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deadwood 
AxRuntime
Posted on 8-May-2020 19:25:56
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Hello,

I wanted to share with you something I've been working on for some time. The project is called AxRuntime and it allows re-compiling existing Amiga/MorphOS/AROS software as Linux applications.

The runtime allows developers to continue developing Amiga applications in unmodified way while at the same time being able to utilize modern development tools available on Linux like IDEs, debuggers, profilers, etc.

This solution lets developers compile their Amiga API-based applications as Linux binaries. Once the features are implemented, tested and optimized using the runtime on Linux, developers re-compile their applications for their Amiga-like system of choice and perform final quality checking.

Applications created with AxRuntime can be distributed to the Linux community giving developers a much broader user base and a possibility to invite developers from outside general Amiga community to contribute to the application.


Here are some videos of AROS applications running under Linux:

Wanderer: https://www.axrt.org/media/axrt-Wanderer.mp4
MPlayer: https://www.axrt.org/media/axrt-MPlayer.mp4

More images in gallery: https://axrt.org/index.php?tab=gallery

Download & Instructions
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https://axrt.org/index.php?tab=download

Release notes
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AxRuntime 40.2 changes:

  webp.datatype
  sound.datatype
    Added to distribution
  bsdsocket.library
    Enable (basic) network support
  libaxrt-2.0-dbg.deb package
    Debug symbols separated from runtime package
  NList
    Fix crashes when loading classes
    64-bit fixes
  TextEditor
  BetterString
    Fix crashes when loading classes
  libaxrt.so
    Better error handling during initialization and library loading
    Correctly exit with return code instead of trapping.
  exec.library
    Fixed SMP race condition in SetSignal.
  timer.device
    Fixed SMP related crash with VBlank emulation.
  muimaster.library
    Fixed memory override in Slider class.
    Handle 'r' penspec in imagespec

Application changes:

  MPlayer 1.0b2
    Updated FFMpeg to 2.6.9
    Ported to 64-bit
    Enabled network support
    Fixed a long standing audio driver bug which caused clicking and statics
    Added Equalizer window and filter support
    Fixed caching code to allow for smaller cases (previous 1MB cache was hardcoded)
    Published repository on GitHub (https://github.com/deadw00d/mplayer-mui)

  WookieChat 3.1
    Ported to 64-bit
    Fixes to connection logic, null pointer access
    Workaround for crash at exit
    Implement private messages
    Fixes to nick management for JOIN/PART
    Implement QUIT command
    Implement handling connection retries


Last edited by deadwood on 13-Jun-2020 at 10:16 AM.
Last edited by deadwood on 10-May-2020 at 06:52 AM.

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Re: AxRuntime
Posted on 8-May-2020 19:44:18
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@deadwood

Sounds like a really cool project.

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kamelito 
Re: AxRuntime
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@deadwood

Excellent project, does it support the all API?

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awesome I am glad that this idea becomes reality !
Deadwood for President

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@deadwood

It is interesting

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@deadwood

Friend deadwood,

this is a monumental endeavor and I hope its implications will be fully understood. It is not unlike the reverse bridges Microsoft has built to lure developers back to Windows.

Majestic.

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deadwood 
Re: AxRuntime
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@kamelito

It is the intend to eventually support API from all families.

The starting base consists of OS3.1 +CGX + AHI + MUI + a number of OSS libraries and classes. Best to check the libaxrt-2.0-dev package and contact me if there are things missing that are needed for your software.

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Re: AxRuntime
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@deadwood
I see that you use AROS decoration. If i click on the window close button of mplayer "the AROS one", will the window be closed ? Or do i need to click the one on the linux Window - Decoration ?

If it closes, than i suggest to surpress the linux decoration. "Make borderless" windows

Than you created a f*cking awesome code once and share it everywhere solution

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Now learning the AmigaOS API will not be « worthless » :)

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kolla 
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So now one can develop Linux native Zune based programs for Wayland?

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Re: AxRuntime
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@deadwood

This is simply the greatest development in 20 years. I am feeling like this makes possible to actually code an Amiga OS program and run it on ... ahem ... modern hardware (please no flame wars).

The funny think is that it reminds me of how everything started. The seed of the Amiga was planted into TripOS. This is doing the same again. Thumbs up, I truly love the idea.

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Yep.. it's boom! Really exciting! Ahh deadwood .. if there wouldn't be corona i would visit you personally with some cold beer. Amiga Mojo is back!

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@deadwood

This is really impressive! I'm having trouble with the mplayer menubar in Xfce, but I'll try another DE and see if it works.

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deadwood 
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@phoenixkonsole

Right now you can close the application with both "close" buttons (Linux window manager one and Intuition window one). Eventually the Linux "decoration" is planned to be removed so that look & feel is closer to Amiga.

PS. Intuition windows are also not yet resizable, that is also planned to be added.

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@kamelito

Correct

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@kolla

In short Yes.

Right now your mileage will vary based on Window manager used by your Linux distribution. I personally use Linux Mint and there it is tested to work. With time and tests any possible glitches with other window managers will be fixed I'm sure.

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@IridiumFX

Let's see how the developer community reacts and whether the runtime will actually be used by people.

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@bison

Yup, there can be glitches for WMs other then one used in LinuxMint. There is only so much I can test and fix alone. Anyhow, fill a bug report on GitHub describing your configuration and I will try to put it on the backlog.

EDIT: Also you need to right-click-and-hold while hovering over a runtime application. Right-clicking does not work globally (yet?).

Last edited by deadwood on 09-May-2020 at 07:34 PM.

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@All

Thanks for the response and feedback so far. What other forums/sites would you suggest to post this to reach more developers?

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deadwood 
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@Developers

There is one topic that I might have not covered enough in the README.

AxRuntime has SMP enabled, meaning if you have more than 1 CPU core, Amiga Tasks and Processes will be running in real parallel mode.

This can cause problems with some old software not using Semaphores but synchronizing based on Task priority for example. These codes will have to be modified to work stable.

Also side effect of Forbid and Disable (that is that running Task cannot change) are no longer working. Hopefully changing usage of those in user applications to synchronization based on Semaphores or PutMsg/Wait should not be a big effort.

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