AmigaOS 4.1 Update 3 is currently in the works and will be released as a free update for all of Hyperion’s registered customers. If you have not yet registered your AmigaOS 4.1 license go to Hyperion’s main web site and do it now.
The current list of supported AmigaOS platforms include: AmigaOne-XE, MicroA1-C, Pegasos II, CyberstormPPC, BlizzardPPC, Sam440ep and Sam460ex. The update should also work on the limited developer boards such as the AmigaOne-SE and MicroA1-C Mark 2 but these will not be tested.
The focus of Update 3 is system stability and bug fixes. Brand new OS features like hardware accelerated OpenGL are reserved for AmigaOS 4.2 which is currently planned for release along with the powerful AmigaOne X1000 platform.
All platforms will be brought up to date in terms of fixes and enhancements. I think everyone will enjoy the substantial MUI update which simplifies MUI application porting. Sam users can expect noticeable performance boosts as more of the hardware is utilized for acceleration. A majority of the USB issues have also been addressed.
In the time that has passed since the AmigaOS 4.1 Classic release, our testers have assisted the development team in identifying some difficult issues which are taking some time to resolve. The time has come to decide whether to further postpone Update 3 or push some of those issues out to a possible Update 4. I’m a big fan of frequent releases so I tend to lean towards releasing early and more often.
AmigaOS Development Team Lead
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