AdamK wrote:No, there was not. Your view is skewed. Almost all commercial software development for ST stopped. Most of the users left the platform. No mass produced new hardware since.
You can go at http://milan.kovac.cc/atari/software/
and type e.g. "1994" in search and you will see what software were released in 1994. (I did not finish with cataloging but...)
German C't magazine keep writing about Atari well beyond 1993.
Yes, there was no mass produced hardware since there was never true ST successor.
It is shame that Falcon (or Sparrow) did not come to market sooner with lower price and that true Falcon did not at all come to market.
I really would like to know when these project starts (Sparrow, Texas Falcon) and how they go... Is it possible that project start in December 1991 and that they have finished PCB with chips until 1993?
John Horton is mentioned by Dad Hacker in his blog: http://www.dadhacker.com/blog/?p=1383"To run Unix effectively we needed some hardware that was very fast, that was simple enough to put into a minor spin of the ST’s memory controller with little project risk, and that would still provide some kind of memory relocation and protection. The ability to have separate address spaces to isolate processes would be good, too.
“If you can come up with something that takes about a gate delay, I’ll put it in,” said John, the memory controller guy. He seemed dubious, but willing to listen.
I went for a bunch of walks.
John Horton, the memory chip guy, actually did this hardware for the Mega ST; I don’t know if it’s documented, or if he had to sneak it in or not. I do know that it was not used for Unix in my time at Atari; "...