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Hyperion release official AmigaOS WB3.1 & Kickstart 3.1 updates !!!
Posted on 13-Oct-2016 18:44:13
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thought is was April 1st when I read this this morning but:
Halloween special double treat for the Classic AmigaOS
Brussels, October 13, 2016

Hyperion Entertainment is pleased to announce the first official Workbench 3.1 and Kickstart 3.1 updates in over twenty years for Classic Amiga systems. The new versions, which have have been re-built from the original source code, include a number of enhancements and bug fixes and are fully compatible with both real Amiga hardware and Classic Amiga emulation software.

Each update can be purchased for only EUR 9.95 incl. VAT via the Buy now! link on their respective product pages. Buyers of both updates will get a 10% discount!


Workbench 3.1 (v40.43) update for Amiga desktops

(for Amiga 500/600/1200/2000/3000/4000(T) computers and Amiga emulation software)

The Workbench 3.1 (v40.43) images can be written to real Amiga floppy diskettes or used in Amiga emulation software. The changes include:

Compatibility with A4000T
Installer fixed to use proper assigns which allows installation from other media in addition to the 6 floppy disk set

Special BONUS - Workbench 3.1 (v40.43) is supplied with a FREE updated licensed copy of Workbench 1.3.3 which incorporates the following changes:

C/SetClock v34.3 by Olaf Barthel, which fixes Y2K issues and also works on newer Kickstart versions. (Note: the old SetClock command has been renamed and left on disk for reference purposes)
Deactivated "FF" program in Startup-Sequence to prevent problems on 68020/030 processors


Kickstart 3.1 (40.72) update for Amiga desktops

(for Amiga 500/600/1200/2000/3000/4000(T) computers and Amiga emulation software)

The Kickstart 3.1 (40.72) image is the first test release and can written to EEPROM chips for use in real Amiga computers or used with Amiga emulation software. It contains the following new components:

exec.library 40.12

Updated copyright information text
Fixed a small bug in the memory pools code which mirrors the same bug fix in the same code that was used in amiga.lib.

strap 40.3

Added the Boingball logo which replaces the rainbow-coloured checkmark logo. Slightly brighter background colour.

workbench.library 40.6

Rebuilt with SAS/C 6.59 to free up more ROM space because the copyright text in the updated exec.library. No other functional changes.

scsi.device 40.21 for A600

Small bug fix to the IDE task initialization making is compatible with the A600. (Note: older Kickstart ROMs used scsi.device version 39, because unlike version 40, it did not crash on the A600)

scsi.device 40.21 for A1200

Same binary as used for the A600

Special BONUS - Kickstart 3.1 (v40.72) is supplied with a FREE licensed copy of Kickstart 1.3

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Re: Hyperion release official AmigaOS WB3.1 & Kickstart 3.1 updates !!!
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OMG the hell is freezing! :O

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Re: Hyperion release official AmigaOS WB3.1 & Kickstart 3.1 updates !!!
Posted on 13-Oct-2016 18:55:57
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Yarr matey, there be bounty!

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Re: Hyperion release official AmigaOS WB3.1 & Kickstart 3.1 updates !!!
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@klx300r

well that was a surprise......

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Re: Hyperion release official AmigaOS WB3.1 & Kickstart 3.1 updates !!!
Posted on 13-Oct-2016 19:28:04
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@klx300r

Further development of OS3.x? Unbelievable...


Changes are minor. Some nice (scsi.device update), some not (ugly BoingBall logo instead of nice checkmark ).


Edit: According to Olaf Barthel (on EAB), he rendered that logo from BoingBall demo code. Cool. Still, I like checkmark more (for 3.x).

Last edited by pavlor on 13-Oct-2016 at 07:34 PM.

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Posted on 13-Oct-2016 19:33:21
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10 Euro for logo and new background? Really? xD
Any... I repeat - ANY minor patch released by fellows of our community (i.e. PeterK, Cosmos etc.) in last 10 years is far more useful than this ...and it's free.

Guys, I got no problem with paying for software for the Amiga, but do something worth it!

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Posted on 13-Oct-2016 19:44:32
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And...

Changing the copyright notice is a feature.

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Re: Hyperion release official AmigaOS WB3.1 & Kickstart 3.1 updates !!!
Posted on 13-Oct-2016 19:56:10
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Nice.

I don't like this tho:

"Added the Boingball logo which replaces the rainbow-coloured checkmark logo. Slightly brighter background colour."

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Re: Hyperion release official AmigaOS WB3.1 & Kickstart 3.1 updates !!!
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@arti040

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10 Euro for logo and new background? Really? xD Any... I repeat - ANY minor patch released by fellows of our community (i.e. PeterK, Cosmos etc.) in last 10 years is far more useful than this ...and it's free.


You're paying for the license, not the updates. It's just the same as if you buy Amiga Forever or Cloanto's disk sets or the physical ROMs that are sold by both Cloanto and Hyperion's dealers.

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Re: Hyperion release official AmigaOS WB3.1 & Kickstart 3.1 updates !!!
Posted on 13-Oct-2016 20:20:59
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@arti040


if Hyperion wants to make money from it, more power to them.
Up until this point, the only source for a valid OS copy was Cloanto.

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Re: Hyperion release official AmigaOS WB3.1 & Kickstart 3.1 updates !!!
Posted on 13-Oct-2016 20:35:16
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@Rob

Yea, but i'm not interested in ROMs at all. However I'd be really happy, if Hyperion releases any cool/worthful and official update for OS3.x. Who if not THEM?

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Posted on 13-Oct-2016 22:01:42
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Isn't Cloanto the only legal owner of 1.x to 3.1? I kind of doubt this release is really legal.

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@klx300r

"If you can't beat them, join them"? Or merely another phone bill or domain renewal that is due, and no money from OS4 sales since a few years, so they collect whatever they can from wherever they can? Squeeze out the last drops?

The underlying reason doesn't really matter though, and I don't really care about what names the copyright mentions (that part can be ignored easily enough, I could live with that), but from a preservation/retro point of view (which is the entire point of Workbench 3.1 today), I think the "upgrades" in Cloanto's 3.1 version is a lot more subtle and a lot more easy to accept.

This one in particular is outright offensive IMHO:

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Added the Boingball logo which replaces the rainbow-coloured checkmark logo.


That part really destroys it IMHO. It's also a sign that they just don't know what it's about, that they don't know the product they are trying to shift.

Maybe it can be "patched" back? But then again, why bother with this at all, instead of going with the original from the beginning? Big FAIL!

I think everyone understands how and why the multi-thousand-euro Amigaone/AmigaOS4 market was saturated and diminished years ago. No money there, obviously. And it's obvious that the Amiga/Workbench retro and nostalgia scene is as strong as ever (maybe the C64 scene is bigger though?), and new products are even coming. But it would have been much nicer and a lot more interesting to see Hyperion announcing a credible push into post-PPC, real NG territories for OS4, like the MorphOS Team is doing.

And if this is what they will make Individual Computers bundle with the Commodore A1200 Reloaded, then I'll have to request a removal of this unwanted OEM and a lowered price at the time of purchase. I believe consumers has that right, at least in the EU? I'm not paying for something I won't use.

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Re: Hyperion release official AmigaOS WB3.1 & Kickstart 3.1 updates !!!
Posted on 13-Oct-2016 22:34:17
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@arti040

Quote:

arti040 wrote:
@Rob

Yea, but i'm not interested in ROMs at all. However I'd be really happy, if Hyperion releases any cool/worthful and official update for OS3.x. Who if not THEM?


It was called OS4.x. Only for Amigaone/PPC though. Doesn't run on Amiga 68k. The newest published official update for that platform, is the Workbench 3.X (note the capital X). ROM's available as well.

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Posted on 13-Oct-2016 22:34:28
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isn't Cloanto the only legal owner of 1.x to 3.1?


That is cloanto's claim and I tend to believe it...

Quote:

I kind of doubt this release is really legal.


...but, Hyperion have license from the settlement agreement, which is almost certainly still valid, and the new copyright notice on the early boot screen specifically says "developed under license".




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Posted on 13-Oct-2016 22:35:54
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@TRIPOS

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It was called OS4.x.


Yay! Someting TRIPOS says that I can agree with, world peace at last!

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Posted on 13-Oct-2016 22:36:49
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Cloanto's version doesn't have workbench.library inside of rom. I makes some problems in certain situations.

With good version of scsi.device and fast file system inside of ROM solves a lots of problems. Think! You could pick ANY ide drive and it just works. No hasling with old and small ide drives, or trying to find bigger drive wich works that much that you can actually install it.

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Zylesea wrote:
Isn't Cloanto the only legal owner of 1.x to 3.1? I kind of doubt this release is really legal.


Ouch, don't go there!

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@TRIPOS

RE the checkmark logo, maybe they simply lack the right to use it?

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utri007 wrote:
Cloanto's version doesn't have workbench.library inside of rom.


The 1MB version does, I believe...

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