AmiZilla Project Continues to Grow
Saturday June 7th, 2003
David Gates (davidATdiscreetfx.com) writes in with an update on the AmiZilla project, which aims to raise a bounty for the first person or team to port Mozilla to Amiga OS. Since we last reported on the effort, the pot has grown to $3,661 and an AmiZilla FAQ and a set of AmiZilla guidelines have been created. In addition, an AmiZilla marketing campaign has been launched to gain publicity for the project and an AmiZilla Yahoo! Group has been set up to help coders collaborate on the port. Finally, the German Amiga Arena site has interviewed Bill Panagouleas, the founder of the project, with some AmiZilla-specific questions towards the end of the article.
Update! David Gates contacted us again with news that several parts of the AmiZilla site, including the FAQ and guidelines, have been updated. The FAQ now contains information about Hot CoCo, a future project to build a Java Virtual Machine for the AmiZilla port. The campaign also has its own mascot (think Green Mozilla after a series of oestrogen injections) designed by Eric Schwartz. Finally, Slashdot has reported on the porting effort and the booty now stands at $4,045.45.
#10 Pegasos !
Monday June 9th, 2003 1:18 PM
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Just want to speak about Pegasos/MorphOS
The Pegasos is a new MicroATX motherboard bassed on the PowerPC processor. It is using the same northbridge (ArticiaS) as the AmigaOS but bPlan(the designer) made a fixed for this chipset named "April". Without april the ArticiaS is buggy (DMA is not working, slower).
MorphOS is a new OS compatible wqith the old AmigaOS 3.x API and including a 68k emulator. So it is able to run AmigaOS 68k software as well as PPC software. MorphOS is fast/stable and in heavy developpement (some features are still muissing, mainly drivers).
I hope it's clear even if I can understand that it seens complex for a non Amiga fan