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Old 09 April 2009, 18:56   #1
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Why no more work on OS 3.9?

Hi,

A bit of a noob question, but I see after OS 3.9 work was done on Boing Bags 1 and 2. But was there any more real work carried out on the OS after this?

I know that OS 3.9 was superceded by OS 4.0 and OS 4.1, but for me OS 3.9 is really the last revision of the OS that can be run on classic hardware in any significant quantity. You need a PPC card for OS 4.x and they're expensive as heck and rare as hens teeth.

I havent actually tried OS 3.9, some people claim it to be a resource hog, but surely if development was continued on 3.9, perhaps it could be made more efficient?
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It's a bit more RAM hungry than earlier versions, partly because the ROM update has to be loaded into RAM. I've always found the speed acceptable on a 25MHz 040 A1200 and a 28MHz 030 A1200 is just about ok.
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Hi. I also use OS3.9 on classic hardware. Check this link to an Unofficial Boing Bag 3.

http://www.monkeyhouse.eclipse.co.uk/amiga/boingbag/
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It's a bit more RAM hungry than earlier versions, partly because the ROM update has to be loaded into RAM. I've always found the speed acceptable on a 25MHz 040 A1200 and a 28MHz 030 A1200 is just about ok.

Yes it is. One thing that speeds up enormously 3.9, putting it at about 3.0 levels is going for SFS or PFS3 as your main filesystem.
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but surely if development was continued on 3.9, perhaps it could be made more efficient?
Yeah, where is my ham/sliced ham workbench/backdrops? And intuition c2p support?
That's what I really want...

I can get Ham icons, but that's it
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AFA_OS is also a nice upgrade: http://amidevcpp.amiga-world.de/afaupload.php
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Hi,

A bit of a noob question, but I see after OS 3.9 work was done on Boing Bags 1 and 2. But was there any more real work carried out on the OS after this?

I know that OS 3.9 was superceded by OS 4.0 and OS 4.1, but for me OS 3.9 is really the last revision of the OS that can be run on classic hardware in any significant quantity. You need a PPC card for OS 4.x and they're expensive as heck and rare as hens teeth.

I havent actually tried OS 3.9, some people claim it to be a resource hog, but surely if development was continued on 3.9, perhaps it could be made more efficient?
Because AmigaInc were running the show I guess

Anway, you are correct 3.9 is the best classic Amiga OS to run on classic HW. It's not as resource hungry as some people claim and will run quite happily on a standard 1200 as long as you've got some fast ram (6mb+) although you will need to do some fine tuning (eg disable the doc navbar).
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Check this link to an Unofficial Boing Bag 3.

http://www.monkeyhouse.eclipse.co.uk/amiga/boingbag/
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AFA_OS is also a nice upgrade: http://amidevcpp.amiga-world.de/afaupload.php
Also check these important updates:

http://amikit.amiga.sk/patches.htm

FAT95 is pretty much a required install as is CFD (the PCMCIA compact flash driver) if you have an A1200/A600.
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