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AmigaOS4 Status Update
As shown at the French Amiga show this week-end, here is the status update of the AmigaOS4 project.

  • Exec will be finished this week.
  • Ramlib is done.
  • DOS is done.
  • Intuition is 95% done. The new sys-i class still needs to be added. Work scheduled for completion end of the month. The prefs program is done at 80%.
  • Graphics is done.
  • Layers is done.
  • Utility is done.
  • Iffparse is done.
  • cia.ressource, audio.device and timer.device done at 99%.
  • keyboard.device done at 99% (a few lines of ASM code left)
  • input.device done.
  • keymap.library done.
  • lowlevel.library done.
  • utility.library done.
  • clip handler
    This is the very first release of the cliphandler, i.e. the CONCLIP: device, that provides clipboard support on the level of the dos stream I/O. It also provides a simple library for applications that cannot call the dos.library directly.
  • Queue handler done.
  • Shell, features added, bugs fixed.
  • CDFS is done.
  • FFS2 is done. Plugin feature added allowing (plugins can be added to some partitions for encryption, caching, mirroring....) i.e. you can write a plugin that allows you to encrypt automatically all files copied into a partition.
  • AmiDock is done. One of the so many features are the Dockies. These are plugins that allow the user to add active content into the dock like a running clock or a lens that displays the area under the mouse pointer, or ... whatever you want ! Who will write a demo in a Docky ? :-)
  • GhostScript is added. It allows to create/display PostScript or PDF. Also a port of xPDF will be added.
  • USB stack (with Subway/Highway/Thyclacine support)
  • Soundblaster Live drivers!
  • MUI
  • IBrowse 2.3
  • PPC native datatypes
  • Reaction (95% finished)
  • MediaToolbox
  • PartitionWizard
  • ft2.manager, diskfont.library. You'll now be able to open all sort of font formats...
Items still outstanding for OS 4:
  • SCSI driver
  • Remaining Intuition/Reaction work (5%)
  • Roadshow GUI completion
  • 2D driver completion (5% remaining)
  • 68K emulation integration
  • AmigaInput (nearly done)
Best regards,
Ben Hermans
Managing partner Hyperion Entertainment (ps)

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