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AROS hacking wiki

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So I've been keeping a wiki where I write things down while I experiment with AROS source code. Right now it is mostly compiling AROS but I will get down to breaking down some of the source code.

I've been able to compile AROS pc-x86_64 and hosted(linux-x86_65) with the main OS and all the contribs. It needed to have specific combinations of OS and tools to get working. I documented it there.

http://aros.bigbadrobots.com

It's a wiki so people can correct things.


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Re: Bounty system

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As a new developer, I have been checking the commits logs and there are very few active developers. There just isn't enough developer right now, so we need to be able to attract more people.

The only other OS open source project I have some knowledge on is FreeBSD. I talked to one of the device driver manager who travels around talking at FOSS conferences actively recruiting developers. Developers who are interested are brought in, mentored. Even as an experienced developer, you have to be to have that sort of support to get working on things.

What I am going to be doing is trying to actively recruit at my local Universities and through FOSS conferences/meetups. It will take me a while to be able to fix even simple bugs in the AROS code, so I am going to try to be useful where I can like documentation.

We also need to make sure a forum like this is accessible. I am sure the admin of AROS-EXEC is busy but registration was broken and it took me over 2 weeks of writing emails, posting on facebook to even get in. Somebody less determined would have probably given up.

I personally think focusing on finishing ABIV1 should the primary focus then getting AROS to be stable both hosted and native.(And supporting distro makers) I think updating a new TCP/IP stack right now would be incredible frustrating and I am think the one that is there now seems to work fine. I think more network drivers are needed.

Posted on: 5/13 0:37
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New to AROS/Old to Amiga

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Finally been able to register and get in to AROS Exec. The registration is a bit borked right now and hopefully will get fixed as I know other people want to get in(Also if things go right I might be able to get some CS students from the local Uni's to sign up.)

I used to program/own Amigas in College in the States. An A2000 in the US and I ordered a A4000 when I got back to Malaysia. It cost me more than an X5000. I was poking around all things Amiga, emulation, OS4.1 and decided that AROS seems to be the best(and cheapest native) experience.

So i've compiled the OS natively(X86_64 and i386 ABIv1) several times, poked around the source code, gotten access to the SVN.

I figure it will take me a year at least to be able to start contributing to AROS, more if things pick up(I am currently taking a short break to re-traing myself on Data Science related skillsets). I am hoping to focus on small bug fixes and updating documentation but move in drivers and improving OS stability.(I do a degree in Electronics but that was ages ago).

Posted on: 5/11 16:35
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