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[News] Webb.it: showing Amiga One and Amiga OS 4 beta (68k)ANN.lu
Posted on 09-May-2003 14:57 GMT by Nicola Morocutti57 comments
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Virtual Works, Soft 3 and Bitplane magazine are demoing Amiga One and Amiga OS 4 beta (68k) at the Webb.it show in Padua (Italy) An Amiga One XE G3 800Mhz with Debian Linux PPC and an Amiga 4000 with Os 4.0 beta are present and running at the booth of Virtual Works, Soft 3 and Bitplane. Also an ipaq with Amiga Anywhere is present and the last issue of Bitplane magazine is available. Attenders seems very interested about the Amiga One and the OS 4. Tomorrow Elena Novaretti will show her own Pegasos running MorphOS. We will release more info about the show progress (it will last until sunday) tomorrow.
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Posted by Nicola Morocutti on 09-May-2003 12:59 GMT
We also trying to setup a webcam to show you live what happens at our booth.
These news are posted using Amiga One!
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Posted by pixie on 09-May-2003 13:02 GMT
This is one of the best news in months!!! :)
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Posted by takemehomegrandma on 09-May-2003 13:03 GMT
We want pictures! And video! :-)
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Posted by pixie on 09-May-2003 13:05 GMT
And now, what the nay sayers have to say!?
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Posted by Peter Gordon on 09-May-2003 13:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (pixie):
I'm not necessarily a nay sayer; i'm dying to get my hands on OS4, but i am somewhat concerned by the "(68k)". Surely by now they must have something running on PPC?
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Posted by Elektro on 09-May-2003 13:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (pixie):
It's still only 68k beta (unfortunately).
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Posted by pixie on 09-May-2003 13:14 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Peter Gordon):
Everyone can have a contructed criticizing, but for me the nay sayers are way worst then cheerleaders...
If it is running on a Amiga One XE G3 800Mhz, don't you find it odd that is running ONLY on 68k?!
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Posted by elektro on 09-May-2003 13:17 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (pixie):
A4000 runs the os 4 beta, not A1.
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Posted by MrZammler on 09-May-2003 13:19 GMT
Dont know if this is good or bad news. There's an OS4 Beta, but it's 68k???
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Posted by Lando on 09-May-2003 13:20 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (pixie):
>If it is running on a Amiga One XE G3 800Mhz, don't you find it odd
>that is running ONLY on 68k?!

"Amiga One XE G3 800Mhz with Debian Linux PPC"
The A1 will run linux, as it always does... yawn. Really, whats the point? Why bother showing it at all?

And OS4 68k Beta modules running on the A4k. Again, as usual.
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Posted by Ole-Egil on 09-May-2003 13:20 GMT
Let me guess, same beta as we showed in Gothenburg in September?

Or is there actually anything new to show in the 68k version of OS4? (hint: everything shown before was just single modules, not a proper betaversion of the actual OS).
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Posted by pixie on 09-May-2003 13:22 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (elektro):
Sorry, I've read it too fast!! :) I've read sometime ago that OS3.9 was running inside ExecNG or something lik that, I thought that was the case...
But what funcionalities are new!?
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Posted by JoannaK on 09-May-2003 13:22 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (pixie):
Even more anonyin are people who can't get simple facts straight.
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Posted by Gregg on 09-May-2003 13:22 GMT
Just to be absolutely clear :

"demoing Amiga One and Amiga OS 4 beta (68k)... An Amiga One XE G3 800Mhz with Debian Linux PPC and an Amiga 4000 with Os 4.0 beta"

The way this is written, the AOne will not be running OS 4.0. If I am mistaken about this, please tell the world - it's a rare event, you know...

Thanks,

Gregg

P.S. Pixie : May not have been deliberate, but that was flame-bait indeed. You should know better...
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Posted by Gregg on 09-May-2003 13:24 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Gregg):
Well, talking to myself - all those other clarifications were written while I was composing my own - soory for the redundancy - I'll try to tpye fsater

Gregg
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Posted by pixie on 09-May-2003 13:27 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Gregg):
I assure you it was not, I was indeed thinking that was running on A1, as it isn't I still have to hear all those nay sayers bragging...
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Posted by Anonymous on 09-May-2003 13:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Elektro):
But you can already run OS4 on top of new exec, whitout any real M68k CPU. under amulation I mean.
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Posted by pixie on 09-May-2003 13:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (JoannaK):
I for once don't have an 'agenda'...
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Posted by Anonymous on 09-May-2003 13:33 GMT
Do remember that it's not so hard to recompile those m68k modules to ppc code whet those modules are ready. When OS is written with C/C++ then it really is not so huge task. Because of endianess, it would be much bigger task to compile those for eg. x86.
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Posted by pixie on 09-May-2003 13:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (Anonymous):
I thought that precisly, but it seems it's not the case here
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Posted by pixie on 09-May-2003 13:42 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (JoannaK):
No they aren't, because at least on my case I don't do that a lot, while all the nay sayers are always saying the same thing all the time... it's that time of the month isn't it!? ;b
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Posted by Kolbjørn Barmen on 09-May-2003 14:10 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (MrZammler):
I dont have any problem with OS4 only being 68k :)

Is there any reason whatsoever not to release those parts of OS4 that exists as 68k anyways, as an upgrade for 68k amiga? Personally I'd like that very much, as I have many machines that wont have any PPC inside anyhow. And I wouldnt mind paying for it either.
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Posted by Argh on 09-May-2003 14:13 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Ole-Egil):
> Or is there actually anything new to show in the 68k version of OS4? (hint:
> everything shown before was just single modules, not a proper betaversion of
> the actual OS).

Perhaps you could pre-empt a lot of silly arguments by posting a simple explanation of why OS4 is being demoed as 68K not PPC? Has anyone in the development team actually got anything running under PPC at all? Surely curiosity has compelled you to try...?
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Posted by Anonymous on 09-May-2003 14:23 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (Argh):
Read comment 17. I can't say more. I will not say where I heard that from. Be lieve it or not, it's your choise.
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Posted by Anonymous on 09-May-2003 14:24 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (Argh):
Read comment 17. I can't say more. I will not say where I heard that from. Believe it or not, it's your choise.
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Posted by Ben Hermans/Hyperion on 09-May-2003 14:27 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (Anonymous):
There was insufficient time to set up a proper demonstration of ExecSG running the system, especially because we adhere to the motto "you can only make a first impression once".

Having said that, we have started to migrate 68K modules to PPC since some time now.
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Posted by Kjetil on 09-May-2003 14:48 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
/*
There was insufficient time to set up a proper demonstration of ExecSG running the system, especially
because we adhere to the motto "you can only make a first impression once".
*/

If this is how you Se it well then you should wait until there it sate where it can showing to the public,
the problem is that is repeated over and over again that AmigsOS3.9 runs on the new exec way don't you show this?

I can accept not being able to Se the new OS4.0 in action on Amiga One,
sines the modules where crated on OS3.9 and may be inconsistent withe new ExecSG,
I can accept that majority of developers have used Amiga4000 for long time and that AmigaOne
development is behind the Amiga400 development
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Posted by Kolbjørn Barmen on 09-May-2003 14:52 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
So, any chance whatever usefull 68k "modules" could become avaible somehow?
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Posted by Christoph Gutjahr on 09-May-2003 15:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 28 (Kolbjørn Barmen):
>> So, any chance whatever usefull 68k "modules" could become avaible somehow?

I doubt that Hyperion would ever consider doing that on their own (lots of support issue with little or no financial gain).

However, some of those "useful 68k modules" were already licensed for Umilator, so they seem to be willing to license these modules to a third party, which could try to sell 68k builds in some form (and handle customer support).

The problem is that there probably is nobody willing to do that (IMHO). The only candidate I could imagine would be Cloanto.
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Posted by MIKE on 09-May-2003 15:36 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (pixie):
(68k)
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Posted by MIKE on 09-May-2003 15:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
You mean it's taken more then a week already?
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Posted by Mickael cromer on 09-May-2003 15:44 GMT
"you can only make a first impression once"
let's say...."we won't tell you it is not really booting right now. We 'd rather make sure that it is not booting at all" ;))
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Posted by Emeric SH on 09-May-2003 15:52 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
For a 68K OS4.0 the would have been an even wider market than for the PPC one. If it's already able to run on 68K why don't you release it? Is it something to do with the contract you have?
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Posted by Anonymous on 09-May-2003 16:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 33 (Emeric SH):
> If it's already able to run on 68K why don't you release it? Is it something to
> do with the contract you have?

Maybe, but first and foremost it's got something to do with that it is not an *OS* for 68k. It's some of the modules that will be inluded in OS 4.0 (not a "beta" of an "OS"). But as someone mentioned, selling those as a boing bag or "service pack" for Amiga users would be an idea. Of course, they'd have to make sure you bought new hardware at the same time from a certain dealer... Antipiracy, you know. Can't have people buying stuff, can we now.
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Posted by MarkTime on 09-May-2003 16:32 GMT
In reply to Comment 29 (Christoph Gutjahr):
baulderdash,

all that has to be done, is the product is sold without customer support.
that solves the problem, just put a warning on the box. seriously, I have
bought many an amiga product and gotten no support at all, even when they sold it with support, some people evidentally don't feel any compulsion to even provide it...of course its better, if its not *planned* like that....a warning that its sold without support is sufficient and honest.

the other thing...I believe that they tell the truth about OS 4.0 getting closer and still being so buggy as not to be demonstratable on the AmigaONE.

this 68k stuff is non-news, to me...its not a product that will be ever sold, so it doesn't really show anything, except they are working on it. glad they are working on it.

wake me up when they are done, maybe amiwest? maybe....maybe not, but hopefully its getting closer.

I'm not especially excited at the moment but when they finally finish I will be rushing to read a review...or will it be under NDA even after its release, like AmigaDE SDK?

surely they won't sell it under NDA...but never know when Amiga, Inc. is involved...(even if only somewhat remotely involved)...
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Posted by Nate Downes on 09-May-2003 17:05 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
The phrase comes to mind, in it I hear the words "Cart" "horse" and
"before."
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Posted by Jerry Gibbons on 09-May-2003 17:07 GMT
Mega dittos about:

"I dont have any problem with OS4 only being 68k :)

Is there any reason whatsoever not to release those parts of OS4 that exists as 68k anyways, as an upgrade for 68k amiga? Personally I'd like that very much, as I have many machines that wont have any PPC inside anyhow. And I wouldnt mind paying for it either."

Make us a "Boing Bag"!!!
And I don't care if it is only for OS3.1 that is if you have a problem doing so for OS3.9
AND SELL IT TO US, NOW.

MAKE SOME MONEY WITH WHAT YOU'VE GOT.
>:-))

Because I have already paid for my $50.00 Amiga Club coupon - you can take another $50.00 from me and give me OS4.0 for my old AMIGAS 68k (060, 040, 030, 020 - yea, I have them all as well as OS3.5 & OS3.9!) to play with in the mean time.

I'll buy the AmigaOne when it (OS4.0) is finished and not before!

Come on Ben Hermans@Hyperion ... we ARE tired of waiting and waiting and waiting!!!!

Jerry
Dowling, Michigan, USA
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Posted by Richi on 09-May-2003 18:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
Hey i have been by your side for all this time but i'm little bit tired of hear Os4 68K. I already saw it in Pianeta Amiga 2002 many months ago, and "we have started to migrate 68K modules to PPC since some time now" ok great but i hoped you were in advanced beta testing state...

It's starting to seem a soap opera like Beautiful...
Apart this Good luck i guess you need it!

Richi

P.S. This is just what i think but Os4 shoul be available before the presentation of Palladium because if what Microsoft says will be true ( only registered software, restrictions...) many user will be looking for something else....just my immagination just my immagination -> Cranberries
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Posted by Sigbjørn Skjæret on 09-May-2003 18:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
All well and good, but in the danger of getting an armada of trolls on my back, are you not aware that you have already made that first impression by showing off 68k beta components?


- CISC
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Posted by Kolbjørn Barmen on 09-May-2003 18:43 GMT
In reply to Comment 29 (Christoph Gutjahr):
I never expect support for any of the amiga stuff I buy :)
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Posted by Troels Ersking on 09-May-2003 19:10 GMT
In reply to Comment 40 (Kolbjørn Barmen):
Just stop buying stuff from DCE ;)
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Posted by Anonymous on 09-May-2003 19:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 38 (Richi):
> I already saw it in Pianeta Amiga 2002 many months ago, and "we have started to migrate 68K modules to PPC since some time now" ok great but i hoped you were in advanced beta testing state...

The largest part of betatesting actually takes places on 68k - well known environment with good tools for debugging. In theory any bug except kernel interaction on ppc can be caught at this stage (and most will).

So ... you could indeed call the current state "advanced beta testing".
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Posted by Fab1 on 09-May-2003 20:31 GMT
In reply to Comment 32 (Mickael cromer):
hey Gothic, are you alive ? :)
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Posted by T_Bone on 09-May-2003 23:45 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (pixie):
> And now, what the nay sayers have to say!?

"Nay, it's 68k" :)

I'm really going to miss 68k actually.
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Posted by T_Bone on 09-May-2003 23:50 GMT
In reply to Comment 29 (Christoph Gutjahr):
> However, some of those "useful 68k modules" were already licensed for
> Umilator, so they seem to be willing to license these modules to a third
> party, which could try to sell 68k builds in some form (and handle customer
> support).

(Bangs head against table) Everytime I manage to force myself to forget about Umilator someone stirrs it all up again. What a crying shame.
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Posted by Turrican on 10-May-2003 05:55 GMT
Dear Amigans,

soon, the winds will change and reveal the truth.
Some waitings will prove useless and some new path will enligthen.

Be careful Amigans for as the final battle approaches, lies will be even bigger.

Time to open ones' eyes. Time to choose.

Your avenger,
Turrican
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Posted by catohagen on 10-May-2003 06:07 GMT
In reply to Comment 46 (Turrican):
>Be careful Amigans for as the final battle approaches, lies will be even bigger.

Buck have even more 'stories' ?

>Time to open ones' eyes. Time to choose.

no, time to shutup :) if you are trying to talk bullshit about Buck/Genesi, grow up and find another thread..

heh..the battle approaches.....some take this too serously :)
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Posted by Anonymous on 10-May-2003 06:43 GMT
In reply to Comment 22 (Kolbjørn Barmen):
I would definitely buy OS4 modules for m68k as well.

Especially, the new GUI and Media Toolbox would be
of interest. Why not throw in the latest AmiDock,
AmiPDF and DropArc & XAD.

This would make OS 3.9 a complete package again
and nice to run on eg. Amithlon.
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Posted by Richi on 10-May-2003 07:09 GMT
In reply to Comment 42 (Anonymous):
Yes i know, but do you know the Murphy's law? There is always something that goes wrong, you have to do an hard ppc beta test too.
And if the beta stage is so advanced why don't show the "so advanced beta testet ppc version" in all his glory and kill my frustation!

In my opinion a weekly status report would be definitely the best solution to keep confidence alive.

Richi
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Posted by Hans-Jörg Frieden on 10-May-2003 08:12 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Lando):
As has been said before, there is only one chance to make a first impression. This first impression should be "Wow" not "ow!". Therefore we decided to put a bit more work into it before we actually do a public demonstration of the real thing.

Still, what the news in the coming few days.
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