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Re: [MiNT] Future (was Re: MiNT 1.16)

On Čt, 2002-10-31 at 11:49, George Crissman wrote:
> PS> And please note that we have been working on a new Atari machine for
> PS> nearly three years now and we are very close to our goal now.
> Not being an OS wizard, but one who has been quietly
> cheering the ongoing development of MiNT, I am looking
> forward to a new Atari machine with GEM, TOS and MiNT

That's what we do. http://aranym.atari.org/

> built in (at the very least, TOS, GEM, and enough
> of the MiNT kernel to get a command-line multiprocessing
> system working) to the ROMs.  Not Flash.  Not EPROMs.  ROMs.

Ugh. We don't do that actually. Having anything in ROM is a bad idea.

> moving parts anywhere) with a shielded SCSI cable to an
> outlying intelligent chassis that interfaces via the
> SCSI port but uses IDE/ATA drives internally

?? Are you OK? SCSI cable to IDE drive?

> Such a machine would be revolutionary in it's own way
> and would help to rekindle the joy, fun, and excitement
> associated with Atari computing.

I somehow have a bit different view on this. Details on the URL above.