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Forum: Amiga scene Today, 07:52
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Posted By Thomas Richter
A working process isolation, a working, albeit...

A working process isolation, a working, albeit odd multi-user support, working memory protection, working resource tracking, working multi-CPU support, working internet stack, working browser...
Forum: Amiga scene Today, 07:14
Replies: 554
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Posted By Thomas Richter
I am sorry - but, no, not even close. I am not a...

I am sorry - but, no, not even close. I am not a windows user, I am a Linux user, but as far as the operating system is concerned, Windows has a lot more to offer and is by far ahead of the old Amiga...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 13:02
Replies: 554
Views: 54,162
Posted By Thomas Richter
That is not a "fix". That is a "ditch it, loose...

That is not a "fix". That is a "ditch it, loose compatibility, and restart from scratch".
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 08:29
Replies: 554
Views: 54,162
Posted By Thomas Richter
Won't work. The problem is not memory, but...

Won't work. The problem is not memory, but synchronization. The AmigaOs synchronization primitives are actually constructed "the wrong way round". While sane operating systems built on top of...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 03 June 2020, 18:31
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By Thomas Richter
Without context, one cannot say whether this is...

Without context, one cannot say whether this is correct or not. It depends on what the current directory is at the time of execution.



What the AmigaOs shell does is that it sets pr_HomeDir...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 19:47
Replies: 267
Views: 9,622
Posted By Thomas Richter
I'm not sure which applications these are, but if...

I'm not sure which applications these are, but if there are reaction based applications, this problem will be addressed. *After* clarifying the legal status and paying off its developer, from the...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 19:45
Replies: 267
Views: 9,622
Posted By Thomas Richter
Not from the inside, I afraid. Oh, wait: Haven't...

Not from the inside, I afraid. Oh, wait: Haven't the release notes for 3.1.4. been provided recently? Just read the "non-existing bugs" of 3.9.


Look, I am not complaining about them. Software...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 19:41
Replies: 267
Views: 9,622
Posted By Thomas Richter
I wouldn't know much of a difference between the...

I wouldn't know much of a difference between the 3.9 workbench and the 3.1.4 workbench as far as the function goes. Actually, the 3.1.4 workbench is from the same author (Olaf) and an extended...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 17:56
Replies: 267
Views: 9,622
Posted By Thomas Richter
Of the two of us, you are the lawyer. You should...

Of the two of us, you are the lawyer. You should know better than this.


But, in case you want an answer as why I care: I call this a matter of respect of software developers. The vampire core is...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 13:21
Replies: 267
Views: 9,622
Posted By Thomas Richter
Unfortunately, it does not matter what is...

Unfortunately, it does not matter what is "officially claimed to be the main system" as long as the "inofficial illegal copy" is made available to customers "as free service".



If the...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 09:36
Replies: 267
Views: 9,622
Posted By Thomas Richter
Apparently, some people accquired the hardware...

Apparently, some people accquired the hardware along with the software, and paid money for the product consisting of a bundle of hardware and software. That is "selling it".


However, no matter...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 01:03
Replies: 267
Views: 9,622
Posted By Thomas Richter
I afraid that is not the case. It does not matter...

I afraid that is not the case. It does not matter for which purpose you distribute software. If you don't have license, you don't have a license. As simple as that.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 01:01
Replies: 267
Views: 9,622
Posted By Thomas Richter
That still doesn't make it legal. It is *really*...

That still doesn't make it legal. It is *really* that simple. If you want to distribute software, you need to have a copyright for doing so.




I care. Isn't that enough?
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 00:41
Replies: 267
Views: 9,622
Posted By Thomas Richter
Equally illegal, copyrighted software. ...

Equally illegal, copyrighted software.



No, it's exactly the same story. Either it is released by its owner, or not. As far as 3.9 is concerned, it is not. Even worse, one can still buy 3.9....
Forum: Amiga scene 31 May 2020, 10:25
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By Thomas Richter
Look, I do not know which came first. Message...

Look, I do not know which came first. Message passing is not a language feature, it is an operating system design decision which would have certainly be possible with other virtual machines as well -...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 May 2020, 12:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By Thomas Richter
It was a stupid idea that went nowhere for a...

It was a stupid idea that went nowhere for a reason. I still have the manual in a box somewhere in the basement... This was nothing more than another "Java, me, too!" project that copied the idea of...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 May 2020, 12:28
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By Thomas Richter
The issue is not on "resetting the PCMCIA bus"....

The issue is not on "resetting the PCMCIA bus". Even if it would, I do not understand how "CardReset" would or could attempt doing so. This problem is not related to resetting PCMCIA devices. It is...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 May 2020, 17:50
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By Thomas Richter
This problem has been identified in the meantime....

This problem has been identified in the meantime. The problem is that the A1200 overlays the PCMCIA space at 0x0060000 and up, and if there is RAM at this area, the RAM is gone and replaced by the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 20 May 2020, 19:22
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By Thomas Richter
I would not have two separate makefiles, but...

I would not have two separate makefiles, but rather use vamos to build on Linux, and just use the Amiga binaries. This works surprisingly well now. 3.1.4 was built like this, and P96 is also build...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 May 2020, 13:04
Replies: 554
Views: 54,162
Posted By Thomas Richter
A 3.1 Kickstart for an A2000 works in an A2000,...

A 3.1 Kickstart for an A2000 works in an A2000, for obvious reasons. A "whatever 3.1 Kickstart" does not. So, no, "in general" it does not work. Kickstarts are machine dependent, and were at least up...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 May 2020, 12:19
Replies: 554
Views: 54,162
Posted By Thomas Richter
How hard is it to get this: NO! Once...

How hard is it to get this: NO!



Once again, for the sake of avoidance of any doubt: If you would burn a 3.1 A1200 kickstart, in a physical ROM that would fit into an A2000, it would not work...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 May 2020, 11:43
Replies: 554
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Posted By Thomas Richter
No, because its wrong. A A1200 3.1 Kickstart does...

No, because its wrong. A A1200 3.1 Kickstart does not run on an 68000. As stated. Some 3.1 Kickstarts do, but not all.
Forum: Amiga scene 18 May 2020, 10:54
Replies: 554
Views: 54,162
Posted By Thomas Richter
Again, this statement is wrong in this...

Again, this statement is wrong in this generality. A 3.1 A1200 Kickstart will not run on an 68000. It requires a 68020 (or 68EC020).
Forum: Amiga scene 17 May 2020, 22:29
Replies: 554
Views: 54,162
Posted By Thomas Richter
Nope. Some 3.1 components in 3.1 were 68020 only...

Nope. Some 3.1 components in 3.1 were 68020 only code for the A1200. If I recall correctly, the utility.library was such a corner case, and the scsi.device, too. Not consistently, though.
Forum: Amiga scene 16 May 2020, 23:57
Replies: 554
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Posted By Thomas Richter
As of 3.1.4, there is no relation between CPU...

As of 3.1.4, there is no relation between CPU model and chipset version anymore. An A2000 Kickstart would work with an AGA chipset, and a A1200 Kickstart would work with a 68000 CPU.
Forum: Amiga scene 16 May 2020, 23:56
Replies: 554
Views: 54,162
Posted By Thomas Richter
There are no forbidden characters. There are just...

There are no forbidden characters. There are just characters that work differently than you may believe they work. Hint:


list #?


does not list the file with the name #?. Other wild cards...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 May 2020, 13:28
Replies: 554
Views: 54,162
Posted By Thomas Richter
Surprise, surprise. You can already do that right...

Surprise, surprise. You can already do that right now. Actually, since Os 2.0. The libraries go into PROGDIR: and are found there.


The problem is *not* the operating system, but developers....
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 May 2020, 10:37
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Thomas Richter
Longer binaries without any benefit.

Longer binaries without any benefit.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2020, 19:10
Replies: 554
Views: 54,162
Posted By Thomas Richter
IMHO, optimizing for a particular CPU model only...

IMHO, optimizing for a particular CPU model only makes sense for heavy-duty algorithms, and then you would want to rewrite this in assembly anyhow. Then you also risk that users install the wrong...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2020, 15:53
Replies: 554
Views: 54,162
Posted By Thomas Richter
Isn't that contradiction in terms? Data...

Isn't that contradiction in terms? Data structures that are documented in the NDK are by definition not private. The problem is the construction of the Os which made many structures public to begin...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2020, 12:59
Replies: 554
Views: 54,162
Posted By Thomas Richter
The exec memory allocation is prone to...

The exec memory allocation is prone to fragmentation, true. However, there are applications that depend on is specific implementation, that walk the exec memory list itself as its structures are...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 May 2020, 15:42
Replies: 188
Views: 11,950
Posted By Thomas Richter
You have a strange definition what "more" means....

You have a strange definition what "more" means. As far as the software basis is concerned, the 68K delivers "more" in terms of Amiga software. As far as productive software is concerned, up to date...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 May 2020, 14:38
Replies: 188
Views: 11,950
Posted By Thomas Richter
Because it's the choice of the people to install...

Because it's the choice of the people to install patches, not mine. If they want to install unreliable patches, they will continue to do so, no matter what anyone says, or no matter what the Os...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 May 2020, 13:50
Replies: 188
Views: 11,950
Posted By Thomas Richter
Argument? For what? 3.1.4 is not an argument for...

Argument? For what? 3.1.4 is not an argument for anything. I do not state that this a prime example of ongoing development. It is a bugfix that went slightly overboard.




No, I did not. I do...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 May 2020, 11:53
Replies: 188
Views: 11,950
Posted By Thomas Richter
On 3.1.4: It was never supposed to be...

On 3.1.4:



It was never supposed to be anything different. The point was not to come up with a new Os. The point was only to fix bugs. No more, no less.



For my daily computing anything...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 May 2020, 09:34
Replies: 188
Views: 11,950
Posted By Thomas Richter
Software? Which software? Os 4 does not have a...

Software? Which software? Os 4 does not have a large software basis.



I do not understand. How do you like to use your computer? Look at the workbench twice a day? I am sorry, but without a...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 May 2020, 08:44
Replies: 188
Views: 11,950
Posted By Thomas Richter
No, it is a "missed market" understanding. The...

No, it is a "missed market" understanding. The way how Os 4 is run is IMHO under the assumption of a home-computer market we had in the 1980: Provide the hardware, an Os, some documentation and users...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2020, 21:32
Replies: 188
Views: 11,950
Posted By Thomas Richter
Well, as said in other places: Updating such an...

Well, as said in other places: Updating such an old operating system requires to make compromizes as assumptions made back then are no longer valid today.

For example, you do not get floppies...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2020, 16:47
Replies: 188
Views: 11,950
Posted By Thomas Richter
I do not know, so I cannot really judge. Sorry. ...

I do not know, so I cannot really judge. Sorry.





Certainly, but beware that this is from what I know, and I may not be up to date.
Forum: support.Apps 06 May 2020, 15:19
Replies: 79
Views: 10,383
Posted By Thomas Richter
Before or after the corruption? Once the damage...

Before or after the corruption? Once the damage is done, adjusting the mask helps nothing. Set the mask, re-install, then try again - in this order.
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