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[Web] AmigaShare will soon deliver on its promise!ANN.lu
Posted on 04-Apr-2004 12:27 GMT by Choochy22 comments
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AmigaShare would like to announce that within the next fortnight, Phase 1 delivery of the web site will be made available to the community.

The main component of Phase 1 is a feature-rich Software Library for OS4 and compatible applications. The search engine will provide an informative listing of the details of all available applications. This will enable the user to quickly scan the library and find applications of interest. AmigaShare would like to announce that within the next fortnight, Phase 1 delivery of the web site will be made available to the community.

The main component of Phase 1 is a feature-rich Software Library for OS4 and compatible applications. The search engine will provide an informative listing of the details of all available applications. This will enable the user to quickly scan the library and find applications of interest.

A powerful feature of the library search engine is the ability to nominate a project if a search returns no result. The community can decide to support the idea and have the application developed. The sponsorship program is integrated with the search feature specifically for this purpose...to grow the application layer and the community!

For instance, the Software Library will allow:

Uploads:
Either Authors themselves or any interested party can upload OS4 and compatible applications. With each application that is uploaded, there will be information such as:

* Detailed description of the purpose of the application
* Its Categories
* Platform Requirements
* Screenshots
* Homepage Link and Email
* Licensing details
* Hard and soft links to downloads
* For classic Applications, OS4 Compatibility.
* Authors can make available their shareware or commercial applications through this portal, knowing that users will find it easily, understand its purpose see what users think of their work and ideas.

Downloads:
A fully-featured search facility will allow the user to quickly locate the application of choice. You can even filter things out based on your profile settings.

There will be a number of features that relate to downloads. Namely:

* Public Rating of the application, and comments
* Exclusive Reviews
* Download counters
* Integration with the Application Sponsorship Program(when Available). I.e. The ability to nominate projects if a search returns no results. Sponsored projects that are underway and that meet your search criteria will also show in the Software library listing.
Also, as proof of our commitment to keep the Amiga community informed, we will showcase the majority of features that the AmigaShare website will provide. Whilst the Software library will be the only functioning area for Phase 1 delivery, all Amigans will see just how relevant and comprehensive this website will be for their every-day Amiga use and why AmigaShare will be touted as the one-stop portal for all enthusiasts and new-comers alike.


Regards,

The AmigaShare Team
www.amigashare.com
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Posted by oGALAXYo on 04-Apr-2004 10:50 GMT
This sounds impressive. I am happily looking forward to this.
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Posted by Sammy Nordström on 04-Apr-2004 11:13 GMT
Looks promising (pun intended) ;-)
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Posted by Gregg on 04-Apr-2004 13:13 GMT
Excellent idea. I tried to sell something like this to Petro back in the Amiga Tech. days, but he wasn't terribly enthusiastic. Hope your "business model" proves to be practical; looks like you've done your homework at least.

A few questions (seems appropriate to raise these publically rather than on your Web form) :

. How do you see this working with Aminet? Probably just "not an issue" from your perspective, but maybe not...

. Any examples of the team's past contributions to Amiga software?

. Any formal affiliation with AI, KMOS, Hyperion or Eyetech?

. I _really_ don't want to start YAFW, but is there room for uhh... "alternative" OS applications such as, ooh, I don't know, AROS or Amithlon stuff?

Thanks,

Gregg
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Posted by XraalE on 04-Apr-2004 15:07 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Gregg):
"I _really_ don't want to start YAFW, but is there room for uhh... "alternative" OS applications such as, ooh, I don't know, AROS or Amithlon stuff?"

Well, if not, they really won't have a lot of software to use their nice search engine on.
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Posted by Gregg on 04-Apr-2004 15:23 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (XraalE):
Well, that was a major contribution to road safety, wasn't it?

Do you think that maybe, just maybe, being snide isn't the most effective way to get your point across? Assuming, that is, that you do actually have a point...

Gregg
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Posted by Anonymous on 04-Apr-2004 22:14 GMT
Choocy, you are an EVIL EVIL person and you have bad mouthed a lot of people. Why do we want to check your site?
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Posted by T_Bone on 04-Apr-2004 23:02 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Anonymous):
???
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Posted by Squishy on 05-Apr-2004 02:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (T_Bone):
I guess he's not planning on running OS4 any time soon, so he'd much rather snipe at someone who's doing something productive.

I haven't bought an amiga yet (I'm waiting for OS4 to come out so I can do a fair comparison), but I think this is a good idea.
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Posted by Choochy on 05-Apr-2004 03:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Gregg):
@Gregg

"How do you see this working with Aminet? Probably just "not an issue" from your perspective, but maybe not... "
Well, we want AmigaShare to be more focused on OS4 and beyond. We don’t want to be in direct competition with anyone in the Amiga Market. In saying that aminet will be a great place to go for legacy applications (provided that they don’t cater for OS4) and AmigaShare for OS4. I see potential in working together too, but nothing is planed there yet.

"Any examples of the team's past contributions to Amiga software?"
Most of the Team are more from back in the commodore times, as amateur programmer with little contributions, and have since been part of commercial ventures in the PC world. We want to take what we have learned during our PC days and apply it to the Platform we love!


"Any formal affiliation with AI, KMOS, Hyperion or Eyetech?"
No Formal dealings with any of the officials yet, but stay tuned. Please note that we still need to get our technology out and proven before we start communicating too much.


"I _really_ don't want to start YAFW, but is there room for uhh... "alternative" OS applications such as, ooh, I don't know, AROS or Amithlon stuff? "
Well, I am not saying that we are, but if we do, then it will be a separate site. This site is going to be too comprehensive to cater for more then one platform at the same time.
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Posted by Name McName on 05-Apr-2004 15:29 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Choochy):
Well, I am not saying that we are, but if we do, then it will be a separate site. This site is going to be too comprehensive to cater for more then one platform at the same time.

Wise choice - I am so sick of hearing about all the freeloaders wanting a piece of AmigaOS IP. My advice to you - found whatever networks you need, just as you stop leaching off other people's work and ideas. AmigaShare is an excellent idea and much needed for a fresh start for the next generation of AmigaOS software. Let's stay focused, people.
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Posted by XraalE on 05-Apr-2004 20:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Gregg):
Who's being snide? It's a statement of fact. I know some people expect there to be a huge torrent of software once OS4 is released, but it won't happen. It will be some years before a structure like this is needed to store and catalog OS4 software. Even then, I doubt it'll ever be used to full capacity.
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Posted by Gregg on 05-Apr-2004 21:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Name McName):
Wise choice - I am so sick of hearing about all the freeloaders wanting a piece of AmigaOS IP.

What's that got to do with the price of fish?

Gregg
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Posted by Gregg on 05-Apr-2004 21:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (XraalE):
Who's being snide? It's a statement of fact.

It is not; it is an opinion, presented snidely.

Your opinion is more reasonably presented in your follow-up post; the fact that it is persuasive doesn't make it any more factual, but it is easier to swallow that way at least, don'tcha think?

Then again, how much weight should we give to the opinions of someone who can't tell the difference between "opinion" and "fact"?

Gregg
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Posted by Choochy on 05-Apr-2004 21:17 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (XraalE):
@XraalE
Who's being snide? It's a statement of fact. I know some people expect there to be a huge torrent of software once OS4 is released, but it won't happen. It will be some years before a structure like this is needed to store and catalog OS4 software. Even then, I doubt it'll ever be used to full capacity.

To some degree I would agree with you, however this site will also support OS4 compatible applications. This means that all the legacy apps which work under OS4 can be moved here.

Again this site isn’t just going to be a software library; this is just one of the elements! It will be a site that is really setup for developers, to help them learn, code and essentially deliver the software. This is where the software library comes in, at the delivery stage.

The objective of this site is to help build the torrent software from the ground up, and to support it. So from this perspective I don't think this site is premature.

Please visit www.amigashare.com and you will get a quick run down of some of the elements planned for this site. A Software Library, Sponsorship Program, Tutorials, DevShare Library, Drivers Library, AmigaShop, Zero Install System and much more.


Regards,

Chris Nillissen
AmigaShare Team Member
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Posted by Choochy on 05-Apr-2004 21:24 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Anonymous):
Thank you Mr Anonymous! You are either mistaking me for someone else or as your cowardness, by using an Anonymous name, would suggest are just trying to create some FUD!

PS. Just cos its OS4 only site, doesnt mean there wont be a MorphOS version.
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Posted by XraalE on 05-Apr-2004 21:32 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Gregg):
"It is not; it is an opinion, presented snidely."

Then let me be snide again: you're living in a dream world if you don't accept it as fact - and it might just become plain embarassing to you unless you wake up. You don't build a 200 ft aircraft hangar to store a bike.
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Posted by XraalE on 05-Apr-2004 21:39 GMT
And before anyone else says anything, I understand choochy's point and agree with it. It's good to set up an infrastructure for your favourite OS to help it grow. But pointing out that there won't be a floodgate of software is hardly trolling, even by Gregg's oversensitive standards.
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Posted by Choochy on 05-Apr-2004 22:15 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (XraalE):
Just as a fine point, I think there no harm in planning for the future. I think i would rather build a aircraft hanger for my bike knowing that the aircraft hanger will slowly fill up. Meaning, We don't want to have to redo the site when it gets more popular, we would rather just get it right now!
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Posted by Gregg on 06-Apr-2004 00:11 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (XraalE):
It may or may not be trolling, but it is pretty bloody pointless.

You think they may have gone to too much effort - so what? No skin off your nose; why do you feel compelled to deride their efforts? Perhaps you could help poor sensitive fools like me by identifying explicitly any scintilla of constructive content in your first post - or perhaps not.

If you think there's something in this project that the great unwashed should know about, that isn't clear from the public announcements, and serves some nefarious scheme to mislead or defraud "the community", feel free to point it out; otherwise, its just negativistic jeering, so quit the injured innocence act.


Thanks,

Gregg
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Posted by XraalE on 06-Apr-2004 10:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (Gregg):
It's called a "reality check", Gregg. In most situtations, it stops over-optimistic people getting into even more embarassing situations. That's if they just don't ignore it and go all huffy puffy, that is. Ahem.
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Posted by Gregg on 06-Apr-2004 13:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (XraalE):
go all huffy puffy

Are you making fun of my asthma? You sick puppy.

Gregg
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Posted by XraalE on 06-Apr-2004 14:12 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (Gregg):
I didn't know you had asthma. :P

huff·y    ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (hf)
adj. huff·i·er, huff·i·est
Easily offended; touchy.
Irritated or annoyed; indignant.
Arrogant; haughty.
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