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Announcement   Announcement : AEROS , or AROS meets Linux
   posted by phoenixkonsole on 31-Aug-2011 19:35:33 (5821 reads)
Actually i am working on a new distribution called AEROS mainly for AresOne and EfikaMX.

AEROS is what OS X is compared to Mac OS 9.... yeah sort of : )

AEROS is based on Linux (under the hood) and AROS hosted
It comes NOT with an Linux desktop environment like Gnome or KDE...
AROS/Broadway will be your desktop environment.

So if needed you can always launch a Linux app. You can also run a majority of Windows apps using Wine. You can use all existing AROS apps and you can run all existing AmigaOS 3.x apps.

In other words... if you don't look for the LInux side you won't realize that there is running Linux in the background.

Since AEROS doesn't come with a bloated desktop environment like Gnome or KDE it will be much faster than a ordinary Linux-distribution especially faster as Ubuntu : ).
Actually it will be the fastest "desktop" experience for any ARM based system.

The first public demo of the x86 and ARM version will be on the Amiganoid Event in Essen.
A closed beta phase will be started straight after the Event.

Please have a look at the new AROS bounty accepted by Krzysztof Śmiechowicz
OpenGL Wrapper Bounty

This will bring full 3D Support on every HW which has an 3D driver for Linux....
It's time for an revolution ; )

Teaser 1

Teaser 2

The last bugs are gone... so lx command works now without a glitch ; )

AresOne did it first : p

This is not the End of Broadway.... Broadway has reached internally 0.7 (last public release was 0.0.5).... i am waiting for EMULA (comes also for AmigaOS3/4 and MOS)... as soon this is done i will release also a new native Version later this year with big changes.
In the meantime you can enjoy IcAROS.

AEROS is also done for ARM because i hope for a sub 100 Ares2-platform : ) with AMC and Emula.

Oh ARM version is supported with Hardware by Genesi (big thanks from here)

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Re: AEROS , or AROS meets Linux
Posted on 1-Sep-2011 6:23:50
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Very interesting

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Re: AEROS , or AROS meets Linux
Posted on 1-Sep-2011 7:47:09
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AROS goes where no AmigaOS has gone before

Future Acube and MOS supporter, fi di good, nothing fi di unprofessionals. Learn it harder way!

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Re: AEROS , or AROS meets Linux
Posted on 1-Sep-2011 9:54:08
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What is Emula ??

ps.... Aeros sounds VERY interesting !!!!

But... Whats the catch ? Are there any disadvatages (sp?) ?

Should or could this be done with OS4 ? (OT I know.... maybe something for another thread))

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Re: AEROS , or AROS meets Linux
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Re: AEROS , or AROS meets Linux
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I really like this approach. I never went on something similar for Icaros, just because the most difficult thing with distributions is not creating them, but keeping them constantly updated. So I am afraid keeping two separate systems updated (the AROS and the Linux sides) woul have been overkill to me.

My best wishes for this project! I wonder if using the hosted version of AROS, where 1 AROS process == 1 Linux thread, would also mean making use of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th core of the CPU in a multiprocessor system.

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Re: AEROS , or AROS meets Linux
Posted on 1-Sep-2011 17:23:42
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EMULA is another multi-amiga-platform project from Fabio and me.

Fabio is working hard on it and it will make Amiga/Aros systems to retro gamers heaven : )

This video shows a first beta of EMULA and the latest AMC Version

Emula gives you a big library (kind of multiplatform AmigForever) of retro games from nearly all classic systems. Emula can download a emulator and you can download free roms.

A bit like itunes for emulation..
It runs on AmigaOS 3.x (yep classics), OS 4.x, AROS, MOS and more

yep it is hard to work on two things... Broadway will be finished (1.0) after this it stays and i will only update system files and included apps as soon big changes happen to AROS base.
Next release will be as soon EMULA is done. This allows me to go back to the roots (Broadway as slim distro) -> i will kick all included emus because EMULA will do the trick and downloads only emus and (legal) roms on demand. One exception is JanusUAE and DOSBOX : )

So my focus will stay sooner or later on AEROS.
Actually i wan't to make IcAROS + AEROS the new standard config for AresOne-systems. So people get the full doze IcAROS (native full packed AROS) and AEROS(from the AROS point of view it is still Broadway). So people can do all work without Windows : )

AROS Broadway - AEROS - Aminux - AmiCloud - indieGO! Appstore - AmiWallet - VAN lossless video codec - AMC Amiga media Center -KrypUnite - LibertyNet - MinX - amigaNX

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Re: AEROS , or AROS meets Linux
Posted on 3-Sep-2011 8:10:43
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Poster: vox Date: 1-Sep-2011 9:47:09
AROS goes where no AmigaOS has gone before

That's one of the advtantages of being open. And, after all, a nice side-effect of the fact that most AROS developers use Linux to code.

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Re: AEROS , or AROS meets Linux
Posted on 3-Sep-2011 19:58:14
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This sounds great. Can't wait to test this one out.

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Re: AEROS , or AROS meets Linux
Posted on 5-Sep-2011 7:23:43
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I have to say, I'm a fan of this approach you've outlined.

I like that on my Mac, it essentially now has access to the whole Linux world - I mean apache/mysql/php - and much much more, heck I compiled freetds on Friday to get access to SQL Server - it is all available, because the Mac is popular enough that people recompiled for the Mac, or even in some cases, it's apple that did it....but that unix underpinning to Mac OS X, means that it isn't so hard to recompile for Mac.

By starting with Linux as the underlying OS, you've given your OS a huge headstart in terms of tools...for those that need it.

And then by not using the LInux window manager, but making that the Amiga environment - well that's what makes it Amiga like - frankly that is why people perceive Mac OS X as being a mac, and not a Unix - is the graphical interface on top.
I think this does make your approach similar to Mac OS X.

Like you said, maybe not really, but ...who cares, it's cool. Yep, ashame its not ready already - I'd be tempted to go ahead and download it, and bring it into work.

Of course, I'd be doing my real work in Linux, but whatever...hehe

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