2004 Edition Overview

Codex Alpe Adria 2004 took place on July 3rd, 2004.

Media Gallery

The following archived resources are available:

Topics

Codex Alpe Adria 2004 covered the following areas of interest:

  • Latest Amiga and alternative computing hardware and software developments
  • Retrocomputing section, with a focus on Commodore systems (including prototypes and other quite exotic systems)
  • Amiga/PC connectivity (networking, sharing hardware, reading disks, etc.)
  • History of Amiga with hardware and videos (including collection of Amiga computers, prototypes, brand new Amiga videos, etc.)
  • Commodore and Amiga hardware emulation
  • Amiga demos

Conference

The following presentations were held:

  • 10:30 - M. C. Battilana of Cloanto: Welcome
  • 11:00 - Dario Soccoli: Presentation of AmigaOS 4.0
  • 12:00 - Christian Celona of yellowTab: Presentation of Zeta (evolution of BeOS)
  • 12:40 - Mauro Nardotto and Andrea Maniero: Presentation of MorphOS
  • 13:20 - Libero Moschella of Alternative Technology: Presentation of Linspire (formerly Lindows)
  • 14:00 - Max Raber, Uroš Bogataj and Stefan Leitner: The Amiga community and the demo scene in Italy, Slovenia and Austria
  • 15:00 - Ben Hermans of Hyperion Entertainment and Andrea Vallinotto: Latest news about AmigaOS 4.0
  • 16:00 - Max Tretene of Soft3: Presentation of the C-One

Exhibit

Recent hardware and software developments were supported by friendly and highly-qualified people who were ready to answer the public's questions.

  • Numerous exhibitors (including Virtual Works and Soft3), users and user groups featured AmigaOne and Micro A1 computers (running AmigaOS 4.0 , Linux and Mac OS)
  • The version of AmigaOS 4.0 shown at Codex Alpe Adria featured some new modules, including a kernel with Altivec support, a PowerPC version of graphics.library, Picasso96, MUI and Radeon driver, USB drivers for mouse, keyboard and storage, UBoot 1.1.1, and new Second-Level Boot Loader (SLB)
  • Cloanto showed an experimental version of Amiga Forever featuring KX Light with v. 2.6 kernel, and Amiga Explorer and Catweasel Amiga-PC connectivity solutions
  • Christian Celona of yellowTab presented the latest version (3.0.1) of Zeta (the BeOS successor), running on both a Nimble V5 and on a notebook
  • Max Tretene of Soft3 presented the C-One with the latest core, configured both as a Commodore C64 and as a Schneider CPC
  • Mauro Nardotto and Andrea Maniero demonstrated their Pegasos II with MorphOS v. 1.4.2

The following fully functional Amiga hardware was part of the exhibit and available for visitors to try:

  • Commodore Amiga 500
  • Commodore Amiga 1000
  • Commodore Amiga 1200
  • Commodore Amiga 3000T
  • Commodore Amiga 4000 with CyberStorm PowerPC
  • Commodore Amiga "black prototype"
  • Commodore CDTV
  • Commodore CD32 with FMV and SX32
  • AmigaDE handheld device
  • Access Amiga-on-a-board card
  • Notebook with Amiga Forever

Additionally, the following Commodore systems of the 1970s and 1980s were on display, most of them fully functional:

  • Commodore KIM-1
  • Commodore CHESSmate
  • Commodore VIC 20
  • Commodore CBM 3008 and CBM 4016
  • Commodore MMF 9000
  • Commodore Plus 4
  • Commodore SX-64 "Executive"
  • Commodore C65
  • Commodore C-128
  • Commodore C64GS
  • Commodore Game 3000

Also, the following computers of historical interest were shown:

Other Events

The following events took place during Codex Alpe Adria 2004 (event-specific links are likely not to be up to date):

Credits

We would like to thank all organizers, speakers, exhibitors and attendees for making this event possible, and in particular the following volunteers for their special help in organizing Codex Alpe Adria 2004:

  • Claudio Marro Filosa for his help with media relations
  • Luca Danelon and Dario Soccoli for making Codex Alpe Adria their full time job during the days leading to the event
  • Luca Ognibene for his help with the audio/video setup
  • Everybody at Cloanto, and their loved ones
  • All the people who keep making us feel part of a very special community

Sponsors

Codex Alpe Adria 2004 was organized and sponsored by Cloanto Italia srl.