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paolone

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Icaros Desktop 64 bit
« on: July 08, 2019, 12:43:26 PM »
I opened this topic to discuss about a 64bit version of Icaros Desktop. Time is finally come to leverage the system to a better platform, however I will need the greatest help I ever asked you for.




https://vmwaros.blogspot.com/2019/07/lets-talk-frankly-about-64-bits.html




Who's gonna help me, porting all the mandatory stuff?




Since we're changing platform and basically re-doing everything from scratch, what would you change and improve?




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Re: Icaros Desktop 64 bit
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2019, 12:51:08 PM »
Yes! Go 64 Bit! GO SMP!

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Re: Icaros Desktop 64 bit
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2019, 01:19:27 PM »
You might not know, there is a 64bit AROS distribution

https://blog.alb42.de/the-100-useless-aros-distribution/

Maybe you ask for help there, might be worth effort to join and help each other?

paolone

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Re: Icaros Desktop 64 bit
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2019, 02:00:45 PM »
You might not know, there is a 64bit AROS distribution

https://blog.alb42.de/the-100-useless-aros-distribution/

Maybe you ask for help there, might be worth effort to join and help each other?


Hi. Any help is appreciated and ALB's one is mandatory. I will include FPC and other ALB's programs as soon as I can, however please notice ABIv1 x64 AROS is a quick moving target. I am afraid executables included in the ISO from 2016 won't be compatible anymore with current system.

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Re: Icaros Desktop 64 bit
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2019, 07:29:22 PM »
Might it be worth asking if the guys over at Airsoftsoftwair could extend Hollywood to AROS x64 as there's a (reasonably) steady stream of new software via Hollywood?

Another though - might it be possible to run a very slimline ABI0 32bit AROS in DosBox or Bochs to allow access to programs that can't be ported?

Cheers,
Nigel.

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Re: Icaros Desktop 64 bit
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2019, 08:02:02 PM »
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Icaros Desktop includes hundreds of executables, and many of them were released as binary only, so we couldn't retain their sources for later use. We're talking about iconic components of the system, like the familiar AmiStart dock in the lower side of the screen, but also specific ones like AROS drivers for the Catweasel cards. In a nutshell, upgrading ABI would mean loosing most of the Icaros environment, what actually lets Icaros be... Icaros!

I'm well aware that this is a massive undertaking and I'm probably the last person that should give suggestions, especially obvious ones, due to my silence over the past decade.

Still, since a lot of stuff has to be done from scratch, I'd suggest making sure that a barebones Icaros OS with just what makes "Icaros be... Icaros" is based on open source code only.

This is the only way to make sure this problem never happens again in the future, and opens the possibility of having (barebones) Icaros ported to 64-bit ARM, RISC-V, etc. in the long term with ease.

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Re: Icaros Desktop 64 bit
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2019, 05:28:20 AM »
hi Paolone

surely it will take some time, I think also a lot, I on my own maybe I can contribute and I'm not here to say how and when, surely I will have to change computers since the nightlies don't work on mine but this is the last thing to do, I'm supporting Miker for Raystorm, in a few months it will be ready, I don't see the reason why it can't be brought, and surely the other third party programmers will do their part, I'm referring to x86_64

All the best
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Re: Icaros Desktop 64 bit
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2019, 08:02:30 PM »
Thank you, Paolone, for taking the challenge! :)

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Re: Icaros Desktop 64 bit
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2019, 04:57:36 PM »

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Re: Icaros Desktop 64 bit
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2019, 07:09:08 PM »
Wonderful!

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Re: Icaros Desktop 64 bit
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2019, 03:16:11 AM »
Well Paolone :)
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Re: Icaros Desktop 64 bit
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2019, 07:08:21 AM »
Excellent!