Amiga System Libraries Overview

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This table lists the system libraries, devices and resources, along with a brief description of their function and version information. Full details of the use of the libraries can be found in the Amiga Reference manuals. Note that many libraries are commonly used on systems that initially didn't ship with them, e.g. GadTools is available for OS 1.x systems. Also note that some libraries (e.g. exec.library) were part of the OS earlier than V33 (1.2), but 1.2 is considered as the first widely released version and is thus listed as the introduction date.

Name Location First Introduced Description
amigaguide.library Disk 39 (3.0) Provides functions for using AmigaGuide hypertext help files
asl.library Disk 37 (2.0) Provides the standard file, drawer, screenmode and font requesters
exec.library ROM 33 (1.2) Core of the OS, provides memory, process, library and low-level messaging functions
gadtools.library ROM 37 (2.0) Provides the standard GadTools gadgets and menus
hdwrench.library Disk 44 (3.5) Provides functions for HDToolbox for supporting large hard drives
locale.library Disk 38 (2.1) Provides functions for localisation of programs
rexxsyslib.library Disk 37 (2.0) Provides the core functions for ARexx