Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 168 from 2015/6/18
There is absolutely nothing happening in the community, which on the other side wont be appealing to coders to port their stuff to MorphOS. As far as i like MorphOS, the lack of interaction, projects and spirit is really discouraging. I'd love to use my MorphOS machine more often and productively, but it really lacks essential software like a Windows compatible Word and Spreadsheet processor. Some new software (music streaming client f.e.) or game every now and then wouldn't hurt neither.
Well, "absolutely nothing happening" is really an exaggeration. Just look at MorphOS Storage
, there are about 100 uploads since January 2017. And here ony MorphZone you can read users giving feedack, so I can't complain about little interaction either. beworld's excellent game ports are a good counterexample.Quote:
Since the last year i am really into classic Amiga again. I have heavily expanded my A1200 to the max and it is still fun, everytime i turn on my machine.
New hardware is essential too. I've already had 2 broken PowerBooks and 1 broken PowerMac G5 in the timespan of 1,5 years and my recent PowerBooks right fan is already making noises... those old apple computers arent reliable anymore after 12-14 years of age.
I don't quite understand people calling PPC-hardware dated, but using even more dated classic hardware then... You never needed to fix your classic hardware or never got some hardware modifications done (by another person)? Lucky you! And guess what, no modern browser at all. Netsurf 68K is making progress, but I doubt the browsing experience will be better due to CPU and RAM limitations of the classics (even with a Vampire).
A .docx/.odt compatible Word Processor would really be appreciated, that's right. But I doubt this will run decent on the Classics, so only OS4/MorphOS/AROS then... Having said that, CinnamonWriter is pretty usable! It supports .docx but it's import/export capabilities are rather basic. Sadly CinnamonWriter progresses only slowly. Perhaps this guy would gladly accepty some help?[ Editiert durch ernsteiswuerfel 22.03.2017 - 00:37 ]
PMac G5 11,2. PMac G5 7,3. PBook G4 5,8. PBook G4 5,6. [MorphOS 3.9 / Gentoo Linux / Ubuntu MATE 16.10] 2 x A1200. ACA-1233/55, ACA1232/40, Indivision AGA Mk2, 4 GiB CF. [Amiga OS 3.9]