Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2710 from 2003/2/24
well, is it really so difficult to build a new pegasos machine? a friend of mine told me, that it's not so difficult, if someone understand how it's working (not me)...
Difficult? Of course not, not for Genesi/bplan. At least not from a technical perspective. The difficulty would come from making a living out of it, from making it worthwhile. There is *no point* in doing it, that's the problem. And there is no future path for PPC anyway, at least not for processors that would make sense in a Pegasos/desktop kind of computer. I doubt a new e600 processor will follow the 8610, and the e700 platform seems to be scrapped altogether...
Hyperionmp 2 days ago: "we have taken a look at the PowerPC roadmap and there is plenty of life in it including 8 core designs under 30 W."
Oh man, that post was hilarious in so many levels (like the suggestion that someone would actually *have paid* 2 million Euros for developing OS4 for instance
Well, the QorIQ
as well as the multi core e500 PowerQUICC processors that are already here are probably very nice processors, and the P4080
does seem to have a lot of communication abilities. However, since a true Amiga environment is single core only (and can't be anything else), a 8640 (single core) or 8610 would make much more sense *if* you for some strange reason would try to build a *desktop* motherboard (which would still not be competitive on the desktop market, and neither would the P4080 be BTW).
On the other hand, judging from "ssolies" recent trolling here about how much MorphOS users really miss "boxes", coupled with that comment by HyperionMP you linked to above, I'd dare to guess that Hyperion has undertaken a "most ambitious" project of finally developing the announced box system for OS4. But this won't change the fact that a true Amiga environment (i.e. the *contents* of an "A-box") can only be single core. Under no circumstances could you make an Amiga OS that has the *true* multi processor capabilities and functionality you would see/expect in modern desktop (or server) OS's, not without breaking the "Amiga" part. And if that is your ambitions, I'd say that you should invest your efforts into making *Anubis* come true instead. Starting with a *clean slate* would make much more sense then, free of compromises and strange legacy stuff that cripples the design and the execution of it. And then - if your ambition is to compete on the desktop market, I'd say you should simply compile your Anubis OS for the x86 instead, so that you at least will be on the same arena as your competitors. So. There.
MorphOS is Amiga done right!
MorphOS NG will be AROS done right!