Another step into the cloud for Amiga

A while ago, the Amiga gained the ability to access Google Drive and Dropbox as DOS Handlers from the command line or Dopus. See the links here:

Google Handler

Now, Google-connected printers can be used by the Amiga using the Google Cloud Print device. It has the name gcp.device so it appears to be treated like other device drivers. I haven’t tested it yet, but I think that you’ll have to authenticate with your Google account somehow to get it working (like the Google drive handler above.

Here’s the link:

Google Cloud Print for Amiga

Amibian – Amiga as a software service

I’ve read a couple of interesting articles about how the Amiga system is being re-implemented in Javascript so that it will continue to survive in the future world of cloud computing where microservices are all the rage and the choice of OS is arbitrary. I think the guys are onto something.

Here’s the first article:

Amibian + Smart Pascal: blog link

Second article:

Smart Desktop: Amibian past, present and future: blog link

As a quick test, the guy streamed a WinUAE desktop session from another computer to his Amibian HTML5 desktop (running on a Raspberry PI) to make an Amiga Application server:


Getting started coding for Amiga

Here’s a nice intro to those looking into coding for the Amiga:

Link to Coppershade’s Amiga Development Environments.

There are a few articles on hardware programming on their main site.

Also, while talking about coding, if you are an OS4.x developer and want to see an example of coding the new Ringhio progress bar for your own project, check this link out.