Ok first there is a mailinglist and allot of
members are already signed up. But I usually send to both as also allot haven't
signed up yet. To lazy to do so I guess.
The sign up to the mailing list go
So from now on I will be only posting to the
mailinglist. To bad for all who don't want to sign up.
And as Eduardo said we will be using C, It's syntax
isn't to difficult especially if you know other languages (good).
Maybe running some kind of emulation layer could be
implemented to run Linux apps. And "In our own dev tool" to have
a utility that scans the source of the Linux app and converts it to a
LinksOS app (faster).
Must support the following: Modern hardware
support, Loadable / Unloadable kernel modules (Only loads parts that it
needs), stable, networking. Modules will support multimedia
Yes ( It's a minimum for a modern day
I don't feel for x11 as it's slow. However a shell
that's separated from the OS is good. Keeps the OS free from GUI bugs. However
OS is GUI/ shell aware.
Not an issue as not allot of PowerPC users will be
downloading us. PowerPC is 1% of all desktop computers. And as someone once
stated: I'm not going to write code that runs slow on all
computers so that the tiny non profitable 1% of users can also run it. (
Read Java and X11). So target is Intel platform. If we must have
PowerPC then it's better to make a custom build.
First the OS only in words then UML both with every
possible detail. Keep in mind this will take a long time.
Finally as Eduardo pointed out we cannot do
ANYTHING if we don't have a kernel. What ever you want to do in LinksOS with no
kernel there is no show.
So for now no new people until we have a kernel.
Except if you want to work on the kernel team.
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2002 12:28
Subject: Re: The Meeting
> Another thing to consider is whether
or not we will support applications
> from any other Operating Systems
(eg. have some sort of compatibility
> layer for them).
agree that we need some sort of list, maybe even a sourceforge mailing
list - I have to select every name individually in Evolution :(
Do we know what language everything will be programmed in yet? I can
program, but not in every language, so if it's a language I know, I
might be able to help with some tasks.