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Old 14 January 2010, 02:12   #13
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Originally Posted by Konstantine View Post
Does anyone know if the amigaOne X1000 or any previous amigaOS has any C compilers?
The development kit for AmigaOS 4.x comes with a fresh port of GCC (not like the old 68k versions) and I think VBCC. Clang will probably be on the way since the XCore toolchain is based on the Low-Level Virtual Machine (LLVM).

Keep in mind that PowerPC-based Amigas are not like the old classics you discussed earlier with regard to the A1200 and A500. They have more PC-like hardware selections with little support for custom chips outside of AmigaOS 4.0 for classics. AmigaOS 4.0 for classics still doesn't run many of the old games because of the partial memory-protection that was introduced with the 4.x series. As such, a base-level SAM440 series PPC model will sell for less than an '060 accelerated A1200 due to the lack of compatibility by the former with old games.

Most of the games for AmigaOS 4.x were ported from the PC using SDL (Simple Directmedia Layer). If you have an Intel PC with any mainstream operating system you'll have most of the AmigaOS 4.x games available for the PC also due to the cross-platform nature of SDL. If you want to see what software is available for free on AmigaOS 4.x see
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