Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Mar 2007 19:37 UTC
Amiga & AROS "Dr Michal Schulz has made an initial commit of the AROS USB stack, enabling the use of USB mice and creating the foundations to add support, subsequently, also for other devices. Please notice this is pre-alpha stage software, this means only USB 1.1 UHCI controllers are supported for now, and maybe it won't work correctly on your motherboard. Next thing to develop will be extensions to USBHID class, allowing to use graphic tablets and USB keyboards with AROS, and OHCI controllers support. We must note that support for USB 2.0 EHCI controllers wasn't defined in bounty Michal is working on."
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Sweet
by wonea on Sun 25th Mar 2007 11:05 UTC
wonea
Member since:
2005-10-28

This is great news! I dream of the day being able to install aros on my hard drive, plug in my digital camera, and import the pics using wanderer, and edit them in Lunapaint.

Think that may happen sooner than we think!

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RE: Sweet
by nicholas on Sun 25th Mar 2007 12:21 UTC in reply to "Sweet"
nicholas Member since:
2005-07-07

I dream of the day I can run AROS native right off my USB pen drive then browse gmail.com. :-)

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Sorry to be a bastard...
by Haicube on Sun 25th Mar 2007 13:14 UTC
Haicube
Member since:
2005-08-06

On a sunday afternoon.

Aros looks really sweet in many departments. But please, the window borders and windows themselves look ehrm... well not very appealing to say the least.

I hate to say that so many Operating Systems which seem great in many ways lack so much in the visually appealing department that they never really get a chance.

Back to the main note. Great to see USB support coming up to Aros. Seems like this is something alot of alternatives are getting at right now, maybe combined efforts would ease life a bit?

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RE: Sorry to be a bastard...
by kaiwai on Sun 25th Mar 2007 13:19 UTC in reply to "Sorry to be a bastard..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh, come one, use an Amiga, and you'll get into the retro look; for some of us old farts out there, the Amiga graphical user interface is the pinnacle of good design - functionality before bling.

Maybe if certain companies, no nameing anyone in particular, did the same thing, their customers would be alot happier, and we wouldn't have 'wish lists' for what they want on the next release of zyx.

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RE[2]: Sorry to be a bastard...
by StephenBeDoper on Mon 26th Mar 2007 07:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Sorry to be a bastard..."
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

for some of us old farts out there, the Amiga graphical user interface is the pinnacle of good design - functionality before bling.


Agreed. I think that AROS, at least its default skin, looks nicer than any of the current popular "modern" GUIs. Of course, I think the same also goes for NeXT and plain old BeOS R5, so it's entirely possible that I have weird tastes.

There does seem to be practical merit to visual simplicity from a design standpoint, though. Even if it's just the pragmatic reality that there appear to be very, very few graphic designers who can handle visual complexity well.

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RE: Sorry to be a bastard...
by Bully on Sun 25th Mar 2007 19:33 UTC in reply to "Sorry to be a bastard..."
Bully Member since:
2006-04-07

"I hate to say that so many Operating Systems which seem great in many ways lack so much in the visually appealing department that they never really get a chance."

Maybe the reason the Operating systems 'which seem great in many ways' do seem that way because they dont have to waste resources on eyecandy.
For me an os that is not system hungry and feels resposive is much more importaint that how it looks.

That said, there are always ways to change the look if it's so importaint.

Edited 2007-03-25 19:36

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RE: Sorry to be a bastard...
by nicholas on Mon 26th Mar 2007 16:29 UTC in reply to "Sorry to be a bastard..."
nicholas Member since:
2005-07-07

On a sunday afternoon.

Aros looks really sweet in many departments. But please, the window borders and windows themselves look ehrm... well not very appealing to say the least.

I hate to say that so many Operating Systems which seem great in many ways lack so much in the visually appealing department that they never really get a chance.


http://mama.indstate.edu/users/nova/arosshow/desktop_aros.jpg

:-)

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Along with USB stack...
by fithisux on Sun 25th Mar 2007 14:06 UTC
fithisux
Member since:
2006-01-22

please port libusb to have an option to develop userspace drivers.

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RE: Along with USB stack...
by nicholas on Sun 25th Mar 2007 15:21 UTC in reply to "Along with USB stack..."
nicholas Member since:
2005-07-07

Everything in AROS is in userspace! ;-)

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Essential
by fretinator on Sun 25th Mar 2007 15:57 UTC
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

USB is essential for any modern OS. Most every peripheral is USB now, so hats off to the Devs!

Browser: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320)

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RE: Essential
by nicholas on Sun 25th Mar 2007 20:43 UTC in reply to "Essential "
nicholas Member since:
2005-07-07

Browser: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320)


pfft!

Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (MorphOS;U;[en];PPC) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML, like Gecko)

;-)

God willing an AROS port will soon happen. :-)

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RE[2]: Essential
by dylansmrjones on Mon 26th Mar 2007 10:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Essential "
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (MorphOS;U;[en];PPC) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML, like Gecko)

It's so unfair! ;)

MorphOS has a much more recent version of WebCore than GTK+ does... boohoooo ;)

Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-us) AppleWebKit/146.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) osb-browser/0.5

None the less. A wise choice for a browser engine. Especially when considering performance, load times and memory consumption ;)

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RE[3]: Essential
by Constantine XVI on Mon 26th Mar 2007 17:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Essential "
Constantine XVI Member since:
2006-11-02

Wait, there's a GTK+-based WebKit browser? Please tell.

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RE[4]: Essential
by signals on Mon 26th Mar 2007 17:40 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Essential "
signals Member since:
2005-07-08

http://gtk-webcore.sourceforge.net/

Edited 2007-03-26 17:42

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RE[4]: Essential
by dylansmrjones on Mon 26th Mar 2007 17:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Essential "
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

There is. It's built around Nokia's port of WebCore to GTK+. It's butt old though it's still being maintained - sort of.

Website for GTK+-WebCore
http://gtk-webcore.sourceforge.net/

Projectsite for GTK+-WebCore
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gtk-webcore/

Most recent version is 0.5.1 which compiles with GCC4.

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RE[5]: Essential
by dylansmrjones on Mon 26th Mar 2007 18:55 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Essential "
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Most recent version is 0.5.1 which compiles with GCC4.

Not true, dylansmrjones. Most recent version is actually 0.5.2

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RE: Sweet
by -ujb- on Mon 26th Mar 2007 13:35 UTC
-ujb-
Member since:
2005-10-21

I can do so just now using MorphOS. Just replace Wanderer with the way more powerful Ambient (Lunapaint is available for MOS).
Anyway, I guess AROS & MOS should go tighter together.
Ambient for AROS wouldn't be a bad idea IMO (Zune should be able to handle it).

Reply Score: 1