Squeak Xbox port

Swan, Dean Dean_Swan at Mitel.COM
Wed Apr 2 03:01:07 UTC 2003

Look at the original "It's Not a Game" post.  If it's just an April fool's joke, then somebody went to quite a bit of effort to hack up photos of Squeak with a torn apart X Box.  I've read some other posts elsewhere about hacking the X Box, so I don't think this was a hoax.

All they're doing is replacing the default Microsoft BIOS ROM with their own FLASH, and from that point on it's basically a PC.  Make a bootable Linux CD, and that's about the end of the story.

Keep in mind that the poster wasn't talking about Squeak booting on an un-hacked X Box.  That would require someone to pay the X Box tax to Microsoft, but it's still technically feasible.  I suspect (but I don't know for sure) that most X Box games run on some version of WinCE for x86.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andreas Raab [mailto:andreas.raab at gmx.de]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 8:54 PM
> To: nevin at smalltalkpro.com; squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org
> Subject: RE: Squeak Xbox port
> > I always assumed the announcement was just a silly April 1st Fools 
> > stupidity trick designed to suck time from folks who really 
> > don't have time to deal with April Fool's nonsense.
> Yup. Pretty sure it was just that. Still interesting to see 
> the discussions
> coming from there. How was that... this list is chatty?! 
> Guess that's right
> ;-)
> Cheers,
>   - Andreas

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