Haywire* schrijft: "Amiga heeft de slag te pakken. Press release na press release spuugt het (nu) Californische bedrijf uit. Inmiddels is er ook daadwerkelijk reden tot juichen: Amiga heeft de eerste versie van de SDK voor het nieuwe Amiga systeem vrijgegeven. De SDK is o.a. te koop bij Amazon.
De systeemeisen zijn volgens Software Hut: K6-2 500, K6-III, Athlon of PII 300+, AGP2x, 128MB RAM, 10+ GB harddisk, SB16-compatible geluid, Matrox G400 Dual head (gegarandeerd ondersteund in toekomstige versies, nu werken andere kaarten ook nog), 100Mbit NIC, VGA monitor en Red Hat 6.1. Menig Tweaker die de SDK kan draaien ":
Amiga announces the release of the Amiga Software Developers Kit, the first new product to introduce the next generation Amiga platform.
The Amiga Software Developers Kit provides the initial tools and examples for developers to create exciting multi-media content for multiple devices and computing environments. The unique strength of the New Amiga comes from the partnership with the Tao Group in Reading England providing a foundation where developers are able to take advantage of a ubiquitous computing environment.
In 1984 Amiga established what is know today as multi-media. As a result of this, Amiga systems are used around the world by leading film studios, animators, and in mission critical applications. Using this as the foundation, the Amiga is moving forward by creating multi-media for numerous devices and computing environments in the home, in the office and beyond.
The Amiga OS is capable of being self-hosted, and sitting on top of other operating systems. A single application is capable of running on X86, Power PC, M.core, ARM, StrongArm, MIPs, SH3/4, and others. In a hosted environment the new Amiga runs on versions of Linux, Windows 95,98/NT, Windows CE, OS/9, QNX4, and others to be announced.
The new OS also embraces the Java language in a new, powerful and compliant way. The intent Java Technology Edition from Tao is world renowned for its speed and compact execution of Java applications. With the new environment, developers will be able to take advantage of both Java, and portable assembler coding.
"Today we take the first step towards the future," said Bill McEwen, President/CEO of Amiga, Inc. "The new Amiga SDK provides an environment where the best developers in the world can build exciting applications, that can transcend hardware limitations. Today Amiga developers can be joined by Linux and Java developers in an environment that provides the foundation for the delivery of future content."
"Tao has been talking for some time now about our developments to create Digital Heaven(TM) and we see Amiga and its community as a fundamental part of the new order that can make it happen and take an industry lead. With the sheer tenacity and the many qualities of McEwen and his Amiga team, the world is going to see Amiga as a Premier Brand for connected digital appliances," said Francis Charig Chairman of the Tao-Group.
For the developer, the new SDK creates a single environment that is scalable from handheld devices, such as cell phones upwards New versions of the kit later in the year will introduce many new media features. Both the current and future versions will enable compact, high performance and robust media solutions to be used across a broad range of devices using identical binaries.. The New Amiga SDK is available through local retailers for $99.00, and from the Amiga web site, Amazon.com and other sources available soon. A version via a Japanese distributor will be announced shortly.