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[Web] Amiga Arena Interview with Elena Novaretti (ZoneXplorer)ANN.lu
Posted on 16-May-2003 18:06 GMT by Amiga Arena (Edited on 2003-05-17 13:35:20 GMT by Christian Kemp)13 comments
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For some weeks ago the developer "Elena Novaretti" released "ZoneXplorer", a impressing,powerful and handy fractal creation and exploration tool for AmigaOS (68k) and MorphOS (PPC). It is one of this singular tools that shows, what is today possible with our Amiga. So i spoke to Elena,how came a female developer to the Amiga and of course bout her tool "ZoneXplorer". Read this very interesting interview and how a developer like Elena see the future and the difference between AmigaOS and MorphOS.


Amiga Arena - Interview with Elena Novaretti (ZoneXplorer)
Amiga Arena Interview with Elena Novaretti (ZoneXplorer) : Comment 1 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Peter Gordon on 16-May-2003 16:51 GMT
URL? :)
Amiga Arena Interview with Elena Novaretti (ZoneXplorer) : Comment 2 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Amiga Arena on 16-May-2003 18:13 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Peter Gordon):
http://www.online-club.de/~ARENA

See - Interviews! ;-)
Amiga Arena Interview with Elena Novaretti (ZoneXplorer) : Comment 3 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Graham on 16-May-2003 22:55 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Amiga Arena):
Erm... there doesn't appear to be a link from the news page to the interview?
Amiga Arena Interview with Elena Novaretti (ZoneXplorer) : Comment 4 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Graham on 16-May-2003 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Graham):
Ah, found...

http://www.online-club.de/~ARENA/ElenaN_EN.txt


> I live with my parents awaiting my Prince Charming coming
> from the sky (possibly rich, beautiful and... Amigan :-b Is it asking too much ??!!)

I'm not right, probably not beautiful and I've been waiting so long for a decent next gen Amiga that I have forgotten what they look like (I had to sell my PowerPC system 3 years ago based upon empty promises of "real soon now" didn't I?) ... but I'm sure I am just what you are looking for. Honest! Oh, damn, okay. :(
Amiga Arena Interview with Elena Novaretti (ZoneXplorer) : Comment 5 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by koan on 17-May-2003 14:13 GMT
When I first saw this post and something about hearing a developer's
opinions regarding AmigaOS and MorphOS, I thought, here we go another
troll - she's obviously going to be pro MorphOS. But I was wrong.

Now I've read the article, will someone please remind me:
Given that AmigaOne is produced by Eyetech and AmigaOS 4.x is
produced by Hyperion; why is it that there has to be something
stopping us running MorphOS on an A1 or OS4.x on a Peg ?
Surely then, there will be more sales of both ?

If I bought an A1, I would consider buying both OSes.
I think OS4 for PPC architecture should be one product not
OS4 for A1 and OS4 for Peg; they would be too similar, right ?
You don't buy Windows for P3 and Windows for P4, do you ?

Financially, wouldn't Eyetech, Hyperion and Genesi all be
better off by getting along nicely instead of trying to polarise
the Amiga community ?

just a utopian thought,

koan
Amiga Arena Interview with Elena Novaretti (ZoneXplorer) : Comment 6 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Olegil on 17-May-2003 16:40 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (koan):
Well, the way I see it someone would have to do the actual porting (no, you can't run the same Linux on the boards, and MOS doesn't AFAIK run on an AmigaOne or a Teron with U-Boot. AFAIK being the operative word). For this someone to do the porting, someone would have to initiate some sort of cooperation so documentation etc would be available. The way I see it it can't be that god damn hard for Genesi to port MOS to the AmigaOne, unless they have limited resources as well (as well as other companies have, I mean). Hyperion, however, are tied up in producing AOS4 for CybPPC, AmigaOne and then possibly BPPC. After that comes a couple of new motherboards from Eyetech, which might need some new drivers, and also a few new games (Hyperion really want to get back to porting games by now). So they aren't gonna do it just yet. Unless someone coughs up some dough to make it worthwhile.

So I'm asking:
Do you think it would be worthwhile to produce an OS4 Pegasos version, given the fact (as presented by Genesi supporters at least) that only 600 boards have been produced?
Do you think it would be worthwhile to produce a MOS AmigaOne version, given that MOS is not sold, but given out for free? Where's the money in that? Seems to me they're not even supporting the Cyberstorm/Blizzard PPC solutions any more either. Correct me if I'm wrong, though.
Amiga Arena Interview with Elena Novaretti (ZoneXplorer) : Comment 7 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by catohagen on 17-May-2003 18:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Olegil):
>Seems to me they're not even supporting the Cyberstorm/Blizzard PPC solutions >any more either. Correct me if I'm wrong, though.

Morphos is supposted to be given for free to CSPPC and BPPC owners, some betatesters have it, but the release date isnt announced yet. Someone
correct me of I'm wrong, though. :)
Amiga Arena Interview with Elena Novaretti (ZoneXplorer) : Comment 8 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by David Scheibler on 17-May-2003 21:43 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Olegil):
>Where's the money in that? Seems to me they're not even supporting the
>Cyberstorm/Blizzard PPC solutions any more either. Correct me if I'm wrong,
>though.

You are wrong.

CyberstormPPC and BlizzardPPC versions have not been discontinued and have the
same features as the Pegasos version of MorphOS.

The MorphOS version for PowerUp hardware will be available for free for all
users. This is a nice present and a big for all those who waited so long and
did support that platform.
Amiga Arena Interview with Elena Novaretti (ZoneXplorer) : Comment 9 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Druideck on 18-May-2003 08:12 GMT
I enjoyed that interview, it's nice to hear about Amiga/Morphos users
and how they came to be. It is rare to see a woman Amiga user, are there
any more out there(as pretty)heh heh? It's so cool to be part of Amiga history and hopefully future as well.

Druideck
Amiga Arena Interview with Elena Novaretti (ZoneXplorer) : Comment 10 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-May-2003 16:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (David Scheibler):
..where can we get these 'up to date' BPPC and CSPPC versions then?

I've asked about this several times....because, whilst waiting for
PegasosII it'll make current PPC cards usable development environments
for MorphOS coding. I thought Laire himself also stated that theres
differences between 'powerup cards' and Pegasos wrt MorphOS.
Amiga Arena Interview with Elena Novaretti (ZoneXplorer) : Comment 11 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by koan on 18-May-2003 17:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Olegil):
Granted, there are hardware differences between the two boards that
would require some documentation and a not so negligible amount of effort
to get it to work, but that would be tiny compared to the effort of
writing OS4/MorphOS in the first place. 600 Pegasos users might be enough
to pay for OS4 to be ported.

I'm surprised that MOS is going to be given free to PowerUP users,
especially given the ppc.library fiasco. Who is giving that away ?
MorphOS programming team or Genesi ?

Back to my original point, wasn't there supposed to be some "hardware key"
to stop other OSes (read MorphOS) being run "illegitimately" on the A1,
or did I dream that ?

koan
Amiga Arena Interview with Elena Novaretti (ZoneXplorer) : Comment 12 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 19-May-2003 07:27 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (koan):
"Back to my original point, wasn't there supposed to be some "hardware key"
to stop other OSes (read MorphOS) being run "illegitimately" on the A1,
or did I dream that ?"

You got it the wrong way round. The key is to allow AmigaOS 4 to run, not to prevent other OSes from running.

I can't see anything to prevent Genesi from making a version of MorphOS to run on AmigaOne hardware, except possibly lack of documentation. It would probably be a good thing if they did, although sales would be small.
Amiga Arena Interview with Elena Novaretti (ZoneXplorer) : Comment 13 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Atheist2 on 21-May-2003 20:59 GMT
AOS4.0 will survive and THRIVE!

MOS on A1, does not interest me. A1 has an OS (soon). I may need more than 1 word processor, but I certainly DON'T need more than 1 OS (well, 1.3 ,3.1 and 4.0, but that's different).

AOS4.0 on pegasos, I, speaking for myself, personally, am against it. Only Eyetech made the HW, so they are the ones to profit, deservedly.

The future will be VERY interesting.

AmigaOne! Eloquent.
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