Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
DiscreetFX, I hope you don't take it personally but I think it's reasonable to ask these questions about the bounty. You're tough enough to take a little polite skepticism.
Here is what is said in the FAQ at your website: Quote:
"...the spec we would like to see is Amiga OS 3.9 and above and/or WinUAE/Amiga Forever 2008/AROS/MorphOS. 680x0+ CPU or PowerPC CPU, faster the better, 24 bit Graphics card, 32MB of RAM. I would also like the coders to try hard to make it work with AGA."
I definitely see 680x0 (connected to PPC with "or," not "and") and 32MB in there. Heck, that might have been viewed as possible with the version of Mozilla that existed when the Amizilla project started. Time has overtaken this.
I'm pretty sure it's been five years or more since the project was started. It seems fair enough to ask if anything happens if another five pass, is the project EVER going to be dropped for impracticality?
Bounties have done a LOT for MorphOS, just look at MOSNet and Sputnik as the prime examples. MOSNet gets less attention now because Netstack is included, but it filled the breach during a lot of the time when MorphOS didn't have a stack, and commercial stacks were not easy to obtain or you didn't know if they'd have glitches on your system. Bounties have done even more for AROS, whose team has darn near perfected their use. But I find after all this time that Amizilla is an unrealistic bounty.
You could adapt the bounty by raising the specs of the minimum system, perhaps dropping OS 3.9 altogether, or at least requiring a PPC accelerator and more memory on classic systems. The bounty requirements now are a bit nebulous and at least once even arbitrary ("I would like [it to] work with AGA]"). You have your decision about going forward in a different direction without the contribution of the executive, about 50% of the total. But perhaps the opinions of other contributors could be considered, in an open public discussion or roll call, for those still paying attention.