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Posted on 04-Jun-2004 07:20 GMT by miksuh42 comments
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As no-one seems to have noticed it here I'll say it. First AmigaOne owners seem to have recieved OS4 Pre-Release CD. Just look at this thread in AmigaWorld.net:

http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=4899&forum=14
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Posted by hooligan/dcs on 04-Jun-2004 05:21 GMT
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:)


congrats to all, reviews please!
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Posted by Amon_Re on 04-Jun-2004 05:38 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (hooligan/dcs):
Heh :P
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Posted by Alkis Tsapanidis on 04-Jun-2004 05:41 GMT
Well done to all involved!
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Posted by Emeric SH on 04-Jun-2004 06:08 GMT
Oh, no more dancing bananas :) Nevertheless, Congratulations to the lucky ones, and wishing them happy hours and expecting their reviews!
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Posted by mattabat on 04-Jun-2004 06:39 GMT
I say I say, that is rather sweet!
AmigaOS4 is here, about bloody time!
Now where are those boot pics, and full gruesome details! Hurry up people! :))
Happy installing to one and all!
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Posted by Peter Gordon on 04-Jun-2004 07:27 GMT
No! It can't be! Its vapour! VAPOUR! ITS ALL VAPOUR I TELL YOU!

wheeeeee... :)
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Posted by Anonymous on 04-Jun-2004 07:29 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (mattabat):
> AmigaOS4 is here,

No.

> about bloody time!

With the 'developer pre-release' done, 4.0 is probably not far from entering beta or release candidate stage. Whenever the release version of 4.0 has gone gold, there will apparently be another 2 months to press CDs and covers.

At least things are still moving on, and those who went out and bought Terons finally have something more to play with while waiting for what they already payed for. Congrats to those people, and well done to all involved.
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Posted by Don Cox on 04-Jun-2004 07:40 GMT
End of the beginning at last.

The Amiga can no longer be called a "dead platform". While some may regret the forking, for a small community with a very small budget to produce three working operating systems is a sign of considerable determination and creativity.

I guess the only people who can really appreciate how much work the Hyperion team has done are the MorphOS team, who have been doing almost the same job.

If everyone can keep up the momentum for another couple of years, customers will have some very good products to choose from, and developers will have some good platforms to code for. Some, such as the author of Hollywood, are there already.
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Posted by Don Cox on 04-Jun-2004 07:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Anonymous):
"At least things are still moving on, and those who went out and bought Terons finally have something more to play with while waiting for what they already payed for."

I think they can do much more than "play". There are obvious uncompleted parts, but enough is there and working to make it possible to write programs for AOS4, as well as running a good range of existing programs.
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Posted by hooligan/dcs on 04-Jun-2004 08:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Don Cox):
Finally there is the possibility to start developing software for OS4, which is a must of course.

Let's just hope there ARE developers there among A1 owners, otherwise the platform is as good as dead.
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Posted by Bobson on 04-Jun-2004 08:27 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Anonymous):
Anonymous... Back handed compliment dude. You dont want it - fine. We do.

This is a mile stone achievement. The Amiga is out of its COMA! :-D
Well done to Hyperion and all involved. Thankyou for pulling this off. Thankyou for releasing a Pre-release. :-)
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Posted by Matt Parsons on 04-Jun-2004 08:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Don Cox):
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I guess the only people who can really appreciate how much work the Hyperion team has done are the MorphOS team, who have been doing almost the same job.
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Cough Cough...
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Posted by Peter Gordon on 04-Jun-2004 08:35 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (Matt Parsons):
No.... I can't think of any other teams who would have any idea what working on similar projects would be like at all... :)
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Posted by Gareth Knight on 04-Jun-2004 08:44 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (Matt Parsons):
That's a terrible cough, Matt. I hope you will be buying some tunes with the AROS bounty. ;-)
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Posted by Anonymous on 04-Jun-2004 08:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Don Cox):
> I think they can do much more than "play".

Of course, I didn't intend that to be demeaning or anything. I just think programming is fun. :') I, too, think it's about bloody time they get something out there. It should have been done continuously since the first day they got it to compile, but now they finally got a clue and dropped the 'nothing will get past these walls until everything's perfect' policy.

OTOH, the vast majority of the people who fell for the hardware scam and thus get this 'developer pre-release' today aren't developers by any stretch of the imagination.

BTW, what tools apart from the OS 'preview' are included in this release?
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Posted by miksuh on 04-Jun-2004 08:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Anonymous):
Every OS on this planet has more normal users than developers, and that sure includes MorphOS and OS4 too. But there sure is lot's of those guys who are ready to develop for the OS4 as soon as they get AmigaOne and OS4.
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Posted by Anonymous on 04-Jun-2004 09:16 GMT
Congrats Hyperion! :0)
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Posted by Fabio Alemagna on 04-Jun-2004 09:19 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (miksuh):
> Every OS on this planet has more normal users than developers,

*cough* *cough*

:-D
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Posted by Anonymous on 04-Jun-2004 09:25 GMT
Eva , Where are you from ,now?

Os4 preVaPouR-release is here, no??
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Posted by hooligan/dcs on 04-Jun-2004 09:32 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (Anonymous):
I just checkd my crystalball and it told she will be here bringing up missing or disabled components...

.. only a matter of time...

... any time now...

... listen.. it's getting closer...
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Posted by DaveP on 04-Jun-2004 09:52 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (hooligan/dcs):
Eva is a he, apparently. Username begins with P.
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Posted by Don Cox on 04-Jun-2004 09:55 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (hooligan/dcs):
"Let's just hope there ARE developers there among A1 owners, otherwise the platform is as good as dead."

There certainly are. I don't know how many, but even 20 would make a difference.
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Posted by Don Cox on 04-Jun-2004 10:07 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Anonymous):
"but now they finally got a clue and dropped the 'nothing will get past these walls until everything's perfect' policy."

I suspect that policy came from Amiga Inc, who were very concerned with image.

But having 1000 users all reporting bugs can mean that a lot of what should be coding time is spent answering emails. It does make sense to have a limited number of beta testers in the early stages.

Hopefully from now on updates to various modules will posted on the web site so that by the time 4.0 final is issued, existing users will already be running it.
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Posted by Anonymous on 04-Jun-2004 10:26 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (Don Cox):
>Hopefully from now on updates to various modules will posted on the web site so that by the time 4.0 final is issued, existing users will already be running it.

Apparently this will not be case. One of the Frieden Bros. said
there might be one or two updated things, such as the kernel, but that's
all. You'll have to wait for final version to be released.
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Posted by Don Cox on 04-Jun-2004 11:52 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (Anonymous):
"Apparently this will not be case. One of the Frieden Bros. said
there might be one or two updated things, such as the kernel, but that's
all. You'll have to wait for final version to be released."

He did say that, but I bet when they have something good they will want to share it. For example, when there is a fully PPC version of P96, are they really going to sit on it for months while all the users complain about slow graphics?
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Posted by Kronos on 04-Jun-2004 12:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 18 (Fabio Alemagna):
Seems that AROS endangers the health......
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Posted by Rupert Hausberger on 04-Jun-2004 12:21 GMT
Good work Hyperion ;)
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Posted by Olegil on 04-Jun-2004 12:30 GMT
In reply to Comment 18 (Fabio Alemagna):
Guys, I think you should see a doctor about your coughs. It's not good to have several team members coming down with the summer flu at the same time.

;-)
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Posted by Anonymous on 04-Jun-2004 12:40 GMT
In reply to Comment 25 (Don Cox):
Well, they've been sitting on this preview for two months, while their customers have complained about having *nothing*, instead of making it available for download and sending out plain CDRs.

Unless of course the 'gone gold' announcement was a lie as usual. (I'm not blaming the developers for that, it seemed to come from the clown(s) in management.)
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Posted by Don Cox on 04-Jun-2004 12:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Anonymous):
"What tools are included ?"

Check this thread
http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=4844&forum=3
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Posted by Don Cox on 04-Jun-2004 12:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 29 (Anonymous):
"Well, they've been sitting on this preview for two months, while their customers have complained about having *nothing*, instead of making it available for download and sending out plain CDRs."

April 16 to June 3 isn't two months, but it does indeed seem a very long time to get some CDs made. My guess is that such a small order is low priority at the pressing company. There was some holdup over the printing.
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Posted by Fabio Alemagna on 04-Jun-2004 13:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Kronos):
Naaaa...*cough*...aah
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Posted by Hans-Joerg Frieden on 04-Jun-2004 16:24 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (Anonymous):
> One of the Frieden Bros. said there might be one or two updated things,
> such as the kernel, but that's all.

Actually, I said "only critical updates will be released". That mostly means stuff that is essential. In my book this includes things like the native Graphics system, the recent altivec-enabled kernel, stuff like that.

We're not going to make any continous updates available.
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Posted by MIKE on 04-Jun-2004 16:59 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (Don Cox):
Don, actually Ben Hermans made the statement that Hyperion wouldn't show (let alone release) a less then fully functional product, because as he put it "You can only make a first impression once"(ironically he said this to slam MorphOS).
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Posted by JKD on 04-Jun-2004 19:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (miksuh):
If it doesn't, then either the developers or marketeers sure did something wrong ;-)
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Posted by JKD on 04-Jun-2004 19:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 34 (MIKE):
And they haven't shown the final product yet...this is a 'pre-release' remember?

FWIW That quality line from AInc smelled from the get go and has since proven to be what it smelled like. Amiga Inc now owns nothing in AOS4 except the name (remember KMOS!)

The release is the way it is (no downloads etc.) because Hyperion says so! It's their product, so that's their right!

Steve
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Posted by Don Cox on 05-Jun-2004 05:14 GMT
In reply to Comment 34 (MIKE):
"Don, actually Ben Hermans made the statement that Hyperion wouldn't show (let alone release) a less then fully functional product, because as he put it "You can only make a first impression once"(ironically he said this to slam MorphOS)."

My recollection was that fleecy moss said that. Maybe they both did.

Anyway, neither is around now.
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Posted by ikir on 05-Jun-2004 07:45 GMT
Very very good! I'm the first in Italy to receive it :-) Yesterday i was in Bologna when the copies arrived to Massimiliano Tretene :-)

It is very cool, thank to all involved!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on 06-Jun-2004 05:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Don Cox):
] The Amiga can no longer be called a "dead platform".

Better take the blinkers off there.
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Posted by Don Cox on 06-Jun-2004 08:13 GMT
In reply to Comment 39 (Anonymous):
"> The Amiga can no longer be called a "dead platform".

Better take the blinkers off there."

If the complete computer including OS can be bought from a dealer, the platform is alive. That says nothing about the quality of the product or the sales numbers. It is commercially available.

OTOH Wired will still call it vapor, because the OS is in a "pre" state.
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Posted by Anonymous on 06-Jun-2004 23:13 GMT
Where's our downloadable 4.0 NDK???

The job should have been given to H&P, at least THEY make their NDKs freely available for download.

Why should Hyperion not do likewise? How do they expect interested developers to evaluate and learn the system? How do they expect to have a reasonable amount of applications available by the time of the official launch?

Apparently some of the info is useful for 3.9 development too. Hyperion have shown a total disrespect for Amiga developers.
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Posted by Jon on 07-Jun-2004 14:20 GMT
In reply to Comment 41 (Anonymous):
If you need it so badly, did you even ask for it or are just trolling?

Anyway, I hope your need is sincere and if I recall right, it was mentioned many times that the SDK will be downloaded from somewhere some day. I can't see a reason why they would delay it on purpose.

Before that, study GCC and read the 3.9 SDK - you can't go wrong :)
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