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Anyone Know Status on RPi Native AROS?

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:59 pm
by DavidS
I can not even find a build anymore, nor is there much information in the trackers for AROS.

A while ago there were a few threads here about a version of AROS that runs native on Raspberry Pi hardware, it only needed USB support to become usable last I heard. It has been years now, has there been any update on the Raspberry native port of AROS that anyone knows of?

I am aware of the Linux Hosted version, I am looking for the native version status.

This shows a loyalty of many to a great OS. Since the current holders of the Intellectual Property are keeping Amiga OS closed source the Amiga community created a replacement that is still being developed and maintained. I can only think of one other example of this, as most of the old systems that are still being updated are the result of the source being released under some open source license or another (DR GEM released by Caldera, CP/M open sourced, RISC OS was shared source now open, etc).

There is definitely something about Amiga OS, actually a lot of somethings.

Re: Anyone Know Status on RPi Native AROS?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:59 am
by chocolate
You might want to check one of the Amiga forums or AROS-exec. I heard there is a dev that is working on it and has a patreon page.

Re: Anyone Know Status on RPi Native AROS?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:47 am
by n67
Just out of curiosity, how would you do anything with an OS running on a Pi w/o USB support?

No mouse, no keyboard, no ethernet.

I suppose serial - but that would be text only.

Maybe wireless, though a serious chicken-and-egg problem getting it setup.

Re: Anyone Know Status on RPi Native AROS?

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:47 pm
by DavidS
n67 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:47 am
Just out of curiosity, how would you do anything with an OS running on a Pi w/o USB support?

No mouse, no keyboard, no ethernet.

I suppose serial - but that would be text only.

Maybe wireless, though a serious chicken-and-egg problem getting it setup.
That is the point of my question. At that time it still needed USB support, and I would like to know if it is yet usable for day to day (having USB support on the RPi)?

On most targets it does have USB support, and now we all know enough about the DWC USB controllers that I would hope whatever RPi users are working on that port of AROS would have implemented that support by now. Though I can not find any information on that (here or on any of the AROS or Amiga sites).

Re: Anyone Know Status on RPi Native AROS?

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:36 pm
by terminills

Re: Anyone Know Status on RPi Native AROS?

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:14 pm
by DavidS
terminills wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:36 pm
Update on usb support.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/digging-through-23261667
Nice, that is great to see. It looks as if it may not be long before we finally have AROS on RPi. As this is the only OS that I would use in preference to RISC OS on an ARM based system I am very much looking forward to what comes next. I always liked Amiga OS, though I also like the ARM CPU, so I have an old Amiga 1200 that I use often for fun, and my main computer is a Raspberry Pi running RISC OS (the best OS so far for ARM based computers, until AROS is done). And I do not to much care for Linux so not to much into the whole hosted version of AROS (which does not even go full screen anymore), though I do use it some.

I have bookmarked that page to keep an eye on the progress. Thank you for that.

Re: Anyone Know Status on RPi Native AROS?

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:20 am
by terminills