Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Dec 2010 23:28 UTC, submitted by Barana
Morphos MorphOS 2.7 has been released, and it's mostly a bug-fix release. The one thing that stood out to me is that some work has gone into fixing bugs for several PowerPC G4 chips - more specifically, models used in PowerBook G4s. MorphOS has been demonstrated on the PowerBook G4, but official support for it has not been released yet.
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RE: Re: Comment by fran
by fran on Sun 5th Dec 2010 19:01 UTC in reply to "Re: Comment by fran"
fran
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2010-08-06

Your right, I am unaware.
Will porting it require an almost whole rewrite?

Here where I live second hand MACS is really scarce.
This is what caused me to scour info on alternatives.

I can see it either going two ways.

1. Morph shift their efforts to another platform. Maybe even just one with great promise. From what you said shifting platform is much much easier said than done. The Morph Team then might not have enough time/resources to maintain two platforms and loose a support base if it choose to go exclusively with one.

2. Morph go into some type of partnership with a hardware companie(s) and sell or make info available on it's site where to buy these hardware.

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RE[2]: Re: Comment by fran
by -ujb- on Mon 6th Dec 2010 21:52 in reply to "RE: Re: Comment by fran"
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2005-10-21

For MorphOS keeping its backward compability it is necessary that the OS runs on the same endianess as the legacy apps were written for.
Different to, say OS X, the OS is not capsulated. Applications directly share structs with the OS. Hence the OS *must* have the same endianess as all apps running on it.
Changing the endianess of the host system would lead to a loss of integrated backward compability.
That is - in a nutshell - the most fundamental problem of all amigaoid OSes.

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