Re: Which packages should I use?
Robert Millan <email@example.com> writes:
> On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 03:07:25PM +0200, Henning Riedel wrote:
> > Well, why should an OS definitely need a shell?
> > Thinking about embedded systems, what would a shell be needful except
> > laying around in the memory? Take a look at an RTOS, they are called
> > operating systems too, but most don't have a shell, because an OS is just
> > a piece of bundled code to manage the resources.
> Embedded systems need a shell too. If they don't have any all we
> have is a black box without input or output, which is completely pointless.
> If you embed an OS into an industrial robot, for example, the shell
> can be the part of the OS that moves the robot's arm.
Or that part (joystick box or whatever it is called) that lets you
move the robot arm manual (be it to program it or whatever).
Alfred M. Szmidt
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