first i'd like to say that i appreciate all the hard work that has been put into Amibian by
you and the testers. We can't be thankful enough for Amibian!
Recently i was thinking about what to do with my 2 Raspi Pie 3's and
it came to my mind that one Raspi should be a fully fledged recalbox for all the Console/Arcade stuff and the 2nd Pi should be a fully Fledged Retro Computer
in a FUZE Case just booting up into the systems (with no games) and i put Amibian on it...
That's when i asked myself: "Is there a Distro anywhere in the world where one can simply choose his favorite Computer System and boot right into it?" And the answer was:
"Amibian". Well, sort of...
Amibian can boot into Amiga, C64, ZX Spectrum and ScummVM, right now.
But Gunnar, this is a chance that comes once in a lifetime!
How about expanding Amibian (in the distant future) to a full Retro Computing Platform?
What i like to see (or others, too?), would be Amiga/Atari ST, C64/Amstrad CPC/Atari 800XL and DOSBox in one Package and then slowly expanding upon that.
A dream would be to have - let's say an "Emulation Station" with these systems to be selected with the arrow keys/Joypad and upon pressing <Enter> it would boot right into the selected system. In the Options one could select a system to boot directly into or boot into the menu.
So, i know this is all a pretty far fetched dream and it's just an edgy sketch of what Amibian COULD be in the future, but i felt the need to post this vision here.
Why? Because NOBODY! (AFAIK) has ever done that for the Raspi. There is no Retro Computing Platform/Distro for it. All that exists are pre-build images for Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, C64 and a few others. But let's face it: What we really need is to put all Computers into ONE SINGLE CONVIENIENT to handle DISTRO. Nobody likes to play DJ on changing microSD-Cards these days.
We need some sort of "RetroPie/recalbox"-Project but JUST FOR OUR BELOVED COMPUTER SYSTEMS!
So what are your thoughts on this topic Gunnar? Do you believe it could be done in the distant future? Maybe with more help from the community out there?
Or do you know anyone who's working on this? Maybe i have overlooked something?
Thanks for readling this looong post.