• Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Posts: 12097 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > The answer, from Hyperion at least, has always depended on who asks. If
    > the asker is an Amiga guy who wants a spiritual connection to the OS, then
    > the answer will be that they used 3.x OS sources. If it's a lawyer asking, then
    > of course it had nothing to do with 3.x source and was totally from scratch...
    > [...] the Friedens said the idea of using old sources in OS4 was nonsense
    > last time I read them say anything about it [...]. [...] I strongly suspect ExecSG
    > was a clean implementation based off autodocs and not sources.

    Regarding ExecSG specifically (in contrast to other OS4 components), the stance from Hyperion and the Friedens was always, no matter who asked, that it's a from-scratch reimplementation. Else it couldn't have been solely the property of the Friedens.

    "Exec SG [...] is a reimplementation of the original Exec, written in C and placed onto a hardware abstraction layer so that it ports easily from one hardware to the other [...]. [...] ExecSG will be a complete re-implementation. [...] SG will get a lot of new features, new library concept, Hardware abstraction layer etc."
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