The wait for 3.10 :(
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    While I also wouldn't mind a few blog posts about progress it is not the case the public would not get informed at all: Current MorphOS gets shown on meetings and shows. A lot about 3.10 is known already and it's more than clear development is ongoing.

    But I second that a bit more information about development of what and from whom would be nice. Especially from some of the very core developers: Laire, CYFM - long time no hear about them. CYFM used to post here from time to time, Laire was a user of the bunny - but as we all know this went down the drain... But is Laire still active in development, is he still the main maintainer? Guess so, but the silence is pretty ear blasting...

    Anyway. MorphOS runs and still provides fun and I think since about 10 years or so we all have no illusions it will not become widespread and take over the world. But I still think MorphOS - even on oly ppc macs - holds potential for a bit more users ( a few thousand) if it would get at least a bit more active promotion.

    Long, long time ago MorphOS team announced the no more broken dreams slogan. That was very good back tten and nobody wants a "two more weeks", on "schedule and rocking" or other crap when there is not much material, but time moved on. A bit more announcing, promising and rolling the drums would be pretty okay IMHO.

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    > [...] CYFM - long time no hear about them. CYFM used to post here from time to time

    Latest post was 10 weeks ago. Nothing to worry about I'd say :-)

    > we all have no illusions it will not become widespread and take over the world.

    ;-)
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  • Cocoon
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    geit wrote:
    There is no real market for MorphOS on the X5000.

    Most systems are bought by hardcore OS4 fans and most of them will never (at least officially) even try MorphOS on that system.


    Is this a implication that the X5000 port isn't going to be happening?
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    I have to agree that the fact that there's no official updates is bad given the amount of time that has passed since the last release. Nobody really expected it would take this long to push 3.10 out.
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    The new version 3.10 has fixed the problems with the PowerBook G4 like crashed for example running OWB, and graphic card drivers that sometimes my screen has vertical stripes and I have do a reboot?
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    Pgovotsos wrote:
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    geit wrote:
    There is no real market for MorphOS on the X5000.

    Most systems are bought by hardcore OS4 fans and most of them will never (at least officially) even try MorphOS on that system.


    Is this a implication that the X5000 port isn't going to be happening?


    I'm not sure WHAT geit means.
    At least one MorphOS developer owns already an X5000 (specifically Mark Olsen).

    I'm buying an X5000, and the only reason I haven't done so so far is I'm unsure if I should wait for the X5000/40 model.

    Look, a port of MorphOS for the X5000 has been announced, so its GOING to happen.

    Opinion of the size of the market for the port are just that, opinions, and not particularly important to the issue.
    After all, how many users did we pick up with the SAM460 port (a system that is no longer available AND doesn't have adequate expansion to allow the concurrent use of a PCI SATA controller card with a PCI sound card)?

    [ Edited by Jim 02.08.2017 - 14:41 ]
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    Quote:

    Jim wrote:
    Quote:

    Pgovotsos wrote:
    Quote:

    geit wrote:
    There is no real market for MorphOS on the X5000.

    Most systems are bought by hardcore OS4 fans and most of them will never (at least officially) even try MorphOS on that system.


    Is this a implication that the X5000 port isn't going to be happening?


    I'm not sure WHAT geit means.


    It means just what he said, that Jim (should he *ever* buy an X5000) and the five or so other X5000 owners that might *actually purchase* MorphOS, is not really a "market".

    AFAIK, MorphOS has supported the X5000 for a very long time now. This picture is from 11 April 2015, at that time they predicted the port should be finished in October the same year. That's two years ago now. So the support is there, and I'm sure they won't remove it! :-P
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    >>> There is no real market for MorphOS on the X5000.

    >> Is this a implication that the X5000 port isn't going to be happening?

    > [...] After all, how many users did we pick up with the SAM460 port

    Virtually none according to geit. Now, what may that tell us about the coming X5000 port, if anything?

    > a system that [...] doesn't [...] allow the concurrent use of
    > a PCI SATA controller card with a PCI sound card

    True, but Sam460ex has both features onboard and supported by MorphOS. It's Sam460cr specifically that is problematic with MorphOS because of non-support for PCIe-PCI bridges connected to the PCIe x1 slot.
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    Yeah, I don't know where that "what, its not going to be supported now?" comment came from.
    Have we ever had a promise pulled before (unless you count Qbox ;-))?

    I don't expect that many new users either.
    And someone in the OS4 community got huffy with me recently when I suggested that the port really wasn't intended for them.
    I mean really, are we likely to see any OS4 converts? From the 'real' AmigaOs? ;-)

    The utility I see in the X5000, is for the few of us willing to cough up the money for the upgrade.
    and that price is a significant barrier.

    But I want a better video card, and except for the SAM460, this is the only way I am getting that.

    I actually expect it to perform slight worse than a G5, but it will have PCIe expansion.
    And even if we supported the PCIe G5s, they are only PCIe v1.
    That would limit what cards the G5s could support.

    So, I'm part of the MorphOS market for the X5000, I don't think I'm the only member of that group, but I do think its small.
    And that the market for PCIe G5s would be larger.
    But I've talked myself hoarse arguing for that, and I'm beginning to doubt that it will happen.
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    > someone in the OS4 community got huffy with me recently when I suggested
    > that the port really wasn't intended for them.

    The way I read it you got huffy when you were asked "why they are bothering to port this to the X5000" "if MorphOS is not going to support the 7000 series of Radeon cards" ;-)

    > I mean really, are we likely to see any OS4 converts?

    It's not necessarily about converts but about potential users of both OS. I think nobody denies that the vast majority of X5000 systems and Cyrus boards is sold to current OS4 users. And most won't even try MorphOS if this requires changing the graphics card (as discussed 7 months back in another thread).
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  • Cocoon
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    FWIW I have 2 X5000s that will be getting MorphOS installed. I know that 2 doesn't represent a viable market but MorphOS availability was certainly a consideration when I bought them.
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    I am waiting with my X5000 as well. :)
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    Debaser wrote:
    I am waiting with my X5000 as well. :)


    I'm sure that many AmigaOS4.x users who have already bought an X5000, and several more that will buy one in the future, will at least install MorphOS3.10 to take a look at it and test how well it runs on their X5000 systems, IF (like AW stated) they DON'T have to switch video cards to try it. We will likely get a small handful of users who like MorphOS enough to use it occasionally, but they are also unlikely to "convert" from AmigaOS4.x, to MorphOS, as their primary Amiga-Like NG OS.

    My understanding for the "Why" to support the X5000, is because it should be available as a new system for at least a year or more, while the MorphOS Dev. Team has time to work on the x64 port of MorphOS. The knowledge Mark Olsen is gaining working on the new video card drivers (I assume) will be useful for writing the x64 video card drivers for the same Radeon cards, or similar ones.

    The users outside the Dev. Team, like myself and most of the members posting here, probably don't know how long it will take, or how far along, the Dev. Team is, toward completing the first release of the x64 port of MorphOS, so having support for the X5000 might be good for "morale" of some users, while we wait.

    The market for any NG OS in our community is negligible and probably not the driving force behind any decisions.
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    Andreas_Wolf wrote:

    The 'dir' command should always be faster :-)



    Everyone, dont believe Andreas. This is like the vi vs vim argument. We all know 'ls' is faster and better than 'dir'. ;-)

    Next thing you know, he'll say 'ls' is really a symlink to 'dir'.. LOL

    [ Edited by TheMagicM 03.08.2017 - 06:48 ]
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    @ thread

    For the near future, it seems that if OS4 users are using either a Radeon 7750 or R7 250, they will need to change their video cards to install MorphOS 3.10 as Mark's next video driver update will not include GCN support.

    As Linux for the X5000 does not support acceleration for GCN cards, I've ordered a Radeon HD 6870, which is supposed to arrive today.

    As to whether or not OS4 users try MorphOS, frankly I could care less.
    As a rule, I have generally received little but unjustified hostility from the 'real AmigaOS' camp.
    I'll try out their OS when I receive the X5000, but I anticipate sticking with MorphOS and Linux.

    This port will increase the number of platforms that work under both OS' to three, and will give us a common high performance platform that supports PCIe expansion (because lets face it, the performance of the SAM460 is pretty awful).

    We are probably getting an update to the VIA Envy 24HT driver (which will bring this 'in house') as well as a driver for the CMI8738. So we will have some new sound card options.

    I sold my VIA based sound card because I couldn't get Davey's drivers working, but I can find another.

    So, I have 4 GB of DDR3 and an SSD, I'll have the video card today, and I'll purchase the sound card soon (oh, and I have a decent ATX case, silver not black, but so f'ing what - its going to be a MorphOS system anyway).

    I think Geit might be surprised, there are at least a few of us that want to go this way.

    And, outside of the SAM460 users, we'll be the only MorphOS users able to run GCN video cards once they are supported.

    Overall, I think there are a few good reasons to buy an X5000 (including one of my primary reasons, as a way of saying thanks to Trevor Dickinson for building a Qorlq based system - something I've wanted for a long time).
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    > I could care less.

    ;-)

    > We are probably getting an update to the VIA Envy 24HT driver (which will
    > bring this 'in house') as well as a driver for the CMI8738.

    That's good to hear, so users of OS4 on X5000 at least won't have to change or add another sound card for trying out MorphOS :-)

    > outside of the SAM460 users, we'll be the only MorphOS users able to run
    > GCN video cards once they are supported.

    Sam460 has PCIe v1 (just like PowerMac11,2, Nemo/X1000 and Tabor/A1222).
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    So our only option for the latest video cards will be the X5000.
    Interesting, thanks Andreas.

    BTW - The SAM460 had a V1 PCIe slot?
    That system is supposed to support Radeon HD 7750 and R7 250 video cards.
    If that is the case (and it's not a 1.1 or 2.0 slot), then you would assume that the PCIe G5 would be able to support a Radeon HD 7750.
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    Radeon HD7750,HD7770,R7 250E,R7 250X and R7 265 models confirmed working on Sam460ex.
    Asus R7240-2GD3-L and Asus R7250 (R7250-1GD5-V2)(Verde -Venus LE HD8830M) not working.
    No u-boot display . So looks like Oland and some Verde variants will not work .
    Probably related to U-Boot rather than the PCIe slot .
    Both model work ok on X5000.


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    Jim wrote:
    So our only option for the latest video cards will be the X5000.
    Interesting, thanks Andreas.

    BTW - The SAM460 had a V1 PCIe slot?
    That system is supposed to support Radeon HD 7750 and R7 250 video cards.
    If that is the case (and it's not a 1.1 or 2.0 slot), then you would assume that the PCIe G5 would be able to support a Radeon HD 7750.





    [ Edited by Spectre660 03.08.2017 - 11:57 ]
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    > The SAM460 had a V1 PCIe slot?

    Yes, and it still has ;-) The PPC460EX was introduced in 2007 half a year before the first PCIe v2 hardware came to market.

    > If [...] it's not a 1.1 or 2.0 slot [...]

    PPC460EX of Sam460 has PCIe v1.1 (same as PA6T of Nemo/X1000), while CPC945 ("U4") of PowerMac11,2 has PCIe v1.0a (same as P1022 of Tabor/A1222).
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    Good argument against Tabor.
    I wonder if the difference between PCIe V1 and v1.1 are what allow the SAM460 to use some GCN cards?
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    > Good argument against Tabor. I wonder if the difference between PCIe V1 and v1.1
    > are what allow the SAM460 to use some GCN cards?

    There are Tabor users with GCN1 cards:

    Radeon HD 7750
    Radeon R7 265
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    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > Good argument against Tabor. I wonder if the difference between PCIe V1 and v1.1
    > are what allow the SAM460 to use some GCN cards?

    There are Tabor users with GCN1 cards:

    Radeon HD 7750
    Radeon R7 265


    R7 265, huh?
    If that works, then an R9 270 or 270X ought to work.
    They are all derivitives of Pitcairn.

    So why only specific cards and not all GCN gen1 cards?
    And again, does PCIe v1.1 (versus V1) allow for this?
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    Jim wrote:R7 265, huh?
    If that works, then an R9 270 or 270X ought to work.
    They are all derivitives of Pitcairn.

    So why only specific cards and not all GCN gen1 cards?
    And again, does PCIe v1.1 (versus V1) allow for this?


    It would be so great if the R9 270X would work! Then I could be lazy and wouldn't have to swap cards :)
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    > again, does PCIe v1.1 (versus V1) allow for this?

    Again, Tabor/A1222 is PCIe v1.0a and works at least with some (or even all?) GCN1 cards (while Sam460 is PCIe v1.1 and works with some GCN1 cards). If PowerMac11,2, which is PCIe v1.0a, works with less cards than Tabor/A1222, how can v1.1 vs. v1.0a be relevant for this?
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