Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2639 from 2003/2/24
That’s strange. It would mean that not only has a AMD64 version of 68k Trance been developed, but also a version translating PPC binaries. I don’t believe that really. Seems like a lot of work, and for questionable gains. It doesn’t seem plausible to try retaining binary compatibility with a 32-bit big endian platform on 64-bit little endian hardware. Besides, it was said back when AMD64 was first announced in 2011 already that work on 64-bit code would commence, and someone of the developers (bigfoot?) said here on Morphzone that it (a “MorphOS 4.0” or what it will be called) wouldn’t even be source code compatible (although requirements of modifications to code would be kept to a minimum). A migration to AMD64 would be a great opportunity to move on from the 31-bit A-box binary compatibility. Like AROS.
I think there is some confusion here. Maybe it has something to do with it actually being MorphOS 3.12 (version number seen in the video) compiled for AMD64, and not actually the new “NG” version?
MorphOS is Amiga done right!
MorphOS NG will be AROS done right!