chenmel at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 14 17:38:39 CST 2005
On Mon, 14 Nov 2005 12:12:55 -0700
woodelf <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca> wrote:
> Bert Thomas wrote:
> >> of source to a small machine. Minux was a nice try but it lacked a C
> >> Compiler. Small C went
> > Minix does not only include a C compiler, it now even includes the
> > sources of its C compiler. The compiler is called the ACK compiler,
> > short for Amsterdam Compiler Kit.
> Well I *had* the 1st book. No compiler source!! I have not looked at
> it for a long time.
> Any how my stack on this homebrew is strange. It builds up from
> nnn0000 (octal) and
> is only 4kb max. If you figure the ACK compiler can handle that I might
> consider porting
> it. Oh yah a stack frame is only about 48 words.
> > From version 3 onwards, drivers are supposed to run in userland. This
> > has to lead to an extremely reliable OS. There are lots of (other)
> > improvements made to version 3.
> I guess I may need to buy a new book! :)
It's not licence-bound to a book the way earlier versions were. You can download Minix from their website at no cost at all.
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