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News   News : 'Recompiling old software for AmigaOS 4' article
   posted by MikeB on 30-Jun-2004 16:09:06 (3852 reads)
Peter Hutchison has written an article for IntuitionBase.com about recompiling old software for AmigaOS4: "If you have an old C program from years ago, it is possible to re-write it for the AmigaOne and AmigaOS 4. Most of my experience is with SAS 6.5x and Storm C (which is based on GCC)."
    

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Re: 'Recompiling old software for AmigaOS 4' artic
Posted on 30-Jun-2004 18:13:44
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Many of the proposals are not really concerning the AmigaOS4-compatibility but the standardisation regarding ANSI-C. Relavant to AmigaOS4 are only 1.a) 2.e) and 2.f)


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Re: 'Recompiling old software for AmigaOS 4' artic
Posted on 30-Jun-2004 19:16:47
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@PAB

Eeer, so? AmigaOS4 is compiled with GCC 3.x so why shouldn't your applications be ANSI-C compliant? Nothing wrong with that.

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IMHO, the article is missing a lot of important information.

For instance, you should mention library interfaces. You can't take a pre-OS4.0 project that uses shared libraries and compile it for OS4.0 without either a) supplying the -D__USE_INLINE__ switch to GCC or b) modifying the program to use OS4.0 library interfaces.

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Maybe this is what the next article will cover. I hope so...


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first rule of thumb, dont slate a guy whos trying to help, if youve got some posative critisism to make why not make use of the mailto link and get in touch wth the guy.

Or perhaps you could write your own article and post it.


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@ Ryu

I don't see anyone slating (attack by criticizing) anyone here... We have forums and a news commenting system for providing feedback and to encourage discussion (however criticism does not need to be positive per se, but criticism should IMO be formulated with constructive attitude and intend).

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I can take critism and comments. Evilrich, you do have a point with that switch, thanks for pointing it out. Please email me if you have any more information useful to update the article.


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I imagine it is going to take a lot more than a few ANSI and compiler tweaks if and when OS4.1 or 4.2 implements full memory protection. But that is some thing best left to the future though.


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I would really enjoy a from the basics and up C/C++ tutorial based in AmigaOS4. For example create a simple "mines" game using reaction and the required surroundings. Maybe include sound in the end. It could be a series released once every week or so..

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@shoe

I am looking for someone to do that


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