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Old 26 September 2006, 22:02   #1
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We NEED something like EmuTOS

In light of recent unfortunate events that we are all aware of but do need remind of, it has all been brought home to us the ridiculous premise that an aged and defunct operating system is still not allowed to be distributed.

Now... I noticed when I was researching the Atari ST emulator DCaSTaway (which has been ported to Windows also) that those who wish to emulate that have a freeware alternative to Atari TOS called EmuTOS.

Is it time we in the "real" Amiga community consider such a move to free us from the deluded clutches of Cloanto, Bill McEwen and his Grandma? More importantly, would it be feasible judging by the Amiga's somewhat more complex hw than the ST's???
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Old 26 September 2006, 22:47   #2
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There is an AROS bounty to reverse engineer Kickstart.

BTW, how "aged" does something have to be? OS3.9 is only 5 years old.

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Old 26 September 2006, 23:43   #3
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Didn't WinUAE already have some basic kickrom function emulation? Maybe something that can be improved further by volunteers.
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Old 13 October 2006, 00:27   #4
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TOS is a lot simpler than AmigaOS/Kickstart.

Don't forget that AmigaOS is a real multitasking OS that runs on custom hardware where TOS is basically...well... DR-GEM running on an 68000.

Oh god. I sense that whole schoolyard my-A500-kicks-your-STs-butt-argument coming on
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Old 13 October 2006, 09:06   #5
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Didn't WinUAE already have some basic kickrom function emulation? Maybe something that can be improved further by volunteers.
Very basic. Must not boot to CLI (custom bootblock). Bootblock can only call exec.library memory allocation functions and trackdisk.device calls via DoIO().
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Old 13 October 2006, 18:16   #6
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Our only hope here is the AROS bounty. Or a superhero appearing with the job done, or partially, if functional, done.
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Old 13 October 2006, 18:18   #7
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BTW, how "aged" does something have to be? OS3.9 is only 5 years old.
Nobody cares about 3.9

Os3.9 wasn't on an original Amiga. It's derivative post-Commodore era crap, sorry.
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Old 13 October 2006, 18:42   #8
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3.9 is only for classic Amiga
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Old 18 October 2006, 00:04   #9
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I think Ultron meant that Commodore had nothing to do with 3.9; 3.9 was developped in the post-Escom era.

The same goes for Workbench 3.1 (not Kickstart 3.1; that was available in the CBM CD32 and thus is clearly from the Commodore era).
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Old 25 June 2012, 01:05   #10
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Now you HAVE EmuTOS for Amiga.
But this is probably not what you expected
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Old 25 June 2012, 01:21   #11
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LOL Awesome!

and a 8 year thread necromancy! I love it!
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