Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 28th Mar 2005 08:41 UTC, submitted by Joël EHRET
Morphos Celebrating the 6th anniversary of MorphOS, version 1.4.4 is now available. This is the last bugfix update before the next full release, and solves many bugs and problems with the previous releases. The update is currently only available to users who have registered themselves. Fixes in the 1.4.4 release include support for large harddrives, ability to read DVDs in their entirety, important bug fixes to SFS, audio, 68k emulation, network card drivers and many other things. See releasenotes for more information.
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yay!
by poundsmack on Mon 28th Mar 2005 08:47 UTC

proving once again the amiga scene is not dead ;)

great
by tim on Mon 28th Mar 2005 09:20 UTC

I was worried that Gensi's interest in Solaris would kill MorphOS. I was wrong, atleast, for now

Great news
by m0ns00n on Mon 28th Mar 2005 10:15 UTC

Yes! This really is great news! I also thought that the developments had been deadly stalled. Im happy I was wrong!

re: yay!
by to poundsmack on Mon 28th Mar 2005 10:15 UTC

remember that Morphos != Amiga

v re: yay!
by Emil Oppeln-Bronikowski on Mon 28th Mar 2005 11:13 UTC
v Ok, but...
by biffuz on Mon 28th Mar 2005 12:24 UTC
No feedback for download.
by Anonymous on Mon 28th Mar 2005 12:43 UTC

From investigations of several Amiga news sites it came to my attention that not everyone who is a registered Pegasos owner and MorphOS user received information where to download the updates from. Any solutions for that or can we expect that now that GENESI isn't involved anymore that only those receive updates whom developers want to give them ?

Download problems
by Joël EHRET on Mon 28th Mar 2005 13:02 UTC

It is stated that unregistered users will have to wait some days until
the new registration process is ready.

Then lots of users neglected to subscribe to the [info] mailing list
where all anouncements from the MorphOS-Team are made (although it's
true there is very few announcement). Those users are to blame. Others
users got instructions to download the upgrade.

So other people only have to wait some days, and no, "not only those
receive updates whom developers want to give them" !

RE: No feedback for download.
by Anonymous on Mon 28th Mar 2005 13:12 UTC

Every registered MorphOS user has got a mail, not only "those who developers like". If you had read the actual announcement before going here and post clueless insinuations you would have known that the registration page is temporarily down so new registrations can't be done until it's up again (in a week or so). A new announcement will come when the registration page is online.

And BTW, Genesi is not as "uninvolved" as you seem to think. :-)

Re: Download problems
by Anonymous on Mon 28th Mar 2005 13:19 UTC

> It is stated that unregistered users will have to wait
> some days until the new registration process is ready.

I am registered user to Pegasos and MorphOS for over 1.5 years as well as I am subscribed to the info mailinglist (till recently where Zapek put it and the beta list down). It's not even one week ago where I wrote some replies to the MOS list.

Falcon-1 Would you please provide your eMail address so I can contact you ? Would make more sense than replying here. Otherwise you need a good explaination why registered users end up as unregistered from one moment to another.

Re: Download problems
by Johan Rönnblom on Mon 28th Mar 2005 14:45 UTC

The discussion mailinglist is not the same as the info mailinglist. I
was for example on the discussion mailing list, but not on the info
one, until a few days ago. Also, it's quite possible that your mail
has been bouncing due to some temporary problem, or so.

So I think it's better to have a little patience, than to start
complaining anonymously on various web forums.

Nice to see an upgrade...
by Al Hartman on Mon 28th Mar 2005 15:04 UTC

After the fighting about MorphOS, I was afraid that development of this OS was going to stop.

Not being a MorphOS user, I have no idea about how welcome this upgrade is, and how much of a difference it makes.

But, it's good to see progress...

Ahh
by DFergATL on Mon 28th Mar 2005 15:07 UTC

The warm friendy users from the Amiga/MorphOS scene. Makes you want to go right out and buy one...NOT!

RE: Nice to see an upgrade...
by Anonymous on Mon 28th Mar 2005 15:19 UTC

I have no idea about how welcome this upgrade is, and how much of a difference it makes.

It is VERY welcome, and it REALLY makes a difference!

:-)

whoa!
by linde on Mon 28th Mar 2005 15:31 UTC

I never thought this would happen. It looked bad a couple of months ago, with the programmers not being paid and all.

re: whoa!
by th on Mon 28th Mar 2005 16:23 UTC

programmers are still not being paid.
read http://www.morphos.net/

It looks nice...
by Al Hartman on Mon 28th Mar 2005 16:43 UTC

Just wish it wasn't $795US for a Motherboard and OS.

I bought my Mac Mini for MUCH less than that, and the Mini was a complete system, and 50% more processor speed...

I don't know why they can't get a Peg II & Processor down to $250, and then sell the OS for another $99

All sorts of small companies offer Intel/AMD Logic boards for $69, and I can't imagine they make more of those (individually) than a run of Peg II boards.

Plus at that lower price, many existing Peg owners might want an upgrade or a second system.

Unless I win the lottery or come across a Peg I or Peg II system in my price-range, I'll be an admirerer from afar...

Great News
by redfox on Mon 28th Mar 2005 16:45 UTC

Thumbs up to those people who have made this update available.

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redfox

Yeah!
by Robin on Mon 28th Mar 2005 17:03 UTC

I like the update :-)

@Johan Rönnblom
by Anonymous on Mon 28th Mar 2005 17:13 UTC

I am subscribed on the INFO as well as the DISCUSSION mailinglist.

kewl
by embryo on Mon 28th Mar 2005 17:29 UTC

Thumbs up for the MOS dev-team! Keep up the good work, world needs alternatives.

v Just wish it wasn't $795US for a Motherboard and OS.
by hooligan/dcs on Mon 28th Mar 2005 17:48 UTC
v @hooligan/dcs
by Al Hartman on Mon 28th Mar 2005 18:19 UTC
re: re: whoa!
by gary_c on Tue 29th Mar 2005 00:49 UTC

programmers are still not being paid.

That web page is the work of one disgruntled former developer. Whether he was properly paid or not depends on what the details of his arrangement with Genesi were. AFAIK, there hasn't been any public posting describing that arrangement. It can probably be said that Genesi expected income that never materialized, and that developer continued to work on the assumption that it would. What hasn't been contested, I think, is that Genesi is paid up on the versions of MorphOS that it has licensed up til now. The pay dispute apparently involved work for the so-far unreleased

re: re: whoa! (continued)
by gary_c on Tue 29th Mar 2005 01:05 UTC

(Oops, over-sensitive trackpad: comment submitted before completed.)

It seems the pay dispute concerned work on the so-far unreleased 1.5 version. Now Ambient, the MorphOS gui at the center of that dispute, has been open-sourced by its author since he left the MorphOS team. Hopefully, more clear understandings have been reached between the MorphOS team and Genesi.