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Old 09 June 2016, 00:15   #29
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Originally Posted by wawa View Post
thats only an assumption. we dont know, what happened there for fact. judging by the course aeon is taking with their initiatives and by comments of hyperion managing director, there is definitely a disagreement. so, what we are in front of, is another issue of tearing whats left of "amiga", "amigaos" or whatever apart and trying to drag what one can get hold of his own way. and the users are expected to follow in trails.
We certainly don't have the details on the A-EON deal to save Hyperion but A-EON ended with some new products shortly after. Hyperion will say they were never bankrupt and that the incident was a mistake (necessary to avoid the bankruptcy). There is strong evidence that A-EON bailed out Hyperion. The big question is what did A-EON get in return for the likely substantial loan. Tech companies usually don't have much in assets for collateral. Their buildings and even office equipment are commonly leased. The old software A-EON received from Hyperion, which A-EON now sales, is not worth much and even less when Hyperion goes bankrupt again. I would have required control of the company before loaning one cent but it is looking more like that didn't happen. I hope A-EON at least has some kind of agreement (contract) like a right of first refusal (ROFR). Significant minority ownership is mostly worthless without a large number of stock holders (I don't believe this is the case). Of course private businesses can keep this all private so we might not know until Hyperion is "declared" bankrupt.

Originally Posted by wawa View Post
if reaction is dead end, then why not simply take mui?
if class act has fallen behind os4 implementation, then what you currently are doing is not catching up with amiga implementation, but creating another incompatible set of classes, only dedicated application will take advantage of. and such applications dont exist, except perhaps, what you propose with your "enhancement package". definitely it wont make difference for existing applications.
It is not that Reaction has fallen behind MUI but rather that AmigaOS 3 users don't get the most up to date Reaction (AmigaOS 4 Reaction). MUI is in the same situation. There are at least 3 different versions of MUI with different versions numbers and features. The current Amiga version number system only works with one upgrade path. Otherwise, the programmer expects certain features with a certain version but gets different features. It is impossible to keep versions consistent between paths unless 100% feature compatibility is obtained on a version vs version basis between paths. It is much easier with just one upgrade path but only Amiga makes it impossible.
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