Category Archives: Amiga

Apple Silicon, Xeon Phi, and Amigas

The new M1 chip in the new Macs has 8-16GB of DRAM on the package, just like many mobile phones or single-board computers. But unlike many desktop, laptop or workstation computers (there are exceptions). In the first tranche of Macs … Continue reading

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Dos Amigans

Tomorrow evening (for me; 1800UTC on 10th Sept) Steven R. Baker and I will twitch-stream our journey learning how to write Amiga software. Check out dosamigans.tv!

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grotag

Lots of Amiga documentation was in the AmigaGuide format. These are simple ASCII documents with some rudimentary markup to turn them into hypertext, working something like TeXInfo manuals. Think more like a markdown-enabled Gopher than the web though: you can … Continue reading

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Getting started on my Vampire V4

Apollo accelerators make the Vampire, the fastest Motorola 680×0-compatible accelerators for Amiga around. Actually, they claim that with the Sheepsaver emulator to trap ROM calls, it’s the fastest m68k-compatible Mac around too. The Vampire Standalone V4 is basically that accelerator, … Continue reading

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I’ve been playing a lot of CD32, and would just like to mention how gloriously 90s it is. This is the startup chime. For comparison, the Interstellar News chime from Babylon 5. Sure beats these.

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Continuous Integration for Amiga

Amiga-Smalltalk now has continuous integration, I don’t know if it’s the first Amiga program ever to have CI but definitely the first I know of. Let me tell you about it. I’ve long been using AROS, the AROS Research Operating … Continue reading

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SICPers podcast episode 5

It lives! Kinda. Amiga-Smalltalk now runs on Amiga. Along the way I review The K&R book as a tutorial for C programming, mentioning my previous comparison to the Brad Cox and Bjarne Stroustrup books. I also find out how little … Continue reading

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SICPers podcast episode 4

We’re back to Amiga-Smalltalk today, as the moment when it runs on a real Amiga inches closer. Listen here. Aminet has git, but only for MorphOS. MEmacs is the only text editor you need. HiSOFT, makers of HiSOFT C++ SAS … Continue reading

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MUI

In my last post I talked about investigating AROS, the modern, open source[*] implementation of the Amiga Operating System. Today I’ve spent some more time on that study, and found some things: my strategy last time was to read the … Continue reading

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AROS

I spent the weekend teaching myself some Amiga GUI (Intuition) programming using AROS via the Icaros Desktop distribution, their developer guides, and the Amiga developer CD. It’s a nice enough system to program in that works like most other GUI … Continue reading

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