Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 10134 from 2003/5/22
> their flagship file system suddenly went MIA. [...] Maybe even the flagship
> file system might return to OS4 in an updated version, who knows?
JXFS was superseded by NGFS in OS4.1FE:https://wiki.amigaos.net/wiki/UserDoc:AmigaOS_File_Systems
> OS3 "Checkmark" developers has let their work be published
> by Hyperion (even with an abomination "Boing Ball" logo)
In comment #101 you of all people were calling this the "Boing Ball Branch" of 3.1, as opposed to the "Checkmark Branch".
> Hyperion seems to have reached the end of the line.
> Just like H&P once did.
That's not comparable in my opinion. H&P tried to accomplish a move to x86 (Amithlon/AmigaXL). When they failed, they had enough of it.
> the IP over the years has become more and more scattered, a development
> that is now (thanks to Cloanto) going in the opposite direction.
So far, Cloanto owns no more of the IP than Escom, Gateway or Amiga Inc. did. And they own less than Escom did.
> "Commodore"? [...] I think the name "C-A Acquisition Corp" is food
> for imagination. A name that suggest a certain particular purpose;
> literally to acquire the C-A. ;-)
Let's see what will come off the purpose. A mere license to the mark would still be less than Escom owned. Even owning the mark would still be no more than Escom owned.
> Paul Andrews from Retro Games, Mike Battilana from Cloanto, and
> David Pleasance [...] are talking about new Commodore hardware
> (with or without the brand, nudge nudge "C-A Acquisition Corp").
How could it be "Commodore hardware" without the Commodore brand?
> Cloanto has a track record of enabling stuff like this. The
> PPC enabled Amiga Forever, who in a single package could
> emulate [...] 4.1 PPC, quickly became the OS4 best-seller
Yes, see also comments #30 and #108 for a striking enablement example ;-)
> "3.2" was ever merely a work in progress.
Yet, Cloanto acknowledges its existence (see link in comment #41), so it seems unlikely they would use "3.2" for anything else. Next up and yet unused would be "3.3".
> the three-placeholder-version scheme that has always been
> an abomination
As explained repeatedly, this "abomination" was introduced in 1989 by none other than Commodore itself (Workbench 1.3.x).