Let me sprinkle the life of the suffering Amiga X1000 owners, here is a
After I had done some investigation, it turned out that MickJT was right for a long time. We don't need unique changes for Amiga X1000 (for the P.A. Semi PA6T processor), because it is similar to the already supported G5 (PowerPC 970) processor.
So, I have decided that we must not delay the beta for Amiga X1000 any longer. This new build is exactly the same Beta #4 release feature-wise; which was done for the other platforms already. Except that it is compiled for AmigaOS4 with the same minor changes which increase the performance on G5 significantly.
Since the code base is the same I kept the same beta version tag with a postfix. For the first and the last time... Úttörő becsület szavamra! :)
Caveat emptorThis build is not fully optimized for PA6T processor, since there is no support for that processor target in the AmigaOS4 SDK yet. It is still running much better than the previous generic builds.
Hopefully the PA6T support will be resolved sooner or later in the SDK and then I will add any necessary changes to the E-UAE build too.
In the meanwhile the binary for this build target will be added to the upcoming releases.
CredzActually, the credit goes to the following good people:
- Tobias Netzel - who implemented the G5 support and helped MickJT with advices;
- MickJT - who was experimenting with the build for a long time already and pushed me to do this release;
- Sven Ottemann & Sebastian Bauer - who helped me with the documentation for PA6T;
- Tommysammy - who was kindly doing the testing.
FeedbackThis was a blindfolded build again: I have no access to an Amiga X1000, so I couldn't test the build by myself.
I would like to invite all Amiga X1000 owner to give me some feedback regarding the performance or any issues what turns up with this special build.
You can find my email address at the end of the README file.