Amiga System Libraries Overview
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.
Points to note:
- Many libraries are commonly used on systems that initially didn't ship with them, e.g. GadTools is available for OS 1.x systems.
- 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.
|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|
|icon.library||Disk||38 (2.1)||Provides functions|
|intuition.library||ROM||33 (1.2)||Provides the key user interface handling functions, e.g. windows, menus, screens, events|
|locale.library||Disk||38 (2.1)||Provides functions for localisation of programs|
|rexxsyslib.library||Disk||37 (2.0)||Provides the core functions for ARexx|
|workbench.library|| ROM ->39 (3.0)
ROM 40 (3.1) non-A4000
Disk 40 (3.1) A4000
Disk 44 (3.5)->
|33 (1.2)||Provides key functions required by Workbench|