QNX, Useful applications
mtapley at swri.edu
Fri Mar 17 17:25:02 CST 2006
regarding QNX, there must be a reasonable user base out
there. The QNX on x86 guys have cranked more on the Distributed.net
RC5-72 project than the NeXTSTEP/x86 crowd, and are still active.
I also note the existence of a QNX on ARM client, which
implies QNX ran on some ARM platform as well. Palm?
To tie in a different thread, regarding "practical"
applications for vintage computers, Distributed.net seems like a
natural. It's not exactly Earth-shaking science at the moment, but
it's a big problem that breaks naturally down into a lot of very
small pieces, so it's something classic systems can actually
practically contribute to.
I would *love* to see a VMS/VAX client, and to my knowledge
there are several VAXen on the net now doing not so much at any given
moment. Do any of you VMS gurus have time and inclination to combine
the VMS/Alpha and the NetBSD/VAX clients and let us put VMS/VAX on
And of course, I don't know *why* no-one has put the MacOS
6-9 client back active. I actually have a copy of CodeWarrior, so let
me know if you have time, ability, and inclination, but lack of
CodeWarrior. We can work out a loan. Personally, I have inclination
and CodeWarrior, but neither (really) time nor ability, though I'm
trying to work on it.
I don't suppose an 8-bit client is practical - I've never
heard of a C++ compiler to 8-bit target - but it would be really cool
to crack a block of keys on my Rainbow under CP/M-80. Sigh.
Does anybody have any positive/negative experience with
distributed.net that I should know about?
http://www.distributed.net/ for more info. Hit "statistics", pick a
project, and look for "mtapley at swri.edu" to see my meager
contributions so far, or go straight to
http://www.distributed.net/source/ to grab the public part of the
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