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Posts: 2703 from 2006/3/21
From: Lake Arrowhead...
As someone else has already posted here or in another thread, it would not be a good idea to post information about MorphOS3.0 for the MacMini in Mac forums around the Internet until it is very close to being released. I would say no more than one month from their calculated release date, and as we all know, it is very difficult to guess when an OS release will be finished by the developers, even for the developers themselves.
So, I think the MorphOS development team is smart that they do not release information for something that is not finished, or give dates of when it will be done, because often those predictions are incorrect and people get upset too easily if a promised release is late.
For myself, I would like to get information about the progress of their work, but I am not mad or upset if I do not get that information. As we all have seen in the past on many different projects, any released information always leads to more questions and the development team slows down when they have to read all those questions, even if they do not take the time to answer them.
I am just glad the team has announced that they are working on this port to the MacMini, as I believe it was the best choice for them to make at this time and hopefully it will also lead to future work which will lead to having MorphOS3.x run on some of the Mac laptop computers. MorphOS3.x running on a 17 inch PowerBook with 1.67GHz G4 CPU will be a very nice thing to have someday if it happens.
So, again my advice is to be patient and remember that it will be done when it is done and the development team has already released more information than they usually would do for this port. They are unlikely to change their ways and start releasing more information before it is finished, and I doubt very much that they will start posting information on Mac forums before it is done and will not be happy about other people that are not on the development team posting information on those Mac forums without their permission.
Edit: There will be plenty of time to post messages on Mac forums AFTER MorphOS3.0 is completed and ready for sale to the general public. That is the best time to try to generate lots of excitement about it to those ex-Amiga users that own G4 MacMinis. Maybe we should create a poll here on MorphZone to get the opinions of all the members asking if they think it would be a good idea to post a very simple news item to many Mac forums around the Internet that just said "Amiga-Like OS is coming to the G4 PPC MacMini soon! - See information and discussion about it at morph.zone".
[ Edited by amigadave on 2009/5/29 11:44 ]
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