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.
#31 Re: Auction of Amiga Inc's asset.
Tuesday July 1st, 2003 5:55 AM
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I think original poster intended to damage Amiga inc because he did not mention that AmigaInc IS NOT BANKCRUPT and they are not going to be bankruopt in the near future. They have financial problems, that's true. But they still continue the development.
And even if AmigaInc would die, it would not stop development of AmigaOS 4 or AmigaOne computers. The reason is that AmigaOS4 is developed by Hyperion Entertainment and Amigaone is a product of Eyetech. So situation of Amiga Inc does not damage AmigaOS4 or AmigaOne, because those are developed by independent companies.
There has been bloody and stupid war inside the Amiga community. Part of the people support Amiga Inc and part of the people support Genesi/bPlan who create unofficial Amiga and AmigaOS clones. There has been way too much attack on Amigainc from the fanatic MorphOS supporters during the last two years.