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AROS : Icaros 1.4.5 - now running M68K applications
Posted by paolone on 2012/7/18 13:56:25 (2349 reads)
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Version 1.4.5 of the popular AROS distribution Icaros Desktop has been released. Biggest news for this release are the initial support for M68K integration, the inclusion of Hurrican, Cinnamon Writer, Ignition and many others.



M68K integration is a little great milestone for Icaros Desktop. Even if not yet fully-functional, the new extension to AmiBridge already allow running most classic desktop applications for the Amiga™ computer without the need of its boot ROMs and original OS anymore. Classic software is handled by AROS itself, compiled for the Motorola 68000 processor, running in coherency mode under Janus-UAE with JIT. Purists will still be able to integrate Amiga Forever for better results, however this initial release already shows the strenght and potential of AROS M68K.

Cinnamon Writer is a fully Amiga-NG oriented application available for both AmigaOS 4.1 and AROS, while Hurrican is an amazing action-packed remake of the classic Turrican game from Rainbow Arts. People who loved programming games on Amiga with AMOS will be happy to find both AMOS Pro and XAMOS included into the distribution. For more informations, screenshots and download links, just visit Icaros website at

http://www.icarosdesktop.org

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erbsenbirne
Published: 2012/7/19 11:32  Updated: 2012/7/19 11:32
Joined: 2011/7/12
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Comments: 52
 Re: Icaros 1.4.5 - now running M68K applications
Now the merge begins! Now AROS is going in the right direction. When those regular AROS and Wanderer crashes get lesser now and when Wanderer gets more mighty, I can switch off Amithlon one day. That day will be fine! Please go on with collecting old 68k apps and users and integrate them into AROS. The user base will grow soon!

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Yasu
Published: 2012/7/19 12:09  Updated: 2012/7/19 12:09
Joined: 2012/4/27
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Comments: 740
 Re: Icaros 1.4.5 - now running M68K applications
I agree! Next logical step is to add m68k wb programs in the AROS distron as they get more and more usable. I rather have a huge distro where I can delete unwanted but usable stuff than having to guess which of the tens of tousands programs I can use :)

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erbsenbirne
Published: 2012/7/20 9:28  Updated: 2012/7/20 9:28
Joined: 2011/7/12
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 Re: Icaros 1.4.5 - now running M68K applications
I disagree. I want it lean and have my own choice about which programs to install, where and how, not to remove everything unnecessary and then repair the installation they way I want it to. But I guess I am too experienced with Amiga for too long, so newbies might want all of it and play around.

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demether
Published: 2012/7/19 14:37  Updated: 2012/7/19 14:37
Joined: 2009/6/5
From: dax (landes, france)
Comments: 1182
 Re: Icaros 1.4.5 - now running M68K applications
Nice job !

I'd be happy to test myself, once LUPD will work ! LOL

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xenon
Published: 2012/7/19 23:09  Updated: 2012/7/19 23:09
Joined: 2010/4/19
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 Re: Icaros 1.4.5 - now running M68K applications
Wow! A big big step forward!! Now we have office software and better 68k integration :) And the system is getting better and better everyday. Thanks very much!!
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