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Old 01 October 2018, 19:07   #54
Olaf Barthel
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Originally Posted by kolla View Post
Where is the CD32 version? What is different with the various bundles, just kickstarts? Are there volume discounts, or "site license" type licenses?
Sorry, no CD32 version

The (for lack of a better word) "desktop" version is based upon code which we could build from source code, which we could review and which we could test on real hardware available to us (including the hardware which the testers had available).

We were unable to build the CD32 code from the original source code (to the best of my knowledge this has never been done since 1994) and we lacked test hardware, in particular the varied CD32 add-ons.

While this sounds like the most handwringingly embarrassing excuse ever, we were concerned we'd make a mess of a CD32 ROM update in the context of this project and would have to suffer the consequences. Sorry, this was a trade-off between covering all Amiga hardware which can run AmigaOS 3.x and not cutting corners during code review and testing.

In any case, the build process would have to be retooled because of the larger ROM (Commodore did it, and so could we). If there's going to be a follow-up project to AmigaOS 3.1.4 we would need more hardware testers to help us with the CD32, some reliable documentation on the CD32 hardware, and feedback on what needs attention.
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