AmigaOS Documentation Wiki

The AmigaOS Documentation Wiki provides the latest information on how to program systems running AmigaOS 4.x. It has been updated for Release 4.0 and higher of AmigaOS and covers all the computer systems which run the Amiga operating system from the A1200 all the way up to the X1000.

This wiki is meant to help you learn how to program AmigaOS systems. It assumes some previous experience with programming and familiarity with computers in general. Although it is not required, a knowledge of the C programming language will make it much easier to understand the material in this book. Most of the Amiga operating system is written in C, hence C is the language used for the programming examples. Other languages are available such as Modula-2, E and C++ but the primary interface for all AmigaOS programming is still C.

This wiki is intended for the following audiences:

  • Programmers who want to create application software for AmigaOS systems.
  • Software developers who want to upgrade their software for Release 4.0 or higher of the operating system.
  • Anyone who wants to know more about how AmigaOS works.
The system software is organized into related groups of functions called libraries. The same basic organization is used for this wiki.