Home > Amiga & AROS > Current Status of Amiga OS4 Current Status of Amiga OS4 Submitted by Stéphane Guillard 2003-07-16 Amiga & AROS 17 Comments Stéphane Guillard published recently a comprehensive report of the current status of the Amiga OS4 project. The documents are available in English and in French, in PDF/JPEG or PowerPoint. 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 2003-07-16 11:30 pm and I’ll believe. Amiwest would be a good place. 2003-07-16 11:31 pm This document was created using a program called Win2PDF, a demo version designed for non-commercial or evaluation purposes only. This document is describing a commercial product which is being slated for release, which means that the publishing of the PDF is not allowed, as this is a commercial use of Win2PDF. I’d highly recommend the site remove the PDF before they get into trouble. Otherwise, interesting read. Especially the part about how complete it is, only 30%. 2003-07-16 11:32 pm I suggest they install openoffice.org, and export to PDF directly from the word processor itself. 2003-07-16 11:52 pm Agreed 100%. I love openoffice, I use it to create PDF’s all of the time. 2003-07-17 1:37 am The OS4 beta on tour is organized by resellers and user groups. And they could propably get away with calling the presentation for non profit (One guy doing it in his spare time and published it on his private site). Amiga Inc is not connected to this guy anyway. 2003-07-17 1:40 am That’s referring to how much PowerPC native code there is in AmigaOS 4, not how finished AmigaOS 4 is, as a whole. Read things more carefully, will ya? MacOS 7.1.2 (the first PowerPC version of MacOS for the Power Macintosh 6100/60 to 8100/80) was only partially (a tiny bit) PowerPC native. The parts that needed to be. The parts that *could* be on such short notice. The rest ran in the built-in emulator. Eventually, the PowerPC-nativity (is that a correct use of the word?) of MacOS grew more and more as the versions grew higher and higher. You think we’re all waiting a long time for AmigaOS 4 now, with only 30% PowerPC nativity. Try waiting for 100% PowerPC nativity! Can you say “2-4 more years!”? I knew you could! Uh, no thanks. I’d far rather have AmigaOS 4 *NOW* with partial (30%+) PowerPC-nativity than to wait any longer (years longer!) for it to be 100% PowerPC native. Luposian 2003-07-17 2:20 am Don’t worry about nate! He tends to put a rather interesting spin on things . 2003-07-17 5:09 am @ Nate All your FUD and misinformation spreading does not do any justice or benefits anyone. It’s really sad that so many people either working or associated with your employing company seem to make it their mission to spread as much nonesense about a competitor as possible. 🙁 Having seen AmigaOS4, I beliebve it will easily be the most feature complete Amiga(-like) product on the market when it is released. Apart from the 68k=>PPC re-compiling which needs to be done, AmigaOS4 feels very much as a stable and polished product. 2003-07-17 8:02 am Nice .jpg now we’re waiting for .exe ;> 2003-07-17 9:25 am “I suggest they install openoffice.org, and export to PDF directly from the word processor itself.” Or use the Amiga DTP program Pagestream (currently being ported to Linux) to create the PDF. In real life, people use whatever programs they have handy and are familiar with. 2003-07-17 9:28 am “Amiwest would be a good place.” Too soon. The MorphOS team have been heavily criticised for showing their OS last year while it was still unstable and incomplete. AOS4 needs to be running solidly on the new PPC based motherboards before it can be demonstrated with fanfares. That is at least a couple of months away. 2003-07-17 10:15 am >”Amiwest would be a good place.” >Too soon. >The MorphOS team have been heavily criticised for showing >their OS last year while it was still unstable and >incomplete. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t! 😉 2003-07-17 1:24 pm But I really need about ten 1084s monitors, too… http://www.bedoper.com/bedoper 2003-07-17 1:44 pm > But I really need about ten 1084s monitors, too… Why? You are trying to be funny or something? Why not use modern LCD screens instead like many Amigans do today. Sure the 1084 was miles ahead of the competition when released… but today? 2003-07-18 1:14 am I could, of course, back my statements up with the published documentation, benchmarks, etc. But I won’t give anyone the heads up. Let them fall down on their own. 2003-07-18 5:18 am What are you talking about Nate? What Benchmarks? Why not back up wild statements with reliable documentation? > Let them fall down on their own. For me the level of unprofessionalism you drag yourself through is simply mind boggling… Why attack a non Amiga/Hyperion paid enthusiastic Amiga user and open source developer for using certain presentation software? His software choice was already ‘clarified’ and ‘justified’ at Amiga forums (because of spineless cheapshots by certain MOS ‘supporters’), why try to discredit these efforts again here on OSNews, while infact he has done nothing wrong? IMO the cheapshots directed at him for using PowerPoint or other software he uses only alienates potential users for *your* company’s rival platform. Users will use whatever software suits them, nomatter if this software originates from Microsoft, Apple or some unknown firm. Think about it, now already AmigaOnes are outselling your product by several factors without AmigaOS4 even available. The mass FUD/misinformation campaigns don’t seem to pay of for your employing company, so why not quit all this nonsense now and try to keep some dignity? 2003-07-18 9:11 pm Shutup, Nate.