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Announcement   Announcement : Competition for programmers
   posted by tomazkid on 22-Apr-2011 23:36:42 (3891 reads)
RELEC society in partnership with website organizes a competition open to all programmers on the planet.

A development machine for MorphOS is to win: it's a EFIKA 5200B "DELUXE EDITION", a unique prototype proposed by RELEC. The list of elements is given later in this article.


Developers will send their proposal of project (which must operate at least on MorphOS and AmigaOS 4.x) by mail before May 31, 2011 at the following email address: papiosaur2 [at] hotmail.fr.
The list of all projects will be posted June 1 at the site meta-morphos.org
Voting will be by mail to the same address before 1 July.
The voting results will be posted on the website from 1 July.

The development machine will be presented at the Alchemy 2011 (France) and it will be up when the project is finalized.
In case of withdrawal or no results available after 2 months it will send the machine to the developer of the project ranked second, etc. ...
If the winner needs to develop this machine, it will be sent after 1 July.
The delivery of a diploma for "Best Project MorphOS 2011" will be officially presented at the Alchemy 2011 that will take place from 11 November to 13 November 2011 at Tain l'Hermitage (26 - France).

The development machine is composed of:

- A EFIKA 5200B motherboard,
- a housing epoxy polished,
- a Radeon graphic card,
- a PSU,
- MorphOS 2.7 or higher with its license,
- the latest pack Ultimate,
- MorphOS SDK pre-installed,
- carrying case.

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kas1e 
Re: Competition for programmers
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While its good idea, and have words about aos4, still a bit mos centric only: prize should be or Efika/mos or Sam/os4 (so winner have choice), or both :) Because aos4 coders will have no interest, as prize is efika with morphos (and as result, less coders in the competition).


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@kas1e
Agreed.


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@kas1e

I agree with you, AmigaOS 4.x programmers will surely not be that motivated.
Moreover one doesn' t feel to give ideas contribution to competitors.


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Well it's even worth the other way round.

Someone wanting to develop for MorphOS and hopeing to win MorphOS-capable HW would be forced to make sure his SW also works under OS4 ....

Bout a SAM as price, well sounds nice but such a system would have a retail several times higher than the Efika.

This is mostly due to the Efika being much weaker than any atleast-as-good-supported G4 Mac which can be snapped of eBay for down to 50Euro.
I somehow suspect that this lack of a real market for the Efika today is the real reason why it was choosen as a price. Allmost like putting an ISDN card or parallel-handscanner as price for a classic competiton.


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AmigaOS 4 requirement prohibits to use some advanced MorphOS features and technologies. The prize looks neat and I would have a good use for it, but well, with such a requirement I pass.


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The price is as interesting as a piece of toilet paper.


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That's a bit harsh. A least they are being pro-active.


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I personally am not that interested in MorphOS but this sounds like a good initiative nonetheless, well done. Oh, and I like that case!


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Every effort is better as no effort.

And I find the non-constructive comments as the one with the toiletpaper rather ... ####ty. Did you write the former Amiga-magazines a letter with such comments when they did a raffle or as such with a price you didn't like ? Absolutely despicable
behavior.

And what's with the "it should have been a SAM" .... fine, maybe you should sponsor one.


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Quote:

And what's with the "it should have been a SAM" .... fine, maybe you should sponsor one.


That can be called like someone not like the right critic.

It should have nothing, not sam, not anything. And no one "should" anything for anyone. But if someone already start some initiative (and does not matter in which area), and as in our case, want to cover both areas : and amigaos4 and morphos, then why not make it better ?

For what any amigaos4 developer, will boring about that , if the price : morphos machine ? And what you mean "fine, maybe you should sponsor one" ? We (and i am personally) already sponsor enough in different areas. And if something done a bit wrong, then its done a bit wrong.

If they want interest coders from os4/mos, then for sure the best way its make prize and for mos and for aos4 coders. Sure, money and so on, but life is hard and all the other usuall stuff.

I mean now its just unlogic. "amigaos4" words here, but everything related to morphos, and even more : morphos coders just forced to make their stuff works on os4 (strange in such compo-rulz, really).

And that "Every effort is better as no effort" is funny as well. Let's make crapo demos, crapo software, and everything crapo, just with words "but its better than nothing". And then after some more years (if not already) everyone will know : amiga and related stuff , its everything "better than nothing".

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To quote my post to Morphzone.org:

Hmm... it could make sense if OS3 (68k) contribution was allowed. Because 68k code runs on both systems but it also allows using most of new features in MorphOS (MUI4, CGX5, most of other new APIs etc). 68k development systems are also quite accessible (WinUAE) so you broaden potential developers taking part.


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It feels quite strange also for me and lately we discuss it a lot on our italian forum
If you start a competition accepting projects for both camps why reward the winner with a MorphOS only machine ? (and viceversa of course)

I don't see the logic here, if you can't reward with 2 different hardware (1 for MOS and 1 for OS4) it would be logic to reward with somethings else, maybe a multiplatform software like Hollywood, CubicIDE and so on ... aniway

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hello all,

if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask on my mail : papiosaur2 [at hotmail.fr

precision : OS3 (68k) contribution are allowed because 68k code runs on both systems

@ samo79 : i can provide Hollywood 4 with the price if necessary

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http://www.meta-morphos.org

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@Papiosaur

Ok then

Please don't take it personally or criticism it's just an opinion about a very good initiative


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darn shame i'm not at all familiar with developing for any of the amiga platforms, 'cause that set-up is sweet!!

initiatives like this are always welcome, regardless of which next-gen 'flavor' is targeted. thanks to RELEC and @papiosaur for their efforts. if only i had a case like that for my SAM.....

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@Antique

Quote:
The price is as interesting as a piece of toilet paper.

Which can be rather interesting at the correct moment...

But an old woman's worn-out night gown will beat it in attractiveness for sure anyway.

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