All this talk of Unix and other OSes...

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at
Sat Jun 13 17:58:41 CDT 2009

On Sat, 2009-06-13 at 14:35 -0500, blstuart at wrote:
> > Ofcourse, porting Inferno to Amiga would require quite a bit more
> > effort to also support graphics etc, the Amiga doesnt have character
> > modes, so you will have to implement a whole framebuffer and run a
> > console on top of that (linux fb originates from the m68k port for
> > exactly this reason).
> That does complicate things a bit.  However, if there's
> an RS-232 port on the machine, then you could use
> that for a console at least during initial development.
> And in principle, osinit.dis could initialize the graphics
> hardware and fire off the window manager, and you
> wouldn't need to write the emulation of a character
> mode.

Window manager?  It handles windows in hardware?  Because that doesn't
sound like something available on bare metal to me...


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