Overnight (30/11/2012) saw the release of AmigaOS4.1 Update 6 for the AmigaOne X1000 and other AmigaOS4.1 based hardware. Today I wanted to cover the installation process and changes in Update 6 focussing on AmiUpdate!
So what was done, the old event loop looked like this, the problem whit this code was that, the program did not wait for signals, it was busy looping due the clock that needed to be redrawn every 1secund, but I was not able to slow it down because that, will cause the events to be not read at correct time, there was a small delay of 0.1 sec in the loop.
Today I am looking at a new game called GEMZ for the X1000 under AmigaOS4. The game is written by Fabio Falcucci and Pascal Papara. It is also available on other platforms like AROS, MorphOS, Windows and Mac. It was written using the Hollywood development package.
This week there was the new release of AmiCygnix 1.2 Base and Tools packages on os4depot.net. In addition there was also the release of the Audacious Music player for the new version of AmiCygnix 1.2!
While trying to match 68k bsdsocket calls to x86 bsdsocket calls, I realized, how "old" our bsdsocket.library seems to be. Nearly every bsdsocket.library function is marked with texts like "THIS IS A DEPRECATED METHOD OF GETTING HOST NAMES" in modern man pages..
Nevertheless, there is progress :).
Coffee and a bounty. What could be better?
I thought I'd collect a small collection of tools that will run on Jamiga2 when milestone 1 is done (more info on what milestone 1 is will follow). These will consist of either currently available console applications, or existing Java open-source frameworks packaged by me (or someone else) using minimal coding.
I can't promise, if this feature will make it into v1.3, as it won't be stable so soon (and I won't release anything known to be broken), but have a look yourself: