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claude

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« on: November 14, 2018, 12:43:47 AM »
I used my A500+ heavily until the early 2000s, mainly for music (OctaMED).  Would be tempted to take it out of the cupboard and set it up again but its E key is broken which makes almost everything a complete nightmare.  Did a lot of programming in AmigaE, including some plugins for OctaMED (sample slicing, some simple synthesis).

Looked at AROS briefly maybe a decade ago, but didn't try it as it seemed too early.

These days my primary systems are running Debian Buster, but it's too heavy for some older machines even with a lightweight desktop like XFCE, so I'm investigating AROS again.  I would be curious to try to port the Pure-data audio programming environment to AROS, although it does need TCL/Tk for its GUI, and I wouldn't want to have to port that if it hasn't been done already.

It seems like it might be a good time, as some GNU/Linux distros are dropping 32bit i386 support.  I have 3 spare i386 32bit machines that I'll use for testing:

Fujitsu Siemens Amilo laptop
Pentium M 1.5GHz
256MB RAM
40GB HDD
screen 1024x768
Intel i915 graphics
Intel 82801DB-ICH4 AC'97 audio (inc modem)
Intel PRO/2200BG Calexico2 wifi card
CD-RW optical drive
no battery

Dell desktop
Pentium 4 3GHz
1GB RAM
250GB HDD
Radeon X300 graphics
Intel AC'97 audio
DVD-RW optical drive

homebuilt desktop
Athlon XP 1.6GHz
currently in a cupboard
don't know how much RAM
probably 80GB HDD
no optical drive as far as I remember
doesn't boot from USB either

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Re: hi
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 09:00:13 AM »
Hi Claude

On your desktop computers you should change gfx-card to a supported type.
The pentium mashine will be powerfully with aros and some older Nvidia card.

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 11:22:34 AM »
hi

pentium 4  ;)

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2018, 04:38:08 PM »
These days my primary systems are running Debian Buster, but it's too heavy for some older machines even with a lightweight desktop like XFCE, so I'm investigating AROS again.  I would be curious to try to port the Pure-data audio programming environment to AROS, although it does need TCL/Tk for its GUI, and I wouldn't want to have to port that if it hasn't been done already.
I am afraid you will need to port 'em as well. Good luck, anyway! We always welcome new software to our platform!

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Dell desktop
Pentium 4 3GHz
1GB RAM
250GB HDD
Radeon X300 graphics
Intel AC'97 audio
DVD-RW optical drive
This will be the best option. X300 should be supported by our native driver for Radeon cards, though in 2D mode only.

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