I'm interested in would take to create a Haiku port to the BeagleBoard ARM8 Cortex architecture.
I've read a few different message threads on an ARM port for NewOS, but not much on Haiku.
The BeagleBoard is single board computer with an ARM8 Cortex CPU / OMAP3530 architecture.
It's clocked at 600 MHz /w 128MB onboard RAM and 256MB of NAND flash. DVI-D / SVGA video out,
Stereo in/out, USB 2.0 and RS-232. It has an SD/MMC slot. It has a built-in NEON DSP and 2D/3D graphics.
It costs about $150 US.
It should be able to run a cross-compiled kernel and Haiku OS.
This would be a significant amount of work, but maybe not impossible.
1. You would have to port the kernel. I've done some ARM assembler.
2. You would have to create keyboard / video / disk and perhaps USB drivers.
What other issues would you look at? Probably some sort of custom boot loader?
In addition to reading the kernel sources, is there a hackers, porting or architectural guide to the kernel?