Mon, 17 Nov 1997 21:43:52 -0800
>Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 23:16:03 -0500
>From: Richard Coleman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: LispOS Manifesto
>So here are the short and long term goals.
>ULTIMATE GOAL: A full self-hosting Common Lisp based operating system
> for x86 based machines. We will use CMUCL on top of the
> Flux OS toolkit from Utah.
Sounds fine with me.
>This is obviously an ambitious, long term project. So instead
>of tackling this directly, I would like to begin with several
>subprojects. These projects all have utility outside of lispos.
>We may be able to get people interested in these projects, even if
>they are not interested in directly developing lispos.
>1) Continued general development of CMUCL. In particular the new
> work on lisp threads.
Here's a project for all of you kernel types!
>2) Continued development of the free CLIM implementation.
Since today was my last day at SGI and I don't start my new job
until Jan. 5th, I have a few days free. So I'll get busy again. I'm
doing the initial bringup using ACL under Linux with CLX as the
graphics package. (It generates a weird error under CMUCL on Irix that
I have to track down. The error message is "How did this happen?")
>3) Continued development and expansion of the editor Hemlock.
I look forward to being able to use this.
>I hope people will join in and contribute. I will be sending out
>more information about these tasks soon.