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Archive 01/2001


10.Jan.2001
Fun Time World


"Die Welt": How The Chips Learned Being Noisy
"Until 1985 acoustical there was no alteration according to the standard of computer sound which was introduced by C64. To this time Atari had the idea of producing an home computer Atari ST equip with a MIDI-interface. This Musical Instrument Digital Interface made it possible to control electronic music instruments like keyboards with the computer. Atari ST was the first computer in series that used this possibility and made the data exchange between computer and music instruments possible. The built-in 8-Bit-sound-chip had only the ability of producing three mono voices, but the main processor worked perfectly together with the MIDI-interface. Musicians from all over the world recognized the future of computer music and almost each sound studio connected its mixing desk with an Atari ST. Since the early nineties a MIDI-interface was standard for sound cards.

Two years after the introduction of the ST, in 1987, Commodore set a new standard for music computers with the Amiga 500 for the mass market: four-channel-stereo was the new standard. Programming of music directly in the computer was now possible without expensive equipment. For a long time this was the greatest advantage of the Amiga towards other computers. Because of that and because of its great graphical abilities it was the game computer at all."

Also in the today`s `Die-Welt`-article Concerto Commodore it is reported of the musical abilities of the C64. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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10.Jan.2001
Simon II


Simon the Sorcerer II
As you can read on the homepage of Paul Burkey, who made the Amiga-port of Simon the Sorcerer II, there will be a MAC-port soon. It also could have been solved the audio-problem. There will be an update for the Amiga-version in a few days. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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10.Jan.2001
Boingworld


NVidia OS Opinion Poll
There is an opinion poll at the NVidia news site in the left menu about the preferred operating system. The Amiga is also on the list and is currently on the third place with 17,99 % after BeOS and Windows.

Supplement 11.01.2001:
The opinion poll has been canceled because the voting was falsified by scripts which vote again and again. The script-kids do not have the faintest idea which harm they make! (unk) (Translation: unk)

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10.Jan.2001
Thomas Steiding via eMail


Epics News: Amiga-Version of Earth 2140 Available
From today Earth 2140 which is a for the PC developed real-time strategy game by Topware Interactive is available for Amiga. Earth 2140 needs an Amiga with at least 68040 CPU, a 4 MB graphic board and 24 MB RAM. But in order to have the full pleasure of the game it is recommended a PPC Amiga with 32 MB RAM. On the website of Epic Interactive under the title link you can find a new demo-version as well as further information about Earth 2140.

Download Demo: Earth2140_Demo.lha

You can find a preview for this game at No Risc No Fun. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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10.Jan.2001
Christoph Meier on ANF


Futurezone: New Power Macs are Ready
The most efficient model of the new Macintoshs which is a 733 MHz G4 Power Mac surpassed a Pentium-4-PC [1,5 GHz] with 12 seconds while rendering a 3D-graphic to the pleasure of the audience.

Other reports on this topic:
The Register: Moto G4 Plus makes it to latest Power Mac line-up
Slashdot: A Basket Full of Apple News (unk) (Translation: unk)

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10.Jan.2001
Oliver Roberts HP


New Datatype for Warp
WarpJPEG.datatype 44.15 from 9.1.2001, freeware
JFIF-JPEG picture datatype (68k,PPC/WarpOS,PPC/MorphOS)

WarpPNG.datatype 44.9 from 9.1.2001, freeware
PNG picture datatype (68k,PPC/WarpOS,PPC/MorphOS)

Download:
WarpJPEGdt.lha - (104K)
WarpPNGdt.lha - (132K) (unk) (Translation: unk)

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10.Jan.2001
MorphOS


MorphOS News
Sigbj°rn SkjŠret has published a new VCDGear 1.6d at www.morphos.de. "This Amiga-port of VCDGear (station-version) can make VCDs on your Amiga. You can find information to the original project at www.vcdgear.com." Please have a look at the VCDGear.readme (1780B).

Download: VDCGear16d.lha - (123K) (unk) (Translation: unk)

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10.Jan.2001
Amiga Inc.


AmigaOS 3.5 Boing-Bag #2a Released
Because of some minor bugs at Boingbag #2 of AmigaOS 3.5 yesterday it was published an update #2a which simply has to be installed over Boingbag #1 or #2. Download: BoingBag2a.lha - 1,6 MB (unk) (Translation: unk)

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10.Jan.2001
V│ Portal


V│ 3.3.65beta Released
It was released version 3.3.65beta of the Amiga-browser Voyager. This is the first version with a new layout-engine. A keyfile is needed. you can find important information about the changes in v_33beta65.readme.

Download: v_33_beta65.lzx - 889 KB (unk) (Translation: unk)

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09.Jan.2001
Bob Scharp


30.3./1.4.2001 - Amiga2001, St. Louis, USA
The 7th Gateway Computer Show 'Amiga2001' will take place late March / early April 2001 in St. Louis, USA. Organizer is Bob Scharp. On the web page (title link) you will find unter "Next Show" an updated list of exhibitors, which clubs and personalities will attend, and which events are panned.

If you would like to be exhibitor on the Amiga2001, please click on "Exhibitor?".

Contact:
Bob Scharp
Amigan-St. Louis
P.O. Box 672
Bridgeton, MO 63044
U.S.A.
E-mail: bscharp@icon-stl.net
WWW: http://www.amiga-stl.com/ (unk) (Translation: unk)

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09.Jan.2001
Andreas Falkenhahn via eMail


CD32 Games Install Kit v4.1 NG Released
The CD32 Games Install Kit v4.1 NG has been released on the Airsoft Softwair homepage. But this update can only be downloaded and used by people owning the CD-ROM "The Best Of Airsoft Softwair Gold Edition". In version 4.1 the integrated emulator's compatibility is strongly enhanced, and some bugs are fixed. Owners of the CD-ROM "The Best Of Airsoft Softwair Gold Edition" can download the update using the program updater which is part of the CD-ROM. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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09.Jan.2001
Amiga-Community.net


Amiga-Community.net now with Customer Portal
Amiga-Community.net perhaps is the only customer portal for Amiga. You can give your opinion about products or websites for Amiga. One can enter anything dealing with Amiga, e.g. shareware - freeware - hardware - software - .....

You can also suggest new categories and products. Some products are already in, these just need to be rated, now. But there is no reimbursement as with similar services. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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09.Jan.2001
Heise Newsticker


Heise: Corel Parts with Their Linux Branch
As it looks like Corel will do part with their Linux branch.

Heise wrote:
źThough Corel Corporation will publish their this year's strategy first on 23rd of January, analysers estimate that corel will part with their Linux branch. In reply on these notions in US reports Corel's share value rose at 7.5 % at the American technology stock exchange Nasdaq, last Monday. Already in December speculations came up about Corel might take this step. ╗
Entire article at the title link (German). (unk) (Translation: unk)

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09.Jan.2001
Mirko Naumann via eMail


Picture Supplement regarding WoA 2000
Mirko Nauman has sent us a whole lot of pictures from the WoA2000. Unfortunately we cannot publish all of these, cause 34 MB are simply way too much. We selected the nicest pictures and made a little catalog out of these which you can find here.

This is how the pictures were taken:

Mirko filmed on the show with his MiniDV video camera SONY DCR-TRV8E and then connected this camera via SVHS cable to his second Amiga with PicassoIV and PalomIV TV module. As his camera takes 25 frames per second he had to select and save the best pictures. Then he converted the pictures saved before to JPEG using the picture format converting software GfxCon by Dirk Farins.


Amiga News

APC&TCP

Individual 3

ISDN Surfer

KDH Datentechnik 2

Amiga suitcase

Mediator A4000D

Mediator PCI 4

Elbox

Schatztruhe

Messepix 4

Mr. Amiga

Mr. Amiga Killing Linux 2

New Boards

OS3.9

Police at the Mediapark

Repulse Soundkarte

Wildfire

DreiEinHalb Computer

WinTV

Athlon-Amiga

Avio

BlizzardPPC&BVisionPPC

Casablanca

CD32 Playing StarWars

Earth2140

EASys

Elbox2

Elbox3

Elbox Tower

Falke Verlag

GRexPCI

Haage&Partner

Airbrush
 
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09.Jan.2001
Chief via eMail


Another Commander now Freeware
'Another Commander' is a buiseness simulation and stragety game in space. The game was made available for free download by Rangonsoft.

Download: Ragon.lha - 1,88 MB (unk) (Translation: unk)

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09.Jan.2001
Christoph Dietz


CES: New Products and Pictures
Under the title link you can find the final report by Christoph Dietz. He discovered many new products on the CES which though are not necessarily Amiga specific, but not less interesting. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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08.Jan.2001
Alfred Sturm


New Aminet Uploads
OpusMI.lha           biz/dopus  1.3M+GlowIcon DOpus Images (7th Release)
OpusMIupd.lha        biz/dopus  236K+OpusMI Update (6th to 7th Release)
HomeBank.lha         biz/misc   201K+V1.8 The personal account manager (MUI)
AmBoS-Demo.lha       comm/ambos 1.6M+AmBoS 2.98 - Full/demo archive
AmBoS-Update.lha     comm/ambos 1.2M+AmBoS-Update Rel. 2.98j (Wednesday 03-Ja
AInfoBOT.lha         comm/irc    31K+Clone of the PERL InfoBOT
EZPagerNG_CE.lha     comm/misc  407K+Send messages to german pagers (Scall,Sk
LCR-I.lha            comm/misc  114K+LeastCostRouter for german Internet Prov
LCR-P.lha            comm/misc   75K+LeastCostRouter Print-Tool
LCR.lha              comm/misc  112K+LeastCostRouter for german Telephone Pro
AutoTCP.lha          comm/tcp     1K+AutoTCP, Autostart your favourite TCP/IP
ApacheMI.lha         comm/www    49K+GlowIcons for Apache Servers
Cookie_Killer.lha    comm/www    14K+AWeb cookie management (v1.01)
wpz-frozen40.lha     demo/aga   1.3M+Frozen#4o - The Party Edition
Nature-Grid2fx.lha   demo/intro  86K+Nature - Grid2, winner 64k at TP2000
jrm-mm70.lha         demo/sound 132K+DA JoRMaS: MonoMeno #70
BlitzLstDec00.lha    dev/basic  253K+Blitz mailing list archives for December
2b_TKLsort.lha       dev/c       33K+This program sorting text files. 
Amiga-C-Dec00.lha    dev/c      122K+Postings to Amiga-C mailing list in Dece
codestorage.lha      dev/c      354K+Create & manipulate your own DataBase of
pgmasst.lha          dev/c       77K+A GUI for various text editing & formatt
MuGuardianAnge.lha   dev/debug  287K+MungWall superset, detect accesses to no
yaec.lha             dev/e      287K+Yaec - Yet Another E Compiler [1.2b]
WHDLoad_dev.lha      dev/misc   500K+HD-Installer for OS-Killer
WHDLoad_usr.lha      dev/misc   130K+HD-Installer for OS-Killer
FindChanges.lha      disk/misc   40K+Finds changes made to disk
Aakt0101HTML.lha     docs/mags  247K+AMIGA aktuell - German infotainment maga
WarpUp-Dec00.lha     docs/misc  121K+Postings to the WarpUp mailing list in D
Rags.lha             game/actio 2.4M+Violent and fast 1 on 1 combat game
Mattonite.lha        game/demo  237K+BreakOut demo game, working in progress
WHDIDemos.lzh        game/patch 1.5M+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIGamesA-B.lzh     game/patch 1.5M+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIGamesC-D.lzh     game/patch 1.3M+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIGamesE-F.lzh     game/patch 820K+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIGamesG-I.lzh     game/patch 1.1M+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIGamesJ-M.lzh     game/patch 1.3M+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIGamesN-R.lzh     game/patch 1.4M+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIGamesS-T.lzh     game/patch 1.8M+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
WHDIGamesU-Z.lzh     game/patch 709K+Harddisk Installs using WHDLoad
eyangband.lha        game/role  798K+EyAngband 0.2.1 - Roguelike solo RPG
SvIVFix916.lha       gfx/misc   189K+*Fix* for SViewIV V9.15 (4.1.2001)
AMP2.lha             gfx/show   147K+MPEG1/2,MP2/3,AC3 player v2.01 (010106)
CC-Tools.lha         hard/drivr  36K+Download to C-Control/BASIC
mccontrol.lha        hard/hack  665K+V1.56 PSX MemoryCard Reader
actors.lha           misc/imdb   27M+Actors.list (29.12.2000)
actresses.lha        misc/imdb   14M+Actresses.list (29.12.2000)
aka-names.lha        misc/imdb  635K+Aka-names.list (29.12.2000)
aka-titles.lha       misc/imdb  2.1M+Aka-titles.list (29.12.2000)
alternate-vers.lha   misc/imdb  490K+Alternate-versions.list (29.12.2000)
biographies.lha      misc/imdb   21M+Biographies.list (29.12.2000)
business.lha         misc/imdb  1.0M+Business.list (29.12.2000)
certificates.lha     misc/imdb  678K+Certificates.list (29.12.2000)
cinematographr.lha   misc/imdb  1.6M+Cinematographers.list (29.12.2000)
color-info.lha       misc/imdb  1.8M+Color-info.list (29.12.2000)
complete-cast.lha    misc/imdb  311K+Complete-cast.list (29.12.2000)
complete-crew.lha    misc/imdb  116K+Complete-crew.list (29.12.2000)
composers.lha        misc/imdb  1.6M+Composers.list (29.12.2000)
costume-design.lha   misc/imdb  513K+Costume-designers.list (29.12.2000)
countries.lha        misc/imdb  2.5M+Countries.list (29.12.2000)
crazy-credits.lha    misc/imdb  113K+Crazy-credits.list (29.12.2000)
directors.lha        misc/imdb  3.4M+Directors.list (29.12.2000)
distributors.lha     misc/imdb  1.6M+Distributors.list (29.12.2000)
editors.lha          misc/imdb  1.2M+Editors.list (29.12.2000)
genres.lha           misc/imdb  1.9M+Genres.list (29.12.2000)
german-aka-tit.lha   misc/imdb  371K+German-aka-titles.list (29.12.2000)
goofs.lha            misc/imdb  572K+Goofs.list (29.12.2000)
imdbDiff001229.lha   misc/imdb  1.2M+Diffs for the Internet MovieDatabase
iso-aka-titles.lha   misc/imdb   22K+Iso-aka-titles.list (29.12.2000)
italian-aka-ti.lha   misc/imdb  434K+Italian-aka-titles.list (29.12.2000)
keywords.lha         misc/imdb  2.5M+Keywords.list (29.12.2000)
language.lha         misc/imdb  1.8M+Language.list (29.12.2000)
laserdisc.lha        misc/imdb  932K+Laserdisc.list (29.12.2000)
literature.lha       misc/imdb  1.1M+Literature.list (29.12.2000)
locations.lha        misc/imdb  889K+Locations.list (29.12.2000)
misc-companies.lha   misc/imdb  417K+Miscellaneous-companies.list (29.12.2000
miscellaneous.lha    misc/imdb  7.9M+Miscellaneous.list (29.12.2000)
movie-links.lha      misc/imdb  2.3M+Movie-links.list (29.12.2000)
movies.lha           misc/imdb  3.0M+Movies.list (29.12.2000)
mpaa-ratings-r.lha   misc/imdb   76K+Mpaa-ratings-reasons.list (29.12.2000)
plot.lha             misc/imdb  8.5M+Plot.list (29.12.2000)
producers.lha        misc/imdb  2.7M+Producers.list (29.12.2000)
production-com.lha   misc/imdb  2.9M+Production-companies.list (29.12.2000)
production-des.lha   misc/imdb  559K+Production-designers.list (29.12.2000)
quotes.lha           misc/imdb  2.4M+Quotes.list (29.12.2000)
ratings.lha          misc/imdb  796K+Ratings.list (29.12.2000)
release-dates.lha    misc/imdb  2.0M+Release-dates.list (29.12.2000)
running-times.lha    misc/imdb  1.4M+Running-times.list (29.12.2000)
sound-mix.lha        misc/imdb  943K+Sound-mix.list (29.12.2000)
soundtracks.lha      misc/imdb  1.6M+Soundtracks.list (29.12.2000)
special-fx-com.lha   misc/imdb   76K+Special-effects-companies.list (29.12.20
taglines.lha         misc/imdb  504K+Taglines.list (29.12.2000)
technical.lha        misc/imdb  1.3M+Technical.list (29.12.2000)
trivia.lha           misc/imdb  1.0M+Trivia.list (29.12.2000)
writers.lha          misc/imdb  3.7M+Writers.list (29.12.2000)
gettinwet.lha        mods/jorma  87K+Gettin' Wet by Naks (Techno, from JRm-MM
Amigaska.lha         mods/med   111K+Amiga is back Western style in Apr 1999 
CriticalsPromo.lha   mods/misc   31K+Custom module from Critical's "Promotion
HaleBob.mpg          mods/mpg   4.4M+Spacy SSV1.03c MOD in MP3 Apr 1997 by Th
EP_RiffRaff.lha      mus/play     6K+EaglePlayer "Riff Raff" external replaye
Sid4Amiga.lha        mus/play   417K+Plays C64 Sid Music Files - PPC/68K/GUI
documentviewer.lha   text/misc   67K+Show the User a directory of documents t
MMULib.lha           util/libs  578K+Library to ctrl the MC68K MMUs
AslToRT.lha          util/misc   11K+Asl/Arp/Req/Intuition requester to ReqTo
LC2.lha              util/misc  184K+Aussie Lotto checker/database.
AmiGOD.lha           util/moni  101K+V1.43 Millenium - WB graphics benchmark
DosTrace.lha         util/moni   24K+DOS monitor better than SnoopDos
ReqCh.lha            util/sys     7K+Bugfixed replacement for C:RequestChoice
TransPrefs22.lha     util/sys    39K+TranslatorPrefs V2.2 (640x256 fixt)
Ver.lha              util/sys    14K+Bugfixed replacement for c:version 40.1
LSClock21.lha        util/time   35K+SHAREWARE clock utility - New Release v2
Safe14_5.lha         util/virus  19K+Safe v14.5 - virus dicovering system
xvslibrary.lha       util/virus  51K+External Virus Support Library v33.24
MemIcon.lha          util/wb     13K+Memory/Screen/OS display for OS3.5/OS3.9
RunArgs.lha          util/wb      8K+V3.0, WB 3.9 ToolsDaemon Menu Launcher
WB2000_18_Ita.lha    util/wb      3K+Italian Catalog for Workbench2000 1.8   
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08.Jan.2001
Trogladite Software


Trogladite Software is Looking for Developers
Trogladite Software is looking for new software-developers and web-designers for our website. If you are interested visit the title link for further informations. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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08.Jan.2001
Jan Andersen via eMail


Safe V14.5 Released
Safe is a virus-detector that just looks for viruses but it will not delete them.

Name: Safe v14.5
Archivname: Safe14_5.lha
Archivgr÷▀e: 19.818 Bytes
Datum: 8. Januar 2001
Programmierer: Zbigniew Trzcionkowski
Info: Ben÷tigt xvs.library v33.24

Download: Safe14_5.lha (unk) (Translation: unk)

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08.Jan.2001
David Connolly via eMail


Amiga Survivor
CS&E took over the well known printed magazine 'Amiga Survivor', originaly published by Robert Iveson. They are looking for advertisers to finance the future of this magazin. Visit the title link or contact the below address for further information.

David Connolly
Managing Director
Crystal Software and Electronics Ltd
7200 The Quorum
Oxford Business Park
Oxford
OX4 2JZ
http://www.csande.com
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 481421
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 481482
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08.Jan.2001
DirOpus


DirOpus 4.15e (Beta) Released
Changes of this beta release:
  • Fixed various Enforcer Hits
  • Moved the code back to SAS/C, sorry GCC fans ;-(
  • Added support for bigints (64 bit math) and changed code as required
  • Removed all '#include's proto's and converted="" them to pragmas
  • Added a smakefile that has dependencies

Download: DOpus4beta.lzx - 455 KB (unk) (Translation: unk)

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08.Jan.2001
Joern Plewka, Support Katodev on ANF


Audio Driver for New and Old Sound Cards
Katodev announce that the development-documentation for the X-Audio.device is still available at the software page of their website. They would be glad if new cards would use it.

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08.Jan.2001
Freund on ANF


Amiga Story at the ARIVA Stock Forum
The Amiga Story at the ARIVA Stock Forum. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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08.Jan.2001
HD Installer


JST 4.4 Released
Version 4.4 of JST were released. If you want to use old games with new systems you will love JST.

Download: jst.lha (unk) (Translation: unk)

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08.Jan.2001
Eternity News


Eternity News: MPG Video-card / USB for AMIGA
Eternity wrote:
We are looking for some developers for the realising of an MPEG-Video-card or a USB-card for the Amiga in co-operation with Kato Development:

Programmers that develop drivers and host programs, based on Linux-sources, for the Amiga. We consider the following suppositions:
  1. The intention to develop something 'New' for the Amiga.
  2. There has to be some time available.
  3. You have to know that you wont become a millionaire by developing for the Amiga.
  4. Will for co-operation.
  5. C and C++
  6. Know about the Amiga-hardware.

With the knowhow of Kato and some other persons we will try to develop one of the above mentioned products. We make no promises!

Additionally we are looking for distributors that would like to support the investment and will get better conditions.

And last but not least we would like to come in contact with other projects of this kind, cause if there are already projects like this running, we will renounce ours. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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08.Jan.2001
StÚphane "SteaG" Campan


New Graphic-Adventure
X-Team Software announce a new adventure game which they will develop together with Hurricane Studios. You can find initial screenshots at the title link. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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08.Jan.2001



CES: Interview with Grant Courville, QNX
At CES, Christoph Dietz has interviewed Grant Courville from QNX (English translation by Martina Jacobs):

QNX, also one of more than 1,500 exhibitors on CES in Las Vegas, is still in mind of the Amiga community as a partner for the Amiga platform from the age of Jeff Schindler and later of Jim Collas. About that time, development after that - and regarding this most of all about porting to PPC boards by phase5 taken in consideration - I talked to Grant Courville.


QNX presents Neutrino

Neutrino not an a PC for once

Darrin Fry, manager Photon development, proudly prensents how the Amiga operating system would have looked like, if there wasn't any change of direction.


To Courville, former development manager and now manager of the "World Wide Sales Engineering", after the end of development together with Amiga, QNX benefits from many users' and developers' feedback QNX received. Those days QNX had placed "QNX on disk", their operating system with browser, TCP/IP stack and some demos, on one single 1,44 MB disk. Also the neutrino's multimedia capabilities made capital from the developments which - by the way - mainly were done by QNX. But also the marketing effect would have been very fortunate for the company's further assignment.

The splitting of the Amiga community into QNX and Linux supporters, which rose Jim Collas' decision, he regards to be the most negative effect imaginable. He will take a look at the AmigaSDK in any case, cause "perhaps there might be another future for QNX and Amiga". He thinks porting to QNX would not be a big problem.

As in July 1999 the porting of neutrino to the PowerUP boards by phase5 was announced (see our message) users started hoping, again. But there never was more to see than the press release. Unfortunately phase5 never delivered any PPC board to enable QNX to use the Amiga computer available. Contact to phase5 dropped away as time went by. Though there is the QNX operation system for PPC processors in the meantime, but just not for PPC equipped Amiga computers, cause there is no matching to the typically Amiga custom chips. Due to the minor number of existing boards chances for porting are to estimate as very low, said Courville finally.

European Contact Addresses:

QNX Software Systems Ltd.
Voice: +44 (0) 1223 204800
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 204801
Email: qnx-uk@qnx.com

QNX Software Systems s.a.r.l.
Voice: +33 1 64 61 81 61
Fax: +33 1 64 61 81 62
Email: qnxfrance@qnx.com

QNX Software Systems GmbH
Voice: +49 (0) 511 94091 -0
Fax: +49 (0) 511 94091 -199
Email: info@qnx.de (unk) (Translation: mj)

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08.Jan.2001
Torsten Dudai


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