On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 1:11 PM, Bradford Neuman <bneuman@...> wrote:
> Hello developers,
> I am on a team at Carnegie Mellon working to develop a new small
> robotics research platform called Colony Scout. We are designing a
> custom ARM-based board for the processing and control of hardware. We
> are looking for a light weight POSIX complaint soft real-time OS for
> our platform and the goal of Prex seems like exactly what we want.
> Feel free to take a look at http://www.colonyscout.com for some preliminary
Looks like a fun project.
> So far we have started looking at the arm-integrator port and are
> planning to work from there. I would like to know how we should go
> about this work. Should we work from version 0.9.9 listed on the
> homepage or is there a more up-to-date repository somewhere? We also
> hope to implement some networking using the ZigBee protocol down the
> road and I see that networking support is in the works.
Unfortunately the owner of Prex has not made any public source control
available. I was maintaining a git tree of my changes against 0.8.1,
including board ports from others, however there were extensive
changes when the 0.9.0 tarball was released. I haven't had the energy
to undertake yet another big merge to bring my tree up to date and
this list has got rather quiet again.
> Also, is it appropriate to post specific porting-related questions
> here or should those be in the forum?
This list is the best place. The sourceforge forum was even more quiet
than this list last I looked.
I agree that Prex is a great project, it just needs a live public tree
and a review process to get changes accepted in a timely manner to
help foster a proper active community of developers.