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25 Feb 2020
Today's Highlights
  - Couple bits of interest
    - On a sad note former Amiga OS developer Daren Greenwald passed away earlier this month. While his name may not have been as recognizable as others, his work cetrainly was. Daren is credited for increasing the compatibility of software after OS 2.x was released, various hardware drivers, reworking the Console driver, getting the PCMCIA to work on the A600 and so much more. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife and children.

In memoriam, Darren Greenwald (pic from reddit)

    -On a happier note, at least to me, is back *again* from oblivion. As reported back on 3 Feb, GenerationAmiga made its first updates in 7 months only to go dark again a few days later. Editor and founder, Jimmy Proost, tells of a massive DMCA attack launched by Phase 5 and Amiga technologies UG that took them completely off-line. After much rework on the back end he removed everything that could be considered a violation and the site is up and running again.

    -NEWS FLASH The TABOR is delayed! In his latest blog Trevor states that due to the coronovirus the anticipated shipping date could be pushed back to 3rd quarter 2020. Personally I like the discussion over at Will they use this delay to offer the same bundle to more people?

Matthew Leaman informed me that, due to factory shutdowns, several of his new classic Amiga hardware products have not been shipped or are now greatly behind schedule. A-EON Technology's A1222 early Adopter development and release schedule has similarly been affected and Matthew thinks the delays could push production into the third quarter of this year
...Only two more weeks...

11 Feb 2020
Today's Highlights
  - Sorry in advance to being cynical but at this point I don't know why I even bother to get my hopes up in the slightest over anything that happens on the legal side of the Amiga world. The recent talks between Colanto and Hyperion collapsed into what I believe is shown by the picture below. I need to realize that *at this point* the possibility of any type of compromise or cooperation in the *epic cluster* that is the Amiga legal saga is utterly hopeless.
   It's hard to believe that it's been over 25 years since Commodore went bankrupt and people are still fighting tooth and nail for the a little slice of the pie while in the end there will be no one left to serve it to. I know I'll never find out what their motivation is but at least this much is clear... There's still no end in sight but I'm going to keep sticking around it if happens to show up!

Here we go again...

4 Feb 2020
Today's Highlights
  - Hats off to Swizpig for doing an OUTSTANDING job of porting the first person shooter Gloom to Linux and windows. The software is still a 'work in progress'. You can't yet change weapons or take damage but the game play is very smooth.


3 Feb 2020
Today's Highlights
  - Lots of activity over the past two weeks but here are the three that stand out to me. The first one is from Amiga-News-de reporting a newly submitted joint request between Hyperion and Colanto asking the judge to extend a 7 Feb 2020 deadline due to "Business representatives of Hyperion, Cloanto, and C-A Acquisitions, Inc. have been engaged in several days of intensive face-to-face settlement discussions in Europe geared toward a global resolution of all claims [...]. Hyperion, Cloanto, and C-A Acquisitions, Inc. are finalizing changes to a negotiated term sheet, which they anticipate will soon be executed." Is it just me or should more people talking about this while being cautiously optimistic? Oh well, as always in Amigaland... Two more weeks.

  -The second one is an update to an Amiga specific package for the IDE Atom created by Alper Sonmez. For those not familiar, the package "provides complete syntax highlighting for the AmigaOS API symbols (also provides complete auto-complete snippets with links to online documentations for functions)." The latest update has a "menu that can create a full fetched, multi platform (thanks to SDI headers) and ready to compile Amiga library source code on the fly." You can read a bit more from Alper himself at Very nice!!

The Amiga Package for Atom

  -And the third one is Generation is finally back after a 6 month hiatus. Don't know why the pause but I'm happy their back!

18 Jan 2020
Today's Highlights
  - Well it has been a long time coming but I have finally thrown my hat back in the ring and hopped on the A1222 bandwagon, and to tell you the truth I'm actually really excited. Only time will tell how this system plays out. Fingers crossed!!.

  - And to make my life a bit simpler I added a new table on the left hand side just for Tabor/A1222 links. Hope this helps someone else out too.

16 Jan 2020
Today's Highlights
  - A few highlights to take note of.
    - After 2 long weeks AEON has finally launched their A1222 Early adopter program website. For a relatively small price you can pre-order the 'AAA Bundle' from AmiKit which consists of

      - ImageFX 4.5 Studio for OS3 (CD)
      - PPaint 7.3c OS3/OS4 (CD)
      - AmigaSYS (CD) for use on UAE **(requires licensed Kick ROM image-not included)
      - mouse (Black with logo/USB and PS2 compatible)
      - mouse mat
      - Viva Amiga Extended Remix movie (digital download available when movie released)
      - Serial key to register on for software updates

       This also gets you on the list for the first batch of 100 motherboards to be released at a reduced price. The expected ship date is 2nd Qtr 2020. Fingers crossed!

    - The source code for Horny, the midi sequencer, can be found here. Good to see there is some development still going on.

10 Jan 2020
Today's Highlights
  - More sad news to report. It was announced today that on 7 January Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist of the worlds BEST progressive rock band Rush, passed at the age of 67 due to brain cancer.

Friday, January 10th, 2020
Neil Peart

It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and band mate of over 45 years, Neil, has lost his incredibly brave three and a half year battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma). We ask that friends, fans, and media alike understandably respect the family's need for privacy and peace at this extremely painful and difficult time. Those wishing to express their condolences can choose a cancer research group or charity of their choice and make a donation in Neil Peart's name. Rest in peace brother. Neil Peart September 12, 1952 - January 7, 2020

   After the departure of the original drummer John Rutsey in 1974, Neil quickly changed the tone and direction of the band from a rock trio to progressive music legends. Along with bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson, they made the most incredible music for more than 40 years.

   As a young boy my discovery of Moving Pictures launched my life long love afair with the Bass guitar and countless hours trying to be like them. Their music was the sound track of my youth and has been with me ever since. Thank you for bringing so much joy to the lives of everyone who had the pleasure to embrace your lyrics and become one with the music!

The Professor.
(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

1 Jan 2020
Today's Highlights
  - Wishing everyone the BEST in 2020 from the whole AmigaSource family.

Happy New Year!

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