Click Here
home features news forums classifieds faqs links search
5669 members 
Amiga Q&A /  Free for All /  Emulation /  Gaming / (Latest Posts)
Login

Nickname

Password

Lost Password?

Don't have an account yet?
Register now!

Support Amigaworld.net
Your support is needed and is appreciated as Amigaworld.net is primarily dependent upon the support of its users.
Donate

Menu
Main sections
» Home
» Features
» News
» Forums
» Classifieds
» Links
» Downloads
Extras
» OS4 Zone
» IRC Network
» AmigaWorld Radio
» Newsfeed
» Top Members
» Amiga Dealers
Information
» About Us
» FAQs
» Advertise
» Polls
» Terms of Service
» Search

IRC Channel
Server: irc.amigaworld.net
Ports: 1024,5555, 6665-6669
SSL port: 6697
Channel: #Amigaworld
Channel Policy and Guidelines

Who's Online
19 crawler(s) on-line.
 14 guest(s) on-line.
 0 member(s) on-line.



You are an anonymous user.
Register Now!
 Trekiej:  12 mins ago
 DiscreetFX:  18 mins ago
 Rob:  25 mins ago
 ggw:  30 mins ago
 A1200:  42 mins ago
 simplex:  45 mins ago
 rzookol:  48 mins ago
 Paul:  53 mins ago
 Seaquest:  1 hr 8 mins ago
 resle:  1 hr 9 mins ago

hardware OS4   hardware OS4 : "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
   posted by TrevorDick on 24-Feb-2012 4:26:14 (4652 reads)
Wellington, 23rd February 2012

Following the recent release of the RadeonHD graphics driver for AmigaOS 4.1 Update 5, which made it's official debut on the AmigaONE X1000 "First Contact" system, we are pleased to reveal that we have now concluded a further agreement with Hans de Ruiter for the continued development of his RadeonHD drivers for the AmigaOS.


In a statement De Ruiter commented, "I am currently working to get the driver fully ready for 3D, and to release quality. Thanks to the support of Trevor Dickinson (A-EON Technology), I will be able to devote more time to RadeonHD driver development over the next few months, and achieve this goal much sooner than would otherwise have been the case. The features being worked on include: Vertical blanking interrupt support for RadeonHD cards (no more wasting CPU cycles when double-buffering); Video RAM (VRAM) management for the RadeonHD_RM.resource (intelligent VRAM buffer paging)." De Ruiter added, "The last feature is essential for stable 3D operation. I look forward to delivering RadeonHD.chip version 1.x and, of course, to be able to run modern 3D applications using RadeonHD cards and AmigaOS." Dickinson said in reply, "I am really pleased to help fund Hans' RadeonHD driver work. This is excellent news for all AmigaONE X1000 owners, including myself and hopefully should benefit all AmigaOS 4 users in the future."

About Hans de Ruiter & HDRLab: Hans de Ruiter is an electrical & electronic engineer and leading AmigaOS developer and Amiga enthusiast. His website - HDRLab - details various projects, many of which are AmigaOS related. The biggest of these is the RadeonHD driver for AmigaOS, an ambitious project that aims to deliver modern graphics capabilities for the AmigaOS platform.

About AmigaOS: The AmigaOS dates back to 1985 with the introduction of the landmark Amiga 1000. Today, under the guidance and control of Hyperion Entertainment, AmigaOS has evolved into a modern operating system without losing that intrinsic "Amiga" look and feel.

About the AmigaONE X1000: The AmigaONE X1000 is not like other computers. It is a culmination of efforts by real Amiga enthusiasts and developers to create powerful, modern desktop hardware for the AmigaOS. It is the natural evolution of the Amiga's PowerPC lineage and is based on the PA-Semi Dual-core PA6T-1682M CPU and includes Xena, a "Software Defined Silicon" co-processor. Above all it runs the latest version of the AmigaOS.

HDR Labs - http://hdrlab.org.nz/projects/amiga-os-4-projects/radeonhd-driver/
A-EON Technology - http://www.a-eon.com/
AmigaOS - http://www.amigaos.net/

A-EON Technology
    

Related Links
· More about hardware OS4
· News by TrevorDick


Printer Friendly Page  Send this Story to a Friend

Goto page ( 1 | 2 )

PosterThread
Hondo 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 13:44:21
#1 ]
Super Member
Joined: 10-Apr-2003
Posts: 1345
From: Denmark

That's the spirit Trevor

Hans I hope your development goes fast and easy


_________________
On Planet Boing Trevor is God

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
amigakit 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 13:51:54
#2 ]
Amiga Kit
Joined: 28-Jun-2004
Posts: 2318
From: www.amigakit.com

Very good news.

Thank you Trevor and Hans.


_________________
Amiga Kit Amiga Store
Links: www.amigakit.com | New Products | X5000

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Jamie_S 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 14:01:38
#3 ]
Cult Member
Joined: 26-Oct-2003
Posts: 793
From: Purbeck, UK

This is great news! Thanks to Trevor and Hans!


_________________
A600 OS3.1 ACA620 | '030 A1200 OS3.5 | µA1-C 750GX OS4.1 | SAM460 OS4.1 | '040 A3000 OS2.1 | Christian Aid |

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Panthro 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 14:07:41
#4 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 31-May-2006
Posts: 386
From: Unknown

Great news!!


_________________

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
klx300r 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 14:23:41
#5 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 4-Mar-2008
Posts: 3474
From: Toronto, Canada

to Hans and Trevor


_________________
____________________________
c64-2sids, A1000, A1200T-060@50(finally working!),A4000-CSMKIII
! My Master Miggies- Amiga 1000 & AmigaOne X1000 !
mancave-ramblings
X1000 I BELIEVE

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Birbo 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 14:45:01
#6 ]
Cult Member
Joined: 5-Apr-2007
Posts: 540
From: Zurich, Switzerland

Nice!

Thanks a lot to all involved!


_________________
Sometimes we give people a lot of credit just because they’re writing nice sentences even if it isn’t adding up to much.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
SinanG 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 14:52:06
#7 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 24-Dec-2004
Posts: 314
From: Unknown

Great news...

Looking forward to new beta versions of RadeonHD driver :).


_________________
AmigaOS4 Beta-Tester
----------------------------------
Amiga X5000 2GB Radeon R7 265
Amiga A1222 2GB Radeon R7 265
Sam 460 2GB RadeonHD 6570

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
stevieu 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 15:01:47
#8 ]
Cult Member
Joined: 23-Apr-2003
Posts: 647
From: England, UK

Great news!

Steve


_________________
A1200T - OS4.0,OS3.9: 603e PPC 200mhz,060 50mhz, 256mb ram, FastATA MK-III, BVision, 160gb,20gb HDDs

A1200 - OS3.1: Blizzard IV 030, 64mb ram, 400mb HDD

OS4.x - Flying the AMIGA flag

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Spectre660 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 15:59:45
#9 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 5-Jun-2005
Posts: 3743
From: Unknown

Positive news.
The best way to advance AmigaOS, its third party applications and its hardware is by direct financial support .

Last edited by Spectre660 on 24-Feb-2012 at 05:49 PM.


_________________

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
vox 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 16:08:08
#10 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 12-Jun-2005
Posts: 3725
From: Belgrade, Serbia

Its good to know RadeonHD driver is advancing,
but hope it will be a real 3D soon


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

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
tommysammy 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 16:37:39
#11 ]
Cult Member
Joined: 20-Jan-2010
Posts: 651
From: Isselburg,Germany

Big Thanks from me


_________________
Amiga600/Vampire2/PrismaMegaMix

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Mechanic 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 17:19:23
#12 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 27-Jul-2003
Posts: 2007
From: Unknown

Thank you Trevor, and good work Hans.

I love it when people think different and it works out.

Added my drop to your bucket to help 'Keep this party going'.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
corto 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 18:49:13
#13 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 24-Apr-2004
Posts: 327
From: Grenoble (France)

That's great. Hans really deserves to be officialy supported. Thank you Trevor and Hans for this partnership.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
RodTerl 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 19:22:30
#14 ]
Cult Member
Joined: 6-Sep-2004
Posts: 589
From: Rossendale

I love the simplicity and the effectiveness of BB2, maybe an example could be shown of the limitations of the method, by teh simple procedure of adding more polygons until the screen update rate falls below the VBL rate?

Another hopefully occuting method, looking through the source code showed an awful lot of Quaternion roatation mathematics, which I would hope would have single command equivalents in thePA6T extension blocks, and even more so on teh various GPUs plugged into it.

As such, can it be possible, like mathsingbas, mathdoubbas, mathsingtrans, mathdoubtrans, and the FPU specific versions of these OS central program called libraries, could the mathquaternion.library be created, so that Arexx could ustelise it with calls, so that as the OS boots up on suitably equipped hardawre, it sets up a call list of hardware supported functions, with default fallback to software derived functions on hardware, driver faliure?

How much more efficient can a GPU be with massively parrallel multithreaded code resuse Amiga style, instead of wintel single thread on a single core enforcement?


_________________
The older and more respected a scientist is, the longer it takes to prove him wrong.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Seblam 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 19:25:04
#15 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 25-Aug-2007
Posts: 142
From: France

Really great news. This makes me wondering something, wouldn't be possible to create sort of bounty so that community can help Trevor for the financing. I think that collecting money to pay full time developer could be more efficient for AmigaOS software development. The problem with the actual bounty system is that this is hobby projects. This is not a critic but the problem of hobby project is that they directly depend of the free time of the people and it is making the progress generally slow. Again, it's not a critic, and it's still better than nothing but maybe we could imagine a system where we finance full time developpers like in Haiku community.
Already discussed there but what Trevor is doing for Hans could be supported by community as well.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
sicky 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 19:57:31
#16 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 11-Mar-2003
Posts: 2828
From: Essex, UK

Thank you so much Trevor and Hans, really looking forward to 3D support for my HD 4650 fitted in my SAM460


_________________
SAM 460 with 2GB or RAM, 1000GB HD, 4 port SATA, DVDRW drive and Radeon HD 4650 GFX card.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
sundown 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 19:59:58
#17 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 30-Aug-2003
Posts: 5112
From: Right here...

@Trevor

Best news of the year so far, thank you so much for supporting Hans.


_________________
Hate tends to make you look stupid...

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
pavlor 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 20:06:12
#18 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 10-Jul-2005
Posts: 8999
From: Unknown

Promising news!

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
samo79 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 22:09:07
#19 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 13-Feb-2003
Posts: 3382
From: Italy, Perugia

Hans is a great developers so Trevor thanks a lot for support him !


_________________
BACK FOR THE FUTURE

http://www.betatesting.it/backforthefuture

Sam440ep Flex 800 Mhz 1 GB Ram + AmigaOS 4.1 Update 6
AmigaOne XE G3 800 Mhz - 640 MB Ram - Radeon 9200 SE + AmigaOS 4.1 Update 6

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Moxee 
Re: "Boing Ball" re-visited - part 2
Posted on 24-Feb-2012 23:41:38
#20 ]
Team Member
Joined: 20-Aug-2003
Posts: 6291
From: County Yakima, WA State, USA

Great news from two great people!



________________
Moxee


_________________
Moxee
AmigaOne X1000
AmigaOne XE G4
I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  

Goto page ( 1 | 2 )

[ home ][ about us ][ privacy ] [ forums ][ classifieds ] [ links ][ news archive ] [ link to us ][ user account ]
Copyright (C) 2000 - 2019 Amigaworld.net.
Amigaworld.net was originally founded by David Doyle