1st1 now it is really time to shut up as you are telling mostly lies, speculations and doing hype like Apollo is the only way for future Atari community!!!
Its nothing wrong if you are enthusiastic, but if you want to divide well established community with lies etc. is by my opinion the time you to go ...
FireBee project is a project of a community. Why should Mathias talk to anyone regarding Apollo? He is inwolved in the FireBee project and has a lot to show compared to Apollo which has nothing regarding Atari computers. If you want to cooperate at FireBee project you are free to ask those questions and take care of them, but you have no right to demand anything from aynone! There is no company behind the project making money of it. Except producer of the board which has nothing with it.
Only onr firein here is you! Fireing with lies and specatulations!
As there is a computer with the Coldfire CPU, running Atari software, with users using it, new users on the way, hopefully also new developers. If Coldfire doesnt fit to Amiga community or you, you can not speak in the name of others as there are users which payed the product with it and are using it! For now is Apollo just unfinished CPU with possibilty to be more suitable for most of Atari community. I hope it will be so!
Now tell me who says the FireBee is dead? For you it can be. No problem. But in whos name you are sayin so? I am the member of the team. For me it is not dead. Now we are in the process of shipping new FireBees of almost outselled the whole serie before it was produced. Explain by what citeries the FireBee is dead?
Coldfire is not in the hands of Qualcom neither was in the hands of NXP! Check facts before you tell something! For now Coldfire has much stronger future as Apollo has!!!
I know Apollo can run in faster FPGAs. But it seems you dont know Coldfire also runs in FPGAs. Actually in new products Coldfire is mostly used in FPGAs.
And from your words it is obvious you have no idea what Coldfire can do and how it is awailable. Not even who owns the rights of Coldfire
And this text has nothing to do with liking or not of Apollo project! Actually I like it a lot!
But for now there is nothing more to show as unfinished CPU! From my experiences there is some more years to wait to see some usefull Atari standalone based on Apollo core. And dont do such a hype out of it. Contraya to Amiga scene Atari has some fast standalone computers!