Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2601 from 2006/3/21
From: Lake Arrowhead...
There are several reasons why it can not:
1) Both WarpOS and PowerUP are proprietary. Much of WOS is in powerpc assembly, making it harder to work with it even if they could obtain the source code
2) The FPU issue isn't specific to the OS or kernel being run. The CPU just doesn't implement the Power ISA category FPU. You cannot execute any regular PowerPC FPU code on it.
So my uninformed assumption that this board is useless appears to be true.
Either the two guys working on it are unaware of how futile their work on this project is, or this whole thing is just a joke they are playing for some strange reason.
Given the fact that at least one of the two has completed successful projects in the past, the lack of knowledge that it can't work is puzzling and the assumption that it might be just a joke does not make any sense either.
Oh well? Someone will figure it out eventually and I will read what is really happening somewhere.
Unless someone designs a new Cyberstorm accelerator with a 1.5GHz G4, or faster CPU, plus 1.5gb RAM, USB2.0 and a SATA controller built-in, I don't see the point in creating any thing less than that for the A3000/A4000 Classic Amiga models.
MorphOS - The best Next Gen Amiga choice.