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31.Jul.2001
Andreas R. Kleinert (E-Mail)


PerSuaSiVe SoftWorX: Comment about Amithlon development
Although I've only limited spare time available, I'm investigating the possibility of doing x86-native plugins for my software within the Amithlon-context.

Since diversification does not pay in the long term - especially given the limited time and the outdated current PPC platform for Amiga (200 MHz without l2-cache) those x86-developments may replace current PPC-support in my software completely. Support and testing for PPC, PPC/MorphOS and x86 would be too much.

Basically there's fewer people than ever ordering and registering software - this results in two considerations: first of all, it does not pay to buy a newer standalone PPC-machine, if it never will pay back. Secondly, if "no one else" is interested in this x86 stuff, it will be for my personal fun and needs, in case my 68k/PPC-Amiga once breaks apart. Amiga 68k/PPC-Software slowly goes hobbyist.

That were my 2 cents - I'd be all for an architectural elegant PPC architecture, but it did not happen in 6 years, and now it's too late in my personal opinion.

Nevertheless I've full sympathy for the MorphOS development and the other PPC-oriented approaches. But remember, I've been among the very first to support PPC on Amiga - but doing the same mistake again? No, not this time... (ps) (Translation: gf)

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