Click Here
home features news forums classifieds faqs links search
5618 members 
Amiga Q&A /  Free for All /  Emulation /  Gaming / (Latest Posts)
Login

Nickname

Password

Lost Password?

Don't have an account yet?
Register now!

Support Amigaworld.net
Your support is needed and is appreciated as Amigaworld.net is primarily dependent upon the support of its users.
Donate

Menu
Main sections
Home
Features
News
Forums
Classifieds
Links
Downloads
Extras
OS4 Zone
IRC Network
AmigaWorld Radio
Newsfeed
Top Members
Amiga Dealers
Information
About Us
FAQs
Advertise
Polls
Terms of Service
Search

IRC Channel
Server: irc.amigaworld.net
Channel: #Amigaworld
Channel Policy and Guidelines

(Uses JAVA Applet and Port 1024)
Visit the Chatroom Website

Who's Online
 45 guest(s) on-line.
 0 member(s) on-line.



You are an anonymous user.
Register Now!
 gregthecanuck:  18 mins ago
 Barret:  53 mins ago
 vox:  59 mins ago
 ed:  1 hr 4 mins ago
 Jasper:  1 hr 55 mins ago
 samo79:  2 hrs 16 mins ago
 simplex:  2 hrs 59 mins ago
 Amiboy:  3 hrs 26 mins ago
 JayCee:  3 hrs 39 mins ago
 Chris_Y:  3 hrs 46 mins ago

/  Forum Index
   /  Amiga OS4.x \ Workbench 4.x
      /  AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Register To Post

Goto page ( 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 Next Page )
PosterThread
scabit 
AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 22-Oct-2006 18:21:44
#1 ]
Super Member
Joined: 8-Jan-2005
Posts: 1663
From: Satellite Beach, FL USA

So who were the mysterious unknown guest speakers?
What happened to ACK and Troika?

What new products were presented?


Any news?


Scott

_________________
AmigaOne uA1-c 512M RAM - Only Amiga Makes It Possible!
Check my blog AmigaOne Computing

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
gdanko 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 22-Oct-2006 18:22:28
#2 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 14-Sep-2004
Posts: 267
From: San Diego, CA, USA

@scabit

Or McEwen? :)

_________________
1 x A1000, 6 x A500, 1 x A600, 2 x A2000, 1 x A2500, 2 x A3000, 1 x A3000T, 2 x A4000, 1 x A4000T, 1 x A1200, 1 x A3500, 1 x CDTV

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Rob 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 22-Oct-2006 18:31:59
#3 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 20-Mar-2003
Posts: 5564
From: S.Wales

@scabit

I assume that Carl Sassenrath was one of the guest speakers. Amy and Panda boards were shown again and we were told that Panda is at Hyperion already.

According to Solie, Adam had been uncontacable before the show and it seems that Bill Mcewen's son was hospitalised. Make of that what you will.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
jorkany 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 22-Oct-2006 19:07:54
#4 ]
Cult Member
Joined: 1-May-2005
Posts: 919
From: Space Coast

@scabit
Quote:
Any news?

Please, allow me sum it up:




 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
stianstr 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 22-Oct-2006 22:15:56
#5 ]
Member
Joined: 25-May-2006
Posts: 55
From: Narvik, Norway

Well... pretty much everything that happened is covered on AmigaWeb.net

But it's no major news... no new hardware... well... except for the reborn Competition Pro joystick.

_________________

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
hatschi 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 22-Oct-2006 23:07:21
#6 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 1-Dec-2005
Posts: 2320
From: Good old Europe.

@stianstr

Quote:
But it's no major news... no new hardware... well... except for the reborn Competition Pro joystick.


...which was already announced 3 weeks ago.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
-Sam- 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 22-Oct-2006 23:21:14
#7 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 18-Apr-2003
Posts: 2938
From: Yorkshire Dales, United Knigdom

@jorkany

Yeah...

Hmmm...

_________________
Sam

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Rob 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 22-Oct-2006 23:38:16
#8 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 20-Mar-2003
Posts: 5564
From: S.Wales

Did anyone manage to record the video feed. I only watched up intil the end of the AVD presentation. I would have liked to have seen the Clone A presentation.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
zerohero 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 22-Oct-2006 23:42:47
#9 ]
Team Member
Joined: 4-May-2004
Posts: 2524
From: Uddevalla, Sweden

@Rob

There was no Clone-A presentation. Jens talked about Competition Pro and some Catweasel. They did try out the Clone-A later though, not sure if that was shown over the cam or not. I went to bed when Carl had spoken.

Regards,
Joachim Birging

_________________
Common sense - So rare it's almost like a super power

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Rob 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 22-Oct-2006 23:51:26
#10 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 20-Mar-2003
Posts: 5564
From: S.Wales

@zerohero

I though Jens mentioned something about doing a Clone A presentation later with Oliver Achten. Maybe I got my wires crossed somewhere.

edit.

I missed Carl speaking and when I next looked they seemed to be setting up for the banquet so I went to bed. Did anyone watch after this point.

Last edited by Rob on 22-Oct-2006 at 11:53 PM.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
number6 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 23-Oct-2006 0:24:30
#11 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 25-Mar-2005
Posts: 9798
From: In the village

@Rob

Quote:
I missed Carl speaking and when I next looked they seemed to be setting up for the banquet so I went to bed. Did anyone watch after this point.

Yes. irc was full of people listening and/or watching until the end.
Carl is an extremely captivating speaker and obviously had content to match.
It was like trying to put a good book down...you could not.

#6

_________________
This posting, in its entirety, represents solely the perspective of the author.
*Secrecy has served us so well*

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
NomadOfNorad 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 23-Oct-2006 0:58:34
#12 ]
Cult Member
Joined: 2-Jun-2003
Posts: 746
From: Jacksonville, Florida, USA, Earth, Sol system, Milky Way galaxy

@number6

Yeah, I was sitting there watching the whole thing with Carl, glued to the tube... and kept thinking, "Gee, these guys should do a weekly podcast akin to TWiT, but fully Amiga-oriented."

_________________
"I love peacenicks, they're so easy to conquer." --Ivan J Ironfist, the Dictator

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Carl-S 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 23-Oct-2006 2:43:40
#13 ]
Member
Joined: 22-Oct-2006
Posts: 38
From: REBOLville

@scabit

Hi all... I posted some comments about AmiWest, but this message board deleted them, because I'm a new member. I would think that there are other ways to handle the spam/abuse problem... but, I guess it has been a problem here, too bad.

I hope that perhaps later tonight I'll be able to recall the contents of the posting I made....

-Carl Sassenrath
Amiga Exec

_________________
When replying, please keep it short and sweet, and I will read it. If it is long, I read only the first few lines to decide if I want to read the rest.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
tomazkid 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 23-Oct-2006 2:48:26
#14 ]
Team Member
Joined: 31-Jul-2003
Posts: 11692
From: Kristianstad, Sweden

@Carl-S

to aw.net.

_________________
Site admins are people too..pooff!

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Carl-S 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 23-Oct-2006 4:45:49
#15 ]
Member
Joined: 22-Oct-2006
Posts: 38
From: REBOLville

@tomazkid

Thanks. So my report is this:

Show was good. There were a number of vendors and a few speakers. Unfortunately, Bill E could not make it, as he had planned, but Jens S. was a good entertainer, and I did some tap dancing myself.

I was attending the show mainly to find new Amiga hardware, since mine is so out-of date. But, sorry... no new hardware was available. Makes me wonder what's going on.

I had many good chat sessions with many of the attendees. One of the main threads of conversation was this: if the PPC is such a big problem (as it appear it is), would it be possible to use cheap hardware for Amiga, like X86 motherboards?

Yes, I know, believe me, I know what that means. But, you can order a very good motherboard for x86 over the net for US$100. So, is there a way to take advantage of that amazing economy of scale to help the Amiga?

That was a subject of great debate and headscratching, and it is something to think about.

Would you be willing for that Frankenstein X86 CPU to bring Amiga back into the hands of millions of users? Yes, millions.

I can tell you that I think it is a good trade. I've got a basement of not-good-enough-for-XP boxes, and I would really like to see them run Amiga OS instead. That's my own situation, but think about the millions of businesses, homes, and schools that have exactly that same problem.

Anyway, good show. Good people. Glad it's still going strong.

-Carl

_________________
When replying, please keep it short and sweet, and I will read it. If it is long, I read only the first few lines to decide if I want to read the rest.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Hyperionmp 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 23-Oct-2006 5:40:46
#16 ]
Hyperion
Joined: 8-Mar-2003
Posts: 502
From: Unknown

@Carl-S

Carl, the hardware situation is being addressed in short order by Hyperion.

We currently do not see any merit in adopting x86 hardware in view of the massive Linux style support issues and the fact that many OS components are unfortunately not endian agnostic.

We will arrange for suitable development hardware to be provided to you.

Please note that after 5 years of work (far too long because of inadequate funding) the initial "final version" of Amiga OS 4.0 is now around the corner (read: should be available before the end of the year).

In case you missed it, some information including the target markets of the current OS can be found here:

http://www.amigaos4.com/

You will recognise your original work on Exec which has been taken to entirely new level (apart from the simple fact that it is now mostly written in C).


_________________

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Tigger 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 23-Oct-2006 5:53:52
#17 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 2-May-2003
Posts: 2097
From: Rocket City, USA

@Hyperionmp

Quote:

Hyperionmp wrote:
@Carl-S

Carl, the hardware situation is being addressed in short order by Hyperion.



Which board will be addressing this situation in a short order?
-Tig

_________________
We played the first thing that came to our heads, it just happened to be the best song in the world.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Kneedeep 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 23-Oct-2006 5:58:46
#18 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 8-Mar-2003
Posts: 430
From: West of the Mississippi

@Tigger

"Which board will be addressing this situation in a short order?"

hmmmm the one for Carl?

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Hondo 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 23-Oct-2006 8:44:36
#19 ]
Super Member
Joined: 10-Apr-2003
Posts: 1340
From: Denmark

@Hyperionmp

Hi Hyperion

Love the OS4 site, but you should really change the left menu's names to something more easy to understand......but great site!!!

_________________
On Planet Boing Trevor is God

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
yak 
Re: AmiWest 2006 - Any reports?
Posted on 23-Oct-2006 9:18:37
#20 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 15-Mar-2006
Posts: 322
From: Bochum, Germany

@Carl-S

I just wanted to give a warm Welcome to you, Carl. It's a great honour to have you here. Enjoy your stay.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Goto page ( 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 Next Page )

[ home ][ about us ] [ forums ][ classifieds ] [ links ][ news archive ] [ link to us ][ user account ]
Copyright 2000 - 2017 Amigaworld.net.

Amigaworld.net was originally founded by David Doyle