Hi everyone, Eric from Geneva

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on: August 17, 2019, 12:02:47 PM

I'm Eric, coming back to the Amiga world after 20 years. I live in Geneva, Switzerland.

I've had an A500, an A2000, then an A3000 in the 90s.

It seems to me that AROS did the right strategic choice at the time in that it is open to mainstream architecture (x86), and it's worth having a look. I will begin my research to build a desktop machine to make some experiences.

As I'm a financial guy, I see that the main problem in the community is funding. I'd propose to begin some brainstorming about how to finance development, on the open source side (non-profit) and on the for-profit side. I guess it's maybe worth to have a look at a financing over a crypto token (for the non-profit).

Let's begin to network.


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Reply #1 on: August 17, 2019, 12:30:36 PM
Hi Prophet and welcome

Just ask if you need some help choosing hardware. As you said x86 is the right choise even if AROS is so portable that it runs on all kind of CPU architectures. Classic 68k, PPC, AMD64, i386 and even ARM. AROS also works well hosted under Linux, MAC or Windows.
The platform that is by far most used and supported also regarding software is i386.
One project that is quite exiting is to make AROS run native on Raspberry Pi. That way we will have hardware that is easy to get, cheap and quite new. It is nice with dedicated hardware. Hardware can be hit and miss. At least when you are in a small platform where no hardware manufactor will make drivers or support the platform.   

As i386 is getting old and everything move to 64-bit we need to bring the AMD64 version more up to date. It already runs quite well but there are some problems.   

We for sure could need founding. 

We have something called power2the people. https://www.power2people.org/

It is a way to try to make stuff done. It worked some times. The problem is that many times the money just got locked there as noone wanted to do the project. That also made people think 2 times before putting money to a project.
What always worked good is if someone put a price to a project. It is kind of like how crowdfounding, kickstarter work.

OS codeing and hardware hacking is be founded in a more general way. The one that does the Pi port have a Patreon site.


Most that coded for the OS never made any money.

In the past there been someone trying to found development with selling stuff like t-shirts, drinking cups with AROS log etc. It never worked well. It could be possible to do something like that again, but would need marketing.

I have some ideas how AROS could become more successfull. I been involved in the project for over 10 years. Not as a coder but I'm doing the www.AspireOS.com distribution, founding of a projects, supported many projects, beta testing and more. I have a long history with the Amiga. I know what it is about and learned a lot about what people want from it etc. It is not easy at all. I'm not going into that part cause it is very complicated. You can PM me if you like to talk more about it.

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Reply #2 on: August 17, 2019, 02:38:57 PM
hello Eric

and for many years that ne sunno looks at the bounty, maybe I should increase in volume in terms of money, actually some porting I assume need expert hands  and willing, I am currently supporting a coder who is very excited about aros, but it takes time and patience

you are welcome


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Reply #3 on: August 18, 2019, 12:33:42 AM
PhoenixKonsole has a crypto-currency called TelosCoin that he uses to fund AROS and other services online like AmiCloud.  His services are mostly written in Hollywood scripts so they work on all next-generation Amiga platforms as well as mainstream operating systems.


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Reply #5 on: August 18, 2019, 09:50:33 PM
Hello and welcome.