Just like last week’s column I am again at my parents. Not sure if I will be able to write the whole column here but at least I will make a good head start on it. Still stored at my parents are my two Amiga SDK packages.

Amiga Software Development Kit

Two Amiga Software Development Kits

Remember when Amiga DE was the next big thing? These SDK’s would let you develop for it. The classic OS would be continued (PPC version running on yet to be released PPC hardware) and at a certain point cancelled and we would all switch to Amiga DE. It turns out that developing the classic OS further was the golden egg and Amiga DE the rotten egg. I guess being such an Amiga fan boy must have been the reason I bought two of these packages. And of course one of the packages contained the coupon with the discount for the to be released OS4. Now there’s a word, next to t-shirt, to get almost every Amiga fan jumping of his/her chair.

I was delighted to read about the AmigaOS4 Programming Seminar at AmiWest 2012. That is a seminar I really would love to attend. I hope we have some good stuff at AmiWest this year and of course a good audio and video feed. Hopefully some news regarding the netbook would announced at the show. For me this would be the next piece of Amiga hardware I would purchase. Personally I think it would be released at the end of this year or the beginning of next year. Of course I would love to be proven wrong.

I am having a hard time catching up with all the Amiga news that is coming out. New software releases for example or some show announcements like AmiWest 2012. I would love to see a weekly radio show discussing all the Amiga news from that week. Because I am on the road a lot I could just play it in the car or on my phone and don’t miss anything. And I would know what to check out once I am behind my computer and have some spare time.

I am no longer at my parents and most of the column was written at my own place. I am writing the end of it on my AmigaOne SE. It is a rainy Sunday afternoon so sitting behind my Amiga’s seems logical. If I can find a bit of time later on I will try to finish part 3 of my “ReAction – Opening a Window” tutorial. There is just a bit left to do so it should be possible. Of course I keep saying that for some time already. Time to get it done!