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Amigaworld.net News   Amigaworld.net News : Weekly Q&A with Fleecy Moss - Week 10
   posted by DaveyD on 18-May-2003 12:27:28 (3709 reads)
Week 10 of the Weekly Questions and Answers sessions with Amiga's Chief Technology Officer Fleecy Moss are now online.

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Bodie 
Re: Weekly Q&A with Fleecy Moss - Week 10
Posted on 18-May-2003 12:40:53
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Good Q&A.

First off, nice to see a direct answer from Fleecy on the CEO issue, no dancing around it there .

Secondly, I found it interesting that they are considering bundling the 1x roms with the OS4.0 CD. Maybe we will eventually see a PPC version of UAE for OS4 also. Mmm, Speedball 2 on Workbench .

Lastly, interesting responses to KingTutt's questions about gaming and OS4. Let us hope that the interest expressed by some developers doesn't fizzle away.

@HMetal
Any chance of a preview of the Amiga Power Platform website ?.

Cheers to Fleecy and the Amigaworld.net staff for bringing us the Q&A

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interesting responses to KingTutt's questions about gaming and OS4


I would really like to see a 3D version of Turrican for future Amiga platforms. Maybe the Turrican3D project by Manfred Trenz could be resurrected some day.

For example Metriod Prime is doing very well for Nintendo. There are some similarities between the 2D Metroid game series and the Turrican series. I believe Turrican could be just as great of a game in 3D as Metroid Prime.

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Re: Weekly Q&A with Fleecy Moss - Week 10
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@Bodie

I could show you but then I'd have to kill you.


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Re: Weekly Q&A with Fleecy Moss - Week 10
Posted on 18-May-2003 13:55:44
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Well... some embarrassing questions are left aside...

I posted a question a few days before the "office auction" mess... it was :

"Is there still an office in Snoqualmie, where Amiga employees are working on AmigaDE ? If yes, how many people are working full-time on it ? If no, where are the Amiga Inc. headquarters ?"

It would have been nice to have an answer on this... but embarrassing ??? Too bad...

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Not a bad QA. Nice to see that there was no "AG1", "AG2" marketing hype type stuff in it (Sorry but I can't stand that sorta thing, have far to much of it at work!)

I have a general question, what was Q1 going on about? I have no idea what all of those fancy words mean!


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@ Sodapop

Often there seems to be some people asking "Why wasn't my question asked"...

Our team selects only 10 questions each week and as long as there are more questions asked than there is room for questions there will always be questions left unanswered.

But let me end my reply with some general suggestions for helping people to improve the chance for their questions to be picked. The following are some criteria *I* use for selecting questions:

- Preferably ask only one question at a time, so without sub-questions, leaving those for following weeks to come.
- Be clear and brief with regard to your question formulation.
- Try to ask questions without putting words into people's mouths.
- Be reasonable and don't resort to formulating your questions sarcasticly with i.e. the intend to denigrate, belittle or provoke a negative response.

Hope you will find this useful.

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Nice to see that there was no "AG1", "AG2" marketing hype type stuff in it


Hey, when people ask to provide more information with regard to AG2 technologies, they will be asked if we think they are interesting. I for one like to hear about future plans.

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@HMetal

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I could show you but then I'd have to kill you.


WOW. I feel like Charlie from Top Gun!!!!!!!

Viper interjects:
"Come on gentleman we've got a hop to take".

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@MikeB :

I'm not really conviced... I do know that all questions can't be posted, i'm not crying like a child who wouldn't have his toy...

But some questions seem a bit useless compared to other ones... last week, a question received the answer from Fleecy : "I have answered this in question 2" GREAT ! very informative indeed !!!

This week, we have a question about PREXX, answer: "what are you talking about ?" GREAT ! very informative indeed !!!

Or the usual "Will you help developpers to come back on the platform" like questions.... what are you waiting for ? that Fleecy tells : "no, we will refuse they come back, and if they do, we will sue them"

Anyway...

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@ JumpShip

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I have a general question, what was Q1 going on about?


POSIX stands for Portable Operating System Interface and was originally designed with the attempt for creating a single standard version of UNIX.

POSIX compliant means that the OS supports a basic set of commands and features which are to be available and some of the basics of how file systems work, etc. In effect this simplifies porting software from the Unix-related world to other POSIX compliant systems. (For example Linux, QNX and Unixes)

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@ Sodapop

We don't know what answer Fleecy will provide beforehand, if we did we wouldn't go through all this trouble anyway.

For example there was someone earlier claiming we only ask "easy" questions and that we were "afraid" to ask his personal more "difficult" questions. Some of his questions were quite interesting and so we did ask many of them eventually, but he continued to persist that they were too easy on second thought.



The AmigaWorld team cannot help it if Fleecy makes certain questions seem like easy ones or if with regard to other questions cannot go into details, as I believe we can all understand that he is a company executive with certain responsabilities.

Any interesting and well formulated question makes a good chance for being selected, so please continue asking them.

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@mikeB

Don't get me wrong, I like to know that Amiga have plans for the future devolopment of the AmigaONE/OS4, but like I say, I hear so many acronyms at work I can't stand to see them anymore! Most are meaningless and designed so that the "big wigs" at head office don't have to spend the time saying an extra syllable, afterall thier time is far more prescious then mine. hehe


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If anyone's interested, I had a quick crawl through the web on PREXX. It is:

1) "...a pascal unit to use Arexx easily in a pascal program..." from Aminet

2) Was to be part of OS4 (see here. "Thomas Richter will do a rewrite of Arexx - he calls it prexx"

By the looks of it, AREXX will just be present as the 68k binary in OS4, and will be replaced by SHEEP or PYTHON or something, not PREXX.


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I'll tell you which questions I ask, or would like to be asked since I do not put forward any questions myself.

I try to stick to questions about OS4 or technology related to OS4 in general, as this is what I think most people attending these forums are interested in.


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BTW thanks alot Fleecy for answering the first one *hundred* questions.

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Say what you like about Amiga Inc. but also show me anyone else that has taken the time and effort to address our questions and concerns so regularly and directly.

These questions and answers have become a great resource for the amiga community and have shown a great deal of renewed integrity by Amiga Inc. in the face of serious opposition and detractors.

Well done Amiga World and Fleecy Moss.Keep up the good work.


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10) catohagen: If i dont remember wrong, there was something called PREXX, what is it and is it still planned ?

Wasn't this the rexx that was supposed to be in pOS, from pios? Where P stod for power.
And wasn't pios Bill Buck and the boys? I remember this from an interview in a swedish mag (amigainfo) with Someone Papajewski.


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Wasn't this the rexx that was supposed to be in pOS, from pios? Where P stod for power.


pOS was made by ProDAD!

There was also an OS called PowerOS, but was newer released!


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Nice....
but i was hoping that Amiga OS 4.x (not 4.0) will support also Coldfire CPU...


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Oh, yes, proDad it was.
Was it supposed to run on an TransAm from Pios then? Or was it a powerpc equipped amiga?


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IIRC pOS was supposed to run on PowerPC Hardware
initially on PUP Hardware, but later also on Mac's, bebox'es etc. (this was when Mac's was licensed)

so Bill Buck was in the shambles of Pios... I mean that man has apparently got a worse trackreckord than the so called Amiga Curse.

if he was a swede he wouldn't be allowed to run a company (too many chapter 11's).


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