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[REBOL] Re: technology behind Morpheus ....

From: doncox:enterprise at: 30-Oct-2001 22:52

On 30-Oct-01, Carl Sassenrath wrote:
> Actually, Holger recently rewrote the entire effect pipeline when he > added alpha channels. :) That sounds like a priority to me. > > Regarding Morpheus and multiplatform, it will take a few revs, but it > is a goal. > >> Well, hopefully. And I would like if Holger could elaborate on this a >> little bit. As RT is not too much multimedia friendly - some few >> months ago they told us effect pipeline in user level is not >> priority. It was just an example :-) >> >> Some time ago Holger also mentioned platford specific hooks - e.g. >> Arexx on Amiga, so I am just curious, how does RT solve it in the >> case of Morpheus deal? Are we going to stay multiplatform with >> Morpheus?
May I comment as an Amiga user and long time Rebol lurker ? I have View installed on my main Amiga, and it works fine but is really too slow on the 68060 processor - especially scrolling. However, I have just received the new Amithlon CD, which effectively turns a standard PC into an Amiga. You now have the possibility of an Amiga running at effective speeds of 700MHz and above. It looks as though this product will sell rather well to many former Amiga users. It will also be ideal for compiling Amiga software. So I hope that Rebol will continue to support the Amiga platform, and allow us all to join in this big step forward with Morpheus. (One problem on Amiga is the difficulty of buying a good TCP stack.) Regards -- Don Cox [doncox--enterprise--net]