demo cd (was: Squeak for WinCE/x86?)
jase at dufair.org
Wed Aug 7 21:14:04 UTC 2002
Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote:
>On Wednesday 07 August 2002 16:15, Serge Stinckwich wrote:
>>[...] It could be nice to modify thid kind of CD
>>(it's based on Debian and we have already Squeak debian packages), in
>>order to have a live Squeak on CD. Nice to made demo everywhere ! I
>>dunno if it's possible to make a hybrid CD that work on both Power-PC
>>and i386 architecture ?
>You want a CD with Linux and Squeak that can boot on PowerPC machines
>and x86 ones? That doesn't make much sense: Squeak also runs on the Mac
>OS (9 and X) as well as Windows (95 and NT to XP). So you can make a
>single CD with a live Squeak (though having a read only changes file
>can have nasty side effects) that will run on all machines and OSes you
>might want to demo it on.
I think it makes perfect sense. It's a demo. All we'd have to do is
make sure it boots. Who cares what the OS (or of the bits, for that
matter) on the hard drive(s) of the machine is? If we cover x86 and
PPC, that only leaves out freaks running things like Acorns (sorry, Tim
As far as the read only changes file, maybe it can get copied to a RAM
disk. Hand someone a CD, have them pop it in and reboot, and there's
Squeak, ready to go. In fact, this may well be how I distribute
Dragonfly (my newly renamed media system), now that I think about it.
You supply the machine with a network connection (preferably in a
horizontal black case) and a floppy to store prefs, I supply a CD,
you've got an addition to your entertainment center.
Jason Dufair - jase at dufair.org
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