Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Reply to thread

Sod porting an existing version of RISC OS onto a machine which /already has one/.

Surely it would be more use to try to move it onto ARM-based hardware which doesn't currently run RISC OS? For instance, there are many ARM-based machines which run WinCE. These can run other OSs - there are several versions of Linux which run on them to some degree, e.g. Familiar, Debian and OpenZaurus. Ergo, there is freely-available information out there on how to access the h/w of these machines. If there's any commonality to that platform, a port to this would be more use. While RISC OS might not be much use on an iPaq, it would be very useful on subnotebook-class machines, such as the Compaq Aero. Alternatively, Simtec's ARM development boards spring to mind.

If something must be dropped to free up development effort, then I'd ask why maintain Norcroft C/C++? Might it be possible to move to GCC instead, thus getting the benefit of a lot of external development work? BeOS did this around the move from r4 to r5, and it is, for example, possible to compile a compatible, working Linux kernel using Intel's C compiler instead of GCC.

 is a RISC OS Userlproven on 17/11/04 3:23AM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Manchester RISC OS Jaunt
    Martin Hansen does Northern dealers
     21 comments, latest by Anon on 3/1/04 9:06PM. Published: 21 Dec 2003

  • Random article

  • The Press sucks says MicroDigital
    We're in it for the money, apparently
     42 comments, latest by riscosmad on 01/02/06 7:04PM. Published: 23 Jun 2003

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "RISC OS needs a frequently updated news site that has all the news, not just a carefully selected sample. Currently this simply isn't Drobe"
    Page generated in 0.0857 seconds.