Home > Amiga & AROS > AROS gets native TCP/IP stack AROS gets native TCP/IP stack Eugenia Loli 2005-01-21 Amiga & AROS 17 Comments Neil C. has committed a first release of the AROS native TCP/IP stack to the CVS. 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 2005-01-21 6:50 pm Well done team… looking better all the time. Excellent work! Does it work with USB keyboard and USB mouses yet? I gotta chnage my keyboard and mouse everytime I boot AROS. 2005-01-21 7:16 pm Does it work with USB keyboard and USB mouses yet? I gotta chnage my keyboard and mouse everytime I boot AROS. AROS doesn’t have a native USB Stack… Yet. But you won’t have to unplug anything if you run AROS under QEMU. Congrats! 2005-01-21 7:52 pm Woot! 2005-01-21 8:01 pm A small step for the amount of disc usage, a large step for the usability . Well done. It just become usable, or something like that I guess one couldn’t survive on the amount of apps, if UAE can’t use this tcp/ip-stack thru AROS that is? 2005-01-21 9:49 pm It’s hard to describe how great it is to see this project take shape. I felt as if I was forced off the Amiga platform by various uncontrollable situations. Since then I’ve been on Linux and have come to really like open source. Now — an open-source Amiga clone? Perfection. And better than what the Amiga had — now it comes with a TCP/IP stack. Erik 2005-01-22 12:06 am So did AmigaOS 3.9 – it shipped with Genesis, which was a sucessor to AmiTCP. But yes, it’s good to see AROS move forward. Nice work guys. 2005-01-22 12:08 am @Rick James What’s your point? There’s been one for AmigaOS for ages as well. However AROS is developed from scratch and now TCP/IP was added. 2005-01-22 4:48 am >What’s your point? There’s been one for AmigaOS for ages as >well. However AROS is developed from scratch and now TCP/IP >was added. The point is that it’s not a big deal. There’s nothing special about having a TCP/IP stack in the year of 2005. You would get funny looks if you *DIDN’T* have one. 2005-01-22 5:41 am @Rick James > The point is that it’s not a big deal. There’s nothing > special about having a TCP/IP stack in the year of 2005. It is a big deal for AROS users. It is a big deal for potential AROS users who were put off by the lack of Internet connectivity. Hence it is newsworthy at osnews.com. Why do so many people respond to such efforts with “Get a life”? Who are you to decide how others spend their free time? If you are so down on hobby operating system projects, why do you even read this site? Cheers, Rich 2005-01-22 9:19 am >The point is that it’s not a big deal. There’s nothing >special about having a TCP/IP stack in the year of 2005 Do you ever know that aros is in development? when you develop a OS you added thinks to the os progresivement or what you think that the OS´s born in the trees? ever microsoft with millions of dollar and thousands of enginerers have troubles with the os and added feautures to it in steps, so what do you want? that aros that is developed with a few man´s in spare time develope Aros in a night? This site is for news obout os´s and that a feature is added to a one operating system in developement is a news 2005-01-22 9:23 am “The point is that it’s not a big deal. There’s nothing special about having a TCP/IP stack in the year of 2005.” If you are building a boat from the bare wood, it is a big step when you get the mast up. AROS is not just another Unix clone, it is being written from scratch. Let’s hope they soon get USB and Firewire stacks, and MIDI support. Then all the main networks will be covered. 2005-01-22 9:34 am AROS is progressing slowly but steadily. TCP/IP will surely give much more power to AROS. Now I’m wondering: Since Ambient was open sourced for MorphOS, could it be ported to AROS? Maybe it would clash too much with Wanderer… 2005-01-22 4:02 pm There are a lot of catty comments on OS-News –this isn’t one of them. Congrats to the AROS team. The OS may remain the preserve of an eccentric minority, but this is the sort of project that makes computers worth turning on. P.S. I still think it was hilarious when, in reply to the last AROS annoucement that “Amiga will always have a home on the PC”, that guy said “Yeah, and Karate Kid will always have a home in my DVD collection!”. Classic. 2005-01-22 4:20 pm Bow having a TCP/IP Stack for AROS – is excellent news! I’m very hapy that this milestone was reached. I’m looking forward to soon run AROS on a lot of my computers. Great Work Guys! Cheers Gunnar 2005-01-22 4:32 pm There’s certainly some validity to people thinking that having a TCP/IP stack is nothing to go crazy about… However, a TCP/IP implementation is Non-Trivial (as my friend Stewart would say…). That’s why Microsoft “borrowed” the BSD TCP/IP Stack and implemented that in Windows… Being that this is a News site dedicated to alternate OS’es, if people go look at the other OS projects like ReactOS, SkyOS, Syllable, etc…. You will see that a Networking Component is often one of the last things done, and the hardest to do… A TCP/IP stack involves a LOT more than simply allowing one to access the web. So, congratulations to AROS for generating this important milestone in it’s development. I look forward to the future work which will make it an even more rich OS. 2005-01-22 6:36 pm And now Ambient is opened up so AROS can take advantage of that code if they wish Yay 2005-01-22 9:37 pm I thought AROS already had a replacement for Intuition and Workbench? What advantage would be gained by AROS by porting Ambient?