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Subject: [TA] setting some things straight
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 11:19:45 -0500
From: "fleecy moss" <email@example.com>
In my trawling around the community hangouts,
I have come across several misconceptions, rumours,
and a lot of confusion. Whilst I can't hope to answer
everything, here are some things I want to set straight.
0. Amiga will build a digital content universe. Digital
content means anything composed of 0 and1 -
applications, video, audio, games, emails,
We will focus on 2 markets, the pathfinder market,
for digital adventurers, power users, gamers,
content creators, DTPers, artists, video ppl
and those who refuse to define a computer as
a digital appliance. Our second market will
cocentrate on the Domestic Digital Habitat (DDH).
1. If you are a personal computer person, there will
be a personal computer second wave Amiga.
2. We will support classic development in so much
as we want to help users and developers transition
to a new machine. That will be the total extent of
support for the classic machine. If this involves
AmigaOS releases, then so be it.
3. We are targetting x86 and PPC for the first consumer
release of Pathfinder products (if you are a
computer person, this means you).
4. We will do everything in our power (that doesnt bankrupt
us or interfere with our primary goals) to ensure
Amiga software runs on the new machine in some
another.. The new Amiga product family (formerly
AQUA) will run natively and hosted. This is to create
market fast for Amiga developers to profit from.
For the first
pathfinder release it will run hosted to see this
fast. We see one of our core duties as serving the
6. We are talking to the Phoenix Consortium about common
7. We have been contacted by QNX but currently have no plans
to work with them.
8. We will develop Amiga products for another market, the
Domestic Digital Habitat (DDH) market. This markets
be kept separate but products will work together if
so desires it.
9. There will be a new website and it will be public shortly. It
been tested on all browsers, Amiga and non Amiga, and
the compatibility problems between the implementations
standards, our best effort has been made. The
site will grow
quickly and more information will be added. We want it
to become a
village where all Amigans can come to voice their
and travel off to different parts of the Amiga
a. A developer support manager has been selected and they
working on implementing the
developer support program. This will
be in place before the developer boxes are
b. The developer boxes are specced out, we have contacted
whitebox manufacturers and we are building the
c. Amiga will not provide dates until we have a product. We will
timelines, but will not attach dates to them. Enough
already been done.
d. We have had acceptances from 75% of our development team
their names and roles will be announced once we get
training (before the end of the month).
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