Unixlike, multitasking 6502 (was Re: Nuke Redmond!)

From: Iggy Drougge <optimus_at_canit.se>
Date: Tue Jan 16 18:46:52 2001

THETechnoid skrev:

>There are quite a number of multitasking 6502 machines out there.
>Homebrews and C64s are represented.

>The 'distribution' is called OS/A65.

Which of course also runs on Andr? Fachat's own A65 and Gecko computer
systems. The designs are freely available on his home page.
For the C64, there is also Lunix, which even sports SLIP support and TCP/IP
I think further info should be here:

>Can you make a 6502-based machine 'do' virtual memory? If you can, maybe
>we can port NetBSD to the Atari 8-bit. It might take a year to boot but
>it would be a fun project. The way the Atari handles disk I/O makes me
>think it is possible. Something like the Spartados X code substitution for
>the standard SIO calls I think. Spartados X is a fantastic peice of work.
>I've not seen anything that comes close to it (while maintaining
>compatability with existing software that is).

The thing which NetBSD would miss would be an MMU. And it probably would like
32 bits, too. And a good C compiler.

Another interesting 8-bit UNIX project is Uzix, a UNIX-a-like from Brazil for
the MSX. It seems very powerful indeed, at least given memory. Its UNIX API is
quite well-implemented, too, it seems.

En ligne avec Thor 2.6.
A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with
Received on Tue Jan 16 2001 - 18:46:52 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:33:47 BST