Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Dec 2015 23:19 UTC
Amiga & AROS

Generation Amiga has reported today a tweet from Hacker Fantastic saying that the Amiga OS source has been leaked, including both Kickstart and Workbench. Looking at the @hackerfantastic's tweet, there is another user with the handle @TheWack0lian that offers a link to download the OS in a 130MB tar file which expands to 540MB of source code.

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Apparently the source code is really related to Amiga OS. The tar file name refers to OS 3.1 but folders from the source code refers to version 4, which could mean the source code is pretty much up to date.

From what I can gather, it's not fully 100% complete, but it's still a pretty significant leak. With the number of times this software has changed hands, it's remarkable it's taken this long.

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RE[3]: Good?
by henrikmk on Wed 30th Dec 2015 23:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good?"
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An important detail not to miss here was that the custom chips were clock synchronized and interrupt driven.

The custom chips had access to some of the same memory as the CPU did, something that modern GPUs don't have yet.

This meant that a system with a 7 Mhz CPU could create vertically synced full screen animations timed perfectly to music and do disk access and many other things at the same time, while not really being stressed about it.

Modern PCs don't "need" to do this, because they are ridiculously powerful.

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