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GOLD 2.8 Release Coming Soon - Mind to Register!page  1 2 

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3518
14 Mar 2018 09:06


The team is preparing the GOLD 2.8 Release now.
 
GOLD 2.8 brings you
- improved DIGITAL-VIDEO DMA support for misaligned Screen Pointers
- minor FPU fix
- A500 RTC fix
- improved SDcard / SDNet
- V500+ Expansion port enabled (ETHERNET/USB/.you_name_it.)
 
Mind that your card needs to be registered for GOLD 2.8
You can register here:
EXTERNAL LINK


Adam Whittaker

Posts 164
14 Mar 2018 10:30


exciting stuff mr gunnar :) will there be an x12 version as i am loving the x12 version of 2.7 - also are there any other fixes additions going into the 2.8 build?


Sean Sk

Posts 165
14 Mar 2018 11:34


Really looking forward to this! Thanks Gunnar!!

Just a question: Do those that have already registered for GOLD 2.7 have to register again for GOLD 2.8?


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3518
14 Mar 2018 11:38


sean sk wrote:

Do those that have already registered for GOLD 2.7 have to register again for GOLD 2.8?

You only need to register once.
The GOLD 2.78 release is planned for end of this week.

So if you did not register yet, you can do this in the next 2 days for Gold 2.8


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3518
14 Mar 2018 11:39


Adam Whittaker wrote:

exciting stuff mr gunnar :) will there be an x12 version as i am loving the x12 version of 2.7

Yes likewise as in GOLD 2.7.

Adam Whittaker wrote:

- also are there any other fixes additions going into the 2.8 build?

No.
Gold 2.8 is feature closed.
New enhancements will come in GOLD 2.9.


Adam Whittaker

Posts 164
14 Mar 2018 11:49


cool you guys just keep on giving ;)


Daniel Kovacs

Posts 26
14 Mar 2018 12:09


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

Adam Whittaker wrote:

  exciting stuff mr gunnar :) will there be an x12 version as i am loving the x12 version of 2.7
 

  Yes likewise as in GOLD 2.7.
 
 
Adam Whittaker wrote:

  - also are there any other fixes additions going into the 2.8 build?
 

  No.
  Gold 2.8 is feature closed.
  New enhancements will come in GOLD 2.9.

I'm excited to test this - will this be an X10 core?  I found that runs the most stable on my Vampire 600.



Sean Sk

Posts 165
14 Mar 2018 12:16


Daniel Kovacs wrote:

I'm excited to test this - will this be an X10 core?  I found that runs the most stable on my Vampire 600.

I'd say more than likely this will be the case.


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3518
15 Mar 2018 19:15


update

GOLD 2.8
Does enable the VAMP500+ Expansion port.
This means several types of devices can now be used there.




Mo Retro

Posts 201
15 Mar 2018 19:53


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  update
 
  GOLD 2.8
  Does enable the VAMP500+ Expansion port.
  This means several types of devices can now be used there.
 
 
 
 
 

 
  Great news Gunnar. Wonderful :D
 
  Will the info about the expansion port be released also? So that users can start develop hardware for it.
  What else Besides Esp8266 & ESP32 can be connected to it right now?
  USB,..?
 


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3518
15 Mar 2018 19:58


Mo Retro wrote:

Will the info about the expansion port be released also?

Yes

Mo Retro wrote:

  What else Besides Esp8266 & ESP32 can be connected to it right now?
  USB,..?

Ethernet is working right now
USB we are testing


Mo Retro

Posts 201
15 Mar 2018 20:50


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

Mo Retro wrote:

  Will the info about the expansion port be released also?
 

 
  Yes
 
 
Mo Retro wrote:

    What else Besides Esp8266 & ESP32 can be connected to it right now?
    USB,..?
 

  Ethernet is working right now
  USB we are testing

Thanks Gunnar. Into the wonderful :)



Eric Gus

Posts 275
15 Mar 2018 21:36


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

Mo Retro wrote:

  Will the info about the expansion port be released also?
 

 
  Yes
 
 
Mo Retro wrote:

    What else Besides Esp8266 & ESP32 can be connected to it right now?
    USB,..?
 

  Ethernet is working right now
  USB we are testing

Any possibility to add a real time clock as well ..? right now I use the clock on an A500 expansion board but just curious if it will be available as an option on the vampire expansion port as well..


Sebastian Blanco

Posts 106
15 Mar 2018 22:02


This is very cool and also unexpected :D.


Leigh Russ

Posts 123
15 Mar 2018 22:19


Out of interest, when USB support comes, would this be a feature that the Vampire 600 could also take advantage of by using the SD card slot with a breakout board in the same way it can be used for ethernet at present?


Gregthe Canuck

Posts 267
16 Mar 2018 00:08


Real time clock?  Lots of SPI modules out there as it turns out:

    EXTERNAL LINK 
All it needs is someone to write the necessary drivers I presume?



Adam Whittaker

Posts 164
16 Mar 2018 06:40


Leigh Russ wrote:

Out of interest, when USB support comes, would this be a feature that the Vampire 600 could also take advantage of by using the SD card slot with a breakout board in the same way it can be used for ethernet at present?

I really hope so



Alan Haynes

Posts 96
16 Mar 2018 07:39


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

The team is preparing the GOLD 2.8 Release now.
 
  GOLD 2.8 brings you
  - improved DIGITAL-VIDEO DMA support for misaligned Screen Pointers
  - minor FPU fix
  - A500 RTC fix
  - improved SDcard / SDNet
  - V500+ Expansion port enabled (ETHERNET/USB/.you_name_it.)
 
  Mind that your card needs to be registered for GOLD 2.8
  You can register here:
  EXTERNAL LINK 

Gunnar I registered at the beginning of this year and according to the registration page we need to do it to be advised of updates and so on.
My problem is that I have not received any news about anything. I had expected when the 2.7 core was released that I would have received an email with a download link to the 2.7 core files but I have not received anything.
So I am wondering are we supposed to receive notification of updates and links to the files as it says - Quote:
"Register your Vampire now !
To be kept informed of new core releases and access future downloads"
Just wondering.
I love my vampire and am looking forward to 2.8 and thanks for all the work you and the team are doing to bring Amiga back to the future.
Cheers from Oz


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3518
16 Mar 2018 07:50


Alan Haynes wrote:

I had expected when the 2.7 core was released

But GOLD 2.7 works and is in Color for you?
If YES then Gold 2.8 will also work for you.


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3518
16 Mar 2018 08:09


gregthe canuck wrote:

Real time clock?

My dream expansion for the Vampire looks like this
- RJ45 ETHERNET plug
- USB
- RTC

All on one card.

We are right now discussing the possibility of production
of the above EXPANSION with a well known HW developer.

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