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Announcement   Announcement : OS4 Programming Guide: Website Officially Launched
   posted by yoodoo2 on 13-May-2010 13:58:40 (3702 reads)
Following the discussions in this thread and in this poll, work began some weeks ago on the OS4 Programming Guide.

Today, the OS4PG team is happy to announce the official launch of the OS4PG website.
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The main purpose of the website is to help the various contributors work together, share their drafts etc before producing the final guide.

In addition, we are hoping to provide a comprehensive list of other useful sites already out there: all members can add links to the wiki.

If you wish to help out with the OS4PG, please use the website to express your interest. We already have sufficient testers, proof-readers etc, but would welcome more writing contributors.

PS: Hyperion know about us and support what we are doing. There are a number of OS4 developers, beta-testers and 3rd party developers already committed to the project.

PPS: Contributors: now I'm back home, I'll be nagging for your first drafts soon - get writing!
    

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Re: OS4 Programming Guide: Website Officially Launched
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I'd thought of starting a wiki or something, this sounds good. Though I do think the strong password requirements for a new account will leave me not able to remember it.


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Although the initiative itself is commendable, and although the site actually passes as XHTML 1.0 Strict (as one of few AmigaOS-sites) the domain name itself does leave a few questions - ast-workshops.co.uk/os4pg/ is anything but catchy. You may want to consider getting a proper domain name - "os4programming" is readily available no matter what top domain you choose.


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@yoodoo2

Thanks for your efforts. I hope contributors will be adding stuff soon.


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PPS: Contributors: now I'm back home, I'll be nagging for your first drafts soon - get writing!


Erk!


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@Petah

Thanks for your input. Glad the code meets your approval ;)

As for the domain, it's not meant to be catchy. It's meant to be functional.

If you'd like to make a donation to fund the TLD - we'll take you up on your suggestion ;)


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You may want to consider getting a proper domain name - "os4programming" is readily available no matter what top domain you choose.

Actually, so is "os4pg". That would be even cooler, IMO -- shorter to type and easier to remember.

Where's your PayPal button, yoodoo2?

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Good job to all involved.

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Great idea and a nice start on the site!

I have my own web page of links for OS4 Development information.
Maybe some of my links could be added to your links page.

See Amiga OS4 Development Hotlist


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Nice effort but why don't use http://utilitybase.com/


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Because we want to go all retro and publish a proper printed book and generate a bit of money to pay the writers.


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Great effort!

Looking forward to when this materializes. Will definitely buy both books.

Keep up the good work!


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Good work!

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Something I'd like to see is a description of porting from other-endian code. What do you look for, what do endian problems look like, why they are a problem, how do you resolve them to work well here, etc. I've not gone looking to port an app before, but seems an endian fix tutorial would be quite useful.

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Nice effort but why don't use http://utilitybase.com/


There's been times when it was infected with something malicious. For quite a while Google strongly recommended not to follow the link to utilitybase. It took a number of weeks after I noticed that until it was fixed. There was quite recently a report on amigans.net that utilitybase was again infected with something.

What's an outsider developer going to think of that being his only resource?

Not that any other website would be completely immune to such a thing, but it put me off to utilitybase for quite a while.

Also, a lot of things there are kindof old and obsolete. Not always easy to tell that as articles and tutorials lack date of posting.

I do think there's great info and discussion there, and people should consider it as one resource. I do think we need a good bit more than that, and in a more organized fashion than discussion forums and who knows how old (and thus how relevant today) articles/tutorials etc.

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Keep up the printed book effort, that is what is sorely missed in Amigaland nowadays.
We had enough of confusing web articles and a godzillion pages of outdated amigaguide infos, your book is just what the doctor ordered


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