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April 9th, 2018:
New Compatible Amiga A500(+) Cases Project
I am happy once again to support great Amiga related efforts like this one.
Also, as I annouced for them at AmiWest 2017, Amiga On the Lake (AOTL)
The fantasic team at A1200.net are back with another project to build
new replacement cases for the very popular A500 and A500+ systems.
So far I have put in for four new cases to update/repair four A500 systems
I have on the shelf waiting for new cases (and new keycaps). However, I am
also looking at adding a Vampire SE case to my order, dedicated for a future
Vampire standalone system. :-)
So far the campaign is off to a great start, hitting over $45,000 USD in the
first week, and after my pledge today they are now at $52,091 USD out of the
$155,000 USD they need to have the molds built and produce the new cases!
There are a few weeks to go, but they need your help to make it. So, if you
want a shiny new case for your A500 or A500+, or just a slick "wedge/keyboard
computer" case for some cool system project, then please consider joining
the 266 other backers and make this project a reality!
The new A500(+) case project can be found on IDIEGOGO here:
is now the exclusive reseller of all A1200.net products for North America.
This means that if this A500(+) case campaign succeeds, new replacement
cases of the A500 and A500+ will be available as a stock item, and that
is good for the growth of the entire Amiga community).
(That is of course the other reason for supporting these campaigns, not just to
get a cool case yourself, but to enable these cases to continue being produced
after the initial production run.)
February 22nd, 2018:
SDK Browser v126.96.36.199 Released - Finally getting to updating my website
Finally taking a few moments to update my website for the new year and package up the
maintenance release of the SDK Browser(v188.8.131.52), which I put together at the AmiWest
DevCon back in October of 2017.
For those of you that attended the AmiWest 2017 DevCon you should already have this
version. However, I recommend downloading the newly posted one because it has been
updated with matching README text, etc. Of course, if you own a registered copy of
the SDK Browser, you may download your personalized version from your private download
Equally, owners of the AVD Suite may also download their version of the SDK Browser
under the Members Only page.
I have been very busy, since before the AmiWest show, working on various AmigaONE
and AmigaOS4 related projects with the guys at AOTL.
Hence my delay in making this post today. However, while we are working on foundation
products and fun new hardware and software projects for the AmigaONE machines, development
on AVD and it's components has not been forgotten. The GUI Builder is my primary focus
as the next AVD component to be released. It will be released as a standalone product,
as part of the FreeAVD Suite, and of course as a major part of the AVD Suite.
As always I appreciate your support and patience for this long term project.
Thanks to your support, and the support of Amiga On The Lake as a full time
patron of my efforts, I have been able to work exclusively on developing
Amiga related products for over six months now, and with luck should be able
to continue to do so throughout all of 2018.
Releasing the source code of the SDK Browser:
For anyone who read my 2017 posting about the AmiWest show, or who was there
in person, you know that a very good friend of mine passed away while I was
attending the show. As a tribute to my friend's memory, I announced that I would
be releasing the entire source code for the SDK Browser to Open Source as a
teaching tool on how to write software for AmigaOS4.
As planned I will be releasing the full source code for the current version
of the SDK Browser (v184.108.40.206 - FREEWARE Edition). In order to accomplish this
I must first decouple the source from the rest of the AVD Suite.
This is a larger task then it sounds since the AVD Suite is designed to be
highly integrated with the other components of AVD. Therefore I have decided
to wait until the commercial version of the SDK Browser v220.127.116.11 is released
before taking the time to prepare v18.104.22.168 FREEWARE Edition for release
as Open Source.
This certainly has been a very active and fun year for me working on Amiga
related research and development full time again.
For a review of some of the events from 2017, see the archive news link
here: Archive News for 2017