Happy New Year Amiga users!

I hope all of you Amiga users have a great New Year!  I just noticed that someone is spreading a partial archive of the old OS 3.1 source code around but that its also the same one that was around over 15 years ago.  I guess torrents make it easier to spread these days.  Will something come of it?  Probably not.  Olaf Barthel talked about the years of work it took him to get a full archive (which isn’t even part of the leak) to build under common tools, as the old archives required many different compilers and assemblers to build.  Also, how much is in assembly?  Hyperion has been working for years to convert the old code to portable C. Anyway, it was interesting to hear about.

Anyway, I’ve also recently seen a sneak peak of the new AmigaOne x5000 running OS4.1 with some nice software demos:

I’ve revived my interest in Amithlon, in my opinion, the only way to run Classic Amiga if you don’t have real Amiga hardware. I’ve built a few machines this year, with various hardware, and varying results. I hope to one day build the ultimate Amithlon machine with a wicked-fast processor speeds and start porting code to it to take advantage of the x86 raw power. Maybe in 2016?

Anyway, I’ve seen several cool thing both in software and hardware that I have backlogged to post about, so hopefully, I’ll get to them soon too.

2015 was awesome, 2016 should be more so!


5 responses to “Happy New Year Amiga users!

  1. Looking forward to your developing Amithlon projects. Just recently started down the Amithlon path myself, experimenting with different motherboards/gfx cards/etc.. looking for the ultimate Amithlon machine.

    • Yes, I’ve been following your EAB postings with great interest! Due to your efforts, I’m able to compile a custom 2.4 kernel for my machine. Next step (whenever I can find the time) is to try to migrate to 2.6 for the bigger hardware support.

    • They are awesome if you like the Amiga but don’t need a game-only system. I’m about to build another one to see how fast I can get it to work. I’m also playing with building custom kernels for super-fast boot times and also compiling programs that take advantage of the faster x86 processors.

      • I just finished building my first A600 Vampire II system. I’ve streamlined the installation process and I’m making a video of the project for other users to see on YouTube since no instructions were included with the board. It won’t autoboot from the installed CF drive which has OS 3.9 and lots of cool software on it. Is it intended to boot from the micro sd card? If so I can’t load 3.9 onto it. I set up the CF drive on my A1200 w/CD-ROM system which has now been sold.

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