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HTTP 521 Webserver is down - Hardware failure at firebee.org
2021-03-22:
Maybe you have already noticed it: Some news, pages and downloads are no longer available. This is due to the fact that our previous web server broke down about 3 weeks ago. Since then we have been working to get it back to its original state.


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The beginning of spring has not been kind to us, the weather is anything but springlike. It is wet, cold and not cosy at all. Actually, you'd rather want to hide your feet under a warm blanket, but then something really stupid happens. At the beginning of March, our web server - or to be more precise, our hard drive - broke down. And to make matters worse, we also had bad luck. The backups we've made were also on the same disk. Very unfortunate, but it happened. We can't change that now.

A new web server (from a backup of August 2020) was quickly made available, but now we have to restore the missing data from all available sources. Fortunately, the authors still have their pages and what is missing we can reconstruct thanks to the Internet Archives. As we are all working on this in our spare time, it may take a few more days to get back to the old status. Please excuse us!

What have we learned from this? Things that we cannot influence can happen. We have to be better prepared for the future. This means: "No more central backups on the server". Up to now, the backups have been copied to another root server which is located in the same data centre (OVH says hello). Therefore, the backups will soon be copied by team members to local computers and additionally stored in another data centre - geographically separated from each other.

But we also have positive things to report. The new server is much more powerful than the old one. The web pages should now be delivered much faster.


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GFA Basic Editor (GBE) v3.7 Released
2021-01-18:
For those not aware, the original author of GFA Basic passed away in 2011. December 9th is Frank Ostrowski's birthday. His brother was kind enough to share that information. To honor Frank's legacy, the full release of GBE was released on that day.

Features include:
- Build for 68k or Coldfire regardless of host machine.
- Added all missing AES calls up to AES v4.1, plus some N.AES calls.
- Added the most commonly used Bios, Xbios, Gemdos, VDI, and NVDI calls.
- Some new general purpose commands not related to the operating system.
- Built in STiK, MiNT-Net, LDG API's and more.
- Commands for game coding, like Joypad support, blitting with masks, SNDH, etc.
- Over 500 new commands.

Some of the new commands were inspired by GFA for Windows/DOS and HiSoft Basic.

Follow the download link at http://gfabasic.net/

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New AHCC version released
2020-12-03:
After almost 3 years, Henk Robbers released version 6.0 of AHCC on November 27, 2020. As always, he also release binaries specific for Coldfire on his webpage

Besides the bug fixes and improvements (the release notes can be found here), AHCC 6.0 only has binaries produced using AHCC itself (not Pure C), has improvements in the editor and handling of nested projects.

Henk is also looking for a future maintainer for AHCC. Contact him directly (see his website) if interested.

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New Firmware, FPGA Configuration and FireTOS
2020-08-31:
Already a long while back we promised to you the new software for your FireBees. As for some time the new computers get already delivered with this software in Flash-Rom, we decided now to make it available for everyone.

All the improvements have been programmed by Medusa over the last years, and work pretty well at several dozen of machines. But, there have to be followed some precautions by you, as you could transfer your FireBee into a status, where you need external hardware, to rewrite something to the ROM and be able to boot again.

In first place there is the fact that this software is requiring each other! The new FPGA configuration needs the new BaS and the new FireTOS need also the new FPGA and vice versa! For the first time you have to flash all components directly consecutively, without rebooting the FireBee inbetween. Shouldn't you flash all 3 components at once, you will not be ...

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COVID-19 Watcher
2020-03-30:

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If you have an Atari connected to the Internet, you may now track the coronavirus outbreak on your trusted machine. COVID-19 Watcher is an app that displays the current (more or less…) number of infected, dead and cured cases. It should ...

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FireTOS addon archive
2019-08-12:
The ACP-Team collected a set of useful software, prepared to give you best singletasking experiences on your FireBee right from the start.

In July we published the brandnew FireTOS addon archive on firebee.org. This collection of programs is designed for easy singletask working on the FireBee. Yes, there are people who prefer working under TOS and we know that there are also "pure (Fire)TOS users" on the Bee; so for those not running MiNT this collection may be very helpful.
Similar to the „Language-Disks“ known from Atari we prepared some essential programs which can be used directly on an SD card (as floppy replacement) or from partition „C“ on mass storage devices like CF card, harddisc or SSDs connected to your FireBee.
You will find included a controlpanel server with some useful cpx modules, the helpsystem ST-Guide, a texteditor, a calculator, a screenshot ...

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Atari 8-Bits at the FireBee
2019-05-01:
"Atari800" is an emulator for Atari 8-Bit Systems like the 400/800, the Atari XL/XE-Series or the 5200. At 13th of April 2019 the version 4.1.0 was released by Miro Kropáček.

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The Emulator for the FireBee works via SDL and the assembler core was excluded in the FireBee version. Beside the fact that this is the first version for the FireBee, the main news in v4.1.0 are that the emulator can now ...

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Up-to-date information about the ACP project Q1/2019
2019-03-31:
It's the right time again to give you some information about the state of things in ACP. Last year we neglected the flow of information a little, and some of you got the impression that nothing was happening anymore with the FireBee.

But the opposite is true, so we want to give you an update about the things that are currently being worked on.

• Delivery of the 2nd series
We are still busy to deliver the computers of the 2nd series. With all the things that went wrong with this batch (power transformer issue, case production - the final cases were delivered to us this January etc.) the resulting huge delay also caused an incredible mess. Some pre-orderers believed they wouldn't get a device anymore; others we had to chase down with multiple mails, posts or on other channels because their personal data had changed. At any rate, the efforts are huge. We are doing the best we can though to ...

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Mailsystem reorganized
2018-06-12:
We have migrated our complete mailsystem and all communication problems should be a thing of the past.

In the last years it sadly occured on and off, that our mailserver got listed at some few blacklists and our mails thus went into your spamfolders or in some few cases got directly discarded by your mailservers. On the one hand this was due to the atari.org mailadress which was not configured correctly (SPF, which was previously not needed for years). On the other hand there are indeed some competences missing to configure the Linux machine correctly on which the firebee.org mail server was running. The system was adoped from now inactive people and despite great efforts the problems could not be solved.

Additionally atari-home.de cancelled all their mail services (presumably because of the new GDPR) by end of ...

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Shipping and new Orders
2018-05-30:
About the situation and availability of the hardware

In recent weeks, we have seen a noticeable increase in pre-order with sometimes unsolicited remittances from "new customers". We would like to clarify again the current situation.

The 2nd series of FireBees is currently sold out. We have been delivering them for some time now (unfortunately very slowly). All new orders are placed on a waiting list. In case of withdrawals during the shipping process, the machines will be assigned according to this list. In addition, binding pre-orders are of interest for a possible further series of FireBees. The more people pre-order the more likely such a series will be produced in the future. An early delivery will not be possible for new customers.

The normal procedure is to ...

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FireBee on GitHub
2018-04-16:
After some long months with no public access to our Firebee sources, we finally moved everything to GitHub.

Since last summer the situation with Atariforge became more and more unstable. Sadly the AtariForge services seem not to come back in time anymore. Nevertheless we like to thank Rob Mahlert for the years of support he gave for free to the community. Now everything we got is collected and online again at GitHub. Special thanks goes to Miro Kropáček and David Gálvez who cared about that non-acceptable situation, and uploaded everything to the new repository at GitHub that Markus Fröschle created some months ago. Gladly Mikro had a full AtariForge backup for us, and also every new developments from 2017 are online now. Including several new FPGA and BaS developments which binaries we will publish in the upcoming weeks and ...

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