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Please Provide Reliable AROS Repository!!

Michal Pietal

Posts 108
20 Dec 2019 17:49



Dear Apollo Team!

I presume Your AROS "tax" (EUR 5) is a great idea and serves both the Vampire community and AMIGA in general.

Alas, multiple AROS builds are to be found, frequently updated, generating confusion.  Therefore on behalf of all V4SA users, please
1) provide one single URL for the "official Apollo" AROS build(s)
2) provide a simple instruction on how to boot AROS from a dedicated CF

Thank You!  I will appreciate it a lot.  And not only me.


John William

Posts 462
20 Dec 2019 17:52


The team is working on it...here have this...- hands Michal Pietal a wooden YoYo - See if you can make it work!


Michal Pietal

Posts 108
20 Dec 2019 17:58


You mean??


Ronnie Beck

Posts 35
20 Dec 2019 17:59


AROS is a work in progress. When there is something to release, you will see something here.  Until then, calm down.

There is no tax.


Michal Pietal

Posts 108
20 Dec 2019 18:00


This deserves its own tab on the site.

You just added "OrderV4".  Please add also "AROS".

Tho things:
1) a link to a distro or distros with build date
2) a simple instruction if exchanging CF isn't enough (i.e. what about the microSD with KICK3.1)


Ronnie Beck

Posts 35
20 Dec 2019 18:02


Again.  Please wait until this is ready.  This is still needing developed.  It is pointless doing what you all before it is done.  Calm down.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1697
20 Dec 2019 18:04


There is official AROS m68k snapshot (and x64 Intel too :) at Amigadev.com
  EXTERNAL LINK 
  It is also "Vampire edition - in progress".
 
  Now you can test with all the bugs. Note that this is NOT easy to use on v4SA and would need install on Classic and file copy OR WinUAE machine boothing HDF and copying files from there, or similar solution.
 
  Once its fully supported, I am sure it can be hosted on this website, Apollo Wiki etc.

More elegant solution is needed, but not yet here. Kind of AmiKit XE is WIP.


Michal Pietal

Posts 108
20 Dec 2019 18:09


A beta would be fine.

V4SA is beta.

So is the V4SA core.

And many other stuff Vampire.

What You want me to wait for?  Until Microsoft acquires AROS??


Michal Pietal

Posts 108
20 Dec 2019 18:14


Thanks Vojin!!  You ve got Your point, as always.

Alas the hdf version is raw and not branded.

I got an iso on Apollo irc some time ago - minicotter.img.  So I will be continuing using this for the time being.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1697
20 Dec 2019 18:16


Michal Pietal wrote:

    What You want me to wait for?  Until Microsoft acquires AROS??
 

 
  No, please, no M$, give it to Hype :)
 
  Few months top I suppose, depending on coders (could be few days if we would actually motivate em instead of hustle).
 
  You need
  - Improved RTG, LAN drivers for v4sa
  - Improved AROS free KS if possible
  - Improved core for v4sa
 
  There is beta for you in directory, it needs lot of nerves and some knowledge. Usage is discussed on Apollo IRC.
  https://webchat.freenode.net/#apollo-team

My best advice for you is to contact Jan about XE for v4sa. It will be shinny, work out of box (provided you flash OS3 ROM and have OS3/4 ISO) and is a real product.

AROS is geeky, spartan and "requires a lot of thinkering" for time being.


Michal Pietal

Posts 108
20 Dec 2019 18:17


I am, thanks!!


Wawa T

Posts 695
20 Dec 2019 23:41


my current version of minicotter with scalos as desktop.
  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AuvzEgbTrkxPgeoIL6CdlXbFcPl7Mw?e=c6INim
  two things.
  - the workbench screens stays open in the background and the dialogs such as prefs guis open there.
  - saving scaslos prefs causes all sort of problems. needs to be debugged.
 

also.. the vampirecontrol app is disabled in the s-s. doesnt get along with uae here.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1697
20 Dec 2019 23:59


wawa t wrote:

my current version of minicotter with scalos as desktop.

Thanks for sharing the progress. Is ScalOS planned as Wanderer replacement in main line?

ScalOS features
EXTERNAL LINK 
ScalOS screens
http://scalos.noname.fr/features.php#screenshots




Wawa T

Posts 695
21 Dec 2019 01:01


Vojin Vidanovic wrote:

Is ScalOS planned as Wanderer replacement in main line?

no. instead a new version of wanderer is expected, but then again, when nick finishes it:
EXTERNAL LINK 


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 487
21 Dec 2019 06:05


Is your "minicotter" the distro that comes with v4 on CF? There is an option to buy a CF with Aros pre-installed..


Wawa T

Posts 695
21 Dec 2019 10:58


it is an updated and modified version based on ongoing development and further adjustments.

albeit i dont consider it anything official, its wip.

posts 16