Re: Debian GNU/AmigaOS
"Edward John M. Brocklesby" <email@example.com> writes:
> Ysgrifennodd firstname.lastname@example.org ar Sat, May 01, 1999 at 02:34:55PM -0500:
> > On May 01, Edward John M. Brocklesby wrote:
> > > since most of the GNU stuff (including GCC) has been ported to AmigaOS, I
> > > intend to start working on Debian GNU/AmigaOS.
> > Sounds like an interesting project; however, I'm not sure AmigaOS is a
> > good environment for running POSIX programs (particularly since *BSD
> > and Linux are both available for the Amiga... and both could use some
> > dedicated work). But that's just my two cents ;-)
> Yes. However, it's got VM (non-free), and ixemul.library provides most posix
> calls (no fork() though, only vfork).. still, it should be interesting :)
> Now, if only I could find my AmigaOS install disk :(
> > Anyway, best of luck...
Maybe you should all join the ADE project or draw that into debian a
bit. They ported most stuff (or have collected most stuff that got
ported) for AmigaOS including even emacs and lynx. They talked about
using dpkg for their packages, but nobody actually went on and ported
The biggest disadvantage is that you have no memory protection, so
have fun rebooting frequently.
I think its a better idea to write a virtual maschine emulator for
AmigaOS, so that you can run linux on a screen. You would have both
systems on one box and for the linux part you have memory protection.
May the Source be with you.