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312 posts | Last Activity on 20-09-2021 14:55 by amigamia
amigamia
amigamia 20-09-2021 14:55, 30 days ago
Re: SDL 2.0 for AROS
Hi deadwood, how is the progress going with GCC 6.5?
Responded in SDL 2.0 for AROS
AMIGASYSTEM
AMIGASYSTEM 20-09-2021 10:29, 30 days ago
Re: no sound and icaros freezing
Thank you Smile
amigamia
amigamia 19-09-2021 10:34, 1 month ago
Re: no sound and icaros freezing
Thanks AmigaSystem! I added it in the list of Web Links.
AMIGASYSTEM
AMIGASYSTEM 19-08-2021 04:17, 2 months ago
Re: no sound and icaros freezing
After the latest deadwood updates, with AROS Distributions the audio on VirualBox works fine!


@amigamia

If you are interested now for AROS One x86 and AROS One 68k I created a dedicated site:

AROS One Home Page


Greetings to all the forum
amigamia
amigamia 30-05-2021 08:43, 5 months ago
Re: About the distros
Great points there Cavemann. I will re-word the list of distros in the introduction, even though no one really comes here anymore.
Responded in About the distros
cavemann
cavemann 24-05-2021 14:08, 5 months ago
Re: About the distros
I disagree about the Broadway distro (mentioned on the home page). It's not really maintained, and that's the problem. It has very old system files, which is not helpful for newbies. I would not recommend Broadway to anyone, unless they update the system files.

AspireOS could use an update too. Deadwood has recently back ported newer system files. But AspireOS is not nearly as far behind as Broadway. And although AspireOS was originally for the Aspire notebook, it will also work with similar notebooks. So you might give it a try, before passing on it.

There is also a very nice distro called AROS One. With a version for x86 and a version for 68k. Both versions are very artistic and look great in my opinion.

Of course, there is only one distro that comes with tons of AROS-x86 software, and that's Icaros. Some people have a hard time getting Icaros to run properly, but there is a manual that should explain how to do things.

AROS Vision comes with lots of 68k apps. I don't use 68k much, so I shouldn't comment. But 68k users should definitely try it out.

Good Luck, which ever you may choose. Smile
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amigamia
amigamia 26-12-2020 10:45, 10 months ago
Re: SDL 2.0 for AROS
Indeed very good news. Thanks for your support deadwood.
Responded in SDL 2.0 for AROS
cavemann
cavemann 20-12-2020 21:14, 10 months ago
Re: SDL 2.0 for AROS
Very nice... expect more ports Smile
Responded in SDL 2.0 for AROS
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deadwood 20-12-2020 17:23, 10 months ago
Re: Refreshed ABIv0 AROS
Hi All,

As you may know, the current ABIv0 system is based on codebase from end of 2016. Overlast 4 years there have been a number of improvements made in AROS mainline which has never been made available to users.

I started working on updating the ABIv0 code base, but for this to succeed I will need your help with testing. Below you will find two ISOs: Testing and Reference. Download the Testing ISO and try it on your system. Look for any regressions (booting, native graphics, usb support, audio support, network support, etc). In case you find something that you think is broken, please download the Reference ISO and test there as well. If something works on Reference ISO but does not work on Testing ISO, please post in this thread with description of problem and your hardware.

Reference : https://axrt.org/...ot-iso.zip
Testing: https://axrt.org/...ot-iso.zip

Reference: N/A
Testing: https://axrt.org/...em.tar.bz2

Reference: N/A
Testing: https://axrt.org/...em.tar.bz2


Bugtracker: https://github.co...2FAROS%2F3

Note on schedules: If you look into the naming of .zip file you will see two components, for example 20170402-1

20170402 describes the master code base date on which the specific ABIv0 build is based on. I expect to upgrade the code base every 1-2 months
1 describes the revision of ABIv0 build on the same master code base. This mostly changes when bug fixes are introduced. I expect to have new revision every 1-2 weeks.

Code

AROS ABIv0 20170402 changes:

 Functionalities:
 Align naming of graphic drivers and make them visible in SysExplorer (Kalamatee)
 Query graphics driver for 3D subdriver (Kalamatee)
 C library improvements (Mazze, Kalamatee)
 Kernel ACPI support (Kalamatee)
 SysMon listing tasks better (Kalamatee)
 Kernel IO-APIC support (Kalamatee, Schulz)
 Kernel interrupt support (Kalamatee, Schulz)
 Kernel SMP support (Kalamatee, Schulz)
 Kernel shutdown/reboot support (Kalamatee)
 Kernel spinlock support (Kalamatee, Schulz)
 Public locking mechanism support (Kalamatee, Schulz)
 Kernel CPU cores control (Kalamatee, Schulz)
 processor.resource improvements (Kalamatee, Schulz)
 SMP-enabled Message Port handling (Kalamatee, Schulz)
 Protect access to Exec resources (Kalamatee)
 Better measurement of CPU usage (Schulz)
 SysMon listing CPU usage better (Kalamatee)
 Graph.mcc (Kalamatee)
 picture.datatype DTM_Write support (Mazze)
 vusbhci.device (DizzyOfCRN)
 Kernel MSI interrupt support (Kalamatee)
 List.mui improvements (Kalamatee)
 ACPI button driver (Kalamatee)
 PCI driver IRQ routing table (Kalamatee, Schulz, Neil)

 64-bit support:
 misc fixes (Kalamatee, Schulz)
 ahi.device, ac97.audio, hdudio.audio 64-bit support (Kalamatee)
 pciusb.device 64-bit support (Kalamatee)
 ata.device 64-bit support (Schulz)

 Updates:
 Flexcat 2.18 (Mazze)
 libz 1.2.11 (Mazze)
 libjpeg 9b (Mazze)
 libpng 1.6.28 (Mazze)
 AROS build system (Kalamatee)
 Icons (Paolone)
 GCC-6.3.0 (patch file) (Kalamatee)
 
 Fixes:
 Corrected datatype descriptors (Neil, Mazze)
 VGA driver (Kalamatee, Neil)
 Documentation (Neil, Kalamatee)
 X11 driver (deadwood)
 MUI (o1i, Kalamatee)
 Shell commands (Neil, Kalamatee, Mazze, Schulz)
 dos.library (Kalamatee)
 CGrinecoration (Kalamatee)
 Kernel (Kalamatee)
 Catalogs (polluks, mmartinka, Kalamatee)
 Mesa (Kalamatee, Neil)
 emul-handler (Neil)
 console.device (Schulz)
 Intuition (Schulz, Neil)
 Preferences (Neil, balaton)
 kms.library (Kalamatee)
 pciusb.device (Schulz)
 C library (deadwood)
 Kernel ACPI support (Neil)
 Kernel interrupt support (Neil)
 PCI driver (Neil)
 Kernel IO-APIC support (Neil)
 atheros5000.device (Neil)
 Kernel shutdown/reboot support (Neil)
 Windows-hosted booting (deadwood)

Responded in Refreshed ABIv0 AROS
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deadwood 20-12-2020 17:18, 10 months ago
Re: SDL 2.0 for AROS
Actually I'm planning to update GCC to 6.5.0 as part of ABIv0 refresh. Hopefully this will give enough C++ support.
Responded in SDL 2.0 for AROS
amigamia
amigamia 12-11-2020 14:37, 11 months ago
Re: can I execute old classic A500 programs?
[quote name=spictera post=2086]@spictera - hi
I just loved the old a500 hw with its sprites, smoth graphics, music..
it was so fast, and great workstation

can I play old classic pinball dreams/fantasy etc on aros distributions?

any idea or feedback how to do this

regards Tomas[/quote]

Hi Tomas,

Your options are various to enjoy A500 games again. If you have a Windows operating system, your best option is to use WinUAE but you need to supply your own kickstart ROM images. Alternatively you can also buy Amiga Forever 8, which makes it much easier to setup if you are a first timer.

If you are a linux/mac user then you can use FS-UAE which shares some of the code base from WinUAE but you still need to supply your own KickStart images (You can buy them from Cloanto on any android phones and transfer them on your PC).

This is just the tip of the iceberg. There is A LOT of information online but start with the tools I mentioned above and see how it goes.

You can also use Amiga Emulator within AROS and the best option there is to use Janus-UAE from ICAROS Desktop.

Let us know if you have any additional questions.
amigamia
amigamia 08-11-2020 21:04, 11 months ago
Re: no sound and icaros freezing
Hi Tomas,

Welcome to Aros World! While Icaros boots just fine in VirtualBox, the hardware support for it is not the best. I have tried it many times as well in VBox and experienced the same issues.

If you have a machine that supports it, I'd recommend VMware Player or VMware Workstation. Icaros has a better drivers support for VMware hardware virtualization.

Alternatively, you can use QEMU-KVM if VMware is not an option due to unsupported CPU. I am currently using it under Linux Mint with AQemu GUI and it is quite stable. Sound and Network work great, the only component I haven't managed to escape the VESA mode is the video drivers.

I'll post some pictures soon to show...
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spictera 08-11-2020 17:57, 11 months ago
Re: can I execute old classic A500 programs?
hi
I just loved the old a500 hw with its sprites, smoth graphics, music..
it was so fast, and great workstation

can I play old classic pinball dreams/fantasy etc on aros distributions?

any idea or feedback how to do this

regards Tomas
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spictera 08-11-2020 17:49, 11 months ago
Re: no sound and icaros freezing
hi
I have just installed latest stable version of Icaros as I am a big fan of Amiga.
I installed this on a virtualbox VM guest OS as unknown OS type, with 32GB disk, and 2GB memory.
I selected AC97 as soundcard
this to see how it Icaros works

first issue..
no sound

second issue
starting graphics playing video makes the aros icaros os to freeze, and does not respond to any activities

I really love this os, and want this to work

any hint of what can cause this issue?

regards Tomas
amigamia
amigamia 26-10-2020 14:13, 12 months ago
Re: AROS Installer broken?
Thank you magorium and cavemann. I will test it out.
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magorium 25-10-2020 15:44, 12 months ago
Re: AROS Installer broken?
[quote name=cavemann post=2082]
There is a replacement installer in the archive, but I haven't tried it. It might be better.[/quote]

ALB42 needed one for the Free Pascal installation script (see also https://blog.alb4...-install/) and that one seem to work as expected for me (note the link to github in that post). I did not test the installer extensively though.

I assume that ALB42 used the same installerLG as the one present in the archives (albeit perhaps a bit newer).
cavemann
cavemann 23-10-2020 17:17, 12 months ago
Re: AROS Installer broken?
It did not work the last time I tried it. So this may be a long term issue.

There is a replacement installer in the archive, but I haven't tried it. It might be better.
amigamia
amigamia 16-10-2020 11:35, 1 year ago
Re: AROS Installer broken?
Is the AROS installer broken? For some reason, every install script I have used to far does not work or defaults to the Demo installer screen.
amigamia
amigamia 29-08-2020 09:32, 1 year ago
Re: Syntax Highlighting in Annotate 3.0.1

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Not sure if you can call it better, but the only other editor that I know of that can support multiple programming languages is ALB42's EdiSyn ( https://blog.alb4...ms/edisyn/ ).


Of course!! I forgot about EdiSyn. I tried it a while back and I was very impressed. I think I am going to give it a spin again.

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There are of course the usual suspects such as vim,


I tried to download vim from aros-archives and another place that I found googling but every time I try to run or install it with the installer provided, it keeps prompting to insert volume with the name 'vim' to continue. I wouldn't mind vim but it should be this problematic to get it running.
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magorium 28-08-2020 12:59, 1 year ago
Re: Syntax Highlighting in Annotate 3.0.1
[quote name=amigamia post=2074]@amigamia - Thanks Magorium, I actually got them to work. There is an option in the under settings "Try Syntax highlighting" when selected it shows the colours.
[/quote]
Oh, yeah... I forgot about that option. Sorry about that Sad

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Syntax highlighting is not that great though.

It is possible to fully customise annotate's syntax highlighting, although it can be a bit spartanic to get it right.

imho there is one small step missing in their implementation that would make it much simpler to use for end-users, but last time I spoke the developer (ages ago), development was halted with the exception of fixing bugs (and even that seemed debatable) and I do believe (if I remember correctly) accepting improvements. I understand, as it was developed ages ago. It is open source so anyone could have a go.

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Are there any better alternative to Annotate for AROS?

Not sure if you can call it better, but the only other editor that I know of that can support multiple programming languages is ALB42's EdiSyn ( https://blog.alb4...ms/edisyn/ ).

Some of the code used there is mine... so be prepared Grin

There are of course the usual suspects such as vim, and there are for sure more editors for example for classic 68k (if lucky then open source, so could perhaps be (re-)compiled for AROS).
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cavemann9 months ago
Hello 2021 !!!
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amigamia9 months ago
Happy New Year everyone! Cool
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magorium9 months ago
Happy New Year
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amigamia11 months ago
Welcome spictera
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spictera11 months ago
hi I have installed Icaros latest stable version on a virtualbox hosted on windows I do want to install this on a physical workstation, but want to play around first to see how it works