Tag Archives: Amiga
The AmigaOS Documentation Wiki (http://wiki.amigaos.net) is moving to a brand new server. The new server is quicker and also enables important upgrades to the underlying software driving the wiki.
It always takes a few days for the DNS propagation to complete so the URL may not work in your region yet. In the mean time, you can use http://126.96.36.199/wiki to access the wiki. You can monitor on the DNS propagation progress using services like DNS Checker.
Amiga DevCon 2015
Moving and upgrading the AmigaOS Documentation Wiki is just one small step towards Amiga DevCon 2015 which is taking place in Sacramento, California, USA on October 15 and 16 before the AmiWest 2015 show. With the release of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition there is a need for an updated AmigaOS SDK. The SDK includes some important AmigaOS API improvements and these will be covered at the DevCon and more.
Don’t worry if you can’t make the Amiga DevCon in person. All the presentation materials will be available on the AmigaOS Documentation Wiki in the Tutorials section.
AmigaOS Development Team Lead
AmiWest 2013 is now over and it was a heck of a lot of fun. We managed to grab a team photo this time.
From left to right in the front row sitting down we have Ken Wilde and Lyle Hazelwood. Next row back we have Bill Borsari, Flip LaFramboise, Trevor Dickinson and Tony Wyatt. In the back row we have Matthew Leaman, Val Marti, Paul Sadlik, Steven Solie and Alex Carmona.
A special thanks to Mike Brantley for taking the photo. Mike also took a lot more photos at the AmiWest 2013 show.
I think the big smiles on those faces says it all really.
I also took some time to update the AmiWest 2013 crowd on the current status of the Amiga Operating System which I will now summarize here:
- The netbook project initially announced at AmiWest 2011 has been cancelled. Below is an excerpt from an email to me from Ben Hermans dated October 10, 2013 on this matter.
Despite best efforts by Hyperion and A-EON we were unable to get acceptable and stable conditions and terms from the Chinese supplier (price point, paying terms, required upfront, etc.)…
The project was therefore cancelled in favour of a more future proof solution.
- A-EON Technology announces the Cyrus Plus Beta Test Programme. Follow the link for all the details and how to apply.
- Gallium3D Update
- X-Kernel Update
- Task scheduler rewritten in C
- Removed reliance on data structures (e.g. ExecBase task lists and ThisTask pointer)
- Moving scheduler to run on auxiliary cores
- All cores schedule tasks independently
- Load balancing between cores
- AmigaOS 4.2
- Depends on Gallium3D release
- May or may not depend on multicore support
- AmigaOS 4.1 Update 7
- Will be needed for Cyrus Plus product release
- Consolidates all previous updates
- AmigaOS 4.1 Update 6
- FUSE and NTFS-3G
- Not a Hyperion project
- Utilizes new file system vector port API
- Special thanks to Leif Salomonsson for Filesysbox (FUSE) layer source code
- New development team members since AmiWest 2012
We also had a chance to have a team meeting on Friday night in one of the hotel rooms while at the show. We had the usual Airing of Grievances and a lengthy discussion on where we are going and how to get there. At one point we were interrupted by an outsider who likened the gathering to a secret Masons meeting.
If you would like to come to AmiWest 2014 and join in the fun then keep October 24, 25 and 26 open. There is also a programming seminar planned for October 23 and 24. See you there!
It has been a long time coming but we finally got around to releasing an updated Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Amiga Operating System. You can download it from Hyperion’s server.
This SDK includes all the usual includes and autodocs you need to use all the latest released AmigaOS features. The AmigaOS Documentation Wiki contains all the higher level information you need and will continue to be updated to help explain everything. The wiki also has a new Frequently Asked Questions section where we will post the most common problems and solutions.
This SDK is also a tad incomplete because I ran out of time to prepare it before AmiWest 2013. Therefore, there will be another SDK update or two sometime after the AmiWest show which will include even more.
We will also try harder to provide an updated SDK much more regularly from now on. Thanks to AmiUpdate we now have a way to deliver all sorts of SDK updates as needed with minimal effort.