Home > Amiga & AROS > AMIGA Introduces AmigaAnywhere SDK version 1.5 AMIGA Introduces AmigaAnywhere SDK version 1.5 Eugenia Loli 2005-04-13 Amiga & AROS 17 Comments Amiga, Inc. today announced the launch of the new AmigaAnywhere™ SDK (software development kit) version 1.5, providing increased performance, time to market and revenue opportunity for Amiga’s global developer community. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 17 Comments 2005-04-13 8:30 pm Now if only we had OS 5 to play with. 2005-04-13 8:43 pm How bout OS 4? 2005-04-13 9:11 pm I just wish I had some real Amiga hardware to play with.. http://bitsofnews.com 2005-04-13 9:54 pm I get the feeling Amiga OS has gone the way of Duke Nukem Forever. No 64-Bit hardware or OS on the horizon. No real Apps for the OS. Sad. 2005-04-13 10:02 pm Nah. Amiga has been doing this longer I think. It’s probably more correct to say “Duke Nukem Forever has gone the way of the Amiga”… In defense of the Amiga, there is some amount of visible progress, although usually small. I haven’t seen any DNF progress. 2005-04-13 11:24 pm I have the new Amiga Hardware as well as the new AmigaOS 4 and trust me its no small progress. It gets regular updates, and from what I am seeing in front of me its progressing very quick. And with regards to Amiga Anywhere, you dont need AmigaOS to run it. Amiga Anywhere content runs already runs on SmartPhones, PDA’s, etc. This is continually expanding, and will eventually expand to the AmigaOS but when it is viable to do so. 2005-04-13 11:31 pm I think it would be in there better interest to: 1. If you are going to write games, make better games, not just clones of 2600 titles, or repetitive shooters. 2. Write apps that will run on any PDA or what ever, make something useful that people can see a NEED for. As for OS4, I have not ran it yet, but once the Dragon and Coldfire come out, I’ll update my 1200 asap! 2005-04-14 12:49 am And what the heck does this have to do with Amiga anyway? This could be the Fred SDK, and it would make no difference. An amazing waste of time, money and resources. I could NEVER get why anyone thought this was a good idea. This is a big “So what?” for me…. 2005-04-14 4:55 am Perhaps M$, or Be, or Sony or who ever should not write SDK’s at all? Who needs software for an OS anyhow, we should be content to just watch the mouse move across the screen. 2005-04-14 7:54 am @XDelusion If you upgrade your A1200 with Dragon (or any other Coldfire solution) then you won’t able to run AmigaOS4, since it is PowerPC only. You will stuck on AmigaOS3.x, which is rather outdated IMO. 2005-04-14 9:04 am “In defense of the Amiga, there is some amount of visible progress, although usually small. I haven’t seen any DNF progress.” It’s very visible progress to the people running OS 4 on their AmigaOnes. Call it a developer pre-release, but it’s a working OS in the same way FireFox 0.x was a working browser. The vapourware argument is redundant now. I’m surprised to see this SDK appear. Hyperion who make OS 4 are very good at communicating with the community, but Amiga themselves seem happy to keep people in the dark and leave them wondering “will there ever be a next version of AmigaAnywhere” Unless of course there’s been a bit of new money flowing into Amiga which has given development a kickstart. Who knows. 2005-04-14 10:03 am It’s clear that it would be in AmigaInc’s best interests to port AmigaAnywhere to AmigaOS4. There’s a loyal following of Amiga enthusiasts that would build apps and games for OS4 using AA even if they didn’t actually own an Amiga. In fact, with the hardware at the price it is and the AmigaOS incomplete this would actually be the best option right now for devs wanting to help the AmigaOS4 platform which is where the Amiga’s heart lies. AA cannot leverage the Amiga developer base while it is separated from the AmigaOS. Its not worth Eytech(the hardware producers) or Hyperion’s(the AmigaOS developers) effort to pay for a license as there’s currently no AA software of note. AmigaInc need to port AA to OS4 to get the Amiga developers onside otherwise they’ll be left high and dry and Amiga enthusiasts will develop purely for AOS4, without giving AA even a glance. And I wish AmigaInc would quit with the “we’ll get back to you if your project is good enough” attitude because they’ll lose the bedroom coder segment that the Amiga was famous for. They should let anyone buy the SDK without justification. Who do they think they are? Sony? Ok. Going back to my happy place now. 2005-04-14 1:29 pm Amiga needs a point blank gun shot in the head. The sooner the better. It is a shame to see what has been a fantastic machine and operating system dwelve in the sewers today, moving from time to time and letting some respectful fans think it’s still alive. How many years is this parody going to continue, seriously ? I got an Amiga 1200 at home, with hard-disk. I love it. There is no longer hope of anything that will replace it with the same quality. Make Amiga die a fast and peaceful death please. 2005-04-14 2:12 pm @ Gilbert Fernandes > I got an Amiga 1200 at home, with hard-disk. I love it. You could simply upgrade your A1200 to run AmigaOS4.0 PPC. 🙂 For more info with regard to AmigaAnywhere turn here: http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=8989&for… http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=11740&fo… 2005-04-14 4:34 pm An SDK based on a nonexistant OS!!!! 2005-04-14 10:06 pm “And what the heck does this have to do with Amiga anyway? This could be the Fred SDK, and it would make no difference. An amazing waste of time, money and resources. I could NEVER get why anyone thought this was a good idea. This is a big “So what?” for me….” “Perhaps M$, or Be, or Sony or who ever should not write SDK’s at all? Who needs software for an OS anyhow, we should be content to just watch the mouse move across the screen.” His point is that it’s an SDK that has nothing to do with Amiga, except in name. And Amiga Anywhere is pretty useless. Just another attempt to get something out of the Amiga name. Amiga was The Thing back in the 90’s. It will never be anything like that again simply because it has almost zero chance of leaping ahead of the competition. The market now is nothing like it was then. Especially when you throw in the ridiculous prices you have to pay for hardware. 2005-04-15 10:13 pm > You could simply upgrade your A1200 to run AmigaOS4.0 > PPC. 🙂 too expensive. there seem to be a few good ppc cards for the amige but the price is high and i can’t financially i can’t even get a good 68060 card.