Home > Amiga & AROS > Prerelease of X-Windows for OS4 Prerelease of X-Windows for OS4 Thom Holwerda 2006-05-29 Amiga & AROS 15 Comments “A prerelease of X-Windows version X11R6.3 for OS4 is now available on OS4-depot. It is a complete unix-like environment, which is meant as a base for ports from the linux-world.” It includes X11R6.3 and various other components. About The Author Thom Holwerda Follow me on Twitter @thomholwerda 15 Comments 2006-05-29 10:51 pm Ronald Vos That’s actually pretty kick-ass. Although native is always better, easier porting is also always better. Now cue the ‘If only anyone could run this since almost noone has access to OS4’ and ‘Amiga is dead’ comments. 2006-05-29 11:20 pm transami No offense to those how worked hard to make it happen, but talk about ruining a good thing. I find this absolutely aweful. Why would I want to spoil the whole Amiga experience with X? Do you think people are going to convert to OS4 b/c they can run some X based apps now? They can do that with Linux –and gee, Linux actually runs on an actual computer. Okay. So here’s the “cue”: AROS. 2006-05-30 5:46 am rhyder It might allow people to run some popular and useful apps without rebooting or powering up a second machine. 2006-05-30 9:15 am Pixie So one can compare between native and hosted? So that Linux part can be amigatized? Because you can? 2006-05-30 11:17 am Ronald Vos So one can compare between native and hosted? So that Linux part can be amigatized? Because you can? A ported program isn’t ‘hosted’. The opposite of native here is merely ‘non-native’, and by native the only thing that’s meant is using native widgets and API. 2006-05-31 10:50 pm Pixie X-Windows is ported, other programs are hosted within this envirnoment. > The opposite of native here is merely ‘non-native’ I wasn’t refering to the opposite, but usually you have a) native b) emulated c) hosted each one has is advantages and drawbacks, but all do the same (or try to), to run a program in a given API, altought at different speeds… 2006-05-29 11:48 pm Alleister …not that anyone cares anymore. I don’t believe that they will ever actually publish an release version of it. 2006-05-30 12:12 am 2501 can you imagine???????/ firefox, mozilla, ….this is big! he is a hero! -2501 2006-05-30 6:13 am gregthecanuck Why on earth the moaning and groaning?? This is a huge amount of work done unpaid in someone’s spare time. This is brilliant. There are some great benefits to this release: 1. Non-native apps can now be hosted on OS4 2. Porting of X apps to OS4 is now possible (for example Mozilla) while the UI is ported to the native GUI toolset. I say GREAT JOB CygnusEd and we look forward to more good stuff in the future. 2006-05-30 4:39 pm Kroc one more step to that $10,313.02 booty. ( http://www.discreetfx.com/AmiZilla.html ) 2006-05-30 9:28 am -ujb- An X-Window system is existing on Amiga for quite many years. Back in the days it was already possible to run Netscape on it. Well, almost at least… It was/is part of the geek gadgets effort but it was not much used by the ppl. 2006-05-30 12:25 pm anarchic_teapot An X-Window system is existing on Amiga for quite many years. There’s a difference between 68K and PowerPC processors, you know. Not to mention that both Amiga and X11 have improved out of all recognition since those early ports. Do you think people are going to convert to OS4 b/c they can run some X based apps now? No more than they’d convert to MacOSX. It’s an extra for those who use OS4, not a sales argument, for Pete’s sake. Dearie me. 2006-05-30 3:11 pm MORB Finally ! At last it will become possible to run *nix apps without a proper *nix kernel on some overpriced and underperforming hardware that no one can buy anyway. /There goes my comment score 2006-05-30 10:05 pm AmigaRobbo Of course you can run YDL/Debian Linux on the A1 if you wanted to. I tried it myself, but since I find some of the apps a little on the ponderious side, I went straight back to OS4, responsive but a bit lacking in the Word processing department, hope this news will mean an end to that. 2006-05-31 10:41 am MORB “Of course you can run YDL/Debian Linux on the A1 if you wanted to.” Why would I want to run it on that thing when there is plenty of cheap, good and actually available hardware to run it on ?