
You can read the translated news on http://www.amiga-news.de/en/
though.
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 9 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Bill Hoggett on 21-Oct-2001 20:20 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (David Scheibler):
I know. What is posted at the head of this thread is roughly what was posted there.
I even tried the bablfish to read the German comments (no one ever comments in the English section) but (a) there was little concrete news, and (b) reading the babelfish output is an excruciating experience. :)
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 10 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 21-Oct-2001 21:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Paolo D'Urso):
Has it been the same Pegasos motherboard shown in april/mai?
Which CPU did it have, Sonnet 400MHz G4 or something other?
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 11 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 21-Oct-2001 21:42 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Bill Hoggett):
: I know. What is posted at the head of this thread is roughly what
: was posted there.
Well, not quite. In my opinion, saying
"Haage&Partner presented AmigaOS XL running on an 1.4GHz Athlon.
The Amiga software compatibility is said to be very good. For example
there were MooVID playing two movies in two windows at the same time."
is hardly the same thing as saying
"H&P showed AmigaOS XL (i.e. MooVid playing two films)".
I wasn't there, so I can't say which one of the two statements better
describes what actually happened, but I guess we'll know soon enough... ;)
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 12 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by StAn on 21-Oct-2001 21:48 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Amigans in Plaid):
ROTFLMAIMI.. err.. at least :)
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 13 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Paolo D'Urso on 21-Oct-2001 22:07 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Bill Hoggett):
Hi Bill,
Jurgen Haage was present at the Virtual Works stand and he had a PC running AmigaOS XL.. it was honestly veeeery fast and similar to Amiga, but while Amiga Forever does support AGA and ECS, this one only supports RTG screens :/ I also don't like that they're telling that AmigaOS XL contains a "web browser with java, flash, realaudio" when this browser (Opera) is only present in their QNX cd, and not in the emulated Amiga.
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 14 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Paolo D'Urso on 21-Oct-2001 22:10 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Anonymous):
Well, I don't know which CPU did it have, but apart from a scrolling bug (everytime you tried to scroll a MorphOS screen, the computer freezed for one-two seconds), it ran perfectly software like PageStream or Final Writer... finally an Amiga-like *working* piece of hardware. So sad that Amiga Inc. are against this, I think the battle between Pegasos-AmigaOne is already lost, since Pegasos *exists*, and AmigaOne is just smoke.
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 15 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Ralph Schmidt on 21-Oct-2001 22:38 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Paolo D'Urso):
It was a dev system with a *hell* of serial debug on the serial port.
Each custom chip access(analysing) or "enforcer" like hits cause a lot
output which can cause a temporaly lock.
I think it also outputs each InitResident(every library/device init)
and stuff like LoadSeg so there was a lot runtime traffic which people
haven`t seen.
The cpu which was used in *that* dev system was a slower G3 at 400Mhz..
so there`s a lot footroom left for the current PPCs:-)
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 16 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 21-Oct-2001 23:22 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Ralph Schmidt):
Ya, 1GHz IBM G3 or PPC7460 Apollo! :)
Would it be more easy or difficult to fit a G5 CPU with its own buscontroller
etc. onto a Pegasos (maybe rev2 or sth.) board?
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 17 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 21-Oct-2001 23:27 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Paolo D'Urso):
Paolo, I don't think AInc are exactly against this, because Merlancia tries to get
OS 4.x running on their Pegasos-design based motherboards (at least they said so).
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 18 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Alcemyst on 21-Oct-2001 23:42 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Anonymous):
i can play 2 Moovid films at the same time NP
on my 060/80Mhz & voodoo3
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 19 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Elwood on 22-Oct-2001 05:09 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (Anonymous):
>Merlancia tries to get OS 4.x running on their Pegasos
How can they do that, whereas there is no OS4 yet ?
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 20 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Amifan on 22-Oct-2001 06:03 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (Elwood):
You got inside information to share with us? Or just some more...hey I'm not involved in the devleopement because i can't get my hands on some buggy half-finished beta-release (AmigaOS4 b0.8 or something) so it doesn't exsist?
oops, this is just another go for the MorphOS fundementalists :)
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 21 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Paolo D'Urso on 22-Oct-2001 08:17 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (Anonymous):
I don't think AmigaOS 4.0 will be released in november, as stated before (hey, wasn't it supposed to be ready in July?) I spoke with Jurgen Haage in private and he told me some things that make me believe that the first computer/board/os to came out will be bPlan with their Pegasos running MorphOS.
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 22 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Paolo D'Urso on 22-Oct-2001 08:20 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Ralph Schmidt):
Hi Ralph,
Yep, that "stop" seemed to me something like an Enforcer hit :) Anyway, I was impressed to see how smooth Candy Factory can run on Pegasos and MorphOS... I'm looking forward to Cologne to see a new version of them!
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 23 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by bennymee on 22-Oct-2001 08:42 GMT
In reply to Comment 22 (Paolo D'Urso):
Hi,
Are there some pictures of a running machine ? OS ? CandyFactory ?
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 24 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by David Scheibler on 22-Oct-2001 09:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (bennymee):
Here are some new pictures:
http://www.amigamesse.de/bplan/news.html
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 25 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Graham on 22-Oct-2001 12:30 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (David Scheibler):
Nice pictures. I see that it appears to support two processors - is there support for this in MorphOS yet?
I see the northbridge has had the markings on it erased, so that we still cannot find out what it is... oh well.
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 26 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Andrea on 22-Oct-2001 12:50 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (Paolo D'Urso):
In fact AmigaOS 4 won't be out that soon, IMHO. In an interview with mr. Haage in iussue 0 of Bitplane, the new italian Amiga magazine, he said that H&P more or less finished its part of the work, but Eyetech is really behind schedule with the HW. So they decided to release AmigaOS XL and Amiathlon (which were sold at Pianeta Amiga as a single bundle with QNX 6.1 and AmigaOS 3.9+ AmigaWriter and Art Effect for 299000ITL, 299DM, more or less 160EUROs) to fill the time gap. But if they need to fill a time gap at the end of october, it is likely that we won't see A1+AOS released for some time, probably...
BTW, I was at Pianeta Amiga, and I saw the bplan Mobo, and I was impressed. Mainly because it actually worked... It seemed an Amiga (a fast one, indeed), only it was powered by a G3 (and a slow one these days...). They were running IsisPPC with video MPEGs at full speed (AVIs displayed with MooVid do not impress anyone, not even an Amiga user :) ) Page Stream, Candy Factory Pro. The new is that they seemed to work. Anyway, I asked the price and I was pleased to hear that they plan to sell the pegasos with G3@350MHz, HD, DVD, RAM, GFX board (either a Matrox G450 or a VooDoo3, which was the one being shown, depending on the user's preferences),Audio card and tower case for just 1000EUROs (950USD). Now the price seems sensible.
Andrea
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 27 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Andrea on 22-Oct-2001 12:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 25 (Graham):
Also in iussue 0 of Bitplane I found an article about the pegasos. It was written that they managed to boot MorphOS on a dual PPC board. Anyway, at this point, I don't believe anything I can't see with my eyes, so...
Andrea
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 28 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 22-Oct-2001 13:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (Paolo D'Urso):
>I spoke with Jurgen Haage in private and he told me some things that make me
>believe that the first computer/board/os to came out will be bPlan with their
>Pegasos running MorphOS.
Oh, Mr Haage being a secret MorphOS fan nowadays? ;-)
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 29 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 22-Oct-2001 13:31 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Andrea):
>They were running IsisPPC with video MPEGs at full speed (AVIs displayed with
>MooVid do not impress anyone, not even an Amiga user :)
Well...MPEGs don't impress anyone, or do you say it was MPEG2 (DVD) or some DivX?
Softcinema will do the job and it would be very interesting to see the speed on G3.
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 30 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 22-Oct-2001 13:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 27 (Andrea):
So what? AmigaOS3.1 boots on the PowerUP dual boards, but that does not mean it
actually uses the second (PPC) cpu.
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 31 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Andrea on 22-Oct-2001 13:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 29 (Anonymous):
Plain MPEGs. But I was joking about the fact that H&P showed AVIs on AmigaOS XL to show its capacities. I wasn't impressed too much by IsisPPC either, but some Amiga users are prone to easy enthusiasm.. I explicitly stressed "not even an amiga user". Sometimes it seems to me that some people takes all too seriously...
Andrea
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 32 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 22-Oct-2001 16:09 GMT
In reply to Comment 31 (Andrea):
>I wasn't impressed too much by IsisPPC either
Well, I was impressed by IsisPPC back in 1997 when they played the flow.mpg (Aminet)
on PPC in the WB backdrop (and quite fluidly so)...
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 33 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Paolo D'Urso on 22-Oct-2001 16:11 GMT
In reply to Comment 28 (Anonymous):
Nah, I don't think Mr.Haage is a MorphOS fan, but either he's not too happy of the management of Amiga Inc. Delays, broken promises, invisible contracts are things that makes people unhappy.
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 34 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by StAn on 22-Oct-2001 19:25 GMT
In reply to Comment 32 (Anonymous):
I was impressed by the speed at which IsisPPC crashed on my config :)
I couldn't made it to play a single mpeg, IIRC :)
Fortunately, AMP2 works very well.
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 35 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by zootzoot on 22-Oct-2001 19:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 31 (Andrea):
>but some Amiga users are prone to easy enthusiasm
LOL
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 36 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Bill Hoggett on 22-Oct-2001 21:37 GMT
In reply to Comment 31 (Andrea):
I know what you mean. Playing 2 AVIs in MooVID (and this seems to be the only thing people remember about the H&P demo) is hardly impressive. I mean. I can even do eight of them here, at full speed, with Amplifier playing an mp3 at best quality and no skipping. And I only stopped adding more because I ran out of screen real estate...
If you're going to use the old "playing lots of movies at once" ploy, at least do it right! :)
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 37 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Rafo on 23-Oct-2001 19:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 36 (Bill Hoggett):
Does Someone here know what AVI means actually ?
"Audio and Video Interleave".
It's no video, it's no format, compression scheme, it's just a multiplexing system.
AVI uses 2 codecs : 1 for audio, 1 for video.
Some video codec use no compression, like YUV, some use a very tough one (Like MPEG-4).
It's the same for audio : you can use either no compression at all or any kind of compression there is a codec for.
This means that "I can play 2 AVIs simultaneously" is just like "I can play 2 sound at the same sime". If it's 2 WAV or 2 MP3s, it's a completely different story for the CPU.
So it is for AVI. You can have YUV+WAV one way (you need a fast harddrive though), and MPEG-4+MP3 another way. It would also be a completely different story.
You can use YUV for video and MP3 for audio, just choose when you encode your video. It'll still be an AVI file when you finish.
If what MooVID at Pianeta Amiga showed was 2 3ivX movies at a good resolution, it's just fantastic as it proves a high superiority when compared to any of our current amigas.
Since we have no idea what was exactly the format used in these videos, I'll just say it just doesn't prove a goddamn thing.
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 38 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by StAn on 23-Oct-2001 20:24 GMT
In reply to Comment 37 (Rafo):
Hey, a WAV can be encoded in mp3 too ;) (I think)
Short summary of Pianeta Amiga 2001 fair : Comment 39 of 39ANN.lu
Posted by Andrea on 24-Oct-2001 11:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 37 (Rafo):
They were two trailers (Final Fantasy whatever, the other I don't remember), 320*172, and I know I took a look at least at one of them on 040/AGA, with no problem. Quite sad noone showed us the capabilities of this Amiga OS XL, supposing it's something more than just playing two AVIs/MOVs simultaneously.
Kind regards,
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