Το AROS Research Operating System είναι ένα "ελαφρύ", αποτελεσματικό
και ευέλικτο λειτουργικό σύστημα, σχεδιασμένο να σας βοηθήσει να εκμεταλευτείτε
στο έπακρο τον υπολογιστή σας. Είναι ένα αναξάρτητο, μεταφέρσιμο και δωρεάν
λειτουργικό που σκοπεύει να είναι συμβατό με το AmigaOS σε επίπεδο API
(όπως το Wine, όχι σαν το UAE), ενώ ταυτόχρονα το βελτιώνει σε πολλούς τομείς.
Ο πηγαίος κώδικας είναι διαθέσιμος σύμφωνα με μία άδεια ανοιχτού λογισμικού
(open source license) που επιτρέπει στον καθένα να τον τροποποιήσει ελεύθερα.
Distributions are preconfigured and tested versions of AROS. They
contain a lot of useful user applications that don't come with the
main AROS.org binaries and will be of great interest to users. They may
not have the latest core system, but their stability and user-friendliness
is much greater than those of the nightly builds. If you are a user interested
in checking what AROS has to offer, use the distributions to get the most
complete AROS experience.
October saw two interesting new developements in Linux hosted
AROS landscape. First, Krzysztof Smiechowicz started implementation
of audio driver based in ALSA subsystem. Linux hosted AROS has
been without sound for a long time - since the OSS system in Linux has
been deprecated. First alpha version has been released. Driver is
developed based on a bounty. Secondly, Jyrki Koivisto began work
on USB driver that communicates with Linux usb subsystem and makes USB
devices available from Poseidon.
Neil Cafferkey continued his work on Zune, AROS MUI replacement, by
adding more test cases focusing on MUI List and Listview classes.
Together with extending the tests, a few small fixes have been implemnented.
Last but not least, Oliver Brunner ported traceroute utility based
on request from community.
Outside of AROS Development Team, the community received updates to two AROS
distributions. Olaf Schoenweiss updated his AROS m68k distribution "AROS
Vision" to version 2.6.9. and Pascal Papara released another preview
build of his AROS i386 distribution "AROS Broadway", working towards version
1.0. Pascal also achieved one more nice milestone with 500 users beeing
registered in his cross platform IndieGO AppStore that is available also
In September most changes went into Zune, AROS MUI replacement. Krzysztof
Smiechowicz fixed a number of bugs in List class, fixed flickering when
changing pages in Group class and improved Title class not to overwrite
the developer provideded labels. Neil Cafferkey extended the automatic
test suite for List class and made a number of fixes in this class.
Outside of Zune topics, Nick Andrews updated AROS OpenAL port to
version 1.16.0 and pictures sections of AROS website has been
updated thanks to Matthias Rustler.
2013 was mainly a year of internal improvements and fixes to AROS, so
there were fewer new bells and whistles added to it than in previous
years. However, there were still a few notable components introduced
that should be mentioned.
After a long journey a cleaned up and split C library was commited to the
ABIv1 branch. Next to a clean up and some improved documentation, the main
part of the patch is a split of the ANSI standard part from the POSIX
part. This allows using standard C functions everywhere in AROS without
having a POSIX emulation overhead added.
In 2012 we reported that AROS was running on the Raspberry Pi, but
hosted on top of Linux. In 2013 a native version of AROS for this
compact and ubiquitous platform emerged, with support for USB, SD card
and graphics (at least with the aid of the proprietary binary blob that
Linux also relies upon).
The Wanderer/Workbench replacement Scalos has been ported to AROS.
Currently it is only available in nightly builds of ABIv1 of the
i386 platform. Scalos can either be started like an application from
Extras:Scalos or it can replace Wanderer by exchanging
Wanderer:Wanderer by Scalos:ScalosEMU in S:Startup-Sequence.
Three new drivers were added for VIA audio controllers, namely some of
their Envy24, Envy24HT and AC97 chipsets. Compatibility of our HD Audio
driver was also increased, and it now supports a wider range of
controllers and codecs.
Lots of smaller improvements were also made, including bug fixes and
refactoring to components such as ATA and SATA drivers, filesystems and
partitioning, EFI support, and system shutdown. User interfaces received
some attention too, with the Zune GUI system gradually becoming more
complete, and new preferences utilities for GRUB and theming options.
At AmiWest 2012, Samuel Crow and Jason McMullan demonstrated AROS v1 running
on the Sam460ex from ACube, the FPGA Arcade Replay from FPGA Arcade,
and the Raspberry PI from the Raspberry PI Foundation.
Jason McMullan gave a 20 minute presentation on the origins and current
development of AROS, and was a member of the banquet discussion panel on the
current state and future of the AmigaOS family of operating systems.
At the show, DVDs of Icaros (pc-i386, ABI v0) and AROS Vision
(amiga-m68k) were given away to all comers.
AROS's usability has made a huge leap with the porting of the modern and
standards-compliant Odyssey web browser. Based on the WebKit engine, Odyssey
CSS, SVG and SSL. It is also highly configurable, with a GUI allowing
management of bookmarks, cookies, content blocking, history, passwords and
Support for the ARM architecture has continued to mature and diversify, with
nightly builds for Linux-hosted AROS versions now available. There is
particular interest among users in running AROS on the ARM-based Raspberry
Pi, albeit in Linux-hosted form for now.
There has been further development on other AROS platforms too. The
Windows-hosted version has seen numerous bug-fixes, and is now a lot more
stable, while the compatibility of the original Amiga version with legacy
software continues to improve.
Wireless networking support has matured, with the addition of two new
WPA-capable drivers: one is for Realtek RTL8187B-based USB devices, and the
other is an updated version of the Prism-II driver that first brought
wireless networking to AROS in 2005. A GUI utility to dynamically scan for
and connect to wireless networks has also been introduced.
Mobile broadband is now much easier to set up, and additional USB devices
and phones are also supported. And AROS can now mount SMB share drives,
although this capability is currently limited to older versions of Windows,
as well as Linux and standalone NAS devices.
Initial printing support has been introduced to AROS. Components of the new
framework include a preferences GUI, a PostScript printer driver and several
traditional utilities such as PrintFiles and GraphicDump. Output can be
directed to USB, parallel or serial ports, or to a file.
Our Intel GMA driver has gained 3D support for certain chip revisions.
Although the GMA hardware has more limited 3D capabilities than
recent nVidia and AMD cards, many older games (of which many have been
ported in recent times) still run well. We also gained an OpenGL driver for
Linux-hosted 3D graphics, and an updated nVidia driver.
The selection of audio drivers available for AROS has improved, with new
drivers becoming available for ES137x and CMI8738 sound chips. The former is
significant in that it provides audio output under VMWare.
Our HDAudio driver has also gained wider compatibility in both playback and
There have been improvements in accessing disks from AROS. We now have an
AHCI driver that provides native SATA support on many modern machines. In
addition, standard Windows partitions can now be read using an early version
of an NTFS filesystem handler, and write speeds to FAT partitions have been
improved. The newly open-sourced version of the Frying Pan CD-writing
software is also now a standard AROS component.
Last but not least, our Papercuts initiative led to many small but annoying
bugs being fixed throughout AROS.
AROS now has its first distribution for the original (MC680x0) Amiga
platform, AROS Vision.
As well as AROS itself, AROS Vision includes many freely distributable
third-party AmigaOS system components and applications.
Another new AROS distribution is AEROS, which
aims to combine the best features of AROS and Linux by integrating them into
a seamless environment. There are currently versions for x86 and ARM
Τελευταίες υποβολές ΑΡΧΕΙΟΥ AROS:
Τα AROS archives περιέχουν τον πιο πρόσφατο περιεχόμενο υποβληθέν από την κοινότητα, και είναι η κύρια περιοχή αναζήτησης εφαρμογών, θεμάτων επιφάνειας εργασίας, γραφικών, και πρόσθετης τεκμηρίωσης.
Οι τελευταίες δημοσιεύσεις στο AROS-EXEC φόρουμ:
Το AROS-EXEC αποτελεί τη βασική ιστοσελίδα της κοινότητας. Ζητήστε βοήθεια, μάθετε τι συμβαίνει στην κοινότητα, και δημοσιεύστε τις σκέψεις σας για το AROS.