This project is dedicated to the memory of William Morris (aka Frags), who was the main contributor to the bounty but was unable to see the final result.

Monday, July 28, 2014

PPCJITBETA04b (Hundreds and XThousands)

There is something new each day, I haven't done this before: a Fast Follow to the previous beta release.

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 emptor

This 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.

Credz

Actually, 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.
Thanks guys!

Feedback

This 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.

9 comments:

  1. Can I suggest adding --enable-scsi-device to your configure flags when you build the next betas.

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  2. are you planning any updates in the near future

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    1. I am working on my backlog for the next beta, currently nowhere close to finish. Some of the bugs are pretty hard to find, it takes some time.

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  3. thats okey you are doing an awsome job

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  4. Very nice work! I look forward to begin testing again.
    At the moment my job holds me in a tight bear hug, but maybe in some weeks it will be better.

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    1. Thanks! The new beta is almost ready, one more bug left.

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