Derek_Stewart wrote: RalfR wrote:
pjw wrote:Imagine SMSQ/E fully incarnated into the Amiga hardware! Mmm.
Should be possible, It works on the Atari (native WIN, native screen).
What sort of Amiga?
I dont know anything about Amigas other than that they had, or could access, all the bells and whistles the QL was lacking: Speed, memory hard disks, colours, sound, all the while being 68k machines. The Amiga OS is too 1950's and Unixy for my taste. I have the Cloanto(?) edition somewhere (Emulator, legal ROMS, software,..) which I played with a little. Mainly trying to get Qdos4Amiga to work but, IIRC, without success.
At some point I went through all of the various implementations of the QL on Atari, from the first Norwegian model with a hacked version of Qdos to QVME with SMSQ/E. The Mega ST4 with QVME was great! But it wasnt really integrated with the ST, just a poor parasite. IIRC, SMSQ/E was pushed by Jochen to free the QL-on-ST from the illegal Qdos hack. I guess one of the reasons a true ST OS wasnt developed at this time was that there was still hope of a genuine QL V2, but I may be wrong. There was so much going on at the time that the sequence of events is hard to untangle. Hopefully the historians (rather than archaeologists) will figure it all out one day.
Also bear in mind, that a Raspberry PI with Amiga emulator, out performs all Amiga hardware. So how about a SMSQ/E implementation on the Raspberry PI?
But thats not the point - or not my point, at least. We've already got QPC2 and SMSQmulator. Id be happy to see a fast, modern QL running on genuine hardware. But I leave retro for the retro hobbyists. I am NOT enamoured of waiting two hours for a program to compile, when it can be done today in one second. A couple of minutes while I make a coffee would be an acceptable sacrifice to be able to do so on the real thing. Personally I dont much care if it isnt in a nice black box with a dicky keyboard. So if the box is called Amiga or Atari it doesnt much matter to me. It seems to me that the Amiga folks are the ones who have the most going for them in terms of genuine 68k hardware. Us guys seem only interested in going down memory lane..