Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Nov 2007 22:11 UTC
Amiga & AROS A new AROS status update has been published. The biggest news: "Michal Schulz has made the miracle, and a whole new chapter in AROS history begins. Starting from today, you can grab the 64 bit native flavour of AROS from our website. This new version is obviously more advanced than the usual one, and has limited memory protection and GRUB loading modules. A initial wall for 4 GB of RAM will be removed as soon as proper MMU handling is done. In order to run the 64 bit native version of AROS a 64-bit x86 processor like AMD Athlon 64s or latest Intel Core2s is needed."
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RE: Almost there!
by Raffaele on Fri 30th Nov 2007 11:34 UTC in reply to "Almost there!"
Raffaele
Member since:
2005-11-12

transami wrote:

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If they can just get the file system support and Opera running then the mass conversions can be begin ;)

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Actually there is a bounty in progress for a native browser on AROS by programmer Robert Norris.

The name of the browser it is "Traveller" and it is based upon WEBKIT, the HTML open source engine (created mainly for palm and handhelds devices) starting from a branch of KHTML, that is the engine used by KDE Konqueror and Apple Safari.

Link to news:

http://amigaworld.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=4063

Link to AROS Show Blog with the announce of the browser into an interview with Robert Norris:

http://arosshow.blogspot.com/2007/11/robert-norris-web-browser-inte...

Webkit homepage:

http://webkit.org/


Using Webkit, that is a lightweight HTML engine will keep the Browser very few resource consuming, in the tradition of good Amiga Software!

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RE[2]: Almost there!
by gleng on Fri 30th Nov 2007 17:34 in reply to "RE: Almost there!"
gleng Member since:
2006-02-16

Also, the UAE integration bounty, which will make AROS fully backwards compatible with Amiga OS 3.x software, should be complete around the same time as the web browser bounty.

Next summer should be a good one for AROS fans!

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