[ANN] SqueakOS

Brian Rice water@tscnet.com
Mon, 11 Oct 1999 17:29:43 -0700

Well, there's a new kid on the block among bootable languages... With a
little work, this VM could be turned into a Self/R clone.  Any comments?

Of course, this only re-inforces my faith in using Squeak (a.k.a. Tunes LLL
candidate) to bootstrap Arrow, since squeak already supports a simple
abstract language, has a large library of very usable code, and supports a
Lisp development environment.

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>From: Marcus Denker <marcus@ira.uka.de>
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>I played with "The OSKit" (http://www.cs.utah.edu/flux/oskit/) this
>The result is a bootable VM (x86 only), based on EmbeddedSqueak.
>Text-mode command-line only, I've put a diskimage of a bootable
>1.44MB floppy at http://www.ira.uka.de/~marcus/SqueakOS.image.gz
>zip:    http://www.ira.uka.de/~marcus/SqueakOS.image.zip
>Source: http://www.ira.uka.de/~marcus/SqueakOS-src.tar.gz
>Building the Boot-disk:
>Linux: dd if=SqueakOS.image of=/dev/fd0
>DOS/Win: use rawrite, ftp://ftp.ira.uka.de/pub/squeak/demo/rawrite2.exe
>The SqueakOS-Kernel is only 440K:
>-rw-rw-r--   1 marcus   marcus     454619 Oct 10 22:15 zImage
>This includes the 600k embedded.image!
>   Marcus
>Marcus Denker marcus@ira.uka.de phone@home:(0721)614235 @work:(0721)608-2749
>The Difference between today and yesterday is not so much what has changed
>between then and now as what I hope to change by tomorrow.