What is AROS ? - a portable, improved open source reimplementation of Amiga OS 3.1. Currently available for: i386, x86_64bit, Amiga m68k, ARM (RaspberryPi) and Efika CHRP / SAM440 PPC hardware, running natively, and/or hosted inside Linux (i386, x86_64bit, PPC), Windows (i386), MacOS (i386), Android (ARM). (Nice, eh?)

What is AROS alive ? - a series of videos exploring various aspects of AROS, and this website with articles about AROS related subjects.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Bars'n'Pipes AROS - alive!

After some years of silence, aros-exec.org user "hitchhikr" has released another update of his Bars'n'Pipes port for AROS!

Bars'n'Pipes was and is still one of the best audio/MIDI sequencers for the Amiga computer. In 2001 the source code was handed over to Alfred Faust, who continued development on the Amiga platform until 2009. In 2010 a first port to AROS surfaced on aros-exec.org, and after some updates and then a long time of silence "hitchhikr" seems to have started to work on it again, and has published his latest efforts only yesterday. Great stuff!

You can currently download the latest version here:


And the sources here:


By the way, if you want to use Bars'n'Pipes on your classic Amiga you can grab it from Alfred Faust's homepage: http://bnp.hansfaust.de

And there's also a port to AmigaOS4: http://www.os4depot.net/index.php?function=showfile&file=audio/misc/barsnpipes.lha

You may want to take a look at the manual in order to use Bars'n'Pipes properly:
http://bnp.hansfaust.de/bp/MAIN.html (german)
http://www.fromwithin.com/liquidmidi/docs/barsandpipes/index.html (english)

Bars'n'Pipes even has it's own page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bars-Pipes-107980942577318/

Bars'n'Pipes main screen (original Amiga version 2.5b)


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

ALBs Blog - Freepascal, and online compiler!

If you like coding in Pascal on AROS, or if you want to start doing so, you should visit ALB's blog.

ALB's blog hosts the Freepascal compilers for AmigaOS, MorphOS and AROS, some other applications like Mapparium, GPSTool, and EdiSyn, and now he has even added an online Pascal compiler for AmigaOS, MorphOS and AROS.

Via a web interface, you can enter your Pascal code, choose the destination platform, click "Compile", and download your executable file.

There are two versions of the online Freepascal compiler: one for current browsers with full JavaScript, and one for older browsers (IBrowse, etc.) using HTML only.

Here's a video showing the online compiler in action:


Head over to ALBs blog and check out some Pascal:

Or go directly to the "FPC Online Editor/Compiler":

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Kalamatee needs your money!

Famous developer Kalamatee has given countless hours of his life to AROS and the community. He's worked on many essential parts of AROS and plays a big role within the AROS world. Now it looks as if it's time to give something back, as he seems to have run out of money, even threatening his facilities to keep working on AROS. Send him some money!

Support him via his patreon account:

You can read the full story, and about other ways of supporting Kalamatee in the thread over at AROS-exec.org:

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Icaros Desktop 2.2 released

Popular AROS distro "Icaros Desktop" version 2.2, after having been pre-released around christmas last year, has now been officially released.

Changes include new feature "HostBridge" (run Linux/Windows applications from AROS when running hosted under Linux/Windows), a completely new look of Icaros Desktop including Magellan toolbars and decoration, placement of some tools, and other enhancements over the christmas pre-release version.



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

AROS 68k on Vampire accelerator

Amiga Vampire accelerator / Apollo core team cares for AROS!

Below picture shows AROS 68k running on Amiga Vampire 500+

That could be a huge step forward for AROS, because with thousands of Vampire boards ordered or already sold, AROS now has a future-oriented platform where it truly belongs: inside an Amiga computer.