After returning from my two week holiday this week with some much needed time to think about things, I have decided to take a break from this blog for a bit. I haven't decided if it is permanent yet.
As many Amiga users know, After OS 3.9 was released around 2000, we were treated with two updates to it, Boing Bag #1 and Boing Bag #2.
While the community and other developers continued updating individual packages, drivers, libraries, etc, you had to piecemeal these together on your own.
Well for the past several years now, there has been a group attempting to take the hard work out of that process for users. The results were the unofficial Boing Bag 3 and 4.
After a long break (and a long silence here), I returned to my WinUAE port. It still had no Picasso96 support, something which annoyed me a long time now. Problem was, that even everything looked ok (to me), as soon as the uaegfx monitor was added, it crashed. As both uaegfx and rtg.library are closed source, debugging it was a nice lesson, but lead to no results.
So I compared all uae generated 68k library and modeinfo structs with the fs-uae structs and (for me) everything looked ok.
This morning, Mr delivery man delivered not one item, but two items of Amiga goodies for me to unwrap and play around with.
The first item to pop through my letter box was the latest bi-monthly issue of Amiga Future which for those who do not know is now the only full-time published Amiga magazine published both in English and German. It is also the oldest Amiga magazine in publication and has been going now for close to 20 years.