NEWS

 

Latest news relating to Amiga Imagine owners:

30th Apr. 2010

- AmigaOS 4.1 Update 2 released -
Hyperion Entertainment announces the immediate availability for download of Update 2
for AmigaOS 4.1.
This update is described as a minor update containing mostly bugfixes.
Updated components include:

  • Updated Python
  • New Cairo with partial hardware acceleration
  • Updated Ringhio notification system
  • New version of AmiDock
  • Several fixed system libraries
  • New version of the Installation Utility
  • Updated Shared Object files
Hyperion Entertainment

13th Apr. 2010

- A-EON website goes live -
A-EON, the company behind the proposed new high-end Amiga computer system, have now made
their website live. More information on this new Amiga system is available on their website
www.a-eon.com

15th Jan. 2010

- FAQ update -
A number of queries have been received from people wanting to know if Imagine will work on
AmigaOS 4.1 Update 1 - YES, Imagine will work on this OS, and also previous versions of OS4.

14th Jan. 2010

- AmigaOS 4.1 Update 1 released -
Hyperion Entertainment announces the immediate availability for download of Update 1
for AmigaOS 4.1.

  • Updated Kernel
    More stability on SAM,
    More reliable and efficient memory management system
    Improved memory paging to and from harddisk
  • DOS
    A new mechanism for launching preset programs for specific taks,
    Application tracking for ease of program location,
    Improved shared object support.
  • Intuition
    Improved window support, fading and rendering - including drop shadows.
    Reduced video memory consumption.
    New internal methods for better system "theme" support.
  • System
    Updated ASL requesters and imagery.
    New notification system.
    Enhanced automatic detection of installed hardware.
    Improved support for external USB devices.
    Updated sound.datatype and wav.datatype.
    New screenblankers.
    Improved calculator.
  • Workbench
    New Startup preferences.
    A brand new icon set.
    New window themes.
    Scalable icons.
    Workbench auto update feature.
  • Updated Python
  • MiniGL V2.2
Hyperion Entertainment

24th Dec. 2009

- CAD Technologies would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a
Happy New Year!

24th June 2009

- ACube announce Sam440ep-Flex 733Mhz motherboard -
ACube Systems is pleased to announce a new change in its Sam440ep-Flex product line: the new
Sam440ep-Flex board running at 733 Mhz that replaces the 800Mhz version (now out of production).
This one has a RAM clock running at 147 Mhz, instead of 133 Mhz of the Flex 667.
ACube

21st June 2009

- New AmigaOS 4.1 Quick Fix available -
Hyperion Entertainment announces the immediate availability for download of a new "Quickfix"
package for all versions of AmigaOS 4.1 (i.e. AmigaOne, SAM/SAM Flex and Pegasos II).
The new "Quickfix" package is available for registered users of AmigaOS 4.1 and incorporates
the first "Quickfix" package released earlier this year.
Hyperion Entertainment

31st Jan. 2009

- AmigaOS 4.1 for the Pegasos II PowerPC platform -
Antwerp, Belgium - January 31, 2009.
Hyperion Entertainment is pleased to announce the immediate availability of AmigaOS 4.1 for the
Pegasos II PowerPC platform.
Hyperion Entertainment

24th Dec. 2008

- CAD Technologies would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a
Happy New Year!

17th Sept. 2008

- OEM Version of AmigaOS 4.1 for Sam440ep imminent -
Antwerp, Belgium - 17 September, 2008. Hyperion Entertainment VOF and ACube Systems SRL are pleased
to announce that they have entered into an OEM license agreement which will allow ACube to offer its
customers an OEM version of Hyperion's AmigaOS 4.1 operating system for their SAM440 range of motherboards.
Hyperion Entertainment

18th June 2008

- Webserver Network maintenance, advanced notice -
Our webhost has notified us of maintenance begining Friday July 11 at 10PM PST, and is expected to
last up to 2 hours.
During this time there may be an outage of website/mailing list/bugtracker/download server.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

27th May 2008

- ACube announce Sam440ep-Flex motherboard -
ACube Systems is happy to announce the new Sam440ep-flex board.
Based on the successful Sam440ep design, the new board allows a better expandibility, thanks
to its FlexATX form factor. The Sam440ep-flex board features the same technical specifications
as the Sam440ep, offering 3 PCI slots and 1 mini PCI slot, while keeping a compact design
(215 x 170 mm). The optional ZigBee module will allow remote monitoring and control, and
sensory network applications (Home Automation, Building Automation and Industrial Automation)
ACube

14th Apr. 2008

- Updates -
We are pleased to announce a new section to this website - Imagine timeline and historic archive.
This new section contains information on Imagines history, and a number of downloads such as older
versions of Imagine, photos, screengrabs etc.
We hope the community enjoy these files, and we look forward to your further support of Imagine.

9th Feb. 2008

- Updates -
Imagine, the longest serving 3D application for the Amiga, continues to provide Amiga users with
great tools. Refer to the gallery pages for examples of Imagine users work.
Whilst other 3D applications have come and gone, we remained loyal and continued to provide updates.
Coming soon - further updates to the website, including timeline history and free downloads of selected older
versions of Imagine and its earlier incarnation Silver, will be available soon.
Other updates will follow, so stay tuned!.

31st Jan. 2008

- Webserver Network maintenance -
Our webhost has notified us of maintenance begining Friday February 8 at 10PM PST, and is expected to
last up to 8 hours, until Saturday February 9 6AM PST.
During this time there may be an outage of website/mailing list/bugtracker/download server.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

1st Jan. 2008

- CAD Technologies would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

25th Dec. 2007

- CAD Technologies would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a
Happy New Year!

22nd Dec. 2006

- Festive giveaway - Two copies of ImagineV6(ACUP) up for grabs! -
Since this is a time of festive fun and giving, we are giving two lucky customers one free copy of
Imagine V6 (ACUP) each.
How to participate: The names of those who make a new purchase of Imagine V6 (ACUP), or V5 to V6 upgrade,
between 22nd December 2006 and 31st December 2006 inclusive will be entered into a draw. Two names will
be selected and the winners will have their purchase price refunded.

21st Dec. 2006

- CAD Technologies would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a
Happy New Year!

3rd Sept. 2006

- New renders added to gallery -
Many new rendered images have been added to the gallery pages.
If you have an image or animation created with Imagine that you would like to be considered for
inclusion to the gallery, send an email to the "comments" email address detailed on the contact
page for instructions on how to supply the image or animation.

17th June 2006

- New ACUP release: Imagine V5.19 -
A new update to Imagine is now available. ACUP subscribers should login to the ACUP
download server to obtain the update.

24th Jan. 2006

- Imagine Mailing List moved.
Due to the server hosting the IML being decommissioned on 1st February 2006, CAD Technologies is
pleased to announce that we will now be the new host of the Imagine Mailing List.
Click on this link to signup to the new mailing list.

1st Jan. 2006

- CAD Technologies would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

4th Sep. 2005

- ACUP announcement: Bugtracker and enhancement request facilty now available
It is now possible to submit enhancement requests, or file and monitor the status of bug reports using the
new online Bugtracker and enhancement request facilty.
To use this facility login to the ACUP download page and click on the relevant hyperlink.

30th Mar. 2005

- ACUP announcement: New download area
As you may be aware, the ACUP secure download page previously located at coolfun is to longer reachable.
A new secure download area is now available at this support site. (This download area mirrors the content
that we maintained at the old coolfun ACUP download site).
To access the new download area send an email to support@cadtechnologies.co.uk, with the subject line
"New ACUP download area", including the following details: Full name, postal address and email address.
Once your details have been verified, access/login details will be supplied by email.

18th Jan. 2005

- Ars Technica: Micro-AmigaOne and Amiga OS4 Developer Prerelease (Update 1) review
The respected technology news site Ars Technica has published a six page
review of Amiga OS4 Developer Prerelease (Update 1) running on a Micro-AmigaOne.
Follow this link to read the review.

21st Dec. 2004

- CAD Technologies would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a
Happy New Year!

10th Oct. 2004

- Amiga OS 4.0 Developer Pre-release update released
"Hyperion Entertainment can now announce the immediate availability for download of the first Amiga OS 4.0
Developer Pre-release update for registered Amiga OS 4.0 users."
(news source: http://www.amigaworld.net/)

28th Aug. 2004

- New µ-A1 models announced by Eyetech
Two new AmigaOne models have been announced - the µA1-C (commercial) and the µA1-I (industrial).
For further details refer to the Eyetech website.
(news source: http://www.eyetech.co.uk/)

13th Jun. 2004

- First impressions review of OS4 pre release, by SlimJim
A "first impressions" review of the OS4 pre release is available at Amigaworld.net
(news source: http://www.amigaworld.net/)

8th Jun. 2004

- AmigaOS 4.0 Status Report by Hans-Jg Frieden, Hyperion Entertainment
R> With the Developer Pre-release finaly out, the time is right for a status report on the current
state of AmigaOS 4.0. The huge amount of work invested into the project by a lot of dedicated
developers means that there has already been substantial progress since the pre-release.
To read the full report, click here.
(news source: http://www.amigaworld.net/)

8th Jun. 2004

- OS4depot.net launched
OS4depot.net is a file portal dedicated to providing and hosting Amiga OS4 downloads and related
resources.
http://www.os4depot.net/

6th Jun. 2004

- Amiga OS4 tools section added
A new section has been added to the downloads area - OS4 tools. This section contains (unsupported)
tools that I have either created, or ported to, Amiga OS4 PowerPC.

30th May 2004

- Pictures of OS4 Pre-release CD and packaging
Some pictures have been posted at Amigaworld.net of the OS4 pre-release CD and packaging.
Click here to view them.
(news source: http://www.amigaworld.net/)

30th May 2004

- OS4 now supports Altivec
Thomas Frieden posted an announcement here that OS4 now supports Altivec on the
G4 PowerPC CPU.
(news source: http://www.amigaworld.net/)

16th May 2004

- Video from Essen Amiga show
Marcus Neervoort has made a video of the recent AmigaOS4 event at Essen/Germany. The video (136MB)
can be downloaded from his website at amition.de.
The video includes demonstrations of applications such as Hollywood, Audio Evolution, Mame and
Arteffect 4.0 Alpha on Amiga OS4.
(news source: http://www.amigaworld.net/)

23rd Apr. 2004

- AmigaOS 4.0 Pre-release to be bundled with AmigaOne
The German languaged Amiga portal Amiga-News.de contacted Hyperion to confirmthat the
AmigaOS 4.0 Developer Pre-release will come bundled with newly sold Amiga systems when
available.
Customers who acquire an AmigaOne before the publication of the final version of
AmigaOS 4 will receive the same support and the same entrance to (on-line available)
updates as "Earlybird" owners will be granted. They get the full version of Amiga OS4
delivered subsequently by their dealer, as soon as the finished version is available.
(news source: http://www.amigaworld.net/)

18th Apr. 2004

- IntuitionBase.com is launched
A new website dedicated to information on AmigaOS4.x and the AmigaOne has been launched today.
http://www.intuitionbase.com/

16th Apr. 2004

- AmigaOS 4.0 Developer Pre-release goes gold!
Leuven, Belgium - April 16, 2004. Hyperion Entertainment and the Amiga OS 4.0 development team
are extremely pleased and relieved to announce that after nearly 30 months of painstaking
development the Amiga OS 4.0 Developer Pre-release has gone gold and will be sent to the
duplication plant on Monday, April 19, 2004.
(news source: http://www.amigaworld.net/)

16th Apr. 2004

- Videos and Audio files from AmiGBG event.
A number of Video and Audio files were taken at the recent AmiGBG event. These are now available
for dowload at http://www.AmigaOneProductions.co.uk/.
(news source: http://www.ann.lu/)

11th Apr. 2004

- AmigaOS4 developer pre-release installation guide.
The OS4 developer pre-release installation guide is now available for viewing here.
(news source: http://www.amigaworld.net/)

25th Mar. 2004

- AmigaWorld.net interviews KMOS CEO Garry Hare.
To read the interview, click here.

16th Mar. 2004

- Amiga Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market.
Ravensdale, WA - 3:00 pm Pacific Time, March 15, 2004 - Amiga, Inc. announced today that
it has sold the Amiga Operating System to KMOS Inc. allowing Amiga Inc. to focus on the growing
mobile market.
Full announcement can be viewed here.

21st Feb. 2004

- Newcastle OS4 demonstration report.
Darren Glen has posted on his website a report, including some photographs, of the OS4 demonstration
held in Newcastle this weekend.

18th Feb. 2004

- Video of AmigaOS4 (beta) demonstration
At the AmigaOne Productions website, a video is now available of the AmigaOS4 (beta) demonstration
which was recently demonstrated at the Amiga North Thames show on 8th February 2004.
Note: the WMV format video is approximately 25MB in size.

16th Feb. 2004

- Work-in-progress screenshot of 256 colour OS4 icon set.
Click here to view a screenshots showing a work-in-progress view of the, 256 colour, OS4 icon set
for the OS4 pre-release CD.
Also, note the new configurable Workbench titlebar.
(news source: http://www.amigaworld.net/)

15th Feb. 2004

- Q&A with Fleecy Moss - Session 27
Session 27 of the Questions and Answers sessions with Amiga's Chief Technology
Officer Fleecy Moss is now up online at Amigaworld.net.

13th Feb. 2004

- Eyetech site updated, includes MicroA1 pictures.
The Eyetech website has been updated to include some pictures of the pre-production version of the
MicroA1 motherboard.

3rd Feb. 2004

- New AmigaOS4 screenshots.
Click here to view some more OS4 screenshots. These show a Workbench shot displaying IBrowse,
SoundPlayer, and the new layers library (this allows shaped and masked windows), some 68k programs
and two shots from Descent 2.
(news source: http://www.amigaworld.net/)

19th Jan. 2004

- Q&A with Fleecy Moss - Session 26
Session 26 of the Questions and Answers sessions with Amiga's Chief Technology
Officer Fleecy Moss is now up online at Amigaworld.net.


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