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.
In Decemeber, while everyone was taking time to prepare for
celebration of Christmas, a number of small developments
Neil Cafferkey implemented support for refreshing MUI windows
when a requester is opened on top of them and used it
in AROS preferences programs. Neil also improved handling
of HAM images in the ilbm.datatype, fixing palette and
transparency issues. Toni Wilen extended the AROS 68k startup
code to make it compatible with undocumented AmigaOS behavior.
Thanks to this change it is now possible to run for example
Shrinkler compressed 68k binaries. Stefan Haubenthal updated
a number of language and keymap files as well as updated
the fd2pragma tool to version 2.195.
December also saw an opening of a new bounty , targeting
an improvement to Workbook - AROS 68k ROM based "Workbench"
replacement. More details can be found on Power2People
Lastly, development was started to make Scalos, which is another
"Workbench" replacement, work under AROS 68k.
Two major developments related to Linux hosted version of AROS
reached significant milestones in November. Jyrki Koivisto
continued development of the USB driver that communicates directly
to Linux USB subsystem and brought it to a state where storage
devices now can be accessed on the AROS side. Second development,
the ALSA based AHI driver developed by Krzysztof Smiechowicz
reached release level and is now included in the AROS nightly
builds. It replaces the obsolete OSS based driver. This development
was done based on bounty hosted by Power2People.org and this
bounty has been closed as well.
While on topic of bounties, a bounty to deliver a working
implementation of FUSE filesystem and read/write driver for
NTFS filesystem has been completed by Frederik Wikstrom. The
bounty was also hosted by Power2People.org. The sources of
the port are not yet integrated into AROS, but are freely
available on GitHub.
To close the November highlights, Neil Cafferkey continued
his work on improving Zune and making it more compatible with
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.
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.