Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2793 from 2006/3/21
From: Northern Calif...
Bounty accomplishment and payment happened prior, but port release was after:
(September 2011: MUI-OWB v1.9 for OS4 released)
December 2013: Odyssey bounty accomplished
early January 2014: Odyssey v1.23 open sourced
mid-January 2014: MUI 4.0-2014R1 for OS4 released
March 2014: Odyssey v1.23 for OS4 released
And indeed, Odyssey v1.23 for OS4 required the then-recent version of MUI4 for OS4, i.e. MUI 4.0-2014R3 released only 2 days before.
It does appear that the desire to port Odyssey to OS4 was the primary driving force that prompted the MUI for OS4 programmers to create their unofficial fork of MUI4 for OS4. I agree that the action of porting their version of MUI4 to 68k does create the possibility for some problems, in that one of MorphOS advantages is how well it is able to run 68k Amiga programs, but the number of new 68k programs that are being created that most MorphOS users would want to run and no native PPC MorphOS version is available is probably very low.
The solution is in the hands of the MorphOS developers working on MUI5, as they are the only ones who can offer the correct code to remove the incompatibilities in the MUI4 for OS4 code, and that is not likely to happen, given the current state of animosity between the two groups of programmers.
I am not blaming the MorphOS developers working on MUI5 for any of this bad situation, just stating that they are the only ones who could fix it, and the MUI4 for OS4 guys might not care that it is fixed or not.
MorphOS - The best Next Gen Amiga choice.