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on: May 06, 2020, 07:22:19 PM

I wanted to share with you something I've been working on for some time. The project is called AxRuntime and it allows re-compiling existing Amiga/MorphOS/AROS software as Linux applications.

The runtime allows developers to continue developing Amiga applications in unmodified way while at the same time being able to utilize modern development tools available on Linux like IDEs, debuggers, profilers, etc.

This solution lets developers compile their Amiga API-based applications as Linux binaries. Once the features are implemented, tested and optimized using the runtime on Linux, developers re-compile their applications for their Amiga-like system of choice and perform final quality checking.

Applications created with AxRuntime can be distributed to the Linux community giving developers a much broader user base and a possibility to invite developers from outside general Amiga community to contribute to the application.

Here are some videos of AROS applications running under Linux:


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AxRuntime 40.2 changes:

    Added to distribution
    Enable (basic) network support
  libaxrt-2.0-dbg.deb package
    Debug symbols separated from runtime package
    Fix crashes when loading classes
    64-bit fixes
    Fix crashes when loading classes
    Better error handling during initialization and library loading
    Correctly exit with return code instead of trapping.
    Fixed SMP race condition in SetSignal.
    Fixed SMP related crash with VBlank emulation.
    Fixed memory override in Slider class.
    Handle 'r' penspec in imagespec

Application changes:

  MPlayer 1.0b2
    Updated FFMpeg to 2.6.9
    Ported to 64-bit
    Enabled network support
    Fixed a long standing audio driver bug which caused clicking and statics
    Added Equalizer window and filter support
    Fixed caching code to allow for smaller cases (previous 1MB cache was hardcoded)
    Published repository on GitHub (

  WookieChat 3.1
    Ported to 64-bit
    Fixes to connection logic, null pointer access
    Workaround for crash at exit
    Implement private messages
    Fixes to nick management for JOIN/PART
    Implement QUIT command
    Implement handling connection retries

« Last Edit: June 13, 2020, 11:24:40 AM by deadwood »


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Reply #1 on: May 06, 2020, 07:24:28 PM
I will keep updating the first post as new release happen. Please post your questions, comments, suggestions below.


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Reply #2 on: May 06, 2020, 09:16:22 PM
this deadwood thing is very interesting, but i'm not a programmer, let's hope someone benefits :)

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Reply #3 on: June 13, 2020, 11:25:43 AM
Hi All,

I released a new version of AxRuntime.

Major highlights are:
- Introduce network support (bsdsocket.library)
- New version of MPlayer with updated ffmpeg and audio driver fixes
- First version of WookieChat

More information in first post.


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Reply #4 on: June 15, 2020, 01:07:51 AM
Brilliant idea! just the kind of solution that can help Aros. Hope it encourages more developers to port apps or develop new ones.

Congratulations for you fantastic job as usual, Deadwood.