new to the group ... looking for Minix on ARM based pda info
Having been vaguely aware of the Minix OS from its inception, and in
searching for a useable OS for Palm/WINCE type platforms, it strikes me
that the Minix 3.x approach is particularly well suited to pda type
devices, owing to the small micro kernel, and user land drivers which can
be incrementally developed.
Owing to the number of devices, and rapid model introduction (and
orphaning of models), the Linux porting efforts on handhelds.org, while
commendable, seem to be re-inventing the wheel with each PDA variant, have
hopelessly complex tool chains and build environments and things like
wireless support, touch screen sound etc are spotty on many (my) models.
The few devices that are fully supported tend not to be sold commercially
any more 8-(, and are less useful (eg: no 802.11/BT) IMHO. As well, BSD
support seems a bit of a black hole.
Having said this, has anyone actually begun an actual port of Minix (I've
read the Web site which contains the analysis of what is required for
cross development) to an ARM based Ipaq or Palm device, and if so, is
there a project site or wiki or such to indicate status, work in progress
and how one might participate??
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Re: new to the group ... looking for Minix on ARM based pda info
> Having said this, has anyone actually begun an actual port of Minix (I've[color=blue]
> read the Web site which contains the analysis of what is required for
> cross development) to an ARM based Ipaq or Palm device, and if so, is
> there a project site or wiki or such to indicate status, work in progress
> and how one might participate??[/color]
I've updated the [url]http://www.minix3.org/who_doing_what.html[/url] page to
reflect someone working on an ARM port. You'd have to contact him
directly for any coordination on participation, however.