Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 243 from 2012/10/14
From: DFW, TX, USA
On the negative side, I can't help but wonder if this port to yet another platform is taking resources away from general improvements or MorphOS and/or targeting a new CPU such as X64. I thought the Sam460 port was a head scratcher but accepted it for a "new" hardware option. Now the X5000 too? Woudn't it be better to move off the PPC for good?
Most of the time spent is being sunk into drivers for newer hardware (f.ex. newer Radeons). While getting the Sam460 port took a bit of ironing out some Quark details, getting MorphOS to boot on the X5000 afterwards took merely 2 days.Quote:
If porting to x86 is actually planned it would make good sense to choose HW that will still be easily available and identifyble by the time they are actually supported in the public ISO (which can be anything from 1 to 3 years after such a port had been started).
I've mentioned it before, but I'll happily mention it again: When MorphOS gets ported to AMD64, we will not be supporting Macs. AMD64 Macs have all the wrong hardware for that to make any sense. When such a time does come, expect us to support one desktop motherboard (with one family of CPUs and GPUs) and one laptop. We'll of course make sure it's hardware that's actually available one way or another.
I appreciate that MorphOS is considering the AMD Processors.
Also I request that your laptop supporting plans be supporting a laptop with a numeric keypad. Example: I found a HP Sleekbook (with AMD processor) with a keyboard containing the numeric keypad and I was amazed laptops finally contain numeric keypads. Thanks.
And thank you for not supporting the silly X86 Apple.
I Support Quark Microkernel.