The complete development of PowerUP system software is focused on conformity
to the existing Amiga system software. Our solution made it possible to
integrate a new processor transparently and fully compatible into the existing
operating system environment while realizing new concepts and open new ways
for the future.
As documented in the articles about guidelines
for implementation of PowerUP applications, multiprocessing
capabilities and the hardware independency
resulting from our solution, PowerUP does not only offer extended performance,
it also offers various basics for future hardware and software developments.
By keeping the PowerUP system software as open as possible while preserving
compatibility to major industrial standards we keep doors open for developers
to participate on an innovative future for the Amiga. We are convinced that
the Amiga should be open to cross platform standards without loosing the
positive and unique features of the Amiga and the Amiga operating system.
phase 5 like to give all developers, who work on new software generations
for the currently introduced new processor, the possibility and security
to easy switch to next generation machines independend from the - yet not
determined - plans and decisions of the system vendor Amiga International.
There is still no security, that those will fulfill the expectations of
the Amiga community, even if we and all other people dedicated to the Amiga
hope so. By keeping this in mind, we think it makes sense to provide also
alternatives with our concept for developers and users to gain and offer
long term perspectives.
With our solution, however, also a major improvement and evolution of
the Amiga operating system is supported, because by using the structured
design that we recommend to use, the new generation software with a modular
design can easyly be adapted to any modifications of the operating system.
This offers the developers of the Amiga operating system much more flexibility
for implementation of new features. This implies that software development
under PowerUP makes major modifications of the operating system possible
and is open to conceptual design changes. In addition we are open to share
the technology and software designs with Amiga International in a cooperation.
In summary, there are simply no valid arguments for the resistance against
the introduction of open standards, structured programming and an application
software design which is as much independent as possible from the current
operating system version to be prepared for future development of the operating
system. The strict devotion to existing structures and the approach to develop
a new generation of software for a new processor while fully preserving
the actual operating system is contrary to a concept open for the future.