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deadwood 
A week in AROS...
Posted on 15-Mar-2015 19:56:02
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Hi All,

In this thread I will be posting short summaries of work happening in AROS. Hopefully this will give the community more insight in what the developers are doing with their free time ;) The summary is based on the activity of AROS main repository. External projects are not included.

Disclaimer: Treat this as information on current work only. The fact that someone is working on a feature in a given week doesn't mean, he will work on it next week or that the feature will be completed.

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Re: A week in AROS...
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Historical reports can be found in this AROS-Exec thread.

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Week of March 9th:

- glu.library has been updated to most recent version (Kalamatee)
- gl.library can now provide difference implementations when requested (Kalamatee)
- IntelGMA driver now correctly extracts vertical sync from EDID data (neil)
- LibList, ResList and TaskList going out of memory has been fixed (neil)
- MUIA_Colorfield_Pen attribute of Colorfield class is now settable (neil)
- AROS repository GIT mirrors have been migrated to GitHub (jmcmullan)

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Thank you Deadwood

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Re: A week in AROS...
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Week of March 16th:

- Work in RaspberryPi port of AROS continues (Kalamatee)
- IntelGMA driver now dynamically transfers system memory from system to graphics card (neil)
- IntelGMA driver now correctly releases allocated memory (neil)
- LibAllocAligned now correctly works when initial address was aligned (neil)
- Fix for serial debug under RespberryPi 2 has been implemented (mschulz)
- Processor caches and branch prediction enabled in RaspberryPi port of AROS (mschulz)
- Work on including AROSPDF into contrib repository continues (mazze)
- Support for dynamic per io base has been added to RaspeberryPi 2 port (mschulz)

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@deadwood

Great to see the Raspberry Pi work continuing but I'll try not to get excited just yet!

Chris

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Re: A week in AROS...
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Week of March 23rd:

- Latest version of Szilard Biro's pthread library is now available in AROS (deadwood)
- AROSPDF is now built as part of contrib repository (mazze)
- fat.handler will now report modification dates rounded up to next even second (neil)
- Kernel of RaspberryPi port now has an unified method of exposing peripheral base address (Kalamatee)
- Work started on gpio.resource that will expose the RaspberryPi GPIO pins (Kalamatee)
- t1lib library now correctly handles absolute paths (mazze)
- Write-back cache has been enabled in the RaspberryPi kernel (mschulz)

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Re: A week in AROS...
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@deadwood

Loving these Raspberry Pi 2 progress reports. Why spend $700 on a PPC amiga when you can buy a $35 ARM amiga? You guys are truly going to save our platform.

SAM 460cr:
CPU CLOCK 1 Ghz
2 DDR DIMM slots, max 1 GB RAM
7 USB ports
Gigabit ethernet
Integrated SD card reader
no built-in graphics or sound

Raspberry Pi 2:
900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
1GB RAM
4 USB ports
40 GPIO pins
Full HDMI port
Ethernet port
Combined 3.5mm audio jack and composite video
Camera interface (CSI)
Display interface (DSI)
Micro SD card slot
VideoCore IV 3D graphics core

You may fairly argue that the Sam460 brings more than the Pi2, but is it worth 20x the price?

(edit: updated SAM specs to 460)

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@CodeSmith

Should be max 2GM ram for the Sam460.

@Deadwood

Like Clebin, I'm to trying avoid getting too exited by the Raspberry PI progress, but I really am looking forward to this.
If publicised well, this is a great opportunity to reignite interest in Amiga outside our community.
It would definitely bring back some ex Amigans and hopefully it will create some new ones as well.

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@deadwood
Thanks for the progress updates I find them interesting and will have to give AROS a go an my netbook again and try out the upgrades IntelGMA driver you list above.

@CodeSmith
To be fair to the Sam460cr you should really list the PCI-express 4x lanes slot (16x mechanical connector), PCI-express 1x lane slot and PCI slot, 32 bit, 33 Mhz. As the flexibility they give for adding high quality cost effective Graphics, sound and SATA is a large part of what you are paying for with any next generation Amiga system and I am a happy sam440ep mini-itx owner.

I am also very exited about AROS on the Raspberry Pi. I already own 2 of the older model one I use to run a simple low Linux system server with a webcam (thanks to the camera module) and a second one running RiscOS.

Native AROS support for the Raspberry Pi 1 and 2 could be just the excuse I need to purchase a Raspberry Pi 2 as well

If we could use ARexx under AROS to access the GPIO on the Raspberry Pi that would allow some interesting projects, but I think I am getting a bit ahead of myself

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Quote:

clebin wrote:
@deadwood

Great to see the Raspberry Pi work continuing but I'll try not to get excited just yet!

Chris


Same here would love to see a native build for Raspberry PI :D

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@Dwyloc

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If we could use ARexx under AROS to access the GPIO on the Raspberry Pi that would allow some interesting projects,


Does AROS support ARexx? Even if the interpreter isn't supported AROS could still support ARexx IPC and hosts easily. Taking your GPIO idea, all you need is a program that adds a public port to the system, reads commands from the port and then does the hardware bashing/API tinkering.

The core of ARexx IPC is an ARexx message which is just an extended message structure containing a command string sent to a host which then replies back a result. You don't need ARexx to do that. You just need simple base code or an API to add a port, deal with messages and interpret commands. Infact I once wrote a parallel interface for ARexx, that took commands to write stuff to the parallel port, and it was simple enough that I didn't even need a seperate API to work with the messages. I called it ParaRexx.

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Week of March 30th:

- abcm2ps and potrace has been updated to newer versions (mazze)
- ZuneView has been update to latest version (mazze)
- Toolbar MUI class now works on Amiga-m68k port of AROS (wawa)
- BWins MUI class now fixed and included in nighly build of AROS (wawa)
- AROS port of DOSBox now included in ports repository of AROS (mazze)

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@Hypex

ARexx-Port (=Rexxmast) works. There is a REXX interpreter available (Regina) but somehow most Arexx scripts did not work on my distribution. But Arexx-Ports are working.

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Week of April 6th:

- Notification of MUIA_Listview_ClickColumn in certain condition is now fixed. (neil)
- MUIM_List_TestPos now treats the last column as extending to the right-hand edge of the list. (neil)
- Development of AROS kernel for RaspberryPi port continues (mschulz, Kalamatee)
- Fix for manipulating event handlers in Listview MUI class has been implemented (neil)
- Configuration file for AROS RaspberryPi kernel is now generated during build (Kalamatee)
- Kernel area of RaspberryPi port is now memory-protected against writes (mschulz)
- RaspberryPi port of AROS now use TLSF memory menager (mschulz)
- Work on porting AROSPDF continues (mazze)
- A separate download web-page for snapshot builds compatible with ABIV1 is now available (mazze)
- ABIV0 and ABIV1 download packages are now hosted on separate download pages (neil, deadwood)
- RaspberryPi AROS kernel no longer enters supervisor mode for data synchronization under certain conditions (mschulz)
- Implementation of cache control functions for ARM kernels has been started (mschulz)
- Implementation of translation between virtual and physical addresses functions for ARM kernels has been started (mschulz)
- AROS kernel for ARM architecture is now able to detect the number of existing processor cores (Kalamatee)
- ZuneARC is now part of AROS ports repository (mazze)

Edit: updated, thanks Michal

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michalsc 
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@deadwood

Quote:
- AROS kernel for ARM architecture is now able to detect the number of existing process cores (mschulz)


should be

- AROS kernel for ARM architecture is now able to detect the number of existing process cores (Kalamatee)

:)

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OlafS25 
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@deadwood

the weekly list is getting longer and longer

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Week of April 13th:

- VisualBoyAdvanced emulator is now part of AROS ports repositor (mazze)
- Development of AROS kernel for RaspberryPi port continues (mschulz, Kalamatee)
- Procedure for detecting number of existing processor cores improved (Kamalatee)
- Work on USB driver for RaspberryPi port resumes (Kalamatee)
- A memory corruption bug in GrafX2 has been fixed (mazze)
- Reading status registers in sdcard.device has been improved (mschulz)
- Problem which could cause trashing of kernel area for RaspberryPi port has been fixed (Kalamatee)
- Lunapaint now builds as part of AROS ports repository (mazze)
- 64-bit shift operations for ARM platform are now implemented (mschulz)
- Child objects added to disabled MUI Group object are now also disabled (neil)
- List and Scrollbar objects are no longer wrapped into internal Group object in Listview (neil)
- Code for aligned allocations in TLSF now has better checks agaist null allocations (deadwood)
- Builds of ABIV1 ports repository for m68k and i386 are now available on www.aros.org, ABIV1 snaphots section (mazze)
- Switching between user and system mode in ARM kernel interrupt handling has been fixed (mschulz)
- OpenGL software renderer for m68k AROS no longer shows wrong colors (wawa)
- Integer to double operations for ARM platform are now implemented (mschulz)
- ARM kernel interrupt handling has been improved and simplified (mschulz)
- Builds of ABIV0 ports repository for i386 and armhf are now available (deadwood)
- Interrupt acknowledgment for VBlank emulation and timer now works correctly in ARM kernel (mschulz)
- Idle task routine in ARM kernel is now implemented (mschulz)

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@deadwood

I'll take an iCaros version (bells & whistles) for the Pi 2 please.

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I'll take an iCaros version (bells & whistles) for the Pi 2 please.


Let us make USB and few other goodies of Pi2 working first. Bells & whistles will come later :)

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