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10.Dec.2000
Salva via email


WoA 2000 pictures by Salva
WoA 2000 pictures by Salva. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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10.Dec.2000
Alfred Sturm


New Aminet Uploads
DataM_II.lha         biz/dbase  1.0M+Spreadsheet using MUI (German docs only!
ET60DemoFrench.lha   biz/demo   2.4M+Multimedia language tutor - French ver.
TProspEd2.lha        biz/demo    81K+V2.0.0alpha Form Editor For TurboFat2 (I
P-Lister.lha         comm/bbs    82K+Pointlister V20001206
UnrealIRCd-bin.lha   comm/irc   765K+Advanced IRC Daemon Based On Dreamforge
2b_Haracz.lha        comm/misc  350K+Calculate fee for internet provider
amlog.lha            comm/misc   97K+V2.0 - HTTP/FTP/MAIL adress database
Tango.lha            comm/tcp   100K+Samba/smb-handler gui. beta-001201
simplehtml.lha       comm/www    32K+V0.13 of the simple HTML Offline Browser
streamer.lha         comm/www    24K+Internet radio - Shoutcast player
StripHunk.lha        dev/misc    25K+Tiny cli-command to strip hunks/relocs
xad_COP.lha          dev/src     11K+COP xadmaster client
adfblitzer.lha       disk/misc   23K+A program to write & read adf-files!
MountDos12.lha       disk/misc   21K+Read & list/mount MS-Dos partition-table
pmangband.lha        game/role  392K+Pern mangband 3.0.6
FlashMandel.lha      gfx/fract  3.9M+The best fractal rendering program for A
FormAldiHyd.lha      hard/drivr  21K+Tablet driver for Aldi/Tevion/Aiptek/...
imdbDiff001201.lha   misc/imdb  1.8M+Diffs for the Internet MovieDatabase
YACAS.lha            misc/math  551K+Mathematics Program, v1.0.43
Empire.mpg           mods/elbie 1.8M+Empire_Topsy-Turvy [Piano] by ElbiE^t13n
5th-remi.lha         mods/med   182K+Vetal's OCSS-ravemix on classic music
crashed_.lha         mods/med   255K+Multipart Vetal OCSS module
naftalin.lha         mods/med   376K+Cool MED module from ukrainian Dreamer
spirit_p.lha         mods/med    72K+MED module from ukrainian Dreamer
tranz.lha            mods/med   174K+MED module from ukrainian Dreamer
reboot.mpg           mods/mpg   606K+Reboot (anti Pc-windoz FRENCH mp3)
aBc_Marie.lha        mods/techn 459K+L'aBc de Marie by Chris, The Highlander
vdo_queu.lha         mods/techn 339K+The 48th voodoo release
psidren.lha          mus/misc    24K+Renames PSIDs tunes to their real name
TheMPegEncGUI.lha    mus/misc    82K+GUI 4 Ncode, MusicIn, Lame, BladeEnc, Pe
Amoralplay1.5.lha    mus/play   120K+-amorel- No fuss multiformat audio playe
PicDp5.lha           pix/art    108K+Nice picture made with Dpaint5
SoundsforWB.lha      pix/art    446K+Picture and Sound For Wb
DarkNowee.lha        pix/wb     130K+Dark WB Look by Nowee for Visualprefs
Epson_400.lha        text/print  34K+Epson Stylus 400/440/460 Driver for WB V
HP_Deskjet870C.lha   text/print  16K+Deskjet 8x0C/9x0C Driver for WB V40.11
SetDTool.lha         util/cli     7K+CLI-Program to change DefaultTool_Entrys
ilbmdt44.lha         util/dtype   8K+Improved ilbmdt (44.25)
CountryEdit.lha      util/misc   14K+Country definition editor (MUI)
GuiSplatch.lha       util/misc   30K+Split and join files with easy to use GU
MultiRen.lha         util/misc  175K+Powerful multi-file renaming tool (with 
Ver.lha              util/sys    13K+Bugfixed replacement for c:version
GuiSplatch.lha       util/wb     30K+Split and join files with easy to use GU
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10.Dec.2000
Petra Struck


Woa pictures
The first exhibiton day was gut visited and as could be read in the different announcements there were interesting presentations of hard- and software all over the place. As usual we'll supply you with comprehensive information about all details in our exhibition review.

You can get a first impression through our pictures. Besides the photos by Petra Struck under the title link Torsten Dudai has also captured his impressions. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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10.Dec.2000
Thomas Wenzel on ANF


New public beta of AmigaAmp
Just in time for the end of the WoA'2000 there's a new version of AmigaAmp. Originally Thomas Wenzel had planned to release the final version 2.8 these days. But there are two features he didn't want to psh back for later releases:

MAS-Player Support
The MAS-Player is an external MPEG-audio-decoder for the parallel port and can be used with EVERY Amiga. The support in AmigaAmp exists in the form of a new driver system developed by Paul Qureshi together with Dirk Conrad and Thomas Wenzel. With the combination AmigaAMP and MAS-Player it is possible to play MP3-files in full quality even on 68030 Amigas. Dirk himself offers a special highly optimised software which makes playback of MP3 even on a 68000. The MAS-Player is distributed by Eternity (Martin Wolf).

Shoutcast Streaming
Shoutcast is a protocol for live broadcastings of radio transmissions via the internet. >From the today released version on AmigaAMP doesn't need an external program for receiving such transmissions. The necessary protocol is directly integrated.

The two named features are still in development and don't run 100% stable. For a first impression it is enough though. The new version of AmigaAMP is downloadable from www.amigaamp.de.

Download: AmigaAMP28b9.lha (573K) (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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10.Dec.2000
Achim Stegemann on ANF


Digital Almanac III Xmas update
Because of illness the release of the Xmas update for DA3 may be delayed some days. Because of the same reason a preview of the new features was only possible just now.

Under the title link you can find a summary of the new features including screenshots. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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10.Dec.2000
Fun Time World


WOA: Eyetech - AmigaOne/AmigaDE-Roadmap
Together with the partners Escena (Martin Schueler) and Hyperion Software (further partners are Haage&Partner (68k-Emulation) and Michael Rock(PCI/AGP-Resource Libraries and other things)) the company Eyetech has presented their plans regarding their AmigaOne computer. Fun Time World has released diagrams of this presentation.

The AmigaOne 1200 from Eyetech is a PPC-PCI-system plus Amga hardware and 68k-emulation for use with Amiga Classic and AmigaDE software. The PPC system is based on the project Brainstormer by Escena.

Via the WestBridge of the system the A1200, IDE, 1 AGP- and 4 PCI-slots are connected. Via the NorthBridge the PPC-cpu, the SDRAM, USB and two more PCI-slots. The PPC can access the Amiga-system (custom chips, Chip RAM, Amiga I/O).

On starting the system the FlashROM is copied into the SDRAM, then the 68k-emulator respectively the AmigaDE is activated and the Amiga Classic' booted. The Amiga Classic software now runs on top of the 68k-emulation on the AmigaOne-board (PPC) and uses the Amiga specific hardware of the integrated A1200-board.

The emulation only emulates the command set of the 68k-cpu-line but no Amiga specific hardware like AGA which exists as real hardware. The emulation is memory intensive and therefore needs a fast memory access. For a step-by-step adaption of the software 'in-line'-PPC-code is supported.

The following planned schedule is given in the diagrams.

Amiga Classic
  • 12/2000: developer system
  • 01/2001: Classic OS-drivers
  • 01/2001: 680x0-emulator
  • 02/2001: system for betatesters
  • 1. quarter 2001: finished version of the AmigaOne A1200 for use as extended Amiga Classic (PPC, PCI/AGP-Slots)

AmigaDE
  • 07/2001: AmigaDE for end-users
  • 07/2001: AmigaDE graphics, drivers and so on
  • 08/2001: AmigaDE port for (every) AmigaOne possible
  • 1. quarter 2002: availability of ready-to-use applications especially for AmigaDE
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10.Dec.2000
Alfred Faust on ANF


Open source: Bars&Pipes Pro 2.0
Alfred Faust has released an email of Todor Fay, the former chief programmer of Blue Ribbon Soundworks Inc., on ANF that is dated 9. December 2000. In this email Todor Fay announces the release of the source code of Bars&Pipes Pro V2.0. Besides bugfixes this will make the continued development of the sequencer possible.

For now Fay is collecting together the source code. For this he needs help from one or more Amiga developers with an up and running Amiga developer environment.

«I think we can work towards a better solution:

I've gotten clearance to release the source code for Bars&Pipes to the Amiga community. This means several things:

1) Known bugs can be fixed.

2) Perhaps y'all can create special hooks for real time services (timer, midi in and out) in the Amiga code so it can connect more directly with the services in Windows. It's pretty amazing that timing works at all, given that it is running on an emulation of the audio interrupt (kudos to Brian King!). 'Course that would require changes to WinUAE to support this.

3) Port Bars&Pipes to Windows. If people want to collaborate on such a project, I will very gladly provide advice and assistance.

At this point, I'm collecting together the source code. I need to work with one or more developers who have Amiga dev environments up and running to help put this together. We need to make sure everything is there and compiles correctly.

Any volunteers?

Todor» (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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10.Dec.2000
André Siegel on ANF


BlueBlack Solution websites gets revamped
André Siegel wrote:
Our net presentation gets momentarily reworked, please have therefor some days patience until we can give you again access to our complete web offer.

You like the new design of our website? You recognised deficiencies? Show courage, write us an email and help us to improve our offers furthermore. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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10.Dec.2000
Richard de Rivaz on ANF


INET DIAL v3.833
The internet management system 'INET DIAL' now offers a German localisation and is in general prepared for translations. Everybody who wants to do a translation may apply to the developer.

Download: inet_dial.lha (528K) (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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10.Dec.2000



WOA: Pictures and reports
pictures

reports

IRC-conferences
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10.Dec.2000
Czech Amiga News


Obligement #24
The 24. issue of the french e-magazine 'Obligement' for Amigas is ready for downlaod. This issue contains among other things an interesting article about the AmigaOne, an interview with the graphical artist Eric W. Schwartz, reviews of Nightlong and MooVid 2 and much more.

Download: obligement24.lha (598K) (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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10.Dec.2000
James Russell on Open Amiga-ML


AmigaDE: James Russell manages Mozilla porting
James Russell is the leader of the Mozilla-engine-porting for AmigaDE. Mozilla is the open source browser project emerged from the Netscape browser.

To begin with Russell has contacted mozdev.org about the possibility of hosting the necessary infrastructure (webspace, CVS, mailing list) for the project. It would then become accessible under mozamiga.mozdev.org.

Everybody who wants to help in porting, give constructive ideas or feedback may post on the Open Amiga-Mailingliste or address directly to James Russell. He is to find on the IRC-channels #mozamiga at irc.mozilla.org and #developer at irc.whiterose.net.

He suggests to interested people to have a look at the NSPR-Video on http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/brownbag.htmlfor now, which informs in a comprehensive way about the NSPR module. This module presents the biggest hurdle for the Mozilla-port for AmigaDE. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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09.Dec.2000
Stéphane Campan via eMail


BoXer Board Status
On the Anti-Gravity page there is a press release dated November, 29th 2000 concerning the BoXer mainboard.

Current BoXeR prototype main-boards feature the emulated AGA chip-set on three single chips. The final revision will integrate the AGA into one single chip. The redesign has been completed and it is ready for build up. It is planned to make this board with one single AGA chip available for the AmigaActive magazine for testing purpose end of December.

The distributor network is growing. According to the latest survey there are currently more than 500 distributors of the BoXer.

Our employment survey also got great and worldwide response. Anit-Gravity is hoping to be able to contact everyone who replied to talk about possibilities to enable all of them to take part in developing this system. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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09.Dec.2000
Fun Time World


WOA: Fun Time World - information
Sebastian Brylka released first information about the fair.

Bill McEwen didn't attend the fair - his place was taken by an unprepared Fleecy Moss. Heretic II has been presented as a Voodoo version. The graphics board was plugged into a G-Rex PCI prototype in an A4000. The G-Rex board for A1200's has also been presented. This version is ready and in progress. It's said to be released early 2001.

More information are available in the Fun Time World announcement. Photos and more information have been announced. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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09.Dec.2000
ANN


Amiga in Berlin Scene Club
Under the title link at the upper left you can see an Amiga 1200 in a Scene Club in Berlin. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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09.Dec.2000
ANN


Open Source Campaign planning to create a Counsil
The 'Campaign to Open Source the AmigaOS' campaign created by Steve Crietzman is making efforts to release the AmigaOS sources as open source. In recent times it has been quiet around this campaign. This was due to the fact that Crietzman had taken a longer break, because work had gotten to much to handle. Now he regrets to have been absent for so long without any explanation.

The current plan involves the creation of a transition plan for the Open Amiga Foundation. Therefore they are looking for participants. Persons interested in this initiative might contact OpenAmiga@aol.com. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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09.Dec.2000
André Beer on ANF


GeoWorld V1.12 - New demo version of the geographical software
We of Beer Productions are happy to announce the release of a new demo version of our geographical software for the Amiga. This demo version is based on the current GeoWorld Version 1.12 and contains a foretaste of the extensive data and many features that make this software unique on the Amiga.

The demoversion can be downloaded on our homepage as well as on the Aminet (misc/edu). Currently GeoWorld can still be ordered for a special price at Amiga Arena. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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09.Dec.2000
ANN


WOA: IRC with Elbox
Under the title link you will find a log-file of ab IRC conference with Elbox. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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09.Dec.2000
Patrick Roberts in Open Amiga-ML


AmigaDE: Etick V0.86 Beta and Ewinease V0.63 Alpha
On December 9th, 2000 Patrick Roberts released beta version 0.86 of the ticker 'ETick' and alphav ersion 0.63 of the GUI-Kit 'Ewinease'

Etick is a graphical ticker with plug-in support that can display miscellaneous information like headlines of news services. The archive contains the files that are necessary to develop plug-ins. Currently the following sources are supported:
  • Amiga.org: Headlines
  • Amiga.com: First page headlines
  • Amigadev.net: Headlines of the news, Top 10 Downloads, the last 10 uploads
  • Time and date
  • Weather forecast (needs 'forecast.tgz')
  • Stats of the web-servers 'zAMilo'

The program further needs Clip and Artix_Nexttext by Richard Collier. These packages have to be installed before 'Etick'.

There is a small update for 'Ewinease'. This kit simplifies the programming of AVE-GUIs in C. This update is an alpha version. The product is not completed and may contain bugs. More detailed information are in TODO_HISTORY.doc.

Download:
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09.Dec.2000
Czech Amiga News


AmigaOS 4.0 PPC theoretically possible
In the IRC of the WOA 2000 Fleecy Moss of Amiga Inc. stated that AmigaOS 4.0 PPC is possible to be. Condition for this is that enough copies of AmigaOS V3.9 will be sold to show that there is a valuable market for this product. The required number of sold copies is 50,000. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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09.Dec.2000
Thomas Unger on ANF


KICKSTART ARCHIVES
The homepage of KICKSTART ARCHIVES CD-ROM has moved and can be reached under http://home.nexgo.de/kickstart/. This page contains among others a wide collection of texts about the history of the Amiga.

Release date of the CD-ROM is 12-31-2000. You can find all the necessary information at the homepage. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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09.Dec.2000
xandiy on ANF


Pictures from WOA 2000
At Amiga-Community.net there are first pictures of the WOA. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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09.Dec.2000
Bernd on ANF


Fireball Issue #3
Issue #3 of Fireball is ready for download under the title link. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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09.Dec.2000
Fun Time World


ASM-One V1.45 R454c
As announced on December 5th, 2000, version 1.45 revision 454c of the assembler 'ASM-One' has been released. In this version many bugs have been removed and some functions added. The RTG version (for gfx boards) only made it to a beta version since there has not been enough time to remove bigger bugs.

The normal version needs at least AmigaOS 2.x. The RTG version AmigaOS 3.x. Both require reqtools.library and asl.library.

In the first archive there is also the ASM-One Guide, which contains ASM-One source rescuer and the history

Download:
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09.Dec.2000
CyberGFX


Mediator, G-Rex and P96
Several news have been released on the CyberGFX pages in the last few days.

In the channel #amiga(irc.whiterose.net), a collaborator of Hyperion, voiced positively about the design of the Mediator board. To keep costs low the people from Elbox only use one logic chip which is used as many times as required. This way they have managed among otheres to create their PCI bus without having to use expensive Glue- chipsets from third party companies.

«On #amiga (irc.whiterose.net) one of the guys from Hyperion was chatting about the design of the Mediator: "They've shown some really clever ways to keep their costs down in design, certainly.... All of their hardware consists of ONE logic chip which they use repeatedly, as many as necessary.", "They design all their own components, so no need to buy expensive external glue logic.", "Their PCI bus, for instance, is entirely their own implementation, no glue chip-sets from a 3rd party manufacturer.", "For instance there was a bug in the FastATA 4000 hardware, and they had to send out replacement chips to fix it. FPGA could just be reprogrammed.", FastATA 4000 is "EIDE controller for Z3. The ONLY one." "Umm it implements the fast ATA modes. like PIO-4, etc. So I get better performance out of IDE drives.", "Again, like all their other products, their IDE implementation is their own, using the same chip they use on all their products. :-) Pretty cool." "Well it also does PIO-5 but Z3 has trouble with it."»

The vendors.txt has been updated on November, 25th 2000 updated. 18 new boards have been added respectively updated. There have been no particular changes related to the Mediator itself.

Pictures about the G-Rex with 5 PCI slots, and about CyberGraphX running on a VooDoo4 4500 have been released..

About Picasso96 concerning Elbox there has been a new article released from the P96-Mailinglist. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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09.Dec.2000
Czech Amiga News


PDF-Version of AmigaWorld #4
Beside the Online-Version there is now also the PDF version of the AmigaWorld #4 by Amiga Inc. with information about the new system available. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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09.Dec.2000
Czech Amiga News


RxMUI V3.95
Alfonso Ranieri released version 3.95 of RxMUI. This ARexx-Library makes it possible to create GUIs using MUI in ARexx.

Download: rxmui.lha (362K) (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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09.Dec.2000
Czech Amiga News


Price of the 'Martina' sound card
On December 5th, 2000 Czech Amiga News announced the approximate price of the 'Martina' sound card by Michal Kluczewski. The clockport version will cost about 180,- DM(90,- EUR).

The MPEG decoder modul will be available seperately. Prices for this modul and other card versions have not been fixed yet. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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08.Dec.2000
Christoph Dietz


NSDi on AmiTCP/IP licensing and Genesis rights
Press release:
NSDi PRESS RELEASE 2000/12/08 22:45 EET, 21:45 CET, 20:45 UTC

The Issue About AmiTCP/IP Licensing and GENESiS Publishing Rights:

Since the World of Amiga (WOA) show begins tomorrow, Saturday, December 9th 2000 and Haage&Parther is expected to start selling their AmigaOS 3.9 and NSDi and Haage&Partner is not yet in agreement of the licensing of the AmiTCP/IP software, NSDi is forced to publish this information:

Happened so far:

AmiTCP/IP was licensed to be part of Amiga GENESiS Networking System with a license fee of $5 per AmiTCP/IP Copy. No later licensing agreement has been done between NSDi (The AmiTCP/IP Copyright Holder) and any AmiTCP/IP licensee.

The latest moment any license payments for NSDi has been made January 1999, with amount of about EUR 4000. 1st quarter of year 2000 AmiTCP/IP source was provided for one of the GENESiS developer so he could add some missing features. At this time, however:
  1. NSDi or respective NSDi personnel has not given any immaterial property rights of AmiTCP/IP software away.
  2. No right for further redistribution of AmiTCP/IP source to anybody.
(both of these has been violated, either by incompetence to follow the copyright laws, or just unwillingity to obey it -- hopefully it is the first case)

At fall 2000, without any prior notice to NSDi, publishing rights of GENESiS has been transferred to Haage&Partner. I (Tomi Ollila) at NSDi was informed this when the press release about 4 weeks after this has happened, was sent to one of the vaporware mailinglists.

At that time, since such a radical change in GENESiS rights I asked our current licensee when our payments are due. I basically got an answer that there is no money since all has gone to publishing cost or lost when the company that made the CD:s went bankcrupty. That is an answer I could live with. I did not want our licensee to get into more trouble, as he had done so hard work with it. I just thought I then ask Haage&Partner that at a later time -- as publishing rights were transferred, all the licensing issues should have come with it. But, I also have an ordinary work -- with EUR 1000 one just cannot manage in modern western country very long -- I have been pretty busy working so I forgot to ask that just then.

Note that that does not lessen our immaterial property rights of the software of ours: It is responsibility of the people who are going to sell the software further the figure out under what copyright the sofware is bound of.

But, at the end of November 2000, I heard that Haage&Partner is going to include GENESiS in their forthcoming AmigaOS 3.9. The genesis package included AmiTCP/IP, and NSDi has had the previously mentioned licensing agreement effective with it. However, NSDi was never contacted of such an arrangement.

I was forced to take a quick action: I sent an e-mail to Haage&Partner explaining the situation using quite strong words just to get attention.

After a few e-mails sent back and forth, I was asked to make an offer with a fixed sum for unlimited use of the AmiTCP/IP software. I come first up with a market price of some TCP/IP stack I've heard, and that was EUR 15000. That was way too much what the Haage&Partner representative say they could handle. Since this was so close to the beginning of WOA and we don't have much time to negotiate (even it is not my fault that I did not know earlyer), I come up with much lesser price in my next e-mail...

I sent that email yesterday morning, about 11 EET (10 CET, 9 UTC), and I have got no answer to that e-mail up to now.

So, now we are in situation, where Haage&Partner does have publishing rights to GENESiS software, but has no license to sell the included AmiTCP/IP. It might be so, that Haage&Partner has been so busy that they have had no time to answer my latest proposition -- that I don't know. Anyway, If they start selling AmigaOS 3.9 with GENESiS and AmiTCP/IP included, they are selling unlicensed software.

At the time being, we are still willing to come with AmiTCP/IP licensing agreement with Haage&Partner and therefore we don't want to forbid sales of AmigaOS 3.9 at WOA -- mainly since there is so many Amiga users who don't want to wait any longer before getting the new Amiga Operating System. Also, taking such a drastic move don't help our efforts to come with a positive end result in discussion with Haage&Partner. However, my unfortunate duty is to declare unlawful to sell products that contains AmiTCP/IP without valid licensing agreement with NSDi on other sales channels.

At the time being, we continue licensing discussions with Haage&Partner to get the lisensing issue in order. We will keep the media informed of the progress of the discussion.

If you have any supportive comments, critisim to throw, or some more information what I should know, please send e-mail to the address shown below.

If there is doubt of the authenticity of this information, this text is also included in my homepage at

http://www.iki.fi/too/amitcp.txt

Tomi Ollila tomi.ollila@tfi.net (*) Network Solutions Development, Inc. Helsinki, Finland

(*) @nsdi.fi -address no longer active due to poorness of the company. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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08.Dec.2000
GoldED


GoldED - WoA 2000 special offer
Dietmar Eilert offers visitors of the WoA 2000 GoldED for half price. To get the special price, please send your WoA ticket or a written confirmation that proves your presence at the fair to the GoldED support. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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08.Dec.2000
bplan GmbH


Specifications of the PowerPC mainboard
bplan GmbH releases the specification of the dual G3/G4 microATX mainboard with codename PEGASOS.

With its PEGASOS development pblan GmbH of Germany brings the unleashed PowerPC performance to the users.

By using a modular system design, the mainboard could be easily user upgraded to the individual demands. With todays standard interfaces already designed onto the PEGASOS mainboard, the users will be able to easily connect standard components (like harddrives or CD Roms) and a wide range of high-end devices such as digital video cameras to the system.

While PEGASOS itself is widely scaleable to the users needs, it's a easy task for retailers or OEMs to configure the system for their demands. By hitting the best price/performance point for the chosen configuration, systems starting with one CPU (at entry level) up to multi PPC G4 based cluster computers could be build using the same hardware.

For technical details follow the title link. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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08.Dec.2000
Petra Struck


WoA 2000
I was shortly at the fair this morning to take some things there and to get a first impression. The Mediapark consists of several architectonically imposing buildings. The fair is held in the building Mediapark 7 (1st floor), while the seminars are held in the building Mediapark 6 (also 1st floor). The fair exhibitors are work like beavers on their booths and there's a bustle as in a beehive.

Supplement:
In a talk with Juergen Haage, I have learned that Fleecy Moss will attend the fair, too.

If you come by car, here a little tip:
A57 to Cologne-Centre, then follow "Innenstadt" until (very small) signs directing to the MediaPark appear. The entrance to the underground bypass is directly after the railway bridge. You drive from there either directly to the building or down into the underground car park MediaPark. At the "Cinedom", the entrance to the car park forks to the car park entrance and tunnel bypass. You can also park in the underground car park Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring. Have a good trip and until tomorrow :-).

More driving tips. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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08.Dec.2000
Torsten Dudai


New cartoon: Petracell




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08.Dec.2000
Nico Barbat via eMail


Scenet opens new areas
Scenet has been founded in 1998 as the first web-portal for the legal computer demoscene, based on a project back in 1994. It offers a huge collection of web-links, e-mails and icq-numbers of former and active members of the demoscene on all platforms, just like Amiga, PC and C64 as well as Atari, Acorn, Mac, CPC and ZX. Since the end of 1999 Scenet has been enlarged by a big articles- and interviews-section.

Since December 6th, 2000, Scenet contains an internal and interactive script-system with news items updated every day.

Contact: dire@scenet.de (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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08.Dec.2000
Andreas Magerl via eMail


Light over Mars CD-ROM released
Light over Mars CD-ROM (LOM) has been released and can be ordered from now on at APC & TCP. The "Lights Over Mars" CD contains a huge archive with objects of the best-known science fiction visions. All objects are copyrighted by the original movie companies. They are for private use only. You'll find more information in the support area of the APC & TCP homepage (title link). (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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08.Dec.2000
Ignatios Souvatzis on ANF


NetBSD 1.5 is here!
After some weeks ago, the last patch release of the NetBSD 1.4 branch has been released with NetBSD 1.4.3, some days ago NetBSD 1.5 has also been released.

NetBSD is a complete open source operating system and is shipped with system administration and user tools, as well as the X window system. New in 1.5: IP version 6, IPsec, integrated OpenSSL, -SSH and Kerberos.

New for the Amiga architecture and hardware are: improved FPU emulation for Amigas without FPU, support for media with large sectors for ADOSFS (reading) and for Linux partitions, SVR4 (AMIX) emulation; drivers for parallel ports on HyperCOM 3+/4+; a first version of the PCMCIA support; the IDE support can use the NetBSD code instead of the Amiga-specific solution if the user wishes (and will be converted in future to this option).

Support for ISDN is available for Master, MasterII, Blaster with the isdn4bsd packet, and in preparation for ISDN surfer.

System requirements: 8 MB fast mem; 68020+68851 with/without FPU, 68030 with/without FPU, 68040, 68060, Phase5 PowerPC+68k boards in 68k mode (but with SCSI host driver!). First attempts at a PPC support are available as source.

You can find more information and suppliers at the title link. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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08.Dec.2000
Chris Hodges on ANF


FormAldiHyd -- driver for Aldi/Medion/Tevion/Aiptek graphic tablet
Chris Hodges writes:
Here you'll find a new version of my driver for the graphic tablets by Aldi and Aiptek. there is a MUI version as well as a CLI version. The day after tomorrow, the new version 0.9ß should also be available on AmiNet.

The driver is freeware, but it would be nice if I'd get some feedback. Maybe it's also compatible with Summagraphics, but I couldn't test it. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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