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Software News   Software News : new version of AROS-PPC released
   posted by TrebleSix on 22-Jun-2006 10:35:40 (1459 reads)
The AROS team posted its latest monthly update.
Foremost, a new version of the hosted AROS-PPC has been released:
This release depends on glibc 2.3.2 or newer. You need to give AROS some more RAM than the default allocation of 16 MB (leaves about 4 MB for applications). Start it using: ./aros -m 64 This will allocate 64 MB. As with all X11 hosted AROS versions you need to add Option "BackingStore" to the Device section of xorg.conf.
The other news is that the website has been translated to German.

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Re: new version of AROS-PPC released
Posted on 22-Jun-2006 15:00:09
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nice!

if it ran MOS bins it would be even nicer

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Posted on 22-Jun-2006 16:17:17
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Perhaps running on x86 hardware is not the only thing a new platform needs to grow after all...

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Posted on 22-Jun-2006 17:13:24
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No, it's not, it needs to be useful as well, and AROS is useless for most users (at the moment). Do not compare its situation with what OS4 or MOS would be on x86.

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Posted on 22-Jun-2006 17:15:24
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@ssolie:
No, what it really needs is to get into a couple of thousand (hundreds (dozens) ) machines to take the world over by storm...


PERHAPS Aros running on PPC is more a proof of concept than anything else... and along the way it cut the crap over those who said it wasn't multiplatform...

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Posted on 22-Jun-2006 17:34:15
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and along the way it cut the crap over those who said it wasn't multiplatform...


Are you implicitly referring to me?

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Posted on 22-Jun-2006 19:51:30
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:$ I got cought!

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Posted on 22-Jun-2006 19:56:38
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If AROS PPC could run MorphOS binaries and/or a 680x0 cpu emulator was integrated into it it could become VERY useful.

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Posted on 23-Jun-2006 10:52:55
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MorphOS MorphOS MorphOS...

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Posted on 23-Jun-2006 18:13:35
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Yes, what's wrong with it? Have you ever even tried it?

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Posted on 23-Jun-2006 21:10:02
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@AMiGR

Quote:
No, it's not, it needs to be useful as well, and AROS is useless for
most users (at the moment).


If AROS included an integrated 680x0 emu system then I'd be tempted to buy an
x86 machine just for AROS use. (I still use many 68K apps). As it stands I
download the ISO every so often and boot to it from CD to try it out from
time to time.

I can't really see the benefit of running AROS on a PPC machine, but then maybe
we are not getting the whole picture here.

Cheers,
Bean.

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Posted on 25-Jun-2006 12:07:12
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@Bean

Quote:

I can't really see the benefit of running AROS on a PPC machine, but then maybe
we are not getting the whole picture here.


Having an integrated 680x0 emu just like MorphOS or OS4? Even more, having an OS4/MOS emu?

An integrated emu like MOS/OS4 ones that allow you to share libraries etc is just possible with big endian cpus like PPC. Little endian cpus would require UAE.


@samos3.9

Transparently running OS4 binaries would be possible but os4emu already exists, so if AROS had some kind of MOS-compatibility it could run some OS4 apps without the need of creating a new wrapper/emu. Transparent OS4 emulation could be added almost as easily as MOS compatibility but it probably would attract lots of redtrolls attacks so ATM I would leave it as MOS emulation only.

Last edited by Crumb on 25-Jun-2006 at 12:14 PM.
Last edited by Crumb on 25-Jun-2006 at 12:07 PM.

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Posted on 27-Jun-2006 23:35:49
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Can it be run in CSPPC?

What about the 68K/Amiga version (as a substitute to the old 1.x/3.x ROM versions)?

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