Paladin of the Pegasos
Posts: 1664 from 2003/2/24
>> 180 buyers needed according to them.
> That's still only an "idea", that's not been put into action.
You mean there are 180 MorphOS users who preordered, but A-Eon still declined?
His point is that they haven't even arranged any preorder campaign to get those preorders in the first place. Or have I missed some news item or is there a web page where you can place your preorder?Quote:
Someone also offered to port it to MorphOS for free, which they rejected. Which one would you think to be the most profitable option for them? I guess this just clearly proves it's not about the money, it's just politics...
Who offered? Can you provide a link to the source of this claim? I see Trevor and Matthew once a year usually, and would like to ask them why they would refuse an offer to port any software under their control to MorphOS for free.
At least Andy indicated here
that it's he who will do all of the porting and it's out of the question that someone else would do the porting for free for them to sell.This
also indicates that Andy doesn't have much experience of MorphOS and he could need some help with the porting still...
He also doesn't have a MorphOS machine to test the 68k version for example, and I once asked if he'd need an own machine to test/develop, but at least at that time there didn't seem to be need for it and he could get machines elsewhere if needed.
So... although MorphOS port (or even better support/fixes in 68k version) is possible in theory, it still feels quite unlikely when read between the lines...
Edit: itix also offered to donate his Efika to Andy as seen here
, but then AmigaKit rejected it in the next message
. In any case I was also told that fixing certain incompatibilities with 68k version and MorphOS have to wait until he has the hardware and official MorphOS support is decided..[ Edited by jPV 06.08.2015 - 19:09 ]