Linked by clusteruk on Mon 31st May 2010 08:46 UTC
Amiga & AROS The journey that started 18 months ago to create a next generation Amiga on commodity hardware has now reached its first major milestone by becoming a completely driver native Aros system powered by the energy efficient Intel Atom processor. This has been achieved with the supply of hardware and in some cases financial rewards to key developers in the Aros world. The plan with the following steps has been to create a base reference platform for Aros and the Amiga community to build on and support.
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RE: wow
by Raffaele on Tue 1st Jun 2010 12:41 UTC in reply to "wow"
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This for me marks the turning point of AROS becoming a "real" alternative OS. Very exciting stuff! Question for anyone who knows: How easy is it to develop apps that work on AROS and AmigaOS (and perhaps MorphOS too)? And/or how many apps are there that are released these days for multiple Amiga derivatives at once?

Usually Amigans use C and C++ and there are lots of Cross Compiling scripts facilities that make almost easy to create programs for multiple Amiga derivatives, but it also exists the problem that you must adjust the program according to the GUI and the OS version you are using (MUI 3 for AmigaOS 3.9, MUI 4 for MorphOS, Reaction for AmigaOS 3.9 and 4.X and Zune for AROS) depending on the AmigaOS-like system you intend to target.

For automated programming There is Hollywood Suite that runs native on AmigaOS, MorphOS, Aros and Windows, depending on the version you choose to purchase.

(As long as Hollywood has a reasonable price you can also decide to buy multiple licenses, and run it either on Amiga, Aros or Windows.)

It is a visual environment capable to create compiled programs (complete with a GUI) that run on all these systems: AmigaOS 3.x 680xx systems, WarpOS (AmigaOS 3.x running on accelerated PPC processor cards), AmigaOS 4.x PPC, MorphOS PPC, Aros Intel X86, Windows X86, MacOS X PPC, MacOS X X86.

Just click the compile button and Hollywood will ask you the target Operating System you want to run the program you just created.

With just a few clicks, you can create multiple versions of your program with no effort or any knowledge of the target OS... Amazing, isn't it?

And any version of your program will be aimed directly, ready to run, at any of the Operating System I just mentioned.

Edited 2010-06-01 12:55 UTC

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RE[2]: wow
by Moochman on Tue 1st Jun 2010 18:07 in reply to "RE: wow"
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Wow that Hollywood thing does look pretty cool. Thanks for the tip and for clearing everything up!

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