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27.Oct.2014
amigafuture.de (Webseite)


Breakout clone: VoxelNoid for AROS-x86
At the beginning of the month, the Breakout clone Voxelnoid was released and now is also available for AROS-x86. A 3D-graphic board is required. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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27.Oct.2014



MorphOS: SimpleMail-MOS 1.01, a fork of SimpleMail (update)
"neoman" has compiled the mailer SimpleMail for MorphOS. He considers his programm as "fork" of the official SimpleMail-project, which will be separately developed. The first release uses OpenSSL instead of AmiSSL and thus supports all modern SSL/TSL protocol versions. Besides, a bug in the IMAP folder index implementation was fixed, "so huge IMAP accounts can be fetched now".

The author will add all updates of the original SimpleMail to his project and implement additional, specific MorphOS improvements.

Update: (27.10.14, 21:00, cg)

Meanwhile version 1.01 was released. "Self-signed certs can be validated permanently now" and "common root CAs are supported (Google Mail etc.)". (cg) (Translation: dr)

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27.Oct.2014



Brian Bagnall hopes to publish "Commodore - The Amiga Years" in 2015
A year ago, Brian Bagnall stopped the second part of the new edition of his Commodore biographie . In a statement at Twitter, the author held out hope that "Commodore - The Amiga Years" will be published after all and said: "I believe 2015 will be the year for the Amiga book". (cg) (Translation: dr)

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26.Oct.2014



MorphOS: TeX Live 2012 available again
Last year, Oliver Urbann has ported the TeX-distribution TeX Live 2012 to MorphOS (amiga-news.de reported) but due to its size the archive was only available as Torrent. Now a user has made available the archive under the title link. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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26.Oct.2014



Hyperion: AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Available Before the End of 2014
Press release: Brussels, October 27, 2014 - Hyperion Entertainment is pleased to announce the imminent availability of "AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition" for all supported platforms.

AmigaOS 4.1 was released in September of 2008 and has seen no less than 6 free major updates and at least 88 smaller updates released through AmiUpdate.

New functionality in AmigaOS 4.1 Final Update includes but is not limited to:
  • Extended memory functionality (beneficial for all supported platforms even those platforms which cannot be equipped with more than 2GB)
  • Most powerful console for AmigaOS
  • New Intuition features
  • New Workbench features
  • Much improved DOS
  • New unified graphics library with RTG support which allows for (current and future) very substantial general and platform specific performance optimizations e.g. through the use of on-chip DMA engines (present on recently released hardware going back to the Sam440)
  • Updated Python port
  • Installation graphics, new icons and back-drops by Martin Merz
  • Countless minor updates, new other functionality and bug-fixes
AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition requires NO previous version of AmigaOS 4.x and is a stand-alone product, quite possibly the most affordable version of AmigaOS ever to be released.

This frees current users of AmigaOS 4.1 to install the original version of AmigaOS 4.1 and subsequently download or apply 6 updates and countless minor updates.

Users are nevertheless recommended to register their copy of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition on the Hyperion Entertainment website as this will be required for downloading possible future updates and bug fixes.

An updated SDK for developers which exposes all new OS functionality to developers, is being worked on.

Hyperion Entertainment wishes to thank all those developers and contributors who have furthered AmigaOS development over the years and especially those that have worked tirelessly on delivering "AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition" to customers before the end of 2014.

Our thanks go out to all of our supporters and loyal customers who can rest assured that work on AmigaOS 4.2 is ongoing apace albeit somewhat behind schedule due to the fact that substantial time had to be allocated for supporting new upcoming exciting hardware platforms. We appreciate your support!

AmigaOS Final Edition has gone gold and is in production at this time.

Suggested retail price is 29,95 EUR (SRP includes German VAT, may vary depending on your location). (snx)

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26.Oct.2014



Aminet-Uploads until 25.10.2014
The following archives have been added to Aminet until October 25th, 2014:
SQLMan.lha               biz/dbase  7.6M  MOS SQLite database manager
BackUp.lha               disk/bakup 67K   68k A directory mirroring backup ...
prism2v2.lha             driver/net 309K  OS4 Driver for 11Mbps wireless ne...
Wazp3D.lha               driver/vid 1.3M  68k CPU only Warp3D implementation 
Soko4MUI_AROS.lha        game/think 10M   x86 Soko4MUI, Thinking game with ...
Soko4MUI_MorphOS.lha     game/think 9.7M  MOS Soko4MUI, Thinking game with ...
Soko4MUI_OS3.lha         game/think 9.6M  68k Soko4MUI, Thinking game with ...
Soko4MUI_OS4.lha         game/think 10M   OS4 Soko4MUI, Thinking game with ...
tileworld.i386-aros.zip  game/think 1.1M  x86 A clone of Chip's Challenge
amath.lha                misc/math  1.0M  68k Simple command line calculator
digibooster3.library.lha mus/play   140K  68k DigiBooster 3 replayer as sha...
Cuba_on_carpet.jpg       pix/back   433K      Cuba island represented by a ...
Mega_graffiti.jpg        pix/back   425K      Old building covered with gra...
SSW_Laval2014.lha        pix/back   4.6M      Photos of the S Scale Worksho...
GuideMaker.lha           text/hyper 1.9M  OS4 AmigaGuide file maintenance u...
SoundBookCreator_0.2.lha text/misc  67K   MOS Creates Soundbooks in EPUB Fo...
Epub-Reader_0.9.lha      text/show  3.8M  MOS Reader for the free+open e-bo...
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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26.Oct.2014



OS4Depot-Uploads until 25.10.2014
The following archives have been added to OS4Depot until October 25th, 2014:
atunes.lha               aud/mis 3Mb   4.1 manage & play your music/rad...
bghalloween.lha          gam/boa 7Mb   4.0 Bed Games I Special Halloween 2014
soko4mui.lha             gam/puz 10Mb  4.0 Thinking game with MUI Interface
digibooster3.library.lha lib/aud 260kb 4.1 DigiBooster3 module replayer as ...
sqlman.lha               off/dat 8Mb   4.0 SQLite database manager
bougesouris.lha          uti/mis 101kb 4.0 CLI program to move cursor/click...
amiupdate_dan.lha        uti/wor 20kb  4.0 Danish catalog files for AmiUpdate
fasthide.lha             uti/wor 495kb 4.1 Fast Hide/Unhide Workbench windows
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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26.Oct.2014



AROS-Archives-Uploads until 25.10.2014
The following archives have been added to AROS-Archives until October 25th, 2014:
soko4mui.i386-aros.lha       gam/puz 10Mb  Thinking game with MUI Interface
tileworld.i386-aros.zip      gam/puz 1Mb   Tileworld is a clone of Chip's C...
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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26.Oct.2014



MorphOS-Files-Uploads until 25.10.2014
The following archives have been added to MorphOS-Files until October 25th, 2014:
LibMaker                 0.11    dev/C      144 MUI based, parametrized sou...
digibooster3.library     1.0     dev/lib    177 The official DigiBooster3 r...
Sound Book Creator       0.1     mul/pro     64 Creates audiobooks in EPub ...
DAPlayer                 1.12    mus/pla    343 A MUI based audio player ha...
EPub Reader              0.9     off/tex    291 Reader of e-books in EPub f...
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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26.Oct.2014



WHDLoad: New packages until 25.10.2014
Using WHDLoad, you can install games, scene demos and intros from cracking groups on your harddisk that were not compatible with anything but floppy disks. The following installers have been added until October 25th, 2014: (snx) (Translation: dr)

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26.Oct.2014



Event: News from AmiWest 2014 (2nd update)
Up to and including today, in Sacramento this year's AmiWest is taking place. We have summarized the news which has been available so far.

Additional to the official announcement of the Sam460cr by ACube Systems (Foto, amiga-news.de reported) and the takeover of Amigaworld.net by A-EON Technology, now it has been officially announced, that at the end of the year AmigaOS 4.1 "Final Edition" (update 8) are supposed to be released (amiga-news.de reported). So far we have not binding statements if the Final Edition, which among others summarizes the previous online updates, requires an existing licence or if it is a full version, despite the fact that the price is only 29 Euro. According to third parties, a serial number of a previously purchased version of AmigaOS 4.1 seems to be required.

Due to the fact that the Final Edition will be delivered on DVD, it is much likely that the announced version 4.2 of the operating system is even further away from a soon release: According to Hyperion's Steven Solie, it is recommended to purchase the Final Edition instead of waiting for version 4.2, because "it is not that close". For AmigaOS 4.2 again Gallium-3D-graphic as well as the support of several processor cores have been announced.

On-site the Cyrus+-boards for the AmigaOne X5000 have been presented which still are in beta test. A photograph shows its new Early-Startup menu with the common appearance of the Amiga. While Linux completely supports the computer - the game SuperTuxKart was demonstrated -, the current level of development of the version of AmigaOS according to Trevor Dickinson reminds to the early versions for the AmigaOne XE.

Currently the first expansion card for the Xorro slot of the AmigaOne X1000 and X5000 as another hardware is in development. The "Sentinel X-Logger" is supposed to record Debug output of the serial interface on a built-in SD-card.

Regarding software, it was announced, that A-EON Technology has bought the rights for the further development of the 3D-driver system Warp3D. Besides, a native GDB-debugger for AmigaOS 4 as well as an update of the Radeon driver were announced. The driver will support hardware-accelerated video output in 1080p as well as the latest graphic boards.

Additionally, the Radeon driver will be part of the new software package called Radiance Multimedia Suite. Radiance also includes Workbench Candi for hardware-supported animation of the Workbench background with the compositing-Engine, version 7.3 of Personal Paint (the update includes e.g. new brushes), Sketchblock Lite with the Fraktal-Generator, MPlayer and DvPlayer as well as videos, background pictures and pictogramms.

Further information was available about LibreOffice ( its AmigaOS-4-port currently is debugged) and the Soundtracker Octamed (a licence for a port to AmigaOS 4 was purchased).

Photographs of the event from Friday and Saturday you can find in the "Epsilon's AmigaOne X1000 Blog".

Update: (16:27, 26.10.14, snx)
On our demand, Ben Hermans (Director Legal, Hyperion Entertainment) made it clear, that actually the "Final Edition" does not require a previously purchased version of AmigaOS 4. A press release is being prepared.

2nd update: (16:57, 29.10.14, snx)
Additional photos have been published by Mike Brantley. Furthermore the leader of the AmigaOS 4 development team, Steven Solie, has stated that also owners of an AmigaOne X1000 will have to pay for the Final Edition of AmigaOS 4.1. Originally, at purchase of the computer customers were promised that AmigaOS 4.2 would be included. Besides this, mentioning of PageStream seems to have been by error of the reporter, since Steven Solie is not aware of it. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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25.Oct.2014



PPC-Hardware: Sam460cr ("cost reduced")
Acube has announced, that it was decided to offer a version of the Sam460, which does not include built-in graphic, sound and SATA chips. Many customers would have used more powerful hardware using PCI(e) plug-in cards. Additionally the PPC-motherboard can be offered cost reduced.

In the ACube-shop the new version still is not available but the external supplier comsytec.eu offers both versions for the following prices:
  • SAM460CR 1.10GHz: 622,80 Euro
  • SAM460EX 1.15GHz: 719 Euro
According to information of an Amiga user, the price does not include a OS4-licence and the motherboards also are not on hand in the shop. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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25.Oct.2014



A-EON now owner of amigaworld.net
In June, the hardware supplier A-EON ("AmigaOne X1000") took over the longest-serving Amiga portal amiga.org. Now we have received information, that during his "Amiwest"-presentation Trevor Dickinson has officially confirmed that A-EON also has taken over amigaworld.net. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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25.Oct.2014
Amiga.org (Webseite)


Video: Petro Tyschtschenko and Michael Battilana at the Saku 2014
Under the title link a video of the Saku 2014 has been released which took place on September 20th in Tampere, Finland. It shows Janne Sirén interviewing both the honoured guests Petro Tyschtschenko and Michael Battilana. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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25.Oct.2014
MorphZone (Webseite)


digibooster3.library 1.0
After the static library for DigiBooster-3-files (amiga-news.de reported), Grzegorz 'Krashan' Kraszewski now has released a shared library. Programms playing such files gets smaller and does not have to be compiled again if the library was improved.

Download for AmigaOS 4 (260 KB)
Download site for MorphOS
Download for AmigaOS 3.x (140 KB, requires a 68020-processor) (snx) (Translation: dr)

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25.Oct.2014
Amigaworld.net (Webseite)


Database: SQLMan 0.1
Lázár Zoltán has released an alpha version of SQLMan (screenshot). The Hollywood-programm based on SQLite can create, open and edit databases. Spreadsheet files of the Open-XML-format can be converted. The programm is available for all Amiga systems (under AROS only for x86).

Download: SQLMan.lha (8 MB) (snx) (Translation: dr)

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