1st1 wrote:Did you considder to enhance your MiNT distribution to be able to install it also on real Atari (compatible) hardware, like TT, Falcon, Firebee, Milan, Hades, Eagle, ST with Turbocards+Alt/TT-RAM, Vampirized ST/Amiga?
No, it is not part of my priorities for now, may be in a "not so close" future. I build this distribution mainly for Aranym, though it works with only some light modifications on a Falcon (by changing FVDI by Videl Inside, activating NVDI screen drivers and changing Mint Kernel and drivers), and some tricks on a Firebee (more tricky indeed). So it's possible, but it's not for the faint hearted.
1st1 wrote:Yes, i think, this might be a bit more complicated as there could be a lot of different CPU support levels (68000, 020, 030, 040, 060, Apollo-68080, Coldfire) and graphics cards (original Atari hardware, different VME-cards (Matrix, Nova, ...,), CTPCI+Mach64, SuperVidel, SAGA, Firebee, ...).
I understand the concept you want a Real distribution ala OSX, Windows and Linux, but that's another story, this is a hell of a task which will need a lot of involvement of many people with all the hardware you are mentioning. It's a comunity project indeed, but I am afraid that it would interest in the end very little users. Forget using EasyMint on a 6800 with 4mb, and even my CT60 Falcon feels slow with EasyMint.
1st1 wrote:Do you have contact to Stefan Niedegge, who is currently building the Amitari MiNT distribution for Amiga+Vampire? I think a contact to him should be good to get a unified MiNT distribution for all platforms, which installs the same way on original hardware, on new hardware and in emulator.
No, but I will. I am glad to see that his distribution his based on BeeKey (which is based on EasyAraMint ( which is based on EasyMint)), so it's seems we are allready in the good direction
The best answer that we have now is Vanila Mint, thanks to Joska work. It does what it is asked for, it's light, it works on almost every hardware and emulators, and the user is free to go in the direction he wants afterward. It doesn't integrate all the tools of BeeKey, but that's not its aim neither.