[Coco] DECB -> Pi2/3
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Mon Mar 6 16:42:42 EST 2017
> On Mar 6, 2017, at 3:37 PM, Dave Philipsen <dave at davebiz.com> wrote:
> You know about OS9000, right? It was an OS9 derivative from Microware that was written in C and compiled to run on 80x86, Power PC, and 68000 platforms. There's probably no reason that it couldn't also be made to work on an ARM machine too. I wrote some software back in the 90s that ran under OS9000 on an 80486 but it was compiled C code, not directly written in assembler. I still have the install disks for OS9000 but I don't know if they're good.
Yes, OS-9 for ARM is a thing. (We renamed the product from OS-9000 to "OS-9 for XXX" during my time there, causing a bit of confusion when you just said "OS-9").
And it runs on the Raspberry Pi ;-)
However, the ethernet hardware is via USB so none of the existing ethernet drivers would work with it, and they were working on a new USB stack to be able to support things like USB ethernet devices.
Microware LLC (the new owners) have said they would like to make some form of "Personal OS-9" available to us if they can get it all worked out.
If anyone remembers the RTSI OS-9 Archive site by Allan Battieger, he is part of the group that now owns OS-9. It's stayed in the family :) os9archive.rtsi.com is still alive, I see, with updates from 2015.
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