MorphOS on AmigaOne X5000?
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    So, people have figured out that there is no practical reason why MorphOS wouldn't run on X5000, it clearly does. There isn't a legal leg to stand on not running MorphOS on X5000, as even in 2016 you can still run anything you want on a computer. Or, wait, can you? I have a theory. Let's see how it pans out.

    Please note that MorphOS was publicly demonstrated running on an A-Eon X5000 at the Amiga 30 event in Neuss, Germany. Where do you think the developers got the required development hardware from more than a year before retail deliveries finally started?


    Nobody is denying that MorphOS *runs* on the X5000. Whether or not it runs optimally or requires invalidation of warranty, is another matter. And if it does not, there will be no official release of MorphOS.

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    Say, you didn't have to make outside-warranty alterations to the board or anything did you?


    The only thing I did to the motherboard was exchanging cpu fan as I have the oldest revision with quite crap and noisy fan, other than that - nothing. And please notice that this fan exchange wasn't required to get MorphOS running on my Cyrus+
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    > Whether or not it runs optimally or requires invalidation of warranty, is another matter.

    As for running optimally, I trust the development and optimization abilities of the MorphOS team. Regarding "invalidation of warranty", what do you mean here?

    > And if it does not, there will be no official release of MorphOS.

    Yes, quality standards of the MorphOS team are high, so optimal running will be pretty much prerequisite for release. But I don't see how there won't be an official MorphOS release if it doesn't require "invalidation of warranty" (whatever that should mean).
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    So, people have figured out that there is no practical reason why MorphOS wouldn't run on X5000, it clearly does. There isn't a legal leg to stand on not running MorphOS on X5000, as even in 2016 you can still run anything you want on a computer. Or, wait, can you? I have a theory. Let's see how it pans out.

    Please note that MorphOS was publicly demonstrated running on an A-Eon X5000 at the Amiga 30 event in Neuss, Germany. Where do you think the developers got the required development hardware from more than a year before retail deliveries finally started?


    Nobody is denying that MorphOS *runs* on the X5000. Whether or not it runs optimally or requires invalidation of warranty, is another matter. And if it does not, there will be no official release of MorphOS.


    How could you possibly have to void the warranty by in order to run MorphOS on the X5000?
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    It's easy: Probably MorphOS will get released for the X5000 as it is announced, tested and demoed. But MorpOS team _always_ said: Don't buy dedicated hardware before MorphOS got really released for it. It's just to be on the safe side. Or if you buy now and a release gets delayd, canceled or will not work as expected: Don't complain then, you've been warned.
    I personally expect a working release in the not too distant future though. But warnings should always be considered.
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    So, people have figured out that there is no practical reason why MorphOS wouldn't run on X5000, it clearly does. There isn't a legal leg to stand on not running MorphOS on X5000, as even in 2016 you can still run anything you want on a computer. Or, wait, can you? I have a theory. Let's see how it pans out.

    Please note that MorphOS was publicly demonstrated running on an A-Eon X5000 at the Amiga 30 event in Neuss, Germany. Where do you think the developers got the required development hardware from more than a year before retail deliveries finally started?


    Nobody is denying that MorphOS *runs* on the X5000. Whether or not it runs optimally or requires invalidation of warranty, is another matter. And if it does not, there will be no official release of MorphOS.


    How could you possibly have to void the warranty by in order to run MorphOS on the X5000?


    Didn't you have a ppc accelerator? Reflashing its firmware with an unsupported one would have invalidated its warranty.

    People keep accusing me of raking up the past but it's really the repeating cycles that rake up me.
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    Hopefully I will get to meet you in person one day Andre.

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    > it's really the repeating cycles that rake up me.

    What's the repeating cycle in MorphOS supporting the X5000?
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    > it's really the repeating cycles that rake up me.

    What's the repeating cycle in MorphOS supporting the X5000?


    One side refusing to address showstopping minor changes or bugs, and the other side accusing them of doing it on purpose. Or, one side really doing it on purpose.
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    >> What's the repeating cycle in MorphOS supporting the X5000?

    > One side refusing to address showstopping minor changes or bugs, and the other side
    > accusing them of doing it on purpose. Or, one side really doing it on purpose.

    Regarding MorphOS on X5000, I see nobody refusing to do anything and nobody accusing anybody of anything (except you, that is). Can you be more specific?
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    >> What's the repeating cycle in MorphOS supporting the X5000?

    > One side refusing to address showstopping minor changes or bugs, and the other side
    > accusing them of doing it on purpose. Or, one side really doing it on purpose.

    Regarding MorphOS on X5000, I see nobody refusing to do anything and nobody accusing anybody of anything (except you, that is). Can you be more specific?


    I think the official morphos team should be your source of reliable information. The rumours I've heard shouldn't be considered authoritative, and the only reason I insist in annoying Jim with them is because I fear another fallout between sides that'll catch users in the middle. It's scary that people are running into purchase without even waiting for official support.

    My suspicion is it's something to do with firmware. But that's totally a guess, based on my memories of similar things happening when Linux kernel hackers asked for source for the A1 firmware or help to find bugs. They got neither. It didn't stop Linux running on A1, but...
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    >> What's the repeating cycle in MorphOS supporting the X5000?

    > One side refusing to address showstopping minor changes or bugs, and the other side
    > accusing them of doing it on purpose. Or, one side really doing it on purpose.

    Regarding MorphOS on X5000, I see nobody refusing to do anything and nobody accusing anybody of anything (except you, that is). Can you be more specific?


    I think the official morphos team should be your source of reliable information. The rumours I've heard shouldn't be considered authoritative, and the only reason I insist in annoying Jim with them is because I fear another fallout between sides that'll catch users in the middle. It's scary that people are running into purchase without even waiting for official support.

    My suspicion is it's something to do with firmware. But that's totally a guess, based on my memories of similar things happening when Linux kernel hackers asked for source for the A1 firmware or help to find bugs. They got neither. It didn't stop Linux running on A1, but...


    I appreciate the consideration Kenny, and I can be pretty abrasive (as both Andre and Trevor Dickenson would tell you), but I've been in contact with Trevor fairly recently, he knows what I want to use the system for.
    I don't think he'd encourage me to buy something I couldn't use.

    But I do know the history of what your referring to (or think I do, as probably does Andreas).
    I assume your referring to the controversy over PowerUP vs WarpUp/WarpOS.

    The entities involved in that are long gone, and I'd hope that that part of their legacy hasn't been retained by those who carry on development.
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    >> that's totally a guess, based on my memories of similar things happening
    >> when Linux kernel hackers asked for source for the A1 firmware or help
    >> to find bugs. They got neither. It didn't stop Linux running on A1, but...

    > I assume your referring to the controversy over PowerUP vs WarpUp/WarpOS.

    I guess "A1" refers to the Eyetech AmigaOne SE/XE and the Micro-A1, not the PowerUP boards.
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    >> that's totally a guess, based on my memories of similar things happening
    >> when Linux kernel hackers asked for source for the A1 firmware or help
    >> to find bugs. They got neither. It didn't stop Linux running on A1, but...

    > I assume your referring to the controversy over PowerUP vs WarpUp/WarpOS.

    I guess "A1" refers to the Eyetech AmigaOne SE/XE and the Micro-A1, not the PowerUP boards.


    Ah, better guess, but then we had nothing to do with that.
    And they seem to support Linux now.

    This whole idea hinges on the theory that there is so much animosity that they would try to prevent alternative OS' from running on the hardware.
    Is Acube assisting in the development of the X5000 firmware?
    It might have to involve the collusion of four different companies, Varysis, A-eon, Acube, and Hyperion.

    Still seems far fetched, but considering the history of that last firm...
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    >> that's totally a guess, based on my memories of similar things happening
    >> when Linux kernel hackers asked for source for the A1 firmware or help
    >> to find bugs. They got neither. It didn't stop Linux running on A1, but...

    > I assume your referring to the controversy over PowerUP vs WarpUp/WarpOS.

    I guess "A1" refers to the Eyetech AmigaOne SE/XE and the Micro-A1, not the PowerUP boards.


    Ah, better guess, but then we had nothing to do with that.
    And they seem to support Linux now.

    This whole idea hinges on the theory that there is so much animosity that they would try to prevent alternative OS' from running on the hardware.
    Is Acube assisting in the development of the X5000 firmware?
    It might have to involve the collusion of four different companies, Varysis, A-eon, Acube, and Hyperion.

    Still seems far fetched, but considering the history of that last firm...

    you guys can relax. there is no such restriction. and by the way, the idea that A-EON would ever do anything remotely like that is nonsense on stilts. their interest is selling hardware. they want any and every platform possible running on it.

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    you guys can relax. there is no such restriction. and by the way, the idea that A-EON would ever do anything remotely like that is nonsense on stilts. their interest is selling hardware. they want any and every platform possible running on it.



    (pure speculation below)

    I'm sure A-Eonkit would indeed want to sell every last board they possibly can. Chances are though that HYPErion are the ones writing the firmware. The original Teron boards were re-flashed with custom HYPErion firmware to make them "AmigaOne" boards. This firmware supposed included anti-piracy features so Teron boards without the boing sticker markup couldn't run OS4. They did this because Teron evaluation boards could be purchased for almost 50% less than an AmigaOne branded board.

    If HYPErion are doing the firmware for the X5000, what's to say they don't create "features" that break MorphOS or at least making porting more difficult?

    (speculation mode off)
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    So, people have figured out that there is no practical reason why MorphOS wouldn't run on X5000, it clearly does. There isn't a legal leg to stand on not running MorphOS on X5000, as even in 2016 you can still run anything you want on a computer. Or, wait, can you? I have a theory. Let's see how it pans out.

    Please note that MorphOS was publicly demonstrated running on an A-Eon X5000 at the Amiga 30 event in Neuss, Germany. Where do you think the developers got the required development hardware from more than a year before retail deliveries finally started?


    Nobody is denying that MorphOS *runs* on the X5000. Whether or not it runs optimally or requires invalidation of warranty, is another matter. And if it does not, there will be no official release of MorphOS.


    How could you possibly have to void the warranty by in order to run MorphOS on the X5000?


    Didn't you have a ppc accelerator? Reflashing its firmware with an unsupported one would have invalidated its warranty.

    People keep accusing me of raking up the past but it's really the repeating cycles that rake up me.



    I Got my BPPC second hand around 2001-2002 so long after the warranty anyway.

    X5000 firmware is on Micro SD so can easily be replaced with the original kept for backup purposes but if there was some magic MorphOS detection code in the firmware an OS update would quickly get around that. Anyway, I think your making a lot bluster about a non issue.
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    If Hyperion are doing the firmware for the X5000, what's to say they don't create "features" that break MorphOS or at least making porting more difficult?

    hyperion aren't doing the firmware. and A-EON are just as supportive to the MOS developers are they are to the AOS4 developers.

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    you guys can relax. there is no such restriction. and by the way, the idea that A-EON would ever do anything remotely like that is nonsense on stilts. their interest is selling hardware. they want any and every platform possible running on it.



    (pure speculation below)

    I'm sure A-Eonkit would indeed want to sell every last board they possibly can. Chances are though that HYPErion are the ones writing the firmware. The original Teron boards were re-flashed with custom HYPErion firmware to make them "AmigaOne" boards. This firmware supposed included anti-piracy features so Teron boards without the boing sticker markup couldn't run OS4. They did this because Teron evaluation boards could be purchased for almost 50% less than an AmigaOne branded board.

    If HYPErion are doing the firmware for the X5000, what's to say they don't create "features" that break MorphOS or at least making porting more difficult?

    (speculation mode off)


    I thought the Terons cost several thousand in single quantities from MAI but it was a long time ago so I could be wrong. I don't think Terrasoft ever actually sold any. The BIOS wouldn't have been anymore difficult to pirate than a CD anyhow and user were able to download updates a reflash it themselves. If it was for Anti Piracy purposes it was pretty impotent.
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    If Hyperion are doing the firmware for the X5000, what's to say they don't create "features" that break MorphOS or at least making porting more difficult?

    hyperion aren't doing the firmware. and A-EON are just as supportive to the MOS developers are they are to the AOS4 developers.

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    Yes, like I said, if A-eon/Varisys were to enlist anyone to help them with the firmware I would think it would be Acube.

    Any paranoia over Hyperion is probably misplaced.
    For all his bluster, Ben Hermans has never attempted to act against the use of MorphOS.
    And I don't think we really challenge their market.
    After all, the fanatics are always going to insist on the name and 'the real' product.
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    Any paranoia over Hyperion is probably misplaced.
    For all his bluster, Ben Hermans has never attempted to act against the use of MorphOS.



    Well lets say, he never made an attempt based on tech....
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