imica
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Running Aros (Amiga) on Raspberry Pi video

Thu May 31, 2012 6:10 pm

Hi All

Finally got my Raspberry Pi and within half hour had this up and running.

I will be doing more to explain what it is all about but for now hope you enjoy it, if interested please join my facebook group.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/imica/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nczBeJEwups

Thanks

Steve

labidus
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Re: Running Aros (Amiga) on Raspberry Pi video

Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:46 pm

good video

May i suggest something, I am not a linux expert but instead of starting Aros from xwindow, maybe it will be better from command line, i mean dont start xwindow at all, you still lose memory and maybe speed.

Also Debian is still not compiled with floating point acceleration for Pi, Debian with floating point support on Pi hardware will be available later, I bet when it will be done your Aros will get a massive boost.

I dont know Aros, but know Amiga since I got an Amiga 500/2000 few years ago :), Aros is a Amiga emulator? or its the real amiga source compiled in linux and to run from linux?

Anyway, nice project, I will install that if I receive my Pi one day!

imica
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Re: Running Aros (Amiga) on Raspberry Pi video

Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:53 am

@labidus

Sorry for the delay, there have been many changes and now we boot a session that is all Aros using OpenBox and it also has Tint2 running. I am processing a new video right now to demonstrate this.

I will be selling 4gb SD cards (class 10) with the full system installed for people to play and the profit will go to paying for work to be done on Aros those with the skills.

Aros in not an emulator, Aros is an open source rewrite of Amiga OS 3.1 that is compatible on the source code level, so you can recompile old Amiga C code and it should pretty much run as the library calls are mostly there. It also enhances on the OS3.1 with proper hardware abstraction and is aimed at future development of Amiga software.

Aros is available on Arm, PPC and x86, although the x86 version is very much a usable platform with lots of software available now and lots of emulators.


Steve

imica
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Re: Running Aros (Amiga) on Raspberry Pi video

Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:46 pm

New video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COUrcZat6oc

Here is my setup based originally on the Aros Broadway X from Pascal, it is to show how Aros is integrated into Linux to give the best of both worlds. My aim is to create a development platform for Arm powered Aros and give Aros access to high speed 3d and 1080p quality video on this amazing little $35 computer.

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