OlafSch2
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AROS - in development again

Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:36 am

A few years there was some efforts done to port AROS (API compatible to Amiga OS, open source, available on different platforms) native to RPi. That was stopped finally (one reason I think was USB support could not be done), now one developer again is working on it.

He posts his progress and it is a very interesting read:
https://www.patreon.com/michal_schulz

The general AROS forum is here:
https://ae.amigalife.org/

And more informations including AROS nightlies (bare test versions of AROS):
http://aros.sourceforge.net/

For X86 there are two end-user distributions available:

Icaros
http://vmwaros.blogspot.com/

Aspire OS
https://sites.google.com/site/arosaspireone/home

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Re: AROS - in development again

Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:48 pm

Looking forward to AROS getting far enough to at least have Mouse and KB support on the Raspberry Pi. At which time I will begin to use AROS as one of my primary RPi OS's, likely at least as much as RISC OS.

For the time being I am spending some time in the Linux ARMHF hosted version of AROS, as well as in front of my Amiga 1200, in anticipation of this release, and in preperation.
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Re: AROS - in development again

Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:09 pm

Also this brings back up the attempt of mine to get an Atari-TOS+MiNT compatible OS running on the RPI. Because back in the days of the Amiga versus the Atari ST/TT/Falcon wars, I had both and used both, each side having some advantages over the other. I still have both, though for the real HW use the Amiga 1200 and emulate the TOS system (using extended features of emulation in ARAnyM. The newer versions of FS-UAE are slow, UAE was faster on much slower HW long ago.

I definitely look forward to using AROS, and getting back to my system inspired by Atari-TOS+MiNT. To have these two OS's that are still kept up running on the RPi (with a side of RISC OS) would completely eliminate the thoughts of Linux and make it possible to stick with real OS's (while MiNT is a little Unix like it is still pretty good, with a traditional style TOS command shell like command.prg [no bash/sh/csh]).

Time to have some true fun across multiple good non-n*x OS's on the RPi.
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Re: AROS - in development again

Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:05 am

This is great news. The Raspberry PI is a very inexpensive computer and this would be great for Amiga users. A next generation Amiga for everyone.
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Re: AROS - in development again

Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:42 am

It actually looks like it is getting close. I am very happy at the prospect of running a clone of the best ever OS natively on a computer having the best kind of CPU ever (that is made where the CPU began life).

I had consigned Amiga OS to a second string OS do to the 68K CPU. AROS had been primarily x86 for a long time, which is worse than 68K. Now it looks like there will be AROS native on the RPi in the very near future.

I am glad to see the great progress that has been made with the USB, as well as the 680x0 emulation layer that is being added for ARM targets. We may be using the absolute best possible OS on the absolute best hardware in the very near future :) .
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Re: AROS - in development again

Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:35 am

Just discovered AROS :D
Retro computing is in and I was thinking about a 68000 OS which led to the AmigaOS.
Lucky there is a Open version.

Been messing about with OpenVG as the output of an OS, but I don't know much about OS's.
I know enough about Linux to know I will never know enough about Linux :oops:
This looks simple enough for a place to start learning and also using.

https://ae.amigalife.org/index.php?topic=176.15
Looks like USB and VC4 are current issues re porting AROS to Pi's.
Enough baremetal guys have solved these issues now?

Can I grab the exec microkernel and wrap an Ultibo GUI/IO around it?
Anyway Icarus Desktop looks like a fun way to get used to it.
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