ms@aros, development and ideas
Yup, typical me I made some fuzz about things being currently done (or not done) and then disappeared for a while. No information, no updates. Nothing :)I’ve been asked several times about the status update of AROS for sam440. Well, there are few changes which have happened to the whole AROS recently. We do have a changeable mouse pointers and they do work on Sam440. Since there are few of them delivered on the ISO, you may change the red triangle to something more Amiga-like, if you want to. A red mouse pointer with alpha blending and shadow? No problem. Start preferences, select the correct image and voilà!
Markus Weiss managed to compile OWB for PPC target and, if it works as expected, you will find it on the next ISO. Neil Cafferkey made some important improvements to the installer. Now, it installation on sam440 shall be simpler. Keep in mind the installation will be incomplete, since the AROS’ slb (aka Parthenope) is not installed yet.
The changes local to Sam440 port include support for the onboard I²C bus. The RTC is used by the battclock.resource, so now you will see the correct time on AROS, provided your RTC is correctly set up. If not, you may use AROS’ time preferences to adjust it. Additionally, few fixes for the setjmp/longjmp are made, so that the functions do not crash in case of unaligned jmp_buf pointer. Anything else? Ah yes, I’m working on the EHCI Poseidon driver for Sam440 AROS. Stay tuned