Re: Why is "pose" in contrib? (was firmware flamewar)
On Mon, Dec 11, 2000 at 03:59:02PM -0600, Vince Mulhollon wrote:
> The palm pilot has a fairly advanced motorola CPU onboard. Some
> (university?) people have ported the Linux kernel to it... Although I
> can't speak for the porters, I assume they are aiming at embedded projects.
... That might be reasonable. Discuss it with email@example.com
perhaps. On the other hand, end users of the package might not really
consider that a useful application (pose + embedded linux), they might
really be looking for Palm OS -- after all it is the Palm OS Emulator.
> I think the same logic occurs with the x48. There are no "publically
> available" roms for it, although I have a nice book explaining how to
> program the CPU inside the calculator in assembly... Although I'm not sure
> how good of a debugger x48 would be, it should be possible to legally use
There's plenty of documentation on programming the 6800, 6502 etc
as well but those emulators are still in contrib. Until replacement
ROMs actually exist, those emulators should be in contrib. Just
the potential to create replacement ROMs is not enough. At least,
that has always been Debian's policy in the past.
I can't see much point in emulating the HP 48 unless you're
going to run the standard HP ROMs on it. The CPU itself isn't
particularly remarkable, and it's not too easy to replace the
ROMs on the real calculator either, even if you do use the
emulator as a development environment.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>