Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2627 from 2003/2/24
My a1200, 600, and 4000 ( well thats in repairs so partially dead i'll give you that :) is all working so it cant be dead!
Last time I checked, the Power LED's of my old equipment in the closet are still shining bright whenever powered up, so by the same logic the C64 (and even the Vic20) is still very alive and kicking! Quote:
But the reason were all here in the first place is the Classic Amiga.
The Amiga is where we all *came from*, that's true...Quote:
And thats why most of us still are hanging around here.
I think the reason to why most of us are hanging around here is because we like the way MorphOS turned into an *extension* of the old Amiga; building something *new* and *improved* upon the old structure, a more modern OS for more modern hardware. I *think* (but I could be wrong of course) that most of us hanging around here is here because we are hoping for some kind of *future* for the MorphOS platform! That's why I think keeping the support for Amiga HW in MorphOS is bad. There is nothing "future" about that IMHO, hence I think it's a waste of time. Breaking free of the old legacies and dependencies was one of the main goals with the initial MorphOS developments. I think that was a good move, and it happened for a reason!
Have you seen this thread BTW? It's about keeping the old wheels turning, and I think it can be appealing to the Amiga owners still using their machines actively:http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=24730&forum=2
MorphOS however, should focus elsewhere, on *new* developments. All IMHO of course...Quote:
Commodore Amiga is sadly dead, resurrecting that with todays sorry excuse for a management isn't possible.
I totally agree with you about the "Amiga Management" part, but when it comes to "Amiga(TM) Resurrection" I don't think that has ever been the goal with MorphOS, rather building something of their own, something new and improved, but *in the spirit* of the past (in combination with an expressed priority of *backwards compatibility*, which is something *totally unique* among all "Amiga NG" flavors).
Breaking up, taking everything that's good with you, and then head on with it to even higher grounds. Maybe I'm wrong but I don't think MorphOS is about retro and resurrection of the old, but rather a way (or a hope for a way at least) for those *not* interested in retro nostalgia to create a *future* instead.
OK, the road has been kind of rocky this far, and the project stumbled severely (through the crashed funding a few years back), but I don't think the *ambition* has changed. That's why we today (for instance) see a 3D-HW driven GUI for modern hardware instead of (for instance) Mediator support for Amigas. In my world, this is a *good* thing, *not* a bad thing. When resources (time, money, blood, sweat and tears
) are limited, it becomes *even more* important to *focus*, and old Amiga HW would be a *diversion*!Quote:
Firstly no one trusts them, secondly they chose a scoundrel and a crook for a business partner, who's as full of hot air and smelly gases as they come...
Hmm, that description fits so many of the partners, so just for the record, which one (or which ones) are you talking about? Quote:
The reason things have turned out the way they have as i see it is because someone let a complete moron and amateur without either the proper qualifications nor the business sense required to do something like this drive your fancy new airbus a380, drunk, without a license .
Well, that moron and amateur is not only unqualified, he is also delirious, since he *falsely believes* he is driving a fancy new Airbus A380, hence he is proclaiming to the world that the aircraft he is driving is far better than Boeing 747 (Mac OS X), which would have been true, if it wouldn't have been for the fact that the aircraft he is *actually* driving is a Bombardier Dash 8...
The thing is that Dash 8's have a habit of hitting the ground from time to time, as recent history shows. Hard!
Question is - With that in mind, does anyone *really* want to be on board an Amiga Aircraft, or even be *associated* with that brand?
MorphOS is Amiga done right!
MorphOS NG will be AROS done right!